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Sentence Improvement for IBPS PO Prelims Exam: 2018

Direction (1-15): Which of the following phrases given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold letters to make the sentence meaningfully correct? Choose the best option among the five given alternatives that reflect the correct use of phrase in the context of the grammatically correct sentence. If the sentence is correct as it is, mark “No Error” as your answer.

Q1. The power of arrest is an extraordinary one, conferred on the police to be employing with discretion and deliberation, not as a tool of oppression and harassment at the hands of prosecuting authorities or the government of the day.
 to be employ with discretion and deliberation
 to be employs with discretion and deliberation
 to have employ with discretion and deliberation
 to be employed with discretion and deliberation
 No Error

Q2. Every move—from tightening liquidity and raising interest rates to discussion of non-resident borrowing and restrictions on derivatives—was interpreted as a panic reaction that only confirming the rupee was under pressure.
 confirmed the rupee was under pressure.
 will confirm the rupee was under pressure.
 confirms the rupee was under pressure.
 was confirming the rupee was under pressure.
 No Error

Q3. A teacher is mostly expected to comply with existing curricula, prescribed textbooks, assessment modes, meeting agendas, norms of teaching and competition guidelines.
 most expected to comply within
 more expected to comply with
 mostly expected for complying with
 much expected to comply with
 No Error

Q4. Schizophrenia can be riveting in fiction because it takes you to mental realms that are disruptive, and challenged to engage with and understand.
 challenges to engage with and understand.
 challenging to engage with and understand.
 challenged to engaged with and understand.
 challenges to engaged with and understand.
 No Error

Q5. As we glide on the lake, the silence was broken only by the rhythmic sound of the wooden oars beating water, the soft pinks and purples of dawn slowly giving way to brighter yellows and oranges.
 As we are gliding on the lake,
 As we glided on the lake,
 As we glides on the lake,
 As we glide upon the lake,
 No Error

Q6. The Bengal Famine is a failure of storytelling as it gets sublimated into policy narratives or war-time memories.
 has a fail in storytelling
 has been fail in storytelling
 will be failure in storytelling
 had been a failure of storytelling
 No Error

Q7. The recently concluded ‘Mission Vidya’ in Gujarat once again draw attention to the intractable problem of low learning levels among government school children.
 drawn attention to the intractable problem
 draws attention to the intractable problem
 drawn attention in the intractable problem
 had drawn attention to the intractable problem
 No Error

Q8. Research has shown that lower primary levels, especially Class IV and below, are critical in laying a foundation for learning and ensured a liking for school.
 ensures a liking for school.
 ensure a liking for school.
 ensuring a like for school.
 ensuring a liking for school.
 No Error

Q9. Ranked 10th in the world currently, Anand is one of the strong players in the world, even at 48, and his performance has put scepticism around his age to rest.
 is one in the strongest players of the world
 is one of the stronger players in the world
 is one of the strongest players in the world
 is one amongst strong players in the world
 No Error

Q10. As a person who believes that a world without news would be unbearable, Mrs. Ruby find the present chaos a collision of two worlds, old and new, in the fog of mutual suspicion and misunderstanding.
 finds the present chaos a collision of two worlds
 found the present chaos a collision of two worlds
 finding the present chaos a collision of two worlds
 found the present chaos a collide of two worlds
 No Error

Q11. A quick test to check if you had a taste for philosophy is to ask yourself, why is there something rather than nothing?
 whether you had a taste of philosophy
 if you have a taste for philosophy
 if you has a taste for philosophy
 about you have a taste for philosophy
 No Error

Q12. To prevents fungal attack, we store food items at home in airtight containers with well-fitting lids or in sealed plastic bags.
 To preventing fungal attack
 To have preventing fungal attack
 In order to preventing fungal attack
 To prevent fungal attack
 No Error

Q13. While each win draws attention to the number of hours spent in the gym or the court, defeats tend to reduce these contests to a narrative of missed opportunities.
 As each win has drawn attention
 While each win drawing attention
 While each win drew attention
 As each win had drawn attention
 No Error

Q14. The falling rupee, oil price trends and the expand of current account deficit are equally worrying, as is the Reserve Bank of India’s expectation of a rise in inflation in the latter half of this year.
 the expansion of current account deficit
 the expand from current account deficit
 the expanding current account deficit
 the expansion from current account deficit
 No Error

Q15. The manufacturing industry in India has gone through various phases of development over time and promises to be one of the highest growing sectors in coming years.
 has went through various phases of development
 had go through various phases of development
 has undergone through various phases of development
 have gone through various phases of development
 No Error











SOLUTIONS

1.D
2.A
3.E
4.B
5.B
6.E
7.B
8.D
9.C
10.A
11.B
12.D
13.E
14.C
15.E

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