English for SBI PO/Clerk Mains 2018: 12 July 2018

English for SBI PO/Clerk Mains 2018: 12 July 2018

English for SBI PO/Clerk Mains 2018: 12 July 2018

Directions (Q. 1-5): In each question below, two sentences or parts of sentences are given with two blank spaces between them. From the three parts/sentences denoted by (A), (B) and (C) given below each, find out which two can fill up the blanks in proper sequence (ie the order in which these are given in the answer options) to make the sentence/group of sentences meaningfully complete.
1. Four years ago, I had a major surgery. (_________). (_________). I was too ill. 
(A) It left me disabled.
(B) My attempts to go back to work could not succeed.
(C) I had fully recovered except for some minor weakness.
1) Only (B) and (A)
2) Only (C) and (A)
3) Only (B) and (C)
4) Only (A) and (B)
5) Only (A) and (C)
2. Based on scientific research, scientists conclude that (_________) (_________), they will live even more than a hundred years.
(A) keep themselves active all through
(B) exercise more, ensure proper vitamin intake
(C) human species, if they regulate their diet,
1) Only (A) and (B)
2) Only (A) and (C)
3) Only (C) and (A)
4) Only (C) and (B)
5) Either (C) and (A) or (C) and (B)
3. The Central Government’s plans to (_________) (_________) despite the fact that the opposition parties’ united front had mobilised support of general public at the outskirts of Mumbai.
(A) defy the curfew imposed to prevent the proposed rally from protesting against the hike in petrol prices
(B) curb the rally called for by the opposition succeeded due to ruling party’s announcement to
(C) cancel all the trains entering Mumbai,
1) Only (A) and (B)
2) Only (B) and (A)
3) Only (B) and (C)
4) Only (A) and (C)
5) Either (B) and (C) or (A) and (C)
4. The economic gloom was exacerbated yesterday by Greek Prime Minister’s surprise announcement (_________) (_________), and vote might put the torturously conceived package in jeopardy.
(A) that was struck last week
(B) that he would recommend the Parliament to strike down the obnoxious deal
(C) that his country would hold a referendum on the European debt deal
1) Only (C) and (A)
2) Only (B) and (A)
3) Only (A) and (C)
4) Either (C) and (A) or (B) and (A)
5) None of these
5. The world’s most powerful nations were warned (_________) (_________) and trigger mass social unrest.
(A) that could cost millions of jobs around the globe
(B) that international economy was on the brink of a
deep new economic crisis
(C) that the only solution was pumping a huge amount
of money in the economy
1) Only (C) and (A)
2) Only (B) and (A)
3) Only (B) and (C)
4) Only (C) and (B)
5) None of these
Directions (Q. 6-10): Which of the phrases 1), 2), 3) and 4) given below should replace the phrase given in bold in the following sentence to make the sentence meaningful and grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is and no correction is required, mark 5) as the answer.
6. Innovators create products which is an outgrowing of what they imagine, things that help them create a world they would like to live in.
1) what is an outgrowing of what has been imagined by them
2) which are an outgrowth of what they imagine
3) which are outgrowing what they imagine
4) which outgrew their imagination
5) No correction required
7. The product-driven organisation has the product as the most important element in everything it does.
1) does everything to have the product’s most important element
2) does the most important things to have all elements of importance in its products
3) had the product as the most important element in everything they do
4) keeps the most important element in every product they do
5) No correction required
8. He had always have a full measure of a trait that is a mark of a successful leader—determination.
1) did always do a full measure of a trait
2) had always did have a full measure of a trait
3) had always have a fully measured traits
4) has always had a full measure of a trait
5) No correction required
9. Most of the people were dumbfounded and obviously uncomfortable by the performance that was expected of them.
1) with the performance that they were expecting
2) by the performance that they were expected with
3) with the performance that was expected of them
4) at the performance which had expectations of them
5) No correction required
10. If he considered you to be a bright, capable and made contribution to his proposed project, he would listen to your criticising him.
1) are bright, capable and had made contribution to
2) to be bright, capable and making contribution to
3) to be bright, capable and had been contributed for
4) would have been bright, capable and contributing with
5) No correction required
Answers :-
  1. 4
  2. 5
  3. 3
  4. 1
  5. 2
  6. 2
  7. 5
  8. 4
  9. 3
  10. 2
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