English Questions For SBI Clerk Prelims 2018 (Phrase Fillers)

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English Questions For SBI Clerk Prelims 2018 (Phrase Fillers)


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 (1-10): In each of the questions given below a sentence is given with a blank.  Below each of the question five options are given. Choose the phrase which fits the blank most appropriately.

Q1. He dropped the plan like ____________ when he realized how much it would cost him.
(a) A hot potato
(b) A couch potato
(c) drop of the hat
(d) cut corners
(e) devil’s advocate

Q2. He's been in prison several times for all sorts of crimes; he's ____________
(a) last straw
(b) off one’s rocker
(c) a piece of cake
(d) a fish out of water
(e) a bad egg

Q3. I agree with what you say, but I'll play ____________ so that we can cover all the possibilities that may arise.
(a) devil’s advocate
(b) bad book
(c) ear candy
(d) easy as pie
(e) fancy pants

Q4. It can be cheaper ____________ for a new washing machine than to get your old one repaired.
(a) ill wind
(b) to identify theft
(c) in a trice
(d) to stump up
(e) to pass the buck 

Q5. The late-night parties make the hotel a haven for ____________ and a hell for anyone with children.
(a) nitty-gritty
(b) night owls
(c) scot-free
(d) scapegoat
(e) charley horse

Q6. I hope that rain will _________________  for our picnic tomorrow.
(a) keep off
(b) put off
(c) set back 
(d) stay out
(e) cut off

Q7. After the marathon, some of the competitors felt completely ______________
(a) cut up 
(b) done in
(c) done out
(d) run out
(e) let down

Q8. I do not think he will ever _____________ the shock of his wife’s death.
(a) get by
(b) get off
(c) get through
(d) get over
(e) get going

Q9. I was about to ask that girl on a date, but her friend ____________ and I lost the chance.
(a) dropped by
(b) filled in
(c) got in
(d) put out
(e) cut in 

Q10. It is no use in crying over _____________
(a) spoiled milk 
(b) spirited milk 
(c) split milk
(d) spilt milk 
(e) spent milk

Directions (11-15): 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 the context of the given sentence.

Q11. The dating applicant spelled out exactly what she wanted in a man.
(a) respected
(b) favoured
(c) sanctioned
(d) rejection
(e) deciphered

Q12. Young people used to look down on the rules of society.
(a) disparate
(b) fabricate
(c) neglect
(d) consider
(e) investigate

Q13. He’s too fat, he’d better cut bread and sugar out of his diet and do more exercise.
(a) manifest
(b) split
(c) displace 
(d) eliminate
(e) migrate

Q14. I thought I'd hang around for a while and see if she comes.
(a) unravel
(b) resolve
(c) linger
(d) attend
(e) anticipate

Q15. The customer service representative couldn’t help me, so he put me through to a manager.
(a) pass
(b) persist
(c) operate
(d) manage
(e) supervise



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