English Test for SBI PO Prelims 2020 Exam set – 3

Directions(1-5): In the following question, a sentence with four words printed in bold is given. These words are numbered as (1), (2), (3) and (4). One of these four words may either be misspelt or inappropriate in the context of the sentence. Find out the word(s) that is wrongly spelt or inappropriate and mark the relevant option as your answer. If all the words printed in bold are correct, mark option (E), i.e. ‘All are correct’, as the answer.

  1. Respite(1) being voters of a democratic(2) republic, the supporters decided to turn a blind(3) eye to the brazen(4) lies of the politician.
    1
    2
    3
    4
    All are correct
    Option A
    Respite: A brief interval or relief
    Despite: Notwithstanding; regardless of
    The error lies in the first word which, given the context of the sentence, has been misspelled. Replacing ‘respite’ with ‘despite’ will make the sentence grammatically and contextually correct.

     

  2. Having fractured(1) his bone after a miscalculated(2) high jump, the athlete was compelled(3) to take time off from sports practice to heel(4).
    1
    2
    3
    4
    All are correct
    Option D
    Heel: The rear part of the foot
    Heal: To recover
    The error lies in the fourth word which, given the context of the sentence, has been misspelled as ‘heel’. Replacing ‘heel’ with ‘heal’ will make the sentence grammatically and contextually correct.

     

  3. He made sure that his quiver(1) was replenished with beaux(2) of the latest design(3) before going out stalking(4).
    1
    2
    3
    4
    All are correct
    Option B
    Beaux: Male suitor of a ladies (singular- beau)
    Bows: A wooden weapon used to shoot arrows
    The error lies in the second word which, given the context of the sentence, has been misspelled as ‘beaux’. Replacing ‘beaux’ with ‘bows’ will make the sentence grammatically and contextually correct.

     

  4. Nothing breaks the ice among previously(1) unmet cousins forced to mingle(2) at a family gathering(3) better than a good bored(4) game.
    1
    2
    3
    4
    All are correct
    Option D
    Board: A flat surface with markings for playing games on
    Bored: Disinterested
    The error lies in the fourth word which, given the context of the sentence, has been misspelled as ‘bored’. Replacing ‘bored’ with ‘board’ will make the sentence grammatically and contextually correct.

     

  5. Given the current(1) situation, byers(2) need to resume(3) purchasing to increase demand in the economy(4).
    1
    2
    3
    4
    All are correct
    Option B
    Byres: Barns for cattle
    Buyers: A person who purchases goods
    The error lies in the second word which, given the context of the sentence, has been misspelled as ‘byres’. Replacing ‘byres’ with ‘buyers’ will make the sentence grammatically and contextually correct.

     

  6. Directions(6-10): In the given question, four words are printed in bold and are numbered 1, 2, 3 and 4. Of these, the positions of two words may be incorrect and need to be interchanged to make the sentence correct. Find the pair of words that need to be exchanged. In case the given sentence is correct, your answer is (E)’, i.e., ‘No correction required’.

  7. She had a facial(1) time remembering(2) names, so she made up mnemonics(3) based on difficult(4) features.
    1-4
    2-3
    3-4
    1-3
    No correction required
    Option A

     

  8. Though lack of basic amenities are still plaguing(1) the people mining(2) in Paderu, poll pundits say issues pertaining(3) to living(4) of the bauxite reserve in the constituency can skew the math.
    1-2
    1-3
    2-4
    3-4
    No correction required
    Option C

     

  9. The priest and his disciple scaled cliffs(1) and passed under hanging peaks(2) as their way took them over dangerous mountain(3) passes and slippery, ice-packed precipices.(4)
    1-4
    2-3
    1-2
    1-3
    No correction required
    Option C

     

  10. Impressed(1) by the annual organise(2) of its employees, the company decided to performance(3) a congratulatory event in the form of a cruise(4).
    1-2
    2-3
    3-4
    1-4
    No exchange required
    Option B

     

  11. Amazon officials also emphasized adorning (1) Alexa’s understanding of Indian culture and festivals along with improving (2) the virtual assistant with an Indian accent (3) for English (4) and the addition of Hindi to its list of languages.
    1-2
    3-4
    1-3
    2-4
    No corrections required
    Option A

     

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