IBPS PO Prelims English (Day-03)

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Time: 10 Mins

Sentence correction

Directions (1-5): In each of the questions, there are four sentences or parts of sentences that form a paragraph. Identify the sentence/s or part/s that is/are incorrect in terms of grammar and usage and choose the answer accordingly.

1)

I) The question here is about what Kamala Harris adds to the electability of Joe Biden as a running mate

II) Some believe if she refuses to acknowledge her Indian background, it could alienate South Asians and create doubts even about her Black identity

III) Since Harris hasn’t spoken much about the issue, the question of whether she derived anything from her Indian mother growing up comes up

IV) On her part, Harris has already suggested that because she grew up on the black community and went to Howard University, one of the country’s few historic black universities, she identifies as black

  1. Only IV
  2. Only I & II
  3. Only II & III
  4. Only II, III & IV
  5. No error

2)

I) The Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident, also known as the Rogers Commission after its chairman, was formed to investigate the disaster

II) The commission worked for several months and published a report of its findings

III) It finds that the Challenger accident was caused by a failure in the O-rings sealing a joint on the right solid rocket booster

IV) The failure of the O-rings was attributed to a faulty design

  1. Only I
  2. Only I & II
  3. Only III
  4. Only II, III & IV
  5. No error

3)

I) The UK has re-imposed a 14-day quarantine on all arrivals from France after the country recorded a sharp rise in Covid-19 cases

II) From Saturday at 4 a.m. GMT, anyone arriving in the UK from France will have to self-isolate for two weeks or risk being fined up to $1,200

III) The decision have been made after the French Health Ministry reported 2,669 new coronavirus infections in just one day

IV) UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps discussed the news during an interview on BBC Breakfast on Friday

  1. Only I & II
  2. Only II & IV
  3. Only III
  4. Only I, III & IV
  5. No error

4)

I) Spain has announced a slew of new restriction to help fight a fresh surge in covid-19 cases

II) As part of the measures, discos and nightclubs was shut-down across the country

III) Visits to nursing homes will be restricted to one hour maximum

IV) People are prohibited from smoking in public areas as well

  1. Only I
  2. Only I & II
  3. Only III & IV
  4. Only II, III & IV
  5. No error

5)

I) Compared to other diseases, COVID-19 is highly transmissible

II) The only goal is to prevent as many deaths as possible

III) The proportion of deaths due to COVID-19 (about 2%) is lower than that of SARS (about 9%) or the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (34.4%)

IV) However, the task of counting deaths attributed to COVID-19 is full of complex challenges

  1. Only I
  2. Only I & II
  3. Only III & IV
  4. Only II, III & IV
  5. No error

Double fillers

Directions (6-10): In the question given below there are two statements, each statement consists of two blanks. You have to choose the option which provides the correct set of words that fits both the blanks in both the statements appropriately and in the same order making them meaningful and grammatically correct.

6)

I) It needs to be noted here that in view of the _____________ measures and announcement of nation-wide lockdown by the Government to contain spread of COVID-19 pandemic, ______________ of the industrial sector establishments were not operating from the end of March, 2020 onwards.

II) Despite several _____________ steps announced by the city council, a __________ of the city’s population have still been afflicted with the highly contagious covid-19 disease.

  1. Deceptive, totality
  2. Preventive, majority
  3. Protective, minimum
  4. Revolutionary, popular
  5. None of the above

7)

I) The new environemt policy has increasingly become an ____________ for the government with the policy getting an absolute ___________ from observers and experts.

II) Coutinho topped off the ____________ for Barca in Lisbon, coming off the bench to provide an assist and score the final two goals in an 8-2 ___________ as the whole world watched on.

  1. Embarrassment, pasting
  2. Awkward, defeat
  3. Difficulty, thrashing
  4. Damage, criticism
  5. None of the above

8)

I) The study also found that the ice sheet is ________ in rapid bursts, leading to a sudden and unpredictable rise in sea levels, making it difficult to prepare for the ________.

II) While ___________, the vanquished forces put fire to the crop fields for miles, resulting in a devastating ________ on the people living in the villages.

  1. Destroying, affect
  2. Withdrawing, result
  3. Vanishing, celebration
  4. Retreating, effect
  5. None of the above

9)

I) But some of the other medicines, like ________ social distancing and curtailing some daily activities, while _______, really should have been easier to take.

II) The squad was _________ outdoors when the hailstorm started making it very _________ for them to continue.

  1. Adopting, difficult
  2. Challenging, shameful
  3. Practicing, inconvenient
  4. Balanced, positive
  5. None of the above

10)

I) Globally, the ________ of health services during a pandemic results in the underestimation of any health indicator, including the _________ of fatalities.

II) The __________ caused by the covid-19 pandemic and the resultant lockdown has affected all processes resulting in the government increasing the _______ period.

  1. Celebration, managing
  2. Closure, ekect
  3. Abeyance, facility
  4. Disruption, assessment
  5. None of the above

Answers :

Directions (1-5) :

1) Answer: A

Fragment IV – “On her part, Harris has already suggested that because she grew up on the black community and went to Howard University, one of the country’s few historic black universities, she identifies as black”. Here the use of the preposition (highlighted in black) is wrong. The correct preposition that should follow the verb is “in” and not “on”.

The other fragments are absolutely correct and have no error.

Therefore option A is the correct answer to this question.

2) Answer: C

Fragment III – “It finds that the Challenger accident was caused by a failure in the O-rings sealing a joint on the right solid rocket booster”. In this fragment, the tense of the verb is clearly incorrect. This as well as all the other fragments are in the past tense but in this fragment the highlighted verb is in 3rd person present tense.

The other fragments are absolutely correct and have no error.

Therefore option C is the correct answer to this question.

3) Answer: C

Fragment III – “The decision have been made after the French Health Ministry reported 2,669 new coronavirus infections in just one day”. Here, there is a clear subject-verb disagreement. Decision is singular therefore the verb also needs to be in singular. The correct fragment will be “The decision has been made after the French Health Ministry reported 2,669 new coronavirus infections in just one day”.

The other fragments are absolutely correct and have no error.

Therefore option C is the correct answer to this question.

4) Answer: B

Fragment I – “Spain has announced a slew of new restriction to help fight a fresh surge in covid-19 cases”. One of the uses of the term slew is as a collective noun implying a multitude of something – here it should have been slew of restrictions (plural) and not restriction (singular)

Fragment II –“As part of the measures, discos and nightclubs was shut-down across the country”.The sentences given indicate future tense of activities i.e. to be done. However, in this fragment the tense is past. It should have been – As part of the measures, discos and nightclubs will be shut-down across the country.

Therefore option B is the correct answer to this question.

5) Answer: E

All the fragments are grammatically as well as contextually correct.

Therefore option E is the correct answer to this question.

Directions (6-10) :

6) Answer: B

In the first blank, the only options that fit are B & C – preventive&protective. But Miznimumdoesn’t fit in at all with the 2nd blank in both sentences. Majority though fits perfectly in both cases.

Therefore, option B is the correct answer to this question.

7) Answer: A

In the first blank, the only option that fits in perfectly for both the statement is embarrassment. The pairing word pasting which means a severe bashing as well as a severe defeat fits in well in the 2nd blank for the two statements.

Therefore, option A is the correct answer to this question.

8) Answer: D

Neither of the terms in option A fit in. The first term in option B fits well in both the 1st blanks but the 2nd terms don’t. Both terms of option C are wrong. The terms in option D work well in the respective blanks in the two sentences.

Therefore, option D is the correct answer to this question.

9) Answer: C

Both terms in option B & D are illogical. The 2nd term of option A works for the 2nd blank in both sentences but the 1st term doesn’t fit in the 2nd sentence. The terms given in option C work well in the respective blanks in both sentences.

Therefore, option C is the correct answer to this question.

10) Answer: D

The first term of options B, C and D can work in the 1st blank of both sentences. But the 2nd term of options B and C don’t fit in. Only for option D, both the terms fit well in the respective blanks of the two sentences.

Therefore, option D is the correct answer to this question.

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