English Quiz for IPPB Scale I Prelims Exam 2016-17 – Set 5

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[Directions 1-5]: In each given sentence, a group of words
is given in bold. Below each sentence are four other groups of words of which
you have to choose one to substitute the words given in bold. If the sentence
is correct as it is, mark (5) as the answer.

1. I am glad to hear that you narrowly escaped being run over by a speeding car
1) by being run over by
2) to run over by
3) run over down by
4) being over run by
5) No correction required
2. It is with a heavy heart that I pen these few lines to condole for you on the death of your
beloved mother.
1) condole with you in
2) condole upon you on
3) condole with you on
4) condole for you with
5) No correction required
3. You should visit France when you had been to England.
1) had gone to England
2) go to England
3) were going to England
4) should have gone to England
5) No correction required
4. He is one of the best players that has ever lived.
1) that would have ever lived
2) that have ever lived
3) that would have been ever lived
4) that would ever live
5) No correction required
5. He asked me if he did
shut the window
1) will shut the window
2) can shut the window
3) may shut the window
4) should shut the window
5) No correction required
[Direction Q. 6–10]:
Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical 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
punctunation, if any.)
6. With many of the leaders 1) / neither sulking nor shirking
work 2) / the party has been forced to 3) / bring Uma Bharti into the election
campaign. 4) / No Error 5)
7. Your doubts would 1) / kill your chances 2) / and opportunity
in life as they 3) / goes hand in hand. 4) / No Error 5)

Solutions – Replace ‘goes’ with ‘go’. 
8. Those who want more and more 1) / storing space for their
2) / content can understand the importance of 3) / portable storage solutions.
4) / No Error 5)

Solutions – Replace ‘storing’ with ‘storage’. 
9. I think sustainability 1) / agenda, energy efficiency 2)
/ mobile banking and infrastructure 3) / sharing are important issues. 4) / No
Error 5)
10. I am always careful that I 1) / should never be the
cause of humiliation to 2) / music especially while 3) / travel and perform
abroad. 4) / No Error 5)

Solutions – Replace ‘travel and perform’ with ‘travelling and



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