Wednesday, 25 November 2015

IBPS Clerk 2015 - Practice English Questions (Sentence Correction) Quiz - 28

Directions (1-5): Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is given and ‘No correction is required’, mark (5) as the answer.

1. Trisha could not solve the problem at all and was at her wit’s ending.
(a) her wit’s end                (b) the wit ends                 (c) her witty end
(d) the wit end                   (e) No correction required
2. It’s a small theatre and the seats are uncomfortable, but the saving grace is that the air conditioning is good.
(a) grace to save               (b) gracing save                 (c) saver grace
(d) save to grace               (e) No correction required

3. Tarun had to prepare the document for his meeting urgently but he was hardly pressed for time.
(a) hard pressed for timely   (b) hard pressed for time    (c) hardly press to time
(d) hard pressing to timely   (e) No correction required

4. Suraj lied from his teeth to get out of the tense situation with his boss.
(a) lies for his teeth             (b) lie to his teeth               (c) lied through his teeth
(d) lied from his teeth         (e) No correction required

5. Satish lay in bed wide awaken as he was worried about his exams starting the next day.
(a) widen awakening            (b) widely awake                (c) wide and awake
(d) Wide awake                     (e) No correction required

6. Your doctor may explain the importance of a proper and balanced diet in the human body.
(a) An proper and balanced   (b) a proper or balance       (c) a prosperous and balance
(d) The proper and balance    (e) No correction required

7. English today is closer to been a world language than any other language has been in history.
(a) is closer for been           (b) was closer to be            (c) is closer upon being
(d) is closer to being           (e) No correction required

8. In almost every occupation one needs simple a understanding of electricity.
(a) needed simple an          (b) need a simple               (c) needs a simple
(d) needs simply a               (e) No correction required

9. When ice and water existed together on the same volume, the temperature remains constant.
(a) exist together in            (b) will exist together on      (c) existed together in
(d) exists together in          (e) No correction required

10. Scientific method as a rote item in the syllabus had little valued.
(a) had belittled value         (b) has little value              (c) have little value
(d) has little valued             (e) No correction required


1) (a)           2) (e)           3) (b)           4) (c)            5) (d)
6) (e)           7) (d)           8) (c)            9) (a)           10) (b)



1) (a)
Idiom ‘be at your wits’ end means: to be so worried by a problem that you do not know what to do next.
Hence, ‘her wits’ end’ should be used.

2) (e)
No correction required.

3) (b)
The word ‘hard’ is an Adjective/Adverb. The word ‘hardly’ means: almost no, almost not; used to suggest that something unlikely. Hence, ‘hard pressed for time’ should be used.

4) (c)
Idiom ‘lie through your teeth’ means: to say something that is not true at all. Hence, ‘lied through his teeth’ should be used.

5) (d)
The group of words ‘wide awake’ is a correct idiomatic expression.

6) (e)
No correction is required

7) (d)
Is closer to being

8) (c)
Needs a simple

9) (a)
Exist together in

10) (b)
Has little value

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