Sentence Correction/Phrase Replacement for SBI PO 2020 | Phrase Replacement Questions PDF 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
The bank will honour the claim of the purchaser up to certain amount only and beyond that the seller is responsible to pay.
» Explain it
D
The given phrase in bold is incorrect since it is referring to an amount which is not specified but the payment will be up to that amount only. It should be preceded by an article ‘a’ which is missing in the given statement. It should have been up to a certain amount.

The correct sentence would have been: The bank will honour the claim of the purchaser up to a certain amount only and beyond that the seller is responsible to pay.
 
This makes option D the correct choice among the given options.
2
The High Court has sought a response from the state government regarding the dearness allowance dues of the state government employees.
» Explain it
E
The given phrase in bold in correct in the given context and no replacement is required to be carried out in case of this sentence.
 
This makes option E the correct choice among the given options.
 
3
It has been proved beyond reasonable doubt that the planning of the attack originated from the foreign earth.
» Explain it
B
The given sentence implies that the planning of the attack originated from the foreign countries and this has also been proved beyond any doubt. In the given sentence, the error is in the phrase used to denote foreign country or land since foreign soil is used for that purpose and not foreign earth as used in the sentence.

The correct sentence would have been: It has been proved beyond reasonable doubt that the planning of the attack originated from the foreign soil.
 
This makes option B the correct choice among the given options.
» Explain it
C
There are certain words which are always used in singular number and no plural form is there for such words. Information is an example of such word that is used only in singular number. Hence, informations is wrong usage in the given sentence. It is also always followed by singular verb and not plural verb.

The correct sentence would be: The information provided by my secret sources turned out to be true.
 
This makes option C the correct choice among the given options.
5
The committee was divided in their opinion regarding the new regulations for the National Health Protection Scheme.
» Explain it
D
If the committee members are unanimous regarding a decision, in that case, the committee is considered as a singular collective noun and a singular verb is used in the context. On the other hand, if a committee has members differing in their views regarding something, the plural form of the verb is used in that case.

In the given context, the committee members are differing in their opinions and therefore plural form of verb should be used. As the tense is correct in the sentence, the correct verb would have been ‘were’.

The correct sentence would have been: The committee were divided in their opinion regarding the new regulations for the National Health Protection Scheme.
 
This makes option D the correct choice among the given options.