English Quiz for IBPS Clerk Prelims 2015 - Set 1

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Directions (Q. 1-5): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is ‘No error’, the answer is 5). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)

1. 1) Anand did the nation pride by winning the international chess championship / 2) five times at a time when / 3) India was faring miserably in / 4) international sporting events like the Olympics. / 5) No error

Solutions - Replace ‘pride’ with ‘proud’

2. 1) She has a lot of positivity about her / 2) and the employees see her as a compassionate woman / 3) who would handle issues from a human perspective / 4) not as a cold and robotic boss. / 5) No error

Solutions - Replace ‘human’ with ‘humane’

3. 1) Israel is a highly developed agricultural economy, / 2) illustrated by its green fields and expensive infrastructure / 3) as well as by its migrant workforce / 4) that is in this sector largely from Thailand. / 5) No error

4. 1) The transformation of the Indian Constitution over the years / 2) and its flexibility in adapting / 3) to changing needs constitute an area of / 4) great interest to scholars. / 5) No error

Solutions - Replace ‘to’ with ‘for’

5. 1) As she had an education of sorts, she managed to land a job / 2) that fetch her some money with which /3) she paid rent and supported her in-laws / 4) who are landless agricultural workers. / 5) No error

Solutions - Replace ‘fetch’ with ‘fetched’

Directions (Q. 6-10): In the following questions, a sentence has been given with some of its parts in bold. To make the sentence grammatically correct, you have to replace the bold part with the correct alternative given below. If the sentence is correct as it is, give 5) as your answer (ie No correction required).

6. The Second World War proved that internal massive violations of human rights has lead to the break of international peace.
1) have led the breaking
2) leads to the break up
3) lead to the breach
4) leads to the break
5) No correction required

7. The Jindal International Summer School was formally launched on the 1st of March 2013 at the Constitution Club of India, New Delhi.
1) formally launched from the
2) launched formally since
3) formally launched on
4) formally began from the
5) No correction required

8. Why did you not returned the money?
1) had you not return
2) you have not repaid
3) were you not return
4) did you not return
5) No correction required

9. I am beginning to realising how difficult it is to be a teacher.
1) have been beginning to realising
2) have been beginning to realise
3) am beginning to realise
4) I am beginning the realisation of
5) No correction required

10. I have said that in the experimental novel it is best for us to hold to the strictly scientific point of view if we would wish to base our studies on solid ground.
1) if we wish to
2) if we will wish to
3) if we could wish to
4) when we should wish to
5) No correction required


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