New pattern English questions for bank PO/clerk exams 2020
🔘SBI PO is the most coveted job among banking aspirants. Every year lakhs of students take this 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 ” Topic Wise PRACTICE SETS” comprising ‘500 QUESTIONS ‘(with detailed solution) .
🔷Practice set 7 of the ENGLISH SERIES (Error detection, phrase replacement,fillers, Para jumbles,Cloze tests)( new pattern) for SBI PO 2020
💠Direction : In the following questions two columns 1 and 2 are given. Each column consists of three sentences. Column 1 (A ,B and C) consists of first half of each sentence and Column 2 (D ,E and F) consists of second half of each sentence.Match column 1 with column 2 so that the sentences formed are both meaningful and grammatically correct.
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D. thus transforming the July deficit to surplus.
A. The reforms that we need are the ones that
B. Most of us would
C. Democratic countries are richer and
D. Put our children’s education above any other priority in life including our own retirement
E. can actually raise our sustainable long – term growth rate.
F. have a better track record of educating their citizens
a) B-F and C-E
b) A-E ,B-F
c) A-F and C-D
d) A-E, B-D, C-F
Directions(3-7)- Choose the alternative that will fit the blanks most appropriately and make the sentence
3) It’s vital that we have access to the stories which give us the knowledge, empathy, and understanding we need to ___ life
4) The move to allow dumping of heavy metals ___ an outcry from residents of the area who ___ that high levels of heavy metals like cadmium, mercury will affect their health and destroy ecologically sensitive forest area.
5) The changes made in the system were so __ that they didn’t require any ___
C) certain, expense
6) Scarcely had Sheena returned to India ___ her brother met with an accident and got Severely injured.
7) The state government has taken positive steps to _______ the education system.
Direction (8-10): Choose the correct alternatives for the following questions and in case no changes are required, select ‘No improvement ‘ as the correct option.
a) would be engulfed in
c) is engulfed in
d) was engulfed in
A. is the scant regard in keeping
a) only A
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We have to join two sentences from the two given columns in a way that they form a meaningful and grammatically correct sentence.The sentence A of the column 1 talks about groups gaining popularity, if we take a closer look we realize that it goes well with sentence E of column 2 as it talks about volunteers of a group helping people suffering from cancer. Similarly, when we take a look at sentence B, we realize that it will go well only with sentence F as sentence B talks about relaxing bedroom environment and sentence F talks about ‘how to create that type of bedroom environment.
We have to join two sentences from the two given columns in a way that they form a meaningful and grammatically correct sentence.The sentence A of the column 1 talks about reforms, here one may be confused between statement D and E as both seem to be completing the sentence A but when we take a look at sentence B, we realize that it will go well only with sentence D.
‘Negotiate’ is the most appropriate word among the given options that renders the sentence contextually and grammatically correct.
Negotiate means ‘to succeed in coping with’.
Option A is incorrect because the statement becomes grammatically incorrect after using the filler ‘believes’.Residents, being a plural noun will take plural verb. Option B does not impart desired context to the statement.
Option c filler ‘undermine’ which means ‘to weaken or work against’ makes the statement contextually incorrect. Similarly ‘refused’ given in option E makes the statement contextually incorrect.
Hence, option D is our obvious choice as the fillers given in option D render the statement grammatically and contextually correct.
Option A is incorrect because the statement doesn’t deliver complete sense after using the fillers, ‘major’ doesn’t make any sense after ‘any’. Similarly fillers given in the options B, C and E either don’t fit in the context or renders incomplete sense. Hence option D is our obvious choice.
Marginal (n) – something that is marginal,minor
Scarcely/hardly (adv) takes ‘when’ while ‘no sooner’ takes than.
7) d is the most appropriate word among the given options that fits in the context.
Revamp – to revitalize, to rejuvenate
As it’s a zero conditional sentence both the clauses will be in simple present tense. Check out rule no. 1 ⬇️
💯Compilation of important rules associated with CONDITIONAL SENTENCES (with examples)
Regard – concern
‘Regard for ‘ is the correct usage here.
‘Housed above the fourth floor ‘