Phrase Replacement Questions PDF for SBI PO Pre 2019 | Sentence Correction Questions for SBI PO 2019 at Smartkeeda

Direction: In the questions given below, there is a sentence in which one part is given in bold. The part given in bold may or may not be grammatically correct. Choose the best alternative among the four given which can replace the part in bold to make the sentence grammatically correct. If the part given in bold is already correct and does not require any replacement, choose option (e), i.e. “No replacement required” as your answer.
1
After the medical examination, he got to know that his blood sugar level was alarming low and he had to be hospitalized immediately.
» Explain it
D
If an adjective is to be modified, an adverb can only be used. In this sentence, ‘low’ is an adjective and ‘alarming’ is also an adjective’. Therefore the sentence is not grammatically correct. An adverb must precede the adjective ‘low’ in this statement. Hence, it should have been ‘alarmingly’.

The correct sentence will therefore be:

After the medical examination, he got to know that his blood sugar level was alarmingly low and he had to be hospitalized immediately.”

Clearly, Option D is the correct choice.
2
Though he is yet to do something significant in life, yet his parents always boast about his achievements to each and every person they come across.
» Explain it
B
The statement is not correct since ‘though’ is never followed by ‘yet’ in the principal clause. If ‘although’ had been used in its place, it would have been followed by ‘yet’ in the principal clause. Hence, ‘yet’ should be omitted from the given sentence so that the formation becomes correct.

Secondly, the verb 'boast' is followed by the preposition 'of' and not' about'.

The correct sentence will therefore be:

Though he is yet to do something significant in life, his parents always boast of his achievements to each and every person they come across.

This makes Option B the right choice among the given options.
3
The contestants had been waiting in the sun for more than six hours now, so, it is unfair to cancel the whole audition because of the absence of one crew member.
» Explain it
B
According to the given sentence, it is stating an event standing at a point when something has continued for some time and now some decision is to be taken. Hence, at the point of reference, the action has continued for quite some time and is in progress at present as well. This is described by the Present Perfect Continuous tense which takes ‘have/had + been + ‘-ing’ form of the verb’.

Secondly, 'under the sun' is an idiomatic expression which means 'in existence (used in expressions emphasizing the large number of something)'.

Ex. They exchanged views on every subject under the sun.

Therefore, 'in the sun' and not 'under the sun' is the correct here in the given context of the sentence.
 
The correct sentence will therefore be:

The contestants have been waiting in the sun for more than six hours now, so, it is unfair to cancel the whole audition because of the absence of one crew member.

This makes Option B the right choice.
4
The Principal had to declare holidays for the school since so many pupils passed by due to the extreme temperature in the city.
» Explain it
D
According to the given sentence, many students became unconscious due to the extremely hot weather conditions in the city and it prompted the principal of the school to declare holidays. ‘Pass by’ refers to going past somebody or something whereas pass on refers to die. Pass over also means to die. Only ‘pass out’ refers to become unconscious for some reason. So, ‘pass out’ should be used.

The correct sentence will therefore be:

The Principal had to declare holidays for the school since so many pupils passed out due to extreme temperature in the city.
 
This makes Option D the right choice among the given options.
5
Had I had been a king, I would have tried to do many things for the underprivileged section of the society.
» Explain it
B
The given sentence has the type 3 conditional clause attached to it which can be framed in one of the two following ways:

Had I been a king ....
If I had been a king ...

The correct sentence will therefore be:

Had I been a king, I would have tried to do many things for the underprivileged section of the society.”
 
This makes Option B the right choice among the given options.