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LIC AAO Prelims: English Memory Based Questions (Error Spotting)

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Question 1

Direction: The following question carries a statement with four highlighted words. The words are denoted by (A), (B), (C) and (D). One of these words may either be misspelt or incorrect in the given context. Identify the incorrect word. If all of the words are correct, mark option E, ‘All correct’ as your answer.
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By created (A)/ the most precise (B)/ lunar gravity (C)/ map, scientists (D) hope to find out what is beneath the lunar surface.

Question 2

Direction: The following question carries a statement with four highlighted words. The words are denoted by (A), (B), (C) and (D). One of these words may either be misspelt or incorrect in the given context. Identify the incorrect word. If all of the words are correct, mark option E, ‘All correct’ as your answer.
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The more scarce (A)/ any collecteble (B)/ item is, the higher (C)/ the price (D)/ tends to be.

Question 3

Direction: In the given sentence, some words are printed in bold, one of which may either be wrongly spelt or inappropriate in the context. Choose that word as the answer. If all the words printed in bold are correct, mark E i.e. ‘All are correct’ as the answer.
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That old modal (1) you saw is quite devoted (2) to you and I had to tell him all about you - who you are, about your residence (3), your income (4), what prospects you have.

Question 4

Direction: In the following question, a sentence with four words printed in bold is given. The words are numbered as (1), (2), (3) and (4). One of these four words may be either misspelt or inappropriate in the context of the sentence. Find out the word which is wrongly spelt or inappropriate. The number of that word is your answer. If all the words printed in bold are both correctly spelt and appropriate in the context of the sentence, mark option E, i.e., ‘All correct’, as your answer.
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Mr. White looked (1) up sharply, (2) just in time to intercept (3) a knowing glanse (4) between the mother and son.

Question 5

Direction: Read the following sentence to find out if there is any error in it. The option containing the part of the sentence containing an error, is the answer. If the given sentence is correct as it is, mark 'No error’ as the answer. Ignore the errors of punctuation if any.
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Forest personnel are (1)/ cutting down trees that pose a threat (2)/ to the road user (3)/ and villagers in the Nilgiris. (4)

Question 6

Direction: Read the sentence to find out whether there is an error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number corresponding to that part will be your answer. If the given sentence is correct as it is, mark the answer as 'No error'. Ignore the errors of punctuation if any.
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You should not have discuss (1)/ the matter (2)/ with friends who are likely (3)/ to find it offensive. (4)

Question 7

Direction: Read the following sentence to find out if there is any error in it. The option containing the part of the sentence containing an error, is the answer. If the given sentence is correct as it is, mark 'No error’ as the answer. Ignore the errors of punctuation if any.
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The boy attempted the questions (1)/ so well (2)/ that his teacher were exceedingly (3)/ pleased at him. (4)

Question 8

Direction: Read the sentence to find out whether there is an error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number corresponding to that part will be your answer. If the given sentence is correct as it is, mark the answer as ‘No error’. Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any.
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The war caused not only (1)/ destruction and death but (2)/ also gave rise to generations of hatred (3)/ between the two communities. (4)

Question 9

Direction: Read the sentence to find out whether there is an error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number corresponding to that part will be your answer. If the given sentence is correct as it is, mark the answer as ‘No error’. Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any.
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Results founding that boys not only (1)/ play more than girls, but (2)/ also start earlier, an outcome that (3)/ could be clearly related to a cultural influence. (4)
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