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IBPS PO Prelims 2019 – Study Planner Day 2 – Reasoning Ability – CODING & DECODING

  • Section : English Language
  • Topic : Error Spotting
  • Time: 20 Minutes
  • Questions : 25 Questions
  • Level : Easy – Moderate

D.1-25): A sentence is shown in four parts marked as (a), (b), (c) and (d) in each question. Read the sentences carefully and select the part which is grammatically wrong. If every part in the sentence is grammatically correct then, choose ‘No error’ (e) as the answer.

Q.1) The test had been planned (a)/ for a long time, but their came shortly (b)/ after North Korea conducted its ninth (c)/ missile test of the year so far. (d)/ No error. (e)

Q.2) At a summit in Brussels, the EU and (a)/ China made plans to accelerate it (b)/ moves away from fossil fuels in order to fulfil (c)/ the Paris accord on climate change. (d)/ No error. (e)

Q.3) To demonstrate that all (a)/ this had worked as planned, (b)/ the team instructed it bacterium to make (c)/ a modified version of green fluorescent protein (GFP). (d)/ No error. (e)

Q.4) The Committee of Administrators has (a)/ shot down a proposal by (b)/ the BCCI to allow their to engage its own (c)/ independent lawyers to plead in court. (d)/ No error. (e)

Q.5) Armed forces in the Philippines struggled (a)/ to regain control of the city of Marawi (b)/ from separatist fighters who have aligned (c)/ themself with Islamic State. (d)/ No error. (e)

Q.6) The trial comes amid allegations both (a)/ sides are committing war crimes (b)/ in a civil war that has ripped apart (c)/ a country formed just six years ago. (d)/ No error. (e)

Q.7) Each transaction have to be verified by “miners” (a)/ who need a lot of computing power to do so, (b)/ and a lot of energy: 275kWh for every transaction, (c)/ according to Digiconomist, a website. (d)/ No error. (e)

Q.8) Like the proverbial blind men describing (a)/ an elephant by feeling just one part of the beast, (b)/ each of this admirers gets something right (c)/ about Singapore, but all miss the big picture. (d)/ No error. (e)

Q.9) A bigger tax take (a)/ makes deficit-reduction easier; (b)/ hiring and consumer (c)/ spending feed on one other. (d)/ No error. (e)

Q.10) He turned the youth wing from a stagnant (a)/ backwater into a dynamic network of local groups, (b)/ putting on parties, bike rides and various other opportunities (c)/ for teenagers and 20- somethings to get it on with each another. (d)/ No error. (e)

Q.11) They are experiments in themselves (a)/ of how to maintain a public (b)/ database without anybody in particular, (c)/ a bank, say, being in charge. (d)/ No error. (e)

Q.12) The euro it, though, (a)/ remains a wobbly, half-built (b)/ enterprise, desperately unprepared (c)/ for the next shock. (d)/ No error. (e)

Q.13) The government of Rwanda said that candidates (a)/ running in August’s presidential election must submit (b)/ all statements to the electoral commission for (c)/ approval 48 hours before it publish them on social media. (d)/ No error. (e)

Q.14) Manuel Noriega, a strongman (a)/ whom ruled Panama in the 1980s (b)/ and then spent 17 years in an American (c)/ prison for drug trafficking, has died (d)/ No error. (e)

Q.15) A strategy of slashing fares and boosting (a)/ capacity bore fruit for Ryanair, whose (b)/ reported a healthy €1.3bn profit for (c)/ the 12 months ending March 31st. (d)/ No error. (e)

Q.16) Not everyone want to (a)/ work in out-of-the-way places—(b)/ and holding on to people in cities, where (c)/ big banks prowl, can be hard too. (d)/ No error. (e)

Q.17) A war of words plays into Mr Trump’s (a)/ belief that every deal has a winner and (b)/ a loser, raising the probability of a tariff war (c)/ that would hurt both sides. (d)/ No error. (e)

Q.18) The problem is that, unless polls shift, (a)/ whichever wins will probably be saddled (b)/ with a government too weak to allow (c)/ a thorough programme of reforms. (d)/ No error. (e)

Q.19) For many young people the only (a)/ way to date is to find someone (b)/ who live and work nearby and spends (c)/ time together during the long commute. (d)/ No error. (e)

Q.20) He said he was leaving for (a)/ personal reasons, but (b)/ his’ departure increased the (c)/ sense of a presidency adrift. (d)/ No error. (e)

Q.21) For their part, Canadians are as (a)/ fixated on their border with (b)/ America as Americans are on (c)/ theirs Mexico, says Nik Nanos, a Canadian pollster. (d)/ No error. (e)

Q.22) America carried out it’s first (a)/ successful live-fire test of (b)/ a system designed to stop (c)/ intercontinental ballistic missiles. (d)/ No error. (e)

Q.23) Having lost the election, Ed Miliband (a)/ stepped down as Labour leader in 2015, all (b)/ candidates to succeed he needed nominations (c)/ from 15% or more of the parliamentary party. (d)/ No error. (e)

Q.24) Mr Corbyn is more relaxed (a)/ than Mrs May about migration, (b)/ which might open the door to a (c)/ slightly better deal on trade. (d)/ No error. (e)

Q.25) America invaded Panama (a)/ in 1989 to oust him (b)/ when him became (c)/ a threat to US citizens there. (d)/ No error. (e)

Answer Key:

1) b) Replace ‘their’ by ‘it’; Here, ‘the test’ is singular subject, so it takes singular pronoun.

2) b) Replace ‘it’ by ‘their’; Here, subject ‘The EU and China’- plural subject, so plural pronoun is used.

3) c) Replace ‘it’ by ‘its’; Its- possessive case is required here.

4) c) Replace ‘their’ by ‘it’; If collective noun (The Committee) is viewed as a whole then ‘it’ is used. If the members of the group are denoted individually then plural pronoun must be used.

5) d) Replace ‘themself’ by ‘themselves’; Reflexive pronoun for ‘them’ is ‘themselves’.

6) a) Add ‘that’ after ‘allegations’; That and those are used to avoid the repetition of a preceding Noun.

7) a) Replace ‘have’ by ‘has’; Each, either, neither are called Distributive Pronouns because they refer to persons or things one at a time. For this reason they are always singular and as such followed by the verb in the singular.

8) c) Replace ‘this’ by ‘these’; Each of, neither of and either of are followed by plural nouns and singular verbs. This -singular, these-plural

9) d) Replace ‘one other’ by ‘each other’; Each other is used when only two things/persons are referred to.

Ram and Seetha like each other.

10) d) Replace ‘each other’ by ‘one another’; One another is used when we refer to more than two persons/things.

11)e .

12) a) Replace ‘it’ by ‘itself’; Emphatic pronouns are used when an emphasis is required. E.g. I myself completed the project.

Note: Emphatic pronouns may or may not be used in a sentence, but reflexive pronouns must be used if required in order to avoid grammatical errors.

13) d) Replace ‘it’ by ‘they’; Here, ‘they’ denotes ‘candidates’.

14) b) Replace ‘whom’ by ‘who’; Whom is used to denote the object whereas who is used for denoting the subject.

15) b) Replace ‘whose’ by ‘which’; which, that, whose, whoever, whomever, who, and whom are relative pronouns. ‘whose’-possessive case;

16) a) Replace ‘want’ by ‘wants’; Everybody, everyone, somebody, someone, nobody, no one, anybody, anyone are singular pronouns and take singular verb.

17) e) No error.

18) b) Replace ‘whichever’ by ‘whoever’; Whoever is used for persons.

19) c) Replace ‘live and work’ by ‘lives and works’; Everybody, everyone, somebody, someone, nobody, no one, anybody, anyone are singular pronouns and take singular verb.

20) c) Replace his’ and ‘his’; Possessive pronouns don’t take apostrophe.

21) d) Add ‘with’ after ‘theirs’; Possessive pronouns such as yours, ours, hers, theirs are not followed by noun.

22) a) Replace it’s by ‘its’; It’s – Contraction of It is. Its – possessive pronoun.

23) c) Replace ‘he’ by ‘him’; A pronoun is said to be objective case when it is used as an object of the sentence.

24) e) No error.

25) c) Replace ‘him’ by ‘he’; ‘objective pronoun isn’t used as a subject.’ A pronoun is said to be subjective case (he) when it is used as a subject of the sentence.

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