English Quiz for Upcoming IBPS Bank Exams - Set 15 | Prelims Level - Sentence Correction


Hello and welcome to exampundit. Here is a set of English Quiz for Upcoming Bank Exams 2017.


Look at the underlined part of each sentence. Below each sentence are given three possible substitutions for the underlined part. If one of them (a), (b) or (c) is better than the underlined part, indicate your response on the answer sheet against the corresponding letter (a), (b) or (c). If none of the substitutions improves the sentence, indicate (d) as your response on the answer sheet. Thus, a No improvement‘ response will be signified by the letter (d).


1. She told the children not to stop the work. (I)
(a) not stopping
(b) don‘t stop
(c) not stopping of
(d) No improvement



2. I am not telling that you should hunt out people to pursue your policies.
(a) asking
(b) saying
(c) speaking
(d) No improvement



3. He succeeded by dint of hard work.
(a) by means of
(b) by doing
(c) by virtue of
(d) No improvement



4. You have read that book for ages.
(a) have been reading
(b) had read
(c) will be reading
(d) No improvement



5. The only bit of relief for the victims has been the increase in compensation.
(a) were
(b) have been
(c) was that the were given
(d) No improvement



6. He is resembling his father.
(a) has been resembling
(b) resembles like
(c) resembles
(d) No improvement









7. I am not sure why she is wanting to see him.
(a) she wants
(b) does she want
(c) is she wanting
(d) No improvement



8. Everybody who finished writing can go home.
(a) had finished
(b) have finished
(c) has finished
(d) No improvement




9. I wish I can sing as well as you do.
(a) do
(b) could
(c) did
(d) No improvement



10. It has been two years since I have seen him last.
(a) when I have seen him
(b) since I had seen him
(c) since I saw him
(d) No improvement



Answers & Explanations

  1. Explanation (d) The sentence is correct.
  2. Explanation (b) saying‘ is the appropriate word in the context of the sentence.
  3. Explanation (c) by virtue of‘ means because of‘.
  4. Explanation (a) Present Perfect Continuous Tense is required here.
  5. Explanation (d) the sentence is correct.
  6. Explanation (c) resembles‘ is the appropriate choice here.
  7. Explanation (a) she wants‘ is the appropriate choice. Interrogative form is not required here.
  8. Explanation (c) The sentence is in Present Tense and a singular verb is used with everybody.
  9. Explanation (b) In case of an unfulfilled wish, past tense is used.
  10. Explanation (c) The second form of verb is required here.










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