Practice set 1 of the ENGLISH SERIES(Error detection, phrase replacement, fillers, Para jumbles) (with detailed solution) for SBI IBPS CLERK MAINS - PREPARE ENGLISH FOR SSC BANK AND OTHER EXAMS:ENGLISHKENDRA


Practice set 1 of the ENGLISH SERIES(Error detection, phrase replacement, fillers, Para jumbles) (with detailed solution)  for SBI IBPS CLERK MAINS

πŸ’―Click here for the compilation of 20 frequently asked GRAMMAR RULES in bank (IBPS, SBI) exams  

πŸ”˜As we know how important English language section plays when it comes to SBI IBPS CLERK/PO exam.
Tackling English section with wits can give you an edge over other students. And English is all about practice, so to make your job easier,we have come up with a series of " TOPICWISE PRACTICE SETS" comprising '200 QUESTIONS '. In this "PRACTICE SET 1 " we have provided 15 practice questions from 'sentence improvement and Cloze test' with detailed solution. 


πŸ’ Choose the correct alternatives for the following questions and in case no changes are required, select 'No improvement ' as the correct option.


πŸ’―Click here to attempt RC/PASSAGE (with detailed solution and handy tips) 

πŸ’―Click here to practise CLOZE TESTS (with detailed solution

1) At the dawn of history, India started on her unending quest, and trackless centuries are filled up her striving and the grandeur of her success and her failures

A. is filled up
B. is filled to
C. is filled with
D.are filled with

a) only A

b)only B
c)only C
d)only D
e)No improvement

πŸ’―Click here for the compilation of important rules associated with CONDITIONAL SENTENCES (with examples)

2) During the british regime , the number of popular sports were introduced in the country.

A. the number of popular sports was
B. a number of popular sports was
C. a number of popular sports were

a) only A

b)only B
c)only C
d)Both A and C
e)No improvement


3) While in jail,Pandit Nehru penned down his autobiography, also known as 'Toward Freedom'.

A.penned up
B.penned with
C. penned to

a) only A

b)only B
c)only C
d)Both A and B
e)No improvement 

πŸ’―Click here for the compilation of important rules associated with QUESTION TAG (with examples and handy tips )  

4) The price of Indian groom have considerably increased based on his qualifications, profession and income.

A. has considerably increased
B. has manipulatively increased
C. Has notwithstanding increased

a) only A

b)only B
c)only C
d)Both A and C
e)No improvement

πŸ’―Click here for the compilation of frequently asked VOCABS in IBPS exam

5) One peculiar thing about modern cities ,is the scant regard keeping the city clean and tidy.

A. is the scant regard in keeping
B. is the scant regard to keeping
C. is the scant regard for keeping

a) only A

b)only B
c)only C
d)Both A and C
e)No improvement


6) Currency trading is a balancing between a particular currency against a basket of other currency. If one currency falls then undoubtedly other currency will rise.

A. another currencies
B. Other currencies
C. another currency

a) only A

b)only B
c)only C
d)Both A and C
e)No improvement

πŸ’―Click here to practise PARA JUMBLES (with detailed solution and handy tips) 

7) The idea that life will get better ,that progress is inevitable if one obeys the rules and works hard ,have been replaced by a hard and bitter truth.

A. has been replaced by
B. has been replaced by
C. have been replaced with

a) only A
b)only B
c)only C
d)Both A and C
e)No improvement


8) The continuance of internal contradictions calmly coexisting with the cultural ethics of dowry,  remain a challenge. 

A. remains a challenge.
B. remain  challenges.
C. remains challenges

a) only A
b)only B
c)only C
d)Both A and C
e)No improvement


9) Yes,indeed , the computer on the one side has helped the mankind to solve many crucial problems, on the other side it has put the world in the verge of destruction.

A. at the verge of destruction
B. on the verge of destruction
C. Off the verge of destruction

a) only A
b)only B
c)only C
d)Both A and C
e)No improvement


10) Denial of this right would lead to a massive deterioration of the bargaining power of workers which have already been weakened by various macroeconomic processes.

A has already been
B. was already been
C. Were already been

a) only A
b)only B
c)only C
d)Both A and C
e)No improvement



Cloze Test

Directions (10-15): In each of the questions given below, 5 blanks are left out labeled with 1, 2, 3,4, and 5. You have to choose a set of words that’s correct grammatically and contextually in order to fill the blank.

It is against the __(1)__of such cases, and the fact that frauds totalling up to a staggering 39,231 crores have been__(2)__ since the roll-out of the tax in June 2017, that the GST Council has decided “in principle” to recommend linking Aadhaar with registration of taxpayers. In its 37th meeting in Goa, the council also agreed to __(3)__ the possibility of making the biometrics-based unique identifier mandatory for claiming refunds. Already the GST Network — the information technology backbone on which the whole tax system runs — has made it __(4)__ for new dealers registering under the composition scheme for small businesses to either authenticate their Aadhaar or submit to physical verification of their business, starting January 2020. The council too needs to follow the network’s lead and move swiftly to recommend mandatory linking for refunds, especially since that has proved to be the main source of most frauds. In a __(5)__ economy, neither the Centre nor States can afford to forego even a rupee of revenue that is due to the public coffers.

11) Choose the most appropriate option among the given options which fit in the blank (1) appropriately. 

A) backdrop, context

B) environment, demanded

C) libertine, pristine

D) estimates, round

E) None of these

12) Choose the most appropriate option among the given options which fit in the blank (2) appropriately. 

A) detected, identified

B) Supersede, contentious

C) inimical, vague

D) Lugubrious , meager

E) None of these

13) Choose the most appropriate option among the given options which fit in the blank (3) appropriately. 

A) exult, impaled

B) appraise, evaluate

C) dubious, enshrined

D) apprise , denoted

E) None of these

14) Choose the most appropriate option among the given options which fit in the blank (4) appropriately. 

A) jocular, prinicipled

B) obligatory, mandatory

C) concerted, assumption

D) adhesive, required

E) None of these

15) Choose the most appropriate option among the given options which fit in the blank (5) appropriately. 

A) contoured, bolstered

B) aral, warranty

C) becalmed, stagnant

D) accorded, thesis

E) None of these

πŸ’―  CLICK HERE FOR THE HINDU PHRASAL VERBS COMPILATION
πŸ’―  CLICK HERE FOR THE HINDU IDIOMS COMPILATION 
πŸ’―  CLICK HERE FOR THE HINDU VOCABS COMPILATION


SOLUTION

πŸ’―Click here for the compilation of ERROR DETECTION QUESTIONS asked in IBPS, SBI exams

1) d
'are filled with' is the right answer. 'Are' will be used as 'centuries' is plural and 'fill with' is a phrasal verb which means 'to cause a person, place or time period to have a lot of something. 

2) c

' A number of popular sports were'  is the correct usage here. 
⚫'A number of ' Vs  'The number of' 
'The number of' represents something which is definite in number while 'a number of ' represents an indefinite number. 
The expression 'the number of' is followed by a singular verb while the expression 'a number of' is followed by a plural verb. 

3) e 
The given sentence is absolutely correct.
Pen down
Meaning  - to write down one's thoughts, expression, feeling.


4) a
'Has considerably increased' is the correct answer. 
'Has ' has been used for the singular noun 'The price '. 
Manipulatively - in a deceptive manner
Notwithstanding - regardless 

5) c
Regard - concern 
'Regard for ' is the correct usage here. 


6) b
⚫Another Vs Other
Both have the same meaning,except that another is used with a singular noun and other is used with uncountable and plural nouns. 
'Another currency ' can't fit into the context here as 'several currencies'  has been mentioned in the given sentence.


7) a
⚫Replace by  Vs  replace with
'Replace with ' is used when we are referring to replacing something that is broken, old, or not working, then we replace it with a new one. 
'Replace by ' is used when we are referring to filing the role of someone or something with a substitute, then it is 'replaced by'. 
'Has' will be used as it has been used for the singular noun 'The idea'. 


8) A
'remains a challenge' is the correct usage here. Singular form of the verb will be used for the singular act 'The continuance'. 


9) b
On the verge of 
Meaning - almost at the beginning of

10) a
'Has already been' is the right answer. 
It has been used for the singular noun 'bargaining power'. 


11)  (a)
Backdrop/context-  the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event. Hence option A is the correct choice.

12) (a)
 identified /detected- to uncover,  to discover,  to find out,  to detect a crime. Hence, option A is the correct choice.

13) b
Evaluate/ appraise - to Consider in a comprehensive way.  Hence, option B is the correct choice.

14) b
Option B is our obvious choice. Use elimination method.

15) c
Stagnant / becalmed  -  unmoving,  motionless. Hence option C is the correct choice.

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(Motive of this translation -  letting English flow in your veins and make preparation of English interesting and easier.) 


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Practice set 1 of the ENGLISH SERIES(Error detection, phrase replacement, fillers, Para jumbles) (with detailed solution) for SBI IBPS CLERK MAINS Practice set 1 of the ENGLISH SERIES(Error detection, phrase replacement, fillers, Para jumbles) (with detailed solution)  for SBI IBPS CLERK MAINS Reviewed by Radhika on December 16, 2019 Rating: 5

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