Spotting Errors for SBI PO/ Clerk Mains 2018: 16 July

Spotting Errors for SBI PO/ Clerk Mains 2018: 16 July

Spotting Errors for SBI PO/ Clerk Mains 2018: 16 July

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
ANSWERS
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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