English: Sentence Corrections Set 86 (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. Ever since Hillary Clinton lost to Donald Trump in 2016, she has been subjected to a very particular intolerance of her insistence to stay in the public eye. / Some on the right have turned her into a symbol of everything they hate, to be demonised at their rallies. / Others, on the left, abhoring her refusal to cede space to a newer generation, hanging in the air like a bad smell, a constant memory of the moment it all gone wrong.
    a. Ever since Hillary Clinton lost to Donald Trump in 2016, she has been subject to a very particular intolerance of her insistence to stay in the public eye.
    b. Some on the right has turned her into a symbol of everything they hate, to be demonised at their rallies.
    c. Others, on the left, abhor her refusal to cede space to a newer generation, hanging in the air like a bad smell, a constant memory of the moment it all went wrong.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only c
    None of these
    Option C

     

  2. The plight of Hedges, who was convicted of spying and given a life prison sentence, evokes experience of mine. / In the time, I was lured to Dubai in 2014 and thrown into prison without charge, I eagerly awaited the first visit of officials from the British embassy. / Yet all I got were two non-Brits hired by a diplomatic staffing agency, and all they said they could do was ensure I was being treated reasonably and getting adequate food.
    a. The plight of Hedges, who was convicted of spying and given a life prison sentence, evokes my own experience.
    b. When I was lured to Dubai in 2014 and thrown into prison without charge, I eagerly awaited the first visit of officials from the British embassy.
    c. Yet all I got were two non-Brits hired by a diplomatic staffing agency, and all they said they could do would to ensure that I was being treated reasonably and getting adequate food.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only c
    None of these
    Option A

     

  3. Only football fandom is messier and more compromised than that. / Sooner, I discovered that I couldn’t gave up on City just because my conscience told me I should. / The club was in my blood. I’d backing myself into a corner, so I returning to City and gave up my column instead.
    a. Only football fandom be messier and more compromised than that.
    b. I soon discovered that I couldn’t give up on City just because my conscience told me I should.
    c. The club was in my blood. I’d backed myself into a corner, so I returned to City and gave up my column instead.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only c
    None of these
    Option B

     

  4. China has never been noted for benign or enlightened leadership. / Nothing has quite matched the excesses of the Mao Zedong era, although Deng Xiaoping came close in Tiananmen Square in 1989. / More recent leaders, such as Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao, concentrated on economic development.
    a. China was never been noted for benign or enlightened leadership.
    b. Nothing would be quite matched the excesses of the Mao Zedong era, although Deng Xiaoping came close in Tiananmen Square in 1989.
    c. More recent leaders, as such Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao, concentrated on economic development.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only b
    None of these
    Option E

     

  5. I remember the first time I understood starting Donald Trump’s appeal to white, working-class Americans. / While in 2016, a few days before the Iowa caucuses, and he was being introduced by Jerry Falwell Jr, the eponymous son of the famous preacher, in Council Bluffs. / Falwell told the crowd that Trump had picked him up in his private plane and offered him dinner. He had been expecting something lavish.
    a. I remember the first time I started to understand Donald Trump’s appeal to white, working-class Americans.
    b. It was in 2016, a few days before the Iowa caucuses, and he was being introduced by Jerry Falwell Jr, the eponymous son of the famous preacher, in Council Bluffs.
    c. Falwell told the crowd that Trump had picked him up while he was in his private plane and offering him dinner. He had been expecting something lavish.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only c
    None of these
    Option A

     

  6. It may seem amid the maelstom that is 2018 that it’s a pretty bad time likely to live. / There’s the terrible and accelerating effect of climate change, the rise of fascist and “alt-right” politics, violent conflict, / millions of stateless refugees, a looming Brexit crisis and political turmoil in number of pathways.
    a. It may seem amid the maelstom that is 2018 that it’s a pretty bad time to be alive.
    b. There’s the terrible and accelerating effect of climate change, the arise of fascist and “alt-right” politics, violent controversy,
    c. millions of stateless refugees, a looming Brexit crisis and political turmoil in many other directions.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only c
    None of these
    Option C

     

  7. The comedian Bill Bailey once told me about his favourite Christmas. He and his family headed off to a sunny island where, / on Christmas Day, when they devouring jam sandwiches and played on the beach. Bailey didn’t have a name for his rebellion against the 57 varieties of A Christmas Carol, / the Christ-awful seasonal dishes, tinsel and the craving for something at 11am on 25 December to obliterate the pervading sense of buyers’ remorse. But now we do.
    a. The comedian Bill Bailey one day told me about his favourite Christmas. He and his family went off to a sunny island where,
    b. on Christmas Day, they ate jam sandwiches and played on the beach. Bailey didn’t have a name for his rebellion against the 57 varieties of A Christmas Carol,
    c. the Christ-awful seasonal dishes, tinsel and the craving for something at 11am on 25 December to obliterating the pervaded sense of buyers’ remorse. But now we do.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only b
    None of these
    Option D

     

  8. Waleed given a recovery and reflection period, and received financial support payments of £65 a week. / But with no advanced warning, and without any assessment of his vulnerabilities and mental health needs, on 1 March this year Waleed’s support payments were cut to £37.75. / He was suddenly forced to choose between buying and paying food and for the cost of transport to attend counselling sessions or legal appointments.
    a. Waleed was granted a recovery and reflection period, and received financial support payments of £65 a week.
    b. But with lack in advancing warning, and without any assessment of his vulnerabilities and mental health needs, on 1 March this year Waleed’s support payments were cut to £37.75.
    c. He was suddenly forced to choose between buying food and paying for the cost of transport to attend counselling sessions or legal appointments.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only c
    None of these
    Option C

     

  9. Britain’s convoluted negotiations over leaving Europe have left many in a state of confusion. / But now things are becoming clearer. There is a deal with the EU, / agreed by the cabinet despite howls from the Tory backbenches, while attempts to bring about a no-confidence vote in the prime minister appear to have fizzled out.
    a. Britain’s convoluted negotiations for leaving Europe has left many in a state of confusion.
    b. But now things are become clearer. There is a deal with the EU,
    c. agreed to the cabinet despite howls from the Tory backbenches, while attempts to bring about a no-confidence vote in the prime minister appeared to have fizzled out.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only b
    None of these
    Option E

     

  10. Across Europe, moderate politicians are anxious over the vitality of their democracies, the sturdiness of their institutions, / the civility and harmony of their societies. The threat they assuming is a deepening political polarisation, / documented in a series in the Guardian, which began this week.
    a. Across Europe, moderate politicians are anxious about the vitality of their democracies, the sturdiness of their institutions,
    b. the civility and harmony of their societies. The threat they see is a deepening political polarisation,
    c. documentation of a series in the Guardian, which began this week.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only c
    None of these
    Option A

     


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