Error Detection for SBI/IBPS RRB 2018: 9 June

Error Detection for SBI/IBPS RRB 2018: 9 June

Error Detection for SBI/IBPS RRB 2018: 9 June

Directions (Q. 1-5): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any mistake/error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. Mark the part with the error as your answer. If there is no error, mark ‘No Error’ as your answer. (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)
1. After his term in the Department of Defence / he was appointed Secretary of Energy – / a job in which he strongly supported the use / of alternate sources of energy such as nuclear energy.
1) After his term in the Department of Defence    
2) he was appointed Secretary of Energy –
3) a job in which he strongly supported the use
4) of alternate sources of energy such as nuclear energy. 
5) No error
2. As GDP growth is half of what it / is just a few years ago, the country / desperately needs to cut red tape and improve / infrastructure to boost investment and growth.
1) As GDP growth is half of what it   
2) is just a few years ago, the country
3) desperately needs to cut red tape and improve    
4) infrastructure to boost investment and growth.
5) No error
3. When elections in the country are due shortly / people are determined to register as voters and to vote for / candidates based on their track record and the programmes / that they intend to implement for the betterment of the country.
1) When elections in the country are due shortly
2) people are determined to register as voters and to vote for
3) candidates based on their track record and the programmes
4) that they intend to implement for the betterment of the country,   
5) No error
4. At least a quarter of the World’s corals have lost / over the past twenty-five years and as climate change warms / the oceans the additional carbon dioxide will make / the water more acidic further destroying coral reefs.
1) At least a quarter of the world’s corals have lost
2) over the past twenty-five years and as climate change warms
3) the oceans the additional carbon dioxide will make
4) the water more acidic further destroying coral reefs.
5) No error
5. The Prime Minister’s speech laid out how / it is important to encourage female participated / in the economy yet the percentage of female lawmakers in / the lower house of parliament has fallen to 8 per cent.
1) The Prime Minister’s speech laid out how    
2) it is important to encourage female participated
3) in the economy yet the percentage of female lawmakers in
4) the lower house of parliament has fallen to 8 per cent.
5) No error

Answers:

  1. 4; Replace ‘alternate’ with ‘alternative’
  2. 2; Replace ‘is’ with ‘was’
  3. 1; Replace ‘When’ with ‘As’
  4. 1; Insert ‘been’ after ‘have’
  5. 2; Replace ‘participated’ with ‘participation’
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