Mixed English Questions Set 72 (Based on SBI PO Pre)

English Questions Based on SBI PO Prelims 2017

In the passage given below there are 5 blanks, each followed by a word given in bold. Even blank has four alternative words given in options (A),(B),(C) and (D). You have to tell which word will best suit the respective blank. Mark (E) as your answer if the work given in bold after the blank is your answer i.e “No change required”.

THE “paperless office” has earned a proud place on lists of technological promises that did not come to (1)_______ [due] . Surely, though, the more modest goal of the carbon-paperless office is within the reach of mankind? Carbon paper allows two copies of a document to be made at once. Nowadays, a couple of keystrokes can do the same thing with a lot less fuss.

Yet carbon paper (2)________ [are out-dated] . Forms still need to be filled out in a way that produces copies. And there are other (3)_____ [position] : tattooists and pigeon racers, apparently, find it vital.

This should not come as a surprise. Innovation tends to create new niches, rather than refill those that already exist. So technologies may become (4)_____ [marginal] , but they rarely go extinct. And today the little niches in which old technologies take (5)_____ [power] are ever more viable and accessible, thanks to the internet and the fact that production no longer needs to be so mass; making small numbers of obscure items is growing easier.

  1. A) royalty
    B) match
    C) pass
    D) probability
    E) No Change Required
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    Option C
    Explanation
    : come to pass- happen/occur
  2. A) persists
    B) follows
    C) cease
    D) officiate
    E) No Change Required
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    Option A
    Explanation
    : As the next line mentions the need for carbon paper, hence they still persist.
  3. A) piece
    B) niches
    C) closure
    D) spot
    E) No Change Required
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    Option B
    Explanation
    : niche- a specialized segment of the market
    As the next part mentions various segments hence niche suits the blank
  4. A) significant
    B) predictable
    C) dominant
    D) distant
    E) No Change Required
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    Option E
    Explanation
    : marginal- minor and not important; not central.
    Author talks about the technology like carbon paper, it may become less used, but it is not extinct.
  5. A) dominance
    B) dugout
    C) refuge
    D) variance
    E) No Change Required
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    Option C
    Explanation
    : refuge – a place or situation providing safety or shelter.

Which of the phrase/ word from the options (A), (B), (C) and (D) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold letters 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. The fire fighters were able to put off fire in ten minutes.
    A) to put out
    B) to put after
    C) for putting out
    D) for putting in
    E) No Correction Required
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    Option A
    Explanation
    : put out- To extinguish
    put off- To postpone, arrange a later date
  2. Since he had a sound alibi, the police ruled him out as a suspect.
    A) rules him for
    B) ruled him for
    C) ruled him
    D) rules over him
    E) No Correction Required
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    Option E
    Explanation
    : rule out- To eliminate
    alibi- a claim or piece of evidence that one was elsewhere when an act, typically a criminal one, is alleged to have taken place. ; Means he cannot be a suspect.
  3. The company has taken for three new staff members.
    A) took for
    B) had taken like
    C) has taken on
    D) takes for
    E) No Correction Required
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    Option C
    Explanation
    : take on- hire
  4. I asked her out but she turn me down flat.
    A) turned me off
    B) turned me out
    C) turns me for
    D) turned me down
    E) No Correction Required
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    Option D
    Explanation
    : turn down – To refuse. Sentence is in past so turned.
  5. The small dog was reluctant to learned new things.
    A) for learn new things
    B) to learn new things.
    C) for learning new things
    D) for have learned new things
    E) No Correction Required
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    Option B
    Explanation
    :

 

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