English Quiz for Bank Exams – 4 (IBPS Clerk Mains)

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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. When one travels by Air Lahara, you often find that the prices are high and that the journey experience is extremely poor.

(a) When one travels by Air Lahara, you often find that the prices are high and that the journey experience is extremely poor.

(b) When you travel by Air Lahara, one often finds that the prices are high and that the journey experience is extremely poor.

(c) As you travel by Air Lahara, you often find that the prices are high and that the journey experience is extremely poor.

(d) If you travel by Air Lahara, you often find that the prices are high and that the journey experience is extremely poor.

(e) Whenever you are travelling byAir Lahara, you find the prices are high and the journey experience is extremely poor.

Answer

Option: D

Explanation: This was an unnecessary shift of pronoun. Do not shift from you to one. Choice D changes the meaning unnecessarily.

 

  1. Ever since the sting operation, there has been much opposition from they who maintain that it was an unauthorised act.

(a) Ever since the sting operation, there has been much opposition from they who maintain that it was an unauthorised act.

(b) Ever since the sting operation, there has been much opposition from they who maintain that it had been an unauthorised act.

(c) Ever since the sting operation, there has been much opposition from those who maintain that it was an unauthorised act.

(d) Ever since the sting operation, there has been much opposition from those maintaining that it was an unauthorised act.

(e) Ever since the sting operation, there has been much of an opposition from them who maintain that it was an unauthorised act.

Answer

Option: C

Explanation: The demonstrative pronoun those is needed here — from those (persons).

 

 

  1. Having stole the money, the class teacher searched the student’s pocket.

(a) Having stole the money, the class teacher searched the student’s pocket.

(b) Having stolen the money, the student’s pockets were searched by the class teacher.

(c) Having stolen the money, the class teacher searched the student’s pockets.

(d) Having stole the money, the class teacher was searched by the student.

(e) While stealing the money, the class teacher had searched the student’s pockets.

Answer

Option: B

Explanation: This corrects the dangling participle and the misuse of stole for stolen.

 

 

  1. The child is neither encouraged to be critical or to examine all the aspects of his opinion.

(a) The child is neither encouraged to be critical or to examine all the aspects of his opinion.

(b) The child is neither encouraged to be critical nor to examine all the aspects of his opinion.

(c) The child is either encouraged to be critical or to examine all the evidence for his opinion.

(d) None of these

(e) The child is either encouraged to be critical not to examine all the aspects of his opinion.

Answer

Option: D

Explanation: None of the sentences are correct.

 

 

  1. Although I calculate that my girlfriend will be here any minute, I cannot wait much longer for her to arrive.

(a) Although I calculate that my girlfriend will be here any minute, I cannot wait much longer for her to arrive.

(b) Although I reckon that my girlfriend will be here any minute, I cannot wait much longer for her to arrive.

(c) Because I calculate that my girlfriend will be here any minute, I cannot wait much longer for her to arrive.

(d) Although I think that my girlfriend will be here any minute, I cannot wait much longer for her to arrive.

(e) Because I think that my girlfriend will be here any minute, I cannot wait any longer for her to arrive.

Answer

Option: D

Explanation: Do not use calculate or reckon when you mean think.

 

 

In the following questions, you have to identify the correct sentence/s. For each of the following questions find the sentence/s that are correct.

 

  1. (A) My aunt bereaved Rs.500,000 in her will to cancer research.

(B) If I remember rightly she had two brothers, both older than her.

(C) If you want information about the publisher of this book, you can accede their website.

(D) Eating all those peanuts has attacked my appetite.

(a) B only

(b) B and C

(c) A and C

(d) D only

(e) Only A

Answer

Option: A

 

 

  1. (A) It’s only fair that we should share the work equally.

(B) The Patna Book Fair is a very important event for most publishers.

(C) Our house gives us shelter through fair weather or foul.

(D) I’ve got fair eyelashes, hence my eyes look awful without mascara.

(a) A, B and C

(b) C and D

(c) A, C and D

(d) All of the above

(e) Only A and B

Answer

Option: D

 

 

  1. (A) The firefighters managed to save the people trapped in the burning third-floor flat.

(B) The countryside round here is terribly flattened and boring.

(C) To join the Lucknow Golf Club you pay a flattened fee of Rs. 5 lacs.

(D) He was able to erect the child’s toy in five minutes flat.

(a) B and C

(b) A only

(c) A and D

(d) None of above

(e) A and B

Answer

Option: C

 

 

  1. (A) He struck a match box and we slowly began to look around the pitch dark room.

(B) The batsmen of the visiting team were not a matching for any of the home team batsmen.

(C) Their marriage has been called a matching made in heaven.

(D) The tense match between India and Pakistan ended in a draw.

(a) A only

(b) C only

(c) D only

(d) C and D

(e) Only B

Answer

Option: C

 

 

  1. (A) Rameez’s going to be in the saddle while the boss is on the foreign trip.

(B) It’s hard to know what to do when the management keeps moving the goalposts.

(C) Starting his own decorating business was just another of his half-baked ideas.

(D) We’ve had to tighten our belts since our father lost his job.

(a) A only

(b) B, C and D

(c) All of the above

(d) A, C and D

(e) A and B

Answer

Option: C

 

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