Spotting Error Tricks for bank exams

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English Section For Bank Exams

English plays a important in Bank examination. It  is one of the less time consuming and a scoring subject in every bank exam. As the level of the English language section has gone up in recent examinations like Syndicate PO, IBPS PO, Canara bank PO etc it becomes necessary to have an understanding of the language. If your preaparation is upto markk then it is easy to score good marks in English Section. In this article we are covering spotting error topic. First we go through from rules then Tips and tricks for spotting error.

Common Writing Errors

Hello guyz, here are some common writing errors one should avoid these mistakes. This article will help you to visualise some of the most common writing mistakes You might not mean to make these common mistakes but it can often appear as being lazy when it comes to simple writing errors that can be easily fixed and can save you from a lifetime of evil stares from colleagues and clients. You might have an incredible CV and come across as a professional
individual in person, but if you’re making some of these mistakes on paper then you might just be
setting yourself up for failure.

# here we discuss most common writing error (helpful descriptive test of bank po like  SBI PO, IBPS PO )

1. muddled up with effect or affect

"Effect" 

is a noun, it also means "consequence"

"Affect"

is a verb (a doing word), and it also means "transform" or " to transform "

## Whenver you're confused between about whether to use "effect" or "affect", just swap in one of the below alternative words and see if it still make sense.

"This will consequence (effect) the results."

                         or

"This will transform(affect) the results."

Now understand by example 

" What transform (affect) did her complaint have on your business?"

           or

What consequence (effect) did her complaint have on your business?"

2. "e.g." vs ".i.e."

e.g. or i.e. are not same. Most of the time we find people using "i.e." when they mean "e.g." and we uncharitably think this might have something to do with the fact that "i.e." seems more intelligent.

e.g.  means "for example". That should be easy enough to remember.

i.e.  isn’t used for listing example, it is used where we want to clarify or explain a statement that you’ve just made.

What to do

If you can replace “i.e.” with “in other words”  you’re using it correctly. Think of “e.g.” as standing for “ example given “

Example (e.g.) – I love listening classic music e.g.  – Shubha Mudgal, Pt. Ravi Shanker

i.e. – I love eating samosa, kachori and pakora i.e. anything that’s been fried.

 

Subject Verb Agreement SBI IBPS and RBI English Section

Rule 1  A verb must agree with its Subject in number and person, it means the verb must be of the same number and person as its subject.

Example - 1.  He goes to play football.

                  2. They go to play football.

Subject Singular + Verb Singular

Subject Plural + Verb Plural

Rule 2 If two or more than two Singular Subjects are joined by "and" , the verb must be Plural. As- 

Incorrect The boy and his father has promised to repay the loan within two years.

Correct The boy and his father have promised to repay the loan within two years.

Exception

(1) If two Singular Nouns joined by 'and', refer to the same person or thing, the verb must be singular; as -

  • My brother and guardian is to visit the school today.

(2) If two singular nouns are connected by 'and' express jointly one idea or a single unit, they take a Singular Verb; as- 

Bread and Butter is the only food for middle class families.

Tip of the Day

Common writing Error

# here we discuss most common writing error (helpful descriptive test of bank po i.e. SBI PO, IBPS PO etc

  • muddled up with effect or affect

"Effect" 

is a noun, it also means "consequence"

"Affect"

is a verb (a doing word), and it also means "transform" or " to transform "

## Whenver you're confused between about whether to use "effect" or "affect", just swap in one of the below alternative words and see if it still make sense.

"This will consequence (effect) the results."

                         or

"This will transform(affect) the results."

Now understand by example 

" What transform (affect) did her complaint have on your business?"

           or

What consequence (effect) did her complaint have on your business?"

Rule 3

If two subjects connected by "and" are preceded by each or every, the verb should be singular; as-

  •  Every girl and boy of this college has been honoured by the government.
  • Each tree and each flower in my garden is dear to me.

Note - Any subject preceded by each, every, everyone, either, neither, many a etc. takes a singular verb; as- 

  • Each of them has finished his job. 
  • Either of two sisters is at fault.

Rule 4

When two nouns or pronouns are connected by following words; the verb should agree in number and person with th former.

With, along with, together with , as well as, besides, in addition to, and not, including, controlled by, led by, headed by

Example- 1. Ryan as well as his friends was present in the party.

                 2. My sister along with her two sons has arrived today

 

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