RRB Clerk Mains English (Day-16)

English Materials for RRB Clerk Mains 2021:

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Error spotting

Directions :(1-5)  In this question, a sentence has been divided into four parts marked as I, II, III and IV. You need to find which part/parts does not/do not have an error in terms of its grammatical or contextual usage. If the sentence is absolutely correct, mark (E) as your answer.

1)

I)  Initial seismological reports say an area southeast,in the Croatian Capital

II)  Zagreb was struck with a 6.3 magnitude earthquake,

III)  whichcaused out widespread damage

IV) with some injuries reported as well as considerable damages.

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

2)

I) The regional N1 television reported live Tuesday

II)  which was hardly-hit in the Monday quake.

III)  The footage showed firefighters trying to remove the debris

IV) from the car, which went buried underneath.

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

3)

I) The Communist Party of China team tasked to unite the two rival factions.

II)  Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and former prime minister Pushpa Kamal DahalakaPrachanda may not hashad made much of headway,

III) on Tuesday for dissolving parliament’s House of Representatives and calling fresh elections.

IV) The three communist party leaders are also set to address a joint rally against PM Oli.

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

4)

I) The Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) will begin the collection of funds for the Ram Temple

II)  they have decided to cover 525,000 villages across the country for the drive.

III)  The teams deputed to collect the funds will have to deposit the money

IV) within 48 hours in designated bank accounts.

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

5)

I)  The mock exercise was aiming at end-to-end testing of Covid-19 vaccination process,

II)  included planning and preparations as per the operational guidelines.

III)  The drive is slated to begin early next year.

IV) Therewere also some practice drill of conducting vaccination and reporting and review meetings

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

Phrase replacement

Directions : (6-10):  In the given questions a part is highlighted. It may or may not need improvement. If it has any issue then select the best choice as a replacement.

6) France’s Academy of Fine Arts says Pierre Cardin, the French designer whose Space Age style was among the iconic looks of 20th-century fashion, has died at 98.

I) Who had a space age style

II) while his space age style

III) where his space age style

  1. Both II and III
  2. Both I and III
  3. Both I and II
  4. Only III
  5. No Correction Required

7) They were on the backfoot after the debacle in Adelaide and did not have the service of his captain Virat Kohli.

I) never had the service

II) have the services of their

III) hasn’t had the services

  1. Both Iand II
  2. Only II
  3. Only III
  4. Both I and III
  5. No Correction Required

8) The HC observed that even though the festive season has come to an end, people have repeatedly started hitting the streets to celebrate the New Year.

I) people have started again

II) people have again started

III) people have reportedly started

  1. Both I and II
  2. Both II and III
  3. Both I and III
  4. Only II
  5. No Correction Required

9)  The total number of people testing positive for the new UK variable of  genome of Sars-CoV-2 virus has reached 20, the Union ministry of health and family welfare announced on Wednesday.

I) UK variant of genome for

II) UK variant genome

III) UK variable of  genome

  1. Both I and III
  2. Both II and III
  3. Both I and II
  4. Only III
  5. No Correction Required

10) Union defence minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said that no “meaningful solution” has come out of diplomatic and military level talks with China to resolve the standoff on the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

I) no “meaningful outcome” has

II) no “meaningful infusion” has

III) no “meaningful aerosol” has

  1. Both I and II
  2. Both II and III
  3. Both I and III
  4. Only III
  5. No replacement required

Answers :

Directions (1-5):

1) Answer : B

Fragment I: An area southeast of the Croatian capital

Here the word “of” is considered as a preposition because it is used to show that a person or an object belongs to or is related to, something and must follow the noun ‘Croatian Capital to make it correct.

Fragment II is absolutely correct.

Fragment III: `Cause‘ in the sentence given is neither noun nor adjective, it’s verb. To understand this try answering your question

– This will cause the problems like ….to the individuals and to the society `can cause’. This fragment has an error of parallelism.

Here ‘caused’ must be replaced by ‘cause’ to make it grammatically correct.

Fragment IV is correct and has no error in it.

Clearly, only fragments II and IV are error free.

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

2) Answer: A

Fragment I is absolutely error free.

Fragment II: There is an error of tense here. As the sentence talks about a past event, the verb ‘hardly’ has to be in its past form; ‘hard’. Hard is both an adjective and an adverb. When it is an adverb, it means ‘needing or using a lot of physical or mental effort’. It goes after the main verb `hard-hit’.

Fragment III does not have an error.

Fragment IV: Here the phrase ‘went burried’ must be changed to ‘was burried’ to make it a grammatically correct sentence.

Clearly, fragments I and III are absolutely error free.

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

3) Answer : C

Fragment I is correct and has no error in it.

Fragment II: There is an error of subject-verb agreement here. The main subject of the sentence ‘may not have had made much

of headway’ is in plural number and the verb following it has to be in agreement. ‘Havehad ’ must be used here in place of ‘has

had’ to make it a grammatically correct sentence. Auxiliary verbs are used to inflect various verb tenses, moods, etc.

Fragment III is error free.

Fragment IV is error free as well.

Clearly, fragments I, III and IV do not have any error.

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

4) Answer: E

All the fragments are correct and error-free.

Therefore, option E is the correct answer choice to this question.

5) Answer : C

The errors are in part I and part IV.

Fragment I :  In part I, `was aiming at’ is erroneous. The correct word in place of `aiming at’ should have been `aimed at’.

Fragment II is error free

Fragment III is error free.

Fragment IV :In part IV, the word `practice  drill’ is erroneous. The correct word in place of `practice drill’ should have been `mock

drill’[adjective. Not genuine or true; simulated; counterfeit; sham. They put on a `mock’ quarrel.]The rest of the parts are correct.

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

Directions (6-10):

6) Answer: E

The sentence is correct in the present form and no correction is required to be carried out in the sentence.

Therefore, option E is the correct answer choice to this question.

7) Answer: B

There is the error in the subject-verb agreement here because the subject here is in plural form whereas the corresponding verb

has been used in the singular form i.e.`did not have….’. The subject ­`service’ is plural and is followed by plural verbs only.Therefore it should have been `services of their’because`Their’ is a plural possessive pronoun, and means “belonging to

them”; it’s the plural form of “his” or “herThe correct sentence would have been:

They were on the backfoot after the debacle in Adelaide and did not have the servicesof their captain Virat Kohli.

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

8) Answer: D

According to the context of the sentence it is regarding the fact that `people have repeatedly started hitting the streets to celebrate the New Year’. The correct (adverb) born –`again’ to be used for that purpose is `again’ Therefore it should have been `people have again started’
The correct sentence would be:

The HC observed that even though the festive season has come to an end, people have again started hitting the streets to celebrate the New Year.

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

9) Answer: C

Here the context is that due to `UK variant genome of Sars-CoV-2’ which has been inherited from UK,it is expected that the figure of twenty, testing positive, will soon cross the mark. This is going to be another bad sign for the economy which will again entail for a vaccine to be developed with the same variant of genome detected from UK. Both I and II will be correct in this context if placed instead of the bold phrase in the given sentence.
The correct sentence would be:

The total number of people testing positive for the new UK variant genome of Sars-CoV-2 virus has reached 20, the Union ministry of health and family welfare announced on Wednesday.

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

10)  Answer: E

There is no error in the highlighted part of the given sentence and therefore no replacement is required here.

Therefore, option E  is the correct answer choice to this question.

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