English: Phrase Replacement/ Sentence Improvement Set 98

Directions: In this question, a part of the sentence is made QUOTED. Below are given alternatives to the that part at (A), (B), (C) and (D) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no replacement is needed, mark (E) as your answer.

  1. The ”jury was divided in its opinions” with majority supporting the guilty verdict.
    jury was divided in its opinion
    jury were divided in their opinions
    jury was dividing in its opinions
    divided jury in its opinions
    No correction required
    Option B

     

  2. The RBI as a regulator has had qualified ”success with the facing of structural” impediments, including limited control over PSBs.
    success with the face of structural
    success in the facing of structural
    success in the face of structural
    success in the face of structurally
    No correction required
    Option C

     

  3. The Indian cricket team ”is set to bear down the” World Cup trophy for the third time.
    is set for bearing down the
    is set to bear away the
    is set for bear away the
    is set to bearing away the
    No correction required
    Option B
    ‘Bear away’ which means ‘to carry off in victory’ would be suitable in this context.

     

  4. The study showed that members jeered ”the most on ideological positions”, comments and questions.
    the more on ideological positions
    the most on ideology positions
    most on ideological positions
    the most on ideological position
    No correction required
    Option E

     

  5. Affirming shared ”values reduce the feeling of” being attacked.
    values reduce in the feeling of
    value reduces the feeling of
    values reduces the feeling of
    values reduces the feeling in
    No correction required
    Option C

     

  6. Recapitalisation and governance reform can enhance market valuations of PSBs and should lead to a path for privatisation without accusations of ”selling off the family’s silverwares”.
    selling off the family silverware
    selling off the family’s silver
    selling off the family silver
    selling off the family silvers
    No correction required
    Option C
    Sell the family silver (Idiom):

    Meaning: To sell or part with a very valuable resource for a quick and immediate gain or advantage, rather than holding onto it for future use or to accrue even greater value.

     

  7. The child was rescued by the NGO workers ”when she broke up” of her house just before her marriage ceremony.
    When she break up
    When she broke out
    When she broken away from her
    When she broken up from her
    No correction required
    Option
    ‘Break out’ which means ‘to escape’ would be suitable in this context.

     

  8. Although vigilance mechanisms exist, ”lex enforcement meaning that” wrongdoing is rarely penalized.
    lex enforcement means that
    lax enforcement meaning that
    lex enforcing means that
    lax enforcement means that
    No correction required
    Option D

     

  9. Perfection is the enemy of progress, but ”it’s not too late to do better”.
    its not to late to do better
    its not too late to do better
    it’s not too late to do best
    its not too late to better
    No correction required
    Option E

     

  10. It is not uncommon for politicians to fake their degrees ”and pass out as highly” educated.
    and pass off as higher
    and pass off as highly
    and pass out of highly
    and pass out as highest
    No correction required
    Option B
    ‘Pass off’ which means ‘pretend to be’ would be suitable in this context.

     

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