# IBPS Clerk :: English Language :: Test 81

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1 . 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 that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (5). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)
A man was sleeping (1)/ at night in his cabin (2)/ that suddenly (3)/ his room filled with light. (4)/ No error (5)
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2 . 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 that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (5). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)
For hours the secretary ignoring them, (1)/ hoping that the couple would (2)/ finally be discouraged (3)/ and go away. (4)/ No error (5)
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3 . 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 that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (5). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)
Working together for the first time. (1)/ the father and son developed concepts of how (2)/ they could accomplish the task and (3)/ how the obstacles could be overcome. (4)/ No error (5)
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4 . 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 that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (5). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)
Once upon a time there was (1)/ a water-bearer who had two large pots, (2)/ each hung on each end of a pole (3)/ who he carried across his neck. (4)/ No error (5)
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5 . 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 that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (5). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)
Often when we face obstacles (1)/ in our day-to-day life, our hurdles (2)/ seemed very small in comparison (3)/ to what many others have faced. (4)/ No error (5)
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6 . In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.
On Noah's Ark things were getting a bit boring. Noah and his animals had spent so many days secluded there that they started organising games and activities to $(1)$ themselves. But, with all that pen up energy, the games got rather rowdy, and a woodpecker ended up drilling a hole in the bottom of the ark. As water began $(2)$ the boat, the hole got bigger. So, more water came in, and things got a bit disquieting.
One by one, different animals tried to $(3)$ the hole. They even got competitive about it because everyone wanted to be the animal that had saved the ark. The beaver built a dam over the hole, but no $(4)$ that worked. Everyone was $(5)$ and worried that the boat would sink. That was, until the bee started talking. The bee explained to everyone how it was that bees always worked together, as a team, each one doing the job they were best at. On hearing this, all the animals set about working together, each on playing their part by contributing their own special talent. The birds grabbed onto parts of the ark with the beaks, and flapped their wings furiously, lifting the boat up a little. The elephants sucked up the water in their trunks and shot it back into the sea. The fastest animals ran here and there, collecting material. Those used to making nests took this material and stuffed it quickly into the hole.
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haunt
entertained
find
kill
amuse
7 . In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.
On Noah's Ark things were getting a bit boring. Noah and his animals had spent so many days secluded there that they started organising games and activities to $(1)$ themselves. But, with all that pen up energy, the games got rather rowdy, and a woodpecker ended up drilling a hole in the bottom of the ark. As water began $(2)$ the boat, the hole got bigger. So, more water came in, and things got a bit disquieting.
One by one, different animals tried to $(3)$ the hole. They even got competitive about it because everyone wanted to be the animal that had saved the ark. The beaver built a dam over the hole, but no $(4)$ that worked. Everyone was $(5)$ and worried that the boat would sink. That was, until the bee started talking. The bee explained to everyone how it was that bees always worked together, as a team, each one doing the job they were best at. On hearing this, all the animals set about working together, each on playing their part by contributing their own special talent. The birds grabbed onto parts of the ark with the beaks, and flapped their wings furiously, lifting the boat up a little. The elephants sucked up the water in their trunks and shot it back into the sea. The fastest animals ran here and there, collecting material. Those used to making nests took this material and stuffed it quickly into the hole.
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on
pouring
seeping
entering
coming
8 . In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.
On Noah's Ark things were getting a bit boring. Noah and his animals had spent so many days secluded there that they started organising games and activities to $(1)$ themselves. But, with all that pen up energy, the games got rather rowdy, and a woodpecker ended up drilling a hole in the bottom of the ark. As water began $(2)$ the boat, the hole got bigger. So, more water came in, and things got a bit disquieting.
One by one, different animals tried to $(3)$ the hole. They even got competitive about it because everyone wanted to be the animal that had saved the ark. The beaver built a dam over the hole, but no $(4)$ that worked. Everyone was $(5)$ and worried that the boat would sink. That was, until the bee started talking. The bee explained to everyone how it was that bees always worked together, as a team, each one doing the job they were best at. On hearing this, all the animals set about working together, each on playing their part by contributing their own special talent. The birds grabbed onto parts of the ark with the beaks, and flapped their wings furiously, lifting the boat up a little. The elephants sucked up the water in their trunks and shot it back into the sea. The fastest animals ran here and there, collecting material. Those used to making nests took this material and stuffed it quickly into the hole.
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watch
fix
blocks
closed
make
9 . In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.
On Noah's Ark things were getting a bit boring. Noah and his animals had spent so many days secluded there that they started organising games and activities to $(1)$ themselves. But, with all that pen up energy, the games got rather rowdy, and a woodpecker ended up drilling a hole in the bottom of the ark. As water began $(2)$ the boat, the hole got bigger. So, more water came in, and things got a bit disquieting.
One by one, different animals tried to $(3)$ the hole. They even got competitive about it because everyone wanted to be the animal that had saved the ark. The beaver built a dam over the hole, but no $(4)$ that worked. Everyone was $(5)$ and worried that the boat would sink. That was, until the bee started talking. The bee explained to everyone how it was that bees always worked together, as a team, each one doing the job they were best at. On hearing this, all the animals set about working together, each on playing their part by contributing their own special talent. The birds grabbed onto parts of the ark with the beaks, and flapped their wings furiously, lifting the boat up a little. The elephants sucked up the water in their trunks and shot it back into the sea. The fastest animals ran here and there, collecting material. Those used to making nests took this material and stuffed it quickly into the hole.
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more
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also
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so
10 . In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.
On Noah's Ark things were getting a bit boring. Noah and his animals had spent so many days secluded there that they started organising games and activities to $(1)$ themselves. But, with all that pen up energy, the games got rather rowdy, and a woodpecker ended up drilling a hole in the bottom of the ark. As water began $(2)$ the boat, the hole got bigger. So, more water came in, and things got a bit disquieting.
One by one, different animals tried to $(3)$ the hole. They even got competitive about it because everyone wanted to be the animal that had saved the ark. The beaver built a dam over the hole, but no $(4)$ that worked. Everyone was $(5)$ and worried that the boat would sink. That was, until the bee started talking. The bee explained to everyone how it was that bees always worked together, as a team, each one doing the job they were best at. On hearing this, all the animals set about working together, each on playing their part by contributing their own special talent. The birds grabbed onto parts of the ark with the beaks, and flapped their wings furiously, lifting the boat up a little. The elephants sucked up the water in their trunks and shot it back into the sea. The fastest animals ran here and there, collecting material. Those used to making nests took this material and stuffed it quickly into the hole.
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hungry
scared
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happy