English Test for SBI PO Prelims 2020 Exam set – 11

Directions(1-5): Given below are three statements, of which some may be incorrect. Identify the correct statement(s).

  1. I. The dedication of these women, supporting themselves and their families, because of the bare minimum resources they have, is eye-opening.
    II. The dedicated of these women, supporting themselves and their families, given the bare minimum resources they have, is eyeopening.
    III. The dedication of these women, supporting themselves and their families, given the bare minimum resources they have, is eyeopening.
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I and III
    All of these
    Option C
    In sentence II, ‘dedicated’ is erroneous as a noun is required in the sentence to convey the meaning that commitment of the women to support themselves and their families is eye-opening.
    So, it should be ‘dedication’ in option II.
    ‘Dedication’ is the subject of the first part of the sentence and ‘because’ means that the reason behind this dedication is ‘the bare minimum resources’. This is incorrect as the women are dedicated because they want to support their families and not because they do not have enough resources. So, option I is wrong.

     

  2. I. The ancient practice of alienating mothers and daughters during menstruation is known as ‘chhaupadi’.
    II. The ancient practise of alienating mothers and daughters during menstruation is known as ‘chhaupadi’.
    III. The ancient practice by alienating mothers and daughters during menstruation is known as ‘chhaupadi’.
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I and III
    All of these
    Option
    ‘Practise’ is a verb. It should be ‘practice’ as we need a noun here. So, option II is incorrect.
    ‘By’ is always preceded by a verb, as by tells the medium of performing that verb. But ‘practice’ is a verb. So, option III is wrong.

     

  3. I. Religious leaders and gurus have majority of influential on people and most of them have mass followers.
    II. Religious leaders and gurus have major influence on people and most of them have mass followers.
    III. Religious leaders and gurus have major influential on people and most of them have mass followers.
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I and III
    All of these
    Option B
    Out of the three sentences, only II is correct. “Influential” is an adjective and cannot be used without a noun. Thus, the phrase “majority of influential” in alternative I is an incorrect term. Similarly, the phrase “major influential” is incorrect in III.

     

  4. I. Entitled the Dragon King, Jigme Wangchuck who recently became a father is the living embodiment of Voltaire’s enlightened monarch.
    II. Also entitled the Dragon King, Jigme Wangchuck who recently became a father are the living embodiment of Voltaire’s enlightened monarch.
    III. Jigme Wangchuck, who recently became a father, was entitled the Dragon King and is the living embodiment of Voltaire’s enlightened monarch.
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I and III
    All of these
    Option A
    The sentence II is incorrect because subject-verb agreement is violated. The subject i.e. Jigme Wangchuck in the sentence is singular, therefore, the verb must be singular. However, the presence of ‘are’ makes the sentence grammatically incorrect.
    Sentence III is structurally incorrect and does not convey the required meaning.

     

  5. I. The villages of Nyos, Kam, Cha, and Subum were petty much wiped out, and over 3500 livestock animals died within minutes.
    II. The villages of Nyos, Kam, Cha, and Subum were pretty much wiped away, and over 3500 livestock animals died within minutes.
    III. The villages of Nyos, Kam, Cha, and Subum were pretty much wiped out, and over 3500 livestock animals died within minutes.
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I and III
    All of these
    Option C

     

  6. Directions(6-10): From the given options, choose the sentence which is grammatically correct.

  7. Not only teachers but also principal support the strike.
    Not only teachers but also principals supports the strike.
    Not only teacher but also principal support the strike.
    Not only teachers but also principal supports the strike.
    None of the above is correct.
    Option D
    If two subjects are connected by the words “or,” “nor,” “neither/nor,” “either/or,” and “not only/but also”, we use the verb form of the subject that is nearest to the verb.

     

  8. Nearly two-thirds of Heathrow’s present traffic is leisure flying.
    Nearly two-third of Heathrow’s presently traffic is leisure flying.
    Nearly two-thirds of Heathrow’s present traffic are leisure flying.
    Nearly two-thirds of Heathrow’s presently traffic is leisure flying.
    None of the above is correct.
    Option A

     

  9. The captain and wicket keeper is known to be calm.
    The captain and the wicket keeper is known to be calm.
    The captain and wicket keepers is known to be calm.
    The captain and wicket keeper are known to be calm.
    None of the above is correct.
    Option A
    If two subjects are joined by “and,” they require a plural verb form. The verb is singular if the two subjects separated by “and” refer to the same person or thing.

     

  10. Each herb and medicine are developed for a specific purpose.
    Each herb and medicine is developed for a specific purpose.
    Each herb and medicine were developed for a specific purpose.
    Each herb and medicines are developed for a specific purpose.
    None of the above is correct.
    Option B
    If one of the words “each,” “every,” or “no” comes before the subject, the verb is singular.

     

  11. Either Sheetal or her friends are going to clean the room.
    Either Sheetal or her friends is going to clean the room.
    Either Sheetal or her friend are going to clean the room.
    Either Sheetal’s friend or Sheetal are going to clean the room.
    None of the above is correct.
    Option A
    If two subjects are connected by the words “or,” “nor,” “neither/nor,” “either/or,” and “not only/but also”, we use the verb form of the subject that is nearest to the verb.

     

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