Error Spotting English Questions

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Directions (Q.1-5): Read this sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical mistake/error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. Mark the part with error as your answer. If there is no error, mark ‘No error’ as your answer. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any.)

1).After the cash-strapped corporation/expressed its inability to provide funds/for various developmental works, the office-bearers of the civic body started/lobbying at special financial and from state governments.
a) for various developmental works, the office-bearers of the civic body started
b) after the cash-strapped corporation
c) expressed its inability to provide funds
d) lobbying at special financial and from state governments
e) No error

Answer: d)
Explanation: It should read “lobby state government and special financial agencies”.

2).Three things are/essential for a start-up to succeed,/a product that is in demand,/a good team and as well a minimum expenditure.
a) A product that is in demand,
b) Essential for a start-up to succeed,
c) Three things are
d) A good team and as well a minimum expenditure
e) No error

Answer: d)
Explanation: Delete “as well”.

3).We all have/at some point of time in our lives/wondered if we are actually/being too nice to someone.
a) We all have at
b) Being too nice to someone
c) Wondered if we are actually
d) Some point of time in our lives
e) No error

Answer: a)
Explanation: It should read “we have all at”.

4).Anticipating a foggy winter,/the railway authorities have/decided to/cancel thirty trains.
a) Cancel thirty trains
b) Decide to
c) The railway authorities have
d) Anticipating a foggy winter
e) No error

Answer: e)
Explanation: No Error Found.

5).New business today/are increasing focusing on/introducing various perks and motivation programmes/to help retain employees.
a) Introducing various perks and motivation programmes
b) Are increasing focusing on
c) New business today
d) To help retain employees
e) No error

Answer: b)
Explanation: Substitute “increasing” with “increasingly”.

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