QOTD | English Language | Vocabulary Error Spotting

2019-09-24 | Team PendulumEdu

In the given question, three words are printed in bold, one of which may be wrongly spelled or inappropriate in the context of the sentence. Choose the inappropriate word. If all the words printed in bold are correctly spelt and are also appropriate in the context of the sentence, mark (D), i.e., ‘All are correct’ as your answer.

Anxiety, sadness, emotional turmoil, and feelings of inadequacy, especially among ecology experts working at the frontline of affected ecosystems.


A. Emotional

B. Inadequacy

C. Ecology

D. Frontline

E. All are correct


 The word, “ecology (option C)” meaning, “the branch of biology that deals with the relations of organisms to one another and their physical surroundings” is incorrectly used in the above sentence.

The correct word to be used is “ecological” derived from “ecology,” which means, “relating to the environment.” The word “ecological” fits the sentence without changing its meaning or tense.

All the other options are spelled and used correctly, and the sentence is grammatically and contextually correct. We can, therefore, eliminate the other options.

Hence, (C) is the correct answer.

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