Set-8 Phrase Replacement For SBI PO and SBI Clerk 2019 | Must Go Through These Questions

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Direction(1-5): In the given question, a part of the sentence is printed in bold. Below the sentence alternatives to the bold part are given at (A), (B), (C) and (D) which may help improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case the given sentence is correct, your answer is (E) i.e. No correction required.

1. If the country is to play the role of a maritime power and protect its interests in increasingly crowded sea-lanes, it needs to have a navy which maintains minimum standards.

2. Comparing all geographic events, the occurrence of an earthquake is probably the more difficult to predict.

3. If you want to prepare well for the upcoming tests, you need to cut off the entertaining that you do.

4. Children find Geometry and Drawing more easier than Maths and Physics.

5. Last year a famous movie star purchased a house modeled on the The Taj Mahal.

Direction(6-10):In each of the following questions, a sentence is given with the phrase or idiom highlighted in bold. Identify the option that contains a word similar to the phrase contextually as well as grammatically and can replace it. If none of the options express the similar meaning, mark ‘None’ as the right answer. If all the options fit in the sentence grammatically and contextually, mark ‘All’ as the right answer.

6. His stance seems to have found resonance even in a faraway State like Assam.

7. We take our rules and regulations very seriously; hence, if you want to stay here for long, you need to abide by the rules.

8. I believe you’ll be able to account for all the mistakes that occurred during the course of the entire project.

9. I was on the household cleaning spree today, when I came across some very old artefacts.

10. You need to get off the bus, after it takes the 2nd left turn and stops at a very beautifully decorated bus stand.

 

 

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  • Direction(1-5): In the given question, a part of the sentence is printed in bold. Below the sentence alternatives to the bold part are given at (A), (B), (C) and (D) which may help improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case the given sentence is correct, your answer is (E) i.e. No correction required.

    1. Question

    If the country is to play the role of a maritime power and protect its interests in increasingly crowded sea-lanes, it needs to have a navy which maintains minimum standards.

    Ans:5
    Since the sentence presents conditionality using the word ‘if’, the simple present tense of the verb has to be used. A uses the present perfect continuous (has been playing), B uses the present continuous (playing) and C uses the simple past (played). The use of the modal verb ‘can’ will not suffice here. E is the right answer, as the highlighted phrase requires no improvement.
  • 2. Question

    Comparing all geographic events, the occurrence of an earthquake is probably the more difficult to predict.

    Ans:2
    When we compare more than two things, the superlative (most) is needed. The fact that ALL weather phenomena are being taken into account (we can assume this means more than just two things). Hence, ‘most’ is appropriate rather than ‘more’. C will be incorrect as it does not specify what is difficult to do. B is the right answer.
  • 3. Question

    If you want to prepare well for the upcoming tests, you need to cut off the entertaining that you do.

    Ans:2
    ‘Cut off’ means to physically chop a part. The sentence here means to reduce the activity the person does. Thus the correct option is ‘cut down on’, which means to reduce. B is the right answer.
  • 4. Question

    Children find Geometry and Drawing more easier than Maths and Physics.

    Ans:3
    Since two groups of subjects are being compared here, we will use the comparative degree of the adjective ‘easier’. The use of the word ‘more’ before ‘easier’ is redundant. C is the right answer.
  • 5. Question

    Last year a famous movie star purchased a house modeled on the The Taj Mahal.

    Ans:2
    There is an idiomatic error in the sentence. The correct expression is ‘modeled after’

    Direction(6-10):In each of the following questions, a sentence is given with the phrase or idiom highlighted in bold. Identify the option that contains a word similar to the phrase contextually as well as grammatically and can replace it. If none of the options express the similar meaning, mark ‘None’ as the right answer. If all the options fit in the sentence grammatically and contextually, mark ‘All’ as the right answer.

    6. Question

    His stance seems to have found resonance even in a faraway State like Assam.

      Ans:5
    The phrase ‘to have found resonance’ means to be recognised as valid or well-liked. All the given options act as synonyms in this context. E is the right answer.
  • 7. Question

    We take our rules and regulations very seriously; hence, if you want to stay here for long, you need to abide by the rules.

    Ans:2
    We need a verb to replace the phrase in the sentence. ‘Observance’ is a noun and refers to the practice of observing the requirements of law, morality, or ritual. ‘Accepted’ is an adjective and refers to something generally believed or recognized to be valid or correct. ‘Appraise’, although a verb, will not be correct here as it refers to assessing the value or quality of something. But here we’re talking about rules, which does not entertain a question on quality – you don’t say “the quality of rules”. ‘Following’ acts as both an adjective and noun and generally means next in line and a body of supporters/admirers, respectively. ‘Obey’ will be the correct word, making option B the correct answer.
  • 8. Question

    I believe you’ll be able to account for all the mistakes that occurred during the course of the entire project.

    Ans:4
    The two things that we need to take care of here is that first, a verb is required to replace the given phrase in the sentence and “I believe you’ll be able to..” refers to the sentence being talked about in the present tense. ‘Clarified’, a past participle means to simplify something, will not be correct here as it does not follow the tense. ‘Comply’ means to act in accordance with a wish or command and requires the preposition ‘to’ after it, making it incorrect here. ‘Anticipate’ means to predict and because it always in the future context of things, it won’t be correct here. ‘Disburse’ means to pay out money, like from a fund, but the sentence does not consider the aspect of money here, making it incorrect. ‘Explain’ will be able to correctly replace the given phrase, making option D the correct answer.
  • 9. Question

    I was on the household cleaning spree today, when I came across some very old artefacts.

    Ans:3
    We need an adjective to replace the given phrase in the sentence. ‘Develop’ is a verb and refers to grow or cause to grow and become more mature, advanced, or elaborate, ‘discover’ is a verb, meaning to unexpectedly find something or become aware of something and ‘move’ is also a verb. And none of the three can be considered here, them being verbs. ‘Played’ will require the preposition ‘with’ to accompany it, to be correct. ‘Found’ will be the best word to replace the given phrase, making option C the correct answer.
  • 10. Question

    You need to get off the bus, after it takes the 2nd left turn and stops at a very beautifully decorated bus stand.

    Ans:1
    We need a verb to replace the given phrase in the sentence. Both ‘abandoned’ and ‘forsaken’ are adjectives and means the same thing – something deserted or left. Both of them can be ruled out, on the account of them being adjectives. ‘Concentrate’, which means to focus all of one’s attention on a particular object or activity, is a verb but will require the preposition ‘on’ after it, to make it grammatically incorrect here. Now, both ‘leave’ and ‘support’ are verbs, but the former, when substituted, will make perfect sense as compared to the substitution of the latter. Hence, option A will be the correct answer.

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