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SBI PO : English Mania Series - Part 1

Published on Monday, February 27, 2017
Directions (1-5): In each of the following sentences there are two blank spaces. Below each sentence there are five pairs denoted by numbers 1), 2), 3), 4), and 5). Find out which pair of word can be filled up in the blanks in the sentence in the same sequence to make it meaningfully complete.

1. The disease _____ from parent to child ______ a mutation in the gene.
1. is initiated, with
2. have transmitted, by 
3. is passed, through
4. has argued, for
5. had skipped, from

2. New types of sensors and energy harvesters ______ through Internet of Things _______ benefit from this type of coating.
1. attached will as well as
2. branched could also
3. updated, should
4. connected, would also
5. linked, must as well as

3. The party was still _______ at the apartment when police ______ on a complaint.
1. on, landed over
2. off, came upto
3. moving, landed over
4. going, came in
5. above, jumped in

4. The Presidential race is ________ to a contest _____ the two candidates only.
1. moving out, amongst
2. pushing, amid
3. pulling, in middle
4. throwing up, among
5. shaping up, between

5. By then it, _______ so old it badly ______ retire.
1. have became, required to
2. have being, desired for
3. had become, needed to
4. has been, wanted
5. become, want of

Directions (6-10): Which of the phrases given against the sentence should replace the word/phrase given in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct? In the sentence is correct as it is given and no correction is required, select 'No correction required' as the answer.

6. Much also depends on the party itself, which bones no make about its dislike for someone.
1. made about no bones
2. no about making bones
3. making bone no about
4. makes no bones about
5. No correction required

7. He has put as much up, but at the end of the day, it didn't work.
1. also puts in much
2. puting in as well as much
3. as put out much
4. put off as much
5. put in as much he could

8. The red coat in the least expensive of the two apparels. 
1. in least expense
2. less expensive
3. the less expensive
4. the lesser expensive
5. No correction required

9. They shook hand with me after the lecture.
1. shaked mine hands
2. shook my hand
3. shake hand with mine
4. shook hands with me
5. No correction required

10. I am confused that how you think of going for a trip. 
1. that how did you thought
2. how you think
3. how do you think
4. that how you thought
5. No correction required

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1.  is passed, through
2. connected, would also
3. on, landed over
4.  shaping up, between
5. had become, needed to
6. makes no bones about
7. put in as much he could
8. the less expensive
9. shook hands with me
10. how you think

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