Error Detection: Exercise-1



Directions: Read each sentence carefully to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it.The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. Select the part with the error as your answer. If there is no error, choose option (5) as your answer. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any.)


  1. In India working woman lead a life of dual responsibilities if they are married and have a family.

    1. In India working woman
    2. lead a life of dual responsibilities
    3. if they are married
    4. and have a family
    5. No error


Answer: (a) In India working woman

Solution: "Women" should be used instead of the "woman".

  1. Though, she has aptitude in mathematics, I won't allow her to take it up as a subject of study for the master's degree because I know the labour involved will tell upon her health.

    1. Though, she has aptitude
    2. in mathematics, I won't allow
    3. her to take it up as a subject of study for the master's degree
    4. because I know the labour involved will tell upon her health.
    5. No error


Answer: (b) in mathematics, I won't allow

Solution: "For mathematics, I won't allow" should be used instead of "in mathematics, I won't allow".

  1. The RBI has proposed to introduce polymer notes after taking into considering the cost and longevity associated with their manufacturing.

    1. The RBI has proposed to introduce
    2. polymer notes after taking into considering
    3. the cost and longevity
    4. associated with their manufacturing.
    5. No error


Answer: (b) polymer notes after taking into considering

Solution: Here, "polymer notes after taking into consideration" should be used instead of "polymer notes after taking into considering".

  1. Over the next five years the government needs to invest at less 350 billion dollars in rural infrastructure.

    1. Over the next five years
    2. the government needs to invest
    3. at less 350 billion dollars
    4. in rural infrastructure.
    5. No error


Answer: (c) at less 350 billion dollars

Solution: "at least 350 billion dollars" should be used instead of "at less 350 billion dollars".

  1. Money from poor countries is flowing into richer ones in large part due to the active purchase of foreign assets by central banks.

    1. Money from poor countries
    2. is flowing into richer ones
    3. in large part due to the active purchase
    4. of foreign assets by central banks.
    5. No error


Answer: (c) in large part due to the active purchase

Solution: "in large amount due to the active purchase" should be used instead of "in large part due to the active purchase".



  1. The pledges that countries are making to battle climate change will still result in the world heating up by more than six degree celsius.

    1. The pledges that countries
    2. are making to battle climate change
    3. will still result in the world
    4. heating up by more than six degree celsius.
    5. No error


Answer: (d) heating up by more than six degree celsius.

Solution: "warming up by more than six degree celsius" should be used instead of "heating up by more than six degree celsius".

  1. When it come to helping one another, it turns out that some fish are better at it then previously thought.

    1. When it come to helping
    2. one another, it turns out
    3. that some fish are better
    4. at it then previously thought.
    5. No error


Answer: (a) When it come to helping

Solution: "When it comes to helping" should be used instead of "When it come to helping".

  1. Every child in our country has the right to ecquire quality primary and secondary education.

    1. Every child in our
    2. country has the right
    3. to ecquire quality
    4. primary and secondary education.
    5. No error


Answer: (e) No error

Solution: No error.

  1. The club members are socially responsible and take part in variety volunteering activities.

    1. The club members are
    2. socially responsible and
    3. take part in
    4. variety volunteering activities.
    5. No error


Answer: (d) variety volunteering activities.

Solution: Here, "a variety of volunteer activities" should be used instead of "variety volunteering activities".

  1. On Sunday night, a rare astronomical phenomenon will have produce a moon that will appear slightly bigger than usual and have a reddish hue.

    1. On Sunday night,
    2. a rare astronomical phenomenon will have produce
    3. a moon that will appear slightly bigger
    4. than usual and have a reddish hue.
    5. No error


Answer: (b) a rare astronomical phenomenon will have produce

Solution: Here, "a rare astronomical phenomenon will produce" should be used instead of "a rare astronomical phenomenon will have produce".




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Exercise-1

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