Mixed English Questions for SBI Clerk and Other Exams — Set 449

Directions(1-5): Select the segment of the sentence that contains a grammatical error. If there is no error, mark ‘No error’ as your answer.

  1. He immediately resigned (A) from his job in which (B) neither facilities nor respect (C) were given. (D) No error. (E)

    A
    B
    C
    D
    E
    Option D
    It is incorrect to use ‘were’.
    When two subjects (here, ‘facilities’ and ‘respect’) are connected using ‘neither…nor’, the verb comes in accordance with the nearest subject (here, respect).
    Since ‘respect’ is a singular noun, the verb should also be singular, i.e. ‘was’.

     

  2. Five years have (A) passed that (B) he returned from (C) Singapore and settled in India. (D) No error. (E)
    A
    B
    C
    D
    E
    Option B
    Use ‘Since’ in place of ‘that’.
    We use ‘Since’ when we are saying that something began in the past and duration is up to the present.
    The structure of the sentence using ‘Since’ is as follows: Present Perfect (Five years have passed) + Since (since) + Simple Past (he returned)

     

  3. Though he was smart and quite (A) intelligent, he could not (B) solve the questions of calculus (C) in an intelligently manner instead he used lengthy methods. (D) No error (E)
    A
    B
    C
    D
    E
    Option D
    It is incorrect to write ‘intelligently manner’. ‘Intelligent manner’ is the correct expression.
    ‘Intelligently’ is an adverb. And since ‘manner’ is a noun, an adjective should qualify it.
    Therefore, ‘intelligent’, i.e. an adjective will be written before it.

     

  4. Unless you (A) do not fulfil all (B) the requirements, you will not be (C) considered for this post. (D) No error (E)
    A
    B
    C
    D
    E
    Option B
    We cannot use ‘not’ with ‘unless’.

     

  5. He worked (A) hardly to feed (B) his new-born baby in the initial days of his (C) stay in this city. (D) No error (E)
    A
    B
    C
    D
    E
    Option B
    In the ‘B’ part, ‘hardly’ is incorrectly written. ‘Hardly’ means ‘scarcely’.
    ‘Hard’ would replace ‘Hardly’, which means with ‘great effort’.

     

  6. Directions(6-10): Each of the following sentences has a blank space and five words are given below. Click on the word which you consider the most APPROPRIATE to fit the blank.

  7. Many have lost their _____ as they are not allowed to work during the lockdown.

    potential
    liveliness
    latency
    livelihood
    tentative
    Option D
    Potential means having or showing the capacity to develop into something in the future.
    Liveliness means the quality of being outgoing, energetic, and enthusiastic.
    Latency means the state of existing but not yet being developed or manifest; concealment.
    Livelihood means a means of securing the necessities of life.
    Tentative means not certain or fixed; provisional.

     

  8. The public was _______ at the brutality of the police.
    enmity
    bare
    envious
    outraged
    jealous
    Option D
    Enmity means a state or feeling of active opposition or hostility.
    Bare means without the appropriate or usual contents.
    Envious means feeling or showing envy.
    Outraged means aroused fierce anger, shock, or indignation in (someone).
    Jealous means feeling or showing an envious resentment of someone or their achievements, possessions, or perceived advantages.

     

  9. Some people still believe that a black cat crossing your path is a bad ______ .
    signature
    provision
    omen
    sin
    omission
    Option C
    Signature means a person’s name written in a distinctive way as a form of identification in authorizing a cheque or document or concluding a letter.
    Provision means the action of providing or supplying something for use.
    Omen means an event regarded as a portent of good or evil; sign; forewarning.
    Sin means an immoral act considered to be a transgression against divine law.
    Omission means someone or something that has been left out or excluded.

     

  10. She looked the ______ of elegance and intelligence.
    persuasion
    precedence
    enrollment
    pursuit
    epitome
    Option E
    Persuasion means the action or process of persuading someone or of being persuaded to do or believe something.
    Precedence means the condition of being considered more important than someone or something else; priority in importance, order, or rank.
    Enrollment means the action of enrolling or being enrolled.
    Pursuit means the action of pursuing someone or something.
    Epitome means a person or thing that is a perfect example of a particular quality or type.

     

  11. Some scientists are ______ the old study’s claims.
    cooperating
    piercing
    nominating
    challenging
    deciding
    Option D
    Cooperating means working jointly towards the same end.
    Piercing means having or showing shrewdness or keen intelligence.
    Nominating means proposing or formally entering as a candidate for election or for an honour or award.
    Challenging means disputing the truth or validity of.
    Deciding means coming or bringing to a resolution in the mind as a result of consideration.

     

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