English: Sentence Corrections Set 40 (SBI PO Mains Pattern)

Direction (1-10): In each question given below a sentence is given and is divided into three parts by slash (/). For each part a correction statement is also given in I, II and III respectively. You have to determine which part requires correction and mark it as your answer.

  1. The only person we have been living with, all through our lives, / is our self. That is why the first person / we need to make peace with, is our own self.
    I. The only person we have to live with, all through our lives,
    II. is our self. That is why the only first person
    III. we need to make peace with, should be our own self.
    A) Only I
    B) Both I and III
    C) Both II and III
    D) Both I and II
    E) None of these
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Sentence is: The only person we have to live with, all through our lives, is our self. That is why the first person we need to make peace with, is our own self.
    I. The sentence talks about  — all through our lives — so it goes to future also, that person we have to live with in future too
    II. That is why the only first person – does not make sense
    III. Usage of – is our own self. – is correct , so no need to change
  2. Delhi’s air quality deteriorated with unfailing regularity / at this time of the year, with large swathes in / north India in the grip of a suffocating smog.
    I. Delhi’s air quality deteriorates with unfailing regularity
    II. at this time of the year, with large swathes of
    III. north India making the grip of a suffocating smog.
    A) Only I
    B) All I, II and III
    C) Only II
    D) Both I and II
    E) None of these
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Sentence is: Delhi’s air quality deteriorates with unfailing regularity at this time of the year, with large swathes of north India in the grip of a suffocating smog.
    I. in II part, it talks of present tense, so deteriorates
    II. Swathes means — a broad strip or area of something.
    So swathes of North India
    III. grip means – in hold, so in a grip.
  3. Chennai’s date with a strong northeast monsoon ought to be / a cause for all-round relief becoming the water fortunes of more than eight million residents /of the metropolitan region depend on this weather system.
    I. Chennai’s date with strongest northeast monsoon ought to be
    II. a cause for all-round relief since the water fortunes of more than eight million residents
    III. of the metropolitan region depending on this weather system.
    A) Only II
    B) Only I
    C) Both II and III
    D) Both I and II
    E) Only III
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Sentence is:  Chennai’s date with a strong northeast monsoon ought to be a cause for all-round relief since the water fortunes of more than eight million residents of the metropolitan region depend on this weather system.
    II. using becoming means – Chennai’s date becoming the water fortunes, – which does not make sense
  4. The research from one study in 2013 shows that 27 tanks have totally / disappeared and another 400 have lost almost their entire capacity which / underscores the need to revise such natural sponges.
    I. The finding from one study in 2013 shows that 27 tanks have totally
    II. disappeared and another 400 have almost lost their entire capacity which
    III. underscores the need to revive such natural sponges.
    A) Only III
    B) Both I and III
    C) Both II and III
    D) Only I
    E) None of these
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Sentence is: The finding from one study in 2013 shows that 27 tanks have totally disappeared and another 400 have lost almost their entire capacity which underscores the need to revive such natural sponges.
    I. Research means study only, so ‘research from study’ is not apt. 
    II. lost almost capacity means – the loss of almost all the capacity of another 400 tanks, little capacity might be remaining.

    III. revive means — restore to life or consciousness.
  5. Many initiatives being taken up by China in its cities to reduce / exposure to PM2.5 that produces morbidity from cardiovascular and / respiratory diseases and leads to premature death.
    I. Many initiatives were taken up by China in its cities to reduce
    II. exposure to PM2.5 that produced morbidity from cardiovascular and
    III. respiratory diseases and leads to prematured death.
    A) Both I and II
    B) Both I and III
    C) Both II and III
    D) Only I
    E) Only III
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Sentence is: Many initiatives were taken up by China in its cities to reduce exposure to PM2.5 that produces morbidity from cardiovascular and respiratory diseases and leads to premature death.
    I. if we use ‘being’ in part I, the sentence does not get completed, it needs more words to complete sentence.
    II. In III part, present tense is used with ‘leads’, so ‘produces’ will be used, not ‘produced’
    II. There is nothing like – ‘prematured deaths’ – usage is wrong. So – ‘premature death’ will be used which means deaths that occur before a person reaches an expected age.
  6. Poor waste management exacerbates the problem by blocking / drains, canals and lakes, while ill-planned road projects are cutting off flood / flows which have to be immediately addressed.
    I. Poor waste management is exacerbating the problem by blocking
    II. drains, canals and lakes, while ill-planned road projects are cutting down flood
    III. flowing which are needed to be immediately addressed.
    A) Only I
    B) Both I and III
    C) Only III
    D) All I , II and III
    E) Only II
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Sentence is: Poor waste management is exacerbating the problem by blocking drains, canals and lakes, while ill-planned road projects are cutting off flood flows which have to be immediately addressed. 
    I. In part II, present continuous tense is used in both wrong and right part, so to maintain parallelism, ‘is exacerbating’ will be used.
    II. Cut off means – act of stopping or interrupting. Cut-down means reducing the length.
    III. Flood flows in simple present tense
  7. Reports of farmers dying from pesticide exposure in Maharashtra’s cotton / belt makes it evident that the government’s efforts to regulate toxic / chemicals used in agriculture have miserably failed.
    I. Reports of farmers who get dying from pesticide exposure in Maharashtra’s cotton
    II. belt make it evident that the government’s efforts to regulate toxic
    III. chemicals used in agriculture would have miserably failed.
    A) Only I
    B) Only III
    C) Both II and III
    D) Both I and II
    E) Only II
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    Option E
    Explanation:
    Sentence is: Reports of farmers dying from pesticide exposure in Maharashtra’s cotton belt in Yavatmal make it evident that the government’s efforts to regulate toxic chemicals used in agriculture have miserably failed. 
    I. ‘get dying’ is wrong usage
    II. Verb ‘make’ is used for reports, so reports make
    III. There is clear expression, that reports make it evident that efforts are failed. So ‘would have failed’ will not be used which shows imagination.
  8. A graded response to worsening air pollution in the national capital / has already being triggered and the Delhi government has announced another / round of Odd-Even vehicle restriction which begin next week.
    I. A graded response for worsening air pollution in the national capital
    II.  has already been triggered and the Delhi government has announced another 
    III. round of Odd-Even vehicle restriction which is to begin next week.
    A) Only III
    B) Both I and III
    C) Both II and III
    D) All I, II and III
    E) Only II
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Sentence is: A graded response to worsening air pollution in the national capital has already been triggered and the Delhi government has announced another round of Odd-Even vehicle restriction which is to begin next week.
    I. Response is an answer or reaction to something. So ‘response to air pollution’ will be used.
    II. already been triggered
    III. ‘which begins’ would have been correct.
  9. Earth’s resources have to be protected and sustained and / we need to sharing our resources across species as we / are all interconnected to be one giant living organism.
    I. Earth’s resources have to be protected and sustained but
    II. we need to share our resources across species as we
    III. are all interconnected as one giant living organism. 
    A) Only I
    B) Both I and III
    C) Both II and III
    D) Only III
    E) All I, II and III
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Sentence is: Earth’s resources have to be protected and sustained and we need to share our resources across species as we are all interconnected as one giant living organism. 
    I. Usage of ‘but’ shows contrasting phrases, which are here not. 
  10. Dreaming about where you are going to go and what / you will do when you get there can take your mind off / pressing issues that cause sleeplessness and tension.
    I. Dreaming about where you are wanting to go and what
    II. you will do when you get there can make your mind off
    III. pressing issues that causes sleeplessness and tension.
    A) Only I
    B) Both I and III
    C) Both II and III
    D) Both I and II
    E) None of these
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    Option E
    Explanation:
    Sentence is: Dreaming about where you are going to go and what you will do when you get there can take your mind off pressing issues that cause sleeplessness and tension.
    I. ‘wanting’ means lacking in a required or necessary quality.
    II. ‘off’ means away from
    III. ‘pressing’ means requiring quick or immediate action or attention; urgent. .. Issues that cause.
    So, no part needs to be replaced.

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18 Thoughts to “English: Sentence Corrections Set 40 (SBI PO Mains Pattern)”

  1. TR!D!P

    mam plz check ans. determine wrong part or correct part ?

    1. Sentence divided into 3 parts

      You have to determine which part requires correction and mark it as your answer.
      I, II and III have correction statements already
      so determine which part in given statement needs correction.

      1. TR!D!P

        oops..! sry mam. got some confusion .now ok ..thnku so much 🙂

      2. TR!D!P

        mam in q5th part 1 plz explain.. i think its should be “Many such initiatives were taken up by China”

  2. Sangita

    @@Shubhra_AspirantsZone:disqus mam sentence given in question no. 5 has no error. It is a correct setence.

      1. Sangita

        also mam in question no. 9. answer should be E) All I,II,III

      2. S.S.B

        hii mam ib rrb assistant this year they asked very tough alfaneumeric series in reasoning that has very hard to comprehend also very time consuming iam expacting that also in ibps rlerk and rbi assistant still no site providing that type of questions will you plz provide atlest one or two quiz of that type plz to do for us will be very helpful

        1. Yes
          Can you give my idea that how was it framed??
          I mean what was given, symbols used , what did they mean, etc ?

          1. S.S.B

            mam as i remember the series was same as usual but there were five condition for codeing the language they use was not easy becouse of less time iam not able to recalled that all but some condition are
            if there is any even number ,odd number more than two consononat etc make you can take help form other students who my have attempt ..that questions

  3. Always smile

    @Shubhra_AspirantsZone:disqus mam
    Sentence divided into 3 parts

    You have to determine which part requires correction and mark it as your answer.
    I, II and III have correction statements already
    so determine which part in given statement needs correction
    question 1 me to

    Sentence is: Delhi’s air quality deteriorates with unfailing regularity at this time of the year, with large swathes of north India in the grip of a suffocating smog.
    I. in II part, it talks of present tense, so deteriorates
    II. Swathes means — a broad strip or area of something.
    So swathes of North India
    III. grip means – in hold, so in a grip.
    2nd part me error h
    1 nd 3 no error…
    mean we have to find correct part?
    confused mam:(

    1. sentence jo already given hai, uske parts me error nikalna hai

      Sentence divided into 3 parts

      You have to determine which part requires correction and mark it as your answer.
      I, II and III have correction statements already
      so determine which part in given statement needs correction.

      like isi questions ke – at this time of the year, with large swathes in — is part me error hai
      so it should be replaced by – II. at this time of the year, with large swathes of

      so kuki II part ko replace kar rhe hai to us part ko as answer choose karna hai
      same way isme I ko bhi replace karna hai
      So answer is both I and II

      1. Always smile

        thanku mam:)
        ab dhyan se dhekha given sentence or option differnt h:)
        great mam thanku so much:)

        1. yes different hai
          I, II and III me correction statement hi given hai

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