1. 

Some parts of the sentence have errors and some are correct. Find out which part has an error and mark that part as your answer. If there are no errors, mark ’No error’ as your answer.

None of the children present in the hall went to have dinner, didn’t they?

a

None of the children present

b

in the hall went to have :

c

dinner, didn’t they?

d

no error

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option C
Explanation :

The error lies in part 3 of the sentence as the auxiliary that is used is negative (didn’t) whereas we need a positive auxiliary as the sentence is negative with a negative word used (none). Thus the correct answer is ’..went to have dinner, did they?’

2. 

Some parts of the sentence have errors and some are correct. Find out which part has an error and mark that part as your answer. If there are no errors, mark ’No error’ as your answer.

Later I went to my room and started reading the book by John Green

a

Later I went to my room and

b

started reading the book

c

by John Green

d

No error

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option B
Explanation :

The error lies in part 2 of the sentence where the article ’the’ is incorrect as John Green has not written just a single book, he has written many books. The correct article to be used here is ’a’ as not a particular book is mentioned.

3. 

Some parts of the sentence have errors and some are correct. Find out which part has an error and mark that part as your answer. If there are no errors, mark ’No error’ as your answer.

I was sad to see that there was no remorse in him in parting with his sick mother.

a

I was sad to see that there

b

was no remorse in him in:

c

parting with his sick mother

d

no error

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option C
Explanation :

The error lies in part 3 of the sentence as a wrong preposition ’with’ has been used. The word ’parted’ should be followed by the preposition ’from’ if the subject is a person and ’with’ if the subject is an object like money. Thus option 3 is the correct answer.

4. 

In the question below, a part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed choose ’No improvement’.

The taxi drivers forbade him in going towards the factory before 7 ’o clock in the morning.

a

Forbid him in going

b

Forbade him from going

c

Forbade him going

d

No improvement

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option B
Explanation :

The correct preposition to be used with the word ’forbade’ is ’from’. The verb form ’forbade’ is correct and need not be changed. Thus option 2 is the correct answer.

5. 

In the question below, a part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed choose ’No improvement’.

All the furnitures except the sofa set have been sent to my new apartment

a

Furniture except the sofa set have been

b

Furniture except the sofa set is being :

c

Furniture except the sofa set has been

d

No improvement

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option A
Explanation :

The correct form of the noun here should be ’furniture’ (both singular and plural). Also, the sentence speaks about the furniture, except the singular sofa set, which has been sent to the new apartments. Therefore, we would use ’have been’ here.

6. 

In the question below, a part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed choose ’No improvement’.

Jessica has never fallen in love until she met Bren two months ago.

a

Had never fallen in love

b

Did not fell in love

c

Has not been in love

d

No improvement

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option A
Explanation :

The correct form of tense to be used here is past perfect tense. Thus the sentence should read as:’Jessica had never fallen in love..’. Thus option 1 is the correct answer.

7. 

In the question below, a part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed choose ’No improvement’.

When Rameesha had problems in school her sister usually helps her out.

a

Had problems at school

b

Has problems in school

c

had problems with school

d

No improvement

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option B
Explanation :

The error lies in the tense form of the verb ’had’ and not in the preposition ’in’. The correct tense to be used here should be ’has’ that is simple present tense as the word ’usually’ is mentioned and the tense form of the verb ’help’ here is simple present tense ’helps’. Thus option 2 is the correct answer

8. 

In the question below, a part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed choose No improvement.

His habit of using jokes whenever he can is very intimidating at times.

a

Clearing jokes

b

Passing jokes

c

Cracking jokes

d

No improvement

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option C
Explanation :

A joke is said to be ’cracked’ and not ’used’ or ’passed’.Jokes are not cleared too. Thus option 3 is the correct answer.

9. 

Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.

CANT

a

A large carton having several items of different kinds.

b

An insincere talk that is often hypocritical

c

A boisterous woman who often talks illogical things

d

Mentioning wrong facts and changing the true story

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option B
Explanation :

The word ’cant’ means ’a hypocritical talk’. Thus option 2 is the correct answer.

10. 

Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the opposite meaning of the given word.

CONTUMELY

a

Insolent treatment

b

Worshipping someone

c

Accusing someone legally

d

Talking in a depressed manner

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option B
Explanation :

The word ’contumely’ means ’insolent or ’insulting language or treatment.’ Thus option 2 expresses the opposite meaning

11. 

Fill in the blank with the most appropriate word out of the four alternatives suggested below each question.

The actress will probably ignore media questions that don’t _______ to her new film.

a

Appertain

b

Arrant

c

Append

d

Ascribe

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option D
Explanation :

The correct word here would be ’appertain’ which means ’concerned with or related to’. The others are incorrect as:

’Arrant’ means ’utter’,

’Append’ means ’attach or fix’,

’Ascribe means ’attribute a cause or characteristic’.

The word ’appertain’ conveys the correct meaning that the actress would ignore questions that are not linked to her film. All the other words convey inappropriate meanings.

12. 

Pick out the most effective words from the given words to fill in the blank to make the sentence meaningfully complete.

The thief had no other way except jumping _________ the river.

a

in

b

over :

c

into

d

across

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option A
Explanation :

The correct preposition to be used here is ’into’ as ’jumping’ should be followed by the preposition ’into’.

13. 

Pick out the most effective words from the given words to fill in the blank to make the sentence meaningfully complete.

___________ you study diligently you will never pass the exam.

a

if

b

unless

c

until

d

till

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option B
Explanation :

The correct conjunction to be used here is ’unless’ which means the same as if...not. Thus option 2 is the correct answer.

14. 

Four words are given in the question, out of which only one word is correctly spelt. Find the correctly spelt word.

a

Horripilasion

b

Existant

c

Absqutulate

d

Abstemious

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option D
Explanation :

The word ’abstemious’ which means ’indulging only very moderately in something, especially food and drink’ has been spelt correctly. Thus option 4 is the correct answer. The correct spellings of the other words are as follows:

Horripilation

Existent

Absquatulate

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15. 

In the following question, an idiomatic expression or a proverb is highlighted. Select the alternative which best describes its use in the sentence.

To hide his humble origins, he told his friends he had no family and spent his life living a lie.

a

Make the lies true

b

Speak the truth

c

Being dishonest or pretending

d

Do something according to other’s needs

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option C
Explanation :

The idiom ’living a lie’ means ’If you spend your life hiding something important about yourself, or pretending something which is not true’. Thus option 3 is the correct answer.

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