Parts of speech

Words are classified into different kinds or classes called parts of speech based on their usage. The parts of speech are eight in number. They are..
Noun: A noun is a word used as the name of a person, place, animal or thing. It has to be started with a capital letter.
Examples: Ram is my friend.
Bangalore is a well planned city.
A dog is a loyal animal.

Vocabulary Tips for Competitive Exams

Vocabulary has assumed great significance in all kinds of competitive exams, and bank exam is no exception! Vocabulary not only involves remembering the meanings of words, but also includes right usage, right spelling, and application of the 'right word' at the 'right time' (context). As Mark Twain once said, "The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug." Mark Twain's quote underscores the need for a good..


Know your Errors
Rain is falling. (wrong)
It is raining. (correct)
Reason: The word "rain" is a verb, hence we can use it as a verb in a sentence and we need not add another verb to it.

How is the climate today? (wrong)
How is the weather today? (correct)
Reason: When we talk about a particular day, we must use "weather" and not "climate".