Quest for Clerk: English Quiz


Directions (1-5): Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (5), i.e. “No correction required”, as your answer.

1. It may be risky to change the plan "just in minutes before from" picnic.
1) just in minutes of
2) in just minutes before from
3) in minutes from
4) just minutes before
5) No correction required

2. It is "too clear all that" the chairman is not going to spare anyone involved in the scam.
1) all too clear that
2) too much clear that
3) all in clear language
4) too clear that all
5) No correction required

3. It is "in wide belief" that most of the politicians are corrupt.
1) widely in belief
2) widely believed
3) widely in believing
4) wide in believe
5) No correction required

4. Government "has already infused" 1000 crore in the struggling PSUs.
1) already has infused
2) infused already
3) already has been infusing
4) already infused
5) No correction required

5. There is a good fortune for the differently abled community provided they "would have consider themselves" abled first.
1) would have to be considered themselves
2) ought consider themselves
3) consider themselves
4) have considered themselves
5) No correction required


Directions: (6-10): In each of the following sentences there are two blank spaces. Below each sentence there are five pairs of words denoted by numbers 1), 2), 3), 4) and 5). Find out which pair of words can be filled up in the blanks in the sentence in the same sequence to make it meaningfully complete.

6. Transparency in the appointments of judges would ________ judicial disposals and restore ________ in the rule of law.
1) expedite, credibility
2) energise, autonomy
3) empower, faith
4) maintain, awareness
5) supervise, speed

7. The Supreme Court has always gone out to ________ the ________ of the citizens of the country.
1) govern, issues
2) deliver, justice
3) stretch, rights
4) derive, hope
5) uphold, interests

8. ________ of poverty from a nation that is set to become the fastest growing economy in the world is by no ________ easy.
1) Dealing, effect
2) Management, concern
3) Eradication, means
4) Uprooting, method
5) Capturing, task

9. This approach would ________ the problem of corruption to be ________ in a holistic manner.
1) drive, controlled
2) enable, tackled
3) contain, settled
4) manage, defined
5) negotiate, sorted

10. It is time to ________ our strength and weaknesses to ________ new horizons.
1) allocate, define
2) consider, think
3) justify, assemble
4) assess, seek
5) evaluate, avail


Answers:

1. 4
2. 1
3. 2
4. 5
5. 3
6. 1
7. 5
8. 3
9. 2
10. 4

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