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English Questions For IBPS RRB PO Exam 2017

English Section is a topic that is feared by most of the candidates appearing in the IBPS PO  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, we will provide you all types of high-level questions to ace the, word usage questions based on Phrasal verbs,  new pattern English section of banking exams. Download The Most Important Phrasal Verbs from here.

Direction (1-5): In each question, the word at the top is used in five different ways, numbered to a to e, Choose the option in which the usage of the word is INCORRECT or INAPPROPRIATE.

Q1. Work
(a) They worked it over until they had got it right.
(b) It took him a long time to work through his anger after he lost his job.
(c) She goes to the gym to work out her anger.
(d) Things were going wrong for them but fortunately, it all worked out in the end.
(e) Scientists are working on genetically modified crops and foods.

Q2. Act
(a) The medicine only acts on infected tissue.
 (b) My computer's acting up; I think I might have a virus
(c) The enzyme acts upon certain proteins
(d) Their anger is acted upon in their antisocial behavior
(e) The police were acting on a tip from an informer and caught the gang red-handed.

Q3. Belong
(a) He doesn't belong in either world.
(b) She didn't seem to belong here, way too classy
(c) He belongs to a secret society
(d) Does this disc belong those on the shelf?
(e) Their ideas belong to the nineteenth century and seem old-fashioned now.

Q4. Call
(a) He called them out over awarding contracts to family members.
(b) He called the speaker on several mis-statements of fact.
(c) The concert had to be called in because the singer went down with a bad case of the flu.
(d) I must call her back when we get to the office
(e) The Opposition party called for the minister's resignation after the scandal broke.

Q5. Blow
(a) The scandal blew over within a fortnight when the press found someone else to attack.
(b) The bomb blew up without any warning.
(c) He blew off in front of everybody
(d) She blew the candles out on her birthday cake
(e) A tree was blow out in the storm.


S1. Ans.(c)
Sol. Work off - Exercise to remove stress or weight. Hence, She goes to the gym to work off her anger.
Work over- Repeat, do again.
Work through -Deal with, resolve a problem, often emotional.
Work off -Exercise to remove stress or weight.
Work out -End nicely.
Work on- Improve or develop.

S2. Ans.(d)
Sol. Act out- Express an emotion in your behavior
Act on- Affect.
Act up- Behave badly or strangely.
Act upon- Affect.

S3. Ans.(d)
Sol. Belong with- Be in the correct or appropriate location with other items. Hence, Does this disc belong with those on the shelf?
Belong to -Be connected to a time, place, belief, thing, etc.
 Belong to- Be a member

S4. Ans.(c)
Sol. The concert had to be CALLED OFF because the singer went down with a bad case of flu.
Call off- Cancel.
Call on -Challenge
Call back- Return a phone call
Call for Demand.

S5. Ans.(e)
Sol. Blow down-When the wind forces something to fall. A tree was BLOWN DOWN in the storm
Blow over- When a scandal gets forgotten.
Blow up- Explode.
Blow off Expel gas
Blow out Extinguish candles, matches, etc..

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