COMMON ERRORS

Directions (1-5): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (5). i.e. ‘No error’. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any.

  1. The International Telecommunications Unit (ITU) calculates (a)/ an ICT (Information and Communicat- ions Technology) Development Index (IDI)for 175 countries, (b)/ using them to monitor (c)/ technology developments worldwide. (d)/ No error (e)
  2. Based on India’s IDI data, internet access still represents a problem: (a)/ the country is ranked 138 worldwide, (b)/ behind nations (example, Gabon, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe) that rank significantly lower (c)/on economic and human development. (d)/ No error (e)
  3. The problem lies in high inequality (a)/ between computerised megacities and large unconnected peripheries: (b)/ this relegates many rural and tribal communities to isolation, (c)/ makes it hard to enter the digital space. (d)/ No error (e)
  4. Ultimate, (a)/ the dichotomy between the aspirations of a poor nation (b)/ and those of its elite political class (c) is worrying and it undermines democracy and its basic tenets. (d)/ No error (e)
  5. A healthy flow of ideas and perspectives keep a democracy alive (a)/. The annual union budget is just the opportunity to exploit this flow. (b)/ When a government systematically shuns (c)/ expert opinion and does only what is politically expedient, we all lose. (d)/ No error                                         ANSWER                                                                                                                                                           1 c. Replace them with it. 2 e. No error. 3 d– Replace makes with making. 4 a. Replace Ultimate with Ultimately  5 a. Replace keep with keeps.

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