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Spotting the Errors for IBPS PO

Directions (1 to 6): In each of the questions below, four sentences are given. Choose the sentence that is grammatically or meaningfully incorrect. If all is correct, mark option (E) as Your answer.

1.

(A) But the common threat of right-wing extremism could well trigger a popular pan-European response.

(B) The history of the European Union-wide elections bears little evidence of popular enthusiasm.

(C) We can imply from these facts that the incidence of highway accidents will diminish.

(D) But the common threat of right-wing extremism could well trigger a popular pan-European response.

(E) All are correct

2.

(A) The mutual agreement outlines efforts to increase interagency collaboration, efficiency and effectiveness on produce safety and biotechnology activities, while providing clarity to manufacturers.

(B) The BJP is genetically configured to exude confidence against the worst odds.

(C) A microscopic scrutiny of the Modi government’s performance is beyond the scope of this piece.

(D) The promised ‘Good and Simple Tax’ has become its ironic opposite.

(E) All are correct

3.

(A) The crime is not hidden, as would be the normal instinct, but worn as a badge.

(B) Incendiary calls from the right have become the expected thing.

(C) The descent into darkness can be judged from increasingly worried public voices.

(D) Horrendous acts of mobocracy cannot be permitted to inundate the law of the land.

(E) All are correct

4.

(A) There are signs that the BJP is discomfited by his Kailash Mansarovar yatra.

(B) If such a waiver was indeed not granted, it must be considered a major set-back.

(C) It is necessary to take stock of the national security implications of these agreements.

(D)No doubt, South Korea is a U.S. military ally, which India is not.

(E) All are correct

5.

(A) So one hopes that the provisions of inspections would be less intrusive.

(B) The violence of the famine is not erased, it is sublimated into the creation of a new state.

(C) There is little protest about British behaviour, no attempt to call Winston Churchill to account as a war criminal.

(D) The Bengal Famine is a failure of storytelling as it gets sublimated into policy narratives or war-time memories.

(E) All are correct

6.

(A) Listening to the narratives, one often wonders what became of the Indian intellectual as storyteller.

(B) Yet, there is little analysis or reflection to fix it at another level.

(C) They lack the poetics to challenge and the poignancy of the silence.

(D) The last thing is that the income tax slabs can be tweaked.

(E) All are correct

Directions (7 to 8): The following question consists of a sentence which is divided into three parts which contain grammatical errors in one or more than one part of the sentence. If there is an error in any part of the sentence, find the correct alternatives to replace those parts from the three options given below each question to make the sentence grammatically correct. If there is an error in any part of the sentence and none of the alternatives is correct to replace that part, then choose (D), i.e., None of the (I), (II) and (III) as your answer. If the given sentence is grammatically correct or does not require any correction, choose (E), i.e., No correction required as your answer.

7. India’s biggest tax reform through date, the Goods and Service Tax, (I)/with its goal of “one nation, one tax”, (II)/ heralds a new age in India’s growth story. (III)

(I) India’s biggest tax reform till date, the Goods and Service Tax,

(II) with its goals of “one nation, one tax”,

(III) heralds a new age of India’s growth story

(A) Only (I)

(B) Both (I) and (III)

(C) All (I), (II) and (III)

(D) None of the (I), (II) and (III)

(E) No correction required

8. Researchers have found that participating in a brief (I)/intervention delivered by its peers in community settings (II)/can help youth and adolescent reduce in smoking. (III)

(I) Researchers have found that participation in a brief

(II) intervention delivered by their peers in community settings

(III) can help youth and adolescent to reduce smoking

(A) Only (I)

(B) Both (I) and (III)

(C) Both (II) and (III)

(D) None of the (I), (II) and (III)

(E) No correction required

Directions (9 to 10): There are sets of four statements in question given below which when connected using the correct sentence structure forms a single sentence without altering the meaning of the sentences given in the question. There are four options given below the question, choose the sentence that forms the correct formation of a single sentence which is both grammatically correct and contextually meaningful. If none follows, choose (E) as your answer.

9. Caroline Lucas pointed to a range of promises; the promises were made during the course of the referendum campaign by the Leave side that had been unfulfilled; promises such as £350 million a week extra for the National Health Service (NHS); the difficulties related to Northern Ireland and other matters that voters had not been aware of at the time of the vote.

(A) Caroline Lucas pointed to a range of promises but the promises were made during the course of the referendum campaign by the Leave side that had been unfulfilled and the difficulties related to Northern Ireland and other matters that voters had not been aware of at the time of the vote because of promises such as £350 million a week extra for the National Health Service (NHS).

(B) Caroline Lucas pointed to a range of promises and the promises were made during the course of the referendum campaign by the Leave side that had been unfulfilled but the difficulties related to Northern Ireland and other matters that voters had not been aware of at the time of the vote due to promises such as £350 million a week extra for the National Health Service (NHS)

(C) Caroline Lucas pointed to a range of promises made during the course of the referendum campaign by the Leave side that had been unfulfilled, such as £350 million a week extra for the National Health Service (NHS) as well as the difficulties relates to Northern Ireland and other matters that voters not been aware of at the time of the vote.

(D) Caroline Lucas pointed to a range of promises made during the course of the referendum campaign by the Leave side that had been unfulfilled, such as £350 million a week extra for the National Health Service (NHS) as well as the difficulties related to Northern Ireland and other matters that voters had not been aware of at the time of the vote.

(E) None of the above is correct.

10. At such a tender age, his ability to pinpoint the best possible continuation; has the chess world fascinated; then justify his choice by executing a larger plan; among the many that present themselves after every move

(A) At such a tender age, his ability to pinpoint the best possible continuation has the chess world fascinated but then justifying his choice by executing a larger plan among the many that present themselves after every move.

(B) At such a tender age, his ability to pinpoint the best possible continuation from among the many that present themselves after every move, and then justify his choice by executing a larger plan, has the chess world fascinated.

(C) At such a tender age, his ability to pinpoint the best possible continuation has the chess world fascinated and among the many that present themselves after every move but then justify his choice by executing a larger plan.

(D) At such a tender age, his ability to pinpoint the best possible continuation from among the many that present themself after every move, and then justify his choice by execute a larger plan, has the chess world fascinated.

(E) None of the above is correct.

 

Answers:

Answer1: (C)

Explanation: Imply means to suggest and thus is incorrect. We can 'conclude' or 'derive' or 'infer' from the facts.

Answer2: (A)

Explanation: The word “mutual” is superfluous in the sentence. The correct usage is “The agreement outlines”

Answer3: (E)

Explanation: All the sentences are correct.

Answer4: (A)

Explanation: The correct usage is “its responsibility” in place of “their responsibility”

Answer5: (E)

Explanation: All the sentences are correct.

Answer6: (D)

Explanation: There is an error in first sentence. The correct usage is “could be tweaked” in place of “can be tweaked”

Answer7: (A) Only (I)

Explanation: In the first part of the sentence, the phrase “India’s biggest tax reform through date” should be replaced by “India’s biggest tax reform till date” as “till” is the correct preposition in this case. The second and the third parts of the sentence are grammatically correct and don’t require any correction.

Answer8: (C) Both (II) and (III)

Explanation: The first part of the sentence is grammatically correct and hence it doesn’t require any correction. In the second part of the sentence, the pronoun “its” should be replaced by “their” as the noun it signifies is in plural form, i.e. “Researchers.” In the third part of the sentence, the phrase “reduce in smoking” should be replaced by “to reduce smoking” to make the sentence grammatically correct.

Answer9: (D)

Explanation: Among the given options, sentence (c) is grammatically incorrect since the sentence is in past tense and therefore related should be used in place of relates. Sentences (a) and (b) are contextually different and structurally incorrect. They are not inferring the same meaning as per the demand of the question. Hence only option (d) forms the correct sentence which follows the sentences given in the question both grammatically and contextually.

Answer10: (B)

Explanation: Among the given options, sentence (d) is grammatically incorrect. Sentences (a) and (c) are contextually different and structurally incorrect. They are not inferring the same meaning as per the demand of the question. Hence only option (b) forms the correct sentence which follows the sentences given in the question both grammatically and contextually.

   

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