SBI Clerk Pre English (Day-21)

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Sentence Rearrangement

Directions (1-5): In the questions given below a sentence is divided into five parts are jumbled and one of the parts may have a misspelt word or grammatically incorrect word or group of words. Arrange the divided parts into a coherent sentence and identify the part which has an error in it.

1) Five-star hotels charged exorbitant rate for food items like (A)/will seek explanations from them, Food and Consumer (B)/bananas and eggs is ‘unfair trade practice’ and the government (C)/Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Tuesday (D)

A) CADB, (A)

B) ACBD,(A)

C) DBAC, (B)

D) CBDA, (B)

E) None of these

2) Workers are prepared to decontaminate some streets (A)/of Paris surrounding the Notre Dame Cathedral (B)/that have been tested with high levels of lead following (C)/the April blaze that damaged the landmark (D)

A) ABCD, (A)

B) BDCA, (B)

C) ACDB, (D)

D) BADC, (C)

E) None of these

3) he said, adding that the government will make rules (A)/Protection Act that was recently passed by the Parliament (B)/“We will not alow dual MRP (maximum retail price),” (C)/to check such practices under the Consumer (D)

A) BDCA, No error

B) CADB, (C)

C) ABCD, (D)

D) CDBA, (B)

E) None of these

4) benches, street lights and other fixtures to (A)/One involves spreading a gel on public (B)/absorb the lead, letting it dry for (C)/several days before removing it (D)

A) CBDA, (B)

B) ADCB, No error

C) CADB, (D)

D) BACD, No error

E) None of these

5) protests shut down the major travel hub (A)/Operations resummed at Hong Kong airport on (B)/August 13 morning, authorities said, with flights (C)/due to start departing and arriving a day after (D)

A) DABC, No error

B) CBAD, (A)

C) BCDA, (B)

D) DCAB, (B)

E) None of these

Phrasal Usage

Directions(6-10): In each of the questions, 4 sentences are given which have used phrasal verbs highlighted in bold. Choose the sentence which has not used the phrasal verbs correctly. If all the sentences are grammatically and contextually correct, mark option E) All are correct.

6)

A) Where is the manager of this club? I want to talk to the big cheese.

B) Hershel was multitasking and getting stressed, so I told her not to taste off more than she could chew.

C) You should try sleeping with your birthday suit on during summer nights. It’s much more liberating.

D) Rachael hated her Boss, but she bit the bullet and completed her work.

E) All are correct

7)

A) As the hunter fired his gun, the beastbit the dust.

B) Awarding the IIFA to her rival was a bad pill to swallow.

C) Both during and after the relationship with Meghan, I felt so black and blue.

D) The contract that you signed is in black and white, so there’s nothing to hide.

E) All are correct

8)

A) You should never take cocaine. It’s a Warm hole you can’t escape from.

B) It’s not that the college is not aware of the mismanagement, but they don’t call it because it would expose many and stir up a hornet’s nest.

C) With banks baying for his blood over default in payments, MehulChoksihas his back against the wall.

D) Richard has taken more responsibilities as he couldn’t say ‘no’ to his superior. I think he has bitten more than he can chew.

E) All are correct

9)

A) Philipfell head over heels in love with his co-star and wants to marry her.

B) The increase in customs duty by the US government has upset the applecart of those domestic companies who were importing most of their machineries.

C) The overnight rain spoilt our plan to watch baseball match next morning.

D) Sheila is more productive time during the evening because she’s developed this good habit of keeping pubg games at arm’s length.

E) All are correct

10)

A) The press has traditionally been up in arms with the leader of the ruling party.

B) The new author tried to drive a strongest bargain with the publishing house on signing amount, but couldn’t because she didn’t have the brand name.

C) The marketing team blamed the techies for the failure to bag the deal, but they were barking up the wrong tree.

D) I was scraping the barrel when I had to stay for a year with my in-laws after I lost my work.

E) All are correct

Answers :

Directions (1-5):

1) Answer: (b)

Five-star hotels charging exorbitant rate for food items like(A)/ bananas and eggs is ‘unfair trade practice’ and the government(C)/ will seek explanations from them, Food and Consumer (B)/Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Tuesday.(D)

Part (A) has an error, “charging” in the place of “charged”.

2) Answer: (a)

Workers are preparing to decontaminate some streets(A)/ of Paris surrounding the Notre Dame Cathedral(B)/that have been tested with high levels of lead following(C)/ the April blaze that damaged the landmark. (D)

Part (A) has an error, use “preparing” in the place of “prepared”.

3) Answer: (b)

“We will not allow dual MRP (maximum retail price),”(C)/ he said, adding that the government will make rules(A)/ to check such practices under the Consumer(D)/ Protection Act that was recently passed by the Parliament.(B)

Part (C) has an error, “allow” in the place of “alow”.

4) Answer: (d)

One involves spreading a gel on public (B)/benches, street lights and other fixtures to absorb(A)/ the lead, letting it dry for (C)/several days before removing it. (D)

No error.

5) Answer: (c)

Operations resumed at Hong Kong airport on(B)/ August 13 morning, authorities said, with flights(C)/ due to start departing and arriving a day after(D)/ protests shut down the major travel hub.(A)

Part (B) has an error, “resumed” in the place of “resummed”.

Directions(6-10):

6) Answer: (b)

Statement B has not used the idiom correctly. ‘Bite off more than one can chew’ is the correct idiom, meaning to take on a commitment one cannot fulfill.

7) Answer: (b)

Statement B has not used the phrasal verb correctly. ‘A bitter pill to swallow’ should be the correct idiom, meaning an unpleasant or painful necessity (to accept).

8) Answer: (a)

Statement A has not used the idiom correctly. ‘A black hole’ should be the correct idiom, meaning a place where money or lost items apparently disappear without trace.

9) Answer: (e)

All the statements have used the respective idioms/phrases correctly. Therefore, all sentences are grammatically correct.

10) Answer: (b)

Statement B has not used the phrasal verb correctly. ‘Drive a hard bargain’ should be the correct idiom,   synonymous with being uncompromising in making a deal.

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