03 October 2015

Bank POs English Language Preparation - Finding Errors in Sentences

Directions (Q. 1-4): In each sentence below four words have been printed in bold which are numbered 1), 2), 3) and 4). One of these words may be misspelt or inappropriate in the context of the sentence. Find out the wrongly spelt or inappropriate words. The number of that word is the answer. If all four words are correctly spelt and appropriate the answer is 5), i.e., 'All correct.'

1. It is bureaucratic (1)/ recalcitrance (2)/ rather than any lack (3)/ of political will that is the main hurdle. (4)/ All correct (5).

2. The planning Commission (1)/ had evinced (2)/ considerable interest in taking (3)/ forward District planning as envisaged in the Constitution. (4)/ All correct (5).

3. A law once passed is a fait accompli (1)/ protests and critiques (2)/ are conveniently termed disrupting the rule of law, and protestors become the target of state suspison (3)/ and victimization. (4)/ All correct (5).

4. If we look at some of the essential requisites (1)/ of democratic institutional structure to send representatives to Panchayats, assembly (2)/ and parliament, there is implicit (3)/ in the election process an
obligation for representatives to be accountable for their actions. (4)/ All correct (5).

Directions (Q. 5-8): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is 'No error',
the answer is 5). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any).

5. France is one of the wealthiest economy in the world, (1)/ home to leaders in aviation, insurance, banking, tourism (2)/ and retail and is known for its (3)/ fine cuisine and appellation-controlled wines. (4)/ No error (5).

6. The fashion is becoming a global game now, (1)/ where the label may originate in one country, (2)/ the chief designer from another country, (3)/ the owner investor from third nation. (4)/ No error (5).

7. In India, for over a decade now, (1)/ Ermenegildo Zegna has had a successful (2)/ run with its stand alone stores (3)/ in Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad. (4)/ No error (5).

8. The final outcome of India's first environmental referendum is not yet known (1)/ but the very fact that it is taking place (2)/ in the thick forested and remote region of Niyamgiri (3)/ provides a small glimmer of home. (4)/ No error (5).


1-1; 2-5; 3-3; 4-5; 5-1; 6-5; 7-5; 8-3.