English Quiz for IBPS Clerk & RBI Assistant Mains 2017 – 5 – Correct form of Sentence


Hello and welcome to exampundit. Here is a set of English Quiz for IBPS Clerk & RBI Assistant Mains 2017. This is a set based on choosing correct form of  sentences.

In each of the following sentences,
four options are given. You are required to identify the best way of writing
the sentence in the context of the correct usage of standard written English.
While doing so, you have to ensure that the message being conveyed remains the
same in all the cases.
1. If he was to decide to go to
college, one would recommend that he plan to go to IIM, Ahmedabad.
(a) If he was to decide to go to
college, one would recommend that he plan to go to IIM, Ahmedabad.
(b) If he were to decide to go to
college, one would recommend that he plan to go to IIM, Ahmedabad.
(c) Had he decided to go to
college, one would recommend that plan to go to IIM, Ahmedabad.
(d) In the event that he decides
to go to college, one would recommend that plan to go to IIM, Ahmedabad.
(e) Had he decide to go to
college, one would recommend that he go to IIM, Ahmedabad.
2. Except for you and I, everyone
brought a present for the little birthday boy.
(a) Except for him and I,
everyone brought a present for the little birthday boy.
(b) With the exception of you and
I, everyone brought a present for the little birthday boy.
(c) Except for you and I,
everyone had brought a present for the little birthday boy.
(d) Except for you and me,
everyone brought a present for the little birthday boy.
(e) Excepting you and I, all
brought present for the little boy.
3. When one reads the Hindi
literature of the twentieth century, you find a striking contrast between the
writings of Munshi Premchand and later day writers of popular Hindi fiction.
(a) When one reads the Hindi
literature of the twentieth century, you find a striking contrast between the
writings of Munshi Premchand and later day writers of popular Hindi fiction.
(b) When you read the Hindi
literature of the twentieth century, one finds a striking contrast between the
writings of Munshi Premchand and later day writers of popular Hindi fiction.
(c) When one reads the Hindi
literature of the twentieth century, he finds a striking contrast between the
writings of Munshi Premchand and later day writers of popular Hindi fiction.
(d) If one reads the Hindi
literature of the twentieth century, you find a striking contrast between the
writings of Munshi Premchand and later day writers of popular Hindi fiction.
(e) When one reads the Hindi
Literature of the twentieth century, one finds a striking contrast between the
writings of Munshi Premchand and later day writers of popular Hindi fiction.
4. Because of his tennis elbow
injury, Limba Ram has not and possibly never will be able to pick up the bat
again.
(a) Because of his tennis elbow
injury, Limba Ram has not and possibly never will be able to pick up the bat
again.
(b) Because of his tennis elbow
injury, Limba Ram has not and possibly will never be able to pick up the bat
again.
(c) Because of his tennis elbow
injury, Limba Ram has not been and possibly never would be able to pick up the
bat again.
(d) Because of his tennis elbow
injury, Limba Ram has not been able to and possibly never will be able to pick
up the bat again.
(e) Because of his tennis elbow
injury, Limba Ram has not and if possible be never able to pick up the bat
again.
5. Had he realised how close he
was to failing, he would not have gone to the party.
(a) Had he realised how close he
was to failing, he would not have gone to the party.
(b) If he would have realised how
close he was to failing, he would not have gone to the party.
(c) Had he had realised how close
he was to failing, he would not have gone to the party.
(d) When he realized how close he
was to failing, he did not go to the party.
(e) If he would realise how close
he was to failing, he should not have gone to the party.
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6. The Indian cricket team’s
winning it’s first game of the 2007 World Cup excited the fans of the team.
(a) The Indian cricket team’s
winning it’s first game of the 2007 World Cup excited the fans of the team.
(b) The Indian cricket team
having won its first game of the 2007 World Cup, excited the fans of the team.
(c) The Indian cricket team’s
having won its first game of the 2007 World Cup excited the fans of the team.
(d) The Indian cricket team’s
winning its first game of the 2007 World Cup excited the fans of the team.
(e) The Indian cricket team’s had
won its first game of the 2007 World Cup excited the fans of the team.
7. Poor product quality angers
Mr. Garbole, who wonders if it is part of a strategy by marketers.
(a) Poor product quality angers
Mr. Garbole, who wonders if it is part of a strategy by marketers.
(b) Poor product quality angers
Mr. Garbole, who wonders if marketers are part of the strategy.
(c) Poor product quality angers
Mr. Garbole, that wonders if it is part of a strategy by marketers.
(d) Poor product quality angers
Mr.Garbole, who wonders if they are part of a strategy by marketers.
(e) Poor product quality angers
Mr. Garbole, who wonders if it are part of a strategy.
8. Ambikesh noticed the cat’s
soft hair,sharp paws, and keen sense of hearing.
(a) Ambikesh noticed the cat’s
soft hair, sharp paws, and keen sense of hearing.
(b) Ambikesh noticed the cat’s
soft hair, sharp paws, and that his sense of hearing was keen.
(c) Ambikesh noticed the cat’s
soft hair, that he had sharp paws, and a very keen sense of hearing
(d) Ambikesh noticed the cat’s
soft hair, keen sense of hearing and also that it had sharp paws.
(e) Ambikesh as noticed the cat’s
soft hair, sharp paws and keen sense of hearing.
9. Having bowed our heads, the
priest in the temple led us in prayer.
(a) Having bowed our heads, the
priest in the temple led us in prayer.
(b) After we bowed our heads, the
priest in the temple led us in prayer.
(c) After we bowed our heads, the
priest in the temple led us in prayer.
(d) After we had bowed our heads,
the priest in the temple led us in prayer.
(e) After having bowed our head,
the priest in the temple led us in prayer.
10. My grandmother seldom ever
wants to try and face the facts.
(a) My grandmother seldom ever
wants to try and face the facts.
(b) My grandmother seldom if ever
wants to try and face the facts.
(c) My grandmother seldom ever
wants to try to face the facts.
(d) My grandmother seldom wants
to try to face the facts.

(e) My grandmother seldom want to
try face the facts.

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Answers:
1. B is the best way of expressing the idea.
2. D. The correct answer corrects the incorrect use of I
in the other sentences.
3. The improper use of the pronouns one and you is
corrected in Choice C.
4. The omission of the past participle been is corrected
in Choice D.
5. A. There is no error in the original sentence.
6. D. The correct pronoun is its.
7. No error. Poor product quality is singular, so the
singular noun 4
it’ must also be correct.
8. A. No error. The phrases are all parallel: soft hair
sharp paws, and keen sense of hearing
9. D. Having bowed our heads is a dangling modifier.
Option D is the best way of rephrasing it.
10. Option D is the best way of phrasing the message.

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