ENGLISH PRACTICE SET
SBI PO Prelims
Directions (Q.1-4):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 of punctuation, if any.)
Q.1.This comes (A)/at a time (B)/when fund allocation(C)/is been doubled (D)/No error (E)
Q.2.It has taking almost(A)/ a year for India(B) /to let its pessimism (C)/translate into fewer jobs (D)/No error (E)
Q.3.The country has (A)/adequate lawas but problems(B)/arise when these are not (C)/implemented in letter or spirit (D)/No error (E)
Q.4.School children in the city (A)/were in for a surprise as they were (B)/treated to a feast of some children's films(C)/being screen in local theatres(D)/No error(E)
Directions(5-14)In the following passage, some of the words have been left out, each of which is indicated by a number. Find the suitable word from the options given against each number and fill up the blanks with appropriate words to make the paragraph meaningfully complete.
Barcelona is not one of the most beautiful cities in the world;it is a busy,noisy,money making city.All the same,on a warm spring morning __5__ are some fine places to spend a__6__ hour or two.The Rambles,a tree lined avenue as board __7__as beautiful as any Paris boulevard,is magical __8__that time of the day,presenting a colourful symphony __9__ flowers,sunlight and people.Andrews was __10__an international conference in Barcelona.__11__was the first time he had __12__to the city.Like most people he had __13__as lot about the Rambles and was __14__to go there.
Q.1.D.Has been doubled should be used
Q.2.A.It has taken almost..... should be used
Q.3.D.Implemented in the letter should be used
Q.4.D.being screened should be used