Welcome to Online English Section with explanation in AffairsCloud.com. Here we are creating question sample in sentence correction (Phrase Replacements), which is BASED ON IBPS CLERK PRELIMS 2017 !!
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 context of the given sentence.
- I was late twice last week and my boss keeps Harping on about it.
1) give on
2) play in
3) keep on
4) dwell on
5) take onAnswer – 4)
Explanation: dwell on, Harp on – Talk repeatedly about something.
- We are going up against the best soccer team in the city tonight.
1) Fill in
2) To confront
3) to releave
4) fill in
5) in disputeAnswer – 2)
Explanation: Going up against – To confront; face; challenge.
- If I could chip in, there are a couple of issues I’d like to raise.
1) Cut corners
2) at ease
3) go on place
4) gets on nervous
5) Contribute to a discussionAnswer – 5)
Explanation: Chip in – Contribute to a discussion.
- They had to account for all the money that had gone missing.
1) To explain
2) create for
3) reveal of
4) arrive in
5) place forAnswer – 1)
Explanation: Account for – To explain.
- The next bus should be onto in the next quarter of an hour or so.
5) departureAnswer – 4)
Explanation: Be along – Arrive.
- He’s being very careful because he thinks the police are onto him.
5) PursueAnswer – 5)
Explanation: Be onto – Pursue, be aware of someone’s true nature.
- The barman BUNDLED the drunk IN because he was annoying the other customers.
5) ingestAnswer – 2)
Explanation: Bundle out – Expel.
- I’m getting too old for this I’m going to hang it up starting next month.
5) reviveAnswer – 4)
Explanation: “Hang it up” means “Retire, quit.”
- He and I go back a long way- we were at school together.
1) chance and capture
2) Have a long history
3) to gain experience
4) at cross purpose
5) in the offingAnswer – 2)
Explanation: ‘Go back ’ is the correct use. “Go back” means “Have a long history.”
- There aren’t enough jobs to go around for the numbers of people graduating nowadays.
1) get ready for the job
2) a source of anger
3) to ignore someone totally
4) Be or have enough of something.
5) a heroic deedAnswer – 4)
Explanation: ‘Go around ’ is the correct use. “Go around ” means “Be or have enough of something.”