English Language Practice Questions For IBPS SO Prelims 2017

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English Language Practice Questions For IBPS SO 2017

English Section is a topic that is feared by most of the candidates appearing in the IBPS SO and 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, IBPS SO and other upcoming exams, we will provide you with all types of high-level questions to ace the questions based on new pattern English for IBPS SO and IBPS Clerk Mains.


Directions (1-15): Which of the phrases (a), (b), (c) and (d) given below should replace the phrase given in bold in the following sentences to make the sentence grammatically meaningful and correct. If the sentence is correct as it is and there is no correction required mark (e) as the answer.

Q1.  I may need to call on the university’s excellent professors in order to answer your question.
(a)call back
(b)call off
(c)call up
(d)call around
(e)No change required

Q2. There were no delays. The plane touched at exactly on time.
(a)touch up
(b)touch on
(c)touched down
(d)touched upon
(e)No change required

Q3. The kids put the cat in the oven because it was cold. What are they going to think in next!
(a)think over
(b)think on
(c)think around
(d)think up
(e)No change required

Q4. A young man made for with my briefcase while I was checking the timetable
(a)make over
(b)make off
(c)make do with
(d)make of
(e)No change required

Q5. The horses were enclosed in a paddock but a few of them managed to break away.
(a)break free
(b)break down
(c)break into
(d)break off
(e)No change required

Q6. You pretended to be a journalist and he believed you? I never thought you'd bring it on!
(a)bring up
(b)bring about
(c)bring with
(d)bring off
(e)No change required

Q7. Emma is not speaking to Julie anymore. They fell away during the school trip.
(a)fell apart
(b)fell into
(c)fell over
(d)fell out
(e) No change required

Q8. Lunch with my girlfriend's colleagues was boring but I had to stick it on- I had no choice!"
(a)stick to
(b)stick with
(c)stick together
(d)stick out
(e)No change required

Q9. The architect planned to attend the inauguration but unfortunately, he come apart the flu yesterday
(a)come before
(b)came down with
(c)come forward
(d)come up against
(e) No change required

Q10. We can put you up if you'd like to come for the week-end.
(a)put on
(b)put out
(c)put up with
(d)put through
(e) No change required

Q11. A number of trees were cut down before the construction work started.
(a)cut in
(b)cut back
(c)cut off
(d)cut out
(e)No change required

Q12. The kids put the cat in the oven because it was cold. What are they going to think around next!
(a)think off
(b)think up
(c)think on
(d)thin around
(e)No change required

Q13. My parents will need to do over their living-room soon. The paintwork needs refreshing
(a)do with
(b)do up
(c)do off
(d)do in
(e)No change required

Q14. I don't see her often but she promised to drop about one day for a cup of coffee.
(a)drop for
(b)drop by
(c)drop behind
(d)drop off
(e) No change required

Q15. Don't keep thinking about the past. It's time to look for and plan the future.
(a)look after
(b)look at
(c)look ahead
(d)look down
(e) No change required





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