English Test for IBPS Clerk 2018 Prelim Exam Set – 09

Directions(1-5): Which of the phrases (A), (B), (C), (D) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (E) ie ‘No correction required’ as the answer.

  1. Finishing his breakfast, he started working on the problem that had been awaiting disposal for a long time.
    His breakfast finished
    His breakfast having finished
    Having finished his breakfast
    Finished his breakfast
    No correction required
    Option C


  2. One of the function of a teacher is to spot cases of maladjustment.
    One of the functions of
    Most of the functions of
    Some of the functions
    One of the functions by
    No correction required
    Option A


  3. In our friends’ circle it is customary for each of the members to buy their own tickets.
    buying their own tickets
    are buying their own tickets
    buying his own tickets
    to buy his own ticket
    No correction required
    Option D


  4. Being a pleasant morning, he went out for a walk along the seashore.
    With a pleasant morning
    It being a pleasant morning
    Being a pleasing morning
    As a pleasant morning
    No correction required
    Option C


  5. Where the distance is not too much I prefer walking on foot than waiting for a bus.
    than wait for the
    than no waiting for
    to waiting for a
    rather than waiting for a
    No correction required
    Option B


  6. Directions(6-10): In the passage given below there are 10 blanks. Every blank has four alternative words given in options (A),(B),(C), and (D). You have to tell which word is APPROPRIATE according to the context. If all are appropriate then mark your answer as “E”.

    CHRIS CORRIGAN, a Sydney businessman, has lost none of his gift for drama. Seventeen years ago Mr Corrigan ___6___ the “wharfies”, Australia’s stevedores, in a bitter dispute that ___7___ their control of the docks. The tale was eventually turned into a television mini-series, “Bastard Boys”. On November 10th he inserted himself into what had looked like a done deal by launching a rival ___8___ for Asciano, one of Australia’s biggest port and rail operators. The company was already on the ___9___ of accepting an earlier, slightly lower offer from Brookfield Infrastructure, a Canadian consortium. Mr Corrigan has set the stage for what may become one of Australia’s most hotly ___10___ bids.

  7. collaborate
    took on
    cop out
    All are Correct
    Option B


  8. smashed
    All are Correct
    Option A


  9. desire
    All are Correct
    Option C


  10. retreat
    All are Correct
    Option D


  11. accepted
    All are Correct
    Option B


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