Phrase Replacement for IBPS PO / Clerk


Phrase Replacement for IBPS PO / Clerk

Directions (Q. 1-10): Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3), and (4) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold type to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (5), ie No correction required, as the answer.
1. The new facts he has discovered could not change my opinion.
1) has not changed
2) could not be changed
3) cannot be changed
4) may not be changed
5) No correction required
2. On firm ground the tent had held in place by pegs driven into the ground.
1) has been held at
2) was held in
2) was being held with
4) should be held at
5) No correction required
3. In the midst of his laborious work, came a stroke of good fortune.
1) comes a strike of
2) came a strike of
3) a strike comes of
4) came a stroke for
5) No correction required
4. Tourists have still come to Egypt and are probably still inscribing their names on the old stones.
1) are still coming
2) have come still
3) still have come
4) will have still come
5) No correction required
5. There was a pause when we had finished and then a strangely subdued voice broke the silence.
1) the strange subdueing
2) a strange subdueing
3) the strange subdued
4) a stranged and subdueing
5) No correction required
6. I overheard him saying something to me when I was quit.
1) was almost quit
2) was about to quit
3) had about to quit
4) had been quitting
5) No correction required
7. We had not only helped them with money but also with new machinery and raw material.
1) not only helped them by
2) helped them not only with
3) helped not only to them with
4) not only been helped them by
5) No correction required
8. I was shocked to learn that no one was knowing where the files were kept.
1) had been knowing
2) had been known
3) knew
4) was known
5) No correction required
9. All you really need is a mask, a tube, flippers and a spear gun.
1) you really need are
2) your real need are
3) you real need is
4) you really needed is
5) No correction required
10. By contrast the construction of great temples which had seemingly have presented great engineering difficulties, was relatively easy.
1) had seemingly been presented
2) had been seemed present
3) was seemingly presented
4) would seemingly have presented
5) No correction required


  1. 5
  2. 2
  3. 2
  4. 1
  5. 5
  6. 2
  7. 2
  8. 3
  9. 5
  10. 4
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