English - Errors In Usage

A. The main problem with the notion of price discrimination is that it is not always a bad thing, but that it is the monopolist who has the power to decide who is charged what price. B. The main problem with the notion of price discrimination is not that it is always a bad thing, it is the monopolist who has the power to deide who is charged what price. C. The main problem with the notion of price discrimination is not that it is always a bad thing, but that it is the monopolist who has the power to decide who is charged what price. D. The main problem with the notion of price discrimination is not it is always a bad thing, but that it is the monopolist who has the power to decide who is charged what price.

A.  A

B.  B

C.  C

D.  D

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C



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A———of guides surrounded me, all offering their services to ———me around the temple.

A.  Flock; tour

B.  gaggle; escort

C.  Bundle; guide

D.  multitude; chase

E.  Huddle; follow

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gaggle; escort



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I have bought this house in 1970 for Rs.Two lakhs.

A.  had bought

B.  bought

C.  have been bought

D.  no improvement

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bought



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The underlying physica1 principles that control the midair gyrations of divers and gymnasts are the same as the body orientation controlling astronauts in a weightless environment

A.  as the body orientation controlling

B.  as the body orientation which controls

C.  as those controlling the body orientation of

D.  ones to control the body orientation of

E.  ones used in controlling the body orientation of

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as those controlling the body orientation of



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It may someday be worthwhile to try to recover uranium from seawater, but at present this process is prohibitively expensive

A.  It may someday be worthwhile to try to recover uranium from seawater

B.  Someday, it may be worthwhile to try and recover uranium from seawater

C.  Trying to recover uranium out of seawater may someday be worthwhile

D.  To try for the recovery of uranium out of seawater may someday be worthwhile

E.  Recovering uranium from seawater may be worthwhile to try to do someday

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It may someday be worthwhile to try to recover uranium from seawater



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Having laid the magazine on the desk, she went out the door.

A.  laid

B.  on

C.  went out

D.  the

E.  No Error

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No Error



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A 1972 agreement between Canada and the United States reduced the amount of phosphates that municipalities had been allowed to dump into the Great Lakes.

A.  reduced the amount of phosphates that municipalities had been allowed to dump

B.   reduced the phosphate amount that municipalities had been dumping

C.  reduces the phosphate amount municipalities have been allowed to dump

D.  reduced the amount of phosphates that municipalities are allowed to dump

E.  reduces the amount of phosphates allowed for dumping by municipalities

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reduced the amount of phosphates that municipalities had been allowed to dump



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The judge ruled that the evidence was inadmissible on the grounds that it was not___to the issue at hand

A.  useful

B.  germane

C.  manifest

D.  inchoate

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germane



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Trisha could not solve the problem at all and was at her wit’s ending.

A.  her wit’s end

B.  the wit ends

C.  her witty end

D.  the wit end

E.  No correction required

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her wit’s end



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It was us who had left before he arrived.

A.  we who had left before time he had arrived.

B.  us who had went before he arrived.

C.  us who had went before had arrived.

D.  we who had left before he arrived.

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we who had left before he arrived.



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The MP rose up to say that, in her opinion, she thought the Women's Reservation Bill should be passed on unanimously.

A.  rose to say that she thought the Women's Reservation Bill should be passed

B.  rose up to say that, the Women's Reservation Bill should be passed on

C.  rose to say that, in her opinion, she thought that the Women's Reservation Bill should be passed.

D.  rose to say that, in her opinion, the Women's Reservation Bill should be passed on

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rose to say that she thought the Women's Reservation Bill should be passed



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Since the advent of cable television, at the beginning of this decade, the entertainment industry took a giant stride forward in our country.

A.  this decade saw the entertainment industry 'taking

B.  this decade, the entertainment industry has taken

C.  this decade, the entertainment industry had taken

D.  this decade, the entertainment industry took

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this decade, the entertainment industry has taken



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His mother made great sacrifices to educate him, moving house or three occasions, and severing the  thread on her loom's shuttle whenever Mencius  neglected his lesson to make him understand the need to persevere.

A.  severing the thread on the loom's shuttle whenever Mencium neglected his lessons to make him understand the need to persevere.

B.  severed the thread on her loom's shuttle whenever Mencius neglected his lessons to make him understand the need to persevere.

C.  severed the thread on her loom's shuttle whenever Mencius neglected his lessons to make him understand the need for preserving.

D.  severing the thread on her loom's shuttle whenever Mencius' neglected his lessons, to make them understand the need to persevere.

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severing the thread on the loom's shuttle whenever Mencium neglected his lessons to make him understand the need to persevere.



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If you are on a three-month software design project and in two weeks you've put together a programme that solves Part of the problem, show it to your boss without delay.

A.  and, you've put together a programme that solves part of the problem in two weeks

B.  and, two weeks, you have put together a programme that solves part of the problem

C.  and, you've put together a programme that has solved part of the problem in two weeks

D.  and, in two weeks you put together a programme that solved only part of the problem

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and, two weeks, you have put together a programme that solves part of the problem



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Bacon believes that the medical profession should be permitted to ease and quicken death where the end would otherwise only delay for a new days and at the cost of great pain:

A.  be delayed for a few days

B.  be delayed for a few days and

C.  be otherwise only delayed for a few days and

D.  otherwise only delay for a few days and

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be otherwise only delayed for a few days and



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Rahul Bajaj did a great job by taking his company to a dominant position but it is time he let go of the reins.

A.  But it is time he let go of the reins

B.  However it is time that he stepped down.

C.  It is perhaps an opportune moment to quit.

D.  But it is just as well that he calls it a day.

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But it is time he let go of the reins



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This government may promise autonomy to the navaratnas but there is no telling what the subsequent one will do.

A.  There is no telling what the future will do.

B.  There is no telling what the subsequent one will do.

C.   It is not clear whether its successors will do the same.

D.  Nobody can be sure that subsequent governments will adhere to that policy.

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There is no telling what the subsequent one will do.



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Attracted by the rich pickings, expensive private schools are blooming all over the place.

A.  Blooming all over the place.

B.  Sprouting shoots over the horizon.

C.  Fast dotting the landscape.

D.  Mushrooming across the country.

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Mushrooming across the country.



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Drawing inferences from real life can be quite erogenous.

A.  Be quite erroneous.

B.  Be quite erogenous.

C.  Inevitably be erroneous.

D.  Be errorful.

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Be quite erroneous.



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Hawking asks us to accept that one distinct possibility of the future of the universe is that it will return to its beginning - ten million years back.

A.  To its fetal position.

B.  Ten million years back.

C.  A cycle of truly cosmic proportions

D.  To pre-life ear.

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To pre-life ear.



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The article is a continuation of the series on mew projects under planning and implementation in India

A.   Series of new projects under planning and implementation in India.

B.   Series on new projects under planning and implementation in India.

C.   Series of articles published on new projects under planning and implementation in India.

D.   Article on new project under planning and implementation in India.

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Series on new projects under planning and implementation in India.



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British Airspace has been focusing on building European links.

A.   stressing on building European links

B.  focusing on forging European links

C.  pursuing ways of building European connectivity

D.  concentrating on creating European links

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concentrating on creating European links



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In the first half of the twentieth century intellectual generally assumed  that economic  and sociological modernization was leading  to the decay of religion as a determinant in human existence 

A.   Decay of religion as a determinant.

B.  Withering away of religion as the significant element.

C.  Humanization of religion as a determinant.

D.  Debasement of religion as an important issue.

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Decay of religion as a determinant.



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At the rate at which India’s population is growing, it is destined to be on collision course

A.   Destined to be

B.   Bound to be

C.   Meant to be

D.  Intended to be

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Bound to be



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I think Mukesh had something very useful to say however, he was unable to communicate his viewpoint to skeptical audience.

A.   He did not change the minds of a knowledgeable public.

B.  The people were willing to accept his views.

C.  He failed to convince a suspicious congregation

D.  He could not convince the doubting audience.

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He could not convince the doubting audience.



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Victory is everything in the Indian universe and Tendulkar will be expected to translate his genius in batting into the captaincy. To contemplate other options is to contemplate the risk of failure.

A.   To contemplate other options is to contemplate the risk of failure.

B.  Failure is not an option.

C.  All other options have the potential for failure.

D.  Unrealistic options invite the threat of failure.

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To contemplate other options is to contemplate the risk of failure.



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Whatever be the experience of the other funds, the Unit Trust of India decision will put pressure on them to convert their closed schemes into open ones. Investors must evaluate future offerings from the other funds on that basis.

A.  must evaluate future offerings from the other funds on that basis.

B.  should hereafter gauge such offerings keeping such rationale in mind.

C.  reckon with such offerings upon such expectations.

D.  ought to carefully scan potential offerings on that logic.

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must evaluate future offerings from the other funds on that basis.



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Dieters who regain weight usually think flattening their fummies means giving up all their favourite fattening foods. In fact most diet winners still eat doughnuts and pizza but they do so with equanimity.

A.  but they do so soberly.

B.  but in moderation.

C.  but they do so with a sense of judiciousness.

D.  but they do so with equanimity.

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but in moderation.



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Find the wrongly spelt word in the below

A.  Preposterous

B.  Disasterous

C.  Murderous

D.  Onerous

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Correct Answer :

Disasterous



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I have seen much of the plays of Shakespeare acted.

A.  a few

B.  many

C.  most

D.  no improvement

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Correct Answer :

many



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