English Quiz for Bank Exams – 2

English Quiz for Bank Exams

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Directions: In each of the following sentences, four options are given. You are required to identify the best way of writing the sentence in the context of the correct usage of standard written English. While doing so, you have to ensure that the message being conveyed remains the same in all the cases.

  1. Anyone interested in flying planes can learn much if you have access to a flight simulation machine.

(a) Anyone interested in flying planes can learn much if you have access to a flight simulation machine.

(b) Anyone interested in flying planes can learn much if he has access to a flight simulation machine.

(c) Anyone interested in flying planes can learn much if access is available to a flight simulation machine.

(d) Anyone interested in flying planes can learn much from access to a flight simulation machine.

(e) Anyone interests in flying planes can learn much if they had access to a flight simulation machine.

Answer

Option: B

Explanation: This corrects the unnecessary switch in the pronouns, anyone-you.

 

  1. No officer had ought to be put into a situation where he has to choose between his love for his family and the responsibilities accompanying his duty.

(a) No officer had ought to be put into a situation where he has to choose between his love for his family and the responsibilities accompanying his duty.

(b) No officer had ought to be put into a situation in which he has to choose between his love for his family and the responsibilities accompanying his duty.

(c) No officer should be put into a situation where he has to choose between his love for his family and the responsibilities accompanying his duty.

(d) No officer ought to be put into a situation in which he has to choose between his love for his family and the responsibilities accompanying his duty.

(e) No officer would be put in a situation where he have to choose between his love for family and the responsibilities accompanying his duty.

Answer

Option: C

Explanation: This is the most correct and concise form of the sentence.

 

  1. Being a realist, the detective could not accept the statement of the accused that UFOs had caused the disturbance.

(a) Being a realist, the detective could not accept the statement of the accused that UFOs had caused the disturbance.

(b) Since he was a realist, the detective could not accept the statement of the accused that UFOs had caused the disturbance.

(c) Being that he was a realist, the detective could not accept the statement of the accused that UFOs had caused the disturbance.

(d) Realist that he was, the detective could not accept the statement of the accused that UFOs had caused the disturbance.

(e) Being a realist that he was, the detective could not accept the statement of the accused that UFOs had caused the disturbance.

Answer

Option: A

Explanation: There is no error in the original sentence.

 

  1. The reason I came late to office today is because my car broke down.

(a) The reason I came late to office today is because my car broke down.

(b) Why I came late to office today is because my car broke down.

(c) The reason I was late to office today is because my car broke down.

(d) The reason I came late to office today is that my car broke down.

(e) The reason I came late to office is since my car broke down.

Answer

Option: D

Explanation: The reason is that is preferable to The reason is because.

 

  1. The shopkeeper hadn’t hardly any of those kind of goods.

(a) The shopkeeper hadn’t hardly any of those kind of goods.

(b) The shopkeeper hadn’t hardly any of those kinds of goods.

(c) The shopkeeper had hardly any of those kind of goods.

(d) The shopkeeper had hardly any of those kinds of goods.

(e) The shopkeeper had not hardly any of those kinds of goods.

Answer

Option: D

Explanation: This corrects the double negative (hadn’t hardly) and also uses those with kinds correctly.

 

  1. If we cooperate together by dividing up the booty, we shall be able to work together smoothly in the future.

(a) If we cooperate together by dividing up the booty, we shall be able to work together smoothly in the future.

(b) If we cooperate by dividing up the booty, we shall be able to work together smoothly in the future.

(c) If we cooperate by dividing up the booty together, we shall be able to work together smoothly in the future.

(d) If we cooperate with each other by dividing the booty, we shall be able to work together smoothly in the future.

(e) If we cooperate with one other by dividing up the booty, we will be able to work smoothly together in future.

Answer

Option: D

Explanation: Both together and up are unnecessary since their meaning is included in the words cooperate and divide.

 

  1. The entire cast and crew of the film, enjoyed splashing in the pool, bathing in the ocean, and, particularly, to sun bathe on the shore.

(a) The entire cast and crew of the film, enjoyed splashing in the pool, bathing in the ocean, and, particularly, to sun bathe on the shore.

(b) The entire cast and crew of the film, enjoyed splashing in the pool, to have a bath in the ocean, and, particularly to sun bathe on the shore.

(c) The entire cast and crew of the film, enjoyed swimming in the pool to bathe in the ocean, and, particularly sun bathing on the shore.

(d) The entire cast and crew of the film, enjoyed swimming in the pool, bathing in the ocean, and, particularly, sun bathing on the shore.

(e) The entire cast and crew of the film, enjoyed splashing in the pool, bathing in the ocean, particularly to sun bathing on the shore.

Answer

Option: D

Explanation: Parallel structure requires the use of the verbal noun as the object of the verb enjoyed: Enjoyed what? splashing, bathing; and sun bathing, Enjoy should not be followed by an infinitive construction.

 

  1. Crossing the street, a bus almost crushed us to death.

(a) Crossing the street, a bus almost crushed us to death.

(b) A bus almost crushed us, crossing the street.

(c) As we crossed the street, a bus almost crushed us.

(d) A bus, crossing the street, almost crushed us.

(e) While we crossed a street, a bus almost crushed us.

Answer

Option: C

Explanation: The other choices have misplaced modifiers.

 

  1. The moral of the entire story is how money doesn’t make you happy.

(a) The moral of the entire story is how money doesn’t make you happy.

(b) The moral of the entire story is that money doesn’t make you happy.

(c) In this novel, its moral of the story is how money doesn’t make you happy.

(d) That money does not make you happy, is the entire moral of the story.

(e) The moral of the story is that as to how money doesn’t make you happy.

Answer

Option: B

Explanation: The clause that money doesn’t make you happy is the predicate nominative of the verb is.

 

  1. Entertainment being recognised as an important factor in improving mental and physical health and thereby reducing human misery and poverty.

(a) Entertainment being recognised as an important factor in improving mental and physical health and thereby reducing human misery and poverty.

(b) Recognising entertainment as an important factor in improving mental and physical health and thereby reducing human misery and poverty.

(c) Recognition of it being an important factor in improving mental and physical health entertainment reduces human misery and poverty.

(d) Entertainment is recognised as an important factor in improving mental and physical health and thereby reducing human misery and poverty.

(e) Entertainment while being recognised as an important factor in improving mental and physical health and thereby reducing human misery and poverty.

Answer

Option: D

Explanation: This is an incomplete sentence since the verb is missing. Option D provides the verb (is recognised) and presents the only complete sentence among the options.

 

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