SBI Clerk Mains English (Day-23)

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Match the Column

Direction (1-5): In the following questions two columns are given containing three Sentences/phrases each. In first column, sentences/phrases are A, B and C and in the second column the sentences/phrases are D, E and F. A sentence/phrase from the first column may or may not connect with another sentence/phrase from the second column to make a grammatically and contextually correct sentence. Each question has five options, four of which display the sequence(s) in which the sentences/phrases can be joined to form a grammatically and contextually correct sentence. If none of the options given forms a correct sentence after combination, mark (e), i.e. “None of these” as your answer.


A) A-D, B-F

B) B-E, C-D

C) A-E, C-F

D) A-F, B-D

E) None of these


A) A-D, B-E

B) B-F, C-D

C) B-D, C-F

D) A-F, B-E

E) None of these


A) A-D, B-E

B) B-F, C-D

C) B-E, C-F

D) A-F, B-D

E) None of these


A) A-D, B-E

B) B-F, C-D

C) B-E, C-F

D) A-F, B-D

E) None of these


A) A-D, B-F

B) B-F, C-D

C) B-E, C-F

D) A-F, B-D

E) None of these

Word Usage

Directions (6-10): In each of the question there are four sentences. In each sentence a pair of words is italicized and highlighted. From the italicized and highlighted words select the most appropriate the word (A or B) to form correct sentences. The sentences are followed by options that indicate the words, which may be selected to correctly complete the set if sentences. From the options given choose the most appropriate one.


A) We should (A) adopt / (B) adapt his plan.

B) Explain the (A) allusion / (B) illusion in the passage.

C) For (A) ought / (B) aught I know, he is a docile person.

D) He is an (A) heir / (B) airs to a large fortune.





E) None of these


A) This is in keeping with all (A) canons / (B) cannons of Economics.

B) (A) Besides / (B) Beside your salary, you will be allowed a free quarter.

C) The old man (A) dyed / (B) died his grey hair, black.

D) He came to our house on the right date/debt.





E) None of these


A) He is an (A) accessory / (B) accessaryto this crime.

B) He has a chequered (A) career/ (B) carrier.

C) Hard work usually (A)ensure / (B) assure

D) Many communities (A) bury / (B) berry their dead while the others cremate.





E) None of these


A) There was a (A) collision/ (B) collusion between two parties.

B) (A)Corporeal / (B) Corporal punishment should be abolished from school.

C) (A) Pore / (B) Pour out the tea,please.

D) She was combing her long (A) trace / (B) tresses.





E) None of these


A) Pour just a (A)wee/ (B) we drop of brandy in my coffee.

B) I (A) muse / (B) mews over the loss of my business.

C) The man has a peculiar (A) gait / (B) gate of an athlete.

D) His (A) feets /(B) feats of strength surprised us all.





E) None of these

Answers :

Directions (1-5) :

1) Answer: (d)

From the given options only A-F,B-D is matched and make a meaningful sentence. The correct answer after matching will be

(A-F):RashtriyaSafaiKarmachariAyog will initiate action against officials who fail to properly identify manual scavengers in their areas and provide them all government benefits, Ayog member JagadishHiremani said in Belagavi on Tuesday.

(B-D): The citizens’ hopes of witnessing the first State-level Republic Day parade on Beach Road here were dashed with the government deciding to move the programme to Amaravati.

2) Answer: (b)

From the given options only B-F , C-D is matched and make a meaningful sentence. The correct answer after matching will be

(B-F):The inordinate delay by the Forest Department in marking the boundary of the land that was allotted to tribespeople was the major reason for the failure to ensure land to all landless tribal families, he said.

(C-D):On being informed about the fire mishap, police rushed to the spot but Mr. Baig was found dead by the time the police had launched the rescue operation.

3) Answer: (d)

From the given options only A-F, B-Dis matched and make a meaningful sentence. The correct answer after matching will be

(A-F): The ‘Airpocalypse– IV Report’ underlines that the CPCB has identified only 122 non-attainment cities and 102 of them are included under the NCAP till now.

(B-D):A five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court on Tuesday said the possibility of enforceability ought to be explored if a new code of conduct is framed for Ministers at the Centre and in the States.

4) Answer: (a)

From the given options only A-D, B-Eis matched and make a meaningful sentence. The correct answer after matching will be

(A-D):The coronavirus, which causes respiratory symptoms similar to a cold or flu, has been linked to a seafood market in Wuhan, the largest city in central China with a population of about 11 million.

(B-E):That means thousands of pilots from more than 54 airlines need to squeeze into about three dozen 737 MAX simulators around the world before they can fly the plane.

5) Answer: (c)

From the given options only B-E,C-F is matched and make a meaningful sentence. The correct answer after matching will be

(B-E):Lebanon formed a new government on January 21 under Prime Minister Hassan Diab after the Shi’ite group Hezbollah and its allies agreed on a cabinet that must urgently address an economic crisis.

(C-F):Armed militants forced their way into the market of the village of Alamou and attacked people there before burning the structure to the ground, the government said in a statement on Tuesday.

Directions (6-10) :

6) Answer: (b)

In (A) “adopt” means choose to take up, follow, or use.

“adapt” means make (something) suitable for a new use or purpose; modify.

In (B) “allusion” means an expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly

“illusion” means an instance of a wrong or misinterpreted perception of a sensory experience.

In (C) “ought” means used to indicate duty or correctness, typically when criticizing someone’s actions.

“aught” means anything at all.

In (D) “heir” means a person legally entitled to the property or rank of another on that person’s death.

“airs” means an impression of a quality or manner given by someone or something.

So correct answer is B.

7) Answer: (a)

In (A) “canons” means a general law, rule, principle, or criterion by which something is judged.

“cannons” means a large, heavy piece of artillery

In (B) “besides” means in addition to; apart from.

“beside” means at the side of; next to.

In (C) “dyed” means colour

“died” means stop living.

In (D) “date” means the day of the month or year as specified by a number.

“debt” means a sum of money that is owed or due.

So correct answer is A

8) Answer: (d)

In (A) “accessory” means a thing which can be added to something else in order to make it more useful

“accessary” means accomplish.

In (B) “career” means profession, occupation.

“carrier” means a person or thing that carries, holds, or conveys something.

In (C) “ensure” means make certain that (something) will occur or be the case.

“assure” means tell someone something positively to dispel any doubts.

In (D) “bury” means put or hide underground.

“berry” means small roundish juicy fruit without a stone.

So correct answer is D.

9) Answer: (c)

In (A) “collision” means an instance of one moving object or person striking violently against another

“collusion” means secret or illegal cooperation or conspiracy in order to deceive others.

In (B) “corporeal” means relating to a person’s body, especially as opposed to their spirit.

“corporal”  means a rank of non-commissioned officer in the army

In (C) “pore” means opening

“pour”  means flow rapidly in a steady stream.

In (D) “trace” means find or discover by investigation

“tress” means a long lock of a woman’s hair.

So correct answer is C.

10) Answer: (b)

In (A) “wee” means little

“we” means used by a speaker to refer to himself or herself and one or more other people considered together.

In (B) “muse” means encouragement of something to make it develop or become more active.

“mews” means group of stables, typically with rooms above, built round a yard or along an alley.

In (C) “gait” means a person’s manner of walking.

“gate” means a hinged barrier used to close an opening in a wall, fence, or hedge.

In (D) “feet” means plural form of foot

“feat” means an achievement that requires great courage, skill, or strength.

So correct answer is B

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