Twisted Ones: New Pattern English Questions For IBPS PO 2017 Exam

Twisted One English For IBPS PO 2017

Dear Students, English Section is a topic quite dreaded by candidates taking the bank exams. 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 quizzes, we will provide you all types of high-level questions to ace the Sentence Correction, new pattern English section of bank exams. In this quiz, you can practice paragraph completion and out of the context sentence questions For IBPS PO 2017.

Directions (1-15): In each question, there are four sentences. Each sentence has pairs of words/phrases that are highlighted. From the italicized and highlighted word(s)/phrase(s), select the most appropriate word(s)/phrase(s) to form correct sentences. Then choose the best option.

Q1. (i) The speed limit here is 80 kmph, but I may [A] can [B] drive at 100 kmph.
(ii) Fewer [A]/Less [B] students are opting for MBA these days.
(iii) Joyce Kilmer is considered one of the lesser [A]/fewer [B] poets of his time.
(iv) The fewest [A]/least [B] number of students signed up for Latin class this year.
(a) AAAA
(b) BAAA
(c) BABA
(d) BBAA
(e) None of these 

Q2. (i) This is the same song that my friend had sang [A]/sung [B] during the picnic.
(ii) The prefect [A]/perfect [B] of the diplomatic corps was responsible for the faulty communication.
(iii) The committee did not find the plans for the renovation of the museum practical [A]/pragmatic [B].
(iv) The quarterback feinted [A]/fainted [B] to the left before passing the ball to the halfback.
(a) ABBB
(b) BAAA
(c) BABA
(d) BAAB
(e) None of these

Q3. (i) The warp [A]/woof [B] of India’s economic structure is still agriculture.
(ii) My friend always does the opposite of [A]/to [B] what I advise him.
(iii) Compact disks with prurient [A]/prudish [B] content are secretly in circulation on the campus.
(iv) He believed that the existence of god cannot be proved; he was not an atheist [A]/agnostic. [B]
(a) AAAA
(b) ABAA
(c) ABBB
(d) BAAB
(e) None of these

Q4. (i) The teacher asked the young boy to name the hews [A]/hues [B] of the rainbow.
(ii) I haven’t spoken with my mentor for [A]/since [B] several months.
(iii) Besides [A]/beside [B] the fact that we were unprepared, the exam turned out to be difficult.
(iv) I was expecting a big rise [A]/raise [A] in my salary the appraisal.
(a) BAAB
(b) BBBA
(c) ABAB
(d) BBAB
(e) None of these

Q5. (i) We were asked to read the article with the title [A]/headline [B] “Verbal Ability in Bank Exams”.
(ii) After the long trek he lay [A]/lied [B] down to rest for a while.
(iii) His bike hit a stationary [A]/stationery [B] car and was damaged.
(iv) My mom took my shirt away to sew[A]/sow [B] the loose buttons.
(a) ABAB
(b) BBAA
(c) BAAA
(d) BAAB
(e) None of these

Q6. (i) I have kept the book besides [A]/beside [B] your bag on the table.
(ii) You can attempt 10 questions from among [A]/between [B] 30 questions.
(iii) It was so hot in the sun that they moved into the shadow [A]/shade [B].
(iv) Although [A]/Despite [B] his having known her for years, he behaved like a stranger.
(a) ABAB
(b) ABBA
(c) BAAA
(d) BABB
(e) None of these

Q7. (i) The announcement said that the chief quest would be arriving presently [A]/currently [B].
(ii) After the recession employment rates are on the rise [A]/raise [B] again.
(iii) The professor could not explain the topic fully because of the continuous [A]/continual [B] interruptions.
(iv) I was not able to wear the trousers because they were creased [A]/crinkled. [B]
(a) AABA
(b) BBBA
(c) AABB
(d) BBAB
(e) None of these

Q8. (i) I was not able to answer the interviewer’s question about who discovered [A]/invented [B] the computer.
(ii) He got his car’s breaks [A]/brakes [B] repaired before the long drive.
(iii) As long as [A]/As far as [B] she is concerned, she will not say anything against you.
(iv) Timely advice from his friend saved him as he was about to tangle [A]/dangle [B] himself up in legal problems.
(a) ABAB
(b) BBBA
(c) BABB
(d) BAAB
(e) None of these

Q9. (i) We gathered in front of the school to welcome the new principle [A]/principal [B]
(ii) New Delhi is the capitol [A]/capital [B] of India.
(iii) The situation is currently [A]/presently [B] under control.
(iv) On the way I have to stop for a while to telephone [A]/ for telephoning [B] my brother.
(a) BBAA
(b) BBBA
(c) ABAB
(d) BBAB
(e) None of these

Q10. (i) He did not say [A]/tell [B] us anything about his affair.
(ii) The project would not have been completed in time but for his timely and valueless [A]/invaluable [B] contribution.
(iii) My friend is very sensible [A]/sensitive [B]; he listens to all my problems and tried to comfort me.
(iv) My dad assured [A]/ensured [B] me that everything will turn out to be right in the end.
(a) BAAA
(b) BBBA
(c) ABAB
(d) AAAB
(e) None of these

Q11. (i) In little over a month the campaign has more than acceded [A]/exceeded [B] expectations with 5000 tickets already sold for the show.
(ii) The students have free excess [A]/access [B] to the entire material in the library.
(iii) The elusion [A]/allusion [B] to corruption in the ministry landed the journalist in trouble with the officials.
(iv) Are the children all ready [A]/already [B] to go to the park?
(a) AAAA
(b) ABAA
(c) BBBA
(d) BABA
(e) None of these

Q12. (i) I find that there is all together [A]/altogether [B] too much violence in these films.
(ii) Is there anyway [A]/any way [B] we can get a film star to preside over the function?
(iii) The success of the event was entirely causal [A]/casual [B] as we had planned every minute details of it.
(iv) The police have ceased [A]/seized [B] a large number of arms from the militants.
(a) ABBA
(b) BBBA
(c) ABAB
(d) ABBB
(e) None of these

Q13. (i) In a few years, she became his trusted confident [A]/confidant [B].
(ii) We were required to make a custom [A]/costume [B] design for the online shop.
(iii) He was declared illegible [A]/eligible [B] for the post in spite of not having enough work experience.
(iv) Several eminent [A]/imminent [B] scientists are expected to be present for the seminar.
(a) ABAB
(b) ABBA
(c) BABA
(d) BAAB
(e) None of these

Q14. (i) For long he has been talking about his plans to emigrate [A]/immigrate [B] to Canada.
(ii) The way he plays the guitar is an aural [A]/oral [B] treat.
(iii) The advertisement mentioned several vacancies in the personnel [A]/personal [B] department.
(iv) The police found it very difficult to control the restive [A]/restless [B] crowd.
(a) ABAB
(b) AAAA
(c) BABB
(d) BBBB
(e) None of these

Q15. (i) The student approached the teacher to seek council [A]/counsel [B] about her career plans.
(ii) I had to change a few principal [A]/principle [B] parts of the engine to make it work again.
(iii) She was jealous [A]/zealous [B] in her pursuit to get into one of the IIMs.
(iv) His judicious [A]/judicial [B] decisions about his investments have made him wealthy.
(a) AAAB
(b) ABAB
(c) BABA
(d) BBAB
(e) None of these


Solutions


S1. Ans.(c)
Sol. BABA. “May” implies permission; and “can” implies the ability to do something. Learn these with few etc., less used with quantities that cannot be counted; fewer used with nouns that can be counted; ‘less’ not as much in quantity (less and a singular noun); fewer not as much in number (fewer and a plural noun); fewest the smallest in number (fewest and a plural noun); least the smallest in quantity (least and a singular noun); ‘less’ smaller in amount or extent; lower in rank; lesser not great in value, quantity, or size.

S2. Ans.(b)
Sol. BAAA. ‘Sung’ is the past participle of sing. “Prefect” is the chief officer or magistrate. Practical is the opposite of ideal. Pragmatic is more the opposite of philosophical. Plans need to be practical rather than pragmatic. Faint means to lose consciousness; feint to make a movement designed to mislead.

S3. Ans.(a)
Sol. AAAA. One of the meanings of ‘warp’ is the foundation. When the word opposite functions as a noun use the preposition of – when it is adjective use to. Prurient means unhealthy interest in sexual matter. Prudish means exhibiting modesty in sexual matters. Agnostic is a person who believes that the existence of god cannot be proved – hence he was agnostic and not an atheist – who believes that there are no gods.

S4. Ans.(a)
Sol. BAAB. Hew (verb) to cut or fashion with an exe or knife; hue is a particular gradation of a colour. When specific time is mentioned (since Wednesday) use since, other wise use for. Besides means other than, beside means by the side of. We get raise in salary, the balloon rises in the air.

S5. Ans.(c)
Sol. BAAA. Articles have headlines; stories, essays have titles (the distinction is not so rigid). Lie down (to recline) – past tense is lay down; lied is the past tense of lie (to tell lies); stationary means unmoving; stationery is paper, pens etc. sew means to mend using a needle and thread; sow mean to plant the seed.

S6. Ans.(d)
Sol. BABB. Beside means by the side of; besides means other than. More than two takes among. Shadow is a reflected image; shade is free from the heat and light. Despite means in spite of, or notwithstanding.

S7. Ans.(c)
Sol. AABB. Currently means now; presently means soon after. Raise (verb) is to lift up; rise means to increase. Continuous is without break; continual is happening again and again without breaks. Too many creases means crinkled; crease may even be proper.

S8. Ans.(b)
Sol. BBBA. Break (noun) is a recess. A car has brakes. “As far as (she) is concerned” is the correct idiom. Tangle means to become entangled; dangle is to be suspended in air.

S9. Ans.(a)
Sol. BBAA. Currently is now; presently is very soon. To telephone is the correct idiomatic use.

S10. Ans.(b)
Sol. BBBA. ‘tell us’ is the correct idiom. Valueless means without value; invaluable means of great value. Sensible means intelligent; sensitive means considerate towards others feelings etc. Assure means to convince; ensure is to secure.

S11. Ans.(c)
Sol. BBBA. Accede means to agree; exceed means to surpass. Excess is too much quantity; access is permission. Elude means to avoid; allude means to refer. All ready means prepared or completely ready. Already means previously.

S12. Ans.(d)
Sol. ABBB. All together means in a group; altogether means completely. Anyway means anyhow; any way means any method or means. Causal means due to a cause; casual means informal. Cease means to stop; seize means to take control of or confiscate.

S13. Ans.(c)
Sol. BABA. Confident is an adjective meaning having trust in; confidant is a noun referring to person in whom one confides. Custom means tailor made; costume refers to clothing. Illegible means not easily readable, not clear; eligible means entitled. Eminent means famous; imminent means ready to take place.

S14. Ans.(b)
Sol. AAAA emigrate means to leave one country for another immigrate is to opposite to come into another country. Aural is related to the ear and oral is related to the mouth. Personnel is related to manpower, staff; personal means related an individual. Restive means difficult to control, restless means impatient.

S15. Ans.(c)
Sol. BABA. Counsel means advice; council is a group of officials. Principal means main/important; principle is a rule or doctrine. Jealousy is envy; zeal is enthusiasm. Judicious means wise; judicial means related to the judiciary or law.


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