IBPS PO Exam: English Language: Concept And Sample Questions: Sentence Completion

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  • 1. 

    Direction: Fill the most appropriate options in blanks provided to make the sentence meaningful. We must prevent endangered wild species from becoming ________ in order that our future generation may _________ the great diversity of animal life. 

    • A.

      Rare, escape

    • B.

      Outdated, know

    • C.

      Volatile, notice

    • D.

      Powerful, protect

    • E.

      Extinct, enjoy

    Correct Answer
    E. Extinct, enjoy
    Explanation
    We must prevent endangered wild species from becoming extinct in order that our future generation may enjoy the great diversity of animal life.

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  • 2. 

    Direction: Fill the most appropriate options in blanks provided to make the sentence meaningful. India's immense physical size, as also the fact of its _________ society _______ any attempt towards a neat capsuled presentation on any subject.

    • A.

      Cultured, demonstrates

    • B.

      Pluralistic, defies

    • C.

      Multi-religious, fails

    • D.

      Amorphous, challenges

    • E.

      Variegated, frustrates

    Correct Answer
    B. Pluralistic, defies
    Explanation
    India's immense physical size, as also the fact of its pluralistic society defies any attempt towards a neat capsuled presentation on any subject.

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  • 3. 

    Direction: Fill the most appropriate options in blanks provided to make the sentence meaningful. The man who is impatient to become rich can easily be _________ to the race track or the gaming table, where a lucky _________ might make him rich. 

    • A.

      Enticed, chance

    • B.

      Evoked, streak

    • C.

      Pushed, moment

    • D.

      Lured, break

    • E.

      Pursued, challenge

    Correct Answer
    A. Enticed, chance
    Explanation
    The sentence suggests that the man who is impatient to become rich can easily be tempted or persuaded to go to the race track or the gaming table, where a lucky opportunity might make him rich. The word "enticed" means to attract or tempt someone, which fits well in the context of the sentence. Additionally, "chance" refers to a lucky opportunity, which also fits in the context. Therefore, the correct answer is "enticed, chance".

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  • 4. 

    Direction: Fill the most appropriate options in blanks provided to make the sentence meaningful. The secretary____________________ the society's funds, he was dismissed.

    • A.

      Misplaced, soon

    • B.

      Robbed, thus

    • C.

      Pirated, therefore

    • D.

      Misappropriated, so

    Correct Answer
    D. Misappropriated, so
    Explanation
    The secretary misappropriated the society's funds, so he was dismissed.

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  • 5. 

    Direction: Fill the most appropriate options in blanks provided to make the sentence meaningful. There are attempts being made to try to ______languages through specific______, but the result is that some tongues become conserved as if they were a museum piece. 

    • A.

      Save, ways

    • B.

      Conserve, factors

    • C.

      Preserve, measures

    • D.

      Protect, tricks

    Correct Answer
    B. Conserve, factors
    Explanation
    There are attempts being made to try to conserve languages through specific factors, but the result is that some tongues become conserved as if they were a museum piece.

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  • 6. 

    Direction: Fill the most appropriate options in blanks provided to make the sentence meaningful. They wanted to all these books, but they could not find time to do so. 

    • A.

      Cove, almost

    • B.

      Peruse, necessary

    • C.

      Dispose, some

    • D.

      Read, sufficient

    • E.

      Buy, some

    Correct Answer
    B. Peruse, necessary
    Explanation
    The sentence suggests that the individuals wanted to do something with the books, but they could not find time to do so. The word "peruse" means to read or examine carefully, which fits well in the context of wanting to do something with the books. Additionally, the word "necessary" implies that there was a specific purpose or need for reading or examining the books. Therefore, "peruse, necessary" is the most appropriate option to fill in the blanks.

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  • 7. 

    Direction: Fill the most appropriate options in blanks provided to make the sentence meaningful. The boy felt ______ when he knew that he had been ______.

    • A.

      Joyful, lured

    • B.

      Horrified, forced

    • C.

      Disgraced, wronged

    • D.

      Humiliated, cheated

    • E.

      Worried, tempted

    Correct Answer
    D. Humiliated, cheated
    Explanation
    The boy felt humiliated when he knew that he had been cheated.

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  • 8. 

    Direction: Fill the most appropriate options in blanks provided to make the sentence meaningful. It is _______ for every tax-payer to _________ the tax returns to the Income Tax Department. 

    • A.

      Necessary, lodge

    • B.

      Binding, pay

    • C.

      Obligatory, submit

    • D.

      Possible, remit

    • E.

      Worthwhile, evade

    Correct Answer
    C. Obligatory, submit
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "obligatory, submit". The word "obligatory" means required or mandatory, which fits the context of the sentence as it is necessary for every tax-payer to submit their tax returns. The word "submit" means to present or hand over, which is the appropriate action to take when filing tax returns to the Income Tax Department.

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  • 9. 

    Direction: Fill the most appropriate options in blanks provided to make the sentence meaningful. It is useless to attempt to ________ from every danger, some     must be taken.

    • A.

      Escape, chances

    • B.

      Free, challenges

    • C.

      Protect, decisions

    • D.

      Flee, risks

    • E.

      Dissociate, opportunities

    Correct Answer
    A. Escape, chances
    Explanation
    The sentence is stating that it is pointless to try to avoid or get away from every danger, as some risks must be taken. The most appropriate option to fill the blanks is "escape" and "chances" as it conveys the idea that one cannot escape from every danger, but rather take chances or accept risks.

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  • 10. 

    Direction: Fill the most appropriate options in blanks provided to make the sentence meaningful. Fiction approximates to science, first in accepting the obligation of being _______ to life as it is, and secondly, in asserting the right to ________. 

    • A.

      Faithful, explain

    • B.

      True, theorize

    • C.

      Close, describe

    • D.

      Realistic, portray

    • E.

      Committed, narrate

    Correct Answer
    C. Close, describe
    Explanation
    Fiction approximates to science, first in accepting the obligation of being close to life as it is, and secondly, in asserting the right to describe. This means that fiction strives to accurately represent or depict reality, and it also claims the freedom to provide detailed descriptions.

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  • 11. 

    Direction: Fill the most appropriate options in blanks provided to make the sentence meaningful. The mill workers were not ________ with their low wages and non-payment of wages for last three months _______ fuel to the flames. 

    • A.

      Good, put

    • B.

      Satisfied, added

    • C.

      Joyful, poured

    • D.

      Pleased, directed

    • E.

      Unhappy, meant

    Correct Answer
    B. Satisfied, added
    Explanation
    The mill workers were not satisfied with their low wages and non-payment of wages for the last three months, which added fuel to the flames.

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  • 12. 

    Direction: Fill the most appropriate options in blanks provided to make the sentence meaningful. The educational _________ of our people is far below what is necessary for effective individual living or for the __________ of society. 

    • A.

      Procurement, upliftment

    • B.

      Advancement, upkeep

    • C.

      Attainment, maintenance

    • D.

      Achievement, advancement

    • E.

      Accomplishment, regeneration

    Correct Answer
    B. Advancement, upkeep
    Explanation
    The educational advancement of our people is far below what is necessary for effective individual living or for the upkeep of society.

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  • 13. 

    Direction: Fill the most appropriate options in blanks provided to make the sentence meaningful. Santosh looked very happy and ___________when he heard that his proposed scheme was __________by the committee. 

    • A.

      Energetic, rejected

    • B.

      Elated, accepted

    • C.

      Satisfied, stalled

    • D.

      Disconsolate, approved

    • E.

      Overwhelming, received

    Correct Answer
    B. Elated, accepted
    Explanation
    Santosh looked very happy and elated when he heard that his proposed scheme was accepted by the committee.

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  • 14. 

    Direction: Fill the most appropriate options in blanks provided to make the sentence meaningful. The security forces fired at the ________ who was armed to the ________

    • A.

      Criminal, toe

    • B.

      Thief, head

    • C.

      Culprit, nail

    • D.

      Dacoit, teeth

    Correct Answer
    D. Dacoit, teeth
    Explanation
    The sentence is discussing a situation where security forces are firing at someone who is armed. The most appropriate option to fill the first blank would be "dacoit" as it refers to a type of criminal or bandit. The second blank should be filled with "teeth" as it suggests that the person being fired at is armed and dangerous.

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  • 15. 

    Direction: Fill the most appropriate options in blanks provided to make the sentence meaningful.  ______ the broker had warned him that the stock was a ________ investment, he insisted on buying a thousand shares.

    • A.

      Because, prudent

    • B.

      Since, negligible

    • C.

      Because, speculative

    • D.

      As, vulnerable

    • E.

      Although, precarious

    Correct Answer
    E. Although, precarious
    Explanation
    The sentence states that despite the broker warning him about the risky nature of the stock, the person still decided to buy a thousand shares. The word "although" fits perfectly in this context as it indicates a contrast or contradiction between the warning and the person's decision. The word "precarious" also fits well as it means uncertain or risky, accurately describing the nature of the investment.

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  • 16. 

    Direction: Fill the most appropriate options in blanks provided to make the sentence meaningful. In Buddhism, it is impossible to keep ethics and psychology _______ from one another, because they _______ at so many points. 

    • A.

      Apart, meet

    • B.

      Aloof, merge

    • C.

      Separate, overlap

    • D.

      Consider, desirous

    • E.

      Disjoint, converge

    Correct Answer
    C. Separate, overlap
    Explanation
    In Buddhism, it is impossible to keep ethics and psychology separate from one another, because they overlap at so many points. This means that ethics and psychology are closely interconnected and cannot be considered as completely independent from each other in the context of Buddhism.

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  • 17. 

    Direction: Fill the most appropriate options in blanks provided to make the sentence meaningful. I don't ______ I shall be _________ to go. 

    • A.

      Know, wanting

    • B.

      Consider, desirous

    • C.

      Think, able

    • D.

      Believe, liking

    • E.

      Feel, available

    Correct Answer
    C. Think, able
    Explanation
    The sentence is expressing uncertainty about the speaker's ability to go somewhere. The most appropriate options to fill the blanks would be "think" and "able" as they convey the idea that the speaker is unsure but believes they will be capable of going.

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  • 18. 

    Direction: Fill the most appropriate options in blanks provided to make the sentence meaningful. Restlessness among the students of colleges and universities has ________ from their deep rooted  feeling that their views and aspirations are _______ by their elders. 

    • A.

      arisen, humiliated

    • B.

      Followed, disregarded

    • C.

      Stemmed, ignored

    • D.

      Started, neglected

    • E.

      Percolated, pooh-poohed

    Correct Answer
    C. Stemmed, ignored
    Explanation
    Restlessness among the students of colleges and universities has stemmed from their deep-rooted feeling that their views and aspirations are ignored by their elders.

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  • 19. 

    Direction: Fill the most appropriate options in blanks provided to make the sentence meaningful. Shalini was not _______ by the criticism and paid no _______ even when her best friend talked against her. 

    • A.

      Bothered, attention

    • B.

      Troubled, mind

    • C.

      Threatened, warning

    • D.

      Deterred, heed

    • E.

      Shaken, indication

    Correct Answer
    A. Bothered, attention
    Explanation
    Shalini was not bothered by the criticism and paid no attention even when her best friend talked against her.

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  • 20. 

    Direction: Fill the most appropriate options in blanks provided to make the sentence meaningful. There is no glory in war ________ the blood it

    • A.

      Thinking, demands

    • B.

      Considering, sheds

    • C.

      Worth, costs

    • D.

      Comparing, spills

    Correct Answer
    B. Considering, sheds
    Explanation
    The sentence is discussing the lack of glory in war and the consequences it brings. The phrase "considering, sheds" fits well in the context as it implies that when one carefully thinks about war, they realize that it only brings shedding of blood and not glory.

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