Set-11 Phrase Replacement For SBI PO and SBI Clerk 2019 | Must Go Through These Questions

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Direction(1-9):In each of the questions, a part of the sentence is in BOLD that may contain an error. Four alternatives are given for the underlined portion. Identify the one which replaces the underlined part to form a logically and grammatically correct statement. If no correction is required, mark E as your answer.

1. She told her husband that she was hating him for his impudent behavior.

2. The Trans-Siberian Railway sparked eastward migration and also permitted the movement by coal, lumber and other raw materials from Siberia to Russia’s major cities.

3. In 1796, two men from opposing political parties, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, were elected American president and vice president respectively, making governing challenging.

4. All over the world, advances in science and technology are directly affecting under-reported communities.

5. The boy was fired with enthusiasm to go to this distant country, and to see for himself the wonders of the mysterious new land.

6. Under him, the decline of the empire, which had already begun, went on apace.

7. When they telephoned me with the offer of a job as a software developer, I decided on the spur of the moment to accept it.

8. Airport security was strengthened in the wake of the bomb blasts that took place a week before.

9. Once in a blue moon did her husband offer to help her with the housework, which made her feel very happy.

 

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  1. Direction(1-9):In each of the questions, a part of the sentence is in BOLD that may contain an error. Four alternatives are given for the underlined portion. Identify the one which replaces the underlined part to form a logically and grammatically correct statement. If no correction is required, mark E as your answer.

    She told her husband that she was hating him for his impudent behavior.

    Ans:3
    Main clause ‘she told’ is in the past tense, so subordinate clause must also be in past tense. Also, verb ‘hate’ is never used in progressive form – hating. Hence option C.

  2. 2. Question

    The Trans-Siberian Railway sparked eastward migration and also permitted the movement by coal, lumber and other raw materials from Siberia to Russia’s major cities.

    Ans:4
    The adverb ‘also’ has to be placed correctly. Here, its appropriate position is before the verb it modifies- ‘permitted’. The verb ‘permit’ must be used in its past form ‘permitted’ as the first half of the sentence is in the past form (sparked). ‘permitted’ will be followed by the object of the sentence ‘(the) movement’ which has to be followed by the preposition ‘of’.

  3. 3. Question

    In 1796, two men from opposing political parties, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, were elected American president and vice president respectively, making governing challenging.

    Ans:5
    ‘Government’ refers to a body of people responsible for the decision-making process in a country. ‘Governing’ refers to the act of decision-making. The sentence will take ‘governing’. Thus, (a) is incorrect. The finite verb in the sentence is ‘were elected’ (passive form); the sentence will not take another verb. Thus, (b) and (c) are incorrect. (d) doesn’t make sense at all. Hence, the given sentence is correct in all respects and (e) is the correct option

  4. 4. Question

    All over the world, advances in science and technology are directly affecting under-reported communities.

    Ans: 5
    The verb ‘affecting’ should be used here as it means impacting. ‘Effecting’ as a verb, means to implement. The adverb ‘directly’ should be used here instead of the adjective ‘direct’, as it is being used to describe a noun ‘affecting’. The continuous form of the verb ‘affecting’ should be used rather than the base form ‘affect’, as it describes ongoing activity. E is the right answer.

  5. 5. Question

    The boy was fired with enthusiasm to go to this distant country, and to see for himself the wonders of the mysterious new land.

    Ans:4
    The phrase ‘fired with enthusiasm’ in this context means to be excited or impatient to do something. Elicit – evoke. Provoke – to make one angry. Bored – uninterested. D is the right answer, as it fits both grammatically and contextually.

  6. 6. Question

    Under him, the decline of the empire, which had already begun, went on apace.

    Ans:3
    The phrase ‘went on apace’, means to proceed with increased speed or intensity. Arise – emerge or begin. Abate – reduce in intensity. Escalate – increase in intensity. Incite – to stir up violent behaviour. C is the right answer.

  7. 7. Question

    When they telephoned me with the offer of a job as a software developer, I decided on the spur of the moment to accept it.

    Ans: 4
    The phrase ‘on the spur of the moment’ means to do something without planning; impulsively. Hasty – Excessively quick (but it does not fit grammatically). Secretively – without letting anyone else know. Joyfully – happily. Impulsively – done without planning. D is the right answer.

  8. 8. Question

    Airport security was strengthened in the wake of the bomb blasts that took place a week before.

    Ans:3
    The phrase ‘in the wake of’ means following something or as a consequence of something. Release – give out. Precede – to happen before something else. C is the right answer.

  9. 9. Question

    Once in a blue moon did her husband offer to help her with the housework, which made her feel very happy.

    Ans:5
    The phrase ‘once in a blue moon’ means very rare. All the given options are synonymous and fit in the context. E is the right answer.