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SENTENCE IMPROVEMENT

 

Directions: In the following questions, a sentence or a part of a sentence is printed in bold. Below are given alternatives numbered 1, 2, 3, 4 to the bold part of the sentence which may improve the sentence. If you think that the sentence is correct as it is, choose (5) as your answer.

 

(SBI CLERICAL MAIN 2014)
1. The oak tree always/thought that/he was strong/than any other tree in the garden.
1) The oak tree always 2) thought that
3) he was strong 4) than any other tree
5) No correction required

 

2. It was strange /when people started/congratulating me/on completion of my dissertation.
1) It was strange 2) when people started
3) Congratulating me 4) On completion of my dissertation
5) No correction required

 

3. A good employee/is one which/ is always willing/to the extra mile.
1) A good employee 2) is one which
3) is always willing 4) to go the extra mile
5) No correction required

 

4. Through her efforts/she managed to/ open several institutions to/ help the downtrodden.
1) Through her efforts 2) she managed to
3) open several institutions to 4) help the downtrodden
5) No error

 

(SBI ASSISTANT EXAM 08/2014)
5. The Indian political class is known for engaged themselves in socio-economic development of society.
1) known for engaging 2) call for engaged
3) knowing for engaging 4) called for engaging
5) no correction required

 

6. The launch of metro service in the city, has enhancing public transport options.
1) have enhanced 2) has enhanced
3) has been enhanced 4) had enhanced
5) no correction required

 

7. As houses grow and parking areas shrink, more than a little people have expressed their scorn for trees
in the capital, one of the world's greenest.
1) more little people 2) much little people
3) more than a few people 4) much than a few people
5) no correction required

 

8. Rare Indian art spanning a period from the eighth century to the twentieth century will be up for sale
at an auction later this month.
1) art span a period from 2) art spanning a period
3) a period of art spanning from 4) a spanning art of
5) no correction required

 

9. Other species of eel are also faced various level of threats due to habitat damage and overfishing.
1) facing various threat 2) facing various level of threats
3) faced with various levels of threatening 4) face various levels of threats
5) no correction required

 

(SBI CLERKS EXAM 06/2012)
10.
 They are yet to decided about buying the new furniture.
1) still decide 2) yet to decision
3) yet to decide 4) still decided
5) no correction required

 

11. Rohan's mother was feed up of his laziness.
1) fed up in 2) fed off 3) feeds up of 4) fed up of
5) no correction required

 

12. She was just looking outside the window when a beautiful bird caught the eye.
1) catch the eye 2) eye catching
3) caught her eye 4) catch her eyes
5) no correction required

 

13. They sent out the invitations last evening.
1) send out 2) sending out 3) sent at 4) sending in
5) no correction required

 

14. He had to bear the brunt of his father's mistakes.
1) bore the brunt 2) bear the burns
3) bear a brunt 4) bear and burn
5) no correction required

 

(SBI CLERICAL MAIN EXAM 2012)
In each question below, four words printed in bold are given. Mark the number of the word that is inappropriate or wrongly spelled as your answer. If you think that all the words are correctly spelt and appropriate in the context of the sentence, then mark "No error" as your answer.
15. Ronald was very proud (1)/ of his new car would always (2)/ be on the look out for an excuse (3)/ toflaunt (4) it/. No error (5)/.

 

16. Ramesh had an aversion (1)/ to alcohol and would (2)/ avoid going to partyes (3)/ with his friends (4)/. No error (5)/.
 

17. Lucy was working (1)/ overtime because (2)/ she had to prepare (3)/ for an important meating (4)/. No error (5)/.
 

18. Roshni was found (1)/ of pets and she was a proud (2)/ owner of many unique (3)/ animals (4)/. No error (5)/.
 

19. Ahmad was not only very intelligent (1)/ but also very sincere (2)/ and would always strand (3)/ first in his class (4)/. No error (5)/.
 

20. His proposal (1)/ had to be send (2)/ to the President of the company (3)/ for her approval (4)/. No error (5)/.
 

Directions: In the following questions, a sentence or a part of a sentence is printed in bold. Below are given alternatives numbered 1, 2, 3, 4 to the bold part of the sentence which may improve the sentence. If you think that the sentence is correct as it is, choose (5) as your answer.
21. Your bonus will dependent the quality of your work
1) is dependable 2) depends on
3) being dependent 4) is going to depend
5) no correction required

 

22. Even after talking the matter for hours, we could not arrive at a decision.
1) talking to 2) talking over
3) talked about 4) talk through
5) no correction required

 

23. Mr Gates is a successful entrepreneur donated most of his wealth to charity.
1) has donated most of 2) donated mostly
3) donates much of 4) who has donated most of
5) no correction required

 

24. The government is unwilling to make any concession to their demands.
1) not willing to take 2) willingly given
3) not willing in giving 4) unwilling to take
5) no correction required

 

25. If the accused was guilty for the crime, he should be punished.
1) was guilty in 2) has been guilty for
3) was in guilty of 4) is guilty of
5) no correction required

 

26. The officer suffered only because of his impolitely behaviour
1) behaviour was impolite 2) behaved impoliteness
3) behavioural impolite 4) impolite behaviour
5) no correction required

 

KEY
1-3, 2-1, 3-2, 4-1, 5-1, 6-2, 7-3, 8-5, 9-2, 10-3, 11-4, 12-3, 13-5, 14-5, 15-5, 16-3, 17-4, 18-1, 19-3, 20-2, 21-2, 22-3, 23-4, 24-3, 25-4, 26-4.

EXPLANATIONS
1. 
Correct the adjective 'Strong'as 'Stronger' to write the sentence in the comparative Degree.
2. Correct it as 'It is strange' It is a usage.
You can also say 'it seems strange' when talking about how you feel when you arrive at a new place or face a new situation.
3. Replace 'Which' with 'Who'. An employee is a person, not a lifeless thing. Here is the car which I bought last year.
4. Replace 'Through' with 'by/with'
16. Correct it as 'PARTIES'. The plural of Countable Nouns which end in '-EY' is formed only by adding '-S' to the Singular like 'Monkeys' and 'Storeys'.
17. Replace 'Meating' with 'Meeting'.
18. Correct the 'Found' as 'Fond' which means 'To like someone or something very much'.
19. Correct the word, 'Strand' as 'Stand'. One of the meanings of the word, 'Strand' as a Noun is, 'A thin thread of something'.
20. Correct the verb, 'Send' as 'Sent'. The Main Verb after the 'Be' form verbs (am, is, are, was, were, being, been and be) is normally used in the 'V3' form. (e.g.: Take-took-taken).
23. The Relative Pronoun ‘Who’ is needed to connect the second part of the sentence. Writer: M. Somasekhara Prasad

 

Posted Date : 10-02-2021

గమనిక : ప్రతిభ.ఈనాడు.నెట్‌లో కనిపించే వ్యాపార ప్రకటనలు వివిధ దేశాల్లోని వ్యాపారులు, సంస్థల నుంచి వస్తాయి. మరి కొన్ని ప్రకటనలు పాఠకుల అభిరుచి మేరకు కృత్రిమ మేధస్సు సాంకేతికత సాయంతో ప్రదర్శితమవుతుంటాయి. ఆ ప్రకటనల్లోని ఉత్పత్తులను లేదా సేవలను పాఠకులు స్వయంగా విచారించుకొని, జాగ్రత్తగా పరిశీలించి కొనుక్కోవాలి లేదా వినియోగించుకోవాలి. వాటి నాణ్యత లేదా లోపాలతో ఈనాడు యాజమాన్యానికి ఎలాంటి సంబంధం లేదు. ఈ విషయంలో ఉత్తర ప్రత్యుత్తరాలకు, ఈ-మెయిల్స్ కి, ఇంకా ఇతర రూపాల్లో సమాచార మార్పిడికి తావు లేదు. ఫిర్యాదులు స్వీకరించడం కుదరదు. పాఠకులు గమనించి, సహకరించాలని మనవి.

 

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