English Grammar IBPS CWE RRB Clerks,SBI PO mains,Railways,RRC

English Language Practice Test-3

English Grammar IBPS CWE RRB Clerks,SBI PO mains,Railways,RRC

Directions (Q.No. 1-5): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical mistake/ error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence mark the number of that part with error as your answer. If there is ‘No error’, mark (5) as your answer.

1. We got a lot of information (1)/ on this matter (2)/ from various sources, (3)/ internet being one between them. (4)/ No error (5)

(A) Error in Part-1
(B) Error in Part-2
(C) Error in Part-3
(D) Error in Part-4
(E) No Error

2. They are going (1)/ to America (2)/ because they may (3)/ consult a doctor. (4)/ No error (5)

(A) Error in Part-1
(B) Error in Part-2
(C) Error in Part-3
(D) Error in Part-4
(E) No Error

3. All kinds of office stationeries (1)/ are sold here (2)/ along with (3)/ the latest edition of books. (4)/ No error (5)

(A) Error in Part-1
(B) Error in Part-2
(C) Error in Part-3
(D) Error in Part-4
(E) No Error

4. As he didn’t paid attention (1)/ to the sign board (2)/ he slipped on the slippery floor of the office (3)/ which caused him to fall. (4)/ No error (5)

(A) Error in Part-1
(B) Error in Part-2
(C) Error in Part-3
(D) Error in Part-4
(E) No Error

5. When he returned from Middle East (1)/ he informed me (2)/ that he has come here (3)/ to do some urgent work. (4)/ No error (5)

(A) Error in Part-1
(B) Error in Part-2
(C) Error in Part-3
(D) Error in Part-4
(E) No Error

Directions (Q.No. 6-10): Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3), and (4) given below each sentence should replace the phrase underlined in the sentence to make it grammatically correct? If there is no error mark (5) No correction required as your answer.

6. Our train got delayed due to some political interference.

(A) got long due
(B) got late due
(C) got pushed back due
(D) got delay due
(E) No correction required

7. The smell of fresh flowers scented the air.

(A) pervaded
(B) wafted
(C) rose
(D) spread
(E) No correction required

8. The doctor has advised me to cut over on sweets and junk food.

(A) cut up
(B) cut back
(C) cut out
(D) cut along
(E) No correction required

9. If you clouded apart mortgage payments, you might lose your home.

(A) get away by
(B) get behind with
(C) clouded in
(D) clouded away
(E) No correction required

10. Nobody could not come up with a satisfactory explanation for the accident.

(A) Somebody could
(B) Anybody could
(C) Many could
(D) Nobody could
(E) No correction required

Directions (Q. No. 11-15): Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in a proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below.

A) Bahubali obviously set a new record in Indian films, and also globally… the X-Factor of this film is it was made on the backdrop of a fictional historical story.

B) Which was more appealing and interesting to watch, for the audiences across India and the world alike.

C) There had been all the promo, and publicity about the much awaited Telugu film Bahubali.

D) The producers had spent a whopping Rs.250 crores the costliest Indian film to be made, apart from budget Rajamouli also said “The film was made in two parts, as there was a lot of story to tell, and the emotional quotient added to it”.

E) Apart from becoming a commercial success it beat the records set by Hollywood films like Ben-Hur, Troy, Gladiator.

F) Many big artists in the south film industry played key roles in this film.

11. What is the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?

(A) A
(B) B
(C) C
(D) D
(E) F

12. What is the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?

(A) A
(B) B
(C) C
(D) D
(E) F

13. What is the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?

(A) A
(B) B
(C) D
(D) E
(E) F

14. What is the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?

(A) A
(B) B
(C) C
(D) D
(E) E

15. What is the LAST sentence after rearrangement?

(A) A
(B) B
(C) C
(D) D
(E) E

Directions (Q.No. 16-20) Each question below has a blank/ two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the word/ set of words from the five options for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

16. Girls generally ___ in their mother.

(A) confident
(B) confidential
(C) consequential
(D) confide
(E) coincide

17. He must have the to stick to his diet if he wants to ___ weight.

(A) obstinacy; reduce
(B) decision; enhance
(C) determination; lose
(D) obligation; grow
(E) weakness; loose

18. Do you prefer ____ or traditional art forms?

(A) contemporary
(B) archaic
(C) foreign
(D) substantial
(E) obsolete

19. Shivaji Maharaj fought ___ every kind of ___.

(A) with; enemy
(B) along; alien
(C) against; aggression
(D) at; opponent
(E) to; fighter

20. A good teacher must ____ responses from the _____.

(A) infer; class
(B) command; backbencher
(C) provoke; duller
(D) elicit; students
(E) prefer; intelligent

Directions: (Q.No.21-25) Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words have been printed in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

At four o’clock, conscious of his throbbing heart, Levin stepped out of a hired sledge at the Zoological Gardens, and turned along the path to the frozen mounds and the skating ground, knowing that he would certainly find her there, as he had seen the Shtcherbatskys’ carriage at the entrance. It was a bright, frosty day. Rows of carriages, sledges, drivers, and policemen were standing in the approach. Crowds of well-dressed people, with hats bright in the sun, swarmed about the entrance and along the well-swept little paths between the little houses adorned with carving in the Russian style. The old curly birches of the gardens, all their twigs laden with snow, looked as though freshly decked in sacred vestments. He walked along the path towards the skating ground, and kept saying to himself-“You mustn’t be excited, you must be calm. What’s the matter with you? What do you want? Be quiet, stupid,” he conjured his heart. And the more he tried to compose himself, the more breathless he found himself. An acquaintance met him and called him by his name, but Levin did not even recognize him. He went towards the mounds, whence came the clank of the chains of sledges as they slipped down or were dragged up, the rumble of the sliding sledges, and the sounds of merry voices. He walked on a few steps, and the skating-ground lay open before his eyes, and at once, amidst all the skaters, he knew her. He knew she was there by the rapture and the terror that seized on his heart. She was standing talking to a lady at the opposite end of the ground. There was apparently nothing striking either in her dress or her attitude. But for Levin she was as easy to find in that crowd as a rose among nettles. Everything was made bright by her. She was the smile that shed light on all round her. “Is it possible I can go over there on the ice, go up to her?” he thought. The place where she stood seemed to him a holy shrine, unapproachable, and there was one moment when he was almost retreating, so overwhelmed was he with terror. He had to make an effort to master himself, and to remind himself that people of all sorts were moving about her, and that he too might come there to skate. He walked down, for a long while avoiding looking at her as at the sun, but seeing her, as one does the sun, without looking.

On that day of the week and at that time of day people of one set, all acquainted with one another, used to meet on the ice. There were crack skaters there, showing off their skill, and learners clinging to chairs with timid, awkward movements, boys, and elderly people skating with hygienic motives. They seemed to Levin an elect band of blissful beings because they were here, near her. All the skaters, it seemed, with perfect self-possession, skated towards her, skated by her, even spoke to her, and were happy, quite apart from her, enjoying the capital ice and the fine weather. Nikolay Shtcherbatsky, Kitty’s cousin, in a short jacket and tight trousers, was sitting on a garden seat with his skates on. Seeing Levin, he shouted to him: “Ah, the first skater in Russia! Been here long? First-rate ice-do put your skates on.”

21. According to the passage, how did Levin first know that Kitty was at the Zoological Gardens?

(A) Kitty’s carriage was parked near the entrance
(B) Nikolay said he had been skating with Kitty earlier
(C) He saw her talking with another woman near the pond
(D) Kitty invited him to meet her there at a certain time.
(E) He didn’t make any further movement

22. The passage most strongly suggests that which of the following is true of Levin?

(A) He worries about his appearance
(B) He wishes he were more impressive
(C) He is an extremely passionate person
(D) He is wary of his surroundings
(E) He is up to date of anything happening

23. The synonym of acquaintance is:

(A) Alien
(B) Rival
(C) Foe
(D) Recognizable person
(E) Stranger

24. The synonym of adorned is:

(A) Ornamented
(B) Admonish
(C) Pamper
(D) Stubborn
(E) Guilty

25. The antonym of conscious is:

(A) Cognizant
(B) Mindful
(C) Aware
(D) Naive
(E) Sophisticated