New Pattern Phrase Replacement Quiz for SBI PO 2019 | English Questions for SBI PO 2019 | Sentence Correction Questions for SBI PO 2019

Direction: In each of the questions below, a sentence is given with one or more portions marked in boldface. Choose the best replacement (if needed) for the portions in bold to make the sentence meaningful and grammatically correct.
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A
The given statement wants to imply that all the students were present but the Principal did not come and the given parts in bold have errors since turn down refers to rejecting something especially a proposal by somebody and also, if the subjects are preceded by every, the verb used with such subjects should be singular. Here were has been used with every boy and girl, this is not correct usage.

Hence, the correct sentence would be: Though every boy and girl was present, the Principal did not turn up.

Turned off refers to left one road to join another whereas turned on refers to attacked suddenly with full power.
 
Hence, option A is the correct choice among the given options.

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C
The given sentence implies that he is late and somebody else has been waiting for a long time for me. It an action is still going on at the present time starting from some point of time in the past, the present perfect continuous tense is used for that action. Here, the person has been waiting for a long time but he is yet to come. That means the action is still in progress.

Now, he is latest is completely wrong since this does not imply anything meaningful. He is late makes senses in this context whereas are waiting is in present continuous tense and therefore, is not correct in the present context of the sentence, present perfect continuous tense should be used in this sentence i.e. have been waiting.

The correct sentence would be: I am really sorry that he is late; you must have been waiting for a long time.
 
This makes option C the correct choice among the given options.
 
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D
According to the given sentence, it means that one will be waiting for another till the time the other is done with his class in the college.

In such sentence where there are two actions denoting two different points of time, we use the future indefinite tense for the action that will finish later whereas for the other action, the simple present tense is used in the sentence. Here, in the first part of the sentence, shall wait is correct but in the second part of the sentence will finish is not correct since here the simple present tense should have been used. The correct usage would have been finish with your class.

The correct sentence would be: I shall wait for you till you finish with your class in the college.

It makes option D the correct choice among the given options.
 
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A
The given sentence explains that it is not required to mention in the office that only three winners will get a trip to Europe under the competition.

Now, if we look at the bold parts of the sentence, If need is followed by not, it turns into a modal auxiliary and you cannot use needs in that context. Hence, it is wrong to use needs not mention in the first part of the sentence. In the second part given in bold, it is observed that both the ordinal and cardinal numbers are in use i.e. both three and first are there. In such a scenario, the ordinal should always precede the cardinal number used. So, first three lucky winners would have been the correct usage.

The correct sentence would be: He need not mention in the office that only the first three lucky winners will win a trip to Europe.
 
This makes option A the correct choice among the given options.
 
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B
The given statement explains that two boys were asked about the stale fruits but they did not buy anything from the market and that is why they were not able to give any answer regarding this.

In the first bold part of the sentence, the error lies in the fact that in case of two things, every is not used but each is used and therefore, every of the two boys is not correct usage in this part of the sentence. Regarding the second part of the sentence, some is used in order to indicate something in affirmative whereas any is used so that something negative may be expressed. In this context, the term some / any is used in the negative sense of the term and therefore, it is not correct. It should have been did not buy any fruits.

The correct sentence would be: Each of the two boys was asked about the stale fruits but they did not buy any fruits from the market.
 
This makes option B the correct choice among the given options.