English Quiz – Sentence Rewriting – 26

Hello and welcome to exampundit. Here is a set of English Quiz based on various Sentence Rewriting problems for upcoming Syndicate Bank PGDBF, Canara Bank PGDBF and SBI PO 2018.

 

Directions for questions 1 to 9: In each of the questions below, four different ways of writing a sentence are indicated. Choose the best way of writing the sentence.

1. A. The main problem with the notion of price discrimination is that it is not always a bad thing, but that it is the monopolist who has the power to decide who is charged what price.
B. The main problem with the notion of price discrimination is not that it is always a bad thing, it isthe monopolist who has the power to decide who is charged what price.
C. The main problem with the notion of price discrimination is not that it is always a bad thing, but that it is the monopolist who has the power to decide who is charged what price.
D. The main problem with the notion of price discrimination is not it is always a bad thing, but that it is the monopolist who has the power to decide who is charged what price.
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D

Answer

Option: C

Explanation:  Grammatically C is the best choice as the sentence is in a logical sequence.

 

2. A. A symbiotic relationship develops among the contractors, bureaucracy and the politicians, and by a large number of devices costs are artificially escalated and black money is generated by underhand deals.
B. A symbiotic relationship develops among contractors, bureaucracy and politicians, and costs are artificially escalated with a large number of devices and black money is generated through underhand deals.
C. A symbiotic relationship develops among contractors, bureaucracy and the politicians, and by a large number of devices costs are artificially escalated and black money is generated on underhand deals.
D. A symbiotic relationship develops among the contractors, bureaucracy and politicians, and by large number of devices costs are artificially escalated and black money is generated by underhand deals.
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D

Answer

Option: B

Explanation: B comes across as a best option as A, C and D are grammatically not correct with A having the before politicians, C mixing up propositions and consumptions, and D having an error in by large number, which should be replaced with by a large number.

 

3. A. The distinctive feature of tariffs and export subsidies is that they create difference of prices at which goods are traded on the world market and their price within a local market.
B. The distinctive feature of tariffs and export subsidies is that they create a difference of prices at which goods are traded with the world market and their prices in the local market.
C. The distinctive feature of tariffs and export subsidies is that they create a difference between prices at which goods are traded on the world market and their prices within a local market.
D. The distinctive feature of tariffs and export subsidies is that they create a difference across prices at which goods are traded with the world market and their prices within a local market.
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D

Answer

Option: C

Explanation: A, B and D are eliminated and answer is C because as the difference is created between prices and not of or across as is given in the other option.

 

4. A. Any action of government to reduce the systemic risk inherent in financial markets will also reduce the risks that private operators perceive and thereby encourage excessive hedging.
B. Any action by government to reduce the systemic risk inherent in financial markets will also reduce the risks that private operators perceive and thereby encourage excessive gambling.
C. Any action by government to reduce the systemic risk inherent due to financial markets will also reduce the risks that private operators perceive and thereby encourages excessive hedging.
D. Any action of government to reduce the systemic risk inherent in financial markets will also reduce the risks that private operators perceive and thereby encourages excessive gambling.
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D

Answer

Option: B

Explanation:

B is the correct choice as the action is taken by the government to reduce the systematic risk which is inherent in the financial market. Unlike A, C and D in which the action is of government, and in C risk has been given as inherent due to which is wrong.

 

5. A. Creativity in any field is regarded not only as valuable for itself but also as a service to the nation.
B. Creativity in any field is not regarded only as valuable on its own, but also as a service to the nation.
C. Creativity, in any field, is not only regarded as valuable, but also as a service to the nation.
D. Creativity in any field is regarded not only as valuable in itself but also as a service to the nation.
(a) D
(b) C
(c) A
(d) B

Answer

Option: A

Explanation:

(a) is the correct choice as grammatically D comes across as the sentence which is making sense as creativity is regarded not only as valuable in itself, and not as for itself as given in A, B and C are not correct choices as they are negative sentences.

 

6. A. If precision of thought had facilitated precision of behaviour, and if reflection had preceded action, it would be ideal for humans.
B. It would be ideal for humans if reflection preceded action and precision of thought facilitated precision of behaviour.
C. It would be ideal for humans if precedence of reflection was followed by action and precision of thought, by precise behaviour.
D. It would have been ideal for humans, if precise action and behaviour preceded precise reflection.
(a) D
(b) C
(c) B
(d) A

Answer

Option: C

Explanation:

(c) is the correct choice as reflection would be preceded by action as given in the sentence B. Only sentence B give a grammatically and logically correct sequence.

 

7. A. We are forced to fall back on fatalism as an explanation of irrational events.
B. We are forced to falling back on the fatalism as an explanation of irrational events.
C. We are forced to fall back on fatalism as explanations of irrational events.
D. we are forced to fall back to fatalism as an explanation of irrational events.
(a) D
(b) C
(c) B
(d) A

Answer

Option: D

Explanation:

(d) is the only option which is making sense, as according to the sentence we are forced to fall back on fatalism and not to fatalism as given in sentence D, also falling back in B is grammatically incorrect as well as C being wrong as it leaves out “ an” explanation.

 

8. A. From the sixteenth century awards, people started feeling disdainful and self-conscious about their body and its products that led to a heightened focus on emotional and bodily regulations.
B. The heightened focus on controlling the body and emotions comes from disdain and self-consciousness about the body and its products, found in the sixteenth century.
C. From the sixteenth century onwards, a growing disdain for and self-consciousness about the body and its products took hold, leading to a heightened focus on emotional and bodily regulation.
D. The heightened focus on emotional and bodily regulations started from the sixteenth century onwards, when people felt disdain and self-consciousness about the body and its products.
(a) D
(b) C
(c) B
(d) A

Answer

Option: B

Explanation:

Grammatically sentence C is right i.e. the answer is (b) as the sequence in the sentence is correct, rather than D, where the era is given first or B in which it is not clear whether disdain took hold or not.

 

9. A. The running of large businesses consist of getting somebody to make something that somebody else sold to somebody else for more than its cost.
B. The running of a large business consists of getting somebody to make something that somebody else will sell to somebody else for more than it costs.
C. The running of a large business consists of getting somebody to sell something that somebody else made for more than it cost.
D. The running of large businesses consist of getting somebody to make something else that somebody else will sell to somebody else for more than it costs.
(a) D
(b) C
(c) B
(d) A

Answer

Option: C

Explanation:

(c) is correct as the sequence in sentence B is logical whereas in A businesses is wrong word to use, in C the sequence is wrong and in D the word “ else” has been wrongly used.

 

 

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Team EP

 

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