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English Language Quiz For IBPS PO Prelims 2023 -20th August

Directions (1-10): Each question below contains four different sentences. Spot the sentence which contains a grammatical or contextual error. If all the sentences appear to be correct, then choose option “All are correct” as your answer.

(a) He said he had new evidence, but refused to elaborate any further.
(b) Store manager yield to the CEO and gave in to his demands even though he didn’t agree with them.
(c) Bad weather compounded the travellers’ problems since they were already stranded on the side of the road.
(d) Although their graduation dates coincided, the two classmates never knew each other during college.
(e) All are correct

(a) The US has expelled 12 members of Russia’s UN mission from America for being “intelligence operatives”.
(b) After years of home cooked meals prepared by mom, the young man began to associate comfort food off love.
(c) Several parts of Bengaluru will face disruption in water supply on March 3 as authorities will carry out pipeline-linking work across the city.
(d) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced a ban on imports of crude oil from Russia in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
(e) All are correct

(a) Piracy is a difficult crime to punish because it is often committed online.
(b) As Europe plunges into uncertainty following a Russian invasion of Ukraine, global markets are feeling pressure and nervousness.
(c) TikTok has started rolling out the ability that allow users to upload videos that are up to 10 minutes long.
(d) American rock band Green Day has decided to cancel its upcoming concert in Moscow in the wake of Russia’s military operation in Ukraine.
(e) All are correct

(a) The botanist used a blade to dissect and study parts of the withering plant.
(b) The author’s foreword was an introduction to his background in sociology.
(c) The White House on Monday said that President Joe Biden will host the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for a special summit in the US from March 28-29.
(d) Delhi government has started reducing COVID-19 beds in hospitals at cases have started declining.
(e) All are correct

(a) India was among the 13 countries that abstained from voting at the United Nations Human Rights Council session to hold an urgent debate on Ukraine crisis.
(b) Because of ineffective leadership, the office workers had little guidance or support to grow their skill set.
(c) New Zealand is set to end quarantine curbs for vaccinated nationals returning to the country from Thursday onwards, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said.
(d) Finland will send weapons and ammunition to Ukraine amid ongoing Russian military offensive, PM Sanna Marin said on Monday.
(e) All are correct

(a) India on Monday said it would provide humanitarian assistance – including medicines – to Ukraine.
(b) In the 1980s, people extend their antenna on their television as far as it would reach in order to get better reception.
(c) Over 5 lakh people have fled Ukraine since the start of Russia’s invasion of the country last week, the UN refugee agency said on Monday.
(d) United Arab Emirates airline flydubai on Monday suspended some flights to Russia, Ukraine and Belarus up to March 8.
(e) All are correct

(a) International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Karim Khan on Friday expressed his concern over the Russian invasion of Ukraine and said his court may investigate possible war crimes in the country.
(b) The Odisha government on Monday banned the Holi celebration in public places and restricted large gatherings during festivals.
(c) Audio books are a common form of entertainment used for a commuter.
(d) Though she tried not to feel lonesome, the only child often wished she had a sister or brother to play with her.
(e) All are correct

(a) Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a ban on foreign exchange loans and transfers by its residents to outside of the country from March 1, in response to the economic sanctions imposed by the West.
(b) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that the Centre must urgent share the detailed evacuation plan with Indians stranded in Ukraine, as well as with their families.
(c) Miranda was beyond excited when she won the Halloween costume contest but extremely disappointed by her measly prize of a free ice cream cone.
(d) Three patients requiring immediate medical attention were airlifted by BSF from J&K’s snow-covered Kupwara district on Monday.
(e) All are correct

(a) Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Monday signed an application for Ukraine to join the European Union.
(b) A solid waste management project is to be set up at a ten-acre independent plot of Cantonment Board located in Pune’s Hadapsar Industrial Estate.
(c) As the clumsy camper slid down the mountainside, he was finally able to grasp a tree limb and hang on until rescuers arrived.
(d) Every year members of our clergy volunteer in an underdeveloped country for two weeks.
(e) All are correct

(a) Ten students from Assam who were stranded in war-tone Ukraine have been evacuated along with other Indians, the state government said.
(b) Based on the facts, the jury can only conclude that the defendant is not guilty because of reasonable doubt.
(c) Several Russian media outlets, including state-owned TASS, were hacked on Monday.
(d) The violent tornado ripped through the building and destroyed everything inside
(e) All are correct


S1. Ans (b)
Sol. The error lies in sentence (b).
The use of yield is incorrect.
The sentence is talking about a past event, hence using past tense form. Therefore, the verb will take past form as well, i.e., yielded.

S2. Ans (b)
Sol. The error lies in sentence (b).
Preposition with will take place of preposition off.
The word associate will take the preposition with.

S3. Ans (c)
Sol. The error lies in sentence (c).
Since the ability is a singular noun, the verb will take the form of allows.

S4. Ans (d)
Sol. The error lies in sentence (d).
As will replace at because it states the reason for the reducing of COVID-19 beds in hospitals.

S5. Ans (e)
Sol. All of the mentioned sentences make grammatical and contextual sense.

S6. Ans (b)
Sol. The error lies in sentence (b)
This sentence is missing the past form (had to extend) of the verbs since it is explaining a trend of the 80s decade.

S7. Ans (c)
Sol. The error lies in sentence (c).
Preposition by is to be used here.

S8. Ans (b)
Sol. The error lies in sentence (b).
Urgent needs to be replaced by urgently.
Adverb urgently describes in a way which requires immediate action or attention.

S9. Ans (e)
Sol. All of the mentioned sentences make grammatical and contextual sense.

S10. Ans (a)
Sol. The error lies in sentence (a).
War-torn needs to be used to make contextual sense. It means very badly harmed or damaged by war.

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When will the IBPS PO prelims 2023 be conducted?

IBPS PO Prelims will be conducted on 23, 30 September, and 1 October 2023.