English Questions For SBI Clerk Prelims 2018 (Idioms and Phrases)

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English Questions For SBI Clerk Prelims 2018 (Sentence Improvement)


This section can be easy as pie if your basics are clear. Sometimes, even those who can communicate very well in English, fail to perform to the best of their ability in the banking exams. So, instead of boiling the ocean, try building up a strong vocabulary, an effective knowledge of grammar, and efficient comprehension skills so as to be on the ball to face this particular section. Here is a quiz being provided by Adda247 to let you practice the best of latest pattern English Questions.


Directions (1-15): In each of the question given below a/an idiom/phrase is given in BOLD which is then followed by five options which then tries to decipher its meaning as used in the sentence. Choose the option which gives the meaning of the phrase most appropriately in context of the given sentence.

Q1. I’m banking on you to help with the charity event.
(a) pretend
(b) rely
(c) doubt
(d) faith
(e) inhibit

Q2. His plans to trek through South America fell through when he got sick.
(a) ascend
(b) overturn
(c) slip
(d) fail
(e) deteriorate

Q3. We hope they can iron out their differences and get on with working together.
(a) resolve
(b) question
(c) conclude
(d) facilitate
(e) upset

Q4. He finished his cup of tea and got on with the gardening.
(a) yield
(b) retrogress
(c) persist
(d) stay
(e) last

Q5. He’s never made an effort to keep up with current events.
(a) surpass
(b) deadlock
(c) measure
(d) work
(e) parallel

Q6. The company is expected to get around this problem by borrowing from the banks.
(a) lead
(b) deceive
(c) overcome
(d) divert
(e) detach

Q7. I think he's trying to get back at her for those remarks she made in the meeting.
(a) pursue
(b) disprove
(c) acknowledge
(d) retaliate
(e) persuade

Q8. The city had to rebuild the bridge completely, because it was about to give out and fall down.
(a) conform
(b) reveal
(c) relent
(d) crash
(e) transmit

Q9. The lorry drivers' strike has put back our deliveries by over a month.
(a) deferred
(b) dwindled
(c) retarded
(d) replaced
(e) conveyed

Q10. He was not emotionally stable enough to think through his decision.
(a) evaluate
(b) determine
(c) suspect
(d) estimate
(e) analyze

Q11. We have bent over backwards to ensure a fair trial for the defendants.
(a) Return
(b) Tolerate
(c) Diminish
(d) Failed
(e) Strive

Q12. Can we please get on, because there are a lot of things still to discuss.
(a) Late
(b) Friendly
(c) Hurry
(d) Behave
(e) continue

Q13. They will buckle down to negotiations over the next few months
(a) Turn
(b) Determination
(c) Fall
(d) Agree
(e) Submit

Q14. I'm trying to gear myself up for tomorrow's exam.
(a) Prepare
(b) Motivate
(c) Relax
(d) Recharge
(e) Accelerate

Q15. Dream on! I have a much better chance of getting it than you.
(a) Inactive
(b) Loose
(c) Unlikely
(d) Typical
(e) Wait

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