12 December 2015

Bank Clerks - English Language - Correction of Sentence Questions

Directions (Q. 1-9): Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3), (4) given
below each sentence should replace the phrase in bold to make the
sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is
mark (5) as the answer.

1. Everyone tries to have one's choice.
1) to have his choice
2) to had one's choice
3) to had his choice
4) to have had his choice
5) No correction required

2. Ravi and myself talked to the manager.
1) My self and Ravi
2) Ravi as well as myself
3) Myself as well as Ravi 4) Ravi and I
5) No correction required

3. Myself submitted the application to the manager yesterday.
1) Me submitted 2) I submitted
3) Me has submitted
4) Myself have submitted
5) No correction required

4. One should work for one's country if one wants development.
1) his country if he wants development
2) his own country if he wants development
3) one's country if he wants development
4) one's own country if he wants development
5) No correction required

5. One cannot be dependent on his resources always.
1) One could not be dependent on his
2) One cannot dependent on his
3) One cannot be dependent on one's
4) One cannot depend on his
5) No correction required

6. The two brothers have helped each other.
1) had helped each others
2) helped each others
3) have helped one another
4) helped one another
5) No correction required

7. All the members vehemently quarreled with each other at the meeting.
1) quarreled with one another at the meeting
2) quarrelling with each other at the meeting
3) quarrells with each other at the meeting
4) quarrel with each other in the meeting
5) No correction required

8. The committee has occupied its seats and discussed the matter.
1) The committee had occupied its seats
2) The committee have occupied their seats
3) The committee have occupied its seats
4) The committee occupies its seats
5) No correction required

9. The weather of Shimla is far better than Delhi.
1) was far better than Delhi
2) was far better that of Delhi
3) has been better than Delhi
4) is far better than that of Delhi
5) No correction required

Answers:

1-1; Exp: When the pronoun refers to anybody, everybody, everyone,
anyone, it may be either 'he' or 'she' according to the context.

2-4; 3-2.
Exp: Emphatic pronouns like myself, himself, itself, herself cannot
stand alone as subjects.

4-5; 5-3.
Exp: The indefinite pronoun 'one' should be used through out if at all used.

6-5; 7-1 Exp: 'Each other' is used when we speak of two persons or
things, 'one another' is used when we speak of more than two persons
or things.

8-2; Exp: Collective nouns are singular when they designate a group
acting as a unit. They are plural when the members who make up the
group are acting independently. The pronoun that takes the place of
the collective noun must agree with it in number. If the collective
noun expresses a singular idea the pronoun is singular. If the
collective noun expresses a
plural idea, the pronoun is plural.

9-4; Exp: In comparative degree, same parts should be compared. For
this, "that of", "those of" should be used.

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