English Practice Set
For SBI PO Prelims
Directions (1-5) Rearrange the following six sentences (A),(B),(C),(D),(E)and(F)in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph;then answer the questions given below
(A)What appears to be emerging is a new kind of warfare.
(B)This does not mean the advocacy of isolation or going back to concept of nut and bolt of self reliance.
(C)Issues of national security are no longer simple considerations of defence but are closely intertwined with many aspects.
(D)We need to address newer and more sophisticated concepts of protecting our strategic interests.
(E)Trade,commerce investment,creation of knowledge base and its application are dependent on national security.
(F)If a country does not learn to master these new realities of life all our aspirations to ensure the prosperity of our people may come to naught.
Q.1. Which of the following sentence should be the FIRST after rearrangement?
Q.2. Which of the following sentence should be the THIRD after rearrangement?
Q.3. Which of the following sentence should be the FIFTH after rearrangement?
Q.4. Which of the following sentence should be the LAST after rearrangement?
Q.5. Which of the following sentence should be the SECOND after rearrangement?
Directions (6-7) Each question has a sentence with two blanks.From the alternatives select the pair which best completes the given sentence.
Q.6.The news about the bank ___ threw the financial market into ___
Q.7.Being very __ in nature,he always uses his __ skills.
Directions (8-11) Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. Mark the part with the error as your answer. If there is no error, mark `No error' as your answer. Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any
Q.8.His main aim is (A) / to create an interest (B) / in hockey among school children (C) / No error (D)
Q.9.she insists you stay (A) / until her husband (B) / comes home (C) / No error (D).
Q.10.As you know (A) / by my visiting card (B) /I am now in Kolkata (C) / No error (D).
Q.11.These reports have deterred (A) / some women to have (B) / the operation (C) / No error (D)
Directions (12-13) In the following questions ,choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word
Directions (14-15) In the following questions ,choose the word which best expresses the meaning of the given word
Q.9.A."You stay" should be replaced with "you on staying"
Q.11.B."From" in place of "to"