Set-2 Phrase Replacement For SBI PO and SBI Clerk 2019 | Must Go Through These Questions

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Directions:(1-5) In the questions given below, there is a sentence in which one part is given in bold. The part given in bold may or may not be grammatically correct. Choose the best alternative among the four given which can replace the part in bold to make the sentence grammatically correct. If the part given in bold is already correct and does not require any replacement, choose option (E), i.e. “No replacement required” as your answer.

1. One word shall best describe a man, then for Atal Bihari Vajpayee that would have to be compromise.

2. Ravi would attempt to open the lock with all his might when his spectacles slipped off and fell down

3. In spite of the rumours of an impending take over by the government, Ramlal boughtmore shares of that company.

4. Atal Bihari Vajpayee of a large-hearted leader, always civil and never afraid to take tough decisions for India.

5. Vajpayee Ji , then the national president of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, came to Mumbai to address an election meeting at Gandhi Maidan in Chembur.

Directions:(6-10) In each of the question given below a/an idiom/phrase is given in bold which is then followed by five options which then tries to decipher its meaning as used in the sentence. Choose the option which gives the meaning of the phrase most appropriately in context of the given sentence.

6. Any veteran in any profession was once wet behind the ears.

7. Losing to a very nascent team of Holland in the Asia cup, the Pakistan Cricket team has come under a cloud for match-fixing.

8. Manu got the sack from the internship for neither reporting to work nor responding to the emails and the calls from his supervisor.

9. ‘In the movie, Interstellar, the professor had an axe to the grind’, said Ravi to Karishma.

10. Rahul was thelive wire in that boring office party where many colleagues were found sleeping.

 

 

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  • Directions:(1-5) In the questions given below, there is a sentence in which one part is given in bold. The part given in bold may or may not be grammatically correct. Choose the best alternative among the four given which can replace the part in bold to make the sentence grammatically correct. If the part given in bold is already correct and does not require any replacement, choose option (E), i.e. “No replacement required” as your answer.

    1. Question

    One word shall best describe a man, then for Atal Bihari Vajpayee that would have to be compromise.

    Ans:3
    The part-in-bold is preceded by a comma and a word ‘ then’. The presence of the word ‘ then’ in the second part of the sentence which is not highlighted, tells us that the first part of the sentence should be preceded by an ‘ if’.
    Among the given options, only option (c) makes the given sentence grammatically correctly and contextually meaningful.
    Hence, the option (c) is the correct answer.
  • 2. Question

    Ravi would attempt to open the lock with all his might when his spectacles slipped off and fell down

    Ans:2
    In place of ‘would attempt’, ’attempted’ will be used because in simple past tense subject + second form of the verb is used.
  • 3. Question

    In spite of the rumours of an impending take over by the government, Ramlal bought more shares of that company.

    Ans:4
    In place of ‘more shares’, ’many shares’. Remember the comparative degree of ‘much’ and ‘many’ is ‘more’.
  • 4. Question

    Atal Bihari Vajpayee of a large-hearted leader, always civil and never afraid to take tough decisions for India.

    Ans:2
    The given sentence has No Verb in it, hence, doesn’t have a clause, isn’t a sentence and is erroneous. The part given in bold, ‘ of a large-hearted leader ’, is a phrase ( which makes sense but not complete sense) while the sentence needs a verb.
    Among the options, Option (b) and option (d) provide a verb to the sentence. But the presence of words like ‘ always’ suggests that the tense of the sentence wouldn’t be future-tense. So, option (d) wouldn’t be the correct answer.
    Hence, option (b) would be the correct answer.
  • 5. Question
    Vajpayee Ji , then the national president of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, came to Mumbai to address an election meeting at Gandhi Maidan in Chembur.
    Ans:5
    The given sentence is grammatically correct and contextually meaningful.
    Hence, no replacement required, option (e) is the correct answer.

    Directions:(6-10) In each of the question given below a/an idiom/phrase is given in bold which is then followed by five options which then tries to decipher its meaning as used in the sentence. Choose the option which gives the meaning of the phrase most appropriately in context of the given sentence.

    6. Question

    Any veteran in any profession was once wet behind the ears.

    Ans:2
    ‘Wet behind the ears’ means ‘to be young and without much experience’.
    Among the given options, option (b) is the correct answer.
  • 7. Question
    Losing to a very nascent team of Holland in the Asia cup, the Pakistan Cricket team has come under a cloud for match-fixing.
    Ans:1
    ‘Under a cloud’ means ‘(to be) under suspicion’. The answer for the highlighted phrase is further strengthened by the presence of the phrase ‘for match-fixing’.
    Hence, option (a) is the correct answer.
  • 8. Question

    Manu got the sack from the internship for neither reporting to work nor responding to the emails and the calls from his supervisor.

    Ans:3
    ‘got the sack’ means ‘be dismissed’. What would happen to an internee who doesn’t report to work and neither respond to the emails and calls from his supervisor? The internee is likely to be either suspended or dismissed. But from above, we get to know that the highlighted phrase means ‘being dismissed’. Hence, Option (c) is the correct answer.
  • 9. Question

    ‘In the movie, Interstellar, the professor had an axe to the grind’, said Ravi to Karishma.

    Ans:1
    ‘An axe to the grind’ means ‘(to) have a selfish interest’.
    Among the given options, option (a) is the correct answer.
  • 10. Question

    Rahul was the live wire in that boring office party where many colleagues were found sleeping.

    Ans:3
    ‘the live wire’ means ‘lively and active’.
    In the party, Rahul was the only person who was lively and active. The meaning appropriately fits into the context of the sentence.
    Hence, the correct answer is option (c).