English Test for IBPS Clerk 2018 Prelim Exam Set – 19

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. The teacher told us that the prize would be presented the next day.
    will be presented tomorrow
    would have been presented the next day
    shall be presented tomorrow
    should be presented tomorrow
    No correction required
    Option E


  2. His speech was optimistic, but at the end of it he stroke a note of caution.
    strike a note of caution
    struck for a note of caution
    striked a note of caution
    struck a note of caution
    No correction required
    Option D


  3. Men have been known long how important the sun is to them.
    Men have long known
    Men have to know long
    Men had long known
    Men have long know
    No correction required
    Option A


  4. I did not like his comments on my paper but I had no alternative as I have agreed to keep quiet.
    I have to agree to keep quit
    I had agreed to keep quiet
    I had agreed for keeping quiet
    I have to agree for keeping quiet
    No correction required
    Option B


  5. Please do not give him any food if his temperature will rise.
    if his temperature rises
    if his temperature would rise
    if his temperature shall rise
    unless his temperature rises
    No correction required
    Option A


  6. Directions(6-10): In the passage given below there are 5 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”.

    Labour’s history hasn’t been much better. The party was a key colonial force, playing a leading role in foreign warmongering, and has ___6___ deeply racist legislation. During the New Labour era the party ___7___ the Islamophobic Prevent agenda, which was then enforced and extended by the Coalition government, turning frontline services into a mass state surveillance system under the ___8___ of counter terrorism. Labour MPs also overwhelmingly voted in favour of the 2014 Immigration Act, the bedrock of Theresa May’s ___9___ environment policy that led directly to the Windrush ___10___, with only six Labour MPs including Jeremy Corbyn, John McDonnell and Diane Abbott voting against it.

  7. neglected
    All are Correct
    Option B


  8. commenced
    All are Correct
    Option E


  9. blanch
    All are Correct
    Option D


  10. benign
    All are Correct
    Option D


  11. exaltation
    All are Correct
    Option B


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