English Test for IBPS Clerk 2018 Prelim Exam Set – 22

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. They didn’t pay any heed to their superior’s instructions. I did neither.
    I either did
    Either I did not
    Neither didn’t I
    Nor did I
    No correction required
    Option D


  2. Every poet gives voice to his anger and his compassion through his poems.
    voiced to give
    gives voice for
    gave voice against
    voiced at giving
    No correction required
    Option E


  3. The police nabbed a notorious criminal who had been terrorizing builders and extorted money from them for the past two years.
    was terrorizing builders and extorted
    had not been terrorized builders and extorted
    had been terrorizing builders and extorting
    had terrorized builders and extorted
    No correction required
    Option C


  4. Managers frequently encounter situations where they need to help others solved problems.
    to helping others solved
    help others solved
    to help others solve
    help others solving
    No correction required
    Option C


  5. From among various alternatives we should choose the one which is viable and consumes less time and energy.
    is viable and consuming lesser
    is viability and consumes less
    being viable and consumes less
    has viable and consuming less
    No correction required
    Option E


  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”.

    Most of the new proposals from Democratic senators, which in fact are ___6___ versions of old ideas, come from politicians who hail from safely Democratic states. Voters in Massachusetts, New York and California probably do want single-payer health care. Colorado, where voters rejected a ___7___ -initiative to introduce it by a margin of 80-20 two years ago, does not. Democrats need more votes in places ___8___ Colorado, not ever-greater winning margins in California and Massachusetts. Barry Goldwater on the right in 1964 and George McGovern on the left in 1972 both ran presidential campaigns testing activists’ theory that the country wanted more ideological ___9___. Both were ___10___.

  7. abandoned
    All are Correct
    Option B


  8. devoice
    All are Correct
    Option C


  9. likely
    such as
    All are Correct
    Option D


  10. purity
    All are Correct
    Option A


  11. forfeited
    All are Correct
    Option B


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