English Quiz

Directions: (1-5) Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below each sentence should replace the word/phrase printed in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is given and no correction is required, mark (5) as the answer.
 (IBPS PO/MT Exam 2012)

 1. US secretary of state made it clear that time running out for diplomacy over Iran's nuclear programme and said that talks aimed at preventing Tehran from acquiring a nuclear weapon would resume in April.
1) Runs out
2) was running out
3) Ran out
4) Run
5) No correction required
Ans- 2

2. While the war of the generals rage on, somewhere in small town India, wonderful things are happening, quietly and minus fanfare.
1) rage
2) raging
3) rages on
 4) raged on
 5) No correction required
Ans- 3

 3. According to WWF, the small island nation of Samoa was the first in switch off its lights for Earth Hour.
1) first to switch of
2) the first to switch off
3) the first of switch off
4) first in switch of
5) No correction required

4. The campaign is significant because not just the youths are directly appealing to the world but because their efforts challenge the chimera of normalcy in the area.
1) Not just because
2) Just not because
3) Not just
 4) Because just
5) No correction required

 5. The doctor's association has threatened to go indefinite strike support of their teachers.
1) on supporting to
2) to supporting
3) for support
4) in support of
5) No correction required
Ans- 4

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