English Test for SBI PO Prelims 2020 Exam set – 12

Direction: In the given question, four words are numbered 1, 2, 3 and 4. Of these, the positions of two of these words may be incorrect and need to be exchanged to make the sentence correct. Find the two words which need to be exchanged. In case the given sentence is correct, your answer is (E), i.e., ‘No correction required’.

  1. Vietnam is sadly(1) notorious for its animal smuggling gangs, and actually(2) enough, the country(3) is a massive consumer of tiger parts(4) itself.
    1-2
    2-3
    1-3
    2-4
    No correction required
    Option A

     

  2. My grandmother narrated the story of an elephant watering(1) Athena who leads her herd to a new named(2) hole, risking the life of the youngest(3) calves in the process.(4)
    1-4
    2-3
    1-2
    3-4
    No correction required
    Option C
    The term “an elephant watering Athena” is not correct. Since the elephant is being named here, we should write, “an elephant named Athena”. “Watering” should be put at (D) as a watering hole refer to a waterhole from which animals regularly drink.

     

  3. That shows how hard these outside(1) can be to investigate and analyze(2) from the inside of a company, let alone for the researchers(3) and journalists working on the processes.(4)
    1-2
    2-4
    1-4
    3-4
    No correction required
    Option C

     

  4. Dengue viral(1) is a fever(2) infection that is spread(3) through the bite(4) of the female Aedes mosquitoes.
    2-4
    3-4
    1-4
    1-2
    No exchange required
    Option D

     

  5. Many of them have made fleets(1) big-budget promises in the last year (2) or two about how they plan to shift their similar (3) to mostly hybrid and electric powertrains. (4)
    2-3
    1-3
    2-4
    1-4
    No correction required
    Option B

     

  6. Directions(6-10): A sentence divided into three parts I, II and III is given. There may be an error in one or more parts. Determine the part(s) which requires correction and mark it as your answer.

  7. When asked about the ailments plaguing the elderly, (I)/ doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) said that (II)/ 75% of problems in old age can be attributed to osteoporosis. (III)
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I and II
    Both II and III
    Option C
    When the reporting verb ‘asked’ is in the past tense as in the first part of the given sentence, the verb in the reported speech ‘can’ as in the third part of the sentence also has to be in the past tense.

     

  8. For inter-house unity was an objective this year there were several matches arranged, (I)/ usually on a Sunday afternoon as this one was, that did not count towards the cup (II)/ in an attempt to promote friendly rivalry rather then the cutthroat attitudes of many previous years. (III)
    Only I
    Both II and III
    Only II
    Both I and II
    Both I and III
    Option E
    The error in part I of the sentence is the wrong use of the preposition ‘for’. It is used to represent duration. The correct preposition to be used here is ‘since’ which means ‘for the reason that’ and is more relevant to the sentence. Again, in the third part of the sentence the adverb ‘then’ has been incorrectly used. ‘Then’ means ‘afterwards. It would be more appropriate to use the conjunction ‘than’ as it would allow the introduction of the second element in consideration (cutthroat attitudes of many previous years.).

     

  9. When Procter & Gamble CEO A.G. Lafley taped Deb Henretta (I)/ to run P&G’s North American baby care division in 1999, he says he did so (II)/ precisely because she lacked of experience in that division. (III)
    Only I
    Both I and II
    Only II
    Both I and III
    Both II and III
    Option D
    The error in part I of the sentence is that ‘taped’ which is a past tense form of ‘tape’ means to record (sound or pictures) on audio or video tape, and has no relevance in the given sentence. ‘Tapped’ on the other hand means designate or select (someone) for a task or honour, especially membership of an organization or committee though it is used in an informal way. Again, in part III of the sentence there has been a wrong use of the preposition ‘of’. The verb ‘lacked’ does not need to be followed by the preposition ‘of’, instead the object ‘experience’ may be directly used.

     

  10. The Transgender House was created with the aim of providing a safe space (I)/ when transgender people can be empowered and can acquire knowledge (II)/ and skills without the fear of being discriminated against, rejected or attacked. (III)
    Only I
    Both I and II
    Only II
    Both I and III
    Both II and III
    Option C
    The use of the adverb ‘when’ in part (II) of the given sentence is incorrect. Instead of the adverb ‘when’, which denotes time, an adverb for place needs to be used like ‘where’.

     

  11. There had been nothing greatly lacking at the 60 million-pound ($78.5 million) man’s (I)/ performances for City in his previous seven appearance (II)/ this season except a confidence-boosting goal. (III)
    Only I
    Both I and II
    Only II
    Both I and III
    Both II and III
    Option B
    In part A there must be ‘in’ in place of ‘at’ since the subject is a person.
    In part II, there must be ‘appearances’ in place of ‘appearance’ since there are more than one(seven) number of appearances that the player has had in this season.

     

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