SBI PO Prelims English (Day-17)

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Error spotting

Directions (1-5): In the following sentence, one part of the sentence has an error. Find out that particular part and select the appropriate option. If there is no error in the sentence, choose E as your answer:

1) Doctors on Lagos State embarked on a (A)/ three-day strike from July 13 to 15,(B)/to protest the absence of adequate safety and welfare(C)/ measures for doctors working with COVID-19 patients.(D)/ NO Error (E)

  1. Doctors on Lagos State embarked on a
  2. three-day strike from July 13 to 15
  3. to protest the absence of adequate safety and welfare
  4. measures for doctors working with COVID-19 patients
  5. no error

2) Liberian fishing communities are threatened (A)/ by Chinese super trawlers capable of catching (B)/ about twice the nation’s sustainable catch-(D)/ potentially decimating vital fish stocks in just a few years. (D)/ No error. (E)

  1. Liberian fishing communities are threatened
  2. by Chinese super trawlers capable of catching
  3. about twice the nation’s sustainable catch –
  4. potentially decimating vital fish stocks in just a few years.
  5. No error

3) With the decline in the Thai and worldwide economy, (A)/ businesses and factories have closed and migrant workers have been (B)/ among the first people lay off.As Thailand has enteredthe worst economic recession (C)/ at its history, migrants whonormally work for daily wages are facing tough times. (D)/ No Error. (E)

  1. With the decline in the Thai and worldwide economy
  2. businesses and factories have closed and migrant workers have been
  3. among the first people lay off. As Thailand has entered the worst economic recession
  4. at its history, migrants who normally work for daily wages are facing tough times.
  5. no error

4) Dalai also stated that the Department will be (A)/ issuing a dedicated phone number were people (B)/ can inform the department if they come across any such sick tree. (C)/ The department will then send experts for the treatment of the tree.(D)/ No error (E)

  1. Dalai also stated that the Department will be
  2. issuing a dedicated phone number were people
  3. can inform the department if they come across any such sick tree
  4. The department will then send experts for the treatment of the tree.
  5. No error

5) The contract is a part of the MoU signed (A)/ among India and the Maldives in 2019 to set up three neighbourhood (B)/  fish processing plants costing around USD 1.5 million (C)/ in Maradhoo, Hithadhoo and Hulhudhoo. (D)/ No errors (E)

  1. The contract is a part of the MoU signed
  2. among India and the Maldives in 2019 to set up three neighbourhood
  3. fish processing plants costing around USD 1.5 million
  4. in Maradhoo, Hithadhoo and Hulhudhoo.
  5. No error

Sentence Completion

Directions (6-10) :In each of the following questions a short passage is given with one of the lines in the passage missing and represented by a blank. Select the best out of the five answer choices given, to make the passage complete and coherent (coherent means logically complete and sound):

6) ____________________________________________ and operational measures for combating money laundering, terrorist financing and other related threats to the integrity of the international financial system. Starting with its own members, the FATF monitors countries’ progress in implementing the FATF Recommendation; Review money laundering and terrorist financing techniques and counter-measures.

  1. The objectives of Financial Action Task Force (FATF) are to set standards and promote effective implementation of legal regulatory
  2. The objectives of Financial Action Task Force (FATF) are to set standards and promotes affections.
  3. The objectives of Financial Auction Task Force (FATF) are to set standards
  4. All the above
  5. None of the above

7) China has an eye for resource-countries. To fuel economic growth and manufacture goods for its 1.4 billion people, China needs an abundance of natural resources, and therefore, the Communist government traps the countries rich in natural resources.________________________, given its richness in oil, gas, minerals, timber, forest products and hydropower potential.

  1. Myanmar is has good relation with all its neighbouring countries.
  2. Myanmar the country which shares borders with both India and China is known as Suvarnabhumi (Golden land) in Sanskrit
  3. Myanmar the country which shares borders with both USA and China is known as Suvarnabhumi (Golden land) in Sanskrit
  4. All the above
  5. None of the above

8) DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – The Small, neighbouring sheikdoms of Bahrain and Qatar appear to have among world’s highest per capita rates of confirmed coronavirus infections, a result of extensive testing and rapid, undetected spread through camps housing health and young foreign labourers, studies now show. In Qatar, a new study found that nearly 60% of those testing positive showed little or no symptoms at all, calling into question the usefulness of mass temperature check meant to stop the infected from mingling with others. ________________ ___________________________________________. 

  1. DUBAI, United Arab Emirates is the best place in the world with 0% Covid 19 patient.
  2. In Saudi, its government put the asymptomatic figure even higher, at 68%.
  3. In Bahrain, its government put the asymptomatic figure even higher, at 68%.
  4. All the above
  5. None of the above

9) Deep in the Amazon rainforest, there are mysterious canines with short ears, pointy noses and bushy tails that roam the undergrowth. The creatures which are one of the least studied variety of dogs on the planet, are rarely seen even by scientists who years studying the region. Officially,_________________________________________________________________________As scientists have attempted to better understand these exclusive creatures, one of the most significant findings about them has been about the size of their balls – seriously.

  1. they’re called short- eared dogs, but they’re so elusive that they’re often referred to by the much moniker of “ghost dogs.”
  2. they’re called long – eared cats, but they’re so elusive that they’re often referred to by the much cooler moniker of “ghost dogs.”
  3. they’re called short- eared dogs, but they’re so elusive that they’re often referred to by the much coolermoniker of “ghost dogs.”
  4. All the above
  5. None of the above

10) The viral photograph of the big cat couple was shot by wildlife photographer Mithun H. In the Winters of 2019 at the Kabini Forest Reserve – one of the most popular wildlife destinations in Karnataka, comprising the south eastern part of Nagarahole National Park. On his Instagram, he has titled the photograph: ______ __________________________________________________________ thus: “Saaya and Cleopatra have been courting since four years now and whenever they are together it’s a sight to behold.The forest comes alive as they trot nonchalantly in his in his fabled kingdom.”

  1. ‘The Eternal Couple’, features Saaya, the Black Panther and Cleopatra, the Leopardess. Mithun H. go on to describe the rare sighting in the city.
  2. ‘The Eternal Couple’, features Saaya, the Black Panther and Cleopatra, the Leopardess.Mithun H. went on to describe the rare sighting.
  3. ‘The Eternal Couple’, features Tigga, the Tiger and Cubbia, the Lioness
  4. All the above
  5. None of the above

Answers :

Directions (1-5) :

1) Answer: A

There is an error in the Part A of the given sentence. We are talking about Doctors in Lagos State going on strike. In this part the preposition that should be used is ‘in’instead of ‘on’There is no other error other than this.
The correct sentence would be:

Doctors in Lagos State embarked on a three-day strike from July 13 to 15, to protest the absence of adequate safety and welfare measures for doctors working with COVID-19 patients.

This makes Option A the correct choice among the given options.

2) Answer: E

There is no error in any part of the given sentence. Therefore no correction is required.

This makes Option E the correct choice among the given options.

3) Answer: D

There is an error in the Part D of the given sentence. We are talking about the decline in the economy of Thailand. In this part the preposition that should be used is ‘in’ instead of ‘at’There is no other error other than this.
The correct sentence would be:

With the decline in the Thai and worldwide economy, businesses and factories have closed and migrant workers have been among the first people lay off. As Thailand has entered the worst economic recession in its history, migrants who normally work for daily wages are facing tough times.

This makes Option D the correct choice among the given options.

4) Answer: B

There is an error in the Part B of the given sentence. We are talking about providing treatment facility in Dalai District for sick trees. In this part the helping verb ‘were’ has to be replaced with ‘where’ as it indicates a place/position.There are no other changes to be made.

The correct sentence would be:

Dalai also stated that the Department will be issuing a dedicated phone number where people can inform the department if they come across any such sick tree. The department will then send experts for the treatment of the tree.

This makes Option B the correct choice among the given options.

5) Answer: B

There is an error in the Part B of the given sentence. We are talking about the agreement signed between India and Maldives. In this part the word ‘among’ is used which is wrong the correct word is ‘between’. When we compare two things we use between, and when we compare more than two things we use among. There are no other changes to be made.

The correct sentence would be:

The contract is a part of the MoU signed between India and the Maldives in 2019 to set up three neighbourhood fish processing plants costing around USD 1.5 million in Maradhoo, Hithadhoo and Hulhudhoo.

This makes Option B the correct choice among the given options.

Directions (6-10) :

6) Answer: A

The paragraph talks about the objectives of Financial Action Task Force (FATF)–

Option B: In this option we are taking in terms of Financial Action Task Force which deals with finance and things related to it the word ‘affection’ rules out.

Option C: The full form given here is not correct thus this option is out of context.

Option D: This cannot be the correct option as all the above options are not related.

Option E: This option is not true as it is fill in the blanks and we have to choose one from the given options to fit in correctly.

Option A: It is the correct choice as it fits appropriately contextually and grammatically.
Clearly, option A is the best fit for the blank as it is complementing both the preceding and the following sentences.

Hence Option A is the correct choice.

7) Answer: B

The paragraph talks about China trying to take over Myanmar.

Option A: Here the statement talks about Myanmar and its glory and not about the  relation it shares with other countries, hence this is not the correct choice.

Option C: This option is out of context as we are talking about the countries sharing  its borders which are India and China and not USA.

Option D: This cannot be the correct option as all the above options are not related.

Option E: This option is not true as it is fill in the blanks and we have to choose one from the given options to fit in correctly.

Option B: It is the correct choice as it fits appropriately contextually and

grammatically.
Clearly, option B is the best fit for the blank as it is complementing both the preceding and the following sentences.

Hence Option B is the correct choice.

8) Answer: C

The paragraph talks about the DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – The Small, neighbouring sheikdoms of Bahrain and Qatar appear to have among world’s highest per capita rates of confirmed coronavirus infections.

Option A: This option is out of context, thus it is not the correct choice.

Option B: This option is out of context, asspeaks about Saudi and the text speaks  about Bahrain  it is ruled out.

Option D: This cannot be the correct option as all the above options are not related.

Option E: This option is not true as it is fill in the blanks and we have to choose one from the given options to fit in correctly.

Option C: It is the correct choice as it fits appropriately contextually and grammatically.
Clearly, option C is the best fit for the blank as it is complementing both the preceding and the following sentences.

Hence Option C is the correct choice.

9) Answer: C

The paragraph talks about the rare finding of a dog species in the Amazon Rainforest.

Option A: This option fits contextually but grammatically it is incorrect, thus it is not the correct choice.

Option B: This option is out of context, hence it is ruled out.

Option D: This cannot be the correct option as all the above options are not related.

Option E: This option is not true as it is fill in the blanks and we have to choose one from the given options to fit in correctly.

Option C: It is the correct choice as it fits appropriately contextually and grammatically.
Clearly, option C is the best fit for the blank as it is complementing both the preceding and the following sentences.

Hence Option C is the correct choice.

10) Answer: B

The paragraph talks about the viral photograph of the big cat couple was shot by wildlife photographer Mithun H.

Option A: In this option we are talking about the rare cat couple found in city but the truth is they are found in wildlife. Thus this is not the correct option.

Option C: This option is out of context as we are talking of a black panther and a leopardess.

Option D: This cannot be the correct option as all the above options are not related.

Option E: This option is not true as it is fill in the blanks and we have to choose one from the given options to fit in correctly.

Option B: It is the correct choice as it fits appropriately contextually and

grammatically.
Clearly, option B is the best fit for the blank as it is complementing both the preceding and the following sentences.

Hence Option B is the correct choice.

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