Spotting Errors in English Quiz

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1.New Delhi recently made human rights / in Balochistan an area of concern / following Pakistan all-out / intervention in Indian Kashmir.
1) New Delhi recently made human rights
2) in Balochistan an area of concern
3) following Pakistan all-out
4) intervention in Indian Kashmir.
5) No error

Answer – 3)
Explanation : It should be Pakistan’s instead of Pakistan .

2.It is not just unions whom / are worried, Former governors / YV Reddy and Bimal Jalan / have also expressed concern.
1) It is not just unions whom
2) are worried, Former governors
3) YV Reddy and Bimal Jalan
4) have also expressed concern.
5) No error

Answer – 1)

Explanation : Replace “whom” with “who”
Whom should be used to refer to the object of a verb or preposition. When in doubt, try this simple trick: If you can replace the word with “he”’ or “’she,” use who. If you can replace it with “him” or “her,” use whom.

3.India need strong not weak / institutions, and RBI should / not be treated as a wing / of the finance ministry.
1) India need strong not weak
2) institutions, and RBI should
3) not be treated as a wing
4) of the finance ministry.
5) No error

Answer – 1)
Explanation : Replace “need” with “needs”

4.Its job is to not just control / inflation but also be the first / line of defence against / macroeconomic instability.
1) Its job is to not just control
2) inflation but also be the first
3) line of defence against
4) macroeconomic instability.
5) No error

Answer – 5)
Explanation : No error
Given sentence is correct.

5.Unlike central banks / in developed markets, / RBI’s functions span / an even wider range.
1) Unlike central banks
2) in developed markets,
3) RBI’s functions span
4) an even wider range.
5) No error

Answer – 5)
Explanation : No error
Given sentence is correct.

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