SBI Clerk 2018: English Quiz for Prelims – 8

Hello and welcome to exampundit. Here is a set of English Quiz for SBI Clerk 2018 Prelims examination based on new pattern of error corrections.

 

Look at the underlined part of each sentence. Below each sentence are given three possible substitutions for the underlined part. If one of them (a), (b) or (c) is better than the underlined part, indicate your response on the answer sheet against the corresponding letter (a), (b) or (c). If none of the substitutions improves the sentence, indicate (d) as your response on the answer sheet. Thus, a No improvement‘ response will be signified by the letter (d).

  1. She told the children not to stop the work. (I)

(a) not stopping

(b) don‘t stop

(c) not stopping of

(d) No improvement

Answer & Solutions

Option: D

Explanation: The sentence is correct.

 

  1. I am not telling that you should hunt out people to pursue your policies.

(a) asking

(b) saying

(c) speaking

(d) No improvement

Answer & Solutions

Option: B

Explanation: saying‘ is the appropriate word in the context of the sentence.

 

  1. He succeeded by dint of hard work.

(a) by means of

(b) by doing

(c) by virtue of

(d) No improvement

Answer & Solutions

Option: C

Explanation: by virtue of‘ means because of‘.

 

  1. You have read that book for ages.

(a) have been reading

(b) had read

(c) will be reading

(d) No improvement

Answer & Solutions

Option: A

Explanation: Present Perfect Continuous Tense is required here.

 

  1. The only bit of relief for the victims has been the increase in compensation.

(a) were

(b) have been

(c) was that the were given

(d) No improvement

Answer & Solutions

Option: D

Explanation: the sentence is correct.

 

  1. He is resembling his father.

(a) has been resembling

(b) resembles like

(c) resembles

(d) No improvement

Answer & Solutions

Option: C

Explanation: resembles‘ is the appropriate choice here.

 

  1. I am not sure why she is wanting to see him.

(a) she wants

(b) does she want

(c) is she wanting

(d) No improvement

Answer & Solutions

Option: A

Explanation: she wants‘ is the appropriate choice. Interrogative form is not required here.

 

  1. Everybody who finished writing can go home.

(a) had finished

(b) have finished

(c) has finished

(d) No improvement

Answer & Solutions

Option: C

Explanation: The sentence is in Present Tense and a singular verb is used with everybody.

 

  1. I wish I can sing as well as you do.

(a) do

(b) could

(c) did

(d) No improvement

Answer & Solutions

Option: B

Explanation: In case of an unfulfilled wish, past tense is used.

 

  1. It has been two years since I have seen him last.

(a) when I have seen him

(b) since I had seen him

(c) since I saw him

(d) No improvement

Answer & Solutions

Option: C

Explanation:

  1. The second form of verb is required here.

 

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