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ENGLISH READING COMPREHENSION TEST 8 for All Bank Exams like IBPS PO Clerk, IBPS RRB, SBI & LIC

Directions (Q 1- 5): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any 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.) 
1. The ground outside the village, l)/ abounding with frogs and snakes, 2)/ the enemies of mankind, 3)/ is soft and marshy. 4) / No error 5) 

2. We are all short-sighted 1) / and very often see but one side of the matter. 2) / Our views are not extended 3)/ to all that has a connection with it. 4)/ No error 5)

3. Just laws are no restraint on 1) / the freedom of the good, 2)/ for the good man desires nothing 3) / which a just law interfere with. 4)/ No error 5)

4. Had he done 1) / his home work well 2) / he would not have 3)/ suffered this embarrassment. 4)/ No error 5).

5. He was angry with me 1) / because he thought my 2) / remark was 3) / aimed before him. 4) / No error 5) 

Directions (6- 10): Which of the phrase (1), (2), (3), (4) given below each sentences should replace the phrase printed in bold to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (5) is 'No correction required' as the answer. 

6. Banks must be ensured that 18 per cent of their loans is given to the agricultural sector.
1) are ensured
2) have to ensure
3) being ensured
4) should be ensured
5) No correction required

7. The government has announced several initiatives benefiting to factory workers.
l) beneficial
2) for benefiting to
3) which will benefit
4) benefited to
5) No correction required

8. A date for the committee meeting to discuss the details of the proposal has yet to be decided.
1) will be yet decided
2) is been decided yet
3) have not been still decided
4) is not yet been decided
5) No correction required

9. With the raining heavily the multi-storey office building was badly damaged and collapsed.
1) Owing to the heavy rains
2) Because of raining heavily
3) Since heavily it rained
4) In raining heavily
5) No correction required

10. The majority of our clients prefer our new office timings, which are convenience for them.
l) is convenient to
2) are convenience to
3) are convenient for 
4) convenience
5) No correction required

Directions (Q. 11-15) In each of the following sentences there are two blank spaces. Below each sentence there are five pairs of words denoted by numbers (1), (2), (3)), ,(4) and (5). Find out which pair of words can be filled up in the blanks in the sentence in the same sequence to make the sentence grammatically correct and meaningfully complete.

11. Although religion does not __________ the acquisition of wealth, the tenor of its teaching is to an __________attitude of indifference to world things 
1) proclaim. prohibit
2) inhibit, induce
3) manifest, proud
4) delink, develop
5) allow, criticis

12. Student should be __________ to realise that the are spmtual, love of things of the sprit and __________of their fellowmen. 
1) made, service 
2) allowed, needs
3) believed, service 
4) made, devotion
5) professed, involvement

13. Extreme poverty is as __________is as to stagnation and as __________ wealth.
1) dangerous, restrained
2) provocative, permissible
3) supportive, foul
4) stupendous, corrupt
5) liable, excessive

14. It is accurate to refer to poets as dreamers but it is not __________to infer that the dreams of poets have no  practical value beyond the __________ of literary diversion. 
1) possible, shadow
2) sensible, object
3) discerning, realm
4) valuable, field
5) comparable, circle Infer

15. Every __________ step man takes in any field of life, is first taken along the dreamy  __________ of imagination. 
1) calculated, vision
2) outward, base
3) forward, path
4) initial, thought
5) parallel, extent

Answers..

1. 5
2. 4;  Replace 'with' with 'to'
3. 4; Replace 'interfere' with 'interferes' because 'a law' is singular.
4. 5
5. 4; Replace 'before' with 'at' 
6. 2
7. 1
8. 5
9. 1
10. 3
11. 2
12. 1
13. 5
14. 2
15. 3

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