English Quiz for SBI Clerk

Direction. (1 – 5): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error 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.)

1. I finished my work (a)/ before we reached his place (b)/ with great difficulty (c)/ because of heavy traffic. (d)/ No error (e)

2. If I knew (a)/ that my friend had planned to (b)/ visit the town today, I would have (c)/ made his stay comfortable. (d)/ No error (e)

3. More widely popular (a)/ than the hunting of (b)/ deer or fox were (c)/ the pursuit of the hare. (d)/ No error (e)

4. The Committee Chief warned (a)/ the party members that if they persist (b)/ in their obstructionist attitude (c)/ they would be suspended. (d)/ No error (e)

5. On hearing the news over (a)/ the radio that India has (b)/ won the hockey match, (c)/ I jumped with joy. (d)/ No error (e)

DIRECTIONS (Q. 11-15): Which of the phrases (a), (b), (c) and (d) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is given and no correction is required, mark (e) as the answer.


11.Anyone with a little interest in sports is bound to familiar with Sachin Tendulkar’s name.
1) binding to familiar
2) bound to be familiar
3) binding to be familiar
4) bound to have familiar
5) No correction required

12. He asked me if I will accept his conditions if he helped me.
1) that if 1 will accept
2) that if I would accept
3) if I would accept
4) if would I be accepting
5) No correction required

13.The ship was not fit to survive another storm as the damage was beyond repair.
1) fitted to survive
2) fit to be surviving
3) fitting for survival
4) fit with survival
5) No correction required

14.His changed attitudes did not go well within his family.
1) had not gone well within
2) went not well within
3) could not go well into
4) did not go well with
5) No correction required.

15.What all this mean, is that the disciples are more powerful than their teacher.
1) all this means
2) does all this mean
3) all the meaning
4) does this all mean
5) No correction required

Answer
1. a; Replace ‘finished’ with ‘had finished’
2. e; No error
3. c; Replace ‘were’ with ‘was’
4. b; Replace ‘persist’ with ‘persisted’
5. b; Replace ‘has’ with ‘had’
6. (2)
7. (3)
8. (5)
9. (4)
10. (1)

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