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Part Errors (Grammar): Test-14

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Question 1
Identify the error in the sentence given below.
A
The games scheduled to be held in the State
B
have been plunged into crisis just two months prior the
C
opening ceremony by allegations of corruption,
D
shoddy workman- ship and delays in handing over venues.
E
No error
Question 1 Explanation: 
The preposition ‘to’ is missing in the second part of the sentence. Is should be ‘..just two months prior to the..’ and not ‘.. just two months prior the..’.
Question 2
Identify the error in the sentence given below.
A
It is only now
B
sixty years after independence. that
C
lndiais learning how to negotiating
D
the competing demands of power and justice
E
No error
Question 2 Explanation: 
Generally, when a word is preceded by’ to’, we use the infinitive form of a verb. Hence, in the third part of the sentence, the dictionary form (Infinitive form) of the word ‘negotiate’ needs to be used.
Question 3
Identify the error in the sentence given below.
A
District police arrested
B
a gang of notorious robbers
C
who were planning to strike at
D
a house in the vicinity
E
No error
Question 3 Explanation: 
In the given case, part-3 is incorrect. Instead of using the pronoun ‘who’ for gang, we need to use the pronoun ‘which’, since the pronoun is used for the collective noun (gang) and not individual members.
Question 4
Identify the error in the sentence given below.
A
The court has asked the authorities
B
to take appropriate steps to restore natural water re- sources
C
so that the problem of water shortage
D
in the state can be solved.
E
No error
Question 4 Explanation: 
No error.
Question 5
Identify the error in the sentence given below.
A
The poor experience in
B
neighboring countries which have implemented
C
food stamp programmes should serve as
D
a deterrent on our country.
E
No error
Question 5 Explanation: 
The word deterrent agrees with the preposition ‘to’. Therefore, instead of ‘..deterrent on our..’, it should be ‘..deterrent to our..’ in the third part of the sentence.
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