English Practice Questions For IBPS Clerk Mains 2017

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This section can be easy as pie if your basics are clear. Sometimes, even those who can communicate very well in English, fail to perform to the best of their ability in the banking exams. So, instead of boiling the ocean, try building up a strong vocabulary, an effective knowledge of grammar, and efficient comprehension skills so as to be on the ball to face this particular section. Here is a quiz being provided by Adda247 to let you practice the best of latest pattern English Questions.

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DAY-13 Word Based

Directions (1-10): For each of the words below, a contextual usage is provided. Pick the word/phrase from the alternatives that are most the appropriate substitute in the given context and mark its number as your answer.

Q1. Detonate: The warhead is set to detonate just above the target to maximise the damage.

Q2. Hysterical: By the time the police arrived, the victim had become hysterical.

Q3. Sententious: He tried to encourage his men with sententious rhetoric
(a) sentence
(b) sanctimonious
(c) complex
(d) redundant
(e) uncertain

Q4. Vigour: They set about their work with youthful vigour and enthusiasm.
(c) robustness
(e) intelligence 

Q5. Emphatic: They were emphatic about their political differences.
(e) vague

Q6. Tyranny: Self-expression and individuality are the greatest weapons against tyranny

Q7. Suffusion: He suffered from suffusion of blood on the brain.
(e) rise

Q8. Precarious: He was unable to get down from his precarious position on the rocks.
Q9. Surly- the surly receptionist told us we’d have to wait outside in the rain
(a) common
(b) trend
(c) extent
(d) sulky
(e) plan

Q10. Pique- A talented youngster who smashes his guitar in a fit of pique finds it magically reassembled just in time for a crucial concert.
(a) priority
(b) major
(c) resentment
(d) outdoor
(e) factor

Directions (11-15): In question given below there are three sentences. Each sentence has a pair of words/phrases that are highlighted. From the highlighted word(s)/phrase(s), select the most appropriate words(s)/phrase(s) to form correct sentences. Then below the group of sentences 5 options are given, with each option having sequence of choices either (a) or (b) and so on. Choose the option which is giving the correct sequence of the choices.
Q11. A. whole bloc[1]/block[2] of students got together to complain.
B. The chef placed the steak in the hot pan to sear[1]/seer[2] the outside.
C. the area team[1]/teems[2] with entrepreneurs hoping to hit upon the next big thing.

Q12. A. I strolled a discrete[1]/ Discreet[2] distance from her side as we entered the gardens
B. The Principle/principal thing that is lacking is sentence accent and variety in the inflection of phrases.
C. The struggle that followed was, however, destined once more to be a duel[1]/Dual[2] between Russia and Turkey.

Q13. A. Banging the cymbal[1]/ Symbol[2] loudly, the musician marched through the parade to his own beat.
B. I Prey[1]/pray[2] to the gods it does not force me to destroy the histories, so that someday, someone will have the strength I lack.
C. she was still maize[1]/mazed[2] with the drug she had taken
Q14. A. The man who essay[1]/assayed[2] gold was more than a technician.
B. Thousands of troup[1]/troops[2] of enemy soldiers have been observed approaching the capital city.
C. Somehow I get the idea that you will find it harder to be idol[1]/idle[2] than working.

Q15. A. He tried in vain[1]/vein[2] to get the whole world to be won over to liberal toleration within one or two generations.
B. “a car collided with a stationary[1]/Stationery[2]  vehicle
C. research gives insight[1]/incite[2] into the theory of evolution.
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