English Phrase Replacement New Pattern for SBI Clerk / IDBI Executive 2018 (Day-63)

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English Phrase Replacement – SBI Clerk / IDBI Executive Exam New Pattern

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Directions (Q 1-10): In each of the following questions one phrase has been given and it has been followed by four sentences. You have to find out in which of these sentences phrase has been used properly according to its meaning and mark your answer from the options denoted by a), b), c) and d). Mark e) as your answer if you find that phrase has been applied properly in all the sentences.

1) Float around

i) I think it is a rumour floating around that she will be promoted soon because she has not got any information from the management in this regard.

ii) I am not able to find the form number 5 but it must be floating around here somewhere.

iii) There is key of my cupboard floating around here somewhere, may I request you to find that?

iv) There is news floating around that SIDBI will declare large number of vacancies in its Ahmadabad branch.

a) only i &ii

b) only i, ii& iv

c) only i, ii &iii

d) all except iv

e) all are correct

2) Hold forth

i) In the meeting, she held forth on the shortcomings of the plan but she did not suggest any point to make it better.

ii) He left the room while Mark was holding forth on incompetent staff members and unorganized departments in office.

iii) David was holding forth on the benefits of investing money in share and stock market.

iv) Some confidential documents have been kept in this box so we should not hold forth this box for long distance.

a) only i &ii

b) only i, ii& iv

c) only ii &iii

d) all except iv

e) all are correct

3) Work on

i) He had been told to work on the reasoning section but he did not pay attention that is why, he could not qualify the main exam.

ii) He can deal with any kind of software problem in the computer but he will have to work on his hardware knowledge, if he wants to become a computer expert.

iii) He had to draft the matter for press release so he decided to work on in Study Hall.

iv) Although, the telecom company is doing well but it should work on its customer care section as customer satisfaction is very important in service industry.

a) only i &ii

b) only i, ii& iv

c) only ii &iii

d) all except iv

e) all are correct

4) Count on

i) You can count on First Flight Courier Company for good services as I have good experience with this company.

ii) My mother counts on me for garden maintenance of my house.

iii) I count on Allen to handle my accounts as she has good knowledge of accounting rules and current tax laws.

iv) I told you, don’t count on me for your accounts tuition as I don’t have time to teach you.

a) only i &ii

b) only i, ii& iv

c) only i, ii &iii

d) all except iv

e) all are correct

5) Keep down

i) The protesters were kept down by the police as they were blocking the traffic on the road.

ii) You will have to keep down your cost of living if you want save money for fixed deposit scheme.

iii) As per production manager, “fixed cost cannot be changed but we can try to keep down the variable cost of production”.

iv) I had been told to keep down all the question papers in the store room and I did the same.

a) only i &ii

b) only i, ii& iv

c) only i, ii &iii

d) all except iv

e) all are correct

6) Act on

i) Management of the company acted on the advice of HR manager and stopped the performance based incentive scheme.

ii) All the students have been acting on the instruction of the new teacher that is why they are able to give wonderful performances.

iii) In the play, you will act on the role of teacher so please learn you dialogues properly.

iv) Please act on the advice of doctor and stay away from the oily and spicy foods.

a) only i &ii

b) only i, ii& iv

c) only ii &iii

d) all except iv

e) all are correct

7) Turn away

i) If you want to meet the principal of the school, please reach school during visiting hours otherwise you will be turned away.

ii) Numbers of spectators who came to see the football match at stadium were turned away as they did not bring their ID proof with them.

iii) When you turn away the paper, you will find the full name and address of the person.

iv) Many people who wanted to talk to the famous politician were turned away due to the security reasons.

a) only i &ii

b) only i, ii& iv

c) only ii &iii

d) all except iv

e) all are correct

8) Get by with

i) Soon I will have to arrange training programme for these artists as it is really difficult for me to get by with these unskilled artists.

ii) He said, he cannot get by with this old printer as it is not working properly due to its cartridge.

iii) The company was not able to get by with limited number of outlets as customers and the demand for the product were increasing rapidly.

iv) He has gone to computer expert to get by with the latest version of software for the computers in his office.

a) only i &ii

b) only i, ii& iv

c) only i, ii &iii

d) all except ii

e) all are correct

9) Do without

i) As per the profile of this job, you cannot do without the knowledge of accounting and taxation rules.

ii) He has joined this office day before yesterday and it is really good that he has started doing without the assistance of any senior.

iii) “The school cannot do without the economics teacher and teacher will be appointed soon”, said the principal of the school.

iv) As per instruction of his father, he cannot do without home work fast so we should wait for him for ten more minutes.

a) only i &ii

b) only i, ii& iv

c) only ii &iii

d) all except iv

e) all are correct

10) Make off with

i) Last year in the school summer camp, an intruder made off with a couple of wall paintings created by student.

ii) The thieves could not make off with the bag of jewellery as the police reached on time and arrested them.

iii) We have not got the CCTV cameras installed in our showroom that is why burglars made off with the precious electronic items easily.

iv) As per their conversation, they are planning to make off with the cash which is kept in the office cupboard.

a) only i &ii

b) only i, ii& iv

c) only i, ii &iii

d) all except iv

e) all are correct

Answers:

Directions (Q 1-10):

1). Correct Answer is: e)

The phrase “float around” has more than one meaning.  These are “if an idea, etc. is floating around, it is talked about by a number of people or passed from one person to another/ You say that an object is floating around when you think it is not faraway but you cannot see exactly where” and phrase has been applied properly in all the sentences.

2). Correct Answer is: d)

The meaning of phrase “hold forth” is “to talk about a particular subject for a long time, often in a way that other people find boring” and it has been applied properly in i, ii and iii sentences.

3). Correct Answer is: b)

The meaning of the phrase “work on” is “to spend time repairing or improving something” and it has been applied properly in i, ii and iv sentences.

4). Correct Answer is: e)

The meaning of the phrase “count on” is “to depend on someone or expect something” and it has been applied properly in all the sentences.

5). Correct Answer is: c)

The phrase “keep down” has more than one meaning. These are “to make something stay at a low level or to avoid increasing something / to prevent a person, group, etc. from expressing themselves freely” and phrase has been applied properly in i, ii and iii sentences.

6). Correct Answer is: b)

The meaning of the phrase “act on” is “to do something because you have been given information, advice, or orders” the phrase has been applied properly in i, ii and iv sentences.

7). Correct Answer is: b)

The meaning of the phrase “turn away” is “to refuse to allow somebody to enter a place ” the phrase has been applied properly in i, ii and iv sentences.

8). The meaning of the phrase “get by with” is “manage with difficulty to live or accomplish something” and phrase has been applied properly in i, ii and iii sentences.

9). Correct Answer is: d)

The meaning of the phrase “do without” is “to manage without having something” and phrase has been applied properly in i, ii and iii sentences.

10). Correct Answer is: e)

The meaning of the phrase “make off with” is “to steal something and escape” and phrase has been applied properly in all the sentences.

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Daily Current Affairs Updates 5.00 PM
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