Sentence Corrections Set – 21

Directions: Which of the phrases A, B, C, and D given below each statement should replace the phrase printed in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is given, mark E as the answer

Q1. It would be pertinent here to recall Gandhi’s commitment to establish reconciliation and non-violence in the midst of the most intense communal conflict after and while Partition in 1946-47.
A) after and before
B) preceding and during
C) at the time of
D) since
E) No Correction Required

Answer & Explanation

Option B
Explanation: 
after and while = preceding and during

Q2. Collective memory is degraded in the age of instant gratification, fake news and social media, but we need to recall over the past 40 months extremely problematic phrase which are tossed out into the mainstream national conversation just long enough to hurt, but not long enough to invite consequences.
A) phrases that are
B) phrases which are
C) phrase that can be
D) phrases that were
E) No Correction Required

Answer & Explanation

Option D
Explanation: 
phrase which are = phrases that were

Q3. The “New India” that is under way also needs independence from bad bureaucracy, not necessarily from all bureaucracy, for any state would need to be run by some set of rules, by some set of people — call them by any name you wish.
A) that is underneath
B) which is under construction
C) that shall be under way
D) that is under the way
E) No Correction Required

Answer

Option E

Q4. The rules always exist in the rule book but this government has had the courage to use it in public interest and more will follow soon.
A) present
B) persistent
C) exists
D) existed
E) No Correction Required

Answer & Explanation

Option D
Explanation: 
exist= existed

Q5. A probe by the Commissioner of Railway Safety may reveal whether this was a systemic communication failure or an instance of a casual approach to a task whichh ought to be done but could have waited if traffic blocks were not feasible that day.
A) that ought to be done
B) that is to be done
C) that needed to be done
D) that should be done
E) No Correction Required

Answer & Explanation

Option C
Explanation:  
that needed to be done

Q6. Two engineers have been suspended, another has been transferred, and three top officials, including a Railway Board member in charge of engineering and tracks, has been asked to went on leave as ‘exemplary punishment’.
A) is being asked to move on
B) should move on
C) needed to have been going on
D) have been asked to go on
E) No Correction Required

Answer & Explanation

Option D
Explanation: 
has been asked to went = have been asked to go on

Q7. Humans err, but when the system turns a blind eye to the obviously need of a public utility, the wake-up call needs to go beyond rapping a few officers.
A) desire need of
B) obvious needs of
C) obviously needed to
D) can obviously be needed for
E) No Correction Required

Answer & Explanation

Option B
Explanation: 
obviously need of= obvious needs of

Q8. China cracked on bitcoin trading exchanges earlier this year, forcing them to improve their processes.
A) cracked upon
B) cracked up
C) cracked towards
D) cracked down
E) No Correction Required

Answer & Explanation

Option D
Explanation: 
cracked = cracked down

Q9. As is widely known today, while thousands die due to the polluting effect of coal burning, millions more are put into distress due to climate change, the chief culprit of which is coal.
A) as it is widely known
B) as if it is widely
C) it can be widely known
D) it is widely known
E) No Correction Required

Answer

Option E

Q10. Subramanian made a bizarre call that India need not ask the developed countries for funds for its efforts to cope with the effects of climate change.
A) cannot ask
B) should not ask
C) shall not
D) need not to
E) No Correction Required

Answer & Explanation

Option B
Explanation: 
need not ask – should not ask

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