SBI Clerk Pre English (Day-46)

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Words Replacement

Directions (1-5): Which of the following words/phrases should replace the words/phrases   given in bold in the following sentences to make them grammatically correct? If it is correct, mark option (E) as your answer.

1) On this very day, eight years ago, Gen John Allen, then command of the International Security Assistance Force, was in Islamabad to talking military affairs in Afghanistan among then Pakistani army chief Gen Ashfaq Kayani.

A) commander, discuss, matters, with

B) lawyer, discuss, hearing, with

C) judgment, announced, matters, for

D) commander, telling, matter, around

E) No correction required

2) The Salala incident, as it is still name in Pakistan, leads to the loss of 22 soldiers and two officers on two border posts, provokes Islamabad to close the Ground Lines of Communication by the American forces.

A) called, led, provoking, for

B) calling, leading, provoked, with

C) called, led, provoke, to

D) call, lead, demand, for

E) No correction required

3) All the good work failed to come to the aid of Shehala Sherin, a Class 5 student of Sarwajana School in Sulthan Bathery in the northern Wayanad district when she suffered a snakebite; a neurotoxic snake was supposed to have been hiding in a hole in the classroom!

A) fail, dispute, translate , hide

B) requested, suffer, supposed, amongst

C) ordered, commands, argued, hiding

D) appealed, suffers, suppose, towards

E) No correction required

4) The whole episode demanding that the government, that pressing ahead with introduced global standards in education and healthcare, take a deep breath and assessing the ground realities.

A) demand, though, introduces, assess

B) demands, though, introduced, schedule

C) demand, while, introduce, timely

D) demands, while, introducing, assess

E) No correction required

5) The state, being ruling by the Left Front, which is wed to egalitarian principles, must ensuring that its most backward areas get adequate care while the rest of the state climbing its way up

A) ruling, weds, inspired, observed

B) rule, wed, ensuring, climbs

C) ruling, wedded, inspires, grounded

D) ruled, wedded, ensure, climbs

E) No correction required

Combining Sentences

Directions (6-10): In each of the questions given below two statements are given followed by 3 options. Find the alternative(s) that can act as a starter for the given sentences and combine them into a single sentence keeping the meaning of the sentence same as given in the question.

6) Devendra Fadnavis evidently realized he did not have the numbers, hours after the court order. Devendra Fadnavis resigned as chief minister, just after his deputy Ajit Pawar too submitted his resignation.

I) Hours after the court order

II) While Devendra Fadnavis resigned as

III) Just after Devendra Fadnavis

A) Only III

B) Only I

C) II and III

D) I and II

E) No correction required

7) That the Supreme Court order was passed after examination by it of two documents is noteworthy. The documents became the basis of the BJP’s claim to have the right to form the government in association with Ajit Pawar

I) It is noteworthy that the

II) After examination of the

III) To form the government

A) I and III

B) Only I

C) II and III

D) I and II

E) No correction required

8)  One of the earliest issues said to have caused a chill in the relationship is Nawaz Sharif’s decision to pursue talks with the Pakistani Taliban. This is apart from the news leaks later in the PML-N tenure.

I) Nawaz Sharif’s decision to pursue

II) Apart from the news leaks

III) Although the news leaks later

A) I and III

B) Only I

C) II and III

D) Only II

E) No correction required

9) Governor B.S. Koshyari is an old RSS hand and a former Uttarakhand CM. This is an indirect indictment of the role of B.S. Koshyari whose conduct in this case appears to have been coloured by partisanship.

I) Since the role of B.S. Koshyari whose

II) This is an indirect indictment of the role

III) Nevertheless this is an indirect indictment as

A) I and III

B) Only I

C) II and III

D) Only II

E) No correction required

10) In a way, friction is inevitable. During the PPP tenure, it was due to Washington’s efforts to engage with Islamabad.

I) As friction is inevitable

II) Although engaging with Islamabad

III) Friction, in a way, is inevitable

A) III only

B) Only I

C) II and III

D) I and II

E) No correction required

Answers :

Directions (1-5) :

1) Answer: (a)

The correct form of sentence should be : On this very day, eight years ago, Gen John Allen, then commander of the International Security Assistance Force, was in Islamabad to discuss military matters in Afghanistan with then Pakistani army chief Gen Ashfaq Kayani.

2) Answer: (a)

The correct form of sentence should be: The Salala incident, as it is still called in Pakistan, led to the loss of 22 soldiers and two officers on two border posts, provoking Islamabad to close the Ground Lines of Communication for the American forces.

3) Answer: (e)

The sentence is grammatically and contextually correct. Therefore, no replacement is required.

4) Answer: (d)

The correct form of sentence should be: The whole episode demands that the government, while pressing ahead with introducing global standards in education and healthcare, take a deep breath and assess the ground realities.

5) Answer: (d)

The correct form of sentence should be: The state, being ruled by the Left Front, which is wedded to egalitarian principles, must ensure that its most backward areas get adequate care while the rest of the state climbs its way up

Directions (6-10) :

6) Answer: (b)

Hours after the court order, evidently realizing he did not have the numbers, Devendra Fadnavis resigned as chief minister, just after his deputy Ajit Pawar too submitted his resignation.

Hence option B is the suitable choice.

7) Answer: (b)

It is noteworthy that the Supreme Court order was passed after examination by it of two documents, which became the basis of the BJP’s claim to have the right to form the government in association with Ajit Pawar.

Hence option B is the suitable choice.

8) Answer: (d)

Apart from the news leaks later in the PML-N tenure, one of the earliest issues said to have caused a chill in the relationship is Nawaz Sharif’s decision to pursue talks with the Pakistani Taliban.

Hence option D is the suitable choice.

9) Answer: (d)

This is an indirect indictment of the role of Governor B.S. Koshyari, an old RSS hand and a former Uttarakhand CM, whose conduct in this case appears to have been coloured by partisanship.

Hence option D is the suitable choice.

10) Answer: (a)

Friction, in a way, is inevitable but during the PPP tenure, it was due to Washington’s efforts to engage with Islamabad.

Hence option A is the suitable choice.

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