Error Spotting Quiz For IBPS PO: Part 3

Directions  (1- 8): In the sentences given below, a part of each sentence or the entire sentence is underlined. From among the options, choose the one that is grammatically correct and concise.

Question 1:
The automobile industry pioneered the use of satisfaction surveys and probably spent more money on them than any other industry.
a) spent more money on them than any other industry.
b) spends more money on them than on any other industry.
c) spends more money on them than any other industry.
d)has spent more money on them than on any other industry.

Question 2:
If American power has declined, so does the power its dependants.
a) has declined, so does
b) declines, so does
c) will decline, so does
d)will decline, so did

Question 3:
The Coastal haze often creeps up the foothills towards the ridge but never seems to reach the sun-drenched summit.
a) The Coastal haze often creeps up the foothills towards the ridge but never seems to reach the sun-drenched summit
b) The Coastal haze often crept up the foothills towards the ridge but never seems to reach the sun-drenched summit
c)The Coastal haze often creeps up the foothills towards the ridge but never seemed to reach the sun-drenched summit
d)The Coastal haze often creeps up the foothills towards the ridge but never reached the sun-drenched summit

Question 4:
From his grief-gouged eyes to the way he presses his hands together to stop them from shaking, its clear that if Syamsudin Noor made it through the next few weeks, he will still be a dead man inside.
a) its clear that if Syamsudin Noor made it through the next few weeks, he will still be a dead man inside.
b) its clear that if Syamsudin Noor were to make it through the next few weeks , he is still be a dead man inside
c) ) its clear that if Syamsudin Noor makes it through the next few weeks , he is still be a dead man inside
d) ) its clear that if Syamsudin Noor makes it through the next few weeks , he will still be a dead man inside

Question 5:
The delegates poured into the hall: the French, the Italians, Spanish, and Portuguese
a) the French, the Italians, Spanish and Portuguese
b)the French, the Italians, the Spanish and the Portuguese
c) the French, the Italians, Spanish and the Portuguese
d) French , Italians, Spanish and the Portuguese.

Question 6:
After family, the school plays an important role while determining the personality of a child and has the greatest effect on the individual.
a) while determining
b) to determine
c) when determining
d) in determining

Question 7:
Adjustment is the process of trying to bring in a balance between needs , stimuli and the opportunities offered by the environment.
a) to bring in
b) bringing in
c) to bring about
d) to bring together

Question 8:
Give a more heavier push to move this heavy object
a) more heavier
b) most heavy
c) heavier
d) heavy

ANSWERS:
1)SPENDS suggests that it is continuing to do so. Betwenn (b) and (c) , the latter is correct because ON ANY OTHER INDUSTRY would mean spending money on an industry. Only (c) makes the comparison clear.Hence (c)

2) Only (b) agrees with the tense of the sentence.Hence (b)

3) According to the rules of parallel construction, if both clauses of a sentence refer to the same time frame, they should be in the same tense. Among the given options, only (a) follows this rule i.e. both the verbs are in the present tense. Hence ( a)

4) IT’S CLEAR is in the present tense, so we have, makes it. However, NEXT FEW WEEKS refers to the future, therefore, HE WILL STILL BE, Hence (d)

5) An article or a preposition applying to all members of a series must either be used only before the first term or else be repeated before each term. (a) (c) and (d) are incorrect because they do not conform to this rule of parallel construction. Hence ( b)

6) The correct preposition in this context would be IN. HENCE ( D)

7) ( c ) is the correct usage in this context. Hence (C)

8) Heavier itself is the comparative form.So, more is redundant here.The correct answer should be heavier.Hence (c )

Smart Prep Kit for Banking Exams by Ramandeep Singh - Download here


Join 40,000+ readers and get free notes in your email

0 comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks for commenting. It's very difficult to answer every query here, it's better to post your query on IBPSToday.com