English : Error Spotting for SBI PO Set 19

Direction: In each question below you have to identify which statement contains error and mark it as your option.

  1. The Canadian penny (1)/ has been eliminated (2)/ because it is a waste (3)/ of both money or time. (4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option D
    Explanation
    : or=>and ; due to use of both, and should be used.
  2. Banks keep cash in reserve (1)/ both to satisfy regulatory requirements (2)/ and to meet its obligations to (3)/ customers, creditors and each other. (4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option C
    Explanation
    : its => their ; subject- banks
  3. Recently, all she heard (1)/ from her friends (2)/ was long lectures (3)/ about her careless. (4)
    A) 1
    B) 4
    C) 3
    D) Both 3 and 4
    E) No Error
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    Option D
    Explanation
    : (3) was=>were (long lectures) ; (4) careless=>carelessness
  4. They were busy exchanging glances (1)/ and trying to understand (2)/ what the other felt (3)/ without the use of words. (4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option C
    Explanation
    : (3) felt => was feeling (past perfect continuous)
  5. Swati tried everything (1)/ below the sun (2)/ in the first year (3)/ after graduating.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option B
    Explanation
    : under the sun – in existence (Swati tried everything that existed)
  6. For those (1)/ who try to listen (2)/, silence speaks (3)/ louder than words.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option E
    Explanation
    : Sentence is Error Free
  7. The taxi drivers at the (1)/ airport started assault (2)/ them for a ride (3)/and they brushed him off. (4)
    A) 2 and 3
    B) 2 and 4
    C) 3 and 4
    D) Only 2
    E) No Error
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    Option B
    Explanation
    : (2) assault=> assaulting ; (4)him=>them (subject- drivers)
  8. When they realize that (1)/ they were going to get late (2)/, they finally made their way (3)/ to the receptionist′s desk. (4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option A
    Explanation
    : realize=>realized
  9. Once Shweta had any (1)/ tetra-packed fruit juice and toast (2)/ , she had enough energy (3)/ to go out and continue her work. (4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option A
    Explanation
    : any=>some
  10. India is set to make further changes (1)/ in its overseas investment regime, scrapped the need for (2)/ approvals in sectors where licences is also required, (3)/ such as defence, telecom and broadcasting, eliminating one layer completely from the process. (4)
    A) Both 1 and 4
    B) Both 1 and 3
    C) Both 1 and 4
    D) Both 2 and 3
    E) Both 3 and 4
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    Option D
    Explanation
    : (2) scrapped=>scrapping ; (3) is=>are (licenses)

 

 

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