English: Sentence Corrections Set 23 (SBI PO Mains Pattern)

Direction (1-10): In each question given below a sentence is given and is divided into three parts I, II and III. For each part a correction statement is also given. You have to determine which part requires correction and mark it as your answer.

  1. The immediate manifestation of the new policy was a “halt”/ in distributing $255 million military financial assistance to Islamabad, from the $1.1 bn /promised in 2015, until Pakistan proved its credentials on the terrorism front.
    i. The immediate manifestation of the new policy was a “pause”
    ii. in disbursing $255 million military financial assistance to Islamabad, from the $1.1 bn
    iii. promised in 2015, until Pakistan proved its credentials in the terrorism front.
    A) Only i
    B) Only ii
    C) Only iii
    D) Both i and ii
    E) Both ii and iii
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       Option D
  2. The ideal way forward would be for Pakistan to see the light but/ those shooting the shots are too deeply involved with the proxy guardians /in its regional policy for a draining of the swamp.
    i. The ideal way towards the front would be for Pakistan to see the light but
    ii. those calling the shots are too deeply involved with the proxy guardians
    iii. of its regional policy for a draining of the swamp.
    A) Only i
    B) Only ii
    C) All except i
    D) Only iii
    E) None of these
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       Option C
    Explanation:
    call the shot = to be in charge;
  3. To borrow a phrase from the open letter the US media wrote to Trump when/ he undertook office, for Pakistan the Trump presidency is for a maximum of eight years,/ if that; Pakistan’s interests in Afghanistan, on the other hand, are forever.
    i. To borrow a phrase from the open letter US media wrote to Trump when
    ii. he took office, for Pakistan the Trump presidency is for a maximum of eight years,
    iii. if that; Pakistan’s interests for Afghanistan, on the other hand, are forever.
    A) Only i
    B) Only ii
    C) Only iii
    D) All of these
    E) None of these
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       Option B
    Explanation:
    took = take hold of sth
  4. Trump speak about deepening the strategic partnership with India, but /couched India’s role in Afghanistan which is something owed to the US, because “India makes /billions of dollars in trade with the United States”.
    i. Trump spoke of deepening the strategic partnership with India, but
    ii. couched India’s role in Afghanistan as something owed to the US, because “India makes
    iii. billion of dollars in trade with the United States”.
    A) Only i
    B) All except iii
    C) Only iii
    D) All of these
    E) None of these
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       Option B
    Explanation:
    ‘but’ is preceded with ‘past tense  so it should be followed by past tense ‘spoke”; which is = as
  5. In the midst of numeros rape and other cases of discrimination and oppression /on the basis of gender and the discourses that ensure, the question that we as a society needs to ask us/ is: Why and how do so many people think of one gender as inferior to another?
    i. In the amidst of numerous rape and other cases of discrimination and oppression
    ii. on the basis of gender and the discourses that ensue, the question that we as a society need to ask ourselves
    iii.  is: Why and how does so many people think of one gender as inferior to another?
    A) Only i
    B) Only ii
    C) Only iii
    D) All of these
    E) None of these
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       Option B
    Explanation:
    ensue = result, ensure = to make sure; we proceeded by plural verb “need”; us = ourselves(possession)
  6. Perhaps the deepening of such a gendering of subjects has led to one of India’s premier universities,/ the University of Delhi, having Psychology Honours offered in most women’s colleges/ while boys wanting to study the subject are left with little choice.
    i. Perhaps the deepening of such a gendering of subjects had lead to one of India’s premier universities
    ii.  the University of Delhi, having Psychology Honours offers in most women’s colleges
    iii. while boys want to study the subject are left with little choice.
    A) Only i
    B) Only ii
    C) Only iii
    D) All except ii
    E) None of these
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       Option E
    Explanation: Sentence is correct in its given form.
  7. Feminism can be a powerful tool/ that lets children drop stereotypes that /they may hold and question those of others.
    i.Feminism could be a powerful tool
    ii.that lets children shed stereotypes that
    iii.they might hold and question those of others.
    A) Only i
    B) Only ii
    C) Both i and ii
    D) Both i and ii
    E) All except i
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       Option C
    Explanation:
    ‘could’ shows unfulfilled/desired action; shed(v) = discard; drop(v) = fall
  8. With increase in economic activity, natural capital assets/ are declining, directly effecting the quality of life and potentially/ giving rise to future inefficiencies to the economy.
    i. With increasing economic activity, natural capital assets
    ii. are on the decline, directly affecting the quality of life and potentially
    iii. giving rise to future inefficiencies in the economy.
    A) Only i
    B) Only ii
    C) Only iii
    D) Both i and ii
    E) All of these
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       Option E 
  9.  ‘Earth Overshoot Day’, a figurative calendar date when /humanity’s total annual resource consumption over the year overshoots the earth’s capacity/ to regenerate it, has proceeded every year at an alarming rate.
    i. ‘Earth Overshoot Day’, a figurative calendar date then
    ii. humanity’s total annual resource consumption for the year overshoots the earth’s capacity
    iii. to regenerate it, has advanced every year at an alarming rate.
    A) Only iii
    B) Both ii and iii
    C) Only ii
    D) All of these
    E) None of these
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       Option B
    Explanation:
    Sentence is talking about ‘one particular date’ so ‘for’ is correct; proceeded = begin a course of action & advance = progress
  10. Scientists had identified nine earth system processes /to have boundaries which mark the safe zones, beyond which there is/ a risk of ‘irreversible and abrupt change in environment’.
    i. Scientists have identified nine earth system processes
    ii.to have boundaries which marks the safe zones, beyond which there isto have boundaries which mark the safe zones, beyond which there is
    iii. a risk of ‘irreversible and abrupt environmental change’.
    A) Only i
    B) Only ii
    C) Both i and ii
    D) Both i and iii
    E) None of these
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       Option D
    Explanation:
    preceding sentence is in present form so ‘have’ is correct usage; ‘change in environment’ implies change in the living conditions and environmental change means changes related to our ecosystem or surroundings.

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9 Thoughts to “English: Sentence Corrections Set 23 (SBI PO Mains Pattern)”

  1. Soniya Nagpal

    It is not showing the answer of 1st question. Please tell

      1. mini

        mam explanation….plzz

  2. %%%

    mam please
    give explanation of this type of errer detection & cloze test …..because it will help more to clear my doubts…..

  3. Navyaaaa

    pre m bhi aate h kya aise :/

    1. Trisha

      similar questions came in sbi po mains 2017

  4. Jeevan

    jis option me change wai ans hai esame to

  5. jaga

    Explanation kuch samjh mai nahi arha.

  6. the walking dead

    provide explanation also…..otherwise it’s of no use

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