English Language Quiz 1

English Language Quiz 1 consists of 10 new pattern questions asked in SBI PO, SBI Clerk, IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk exams. Candidates can practice such new pattern questions to get familiar with the actual type of questions asked in IBPS, SBI and other insurance exams:

Question 1: In the question given below, a sentence is divided into five segments. Rearrange these segments to make a grammatically correct and meaningful sentence:
A. tipped to be the next CM
B. the names of Nirani and
C. a Union Minister had been
D. circles among candidates
E. making the rounds in state bureaucratic
a. CEBAD
b. BCEDA
c. CDBAE
d. DEBAC
e. BCADE


b. BCEDA
Explanation in detail:
BCEDA is the correct order. The names of Nirani and a Union Minister had been making the rounds in state bureaucratic circles among candidates tipped to be the next CM.
B begins with sentence starting with subjects “Nirani” and followed by C, which has another subject “a Union Minister”. C is followed by E to have “Had + been + verb(ing)”. E is followed by D to have “bureaucratic circles” as “bureaucratic” is an adjective. Finally, E is followed by A, as it explains the candidates to be the next CM.

Question 2: In the question given below, a sentence is divided into five segments. Rearrange these segments to make a grammatically correct and meaningful sentence:
A. of red wine in one
B. she leaned forward
C. hand, a cigarette
D. with a glass
E. in the other
a. BDACE
b. BACDE
c. DBCEA
d. BCDEA
e. CDEAB


a. BDACE
Explanation in detail:
BDACE is the correct order. She leaned forward with a glass of red wine in one hand, a cigarette in the other.
B begins with a pronoun “She”. B is followed by D to have a meaningful sentence. As there can be “a glass of red wine”, so D is followed by A, which ends with “one”, which is a “verb”. A must be followed by C, which is followed by E.

Question 3: In the question given below, a sentence is divided into five segments. Rearrange these segments to make a grammatically correct and meaningful sentence:
A. there was a boy
B. grazing on the hillside
C. who became bored when
D. he watched over
E. the village sheep
a. DACBE
b. ACEDB
c. EBCAD
d. ACBDC
e. ACDEB


e. ACDEB
Explanation in detail:
ACDEB is the correct order. There was a boy who became bored when he watched over the village sheep grazing on the hillside.
Sentence starts with A, which introduces a boy. A is followed by C, as “who” in C directs to “the boy”. C is followed by D, as it describes when the boy becomes bored. D is followed by E, which introduced the “village sheep”. Finally, E is followed by B, as sheep are grazing on the hillside.

Question 4: In the question given below, a sentence is divided into five segments. Rearrange these segments to make a grammatically correct and meaningful sentence:
A. either side of the line
B. in the middle
C. he asked the two
D. women to stand on
E. and placed the child
a. CBDAE
b. CAEBD
c. DEACB
d. CDAEB
e. BADCE


d. CDAEB
Explanation in detail:
CDAEB is the correct order. He asked he two women to stand on either side of the line and placed the child in the middle.
Sentence starts with C, which has a pronoun “he”. C ends with “two”, which must be followed by a countable noun, so C is followed by D. D describes women are standing, as they must be standing in a line, so D is followed by A. A is followed by E, which is followed by B to complete a meaningful sentence.

Question 5: In the question given below, a sentence is divided into five segments. Rearrange these segments to make a grammatically correct and meaningful sentence:
A. thought they would
B. not trouble the
C. running away, Indra
D. devas again
E. seeing his cousins
a. CEADB
b. EDBAC
c. ECABD
d. EABDC
e. EBACD


c. ECABD
Explanation in detail:
ECABD is the correct order. Seeing his cousins running away, Indra thought they would not trouble the devas again.
Sentence starts with E to be a meaningful sentence. E ends with “Subject”, which must be followed be by “verb”, so E is followed by C. Again C ends with a “noun”, which must be followed by a “verb”, so C is followed by A. A ends with the “auxiliary verb” “would”, which must be followed by B. B talks about “trouble”, so B is followed by D to make a meaningful sentence.

Question 6: Among the given options, which phrase should replace the phrase written in bold letters to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct, then mark your answer as “No replacement is required”.

Despite of his best efforts, he failed in the final exam.
a. In spite
b. Despite by
c. Despite
d. In spite for
e. No replacement is required


c. Despite
Explanation in detail:
Option (c) is correct usage of “Despite” in the sentence.

Question 7: Among the given options, which phrase should replace the phrase written in bold letters to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct, then mark your answer as “No replacement is required”.
The Committee had recommended a panel consisting of the names of three officers suitable for appointment.
a. have recommend
b. has recovered
c. have been recommended
d. has done
e. No replacement is required


e. No replacement is required
Explanation in detail:
Option (a) is wrong as have + verb(ed) is the correct form.
Option (b) is wrong as “recovered” means “returned to a normal mind/state”.
Option (c) is wrong as have + been + verb(ing) is the correct form.
Option (d) is wrong as “has done” doesn’t make a meaningful sentence.

Question 8: Among the given options, which phrase should replace the phrase written in bold letters to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct, then mark your answer as “No replacement is required”.
While management education is important to run any business, its curriculum also needed to persue with time.
a. need upgradation
b. needs to change
c. have need
d. has needed
e. No replacement is required


b. needs to change
Explanation in detail:
Option (a) is wrong as “curriculum” is singular, so very must be singular as well.
Option (b) is correct as the verb is singular and “change” is the right word for “time”.
Option (c) is wrong as have + verb(ed) is used for present perfect tense and verb must be in verb(ed) form.
Option (d) is wrong as “has needed” is used for present perfect tense for singular noun.

Question 9: Among the given options, which phrase should replace the phrase written in bold letters to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct, then mark your answer as “No replacement is required”.
The professor asked the student who was she and why was she sitting on the bench.
a. which she was and why she was
b. who was she and why is she
c. who she was and why she was
d. who is she and why has been
e. No replacement is required


c. who she was and why she was
Explanation in detail:
Option (a) is wrong as “she” is a living thing, so “which” is not appropriate instead “who” is correct.
Option (b) is wrong as the sentence is in past tense, there should be “was” not “is”.
Option (c) is correct.
Option (d) is wrong as the sentence is in past tense, there should be “was” in place of “is”. “why has been” is not appropriate in the sentence.

Question 10: Among the given options, which phrase should replace the phrase written in bold letters to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct, then mark your answer as “No replacement is required”.
Kolkata is one of the most populated city in India.
a. most population cities
b. most populated cities
c. more populated city
d. thick populated city
e. No replacement is required


b. most populated cities
Explanation in detail:
Option (b) is correct as “the” is always followed by “superlative” degree and “city” must be in plural form i.e. “cities”.

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