English Test for SBI PO Prelims 2020 Exam set – 15

Direction: Read the following sentence to find whether there is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number corresponding to that part will be your answer. If the given sentence is correct as it is, mark the answer as ‘No error’. Ignore the errors of punctuation if any.

  1. He spent the last ten years (1)/ of his life in a wheelchair after (2)/ a fall which leaving him (3)/ paralysed from waist down. (4)
    1
    2
    3
    4
    No error
    Option C
    The sentence is talking about a past event, so all the verbs should be in simple past tense. So, it should be ‘left’ in part 3, not ‘leaving’.

     

  2. Directions(2-5): In the given question, a sentence is divided into four parts. There are errors in three parts. Choose the part which doesn’t have an error. If all the four parts are correct, mark E, i.e. ‘All are correct’ as the answer.

  3. Emerging infectious disease have much to do with (A)/ how and where we live (B)/ and the ongoing coronavirus are an example of the close relationships (C)/ between urban development and new or re-emerging infection diseases. (D)
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option B
    In part A, the error is in noun count and the subsequent tense that has been used. If the plural ‘diseases’ is used then, the verb ‘have’ is correct. But if the singular noun ‘disease’ is used, the verb should be ‘has’.
    In part C, to maintain subject-verb agreement instead of ‘is’, ‘are’ should be used as ‘coronavirus’ is singular.
    In part D, instead of the noun ‘infection’, we need an adjective ‘infectious’ to describe the noun ‘diseases’.

     

  4. Unless the planning body(A)/ does not have constitutionally status(B)/ independent from that of the government,(C)/ it forced to bend to the will of the latter(D).
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option C
    In part A, ‘Unless’ is incorrect here. We cannot use two negative in same sentence. ‘If’ will be the correct choice.
    In part B, ‘constitutionally status’ is incorrect here. ‘Status’ is a noun. We should use adjective before it, i.e ‘constitutional’.
    In part D, ‘it forced’ is incorrect here. In the conditional sentence ‘will be forced’ this structure should be followed.

     

  5. From a volume and value standpoint,(A)/ Indian defence exports,(B)/ while showing a promising upward trend(C)/, still remain uncompetitive globally(D).
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option E

     

  6. Experts and officials advice(A)/ download apps only through verified platforms(B)/ and keeping your device’s security apparatus(C)/ updated regular(D).
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option C
    In part A, ‘advice’ is incorrect here. ‘Advice’ is a noun but this is a position of the verb. ‘Advise’ will be the correct choice.
    In part B, ‘download apps’ is incorrect here. In both side of ‘and’ we should follow same sentence structure. ‘Downloading’ will be the correct choice.
    In part D, ‘updated regular’ is incorrect here. We need an adverb here, i.e ‘regularly’.

     

  7. Directions(6-10): Four statements are given below at A, B, C and D. There may be some errors in the given statements. Mark the incorrect statement as the answer. If all the statements are correct, mark E i.e. ‘All are correct’ as the answer.

  8. The boy was in the hospital for more than eight months, but now he is healthy.
    The review shows savings worth 57,029 crores alone through the removal of ghost beneficiaries and weeding out duplicated accounts.
    The government may not be averse to the revamp.
    The government has been since trying to address hiccups through periodic GST Council meetings.
    All are correct
    Option E

     

  9. The Indian capital declared a pollution emergency and banned the entry of trucks and construction activity as a toxic smog hung over the city for a third day on Thursday.
    In some cases, leeway could be given where a sector could be faced with an unintended consequence.
    The government bears about Rs 70,000 crore annually as fertilizer subsidy to provide cheaper nutrients to farmers.
    The government has however phased out thinly spread benefits, such as energy subsidies unless now.
    All are correct
    Option D
    In statement D, unless should be replaced by until.
    Unless means except if (used to introduce the case in which a statement being made is not true or valid).
    Until means up to (the point in time or the event mentioned).

     

  10. U.S. data showing a rise in domestic crude production had weighed on sentiment overnight but the Middle East uncertainty in Saudi Arabia limited the losses.
    The ripple effect of demonetisation was felt in the current apple season.
    Over the past decade, tens of thousands of farmers have killed themselves across India, with debt or bankruptcy cited as the main reason.
    They will supply the onions to the consuming areas to enhance there availability and to help moderate prices, the statement said.
    All are correct
    Option D
    In statement D, ‘there’ should be replaced by ‘its’.
    There indicates position or existence.
    Its means belonging to or associated with a thing previously mentioned or easily identified.

     

  11. The new bricks are lighter than traditional ones making them easier and cheaper to transport.
    Since there are no cold storage facilities, there is no way the growers can store the apples for selling them later.
    Problems usually stem from failed monsoon rains or low prices due to a supply glut in produce like lentils and cereals.
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised to double farmers’ incomes over the next five years amid grow discontent.
    All are correct
    Option D
    In sentence D, grow should be replaced by ‘growing’ since it is continuous and hasn’t stopped which is clear by the words ‘has promised… amid ..’.

     

  12. Oil companies and activists hope it shall be a blueprint for wider rehabilitation but other badly polluted communities are unhappy not to be included.
    Other badly polluted communities are unhappy not to be included as oil companies and activists hope it will be a blueprint for wider rehabilitation.
    Oil companies and activists hope it will be a blueprint for wider rehabilitation but other companies are unhappy on their non-inclusion.
    Oil companies and activists hope that it will be a blueprint for wider rehabilitation but other badly polluted communities are unhappy not to be included.
    All are correct
    Option A
    ‘Shall’ is used to express an instruction or an obligation. In sentence A, ‘will’ would be correct word to be used. The correct answer is option A.

     

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