Verbal Reasoning

Verbal Reasoning Practice Questions

Verbal Reasoning Practice Questions are basically of two types. The section on Verbal Reasoning Practice Questions will contain an exhaustive collection of questions on spotting errors and selecting words. Let us solve the Verbal Reasoning Practice Questions section below and get set with our preparations.

Verbal Reasoning Practice Questions

Let us first start with selecting words. The following section deals with the questions based on choosing the appropriate fillers. Let us see more.

Type 1: Choosing the most appropriate phrase to complete a sentence

Directions: In each of the following questions, an incomplete statement followed by some fillers is given. Pick out the best one which can complete the incomplete statement correctly and meaningfully.                [Bank PO 1995]

Q1: He tames animals because he ………

A) seldom loves them           B) is afraid of them           C) is fond of them              D) hates them           E) wants to set them free

Q2: My mother is so poor ……….. [SSC 1993]

A) to send me to school             B) because she will not work             C) to get medical help for my father          D) that she can’t buy food for us.

Q3: “Can you lend me a pencil, please?” “………”

A) Yes, you can                         B) Yes, here you!             C) Yes, here                        D) Yes, here it is!

Q4: Johnny, where are you? …………., up this tree.             [Section Officer’s 1993]

A) Here I am                      B) Here am I                 C) There, I am                  D) There am I

Q5: I don’t know the time …………

A) at which the accident happened             B) the accident happened              C) when the accident happened             D) when the accident had happened

Q6: How much a man earns is as important as ………    [BSRB 996]

A) when does he do so              B) how does he do it           C) where does he earn               D) why does he earn of all                 E) how well he spends it

Q7: One of you must help me, …………

A) Shan’t you?          B) wouldn’t you?            C) won’t you?          D) mustn’t you?

Q8: He is so lazy that he ……..        [Bank PO 1995]

A) always extends help to others to complete their work.

B) dislikes to postpone the work that he understands to do.

C) can seldom complete his work on time.

D) can’t delay the schedule of completing the work.

E) can’t depend on others for getting his work done.

Find Your Answers Here

Q1: (C), Q2: (D), Q3: (D), Q4: (A), Q5: (B), Q6: (B), Q7: (D), Q8: (C)

Type 2: Spotting Errors

Part A

Spot the errors in the following questions:

Q1: He did not go (a) / to the city on foot; (b) / he went there (c) / by the train. (d)/ no error (e)/

Q2: My friends insisted (a)/ that I should see the movie (b)/ from beginning to the end (c)/ no error (d)       [UDC 994]

Q3: Both optimists and pessimists contribute to society; (a) / the optimist invents the aeroplane, (b) / the pessimist parachutes. (c)/ No error (d)/

Q4: It being rainy day, (a)/ we decided not to go out (b)/ but to stay at home (c)/ and watch a movie, (d)/ No error (e)

Q5: By all standards (a)/ he is a best soldier (b)/ our military school (c)/ has produced so far. (d)/ No error (e)

Q6: No stronger (a)/ a figure than his (b) / is prescribed in the history. (c) / No error (d)

Find Your Answers Here

Q1: (d), Q2: (c), Q3: (c), Q4: (a), Q5: (b), Q6: (c)

Part B

Directions: In the questions below, some of the sentences have errors and some have none. Find out which part of a sentence has an error. If there is no mistake, the answer is ‘No error’.

Q1: One of the most )a) / widely spread (b) bad habit (c)/ is the use of tobacco. (d)/ no error (e).      [SBI PO 1991]

Q2: Recently I visited Kashmir (a)/ and found the sceneries (b)/ to be marvellous (c)/ No error (d).

Q3: All the furnitures have been (a) / sent to the new house (b)/ located in a village (c). / no error (d) [Sections Officer’s 1993]

Q4: The crowd of angry students (a)/ ordered the (b)/ closing of shops (c)/ no error (d).

Q5: They left (a) / their luggages (b) at the railway station (c)/ no error  (d)/

Q6: The bus could not (a) / ascend the steep hill (b)/ because it was in the wrong gears. (c)/ no error (d)

Q7: The Indian force (a)/ drove away (b)/ drove away (b)/ the chinese. (c)/ no error (d)

Q8: The polling was mrred ()/ at many a place (b)/ by attempts at nigging. (c)/ no error (d).

Q9: His mouth watered (a)/ when he saw (b) / a bouquet of grapes. (c) / no error (d).

Q10: My brother-in-laws (a)/ who live in Bombay  (b)/ have come to stay with us (c)/ no error (d)    [NDA 1993]

Q11: The customer handed over ()/  hundred-rupees note (b)/ to the shopkeeper (c)/ no error (d).

Find Your Answers Here

Q1: (b), Q2: (b), Q3: (c), Q4: (b), Q5: (b), Q6: (c), Q7: (b), Q8: (d), Q9: (a), Q10: (a), Q11: (a)

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