English Test for IBPS Clerk 2018 Prelim Exam Set – 28

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 judge noticed that the two statements made by the accused were not consistent from each other.
    were not being in consistence for
    were being inconsistent at
    had not been consistent for
    were not consistent with
    No correction required
    Option D

     

  2. The economic reforms initiated in 1991 have borne fruit.
    has born fruit
    have burnt fruit
    have been borne fruits
    have been bearing the fruits
    No correction required
    Option E

     

  3. Our business firms were full aware of the problems they were going to face on the threshold of the year 2000.
    have been full aware of
    were fully aware of
    had been fully aware at
    were fully aware into
    No correction required
    Option B

     

  4. The habit of smoking has been grow upon the youngsters.
    is growing up
    has been grown up
    has been growing upon
    has grown up
    No correction required
    Option C

     

  5. To succeed in a difficult task, persistent is needed.
    persistent is what one needs
    persistence should have needed
    one need to be persisted
    persistence is needed
    No correction required
    Option D

     

  6. Directions(6-10): In each of the following questions there are sentences. There is error in one of the parts. Mark the option which contains error parts as your answer. If no part contains error mark option E as your answer.

  7. (A) In the dead of night, I have been reliving the 2016 referendum. While the autumn rain beats against the windows, /(B) and as winter draws nearer, I have been plunging back into those hot, fevered days of two and a half years ago: /(C) Nigel Farage beaming beside his “Breaking Point” poster, with its snaking horde of dark-skinned migrants; the shock and sorrow of that same day, /(D) as we learned that the Labour MP Jo Cox had been murdered; the bitterness of the arguments that split friendships and broke families.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option B
    plunging = plunged

     

  8. (A) May has spent most of this week writing the ultimate positive break-up song about the way we’re splitting from the EU. /(B) “The deal is the deal,” she philosophised. “We’re going to be very good friends.” Thank u, next. /(C) Obviously, media trainers will be coaching Theresa May to say “Thank u, next” /(D) in a way so awkwardly au courant that it will convince 20 million people to storming their MPs’ offices and demand they back her deal.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option D
    storming = storm

     

  9. (A) Among her alleged crimes, it seems that she wanted an emerald tiara. I don’t know what’s wrong with that. /(B) And she made the Duchess of Cambridge cry when Princess Charlotte was being fitted for a bridesmaid’s dress for Meghan’s wedding. /(C) In other words, she behaved like each flustered bride. She insists on writing her own speeches, and likes to think about them. /(D) What a monster! Harry is reported to have said, “What Meghan wants, Meghan gets.”
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option C
    each = every

     

  10. (A) The 18-metre limit on buildings is the traditional height at which firefighters can tackle a fire externally. /(B) At Grenfell, the first call to the fire brigade was made at 00.54am. At 1.32am, /(C) when the fire brigade’s aerial platform arrived, fire had already completely covered the entire east face of the tower, all 24 floors engulfed in flaming combustion. /(D) The speed at which the fire spread highlights the importance of banning these materials comprehensively, ensuring that exemptions are limited and the system can’t be gamed by developers or contractors.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option E

     

  11. (A) In her press release, she announced that one of her two points of inspiration for The Testaments, /(B) besides the questions from her readers, was “the world we’ve been living in”. But you can’t help /(C) the suspicion that there’s a much bigger galvanising influence going unmentioned here, and whether, without that, fans would /(D) have been more ambivalent over the author’s decision to revisit Gilead 35 years after Offred’s story ended on its famously equivocal note.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option D
    over = about

     


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