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SBI PO 2015: English Language Practice 2

Direction (Q. 1 - 10): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is '5'. (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)

1. 1) Sadly, this year /2) the monsoon has /3) failed, causing a famine when the state /4) is still reeling from the economic crunch. /5) No error

 

2. 1) Whether the fundamentalists like it or not, /2) the demand of human rights groups /3) to put an end to discriminations /4) against women is becoming even more shrill. /5)No error

 

3. 1) The driver had /2) sounded the /3) horn thrice /4) before she came. /5)No error

 

4. 1) The course of events /2) took a turn for the worst /3) when the policy to be implemented /4) was negated by the House. /5) No error

 

5. 1) We lost twenty precious minutes /2) having to change a tyre, /3) otherwise we would have made it /4) well on time. /5) No error

 

6. 1) He is /2) a better /3) statesman than /4) politician. /5) No error

 

7. 1) Though I had set out /2) to buy a new car /3) I did not as I was interested in a red one /4) but they had only blue. /5) No error

 

8. 1) When we reached /2) the station, the /3) train arrived /4) before time. /5) No error

 

9. 1) The presiding officer /2) replied that everything depended /3) on him receiving /4) the reply on time. /5) No error

 

10. 1) 1 met the boy /2) who was my /3) friend's brother and /4) whose name was Sunil. /5) No error

 

Direction (Q. 11 - 20): Fill up the blanks with a suitable pair of words from the options given below to make a meaningful sentence.

11. Prejudice begins as a/an__________ statement, ending on a__________ that justifies any extreme.

1) simple, proof 2) odorous, sentiment

3) innocuous, belief 4) ample, tool

5) exaggerated, mind

 

12. The growing city__________ upon the__________ of certain animals.

1) touches, dwelling 2) extended, shelters

3) encroaches, habitats 4) hits, habits

5) grabs, places

 

13. There is an urgent need to__________ the attitude of people towards__________ steps against smoking.

1) curb, such 2) rectify, few

3) correct, little 4) reorient, reformative

5) amend, some

 

14. Besides__________ laws for social causes, the government should also launch social__________ campaign.

1) implementing, justices 2) enforcing, activity

3) judicial, cause 4) having, order

5) framing, awareness

 

15. The recent spate of riots has proved that biases __________in childhood are strengthened in__________.

1) gathered, school 2) learned, riots

3) inculcated, adulthood 4) imbibed, force

5) developed, life

 

16. Those who__________ the norms of society are criticised.

1) involve 2) change 3) disagree

4) transgress 5) transcend

 

17. The group was found to be__________ in subversive activities.

1) involved 2) engaged 3) rebellious

4) uncharitable 5) employed

 

18. The prisoner of war was__________ to torture.

1) opposed 2) supposed 3) expose

4) subjected 5) mode

 

19. The Principal wanted me to improve the__________ of my term paper.

1) rationality 2) coherence 3) reasoning

4) quality 5) penmanship

 

20. The recent__________ demands__________ and trial under POTA.

1) incident, attention 2) result, culprit

3) resolution, extradition 4) meeting, focus

5) ruling, expatriation

 

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