English Quiz for IBPS CLERK MAINS|7th JANUARY 2019

Directions (1-10): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (e). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any)

Q1. Rekha was trying for admission (a)/ in the Engineering College (b)/ even though her parents wanted (c)/ her to take up medicine. (d)/ No error (e)

Q2. He fixed a metal ladder (a)/ for the wall below his window (b)/ so as to be able to (c)/ escape if there was a fire. (d)/ No error (e)

Q3. He grow up the way (a)/ many young children grow up-(b)/ pampered, adored (c)/ and inwardly tortured. (d)/ No error (e)

Q4. He pulled his lips together, (a)/ close his eyes (b)/ and I watched the first teardrop (c)/ fall down the side of his cheek. (d)/ No error (e)

Q5. If the monsoon is delayed (a)/ or is insufficient, there is (b)/ inevitable failure of the (c)/ crops, causing a famine. (d)/ No error (e)

Q6. The main difficulty was (a)/ the barriers which were standing (b)/ at the centre (c)/ of the crossroads. (d)/ No error (e)

Q7. Despite of a good monsoon this year (a)/ the production of food grains (b)/ in the country (c)/ did not go up. (d)/ No error (e)

Q8. The children were (a)/ playing with a ball (b)/ and run around when (c)/the incident occurred (d)/ No error (e).

 Q9. Whenever they go out (a)/for shopping they (b)/ take their (c)/ pet dog with them (d)/ No error. (e) 

Q10. To acquire mastery (a)/ over computer operations (b)/ one must had patience (c)/ and readiness to work hard (d)/ No error (e)



 No error.

Ans. 2.(b)

 A ladder is fixed ‘to’ the wall, not ‘for’ it. If instead of ‘fixed’, the word used is ‘placed’, the preposition would be ‘against’.

Ans. 3.(a)

 A past tense should be used in the first part of the sentence to maintain the correct tense form. Use ‘grew’ in place of ‘grow’

Ans. 4.(b)

 Use ‘closed’, not ‘close’. The past tense verb should be used throughout.

Ans.5. (b)

 ‘There will be’, that is, future tense, should be used as we are talking of something that may happen in future.

Ans. 6.(e)

 No error.

Ans. 7.(a)

 ‘Despite’ itself means ‘in spite of’. ‘Despite’ is not followed by ‘of’.


  Use ‘running’ in place of ‘run’.


 No error


  Use ‘have’ in place of ‘had’ because must, should , would etc are Modal Auxiliary Verb after which [ V1] is used.

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