English Quiz for SBI Clerk Prelims 2016 - Set 3

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Directions (Q. 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 will be the answer. If there is no error, the answer is 5), ie ‘No error’. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any.)

1. It was an evening of 1)/fun and frolic as the city’s glitterati 2)/and high-profile businessmen made sure 3)/ that they didn’t miss the show. 4)/No error 5)

Solutions - No error 

2. Results founding that boys not only 1)/play more than girls, but 2)/they start earlier, an outcome that 3)/could be clearly related to a cultural influence. 4)/No error 5)

Solutions -  Replace 'founding' with 'find'.

3. Videogames may not 1)/necessarily adversely affect 2)/ the academic results in children 3)/ contrary to most parents’s perception. 4)/ No error 5)

Solutions - Replace 'in' with 'of'. 

4. Celebrities showed their childlike side 1)/yesterday, as most of them turn up wearing 2)/cartoon T-shirts for the screening of 3)/the latest animated film in town. 4)/No error 5)

Solutions -  Replace 'turn up ' with 'turned up'.

5. The study focusing exclusively to 1)/critically ill children found that children with chronic illnesses, 2)/especially respiratory illnesses, are most likely, 3)/to develop influenza that requires critical care. 4)/ No error 5)

Solutions - Replace 'to' with 'on'. 

Directions (Q. 6–10): Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below each statement should replace the phrase given in bold in the following sentence to make the sentence grammatically meaningful and correct. If the sentence is correct as it is and ‘No correction is required”, mark (5) as the answer.

6. The corruption charges were a huge blow to his reputation and his business suffered to a great extent.
1) his business suffers to
2) his business suffered on
3) his business suffering to
4) his business suffers on
5) No correction required

7. Airline companies pay nearly 25 billion dollars for their right of fly over the countries other than their parent country.
1) their right to fly
2) their right in flying
3) their right to flying
4) there right to flight
5) No correction required

8. When he fell down the ditch, he shouted with all his might so that to catch someone’s attention.
1) such that to catch
2) so as to catch
3) so that to catching
4) so then to catch
5) No correction required

9. To disparity between the earnings of the poor and the rich has widen in the last few decades.
1) have widen in
2) has widened on
3) have widened in
4) has widened in
5) No correction required

10. Instead of teaching abstracted concepts, the new and improved textbooks tell stories of real people so that the children can identify with the characters.
1) In spite of teaching abstracted
2) Instead of taught abstract
3) Instead of teaching abstract
4) Inspite of taught abstract
5) No correction required


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  2. Ami Sourav
  3. Roger Federer


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