Set-3 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. Supreme Court had correctly deduced whether the spate of lynchings and emboldening of mobs is a law and order issue needing administrative redress.

2. Electric power is the way to go for the transport sector, gave the need to curbing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution.

3. This Independence Day, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced India’s manned space mission by 2022, among the surprising were Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) scientists.

4. It was the curiosity to know of the reason for behind the fall of an apple which made Isaac Newton invent the Laws of Motion.

5. It is not only the change but ‘the rate of change’ also that is increasing as we are moving forward in the journey of human evolution.

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 try 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. After his debacle, his career is on the skids..

7. Managing to clear the cutoff was a shot in the arm for him and he started studying with more intensity.

8. He set his father’s advice at naught and suffered a great deal afterwards.

9. Investors also took heart from signs that the company has started performing well.

10. John’s too young to take on a job like this, he’s still wet behind the ears

 

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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

    Supreme Court had correctly deduced whether the spate of lynchings and emboldening of mobs is a law and order issue needing administrative redress.

    Ans:4
    The most appropriate phrase to replace the highlighted phrase to frame a grammatically viable and contextually meaningful sentence is “ Supreme Court has correctly deduced that”. It is to be noted that “whether” is used to express a doubt or choice between alternatives. Hence, option (d) is the most suitable answer choice.
  • 2. Question

    Electric power is the way to go for the transport sector, gave the need to curbing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution.

    Ans:3
    The most appropriate phrase to replace the highlighted phrase to frame a grammatically viable and contextually meaningful sentence is “ given the need to curb”. Hence, option (c) is the most suitable answer choice.
  • 3. Question

    This Independence Day, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced India’s manned space mission by 2022, among the surprising were Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) scientists.

    Ans:1
    The most appropriate phrase to replace the highlighted phrase to frame a grammatically viable and contextually meaningful sentence is “ among those surprised were”. Between is used when naming distinct, individual items (can be 2, 3, or more) while among is used when the items are part of a group, or are not specifically named. Hence, option (a) is the most suitable answer choice.
  • 4. Question
    It was the curiosity to know of the reason for behind the fall of an apple which made Isaac Newton invent the Laws of Motion.
    Ans:2
    The most appropriate phrase to replace the highlighted phrase to frame a grammatically viable and contextually meaningful sentence is “ of knowing the reason”. Hence, option (b) is the most suitable answer choice.
  • 5. Question

    It is not only the change but ‘the rate of change’ also that is increasing as we are moving forward in the journey of human evolution.

    Ans:5
    The given sentence along with the highlighted phrase is grammatically correct and contextually meaningful. Since it does not require any replacement, option (e) becomes the most suitable answer choice.

    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 try 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

    After his debacle, his career is on the skids..

    Ans:2
    The correct word that deciphers the meaning of the phrase “on the skids” is “destroyed” as ‘on the skids’ means certain to fail/destroy. Hence, the word ‘destroyed’ provides the intended meaning to the sentence without altering the context of the sentence. Hence, option (b) becomes the most suitable answer choice.
    Subservience means willingness to obey others unquestioningly.
    Panned- criticized severely.
    Glib- fluent but insincere and shallow
  • 7. Question

    Managing to clear the cutoff was a shot in the arm for him and he started studying with more intensity.

    Ans:3
    The correct word that deciphers the meaning of the phrase “shot in the arm” is “boost” as ‘shot in the arm’ means to encourage. Hence, the word ‘boost’ provides the intended meaning to the sentence without altering the context of the sentence. Hence, option(c) becomes the most suitable answer choice.
    Accent means a special or particular emphasis.
    Gist means the substance or general meaning of a speech or text.
    Bulge means a rounded swelling which distorts an otherwise flat surface.
    Brim means be full to the point of overflowing.
  • 8. Question

    He set his father’s advice at naught and suffered a great deal afterwards.

    Ans:3
    The correct word that deciphers the meaning of the phrase “set at naught” is “defy” as ‘set at naught’ means to disregard. Hence, the word ‘defy’ provides the intended meaning to the sentence without altering the context of the sentence. Hence, option(c) becomes the most suitable answer choice.
    Adore means love and respect (someone) deeply.
  • 9. Question

    Investors also took heart from signs that the company has started performing well.

    Ans:5
    The correct word that deciphers the meaning of the phrase “take heart” is “revitalize” as ‘take heart’ means to feel encouraged. Hence, the word ‘revitalized’ provides the intended meaning to the sentence without altering the context of the sentence. Hence, option (e) becomes the most suitable answer choice.
    Revitalized-re-energize
    Navigable means (of a website) easy to move around in.
    Dwindle means diminish gradually in size, amount, or strength.
    Mediocre- of only average quality; not very good.
  • 10. Question
    John’s too young to take on a job like this, he’s still wet behind the ears
    Ans:2
    The correct word that deciphers the meaning of the phrase “wet behind the ears” is “naive” as ‘wet behind the ears’ means inexperienced. Hence, the word ‘naive’ provides the intended meaning to the sentence without altering the context of the sentence. Hence, option (b) becomes the most suitable answer choice.
    Impair means weaken or damage (something, especially a faculty or function).
    Taper means diminish or reduce in thickness towards one end.
    Expatiate means speak or write in detail about.
    Slump means sit, lean, or fall heavily and limply.

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