English: Phrasal Verbs based Questions (IBPS PO 2017 Pattern)

 

Directions (1-5): A phrase is given followed by 4 sentences in i, ii, iii and iv. Determine, in which of the given sentence/s is the usage of  given phrase correct/appropriate. Choose answer accordingly.

  1. Answer Back
    i. Who dares to answer back when he roars like a lion?
    ii. The child would answer her back to all she said.
    iii. When they scolded him, he would answer them back.
    iv. Handmaids aren’t allowed to answer back anything.
    A) only i
    B) only i, ii & iii
    C) only ii & iii
    D) only ii & iv
    E) All are Correct
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       Option E
    Explanation:
    answer back = to reply rudely to someone who has more authority than you
  2. Adhere to
    i. If you keep refusing to adhere to the rules of the school, you may be expelled.
    ii. Staff should adhere strictly to the safety guidelines.
    iii. We must strictly adhere the terms to the contract.
    iv. His followers adhering to a blend of Buddhist, Hindu, and Christian teachings.
    A) only i
    B) only ii & i
    C) only ii & iv
    D) only ii
    E) All are Correct
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       Option B
    Explanation:
    adhere to = to obey a rule, law, agreement etc; to support or believe in an idea, plan, opinion etc
  3. Drop by
    i. We used to just drop by her, but they were never home, so we stopped doing that.
    ii. Please drop by my home.
    iii. Drop by any time you are in town.
    iv. Better drop by his gallery if you have time.
    A) All except ii
    B) All except i
    C) All except iii
    D) All except iv
    E) All are Correct
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       Option B
    Explanation:
    drop by = to make a short visit somewhere
  4. Woke up
    i. I woke up when the rooster crowed.
    ii. As you said, just waking you up from a nightmare.
    iii. I always wake myself up automatically at 7:00 even if I forget to set the alarm.
    iv. What time do you guys wakes up?
    A) only i
    B) only ii
    C) only iii
    D) only iv
    E) All are Correct
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       Option A
    Explanation:
    wake up = to start to feel more lively, or to make someone feel more lively
  5. Bundle up
    i. She bundled the kittens up in blankets before taking them to the vet.
    ii. Her mother had bundled all her Forties clothes up and burnt them.
    iii. After the coffee we bundled up and walked down to the river.
    iv. I didn’t want to be bundled up in cotton wool.
    A) only i & ii
    B) only ii & iii
    C) only iii & iv
    D) only iv
    E)  All are Correct
    View Answer
       Option E

Directions (6-10): Each sentence given below contains a blank followed by 4 phrases. Determine that which of the phrases given will fill the blank giving the correct/appropriate meaning of the sentence. Choose option (E), if all phrases fill the blank.

  1. When he fell off the horse, he __.
    A) blacked out
    B) blocked off
    C) bailed out
    D) backed out
    E) All are Correct
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       Option A
    Explanation:
    blacked out = faint; loose conciousness
  2. As soon as I got to the airport, I __.
    A) Joined in
    B) Moved in
    C) Checked in
    D) Dive in
    E) All are Correct
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       Option C 
  3. I hate to __ the meeting, but I have to go to the bathroom.
    A) left out
    B) hung up
    C) held up
    D) hold up
    E) All are Correct
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       Option D
    Explanation:
    hold up = delay
  4.  We asked the boss to __ the meeting until tomorrow.
    A) put out
    B) put on
    C) put off
    D) put away
    E) All are Correct
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       Option C
    Explanation:
    put off = postpone
  5. She __ fifteen dresses before she found one she liked.
    A) tried out
    B) tried on
    C) tried down
    D) tried up
    E) All are Correct
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       Option B
    Explanation:
    tried on = to put on a piece of clothing in order to see how it looks and whether it fits

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6 Thoughts to “English: Phrasal Verbs based Questions (IBPS PO 2017 Pattern)”

  1. Soumalya Pal

    Mam these types of phrasal verb questions Ibps clerk pre/mains me ayega kya?

    1. Yes, can be asked in Mains
      Pattern cannot be predicted now .

  2. Zelanian Zephyr

    In Q2, option (iii) is also correct I guess.. please xplain

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