English: Sentence Corrections Set 79 (SBI PO Mains Pattern)

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

  1. As it happens, I welcome Blair’s intervention, due to it offers a moment of political clarity. It is Blair and his key allies now agitating for a new breakaway party. / Blair the man epitomises why such a formation would look like. / Beholden to the wealthy and powerful, including the headchoppers of Riyadh. During the 2015 Labour leadership contest, Blair declared that he would not want Labour to win on a leftwing platform even if he thought that was electorally viable.
    a. As it happens, I welcome Blair’s intervention, because it offers a moment of political clarity. It is Blair and his key allies now agitating for a new breakaway party.
    b. Blair the man epitomises what such a formation would look like.
    c. Beholden to the wealthy and powerful, including the headchoppers of Riyadh. During the 2015 Labour leadership contest, Blair declared that he will not want Labour to win on a leftwing platform even if he thought that was electorally viable.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only c
    All are Correct
    Option A
    The Sentence is:- As it happens, I welcome Blair’s intervention, because it offers a moment of political clarity. It is Blair and his key allies now agitating for a new breakaway party. Blair the man epitomises what such a formation would look like. Beholden to the wealthy and powerful, including the headchoppers of Riyadh. During the 2015 Labour leadership contest, Blair declared that he would not want Labour to win on a leftwing platform even if he thought that was electorally viable.

     

  2. The real question that should mark the 10th anniversary of the financial crash is the moral one: what was finance for, / what was investment for, what was corporate activity for, in 2008, and what was it for now? So far, analyses have focused on two dimensions of the crisis. / First, whether enough was subsequently done, in terms of new regulation and technical fixes such as ringfencing the banks, to prevent a repeat meltdown.
    a. The real question that should mark the 10th anniversary of the financial crash is a moral one: what was finance for,
    b. what was investment for, what was corporate activity for, in 2008, and what is it for now? So far, analyses have focused on two dimensions of the crisis.
    c. First, whether enough is subsequently done, in terms of new regulation and technical fixes such as ringfencing the banks, to prevent a repeat meltdown.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only b
    All are Correct
    Option A
    The Sentence is:- The real question that should mark the 10th anniversary of the financial crash is a moral one: what was finance for, what was investment for, what was corporate activity for, in 2008, and what is it for now? So far, analyses have focused on two dimensions of the crisis. First, whether enough was subsequently done, in terms of new regulation and technical fixes such as ringfencing the banks, to prevent a repeat meltdown.

     

  3. Alex Salmond and Jeremy Corbyn may seem strange political bedfellows. / But the movements with which each is associated have something in common. Each is sustained in part by powerful myths, / turbo-charged by social media, from betrayal and conspiracy. If things went right for their movements, they say the people have spoken.
    a. Alex Salmond and Jeremy Corbyn might seem strange political bedfellows.
    b. But the movements with which every is associated have something in common. Each is sustained in part by powerful myths,
    c. turbo-charged by social media, of betrayal and conspiracy. If things go right for their movements, they say the people have spoken.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only c
    All are Correct
    Option D
    The Sentence is:- Alex Salmond and Jeremy Corbyn may seem strange political bedfellows. But the movements with which each is associated have something in common. Each is sustained in part by powerful myths, turbo-charged by social media, of betrayal and conspiracy. If things go right for their movements, they say the people have spoken. But if things go wrong, their supporters’ first response is too often to cry foul.

     

  4. Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel stated that this summer that “when the generation that survived the war is no longer here, / we’ll find out if we have learned from history”. As such a Polish Jew born in 1925, who survived the Warsaw ghetto, / lost my family in the Holocaust, served in a special operations unit of the Polish underground, the Home Army, and fought in the Warsaw uprising of 1944, I know what it means to be at the sharp end of European history – and I fear that the battle to draw the right lessons from that time is in danger of being lost.
    a. Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel stated this summer that “when the generation that survived the war is no longer here,
    b. we’ll find out whether we have learned from history”. As a Polish Jew born in 1925, who survived the Warsaw ghetto,
    c. lost my family in the Holocaust, served in a special operations unit of the Polish underground, the Home Army, and fight in the Warsaw uprising of 1944, I knew what it means to be at the sharp end of European history – and I fear that the battle to draw the right lessons from that time is in danger of being lost.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only c
    All are Correct
    Option A
    The Sentence is:- Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel stated this summer that “when the generation that survived the war is no longer here, we’ll find out whether we have learned from history”. As a Polish Jew born in 1925, who survived the Warsaw ghetto, lost my family in the Holocaust, served in a special operations unit of the Polish underground, the Home Army, and fought in the Warsaw uprising of 1944, I know what it means to be at the sharp end of European history – and I fear that the battle to draw the right lessons from that time is in danger of being lost.

     

  5. I’m running as a Green candidate in the Bavarian state elections on 14 October 2018. This is completely new for me. For over a decade I worked as a news anchor and financial journalist in London. / But in 2016 my husband and me decided to move the family base back to Germany and settle in a village just outside Munich, a two-hour drive from where I were born. / That year was also the year of Brexit and Trump, which make me realise I want to get involved, and not just be a detached observer.
    a. I’m swaggering as a Green candidate in the Bavarian state elections on 14 October 2018. This is completely new for me. For about a decade I worked as a news anchor and financial journalist in London.
    b. But in 2016 my husband and I decided to move the family base back to Germany and settle in a village just outside Munich, a two-hour drive from where I was born.
    c. That year was also the year of Brexit and Trump, which made me realise I wanted to get involved, and not just be a detached observer.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only
    All are Correct
    Option B
    The Sentence is:- I’m running as a Green candidate in the Bavarian state elections on 14 October 2018. This is completely new for me. For over a decade I worked as a news anchor and financial journalist in London. But in 2016 my husband and I decided to move the family base back to Germany and settle in a village just outside Munich, a two-hour drive from where I was born. That year was also the year of Brexit and Trump, which made me realise I wanted to get involved, and not just be a detached observer.

     

  6. I benefited from the European Union, studied its shortcomings and achievements, yet it has always seemed to be a give. / But 23 June 2016 changed everything. On the morning of Britain’s vote to leave the EU I was on the phone to my partner, Andrea Venzon, and felt devastated. I grew up in France and studied law in the UK. / Andrea and I had always planned to go to London few day. It just made sense: I’m French, he’s Italian, and we’d first met there.
    a. I benefited from the European Union, studied its shortcomings and achievements, yet it had always seemed to be a given.
    b. But 23 June 2016 has changed everything. On the morning of Britain’s vote to leave the EU I was on the phone to my partner, Andrea Venzon, and felt devastated. I grew up in France and studied law in the UK.
    c. Andrea and I had always planned to move to London some day. It just made sense: I’m French, he’s Italian, and we’d first met there.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only b
    All are Correct
    Option C
    The Sentence is:- Before Brexit I never thought deeply about Europe. I benefited from the European Union, studied its shortcomings and achievements, yet it had always seemed to be a given. But 23 June 2016 changed everything. On the morning of Britain’s vote to leave the EU I was on the phone to my partner, Andrea Venzon, and felt devastated. I grew up in France and studied law in the UK. Andrea and I had always planned to move to London some day. It just made sense: I’m French, he’s Italian, and we’d first met there.

     

  7. A queue was already formed by the time Isaac Oti turned over for work before dawn that May morning. / He came back a couple of hours later and – “boom!” People were spilling out of Queen Mary college, past the gates, past the engineering faculty. / They were standing for on the road three or four dip, almost reaching the tube station.
    a. A queue was already forming by the time Isaac Oti turned up for work before dawn that May morning.
    b. He came back a couple of hour later and – “boom!” People were spilling out of Queen Mary college, passed the gates, past the engineering faculty.
    c. They were standing out on the road three or four deep, almost reaching the tube station.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only b
    All are Correct
    Option C
    The Sentence is:- A queue was already forming by the time Isaac Oti turned up for work before dawn that May morning. He came back a couple of hours later and – “boom!” People were spilling out of Queen Mary college, past the gates, past the engineering faculty. They were standing out on the road three or four deep, almost reaching the tube station.

     

  8. The neighbourhood officially ranks among the most deprived 3% in England. /residents suffer from some of the worst health and education statistics in the country. /Jones, a community worker, can tell you the consequences: families that have never worked; households deep in debt; adults who can’t read.
    a. The neighbourhood officially ranked among the most deprived 3% in England.
    b. residents suffers of some of the worst health and education statistics in the country.
    c. Jones, a community worker, will tell you the consequences: families that has never worked; households deep in debt; adults who can’t read.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only b
    None of these
    Option E
    The Sentence is:- The neighbourhood officially ranks among the most deprived 3% in England. Its residents suffer from some of the worst health and education statistics in the country. Jones, a community worker, can tell you the consequences: families that have never worked; households deep in debt; adults who can’t read.

     

  9. After Mikhaila and me chat, I kick things over with a trip to the supermarket. / When I thought of an all-beef diet, a steady stream of steak had come to mind./ But Mikhaila says she kept costs down by buying beef ribs and plenty of ground beef. She cooks the ribs, keeps the fat, then uses that fat to cook the ground beef.
    a. After Mikhaila and I chat, I kick things off with a trip to the supermarket.
    b. When me thought of an all-beef diet, a steady stream of steak had come to mind.
    c. But Mikhaila said she kept cost down by buying beef ribs and plenty of ground beef. She cooks the ribs, keeps the fat, then uses that fat to cook the ground beef.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only a
    All are Correct
    Option D
    The Sentence is:- After Mikhaila and I chat, I kick things off with a trip to the supermarket. When I thought of an all-beef diet, a steady stream of steak had come to mind. But Mikhaila says she kept costs down by buying beef ribs and plenty of ground beef. She cooks the ribs, keeps the fat, then uses that fat to cook the ground beef.

     

  10. This summer, I took a taxi in Budapest, and the driver told me that all migrants were terrorists and the worst thing any government / could do was to allow them into the country. Notions as this, and the idea which migration is part of an international conspiracy, poison a country. / I could welcome a debate on the real dangers of populism, the kind of thinking that would allow migrants to die at sea rather than being rescued.
    a. This summer, I take a taxi in Budapest, and the driver told me that all migrants were terrorists and the worst thing any government
    b. could do was to allow them into the country. Notions like this, and the idea that migration is part of an international conspiracy, poison a country.
    c. I would welcome a debate on the real dangers of populism, the kind of thinking that would allow migrants to die at sea rather than being rescued.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only a
    All are Correct
    Option B
    The Sentence is:- This summer, I took a taxi in Budapest, and the driver told me that all migrants were terrorists and the worst thing any government could do was to allow them into the country. Notions like this, and the idea that migration is part of an international conspiracy, poison a country. I would welcome a debate on the real dangers of populism, the kind of thinking that would allow migrants to die at sea rather than being rescued.

     


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