English Quizzes for SBI PO 2019 | Idioms and Phrases New Pattern English Questions for SBI PO 2019 and IBPS PO 2019 Exams

Directions: In each of the questions given below, a phrase is given in bold followed by five sentences with some part of it as bold. You have to identify the sentence in which the bold part can be replaced by the given bold phrase to make the sentence grammatically and contextually correct.
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D
Go along with: It means to accept, agree, and follow.

Ex:  Our employees go along with the company’s values.

Get along with: It means to have good interpersonal relations with someone.

It has been used correctly in option A

To keep up with:  It means to continue.

It has been used correctly in option B.

Go hand in hand: It means to go together, or complement each other.

It has been used correctly in option C.

Go about with:  It means to do something one is habitual of doing.

In sentence D, it is irrelevant, hence it should be replaced by go along with to make the sentence contextually correct.

Follow up with:  It means to stay updated with.

It has been used correctly in option E.

Option D is hence the correct answer.
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B
Look over: It means to examine or inspect something.

Ex: Amit looked over the reports and developed a presentation.

Overlook: It means to ignore.

It has been used correctly in option A.

Look about: It means to search for something.

In option B, the subject is clearly not searching for anything. Here, look over fits perfectly.

Look out: It is used for caution or to alert someone.

It has been used correctly in option C.

Look up to: It is used to show respect or admiration towards someone.

It has been used correctly in option D.

Look into: It means to examine the facts about a problem or situation.

It has been used correctly in option E.

Option B is hence the correct answer.
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C
Put back: It is used to denote procrastination or postponement.

Ex: Elections have put back the development in the area.

Put up to: It means to encourage or persuade someone to do something.

It has been used correctly in option A.

Put away:  It means to refrain or stay away from or keep away.

It has been used correctly in option B.

Gross out: It means to be disgusted with someone or something.

In option C, gross out makes no sense. Here, put back would be used.

Put up with: It means to tolerate or accept someone/ something.

It has been used correctly in option D.

Punch out: It is used to denote the time when you leave office or other formal place.

The sentence in option E is correct.

Clearly, option C is correct.
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B
Hand in: It means to give or submit something to a person of authority.

Ex: Hand in the audit report in due time.

Hand back: It means to return something to the real owner.

It has been used correctly in option A.

Hand over: It means to pass responsibilities to someone else.

In option B, hand in should be used as the sentence involves submission of a formal report.

Hand in hand:  Not to be confused with hand in, it denotes two complementary entities closely associated or connected.

It has been used correctly in option C.

Head back: It means to return to the origin.

It has been used correctly in option D.

Hand out: It means to distribute something for free.

It has been used correctly in option E.

Option B is hence the correct answer.
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A
Take in: It means to understand or accept someone/ something.

Ex: The poet took in the emotions of the flood victims.

Take out on: It means to direct your anger over someone or something when you are upset or angry over something else.

In option A, take out on is irrelevant. Here, take in fits perfectly.

Take up on: It means to accept an offer or invitation.

It has been used correctly in option B.

Take out: It means to remove something from a contained space, to withdraw or eliminate.

It has been used correctly in option C.

Take back: It means to return or accept something back.

It has been used correctly in option D.

Take apart: It means to separate or disconnect parts of an object.

It has been used correctly in option E.

Option A is hence the correct answer.