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Study@Night: Spotting Errors(September 13, 2018)

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Dear Aspirants,
English Section is very important to score better in Banking and other competitive exams. Now a day, the pattern of questions asked in this section are very lengthy and thus, time-consuming. But once dealt with proper strategy and accuracy, this section can get you the maximum marks in the examination. Here is another set of Questions to improve your speed and practice. Make most of it.

Directions : 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) Retail banking refers to provision of banking services to individuals / 2) and small businesses where the financial / 3) institutions are dealing in large / 4) number of low-value transactions. / 5) No error

2. 1) Nothing great has ever been / 2) achieved without consistent effort / 3) in the face of seeming / 4) insurmountable difficulties. / 5) No error

3. 1) Three-fourth of the earth / 2) consists of water yet / 3) there is a scarcity / 4) of potable water. / 5) No error

4. 1) The freedom struggle of India is a classic / 2) example of the heroic sacrifices made by / 3) the freedom fighters, who neither cared for their / 4) lives nor for their families./ 5) No error

5. 1) The basic reason for not allowing women / 2) in combat roles, of course, is simply that / 3) for the most part they are physically unable to / 4) match up the required standards. / 5) No error


1. 3; Replace ‘in’ with ‘with a’

2. 3; Replace ‘seeming’ with ‘seemingly’

3. 1; Replace ‘three-fourth’ with ‘three fourths’

4. 3; Replace ‘neither cared’ with ‘cared neither’

5. 4; Replace ‘match up’ with ‘match up to’


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