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PHRASE REPLACEMENT asked in Previous bank exams



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💠PREVIOUS YEARS PHRASE REPLACEMENT QUESTIONS OF BANK (IBPS, SBI) EXAMS PART 2


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IBPS PO PRE 2017


🔷Direction: Which of the following phrases (i), (ii) and (iii) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold letters to make the sentence grammatically correct? Choose the best option among the five given alternatives that reflect the correct use of phrase in the context of the grammatically correct sentence. If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (E) i.e., “No correction is required” as the answer
 
1.  “He needs you to give him a ballparks worth of figures of how much this event is going to cost us in the in the next two months.”
i.    give him a ballpark figure of how much this event is going to cost
ii.   give him the biggest ballpark of your figure, how much this event is going to cost
iii.  give him a ballpark figure of how much this event is coming to cost
A.  Only i
B.  Only ii
C.  Only iii
D.  ii and iii
E.   No correction is required
 
2.  For the people living below the poverty line in India, it is important to find jobs that had provided enough money to attain a minimum standard of living.
i.    will have provided
ii.   has provided
iii.  provide
A.  Only i
B.  Only ii
C.  Only iii
D.  i and ii
E.   No correction is required
 
3.  Despite the abuse and insults that were hurled at Javed, he really sticks  on his guns and showed the protesters how to be calm.
i.    he really stuck onto his guns and showed the protesters
ii.   he really stuck to his guns and showed the protesters
iii.  he really is sticking his guns onto the protesters
A.  Only i
B.  Only ii
C.  Only iii
D.  ii and iii
E.   No correction is required
 
4.  The government of India cannot realize good price from certain assets but their disposal will helped in stop the drain.
i.    Help in stoppage in the drain
ii.   Help stop the drain
iii.  Be helping in draining
A.  Only i
B.  Only ii
C.  Only iii
D.  i and iii
E.   No correction is required
 
5.  Insurance is a contract, represented for the policy, in which an individual or entity received financial protection.
i.    Represented in a policy
ii.   Represented by a policy
iii.  Represented with a policy
A.  Only i
B.  Only ii
C.  Only iii
D.  i and ii
E.   No correction is required
6.  The vilest of the thing that can be done by a person is to ill-treat dogs and other defenseless animals.
i.    vile things that can be done by persons.
ii.   vilest things that can be done by a person.
iii.  vilest thing that can be done by a person.
A.  Only i
B.  Only ii
C.  Only iii
D.  ii and iii
E.   No correction is required
 
7.  The trees shed his leaves every time autumn approaches but a healthy tree always gets its leaves back in the spring. Which explains the point that fighting spirit is enough to keep one afloat.
i.    has shed their leaves every time autumn approaches
ii.   shed their leaves every time autumn approaches
iii.  shed its leaves every time autumn approaches
A.  Only i
B.  Only ii
C.  Only iii
D.  i and iii
E.   No correction  is required
 
8.  My mother told me that all the labor and effort one puts in to the professional front is meant to make life easier and therefore any professional success coming at the cost of personal happiness is pointless.
i.    one puts at the professional front is meant to make life
ii.   one puts onto the professional front is meant to make life
iii.  one who puts into the professional front is meant to make life
A.  Only i
B.  Only ii
C.  Only iii
D.  ii and iii
E.   No correction is required
 
9.  The co-production contract has already resulted in several film ventures being signed, and this would hopefully open up the market for more Indian films and television programs.
i.    and this hopefully open up the market
ii.   and this hopefully opened up the market
iii.  and this is hopefully opening up the market
A.  Only i
B.  Only ii
C.  Only iii
D.  i and ii
E.   No correction is required
 
10.            The political caretakers of health care system have not listened to professional health planners because it has not been profitable for then to do so.
i.    has not been profitable for them to do that things.
ii.   has been unprofitable for the professionals to do so.
iii.  has been not profitable for them to do so.
A.  Only i
B.  Only ii
C.  Only iii
D.  ii and iii
E.   No correction required
 
SOLUTION :-

1) A
The correct answer is ‘give me a ballpark figure of how much this event is going to cost.’
 A ballpark figure –  a rough numerical estimate of approximation.
2) C
The statement  doesn’t talk in past or future context specifically, it’s general in nature.  Hence,  one must use the present tense of the verb. Thus, ‘provide’ is the right answer.

3) B
‘To stick to one’s guns’ –  refuse to compromise or change, despite criticism.  we can’t make any changes in the prepositions used as it is a phrasal verb. The sentence is in past tense, hence stick should be replaced by stuck.

4) B
The correct form of verb to be used after ‘will’ is ‘help.’ 

5) B
The correct preposition to be used here is ‘by’. 

6) C
The answer is the ‘vilest thing that can be done by a person.’ 
Vile- extremely unpleasant.
Option A and Option B: A singular thing is being talked about (indicated by ‘is’) hence, things can’t be used.
 
7) B
A-The subject is ‘trees’. Which is plural, so the use of ‘has’ is incorrect.
B-The segment makes the sentence structurally and grammatically correct.
D-The subject is plural and therefore ‘its’ can’t be used .
8)A
9) E
i. is incorrect because of the incorrect use of ‘open’.
ii.   is incorrect because of the incorrect use of ‘’opened’’ hopefully represents future while ‘opened’ represents past which is contradictory.  This renders the sentence structurally incorrect.
C is correct because of the correct us of ‘’would open’’ and renders correct meaning to the word ‘hopefully’.
iii.  is incorrect because of the incorrect use of ‘’is opening’’.
10) E
i- ‘that things’ is incorrect.
ii- This is wrong because it is not unprofitable for the professionals but the political caretakers of health care.
iii-  It is structurally incorrect. It should be has not been.
Direction (11-20): Direction: Which of the following phrases (i), (ii) and (iii) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold letters to make the sentence grammatically correct? Choose the best option among the five given alternatives that reflect the correct use of phrase in the context of the grammatically correct sentence. If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (E) i.e., “No correction is required” as the answer.

11.      Every Open House we held since 2014 reaffirmed our belief that there is a need for human intervention to retain its trust and credibility over the age of anonymous communication.
i.    to retain trust and credibility in this age of
ii.   to retaining trust and credibility ageing
iii.  for retention of trust and credible age of
A.  Only i is correct
B.  Only iii is correct
C.  Both i and ii are correct
D.  Both ii and iii are correct
E. No correction required
 
12.      How it is possible for a multi-edition newspaper to produce completely different newspapers for various cities.?
i.    Is it possible for
ii.   Does it possible to
iii.  How is it possible for
A.  Only i is correct
B.  Only iii is correct
C.  Only iii is correct
D.  Both i and iii are correct
E. No correction required
 
13.      It is a process where continuity and change are in consonance with each other, where the introduction of a new section does not subsume the importance of the existing sections.
i.    is in consonance with one another
ii.   are in consonant to one another
iii.  is in consonance at each other
A.  Only i is correct
B.  Only ii is correct
C.  Both i and iii are correct
D.  Both ii and iii are correct
E. No correction required
 
14.      With cyberspace giving an opportunity to many to express themselves, the question that remains unanswered is whether their voices are heard?
i.    As cyberspace might be giving
ii.   While cyberspace may have given
iii.  Although cyberspace has given
A.  Only i is correct
B.  Only ii is correct
C.  Both i and iii are correct
D.  Both ii and iii are correct
E. No correction required
 
15.      The “Hermit Kingdom” is increasingly isolating itself because of its nuclear ambition that threatens its neighbour countries and the world at large.
i.    isolated because of
ii.   isolating themselves because of
iii.  isolating themselves because of their
A.  Only i is correct
B.  Only ii is correct
C.  Only iii is correct
D.  Both i and ii are correct
E. No correction required
 
16.      Pointing out the benefits of the GST(one Nation, One Tax concept)  within a month of its implementation, PM Modi said that goods are being transported much faster, highways have become clutter-free and pollution levels had gone down and increased speed of trucks.
i.    are being lowered with the decreased
ii.   have come down with the increased
iii.  have been lowered because of decreasing
A.  Only i is correct
B.  Only ii is correct
C.  Only iii is correct
D.  Both i and ii are correct
E. No correction  is required


17.      Washing our hands at regular intervals could be the most effective method to staying healthy and protecting yourself from various ailments.
i.    is the most effective way of staying
ii.   can be the most effective way to stay
iii.  has the effective effect to stay
A.  Only i is correct
B.  Only ii is correct
C.  Both i and iii are correct
D.  all are correct
E. No correction is required
 
18.      Quite a few research institutes are growing in free India bearing the names of scientists winning recognition of Western countries, mainly England.
i.    has grown in free India which bears the names of
ii.   have grown up in free India that bears the names of
iii.  grew up in free India bearing the names of
A.  Only i is correct
B.  Only ii is correct
C.  Only iii is correct
D.  Both ii and iii are correct
E. No correction is required
 
20.      The success of Smriti’s squad has generated fresh interest in the women’s game in India, and as various goodies have been dangled many are calling for a female equivalent of the IPL.
i.    besides various goodies being dangled
ii.   various goodies are being dangled
iii.  apart from various goodies being dangled
A.  Only i is correct
B.  Both i and ii are correct
C.  Both i and iii are correct
D.  All are correct
E. No correction is required
 
 
SOLUTION:-

11) a
 “to retain trust and credibility in this age or is the correct phrase to make the sentence grammatically correct. If we go by the options considering their grammar syntax, only option (i) fits into the sentence  adding the required meaning to the sentence. 
 
12) d
 “Is it possible for” is the correct phrase to make the sentence correct.  In the given sentence, the phrase “How it is” is incorrect as the sentence is interrogative. Thus the correct phrase should be “How is it possible for.” 
13) E
The given sentence is absolutely correct. No correction is required. 
 
14) D
“While cyberspace may have given” is the correct phrase to make the sentence grammatically correct. First of all, it is to be noted that the sentence is conditional as the second part of the sentence is dependent on the first part. When we consider options provided, option (1) can be easily eliminated as the use of “As” or “Since” is incorrect in this case (“As/Since” is generally used to express the cause of its dependent clause). Moreover, “while” is the correct usage as it means “in spite of the fact that; although”. Thus both the phrases (ii) and (iii) provide the grammatically correct and meaningful sentences. Hence (d) is the correct option.
 
15)  E



The given sentence is absolutely correct. No correction is required. 
 
16) b
“have come down with the increased” is the correct phrase to make the sentence grammatically correct as the sentence is in Present Tense. It is to be noticed that the speed of trucks can’t be decreased as it is clearly mentioned that the highways have become clutter-free. Hence,  the options (i) and (iii) can be easily eliminated. Also “come down” –  to collapse . Hence (b) is the correct option. 
 
17) a
 is the most effective way of staying” is the correct phrase to make the sentence grammatically correct as the sentence is in generalized and factual form. Thus the use of “could” or “can” is incorrect in this case. Moreover, the phrases connected with the conjunction “and” should be in similar form. Hence, only option a will render correct meaning. 

18) C
 “grew up in free India bearing the names of  is the correct phrase to make the sentence grammatically correct as the sentence refers to the event related to the past If we go by the options, options (i) and (ii) are not in accordance with correct grammar structure. Only option (iii) possesses correct syntax to supplement its usage in the sentence. The phrasal verb “grew up” means became an adult. Hence (C) is the correct choice.
 
 
20) C
 “apart from various goodies being dangled” is the correct phrase to make the sentence grammatically correct. Rest options can easily be eliminated. 


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IBPS PO PRE 2018

Directions (21-24): 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.
 
21) 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 (i)
(B) Both (i) and (iii)
(C) Both (ii) and (iii)
(D) Only (iii)
(E) No correction required

Solution – A

22) 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

Solution – D
 
23) 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 is required

Solution – b
 
24) 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 is required
 
Solution : c
Neither / either is considered singular, so it takes a singular verb.


SBI CLERK MAINS 2016

(25-29). Direction: In the following question, a part of the sentence is bold. Five alternatives to the bold part are given at (A), (B), (C) and (D) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case the given sentence is correct, your answer is (E) i.e. No correction required.
 
25) In 2013 the rupee was at an all-time low of 69.30 against the dollar and the central bank had asked commercial banks to risen the foreign currency deposit to shore up reserves.
A. to raises of the foreign currency deposits
B. to raise the foreign currency deposits
C. raised of the foreign currency deposit
D. to raise with the foreign currency deposit
E. No correction required
 
26) In the last couple of years, for developers saddled with unsold inventory and the equity markets taking off, the Indian property market has transitioned from a seller’s market into a buyer’s one
A. with developers saddled with unsold inventory
B. for developers saddled at unsold inventory
C for developers saddled with unsold inventories
D. for developers saddled about unsold inventory
E No correction required
 
27)       In a democracy anyone fulfilled the eligibility criteria laid for Election Commission can contest parliamentary elections without any restrictions.
A. Anyone determining the eligibility criteria
B. Calculating the eligibility criteria
C. Anyone fulfilling the eligibility criteria
D. Filling the eligibility criteria
E No correction required
 
28)      The poor stork could not have any soup with its long bill, but the fox easily to licked up the soup from the plate.
A. the fox easy licked up the
B. the fox easily licked up the
C. a fox easily licking up the
D. to the fox easily licked up the
E. No correction is required
 
29) We use our ears to listen to calumnies, profanity, or impure conversation; our tongues to speak falsely, or taste intoxicating drinks, or tobacco, or to saying something we should being ashamed of
A. Or in saying something we should being
B. Or to say something we should being
C Or in say something we could being
D. Or in saying anything we should be
E No correction required
SOLUTION : 

25)  B
‘Risen’ is the past participle form of the verb ‘rise’, While we need the verb ‘raise’ which means to increase, to elevate. 
26) A
The highlighted section in the above context has an error of preposition. Instead of using “for developers” in the section, it should be “with developers” “For” is used with a period of time to express the duration or ‘how long’ something has happened. “With” is used to add something in a given context to provide extra information. Hence,  A is grammatically correct.
 
27) C
In the given statement a tense-verb disagreement occurs if we use the word “fulfilled” as the verb in the latter part of the statement is in simple present tense. 
However the verb ‘fulfiling’ renders correct meaning here. 

28) B
Remove ‘of’ 
 
29) D
The infinitive “to” can’t be followed by a gerund, therefore, “to saying” is incorrect.  The usage of ‘being’ is incorrect and ‘be’ is correct. 

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