English Test for SBI Clerk Prelims 2021 Exam set – 8

Directions(1-5): Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the given alternatives.

Nancy, the CEO of Jasmine Publishing House, bought me a coffee and told me I should invest in warm gloves as we ___(1)___at a corner diner for what would be a game-changing business meeting. As the leading publishing ___(2)___in Europe, Nancy informed me that JPH was interested in closing a multi-million dollar deal with our fashion
magazine, Zoelle, provided we changed the magazine’s appearance to ___(3)___a broader European audience.
As production manager, my job was to lead and ____(4)___ a staff of 30 to match Nancy’s vision, working closely with the design team, photographers, production staff and
marketing team. After three weeks of heavy_____(5)____, we developed a fresh appearance for the magazine.

  1. sit down
    be seated
    sat down
    placed
    conquered
    Option C

     

  2. books
    centre
    home
    house
    point
    Option D

     

  3. effect
    harm
    enlighten
    prove
    attract
    Option E

     

  4. scold
    operate
    manage
    supervise
    fire
    Option D

     

  5. holidays
    brainstorming
    rain
    game
    struggle
    Option B
    ‘Brainstorming’ is the appropriate word because for developing a design you need to discover ideas.

     

  6. Directions(6-10): Which of the following phrases (A), (B), (C), (D) given below in the statement should replace the phrase printed in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is given and No Correction is required, mark (E) as the answer.

  7. One should not get so caught up (in his own progress) that one cannot see the struggle of others.

    In her own progress
    In one’s own progress
    In their own progress
    In its own progress
    No correction is required
    Option B
    In the sentence, the bold phrase should be replaced with ‘In one’s own progress.’
    The indefinite pronoun ‘one ‘ should be used throughout if it is used as a subject in the sentence.

     

  8. There has been substantial improvement in the condition of public spaces (since past year).
    in the last year
    from the last year
    for the last year
    to last year
    No correction is required
    Option A
    This sentence can be corrected in many ways. Of the available choices, ‘in the last year’ is perfect as it helps to indicate the time frame at which the improvements have
    been made.

     

  9. I got to know from your mother that (you have practise) the piano for seven years.
    you have practised
    you practise
    you have been practising
    you had practised
    No correction is required
    Option C
    The correct form of tense to be used here is the present perfect continuous tense as the concerned person has not yet stopped practising.

     

  10. (Coping up) a new shop was not a trivial matter for them.
    Getting up
    Falling through
    Setting up
    Standing up
    No correction is required
    Option C
    ‘Cope up’ means ‘to deal successfully’ and it should be replaced.
    Option A ‘Getting up’ means ‘ to rise’ and it does not make any improvement.
    Option B ‘Falling through’ means ‘to fail’ and it is not the best fit.
    Option C ‘Set up’ means ‘to start a business’ and it is the best fit.
    Option D ‘Stand up’ means ‘to stay upright’

     

  11. You must not (take off) your child in front of others.
    Tell off
    Stand up
    Take out
    Stand off
    No improvement
    Option A
    ‘Take off’ means ‘to progress’ and it should be replaced.
    Option B ‘Stand up’ means ‘to rise’ and it does not make any improvement.
    Option C ‘Take out’ means ‘to remove’ and it does not fit here.
    Option D ‘stand off’ means ‘to stay away or at a distance’.
    Option A ‘Tell off’ means ‘to criticize’ and it is the best alternative, hence option A is the answer

     

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