SBI Clerk Mains English (Day-84)

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Words choosing

Direction (1-5): In the paragraph below there are five sentences. In each sentence there are pairs of highlighted words (A, B). Select the most appropriate words to form correct sentences. Then from the options given select the correct option.

1) They are doing both. When I said that the court A) shouldB) shall be willing to suffer even intemperate criticism, I did not mean A) that B) the people should level A) intemperate B) interpret criticism. What I said is even if criticism is intemperate or unfair and bordering on A) scurrilous B) delirious and abusive, it will be understood for what it is by the people. People can make out that this criticism is scurrilous and unfair. The court’s reputation depends on their judgments and actions. It is not A) independent B) dependent on what people say.

  1. AAABA
  2. BABAA
  3. AABBA
  4. AAAAB
  5. None of these

2) One should at A) most B) least have some self-righteous ego. Not in the sense that you A) refuse B) accept to apologise even when judges reason with you to apologise. Self-righteous ego in the sense that nobody can A) make B) force you to apologise if there is no reason to do so. If you have not said anything wrong and if you fully believe in what you have said, thenA) their B) your ego should be such, your self-righteousness should be such that you don’t cave in just because they are offering you an easy way out. You cannot cave in saying something that is against you’re A) thoughts B) conscience and belief. That self-righteous ego is a must for any self-respecting, truth-loving person.

  1. BABBB
  2. AAABB
  3. AABAB
  4. BBAAB
  5. None of the above

3) The researchers A) said B) say that the device is capable of mimicking body’s quick A) response B) actions to things, and can react to painful A) sensations B) stimulations with the same lighting speed that nerve signals travel to the brain. The advancements made by the devices may lead to real-world applications in biomedical A)technologies B) science, including improving prosthetics, non-invasive A) replacement B) alternatives to skin grafts, and smarter robotics, according to the research paper.

  1. BAAAA
  2. AAABB
  3. BAAAB
  4. BBAAB
  5. None of these

4) Mr. Kumar, a 2013 batch IPS officer, is a/an A) expert B) specialist in medicine (MBBS, MD) which has helped him A) answer B) respond to the call of duty and A) provide B) render treatment to the needy during the ongoing medical emergency. A) Besides B) From heading the district’s police department, Mr. Kumar is currently running a 50-bedded Covid care centre with four ICUs in Barpeta Police Reserve for police personnel and their families and is also planning toA) conduct B) hold health camps for women and elderly people.

  1. BABAB
  2. BBAAB
  3. ABAAB
  4. ABBAA
  5. None of these.

5) “We are very much A) shocked B) exasperated and agitated that even in times of COVID-19-induced sufferings, the Chinese are A) resorting B) challenging to war-mongering and mentally harassing the peaceful people living along the LAC by their rhetoric and notorious A) antics B) activities.. Arunachal Pradesh and the AAPSU stand strong with the brave Jawans of our Army. We will never A) propagate B) accept anything other than peace. However, we strongly urge our Army for giving a befitting A) answer B) reply to any misadventures from across the border,” the union said in a statement.

  1. ABABA
  2. BBAAB
  3. AAABA
  4. AAAAB
  5. None of these.

Double fillers

Directions (6-10): In the question given below there are two statements, each statement consists of two blanks. You have to choose the option which provides the correct set of words that fits both the blanks in both the statements appropriately and in the same order making them meaningful and grammatically correct.


I) He ________a threat to his life and ________ protection by the Central security forces, much to the chagrin of the State government.

II) As they failed to understand, the youths _______________ the bottomless stupidity of a propaganda and _________ themselves as messengers.

  1. perceived, secured
  2. Understood, asked
  3. seized, removed
  4. predicted, seek
  5. None of these.


I) The accused ________ told the police that he used to lure divorced women for marriage.The police _________ the accused on Thursday

II) Two juveniles were _____________ forced by a mafia gang in burgling a house, had been ________________ by the securities.

  1. never, entreat
  2. allegedly, apprehended
  3. retort, arrested
  4. acknowledge, threatened
  5. None of the above


I) China’s _______ was to reiterate that their troops “were on its side to _________ of the traditional customary boundary line”

II) You have been posting sharp __________ on Mehebooba Mufti’s, Twitter __________ on policies.

  1. agitation, account
  2. response, related
  3. riposte, handle
  4. antics, protesting
  5. None of the above


I) There is a lot of unnecessary ______________ that I will join Politics. Media ________ that leaders aren’t made by giving interviews.

II) That room immediately made _______________ as the old man ____________ to view the exsanguinations.

  1. insinuation, forgets
  2. voices, understood
  3. exaggerations, forget
  4. expectations, say
  5. None of these


I) The _________ head of the World Health Organisation (WHO), TedrosAdhanom Ghebreyesus, has announced that he would soon introduce Hindi as one of the languages for _________ translation of his press conferences.

II) India ___________ its soldiers as China was __________ playing unscrupulous political activities at the borders.

  1. moved, continuously
  2. increased, unethically
  3. embattled, simultaneously
  4. strengthened, randomly
  5. None of the above

Answers :

Directions (1-5) :

1) Answer: D

For blank I, ‘should’ is correct because, the line begin with “When I said” and send implications about the court therefore, using ‘shall’ will be grammatical error. For blank II, ‘that’ is correct because, it implicate a passive voice and use of ‘the’ will be grammatically incorrect. For blank III, ‘intemperate’ is correct because, it means immoderate, or showing lack of self control, use of ‘interpret’ is contextually incorrect. For blank IV, ‘scurrilous’ means spreading scandalous claims about anyone with intention of harming the reputation, use of ‘delirious’ is contextually incorrect. In blank V, ‘independent’ is contextually incorrect, since the statement shows the non dependency and there is use of ‘not’ before the sentence changes the next word.

Therefore, option D is correct answer.

2) Answer: A

For blank I, ‘at least’ is contextually correct with respect to the paragraph implications. For blank II ‘refuse’ to apologise is contextually correct since, the later part of the sentence argue if one is judged with reasons. For blank III ’force’ is the suitable with regards to the context. For blank IV ‘your’ is correct, since the line is in active tone. For blank V ‘conscience’ that means a person’s moral sense to judge is the correct word to use with reference to the context.

Therefore, option A is the correct answer.

3) Answer: C

For I, ‘said’ is grammatically incorrect, since the tone of the sentence is in present tense. For II, ‘action’ is contextually incorrect. For III, ‘stimulations’ is contextually incorrect. For IV, ‘technologies’ is the appropriate word to use in this paragraph. For V, ‘alternatives’ is the correct word to use in this context.

Therefore, option C is the correct answer.

4) Answer: B

For I, ‘expert’ is incorrect because, it is generally associated with someone’s profession or regular work since this paragraph implies about different thing ‘specialist’ is contextually correct. For II, ‘answer’ is the incorrect word to use with reference to the context. For III, ‘provide’ is the correct word to use with reference to the context. For III, ‘from’ is the incorrect word to use grammatically since the line infer “along with this also that” inference. For V, ‘hold’ is the appropriate word contextually.

Therefore, option B is the correct answer.

5) Answer: D

For I, ‘exasperated’ means “frustrated or irritated” is contextually incorrect. For II, ‘resorting’ means “turn to adopt a course of action to resolve a difficult situation, hence is contextually correct. For III, ‘antics’ means “foolish behaviour” is contextually correct. For IV, ‘propagate’ is contextually correct since the implication of the line is political discussions. For V, ‘reply’ is grammatically correct since it is followed by the term ‘befitting’.

Therefore, option D is the correct answer.

Directions (6-10):

6) Answer: A

“Understood, asked” is grammatically incorrect in both the sentences. “Seized, removed’ is grammatically incorrect for the first sentence. “Predicted, seek’ is grammatically incorrect for sentence I and contextually for sentence II. Therefore, option A is the correct answer.

7) Answer: B

“Never, entreat” is contextually incorrect for the second blank in both the sentences. “Retort, arrested”, is grammatically and contextually incorrect for the first blank in both the cases. “Acknowledged, threatened”, is contextually and grammatically incorrect for both the blanks and sentences. Therefore, option B is the correct answer.

8) Answer: C

“Agitation, account” is contextually incorrect in both sentences. “Response, related”, is grammatically incorrect for first blank in second statement and second blank for both statements. “Antics, protesting”, is contextually incorrect in both the cases. Therefore, option C is the correct answer.

9) Answer: A

“Voices, understood”, grammatically incorrect for second blank in II sentence. Contextually for sentence I second blank. “Exaggerations, forget”, contextually and grammatically incorrect for both the sentences. “Expectations, say”, contextually incorrect for the sentences. Therefore, option A is the correct answer.

10) Answer: C

“Moved, continuously”, is grammatically incorrect in sentence I. “Increased, unethically”, is both grammatically and contextually incorrect for both sentences. “Strengthened, randomly”, both contextually and grammatically incorrect for both sentences. Therefore, option C is the correct answer.

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