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PREVIOUS YEAR PHRASE REPLACEMENT asked in bank exams part 1




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SBI AND IBPS CLERK/ PO EXAMS’ PREVIOUS YEAR QUESTIONS (2014-2019)



🔷PREVIOUS YEARS PHRASE REPLACEMENT QUESTIONS OF BANK (IBPS, SBI) EXAMS PART 1



Link of part 2 is at the bottom of the post


SBI PO 2019

💠Direction (1-5): In the question given below there is a sentence in which one part is given in bold. The part given in bold, may or may not be grammatically correct. Choose the best alternative among the four given which can replace the part in bold to make the sentence grammatically correct. If the part given in bold is already correct and does not require any replacement choose option (e), i.e. “No replacement required” as your answer. 

1. The plastic ban introduced by the municipality has been a total failure as there has been no reducing in the usage of polybags. 
(a) is no reduce 
(b) has been no reduction 
(c) have been no reduced 
(d) is not any reduced 
(e) No correction required 

2. As per the directive, the retail prices of both petrol and diesel is revising on a daily basis.
(a) have been revising 
(b) are revising 
(c) will be revised 
(d) is revise 
(e) No correction required 

3. We got everything ready for all of them long before they arrived.
(a) We had got
(b) We have got
(c) We have been got
(d) We are getting
(e) No correction required 


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4) We still have some farm equipment that hasn’t been used since my grandfather died.
(a) hasn’t been using
(b) was using
(c) are using
(d) should not have been used

(e) No correction required 



5. Every officer and every resident of this village is determined to do their best to get better ranking in sanitation index.

(a) to do their best
(b) to do its best
(c) to do his best
(d) to do ones best

(e) No correction required 

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SOLUTION 

1(b) 
Replace “has been reducing” with “has been no reduction”.

2 (c) 
The subject “Retail prices” is in plural number therefore the usage of “is” is incorrect. We will replace “is revising” with “will be revised”.

3 (a) 

“We had got” in place of “We got” because when we talk about two incidents of past for the first incident use past perfect and for the later activity we use past indefinite.  

4 (e)  

5 (c) 
Here we will replace ‘their’ with ‘his’. When two singular nouns are connected by ‘and’ and ‘each’ or ‘every’ is used before them, then they are considered as singular nouns.. In such cases, the verb used with them will be in the singular form and the pronoun used for the subject will also be singular. Refer to the link to understand more such important rules from NOUN and PRONOUN
💯  Short notes on PRONOUN. It covers all the important rules associated with PRONOUN


💯  Short notes on NOUN.It covers all the important rules associated with NOUN


SBI PO PRE 2018 

Direction (1-9): In the given question, a part of the sentence is printed in bold. Below the sentence alternative to the bold parts are given at (A), (B), (C) and (D) which may help improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case the given sentence is correct your answer is (E) i.e. No correction required. 


1. While welcoming all the moves to addresses India’s core concerns on terror, New Delhi must ensure it doesn’t get ensnared in the equation between Washington and Islamabad.

A. for address India’s core
B. to address India’s cores
C. to address India’s core
D. to address Indian core
E. No correction required

2. Massive protests by the Medical Association of India and poor execution derailed the
Madhya Pradesh experiment, but the ideas wasn’t without merit.

A. ideas wasn’t without merit.

B. idea weren’t without merit.

C .idea hadn’t without merit.
D. idea haven’t without merit.
E. No correction is required

3. The empire-builders benefited from perfect timing of the characteristic warm, wet and stable weather was conducive to economic productivity at an agrarian society.

A. productivity upon an agrarian
B. productivity in an agrarian
C. productivity at the agrarian
D. productive at an agrarian
E. No correction is required


4. An Australian man, long thought to being associated of the digital currency Bitcoin, has publicly identified himself as its creator.
A. to be associate with that
B. to be associates with that
C. to be associate within the
D. to be associated with the
E. No correction is required


5. What drove its initial development was its purely digital existence, away from the control of government regulators.
A. away to the control of
B. away with control of the
C. away from control of the
D. away with the control for
E. No correction is required


6. Bitcoin could let transacting party remain anonymous, keep transactions very secure, and eliminate middleman fees..
A. would letting transactions parties remain 
B. should lets transacting party remain
C. would let transacting parties remain
D. would have transacting parties remain

E. No correction required

7. The mid-day meal scheme of India has helped but should it have been linked less with the schooling system and more with the hunger pattern.
A. should had been linked less
B. should it not have been linked less
C. it should been linked lesser
D. it should have been linked less
E. No correction required

8. A true hero’s life is saga of dedicating to the cause of welfare of human beings
A. of dedicated 
B. of having dedication in
C. of dedication to 
D. for dedication at 
E. No correction required

9. The building had been under construction for a long time until a series of unprecedented events led it to a halt.
A. leads it to a halt.
B. bringing it to a stop
C. brought it to a halt
D. led it to a stop
E. No correction is required

10. At work, if you are unable to follow the rules you will find yourself running out of disagreement with many people.

A. running in disagreements

B. running out of disagreements
C. running into disagreements
D. running within disagreement
E. No correction required

SOLUTION


1) C
The correct preposition after ‘moves’ is ‘to’. Address is the correct form. Cores is an incorrect usage. The correct usage is core. Core concern means primary concern.

2) A

The correct usage is ‘wasn’t’ not ‘weren’t’. It should either be ‘ideas were’ or ‘idea was’. Hence, option A is the correct answer.

3)B

It has an error of preposition. At describes position at a specific point and is used with a larger place (a shop, bank, or airport) and before the names of group activities. ‘In’ refers to the position within large areas or in spaces that surrounds something on all sides. The given segment signifies the economic productivity within an agrarian society. The correct usage is ‘in’ and not ‘at’.

4) D
‘To be associated with the’
5) E
6)C
‘Would let transacting parties remain’ is the correct
answer. ‘Would’ is used to preserve the future aspect when talking about the past. If we are writing about past events, we may use it to indicate something that was in the future at that point in time but is not necessarily in the future right now. ‘Could’ represents past of ‘can’ and when we want to convey something politely. Here,in this case, the future aspect of Bitcoin is being discussed, so would is the most suitable modal.
7. D
‘it’ must be placed before ‘should’.

SBI PO PRE 2017
DIRECTIONS (1-10): Which of the phrases (A), (B), (C) and (D) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold type to make the sentence grammatically correct. If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (E), i.e., ‘No correction required’ as the answer.

1.   When we went to wonder of worlds, I loved that really big old silver antique car that was parked in the parking lot of the East India Mall.
A.  Really old silver big antique car
B.  Really big silver old antique car
C.  Really big silver antique car
D.  Really big old silver antique car
E.  No correction required

Solution : No correction is required

RULE  – The order of adjective qualifying a noun is as follow
Quantity – Opinion – Size – Shape – Age – Color – Nationality – Material – Noun

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2.   Each individual knows how to protected on own life and it should be left to his discretion.
A.  Protected by own
B.  Protect by own
C.  Protect his own
D.  Protected his own
E.  No change required

Solution : D

3.   The last few decades has seen a great deal of political instability in India.
A.  Decade had seen
B.  Decade have seen
C.  Decades have seen
D.  Decade have seen
E.  No change required

Solution : ‘few decades ‘ is plural so it will take ‘have’.


4. He admired the speed with which Monika completed the work and appreciating the method adopted by her.
A.  appreciate the method being adopted
B.  appreciated the method adopted
C.  appreciate the method of adoption
D.  appreciate the adopting method
E.  No correction required

Solution : B

It is the case of parallelism.It’s one of the  20 grammar rules which are frequently asked in the exam. 
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5.   I had met sonakshi after the party where she had been given an inspiring speech
A.  when she had
B.  where she would have
C.  in which she was given
D.  where she had
E.  No correction required

Solution : D

6.   After the success of our project we have been receiving more requests than we do not have the resources to handle them.
A.  many requests but
B.  most of the requests
C.  more requests that
D.  too many requests
E.  No correction required

Solution : A

7.   The poor man led a hand to mouthful existence and could use any job which paid him a little.
A.  handful to mouthful existence
B.  hand to mouth existence
C.  handing for mouthful existing
D.  hand and mouth exist
E.  No correction required

Solution : B
Hand to mouth existence – It means one hardly has any resources to make a livelihood. 


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8.   To earning decent living we need to have a good job which pays a substantial amount of money.
A.  earned decency life
B.  earning decency live
C.  earn a decent living
D.  earned decently required
E.  No correction required

Solution  : C

10. When Mitali fell down the ditch, she shouted with all her might so that to catch someone’s attention.
A.  such that to catch
B.  so as to catch
C.  so that to catching
D.  so then to catch
E.  No correction required

Solution : B


Directions (6-10): In each of the questions given below a part of the sentence is given in bold. It is then followed by three options. Find the alternative that can replace the given bold part to make the sentence grammatically and contextually correct. If none of the alternatives is correct and the sentence is correct as it is then select option (E) as your choice.


7.   Economist Deena Khatkhate, who will pass away at the age of 92 on September 15 in Bethesda, Maryland, in the US, was an unusual man.

(i).        who passed away
(ii). Who shall passed away
(iii).      Who has passed away
A.        Only ii
B.        Both I and ii
C.        Both ii and iii
D.        Only iii
E.        No correction required

8.   A misogynist is a person who is hating women.

(i).        Who are hating
(ii). Who have hate
(iii).      Who hates
A.        Both i and iii
B.        Only i
C.        Both ii and iii
D.        Only iii
E.        No correction required

9.   Ananya is the better of the two girls when it comes to solving hard mathematic problems.

(i).        is the better of two girls
(ii). Is better of the two girls
(iii).      Is better of two girls
A.        Only i
B.        Only ii
C.        Both ii and iii
D.        Both i and iii
E.  No correction required

10.       There are two books on the table which needs to be read before the exams, but neither one are interesting.

(i).        neither one has interested
(ii). Neither one is interesting
(iii).      Neither one were interesting
A.        Only i
B.        Both i and ii
C.        Only ii
D.        Both i and iii
E.        No correction required

ANSWERS

7)  (B)
The tone of the sentence suggests that something happened in the past. Among the given alternatives, the alternative (i) and (iii) imparts the correct grammatical tense to the sentence. Also note that, in this sentence, both Present Perfect tense and Simple Past tense can be used.  Hence, the option (b) is the correct answer.

8) D
‘Who hates’ is correct because it’s a universal truth so simple present will be used.

9) E
The sentence is absolutely correct. 

10) C
 The phrase ‘neither one’ is considered singular. So it takes singular verb. 
Directions: (6-10): Which of the phrases (A), (B), (C) and (D) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold type to make the sentence grammatically correct. If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (E), i.e., ‘No correction required’ as the answer.



6.   These nerve cells then sending warning signal when we’re on danger of being injured, or they flood our nervous system with pain when damage occurs.

A.  send warning signals when we’re in danger of being injured
B.  sending warning signals when we’re on danger of being injured
C.  send warning signal when we’re on danger of being injured
D.  send warn signals when we’re in danger of being injured
E.  No correction required

7.   While many progress has been made, fundamental barrier still exists that prevent some girls from reaching their fullest potential.

A.  many progress has been made, fundamental barriers still exist
B.  many progress have been made, fundamental barriers still exists
C.  much progress has been made, fundamental barriers still exists
D.  much progress has been made, fundamental barriers still exist
E.  No correction required

8.   In recent years, as multilateralism weakens, leave gaping hole filling either by strong-armed unilateralism nor plain indifference, India holds its own, belonging to no bloc.

A.  leave gap holes filled either by strong-armed unilateralism or plain indifference
B.  leaving gap holes filled either by strong-armed unilateralism or plain indifference
C.  leaving gaping holes filled either by strong-armed unilateralism or plain indifferent
D.  leaving gaping holes filled either by strong-armed unilateralism or plain indifference
E.  No correction required

9.   It is also an occasion to some bewild that a government that knows exactly what it’s doing in politics and external affairs should be at something of a loose end over the economy.

A.  to some bewilderment that a government which know exactly what it’s doing in politics
B.  for some bewilderment that a government which knows exactly what it’s doing in politics
C.  to some bewilderment that a government which knows exactly what it’s dling in politics
D.  for some bewild that a government which knows exactly what it’s doing in politics
E.  No correction required

10. Jaitley had to abandon his move to tax provident fund withdrawals and Sitharaman had to withdraw a lot more after the tax surcharge on foreign portfolio investors and capital gains turned into market depressants.

A.  have to abandoning his move to tax provident fund withdrawals and Sitharaman had to withdraw
B.  had to abandoning his move to tax provident fund withdrawal and Sitharaman had to withdraw
C.  had to abandon his move to tax provident fund withdrawals and Sitharaman had to withdraw
D.  had to abandon his move to tax provident fund withdrawal and Sitharaman had to withdrew
E.  No correction required

Solution :-

6) A
Option B is incorrect as ‘sending’ should be replaced with ‘send’. Option C is incorrect as ‘on’ should be replaced with ‘in’. Option D is incorrect as ‘warn’ should be replaced with ‘warning’.

7) C
Option A is incorrect as ‘many’ should be replaced with ‘much’. Option B is incorrect as ‘have been’ should be replaced with ‘has been’. Option D is incorrect as ‘exist’ should be replaced with ‘exists’.

8)  D
Option A is incorrect as ‘leave’ should be replaced with ‘leaving’. Option B is incorrect as ‘gap’ should be replaced with ‘gaping’. Option C is incorrect as ‘indifferent’ should be replaced with ‘indifference’.

9) B
Option A is incorrect as ‘know’ should be replaced with ‘knows’. Option C is incorrect as ‘to’ should be replaced with ‘for’. Option D is incorrect as ‘bewild’ should be replaced with ‘bewilderment’.

10)  E
No correction is required as the sentence is absolutely correct.
IBPS PO PRE 2018
1.   No other region in the world illustrates the chronic nature of displacing caused by extreme whether events and climate change more than Asia and the Pacific.

i.    Chronic nature of displacement caused by extreme weather.
ii.   Chronic nature of displacement caused by extreme whether.
iii.  Chronic nature of displace caused by extreme weather.
A.        Only i
B.        Only ii
C.        Only iii
D.        Both ii and iii

2.   The recent incidents of drug overdose-related deaths has brought the spotlight back in the drug menace in the state and on the role of the Punjab Police in curbing it.

i.    Overdosing-related deaths have brought the spotlight back over the drug
ii.   Overdose-related deaths have brought the spotlight back on the drug
iii.  Overdose-related deaths having brought the spotlight back on the drug
A.        Only i
B.        Only ii
C.        Only iii
D.        Both ii and iii

3.   More than anything, it is the human cost of disasters that are the most compelling argument for action.

i.    the human cost of disasters that the most compelling
ii.   the human cost of disasters that is the more compelling
iii.  the human cost of disasters that is the most compelling
A.        Only i
B.        Only ii
C.        Only iii
D.        Both ii and iii

4.   Our Integrated Child Development Services, meant to provide nutrition and childcare up to six year of age, lack greatly in qualitatively and coverage.

i.    years of age, lack greatly in qualitatively and coverage
ii.   years of age, lack greatly in qualitatively and coverage
iii.  year of age, lack greatly in quality and coverage
A.        Only i
B.        Only ii
C.        Only iii
D.        Both ii and iii

5.   The role of meritocracy in Chinese history, focused on the so-called examining system, have been a matter of long scholarly scrutiny.

i.    focused on the so-called examination system, has
ii.   focused on the so-said examination system, has
iii.  focuses on the so-called examing system,
A.        Only i
B.        Only ii
C.        Only iii
D.        Both ii and iii

 💯 PART 2 OF THE COMPILATION OF PREVIOUS YEARS PHRASE REPLACEMENT QUESTIONS ASKED IN BANK EXAMS

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