“20-20” English Question | Crack SBI Clerk 2018 Day-95

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Direction (1-10): In a passage given below there are 10 blanks, each followed by a word given in bold. Every blank has four alternative words given in options (A), (B), (C) and (D). You have to tell which word will best suit to the respective blank. Mark (E) as your answer if the word given in the bold after the blank is your answer i.e. “No change requires”.

In an attempt to stop such _ (1) _ [interchanging] Robert Lighthizer, the United States Trade Representative, is said to be offering to spare America’s allies from the tariffs if they ensure their exports to America do not exceed the level in 2017. On March 21st he hinted that negotiations could last until late April. But such a deal would break the World Trade Organisation’s rules, and put bureaucrats, not markets, in charge of _ (2) _ [grant] export rights. When different countries receive different treatment, _ (3) _ [dodge] tariffs looks more tempting. Under Mr. Obama, America imposed hefty anti-dumping duties on imports of Chinese steel. Inflows from China duly fell, but those from Vietnam _ (4) _ [overflow]. America’s Commerce Department recently concluded that some steel imports, supposedly from Vietnam, actually originated in China. Mr. Trump expects Canada and Mexico to ensure they do not become _ (5) _ [conduits] for steel originating elsewhere. But that may be hard, especially for the generic, less _ (6) _ [undertaking] stuff.

Mr. Trump’s tariff barriers are broader than Mr. Obama’s were. That makes circumvention harder but also means importers will squeal more loudly for_ (7) _[freedom]. After Mr. Bush’s steel safeguards were applied to the EU and Japan in 2002, companies cut off from their suppliers expended much time and money pleading their case in Washington. Eventually 1,022 exemptions were granted, over 90% of them to firms importing from Japan and the EU. This time, the Trump administration expects to spend 24,000 worker-hours processing 4,500 requests to exempt steel products and 1,500 pleas for aluminium. Metal consumers will also seek to be _ (8) _ [allow] pricier inputs, which can threaten jobs. In 2002 the employers of Gordon Jones, a steel-drum loader, were _ (9) _ [strike] with a 30% tariff. Mr. Jones asked a congressional hearing. More such complaints will come, since steel _ (10) _ [spend] sectors account for far more American jobs than steel production. Tariffs are not Mr. Trump’s only trade policy. As well as trying to rewrite the North American Free-Trade Agreement, he is trying to curb China’s trade power. Whatever the merits of these aims, the new tariffs will make it harder to rally allies to his side.


  1. Swapping
  2. Exchanges
  3. Substitution
  4. Transference
  5. No change required


  1. Designation
  2. Allotted
  3. Withholding
  4. Allocating
  5. No change required


  1. Circumventing
  2. Preventive
  3. Encountering
  4. Deceive
  5. No change required


  1. Cascade
  2. Deluging
  3. Surged
  4. Descended
  5. No change required


  1. Leading out
  2. Flow
  3. Hydrants
  4. Abeyances
  5. No change required


  1. Proceeding
  2. Progressing
  3. Halted
  4. Processed
  5. No change required


  1. Release
  2. Exemptions
  3. Liabilities
  4. Absolution
  5. No change required


  1. Provide
  2. Holding
  3. Spared
  4. Bestow
  5. No change required


  1. Thwacked
  2. Thrash
  3. Surrendered
  4. Paddle
  5. No change required


  1. Deplete
  2. Consuming
  3. Hoarding
  4. Dissipate
  5. No change required

Direction (11-15) – In each of the following questions on phrase has been given and it has been followed by four sentences. You have to find out on which sentences phrase has been used properly according to its meaning and mark your answer from the options denoted a),b),c),d)Mark e) as your answer of you find that the phrase has been applied properly in all sentences.

 11). Throttle back

  1. The pilot throttled back as he came in to land.
  2. You need to throttle back your anger.
  3. Samira throttled back to 45 mph sometimes used figuratively with respect to intensity
  4. Driver stepped swiftly to the controls to throttle back the engine.
  1. ii and iii
  2. i and iv
  3. all except ii
  4. iii and iv
  5. all are correct

12) Make of

  1. Nanny wasn’t sure what to make of Mick’s apology.
  2. The officers of Italy did not know what to make of Charlie Lister.
  3. How did you make of in the contest?
  4. I want to make something of my new life here.
  1. i and iv
  2. ii and iii
  3. iii and iv
  4. all except iii
  5. all are correct

13) keep to

  1. You should keep your intake of alcohol to a minimum.
  2. The snow kept to all day.
  3. For heaven’s sake let’s keep to the point or we’ll never reach any decisions.
  4. Don’t keep to, I’ll sort it out in a minute.
  1. ii and iv
  2. i and iii
  3. ii and iii
  4. i and ii
  5. all are correct

14) let off

  1. In those days they didn’t let you off work to go home very often.
  2. The bus stopped to let off a few passengers.
  3. Rocky never let off that he was married
  4. You’ve more courage than you like to let off about,” Robin said.
  1. iii and iv
  2. i and iii
  3. all except ii
  4. i and ii
  5. all are correct

15) tear at

  1. Why are you always tearing my projects at?
  2. The badger tore at me, but I dodged it and ran away fast.
  3. She tore at the bandages until they loosened.
  4. We took out the motor and tore it at to find out what was wrong with it.
  1. ii and iii
  2. i and iv
  3. ii and iv
  4. only iii
  5. all are correct

Directions (16-20): Each of the following sentences are divided into parts, which are marked a), b), c) and d). One of these parts may contain an error. Mark that part as your answer from the options given below and choose e) if you find out there is no error. (Ignore punctuation error if any)

16) One aim is to create a framework within which to classify the sorts (a)/ of activity that qualify as sustainable investments, and against which (b)/ to benchmark existing standards; the commission proposes (c)/ setting up an EU labeling scheme for green bonds (d)/no error (e)/

17)However the debate on capital requirements is resolved, the commission’s (a)/plans look like to boost sustainable finance in Europe, that will (b)/ not turn the global financial system green on its own; but it will show  (c)/how financial rules will be harnessed for environmental ends (d)/no error (e)/

18) Purchases of fripperies such as football clubs and hotels have been (a)/ a curb by the Chinese authorities, but investment continues to flow (b)/ into technology and infrastructure, notes James Zhan of (c)/ the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) (d)/no error (e)/

19) European lawmakers suspect that purchase by private (a)/Chinese investors are an extension of their government’s “Made in China (b)/ 2025” strategy, which aim at overtaking Western innovation, (c)/says Franck Proust, a French member of the European Parliament (d)/no error (e)/

20). China’s Belt and Road Initiative, which involves it underwriting billions of (a)/dollars of infrastructure investment along the old Silk Road linking it with Europe (b)/ is regarded by some southern and central European countries for a source of much-needed investment (c)/; other EU countries worried that such eagerness could be exploited to divide the continent (d)/no error (e)/


1) Answer – c)

according to the sentence substitution will be used as it means the act, process, or result of substituting one thing for another

2) Answer – d)

according to the sentence allocating will be used as it means distribute (resources or duties) for a particular purpose.

3) Answer – a)

according to the sentence circumventing will be used as it means find a way around or avoid.

4) Answer – c)

according to the sentence surged will be used as it means move suddenly and powerfully forward or upward.

5) Answer – e)

according to the sentence conduits will be used as it means channel or course.

6) Answer – d)

according to the sentence processed will be used as it means a series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular end.

7) Answer – b)

according to the sentence exemptions will be used as it means the action of freeing or state of being free from an obligation or liability imposed on others.

8) Answer – c)

according to the sentence spared will be used as it means to manage without, get along without, dispense with etc.

9) Answer – a)

according to the sentence thwacked will be used as it means to strike forcefully with a sharp blow.

10) Answer – b)

according to the sentence consuming will be used as it means to use up; expend

Direction (11-15)

11) Correct Answer is: c)

The meaning of “throttle back” is to reduce the amount of fuel flowing to an engine by adjusting the throttle and the phrase has been applied properly in all sentences except ii sentence

12) Correct Answer is: d)

The meaning of “make of” is to interpret as the meaning of or to produce or construct from and the phrase has been applied properly in i, ii, and iv sentences

13) Correct Answer is: b)

The meaning of “keep to” is to stay on or stick to and the phrase has been applied properly in i and iii sentences

14) Correct Answer is: d)

The meaning of “let off” a chance to escape or avoid something and the phrase has been applied properly in i and ii sentences

15) Correct Answer is: a)

The meaning of “tear at” topluck violently at or to distress; afflict and the phrase has been applied properly in ii and iii sentences


Directions (16-20):

16) Correct answer-  b)

In part b in place of activity it should be activities

17) Correct answer-  d)

In part d instead of will it should be can.

18). Correct answer-  b)

In part b in place of curb it should be curbed

19). Correct answer-  a)

In part a in place of purchase it should be purchases.

20) Correct answer- c)

In part c in place of for it should be as

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