English Practice Questions For IBPS Clerk Mains 2017


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English Practice Questions For IBPS Clerk Mains 2017

English Section is a topic that is feared by most of the candidates appearing in the IBPS Clerk Mains Exam. Though the sheer number of concepts and rules may seem intimidating at first, with discipline and the right approach, it is not difficult to master these concepts and their application to questions. Through such English Quizzes for IBPS Clerk and other upcoming exams, we will provide you with all types of high-level questions to ace the questions based on new pattern IBPS Clerk Mains.


DAY-4 Phrasal verbs based

Directions (1-5):  In the questions given below, find out which of the phrases (I), (II), (III) given below should replace the phrase given in bold in the following sentence to make the sentence grammatically correct. If the sentence is correct as it is and no correction is required mark (e) as the answer. 

Q1. That cannot be true. You must be putting me in for.
(I) put on
(II) put off
(III) Put through

Select the inappropriate option
(a)  Only I
(b)  Only I and II
(c)  Only II
(d)  Only III
(e)  No change required

Q2. If you focus your education solely on one area, you’ll have nothing to fall back on if you change your mind. 
(I) fall over 
(II) fall in
(III)fall out

Select the inappropriate option
(a)  Only I
(b)  Only I and II
(c)  Only II
(d)  Only III
(e)  No change required

Q3. You can expect political analysts to pick clean the governor's speech.
(I)pick apart
(II)pick at
(III)pick through

Select the inappropriate option
(a)  Only I
(b)  Only I and II
(c)  Only II
(d)  Only III
(e)  No change required

Q4. He was trying to psych me of by reminding me of the last time he beat me.
(I)psych off
(II)psych up
(III)psych out

Select the inappropriate option
(a)  Only I
(b)  Only I and II
(c)  Only II
(d)  Only III
(e)  No change required

Q5. He walked at from a chance to play professional baseball to join the Peace Corps.
(I)walked it
(II)walked off with
(III)walked away

Select the inappropriate option
(a)  Only I
(b)  Only I and II
(c)  Only II
(d)  Only III
(e)  No change required

Direction(6-15): In the question given below, there is an error in one or more sentences. Please select the most appropriate option, out of the five options given for each of the following sentences, which, in your view, is grammatically incorrect or structurally incorrect. 

Q6. Tell
(I) The explorer's journals tell of a vast unexplored wilderness.
(II) They look so much alike that I can barely tell them apart.
(III) His unkempt appearance is bound to tell against him in court.

Select the inappropriate option
(a)  Only I
(b) Only (II) and (III)
(c) Only III
(d) Only II
(e) All are correct

Q7. Play
(I) You're only playing out their hands by making such ridiculous accusations.
(II) During the interview, try to play down your weaknesses and play up your strengths.
(III) The consequences of the error will play out for several years to come. 

Select the inappropriate option
(a)  Only I
(b) Only (II) and (III)
(c) Only III
(d) Only II
(e) All are correct

Q8. Pitch
(I) Several hundred fans pitched up at the hotel to welcome the team.
(II) People in the town have been pitching in to pay the family's medical bills.
(III) My three-year-old pitched one of her temper tantrums when we tried to leave the party early.

Select the inappropriate option
(a) Only I
(b) Only (II) and (III)
(c) Only III
(d) Only II
(e) All are correct

Q9. Let
(I) The bus stopped to let a few more passengers.
(II) He said he'd let me in on a secret if I promised not to tell anyone else.
(III) There's a lot of work still to be done. We can't let up now.

Select the inappropriate option
(a)  Only I
(b) Only (II) and (III)
(c) Only III
(d) Only II
(e) All are correct

Q10. Go 
I.  They love to go out every Saturday night.
II. Do you usually go out your notes before class?
III.I need to have my lawyer go through this contract before I sign it.

Select the inappropriate option
(a) Only I
(b) Only (II) and (I)
(c) Only III
(d) Only II
(e) All are correct

Q11. Eat
I.  The heavy rains ate away at the sandstone cliffs.
II. We usually eat in instead of going out for dinner.
III.They eat out once a week.

Select the inappropriate option
(a) Only I
(b) Only (II) and (I)
(c) Only III
(d) Only II
(e) All are correct

Q12. Drop
I.  Yuri isn't on the team any more. He dropped over.
II. Let's drop in on Julie since we're driving by her house.
III.It's difficult to get a good job if you drop out of high school.

Select the inappropriate option
(a) Only I
(b) Only (II) and (I)
(c) Only III
(d) Only II
(e) All are correct

Q13. Come
I. Don't worry! She faints all the time. She always comes to after a few minutes.
II. The job offer didn't come up to her expectations.
III.Why don't you come over after work for dinner.

Select the inappropriate option
(a)  Only I
(b) Only (II) and (I)
(c) Only III
(d) Only II
(e) All are correct

Q14. Call
I.  I called Sam up to see if he wanted to go to the movies.
II. Professor Tanzer called on Tim to answer the question.
III.This recipe calls up milk, not water.

Select the inappropriate option
(a)  Only I
(b) Only (II) and (I)
(c) Only III
(d) Only II
(e) All are correct

Q15. Back
I. Jane never backs after. She always wins arguments.
II. Sam backed out of the agreement at the last second.
III.Could you back up a little so I can open this drawer.

Select the inappropriate option
(a)  Only I
(b) Only (II) and (I)
(c) Only III
(d) Only II
(e) All are correct


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