SBI PO Prelims 2017: Sentence Error Correction – Set 12


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Directions (Q. 1-10): 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.)
1. 1) Parents are often unaware
of the dangers / 2) of social networking sites / 3) and how to put private
lives online / 4) can seriously harm a youngsters’ emotional life. / 5) No
error
2. 1) Bholu’s sentence has sent a
clear and loud message / 2) to one and all that no one – however powerful / 3)
he may be – is above the law / 4) and everyone will have to atone for their
sins. / 5) No error
3. 1) Corrupt officials and
construction mafia continue to / 2) jeopardise the lives of thousand of
residents / 3) in the country by constructing illegal buildings / 4) that flout
safety regulations. / 5) No error
4. 1) We need to look at / 2) the
pros and cons / 3) of foreign investment / 4) in each sector. / 5) No error
5. 1) We wish to place in the
public domain / 2) all facts and figures available with / 3) the government,
initiate a debate and take decision which / 4) are the best for the country. /
5) No error
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6. 1) One of the major problems
with / 2) representative democracy is that / 3) the business of government has
/ 4) become the privilege of few. / 5) No error
7. 1) Whether or not there exists
a standard definition of the term globalisation, / 2) there is a broad
agreement with the fact that / 3) the process of globalisation has had and
continues to have / 4) profound impact on various aspects of human life. / 5)
No error
8. 1) If two types of economy
exists in the country / 2) either there should be conflict / 3) between the two
or / 4) one will overwhelm the other. / 5) No error
9. 1) India is the second most
populous / 2) country in the world / 3) and is expected to / 4) take over China
by 2030. / 5) No error
10. 1) Although the mission to
Mars had been mentioned of and on by ISRO officials since 2007 / 2) and studies
within ISRO for such a possible mission seem to have begun / 3) around that
time, it had never been projected / 4) as a definitive planetary mission in the
short term. / 5) No error

Answers & Explanations:

1. 3; Replace ‘to put’ with ‘putting’
2. 1; Replace ‘clear and loud’ with ‘loud and clear’
3. 2; Replace ‘thouand’ with ‘thousands’
4. 5
5. 3; Replace ‘decision’ with ‘decisions’
6. 4; Add ‘the’ before ‘few’
7. 5
8. 1; Replace ‘exists’ with ‘exist’
9. 4; Replace ‘take over’ with ‘overtake’
10. 1; Replace ‘of’ with ‘off’

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