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Contents

Topic Page
Voice 2
Narration (Direct and 6
Indirect)
Change of Speech 14
Spelling Check 17
Synonyms 26
Antonyms 29
One Word Substitution 32
One Word Substitutes 38
Idioms and Phrases 44
Verbal Analogies 59
Selecting Words 61
Sentence Completion 75
Completing Statements 79
Common Error Detection 85
Spotting Errors 125
Sentence Correction 196
Sentence Improvement 205
Sentence Formation 214
Ordering of Words 216
Ordering of Sentences 224

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Voice
How to change the Voice of a sentence -
Tips and Tricks
Active and Passive Voice:
A sentence is said to be in Active Voice when the subject does
something. Similarly, a sentence is said to be in Passive Voice
when something is done to the subject. Active Voice : Ram
killed Ravan.
Passive Voice : Ravan was killed by Ram.
In the above sentence Ram is the subject and Ravan is the
object. In the active voice sentence Ram i.e., the subject has
killed the object Ravan. In the second sentence Ravan is the
subject but he allowed himself to be killed by subject Ram.
Here the subject is Passive. Therefore, it is called Passive
voice.
Here it must be noted that:
I becomes me in Passive voice.
We becomes us
You remains you
He becomes him
She becomes her
It remains it
They becomes them.
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࿿࿿£140 Present
Tense: a)
Simple
Present:
1. I watch movies every week. - Active Voice
Movies are watched by me every week. -
Passive Voice 2. We watch movies every
week.
Movies are watched by us every week.
3. You watch movies every
week. Movies are watched by
you every week. 4. He
watches movies every week.
Movies are watched by him
every week. 5. She watches
movies every week. Movies
are watched by her every
week. 6. It watches movies
every week. Movies are
watched by it every week.
7. They watch movies every
week. Movies are watched by
them every week.
b) Present Continuous :
← I am watching a movie now.

← We are watching a movie now.


← You are watching a movie now.
A movie is being watched by you now.
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← He is watching a movie now.

← She is watching a movie now.

← It is watching a movie now.


← They are watching a movie now.
A movie is being watched by them now.
c) Present Perfect:
← I have watched a movie today.

← We have watched a movie today.

← You have watched a movie today.

← He has watched a movie today.

← She has watched a movie today.

← It has watched a movie today.


← They have watched a movie today.
A movie has been watched by them today.
← Past
Tense a)
Simple
Past:
1. I watched a movie yesterday.
A movie was watched by me yesterday.
2. We watched a movie yesterday.
A movie was watched by us yesterday.
3. You watched a movie yesterday.
A movie was watched by you yesterday.
4. He watched a movie yesterday.
A movie was watched by him yesterday.
5. She watched a movie yesterday.
A movie was watched by you
yesterday b) Past
Continuous:
1. I was watching a movie yesterday.
A movie was being watched by me
yesterday. 2. We were watching a
movie yesterday.
A movie was being watched by me yesterday.
c) Past Perfect:
← I had watched a movie three years ago.
A movie had been watched by me three years ago.

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← We had watched a movie three years ago.

← Future
Tense a)
Simple
Future:
1. I will watch a movie tomorrow.
A movie will be watched by me tomorrow.
2. We will watch a movie tomorrow.
A movie will be watched by us
tomorrow. b) Future Perfect:
1. You will have watched a movie by 6 pm tomorrow.
A movie will have been watched by you by 6
pm tomorrow. 2. He will have watched a movie
by 6 pm tomorrow.
A movie will have been watched by him by 6 pm tomorrow.

Voice Changing Rules in Bird's Eye View


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← Our task had been completed
before sunset. A. We completed our
task before sunset.
B. We have completed our task
before sunset. C. We complete our
task before sunset.
D. We had completed our task
before sunset. Answer: Option D

← The boy laughed at the beggar.


A. The beggar was laughed by the boy.
B. The beggar was being laughed by the boy.
C. The beggar was being laughed at by the boy.
D. The beggar was laughed at by the boy.
Answer: Option D

3. The boys were playing Cricket.


A. Cricket had been played by the boys.
B. Cricket has been played by the boys.
C. Cricket was played by the boys.
D. Cricket was being played by the boys.
Answer: Option D

4. They drew a circle in the morning.


A. A circle was being drawn by them in the morning.
B. A circle was drawn by them in the morning.
C. In the morning a circle have been
drawn by them. D. A circle has been
drawing since morning. Answer: Option
B

← They will demolish the


entire block. A. The entire
block is being demolished. B.
The block may be demolished
entirely.
C. The entire block will have to be
demolished by the D. The entire block
will be demolished.
Answer: Option D
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Narration (Direct and Indirect)
In our speech, we often speak to the other person of
something that was said to us by somebody. In other words,
we often report a speech whether ours or someone else's. We
do this in two ways.
We either report the speech exactly as we had heard or said
it without making any change. This is called Direct Speech.
Example:
The girl said to her mother, "My plate is empty." Or We may
change the sentence that we had heard or said without
changing its meaning and then report it. This is called
Indirect Speech.
Example: The girl said to her mother that her plate was empty.
In the first example, the first part of the sentence which is
before the comma is referred to as reporting verb and the
part which is within inverted commas is called the reported
speech.
Note: While transforming from direct into indirect, we have
made several changes in the sentence above:
← We have removed the comma in the indirect sentence and
put that in its place.
← We have removed the inverted commas of the reported
speech.
← We have changed the my of the reported speech into her.
← We have not used any capital letter in between the
sentence unlike in the direct form where the reported speech
always begins with a capital letter.
Now, in order to bring these changes while converting from
direct into indirect or vice-versa, there are several important
but simple rules that need to be observed. They are :
Changes in Tense and Verb
While changing from direct to indirect we have to make
different changes regarding tenses, verbs or helping verb. A
short list is given below to have a look on those changes:
Direct Speech Indirect Speech
Present Indefinite Past Indefinite
Present Continuous Past Continuous
Present Perfect Past Perfect
Present Perfect Past Perfect
Continuous Continuous
Past Indefinite Past Perfect
Past Continuous Past Perfect
Continuous
Past Perfect No change
Past Perfect No change
Continuous

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Important Rules
a. If the reporting verb, i.e. the main verb in the first part of
the sentence before comma is in the present or in the future
tense, the tense of the verbs in the reported speech will not
change.

Example:

Direct : Mummy says, "I shall write a letter."


Indirect : Mummy says that she will write a letter.

b. If the reporting verb is in the past tense, the tense of the


verbs in the reported speech will be changed into their
corresponding past tense.

Example:

Direct : The boy said to his friend. "I write everyday." (Present
Indefinite)
Indirect : The boy said to his friend that he wrote everyday.
(Past Indefinite)

Direct : The boy said to the teacher, "I am going there


every day." (Present Continuous)
Indirect : The boy said to the teacher that he was going
there every day. (Past Continuous)

c. If the reporting verb is in the past tense, the simple past in


the reported speech may become the past perfect in the
Indirect.

Example:

Direct : He said, "The horse died in the night." (Simple Past)


Indirect : He said that the horse had died in the night. (Past
Perfect)

Direct : He said, "The man came at six." (Simple Past)


Indirect : He said that the man had come at six. (Past Perfect)

d. If the reporting verb is in the past tense, the past


continuous in the reported speech changes into the past
perfect continuous.

Example:

Direct : He said, "The man was coming." (Past Continuous)


Indirect : He said that the man had been coming. (Past Perfect
Continuous)

Direct : He said, "Rain was falling yesterday." (Past


Continuous)
Indirect : He said that rain had been falling the
previous day. (Past Perfect Continuous)

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Change of person
The persons of the pronouns and of the verbs in the
reported speech undergo changes when converted into
indirect form. Thus:

a. First person pronouns in the direct reporter speech


change according to the subject of the reporting verb.

Direct : He says, "I am going to Delhi."


Indirect : He says that he is going to Delhi.

Direct : Mummy says, "I will have to go."


Indirect : Mummy says that she will have to go.

b. Second person's pronoun changes according to the noun or


pronoun coming after the reporting verbs. Second person
changes to third, if there nothing mentioned of the second
person in the reporting verb part.

Direct Indirect
You He
Your His/Her
You (Plural) They
Your (Plural) Their
You (Object) Him/Her
You (Object) Them
Yours (object) Theirs

But if there you (second person) is mentioned in the direct


speech, you in the indirect speech remain unchanged.

Direct : Ram said to you, "You are a good boy."


Indirect : Ram said to you that you were a good boy.
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Direct and Indirect Speech
C. I asked him why had he
← Kiran asked me, "Did been working so hard.
you see the Cricket match on D. I asked him why he had
television last night?" A. been working so hard.
Kiran asked me whether I
saw the Cricket match on Answer: Option A
television the earlier night.
B. Kiran asked me whether I
had seen the Cricket match on
television the earlier night.
C. Kiran asked me did I see
the Cricket match on
television the last night.
D. Kiran asked me whether I
had seen the Cricket match
on television the last night.
Answer: Option D

← David said to Anna,


"Mona will leave for her
native place tomorrow."
A. David told Anna that Mona
will leave for her native place
tomorrow.
B. David told Anna that
Mona left for her native
place the next day.
C. David told Anna that Mona
would be leaving for her
native place tomorrow. D.
David told Anna that Mona
would leave for her native
place the next day.
Answer: Option D

← I said to him, "Why are you


working so hard?"
A. I asked him why he was
working so hard.
B. I asked him why was he
working so hard.
D. The tailor asked him if he
← He said to her, "What a will like to the suit ready by
cold day!" A. He told her that it the next evening.
was a cold day. B. He
exclaimed that it was a cold Answer: Option C
day. C. He exclaimed
sorrowfully that it was a cold
day. ← He said to interviewer,
D. He exclaimed that it was a "Could you please repeat
very cold day. the question?"
A. He requested the
Answer: Option D interviewer if he could
please repeat the question.
B. He requested the
← The tailor said to him, interviewer to please repeat
"Will you have the suit ready the question.
by tomorrow evening?" A. The C. He requested the
tailor asked him that he will interviewer to repeat the
have the suit ready by the next question.
evening. D. He requested the
B. The tailor asked him that he interviewer if he could
would had the suit ready by repeat the question.
the next evening. C. The tailor
asked him if he would have the Answer: Option C
suit ready by the next evening.
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← He said. "Be quite and Answer: Option D
listen to my words. A. He
urged them to be quite and
listen to his words.
B. He urged them and said
be quite and listen to his
words.
C. He urged they should be
quite and listen to his words.
D. He said you should be quite
and listen to his words.

Answer: Option A

← He said to me, I have


often told you not to play with
fire.
A. He said that he has often
been telling me not to play
with fire.
B. He told me that he had often
told me not to play with fire.
C. He reminded me that he
often said to me not to play
with fire.
D. He said to me that he often
told me not to play with fire.

Answer: Option B

← The Captain said to his


men, "Stand at ease."
A. The Captain urged his
men to stand at ease.
B. The Captain wanted his
men to stand at ease.
C. The Captain told his
men that they should
stand at ease.
D. The Captain commanded
his men to stand at ease.
← Pawan said to me, "If I B. He said that he could not help
hear any news, I'll phone me at present because he was
you." himself in difficulty. C. He told
A. Pawan told me that if he that he could not help you at
heard any news, he will phone present because he was himself
me. in difficulty. D. He asked that he
B. Pawan told me that if he could not help you at present
will hear my news, he will because he was himself in
phone me. difficulty.
C. Pawan told me that if he
had heard any news, he Answer: Option B
would phone me.
D. Pawan told me that if he
heard any news, he would ← He told her, "I want to
phone me. meet your father":
A. He told her that I want
Answer: Option D to meet your father.
B. He told her that he wanted
to meet her father.
← He said,"I cannot help you C. He told her that he wanted
at present because I am myself to meet your father.
in difficulty." D. He told her that she wanted
A. He said that I cannot help to meet her father.
you at present because I
myself in difficulty. Answer: Option B

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← He says, ''I don't want to D. Mohan said that they
play any more." A. He says that should go to see the Taj in
he doesn't want to play any moonlit night.
more.
B. He says that I don't want Answer: Option D
to play any more.
C. He says that I didn't want
to play any more.
D. He says that he didn't
want to play any more.

Answer: Option A

← The government has


announced, "Taxes will be
raised":
A. The government has
announced that taxes would
be raised.
B. The government has
announced that taxes would
raised.
C. The government has
announced that taxes will
be raised.
D. The government has
announced taxes will be
raised.

Answer: Option C

← Mohan said, "We shall go to


see the Taj in the moonlit
night":
A. Mohan said that we shall go
to see the Taj in the moonlit
night.
B. Mohan told that we shall go
to see the Taj in moonlit night.
C. Mohan told that we should
go to see the Taj in the
moonlit night.
← The teacher said to C. The poor examine
Ram,"Congratulations ! Wish exclaimed that God take pity
you success in life." on him.
A. The teacher congratulated D. The poor examine asked
Ram and said wish you God to take pity on him.
success in life.
B. The teacher wished Answer: Option A
congratulations and success
in life to Ram.
C. The teacher wished ← "Where will you be
congratulations to Ram and tomorrow," I said, "in case I
wished him success in life. have to ring you ?"
D. The teacher A. I asked where you will be
congratulated Ram and the next day in case I will ring
wished him success in life. him.
B. I asked where he would be
Answer: Option D the next day in case I had to
ring him.
C. I said to him where he will
← The poor examine said,"O be in case I have to ring him.
God, take pity on me." D. I enquired about his where
A. The poor examine prayed about the next day in case I
God to take pity on him. would have to ring up.
B. The poor examine,
involving God, implored him Answer: Option B
to take pity on him.

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← Seeta said to me, " Can you a hundred rupees untill the next
give me your pen ?" day. D. Farhan asked whether
A. Seeta asked me can I give her Geeta could lend me a hundred
my pen. B. Seeta asked me if I rupees until the next day.
can give me your pen. C. Seeta
asked me if I could give her my Answer: Option B
pen. D. Seeta asked me if i could
give her my pen.
Answer: Option C
← The father warned his son
that he should be beware of
him.
A. The father warned his son,
"beware of him !"
B. The father warned his
son, "Watch that chap !"
C. The father warned his
son, "Be careful about him."
D. The father warned his son,
"Don't fall into the trap."
Answer: Option A

← Manna asked Rohan,


"Have you sat in a trolley bus
before ?"
A. Manna asked Rohan had he
sat in a trolley bus earlier.
B. Manna asked Rohan had he
sat in a trolley bus before.
C. Manna asked Rohan if he
sat on a trolley bus before.
D. Manna asked Rohan if he
has ever sat in a trolley bus.
Answer: Option A

← Farhan asked Geeta, "Could


you lend me a hundred rupees
until tomorrow ?"
A. Farhan asked Geeta whether
she could lend him a hundred
rupees until tomorrow. B. Farhan
asked Geeta whether she could
lend him a hundred rupees until
the next day. C. Farhan asked
Geeta whether she could lend me
← "What about going for swim," D. He said that you can't
he said, "It's quite fine now." bathe in this sea since it
A. He asked me what about was very rough.
going for a swim as it was
quite fine then. Answer: Option C
B. He proposed going for swim
as it was quite fine.
C. He suggested going for a ← Vissu said, "We passed by a
swim as it was quite fine. beautiful lake when we went
D. He advised me to go for a on a trip to Goa."
swim as it was quite fine. A. Vissu said that they passed
by a beautiful lake when they
Answer: Option A had gone on a trip to Goa. B.
Vissu said that they has
passed by a beautiful lake
← "You can't bathe in this when they went on a trip to
sea," he said to me, "it's very Goa.
rough." C. Vissu said that they had
A. He said that I can't bathe in passed by a beautiful lake
this sea because it's very when they had gone on a trip
rough. to Goa.
B. He said that you couldn't D. Vissu said they passed by a
bathe in the sea if it was very beautiful lake when they
rough. went on a trip to Goa.
C. He said that I couldn't bathe
Answer: Option C
in that sea as it was very
rough.
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← He said to me, "I expect you D. Dinesh asked Rani are
to attend the function." you going to the party
A. He told me that he had tomorrow.
expected me to attend the
function. Answer: Option C
B. He told me that he
expected me to attended the
function.
C. He told me that he
expected me to have
attended the function.
D. He told me that he
expected me to attend the
function.
Answer: Option A

← He said, "Why didn't you


send your application to
me ?"
A. He enquired why I had
not sent my application to
him.
B. He enquired why I did not
send my application to him.
C. He enquired why had I
not sent my application to
him.
D. He enquired why did I not
send my application to him.
Answer: Option A

← Dinesh asked, "Are you


going to the party tomorrow,
Rani ?"
A. Dinesh asked whether Rani
was going to the party the
next day.
B. Dinesh asked Rani
whether you are going to the
party the next day.
C. Dinesh asked Rani
whether she was going to the
party the next day.
← Suresh asked, " How long C. Ashok asked Anil What did
will it take to travel from he see at the South Pole.
Germany to South Africa ?" A. D. Ashok asked Anil that he
Suresh asked how long it will saw anything at the South Pole.
take to travel from Germany to
South Africa.
B. Suresh asked how long Answer: Option B
would it take to travel from
Germany to South Africa.
C. Suresh asked how long it ← My father said to us, "We
would take to travel from should study and get a good
Germany to South Africa. division in the examination." A.
D. Suresh was asking how long My father said us that we should
must it take to travel from study and got a good division in
Germany to South Africa. the examination. B. My father
told us that we should studied
Answer: Option B and got a good division in the
examination. C. My father told us
that we should study and get a
← "What did you see at the good division in the examination.
South Pole ?" Ashok asked D. My father told to us that we
Anil. should study and get a good
A. Ashok asked Anil if he saw division in the examination.
anything at the South Pole.
B. Ashok asked Anil What he
had seen at the South Pole. Answer: Option B

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Change of Speech
← "If you don't keep quiet I ← He said to his father,
shall shoot you", he said to "Please increase my pocket-
her in a calm voice. money."
A. He warned her to shoot if A. He told his father, "Please
she didn increase the pocket-money"
B. He said calmly that I shall B. He pleaded his father
shoot you if you don to please increase my
C. He warned her calmly that pocket money.
he would shoot her if she C. He requested his father to
didn increase his pocket-money.
D. Calmly he warned her that D. He asked his father to
be quiet or else he will have to increase his pocket-money.
shoot her.
Answer: Option C
Answer: Option C

← She said that her


← I told him that he was brother was getting married.
not working hard. A. She said, "Her brother
A. I said to him, "You are not is getting married."
working hard." B. She told, "Her brother
B. I told to him, "You are not is getting married."
working hard." C. She said, "My brother
C. I said, "You are not is getting married."
working hard." D. I said to D. She said, "My brother
him, "He is not working was getting married."
hard."
Answer: Option C
Answer: Option A

← The boy said, "Who


← His father ordered him dare call you a thief?"
to go to his room and study. A. The boy enquired who
A. His father said, "Go to your dared call him a thief.
room and study." B. The boy asked who called
B. His father said to him, "Go him a thief. C. The boy told that
and study in your room." who dared call him a thief.
C. His father shouted, "Go D. The boy wondered who
right now to your study room" dared call a thief.
D. His father said firmly, "Go
and study in your room." Answer: Option A
Answer: Option A
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← She exclaimed with sorrow A. She asked him why he did
that was a very miserable not go that day.
plight. B. She said to him why he don
A. She said with sorrow, C. She asked him not to go that
"What a pity it is." B. She said, day.
"What a mystery it is." D. She asked him why he did not
C. She said, "What a miserable go today.
sight it is." D. She said, "What a
miserable plight it is." Answer: Option A

Answer: Option D

← Dhruv said that he was


sick and tired of working for
that company.
A. Dhruv said, "I am sick
and tired of working for
this company."
B. Dhruv said, "He was
tired of that company."
C. Dhruv said to me, "I am sick
and tired of working for this
company."
D. Dhruv said, "I will be tired
of working for that
company."

Answer: Option A

← "Are you alone, my


son?" asked a soft voice
close behind me.
A. A soft voice asked that what
I was doing there alone.
B. A soft voice said to me are
you alone son. C. A soft voice
from my back asked If I was
alone.
D. A soft voice behind me
asked If I was alone.

Answer: Option D

← She said to him, "Why


don't you go today?"
← He exclaimed with joy Answer: Option B
that India had won the
Sahara Cup.
A. He said, "India has won the ← The man said, "No, I
Sahara Cup" B. He said, "India refused to confers guilt."
won the Sahara Cup" A. The man emphatically
C. He said, "How! India will refused to confers guilt.
win the Sahara Cup" B. The man refused to
D. He said, "Hurrah! India confers his guilt. C. The
has won the Sahara Cup" man told that he did not
confers guilt.
Answer: Option D D. The man was stubborn
enough to confers guilt.
← The little girl said to her Answer: Option A
mother, "Did the sun rise in
the East?"
A. The little girl said to her ← Nita ordered her servant to
mother that the sun rose in bring her cup of tea.
the East. A. Nita told her servant,
B. The little girl asked her "Bring a cup of tea."
mother if the sun rose in the B. Nita said, "Bring me a cup of
East. tea."
C. The little girl said to her C. Nita said to her servant,
mother if the sun rises in the "Bring me a cup of tea."
East. D. Nita told her servant, "Bring
D. The little girl asked her her that cup of tea."
mother if the sun is in the Answer: Option C
East.
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← My cousin said, "My room- ← "Please don't go away",
mate had snored throughout she said. A. She said to
the night." please her and not go
A. my cousin said that her away.
room-mate snored B. She told me to go away.
throughout the night. C. She begged me not to
B. my cousin told me that her go away. D. She begged
room-mate snored throughout that I not go away.
the night.
C. my cousin complained to Answer: Option C
me that her room-mate is
snoring throughout the night.
D. my cousin felt that her ← "Please don't go away",
room-mate may be snoring she said. A. She said to
throughout the night. please her and not go
away.
Answer: Option A B. She told me to go away.
C. She begged me not to
← "Please don't go away", go away. D. She begged
she said. A. She said to that I not go away.
please her and not go
away. Answer: Option C
B. She told me to go away.
C. She begged me not to
go away. D. She begged
that I not go away.

Answer: Option C

← She said to her friend, "I


know where is everyone"
A. She told that she knew
where was everyone.
B. She told her friend that
she knew where was
everyone.
C. She told her friend that
she knew where is
everyone.
D. She told her friend that
she knows where was
everyone.

Answer: Option B
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Spelling Check: Section 1

1. Find the correctly 6. Find the correctly 11. Find the


spelt spelt correctly spelt
word. word. word.
A. Adulation A. Agglomeration A. Cacophone
B. Adlation B. Aglomeration B. Cacophoney
C. Aduletion C. Agglomaration C. Cacophoni
D. Addulation D. Aglomaration D. Cacophony
Answer: Option A Answer: Option A Answer: Option D
2. Find the correctly 7. Find the correctly 12. Find the
spelt spelt correctly spelt
word. word. word.
A. Adulterate A. Agrandize A. Capricious
B. Adeldurate B. Aggrandize B. Cappricious
C. Adulterat C. Aggranndice C. Caprisious
D. Adultarate D. Aggradise D. Carisuous
Answer: Option A Answer: Option B Answer: Option A
3. Find the correctly 8. Find the correctly 13. Find the
spelt spelt correctly spelt
word. word. word.
A. Adventitious A. Aberant A. Centrefuge
B. Adventitous B. Abbarant B. Centrifuse
C. Adventitus C. Aberrant C. Centifuse
D. Adventituous D. Abberant D. Centrifuge
Answer: Option A Answer: Option C Answer: Option D
4. Find the correctly 9. Find the correctly 14. Find the
spelt spelt correctly spelt
word. word. word.
A. Adverisity A. Abeyense A. Chauvinist
B. Advercety B. Abayance B. Chaubinist
C. Adversity C. Abeyence C. Chauviniste
D. Advercity D. Abeyance D. Chaubenist
Answer: Option C Answer: Option D Answer: Option A
5. Find the correctly 10. Find the 15. Find the
spelt correctly spelt correctly spelt
word. word. word.
A. Affedevit A. Abstemius A. Compendioum
B. Afidevit B. Abstemaus B. Compendium
C. Affidevit C. Abstemious C. Compandium
D. Affidavit D. Abstemous D. Commppendium
Answer: Option D Answer: Option C Answer: Option B
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16. Find correctly 21. Find the 26. Find the
spelt word. correctly spelt correctly spelt
A. Connillatory word. word:
B. Concilletry A. Dicotomy A. enemyty
C. Conciliatory B. Dicotemy B. enemity
D. Concilletry C. Dichotomy C. enmity
Answer: Option C D. Dechotomy D. enmety
Answer: Option C Answer: Option C
17. Find the
correctly spelt
word. 22. Find the 27. Find the
correctly spelt correctly spelt
A. Deference word. word:
B. Defferance A. Embelis A. irelevant
C. Defference B. Embelesh B. irrelavent
D. Defference C. Embellish C. irelevent
Answer: Option A D. Embelish D. irrelevant
Answer: Option C Answer: Option D
18. Find the
correctly spelt
word. 23. Find the 28. Find the
correctly spelt correctly spelt
A. Delineate word: word.
B. Deleneat A. livelihood A. Benificial
C. Dileneate B. livelyhood B. Beneficil
D. Deleneate C. livlihood C. Beneficial
Answer: Option A D. livelyhud D. Benifical
Answer: Option A Answer: Option C
19. Find the
correctly spelt
word. 24. Find the 29. Find the
correctly spelt correctly spelt
A. Deppricate word: word.
B. Dapricate A. foyere A. Uniquely
C. Depricate B. foayer B. Internaly
D. Deprecate C. foyer C. Coldlly
Answer: Option D D. fouyer D. Fortunatelly
Answer: Option C Answer: Option A
20. Find the
correctly spelt
word. 25. Find the 30. Find the
correctly spelt correctly spelt
A. Desiccate word: word.
B. Desicate A. lassivious A. Apprehension
C. Descicate B. lacivoius B. Apprehension
D. Deccicate C. lascivious C. Apprihension
Answer: Option A D. lasivious D. Aprihension
Answer: Option C Answer: Option B

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31. Find the 36. Find correctly 41. Find the
correctly spelt spelt word. correctly spelt
word. A. Bureacracy words.
A. Affactionately B. Bereaucracy A. Ommineous
B. Affectionately C. Buereacracy B. Omineous
C. Afectionately D. Bureaucracy C. Ominous
D. Affectionnality Answer: Option D D. Omenous
Answer: Option B Answer: Option C
37. Find correctly
spelt word.
32. Find the A. Millionair 42. Find the
correctly spelt correctly spelt
word. B. Millionnaire words.
A. Averisious C. Milionaire A. Pessenger
B. Avericious D. Millionaire B. Passenger
C. Avaricious Answer: Option D C. Pasanger
D. Avarisious D. Pesanger
Answer: Option C 38. Find the Answer: Option B
correctly spelt
word.
33. Find the A. Sychological 43. Find the
correctly spelt correctly spelt
word. B. Psychological words.
A. Enterpreneur C. Psykological A. Benefitted
B. Entreorenure D. Sykological B. Benifited
C. Entrepreneur Answer: Option B C. Benefited
D. Enterprenure D. Benefeted
Answer: Option C 39. Find the Answer: Option C
correctly spelt
words.
34. Find the A. Efficient 44. Find the
correctly spelt correctly spelt
word. B. Treatmeant words.
A. Promiscuous C. Beterment A. Treachrous
B. Promescuous D. Employd B. Trecherous
C. Promiscuos Answer: Option A C. Trechearous
D. Promescuous D. Treacherous
Answer: Option A 40. Find the Answer: Option D
correctly spelt
words.
35. Find correctly A. Foreign 45. Find the
spelt word. correctly spelt
A. Onomatopoeia B. Foreine words.
B. Onomotopoei C. Fariegn A. Forcast
C. Onomatopoia D. Forein B. Forecaste
D. Onamotipoei Answer: Option A C. Forcaust
Answer: Option A D. Forecast
Answer: Option D

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46. Find the 51. Find the 56. Find the
correctly spelt correctly spelt correctly spelt
words. words. words.
A. Rigerous A. Excessive A. Sepulchral
B. Rigourous B. Exccessive B. Sepilchrle
C. Regerous C. Exxcesive C. Sepalchrul
D. Rigorous D. Excesive D. Sepalchrl
Answer: Option D Answer: Option A Answer: Option A
47. Find the 52. Find the 57. Find the
correctly spelt correctly spelt correctly spelt
words. words. words.
A. Palete A. Indipensable A. Acommodation
B. Palet B. Indipenseble B. Accomodaton
C. Palate C. Indispansible C. Accommodation
D. Pelate D. Indispensable D. Acomodation
Answer: Option C Answer: Option D Answer: Option C
48. Find the 53. Find the 58. Find the
correctly spelt correctly spelt correctly spelt
words. words. words.
A. Bouquete A. Humorous A. Faithfuly
B. Bouquette B. Ganerous B. Sincerely
C. Bouquet C. Pupolous C. Truely
D. Boqquet D. Maretorious D. Affectionatly
Answer: Option C Answer: Option A Answer: Option B
49. Find the 54. Find the 59. Find the
correctly spelt correctly spelt correctly spelt
words. words. words.
A. Vetarinary A. Itinarery A. Klaptomania
B. Veteninary B. Itinerary B. Klepptomania
C. Vetinary C. Itenary C. Kleptemania
D. Veterinary D. Itinarary D. Kleptomania
Answer: Option D Answer: Option B Answer: Option D
50. Find the 55. Find the 60. Find the
correctly spelt correctly spelt correctly spelt
words. words. words.
A. Chancelary A. Survaillance A. Schedulle
B. Chancellery B. Surveillance B. Schedeule
C. Chancelery C. Survellance C. Schdule
D. Chancellary D. Surveilance D. Schedule
Answer: Option B Answer: Option B Answer: Option D
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61. Find the 65. Find the 69. Find the
correctly spelt correctly spelt correctly spelt
words. words. words.
A. Skillful A. Dammage A. Inoculation
B. Skillfull B. Damaige B. Innoculation
C. Skilfull C. Dammege C. Inocculation
D. Skilpull D. Damage D. Inocullation
Answer: Option A Answer: Option D Answer: Option A
62. Find the 66. Find the 70. Find the
correctly spelt correctly spelt correctly spelt
words. words. words.
A. Judicious A. Accomplish A. Velnerable
B. Cancious B. Acomplush B. Vulnarable
C. Dilicous C. Ackmplesh C. Vulnerable
D. Gracous D. Accompalish D. Valnerable
Answer: Option A Answer: Option A Answer: Option C
63. Find the 67. Find the
correctly spelt correctly spelt
words. words.
A. Gaurantee A. Puerrile
B. Guarantee B. Puerrille
C. Garuntee C. Purrile
D. Guaruntee D. Puerile
Answer: Option B Answer: Option D
64. Find the 68. Find the
correctly spelt correctly spelt
words. words.
A. Friming A. Satelite
B. Burnning B. Sattelite
C. Running C. Satellite
D. Fryng D. Sattellite
Answer: Option C Answer: Option C
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Spelling Check: Section 2

1. Find the correctly 6. Find the correctly 11. Find the


spelt spelt correctly spelt
words. words. words.
A. Simpal A. Hindrance A. Swelte
B. Bannar B. Hinderrance B. Filpant
C. Pattren C. Hindrence C. Licentious
D. Modern D. Hinderence D. Puessile
Answer: Option D Answer: Option A Answer: Option C
2. Find the correctly 7. Find the correctly 12. Find the
spelt spelt correctly spelt
words. words. words.
A. Scripher A. Parallelled A. Grief
B. Scripture B. Parralleled B. Breif
C. Skripture C. Paralleled C. Recieve
D. Scriptur D. Paraleled D. Diceive
Answer: Option B Answer: Option C Answer: Option A
3. Find the correctly 8. Find the correctly 13. Find the
spelt spelt correctly spelt
words. words. words.
A. Comitte A. Lckadaisicle A. Furnituer
B. Commitee B. Lackdaisical B. Exampel
C. Committee C. Lackadisical C. Medicine
D. Comiittee D. Lackadaisical D. Sampal
Answer: Option C Answer: Option D Answer: Option C
4. Find the correctly 9. Find the correctly 14. Find the
spelt spelt correctly spelt
words. words. words.
A. Exaggerate A. Equanimity A. Eflorescence
B. Exeggrate B. Equannimity B. Efllorescence
C. Exagerate C. Equanimmity C. Efflorescence
D. Exadgerate D. Equinimity D. Efflorascence
Answer: Option A Answer: Option A Answer: Option C
5. Find the correctly 10. Find the 15. Find the
spelt correctly spelt correctly spelt
words. words. words.
A. Asspersion A. Occured A. Exterminatte
B. Voluptuous B. Occurad B. Inexpliccable
C. Voguei C. Ocurred C. Offspring
D. Equestrain D. Occurred D. Reffere
Answer: Option B Answer: Option D Answer: Option C
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← Find the ← Find out that
correctly spelt ← Find out that word, which
words. word, which spelling is WRONG
A. Occasion spelling is WRONG A. Inflamable
B. Occassion A. Amature B. Musician
C. Ocasion D. B. Manual C. C.
Ocassion Nephew D. Righteousnes
Answer: Athletic E. s D. Negotiate
Option A All correct E. All correct
Answer: Answer:
← Find the Option A Option A
correctly spelt
words. ← Find out that
A. word, which
Entrepreneur spelling is WRONG
B. A. Geography
Entrapreneur B. History C.
C. Chemistry D.
Entrepraneur Commerce E.
D. All correct
Enterprenuer Answer:
Answer: Option E
Option A
← Find out that
← Find out that word, which
word, which spelling is WRONG
spelling is WRONG A. Immature
A. Appraise B.
B. Commend Imminent
C. C. Ilicit
Mentanence D. Imperative
D. Behavior E. All correct
E. All correct Answer:
Answer: Option C
Option C
← Find out that
← Find out that word, which
word, which spelling is WRONG
spelling is WRONG A. Quarreled
B. Rebellious
A. Passion
C.
B. Fashion C.
Ration D. Commission
Tution E. All D.
correct Mirraculous
Answer: E. All correct
Option D
Answer: ← Find out that D.
Option D word, which Demonstratio
spelling is WRONG n E. All
← Find out that A. Refuse correct
word, which B. Repute C. Answer:
spelling is WRONG Despute D. Option C
A. Lenient Confuse E.
B. All correct ← Find out that
Nationalism Answer: word, which
C. Overhaul Option C spelling is WRONG
D. A. Logical
Transfered ← Find out that B.
E. All correct word, which Ludicrucou
Answer: spelling is WRONG s C. Lovely
Option D A. Urge D. Lonesome
B. E. All correct
Merge Answer:
C. Option B
Perge
D. ← Find out that
Surge word, which
E. All correct spelling is WRONG
Answer: A. Periphery
Option C B. Advurtise
C. Courteous
← Find out that D. Indefinite
word, which E. All correct
spelling is WRONG Answer:
A. Boundary Option B
B. Exhibit
C.
Depresion

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31. Find out that 36. Find out that 41. Find out that
word, word, word,
which spelling is which spelling is which spelling is
WRONG WRONG WRONG
A. Dismiss A. Benificial A. Transmit
B. Dispel B. Regular B. Attribute
C. Disservice C. Despise C. Constitute
D. Discribe D. Deprave D. Investegate
E. All correct E. All correct E. All correct
Answer: Option D Answer: Option A Answer: Option D
32. Find out that 37. Find out that 42. Find out that
word, word, word,
which spelling is which spelling is which spelling is
WRONG WRONG WRONG
A. Period A. Psychologist A. Peaceful
B. Saggest B. Psychaitrist B. Skillful
C. Famous C. Physiologist C. Beautyful
D. Reference D. Psychoanalyst D. Hopeful
E. All correct E. All correct E. All correct
Answer: Option B Answer: Option B Answer: Option C
33. Find out that 38. Find out that 43. Find out that
word, word, word,
which spelling is which spelling is which spelling is
WRONG WRONG WRONG
A. Formulate A. Conserve A. Numerous
B. Formidable B. Reserve B. Nucleus
C. Forman C. Diserve C. Nuisence
D. Format D. Preserve D. Numismatics
E. All correct E. All correct E. All correct
Answer: Option C Answer: Option C Answer: Option C
34. Find out that 39. Find out that 44. Find out that
word, word, word,
which spelling is which spelling is which spelling is
WRONG WRONG WRONG
A. Aristocracy A. Filled A. Choclate
B. Prophecy B. Fulfiled B. Woolen
C. Beaureacuracy C. Expelled C. Parliament
D. Democracy D. Skilled D. Biscuit
E. All correct E. All correct E. All correct
Answer: Option C Answer: Option B Answer: Option A
35. Find out that 40. Find out that 45. Find out that
word, word, word,
which spelling is which spelling is which spelling is
WRONG WRONG WRONG
A. Artificial A. Seperation A. Grammer
B. Aggrevate B. Desertion B. Hammer
C. Forefront C. Rejoice C. Manner
D. Negligence D. Serenity D. Stammer
E. All correct E. All correct E. All correct
Answer: Option B Answer: Option A Answer: Option A

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46. Find out that 50. Find out that 54. Find out that
word, word, word,
which spelling is which spelling is which spelling is
WRONG WRONG WRONG
A. Deploy A. Narrator A. Permission
B. Emply B. Overseer B. Ambition
C. Supply C. Pretence C. Admision
D. Reply D. Licence D. Submission
E. All correct E. All correct E. All correct
Answer: Option B Answer: Option E Answer: Option C
47. Find out that 51. Find out that 55. Find out that
word, word, word,
which spelling is which spelling is which spelling is
WRONG WRONG WRONG
A. Approach A. Burglar A. Collision
B. Compartment B. Designation B. Superstition
C. Restaurant C. Controversy C. Conversation
D. Municipality D. Ratificasion D. Humilation
E. All correct E. All correct E. All correct
Answer: Option E Answer: Option D Answer: Option D
48. Find out that 52. Find out that 56. Find out that
word, word, word,
which spelling is which spelling is which spelling is
WRONG WRONG WRONG
A. Irritate A. Leisure A. Gentalman
B. Turmoil B. Nuisance B. Criticise
C. Ignorent C. Opineon C. Valuable
D. Terrible D. Mystery D. Continuous
E. All correct E. All correct E. All correct
Answer: Option C Answer: Option C Answer: Option A
49. Find out that 53. Find out that 57. Find out that
word, word, word,
which spelling is which spelling is which spelling is
WRONG WRONG WRONG
A. Intellectual A. Differed A. Punctuation
B. Opportunity B. Suffered B. Fashion
C. Efficiency C. Offered C. Pention
D. Responsibility D. Reffered D. Ration
E. All correct E. All correct E. All correct
Answer: Option E Answer: Option D Answer: Option C
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Synonyms
1. Fostering : 6. Cease: 11. 16.
Recuperate : Disparage :
A. A. Begin A. Rehabilitate A. Scatter
Safeguarding
B. Neglecting B. Stop B. Recover B.
Discriminate
C. Ignoring C. Create C. Reimburse C. Belittle
D. Nurturing D. Dull D. Relocate D. Waste
Answer: Answer: Answer: E. Parable
Option D Option B Option B
Answer:
Option C
2. Propel: 7. Pious: 12. Augury:
A. Drive A. Religious A. Prophecy 17. Alacrity :
B. Jettison B. B. Astronomy A. Briskness
Sympathetic
C. Burst C. Afraid C. Intention B. Fear
D. Acclimatize D. Faithful D. Future C. Frankness
E. Modify Answer: Answer: D. Alarm
Option A Option D
Answer: E. None of
Option A These
8. Cancel: 13. Delectable: Answer:
Option A
3. Massive: A. Abolish A. Nobel
A. Lump Sum B. Approve B. Enjoyable 18. Busy :
B. Strong C. Allow C. Delicious A. Active
C. Little D. Break D. Sumptuous B. Occupied
D. Gaping Answer: Answer: C.
Option A Option C Preoccupied
E. Huge D. Diligent
Answer: 9. Abandon : 14. Dielectric : E. None of
Option E These
A. Forsake A. Answer:
Argumentative Option B
4. Stumbling B. Keep B. Instructive
Block:
A. Argument C. Cherish C. 19.
Constructive Bitterness :
B. Frustration D. Enlarge D. Destructive A. Sourness
C. Advantage Answer: Answer: B. Hoarseness
Option A Option A
D. Hurdle C. Acrimony
E. Fallout 10. 15. Paltry : D. Aspersion
Germinate :
Answer: A. Decay A. E. None of
Option D Insignificant These
B. Breed B. Unfair Answer:
Option C
5. Defer : C. Produce C. Average
A. Indifferent D. Sprout D. Slovenly
B. Defy Answer: Answer:
Option B Option A
C. Differ
D. Postpone
Answer:
Option D
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← Steril ← Synopsis :
e : A. ←Index
Dry B. ←Mixture
Barren ←Summary
C. ← Puzzle Answer: Option C
Childles
s D.
Arid
E. None of
These
Answer:
Option B

← Altercati
on : A.
Choice
B. Charge
C. Heated
Dispute D.
Distribution
E. None of
These
Answer:
Option C

← Prohibit :
←Prescribe
←Forfeit
←Forbid
← Provide
Answer:
Option C

← Stupid :
A. Rude B.
Dull C.
Illiterate D.
Obstinate
Answer:
Option B
25. Graphic : Compassion :
A. Moving
B. Timid A. Gather A. Kindness A. Extirpate
C. Obvious B. Allot B. Similarity B. Provoke
C. Calm C. Contrast C. Isolation
D. Instructive D. Remit D. Cruelty D. Abrasion
Answer: Answer: Answer:
Option C Option A Option B
Answer: 29. Liberal : 35. 41.
Option C Contentment : Imperceptible
26. Showy : :
A. Broad- A. Craftiness A. Mean
A. Rowdy Minded
B. Hungry B. Generous B. Satisfaction B. Obvious
C. Greedy C. Visionary C. Idleness C. Humble
D. Gaudy D. Imaginative D. Craving D. Subtle
Answer: Answer: Answer: Answer:
Option D Option B Option B Option D
27. 30. Security : 36. Fiction : 42. See :
Annihilate :
A. Destroy A. Boldness A. Imaginary A. Talk
B. Entrain B. Safety B. Tamed B. Observe
C. Forward C. C. Novel C. Stand
D. Testify Fearlessness
Answer: D. Confidence D. Wildness D. Look
Option A Answer: Answer: Answer:
28. Pacify : Option B Option C Option B

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43. Installed : 47. Turn : 52. Duplicity : 57. Cater :
A. Prepared A. Shift A. Repetition A. Advance
B. Settled B. Curve B. Artlessness B. Develop
C. Started C. Move C. Deceit C. Provide
D. D. Rotate D. Cleverness D. Discover
Manufactured
E. Established E. Fabricate Answer: Answer:
Option C Option C
Answer: Answer:
Option E Option D
53. Vanguard : 58. Redressed
:
44. Contain : 48. A. Race Driver A. Addressed
Awakened :
A. Prevent A. Enlightened B. Officer B. Equalised
B. Limit B. Realized C. Flag Bearer C. Restored
C. Hold C. Shook D. Pioneer D. Redone
D. Express D. Briefed Answer: E. Rearranged
Option C
E. Control Answer: Answer:
Option A Option C
Answer: 54. Fortitude :
Option C
49. Diversion : A. Similarity 59. Haggle:
45. A. Amusement B. Courage A. Postpone
Eventually :
A. Suddenly B. Distortion C. Protection B. Accept
B. Ultimately C. Deviation D. Safety C. Bargain
C. Quickly D. Change Answer: D. Reject
Option B
D. Abruptly Answer: Answer:
Option A Option C
E. Initially 55.
Inadvertent :
Answer: 50. Pass : A. Ignorant 60. Abstruse:
Option B
A. Qualify B. Unexpected A. Awful
46. Essential : B. Die C. B. Irrelevant
Unintentional
A. Desirable C. Cross D. C. Shallow
Undisturbed
B. Advisable D. Elongated Answer: D. Profound
Option C
C. Beneficial Answer: Answer:
Option C Option B
D. 56. Fidelity :
Unavoidable
Answer: 51. Wretched: A. Faithfulness 61. Yob:
Option D
A. Poor B. A. Aggressive
Resourcefulne
ss
B. Foolish C. Strength B. Intelligent
C. Insane D. Weakness C. Annoyed
D. Strained Answer: D. Humble
Option A
E. Transfer Answer:
Option A
Answer:
Option A

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Antonyms
1. Foremost : 6. Last : 11. 16. Haunts :
Prosperous :
A. Hindmost A. End A. Adverse A. Permeates
B. Unimportant B. Grow B. Advanced B. Includes
C. Disposed C. Diminish C. Retarded C. Repels
D. Mature D. Finish D. Impecunious D. Attracts
E. Premature Answer: Option E. Affluent E. Invigorates
B
Answer: Option 7. Mighty : Answer: Option Answer: Option
B D C

2. Protects : A. Forcible 12. 17.


Impediments : Underhand :
A. Defends B. Forceful A. Handicaps A. Hidden
B. Deprives C. Weak B. Obstacles B.
Surreptitious
C. Deserts D. Tough C. Obstructions C. Obscure
D. Devises E. Haughty D. Hindrances D. Exposed
E. Secures Answer: Option E. Promoters Answer: Option
C D
Answer: Option 8. Glory : Answer: Option 18. Testify :
C E

3. Beautiful : A. Splendour 13. Divided : A. Falsify


A. Wonderful B. Notoriety A. United B. Evidence
B. Graceful C. Fame B. Dignified C. Prove
C. Ugly D. Reputation C. Separated D. Confide
D. Handsome E. Debasement D. Isolated E. Witness
E. Marvelous Answer: Option Answer: Option Answer: Option
E A A
Answer: Option 9. Development 14. 19. Extensive :
C : Differences :

4. Terrible : A. Retardation A. A. Expensive


Resemblances
A. Soothing B. B. B. Compact
Retrogression Discrimination
B. Frightening C. C. C. Concrete
Transgression Dissimilarities
C. Scaring D. Progress D. Agreement D. Abstract
D. Delectable E. Impunity Answer: Option E. Narrow
A
E. Horrible Answer: Option Answer: Option
B E
Answer: Option 15.
D Superiority :
10. Modern : A. Seniority 20.
Discovered :
5. Widely : A. Up-Date B. Juniority A. Exposed
A. Spaciously B. Recent C. Inferiority B. Obscured
B. Succinctly C. Cast D. Urbanity C. Concealed
C. Broad Based D. Ancient E. Posteriority D. Contended
D. Limitedly Answer: Option Answer: Option Answer: Option
D C B
E. Narrowly
Answer: Option
E
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21. Abstain : 27. Rigid : 33. Consolidate 39. Bright :
:
A. Hoard A. Merciful A. Weaken A. Narrow
B. Tolerate B. Generous B. Expand B. Dull
C. Forbear C. Lenient C. Destroy C. Coward
D. Begin D. Tolerant D. Build D. Sharp
Answer: Option Answer: Option Answer: Option Answer: Option
D C A B
22. Profusion : 28. Benign : 34. Trivial : 40. Obeying :

A. Aspersion A. Malevolent A. Serious A. Ordering


B. Scarcity B. Soft B. Intricate B. Following
C. Aversion C. Friendly C. Calm C. Refusing
D. Confusion D. Unwise D. Dainty D.
Contradicting
Answer: Option Answer: Option Answer: Option E. Protesting
B A A
Answer: Option
A
23. Obscure : 29. Genuine : 35. Acquit :
A. Implicit A. Unnatural A. Retreat 41. Asked :
B. Obnoxious B. Synthetic B. Convict A. Ordered
C. Explicit C. Artificial C. Conceal B. Ignored
D. Pedantic D. Sham D. Deprive C. Requested
Answer: Option Answer: Option Answer: Option D. Directed
C D B
E. Refused
24. Repulsive : 30. Singular : 36. Always : Answer: Option
B
A. Alluring A. Dull A. Disallow
B. Refulgent B. Ancient B. Never 42.
Commissioned
:
C. Effulgent C. Common C. Daily A. Started
D. Meek D. Social D. Descend B. Closed
Answer: Option Answer: Option Answer: Option C. Finished
A C B
D. Terminated
25. 31. Frugal : 37. Ancient : E. Unlocked
Ambiguous :
A. Auxiliary A. Extravagant A. Repulsion Answer: Option
B
B. Responsible B. Rich B. Modern
C. Salvageable C. Miserable C. Disappear 43. Covering :
D. Clear D. Happy D. Departure A. Excluding
Answer: Option Answer: Option Answer: Option B. Avoiding
D A B
C. Exhibiting
26. Attractive : 32. Permit : 38. Bitter : D. Hiding
A. Repulsive A. Give A. Blunt E. Protecting
B. Loathsome B. Forbid B. Bold Answer: Option
C
C. Abominable C. Allow C. Timid
D. Repugnant D. Preserve D. Sweet
E. None Of Answer: Option Answer: Option
These B D
Answer: Option
A
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44. Amicable : 47. Mitigate :50.
Querulous:
A. Hostile A. Abate A.
Disconnected
B. Friendly B. Aggravate B. Timorous
C. Haughty C. Allay C. Disputed
D. Unpleasant D. Alleviate D. Contented
Answer: Option Answer: Option Answer:
A B Option D
45. Aversion : 48. 51.
Cacophonous: Scurrilous:
A. Avoidable A. Loud A. Decent
B. Awareness B. Melodious B. Ribald
C. Hatred C. Sonorous C. Abusive
D. Liking D. Harsh D. Mitigate
Answer: Option Answer: Option Answer:
D B Option A
46. Taciturn : 49. Gloomy: 52.
Ephemeral:
A. Judge A. Discouraging A. Passing
B. Silent B. Disguising B. Sensuous
C. Talkative C. Bright C. Permanent
D. Immense D. Tragic D. Distasteful
Answer: Option Answer: Option Answer:
C C Option C
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One Word Substitution
One who is out to subvert a Anarchist
government
One who is recovering from illness Convalesc
ent
One who is all powerful Omnipote
nt
One who is present everywhere Omnipres
ent
One who knows everything Omniscie
nt
One who is easily deceived Gullible
One who works for free Volunteer
One who does not make mistakes Infallible
One who can do anything for money Mercenar
y
One who has no money Pauper
One who changes sides Turncoat
One who loves books Bibliophil
e
One who can speak two languages Bilingual
One who loves mankind Philanthro
pist
One who hates mankind Misanthr
ope
One who looks on the bright side of Optimist
things
One who looks on the dark side of Pessimist
things
One who doubts the existence of god Agnostic
One who pretends to be what he is Hypocrite
not
One incapable of being tired Indefatiga
ble
One who helps others Good Samarita
n
One who copies from other writers Plagiarist
One who hates women Misogynis
t
One who knows many languages Polyglot
One who is fond of sensuous Epicure
pleasures
One who thinks only of himself Egoist
One who thinks only of welfare of Feminist
women
One who is indifferent to pleasure or Stoic
pain
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One who is quite like a woman Effeminat
e
One who has strange habits Eccentric
One who speaks less Reticent
One who goes on foot Pedestria
n
One who believes in fate Fatalist
One who dies without a Will Intestate
One who always thinks himself to be Valetudina
ill rian
A Government by the people Democrac
y
A Government by a king or queen Monarchy
A Government by the officials Bureaucra
cy
A Government by the rich Plutocrac
y
A Government by the few Oligarchy
A Government by the Nobles Aristocrac
y
A Government by one Autocracy
Rule by the mob Mobocrac
y
That through which light can pass Transpare
nt
That through which light cannot pass Opaque
That through which light can partly Transluce
pass nt
A sentence whose meaning is Ambiguou
unclear s
A place where orphans live Orphanag
e
That which cannot be described Indescrib
able
That which cannot be imitated Inimitable
That which cannot be avoided Inevitable
A position for which no salary is paid Honorary
That which cannot be defended Indefensi
ble
Practice of having several wives Polygamy
Practice of having several husbands Polyandry
Practice of having one wife or Monogam
husband y
Practice of having two wives or Bigamy
husbands
That which is not likely to happen Improbabl
e

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People living at the same time Contempora
ries
A book published after the death of its Posthumou
author s
A book written by an unknown author Anonymous
A life history written by oneself Autobiogra
phy
A life history written by somebody else Biography
People who work together Colleagues
One who eats too much Glutton
That which cannot be satisfied Insatiable
One who questions everything Cynic
A flesh eating animal Carnivorou
s
A grass eating animal Herbivorou
s
One who lives in a foreign country Immigrant
To transfer one's authority to another Delegate
One who is a newcomer Neophyte
That which is lawful Legal
That which is against law Illegal
One who is unmarried Celibate
A game in which no one wins Draw
A study of man Anthropolo
gy
A study of races Ethnology
A study of the body Physiology
A study of animals Zoology
A study of birds Ornitholog
y
A study of ancient things Archaeolog
y
A study of derivation of words Etymology
Murder of a human being Homicide
Murder of a father Patricide
Murder of a mother Matricide
Murder of an brother Fratricide

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B. Alliteration C. One Word
Transferred epithet
← A person D. Oxymoron Answer: Option Substituti
who B on
renounces the
world and 5. Person who 9. On
practices self- does not believ
discipline in believe in the
order to the existence power
attain
of
salvation: A.
Sceptic God: A. Fat
B. Ascetic C. A. Theist B. Op
Devotee D. B. Heretic C. Pes
Antiquarian C. Atheist D.
Answer: Parsim
Option B D. Fanatic Answe
Optio
← One who Answer:
abandons his
Option C
religious
faith: A. 10. A
Apostate B. who
Prostate C. 6. A lady's loves
Profane D. every
Agnostic umbrella is: A.
Answer: Cosm
Option A A. Parasol B. Fra
B. Granary C. Ath
← A hater of
knowledge C. Epitaph D. Ari
and D. Aviary Answe
learning: Optio
A. Bibliophile Answer:
B. Philologist Option A
C. Misogynist 11. O
D. Misologist 7. Story of old canno
Answer: time gods or please
Option D
heroes is: A.
← Commenc Cosm
ement of A. Lyric B.
words with Frigh
the same B. Epic C. Fas
letter: C. Legend D. Fem
A. Pun
D. Romance B. Infectious
C.
Answer: ← A person who is Contagious
indifferent to pains and D. Fatal
Option C pleasure of life: Answer:
A. Stoic B. Sadist Option C
C. Psychiatrist D. Aristocrat
8. A sad song: Answer: Option A ← A man
A. Ditty who rarely
B. Knell ← An act of speaking one's speaks the
C. Dirge thoughts aloud when by truth:
D. Lay oneself or regardless of any A.
hearers, especially by a Crook
Answer: character in a play: A. B. Liar
Option C Sinecure C. Scoundrel
B. Soliloquy C. Pessimist D. Hypocrite
D. Philanthropist Answer: Answer:
Option B Option D
← A disease which spreads by
contact: A. Incurable

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17. A remedy 22. A person 27. One who reform remai
for all who movement: unma
diseases: forsakes knows two A. Apostle A. Sp
religion:
A. Narcotics A. Apostle languages: B. Apothecary B. Art
B. Antiseptic B. Apotheosis A. Bigot
C. Panacea C. Renegade B. Bigamy C. Apotheosis C. Ba
D. Lyric D. Charlatan C. Bilingual D. Renegade D.
Answer: Answer: D. Brittle Misan
Option C Option C Answer: Answ
18. 23. One who Answer: Option A Optio
International Option C
21. A person 26. O
destruction of studies insect 28. who has
racial life: Government pretends to good
by have food:
groups: A. Geologist the more A. Go
representativ knowledge or
es skill than he B. Cu
A. Matricide B. Zoologist of the people: rally
B. Regicide C. A. Autocracy has: C. Par
Entomologist A. Crook D. Sto
C. Genocide D. Botanist B. Democracy B. Apotheosis Answ
D. Homicide Answer: C. Socialism Optio
Option C C. Renegade
Answer: D. Anarchy
Option C D. Charlatan
19. Custom of 24. A doctor Answer:
Answer:
who Option B
Option D
having many treats skin 29. A disease
wives: diseases: that
A. Misogamy A. spreads over a
Ophthalmologi large
st
B. Bigamy B. area:
Dermatologist
C. Polygamy C. A. Academic
Paediatrician
D. Monogamy D. B. Epidemic
Cardiologist
Answer: Answer: C.
Option C Option B Incorrigible
D. Invincible
20. A pioneer 25. A lady who Answer:
of a Option B
← One who able to use the right and left
hands equally well:
A. Sinister ← Murder of
B. Ambidextrous C. Ambivalent D. Amateur man: A.
Answer: Option B Regicide
B. Fratricide
← Government by rich: C. Homicide
A. Oligarchy B. Aristocracy C. Pantisocracy D. D. Genocide
Plutocracy Answer: Option D Answer:
Option C
← An independent person or body officially
appointed to settle a dispute: A. Arbiter
B. Mediator C. Agent provocateur D. Arbitrator
Answer: Option D
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36. Use of 40. To 44. A narrow
force or examine piece
threats to get one's own of land
thoughts connecting
someone to and feelings: two large
agree masses of
to something: A. Meditation land :
A. Coercion B. A. Peninsula
Retrospection
B. Conviction C. Reflection B. Isthmus
C. Confession D. C. Continent
Introspection
D. Cajolement Answer: D. Gulf
Option D
Answer: Answer:
Option A Option B
37. Animal 41. One 45. One who
that indifferent
feeds on to art and collects coins
plants: literature as
A. Carnivorous is : hobby :
B. Herbivorous A. Aromatic A. Philatelist
C. B. Critic B.
Insectivorous Ornithologist
D. C. Philistine C. Statistician
Graminivorous
Answer: D. Scholar D.
Option B Numismatist
Answer: Answer:
Option C Option D
38. Group of
stars:
A. Orbit 42. Open to
injury
B. or Criticism :
Constellation
C. Solar A. Invincible
system
D. Comet B. Vulnerable
Answer: C. Naive
Option B
D. Sensitive
39. Lasting Answer:
only for Option B
a very short
time:
A. Transparent 43.
Government by
B. Temporal a small group
of all
C. Temporary powerful
persons :
D. Temperate A. Oligarchy
Answer: B. Monarchy
Option C
C. Democracy
D. Anarchy
Answer:
Option A

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One Word Substitutes: Section 1
1. Extreme old 6. State in 10. A prima 14. One who
age which the facie
when a man few govern the case is such possesses
behaves many many
like a fool A. Monarchy A. As it seems at talents
first
A. Imbecility B. Oligarchy sight A. Versatile
B. Senility C. Plutocracy B. As it is made B. Nubile
to
C. Dotage D. Autocracy seem at first C. Exceptional
sight
D. Answer: Option C. As it turns D. Gifted
Superannuation B out to
Answer: Option be at the end Answer: Option
C A
7. A style in D. As it seems
which a to the
2. That which writer makes a court after a 15. Words
cannot number inscribed
be corrected display of his of hearings on tomb
A. knowledge Answer: Option A. Epitome
Unintelligible A
B. Indelible A. Pedantic B. Epistle
C. Illegible B. Verbose 11. A person C. Epilogue
D. Incorrigible C. Pompous pretending to D. Epitaph
be
Answer: Option D. Ornate somebody he is Answer: Option
D not D
Answer: Option A. Magician
A
3. The study of B. Rogue 16. One who
eats
ancient 8. List of the C. Liar everything
societies business
A. or subjects to D. Imposter A. Omnivorous
Anthropology be
B. Archaeology considered at a Answer: Option B. Omniscient
D
C. History meeting C. Irrestible
D. Ethnology A. Schedule 12. A person D. Insolvent
who
Answer: Option B. Timetable knows many Answer: Option
B foreign A
C. Agenda languages
4. A person of D. Plan A. Linguist 17. Malafide
good case is
understanding Answer: Option B. Grammarian one
C
knowledge and C. Polyglot A. Which is
reasoning 9. Leave or D. Bilingual undertaken in a
power remove good
A. Expert from a place Answer: Option faith
A
B. Intellectual considered B. Which is
C. Snob dangerous 13. One who undertaken in
has a bad
D. Literate A. Evade little faith in faith
human
Answer: Option B. Evacuate sincerity and C. Which is
B
C. Avoid goodness undertaken
after a
5. A person D. Exterminate A. Egoist long delay
who
insists on Answer: Option B. Fatalist D. Which is not
something B
A. C. Stoic undertaken at
Disciplinarian all
B. Stickler D. Cynic Answer: Option
B
C. Answer: Option
Instantaneous D
D. Boaster
Answer: Option
B
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18. The custom 22. A drawing 27. That which 32. One who
or on cannot
practice of transparent cannot be read be corrected
having paper
more than one A. Red print A. Negligible A. Incurable
husband at same B. Blue print B. Illegible B. Incorrigible
time
A. Polygyny C. Negative C. Ineligible C. Hardened
B. Polyphony D. D. Incorrigible D. Invulnerable
Transparency
C. Polyandry Answer: Option Answer: Option Answer: Option
D B B
D. Polychromy
Answer: Option 23. One who is 28. In a state of 33. Be the
C not
easily pleased tension or embodiment or
by anxiety or
19. Tending to anything suspense perfect
move example of
away from the A. Maiden A. Off balance A. Characterise
centre
or axis B. Mediaeval B. Depressed B. Idol
A. Centrifugal C. Precarious C. Diffused C. Personify
B. Centripetal D. Fastidious D. On D. Signify
tenterhooks
C. Axiomatic Answer: Option Answer: Option Answer: Option
D D C
D. Awry
Answer: Option 24. A remedy 29. That which 34. A person not
A for all sure
diseases cannot be seen of the
existence of
20. Teetotaller A. Stoic A. Insensible god
means
A. One who B. Marvel B. Intangible A. Cynic
abstains
from theft C. Panacea C. Invisible B. Agnostic
B. One who D. Recompense D. Unseen C. Atheist
abstains
from meat Answer: Option Answer: Option D. Theist
C C
C. One who Answer: Option
abstains B
from taking 25. One who is 30. To slap with
wine fond a flat
D. One who of fighting object 35. A paper
abstains written
from malice A. Bellicose A. Chop by hand
Answer: Option B. Aggressive B. Hew A. Handicraft
C
C. Belligerent C. Gnaw B. Manuscript
21. A person D. Militant D. Swat C. Handiwork
interested in Answer: Option Answer: Option D. Thesis
A D
collecting, Answer: Option
studying B
and selling of 26. A small shop 31. Habitually
old that silent
things sells or talking little 36. The act of
fashionable
A. Antiquarian clothes, A. Servile violating the
cosmetics, sanctity
B. Junk-dealer etc. B. Unequivocal of the church is
C. Crank A. Store C. Taciturn A. Blashphemy
D. Archealogist B. Stall D. Synoptic B. Heresy
Answer: Option C. Boutique Answer: Option C. Sacrilege
A C
D. Booth D. Desecration
Answer: Option Answer: Option
C C

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← Something ← A child born ← The raison Answer:
that can be after death of d'etre of a Option D
heard his father A. controversy is
A. Auditory Posthumous A. The ← Parts of a
B. Audio- B. Orphan C. enthusiasm country behind
visual C. Bastard D. with which it is the coast or a
Audible Progenitor kept alive river's banks
D. Audition Answer: B. The fitness A. Isthmus
Answer: Option A with which B.
Option C participants Archipelago
← The
absence of handle it C.
← A name
adopted by an law and C. The Hinterland
author in his order reason or D. Swamps
writings A. Rebellion justification Answer:
A. Nickname B. Anarchy of its Option C
B. C. Mutiny D. existence
Pseudonym Revolt D. The
C. Answer: unending
Nomenclatur Option B hostility the
e D. Title parties
Answer: concerned
Option B have towards
each other
← Study of Answer:
birds A. Option C
Orology
B. Optology ← A place
C.
where bees are
Ophthalmolog
kept in called
y D.
A. An apiary
Ornithology
Answer:
B. A mole C.
Option D
A hive D. A
sanctury
← A place Answer:
that Option A
provides
refuge A. ← A
Asylum religious
B. discourse
Sanatoriu A.
m C. Preach
Shelter B.
D. Orphanage Stanza
Answer: C.
Option A Sanctorum
D. Sermon
← Study of Naive ← A person Accustom D.
the evolution Answer: who brings Acclimatise
of man as an Option B goods illegally Answer:
animal into the country Option D
A. ← A disease of A. Importer
Archaeology mind causing B. Exporter
B. an C. Fraud D. ← One who
Anthropology uncontrollable Smuggler knows
C. desire to steal Answer: everything
Chronology A. A.
Option D
D. Ethnology Schizophrenia Literate
Answer: B. ← To take B.
Option B Claustrophobi secretly in Scholar
a C. small C.
← A person Kleptomania quantities Omnipotent
who speaks D. A. D. Omniscient
many Magolomania Answer:
Robbery
languages Answer:
B. Option D
A. Linguist Option C
Pilferag
B.
← One who e C. ← Detailed
Monolingual
sacrifices his Theft plan of
C. Polyglot D.
life for a cause D. journey
Bilingual
A. Defalcation A.
Answer:
Patriot Answer: Travelogue
Option C
B. Option B B. Travelkit
← One who Martyr C. Schedule
does not C. ← To D. Itinerary
believe in Revolutionary accustom Answer:
existence of D. Soldier oneself to a Option D
god A. Answer: foreign
Egoist Option B climate
B. Atheist C. A. Adapt B.
Stoic D. Adopt C.
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57. Giving 61. Incapable 65. A building
69. An
undue of for expression of
favours to one's being seen storing threshed
mild
own through grain disapproval
kith and kin A. Ductile A. HangarA. Warning
A. Nepotism B. Opaque B. Dockyard
B. Denigration
B. Favouritism C. Obsolete C. Store C.
Impertinence
C. Wordliness D. Potable D. Granary D. Reproof
D. Corruption Answer: Option Answer: Option Answer: Option
B D D
Answer: Option 62. One who 66. Policeman 70. One
A does riding absorbed in

58. Hater of not care for on motorcycles his own


learning literature as thoughts and
and knowledge or art guards to a VIP feelings rather
than in
A. Misologist A. Primitive A. Outriders things outside
B. Bibliophile B. Illiterate B. Servants A. Scholar
C. Misogynist C. Philistine C. Commandos B. Recluse
D. D. Barbarian D. Attendants C. Introvert
Misanthropist
Answer: Option Answer: Option Answer: Option D. Intellectual
A C A
59. A person 63. A large 67. One who is Answer: Option
sleeping- C

interested in room with determined to


reading many exact
books and beds full vengeance
nothing for
else A. Bedroom wrongs done to
him
A. Book-keepr B. Dormitory A. Virulent
B. Scholar C. Hostel B. Vindictive
C. Book-worm D. Basement C. Usurer
D. Student Answer: Option D. Vindicator
B
Answer: Option 64. Continuing Answer: Option
C fight B

60. A place between 68. Murder of a


where parties, king
monks live as a families, clans, A. Infanticide
etc.
secluded A. Enmity B. Matricide
community
A. Cathedral B. Feud C. Genocide
B. Diocese C. Quarrel D. Regicide
C. Convent D. Skirmish Answer: Option
D
D. Monastery Answer: Option
B
Answer: Option
D

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One Word Substitutes: Section 2
B. B. Pal
1. One who 6. A dramatic 11. One who Endocrinology
dabbles believes C. Gynealogy C. Tan
in fine arts for performance that all things D. D. Sum
the and Orthopaedics
love of it and A. Mask events in life Answer: Option Answe
not for are A B
monetary gains B. Mosque predetermined
is a 5. A person who 10. Th
A. Connoisseur C. Masque A. Fatalist tries
B. Amateur D. Mascot B. Puritan to deceive gover
C. Professional Answer: Option C. Egoist people by which
C claiming to be conce
D. Dilettante D. Tyrant able to
Answer: Option 7. One who Answer: do wonderful makin
B does not Option A things
marry, A. Trickster A. Cou
especially as a B. Imposter B. Tri
2. A school boy religious 12. Something C. Magician C. Bar
who obligation that D. Mountebank D. Leg
cuts classes A. Bachelor relates to Answer: Option Answe
everyone in A D
frequently is a B. Celibate the world
A. Defeatist C. Vigin A. General
B. Sycophant D. Recluse B. Common
C. Truant Answer: Option C. Usual
B
D. Martinet D. Universal
Answer: Option 8. That which Answer:
C is Option D
perceptible by
touch
3. Ready to is 13. To walk
believe with
A. Credulous A. Contagious slow or regular
Steps
B. Credible B. Contingent is to
C. Creditable C. Tenacious A. Limp
D. Incredible D. Tangible B. Stride
Answer: Option Answer: Option C. Pace
A D
D. Advance
4. Medical 9. Very Answer:
study of pleasing to Option C
skin and its eat
diseases
A. Dermatology A. Appetising 14. A style full
of
A. Canoe B.
← Having superior or intellectual interests and Yacht C.
tastes A. Elite Frigate D.
B. Highbrow C. Sophisticated D. Fastidious Dinghy
Answer: Option B Answer:
Option B
← To cause troops, etc. to spread out in readiness for
battle A. Disperse ← One who is
B. Deploy C. Collocate D. Align Answer: Option in charge of
B museum A.
Curator
← A voice loud enough to be heard A. Audible B.
B. Applaudable C. Laudable D. Oral Answer: Supervisor
Option A C. Caretaker
D. Warden
← A light sailing boat built specially for racing
Answer:
Option A

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21. A 24. The policy 27. A fixed
government by of orbit in
the nobles extending a space in
country's relation to
A. Aristocracy empire and earth
influence
B. Democracy A. Communism A. Geological
C. Autocracy B. B. Geo-
Internationalis synchronous
m
D. Bureaucracy C. Capitalism C. Geo-centric
Answer: Option D. Imperialism D. Geo-
A stationary
22. One who is Answer: Option Answer:
D Option D

honourably 25. Of 28. That which


outstanding
discharged significance cannot be
from believed
service A. Monumental A. Incredible
A. Retired B. Rational B. Incredulous
B. Emeritus C. Ominous C. Implausible
C. Relieved D. Evident D. Unreliable
D. Emancipated Answer: Option Answer:
A Option A
Answer: Option 26. Code of 29. To issue a
B

23. Present diplomatic thunderous


opposing etiquette verbal
arguments or and precedence attack
evidence A. A. Languish
Statesmanship
A. Criticise B. Formalism B. Animate
B. Rebuff C. Hierarchy C. Fulminate
C. Reprimand D. Protocol D. Invigorate
D. Rebut Answer: Option Answer:
D Option C
Answer: Option
D
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Idioms & Phrases: Section
1
interest C. To have
← To make clean no result
breast of A. To gain D. To work for both
prominence B. To sides E. None of
praise oneself these Answer:
C. To confess without of Option A
reserve D. To destroy
before it blooms E. None
of these
Answer: Option C

← To keeps one's temper


A. To become hungry
B. To be in good mood
C. To preserve ones energy
D. To be aloof from
E. None of these
Answer: Option B

3. To catch a tartar
A. To trap wanted criminal
with great difficulty
B. To catch a dangerous
person C. To meet with
disaster
D. To deal with a person who
is more
than one's match
E. None of these
Answer: Option B

4. To drive home
A. To find one's roots
B. To return to place of rest
C. Back to original position
D. To emphasize
E. None of these
Answer: Option D

← To have an axe
to grind A. A private
end to serve B. To
fail to arouse
D. To try to be
6. To cry wolf beautiful E. None
A. To listen eagerly of these Answer:
B. To give false alarm Option B
C. To turn pale
D. To keep off ← To put one's hand to
starvation E. None plough A. To take up
of these Answer: agricultural farming B.
Option B To take a difficult task
C. To get entangled into
7. To end in smoke unnecessary things
A. To make completely D. Take interest in
understand B. To ruin technical work E. None
oneself of these
C. To excite great Answer: Option B
applause D. To
overcome someone ← To pick holes
E. None of these A. To find some reason to
Answer: Option B quarrel
B. To destroy something
8. To be above board C. To criticize someone
A. To have a good height D. To cut some part of
B. To be honest in any an item E. None of
business deal C. They have these Answer: Option C
no debts

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← To leave someone in B. A very active person
the lurch A. To come to C. A worthy fellow
compromise with D. An unreasonable
someone person E. None of
B. Constant source of these Answer:
annoyance to someone Option A
C. To put someone at ease
D. To desert someone in his
difficulties E. None of these
Answer: Option D

← To play second fiddle


A. To be happy, cheerful and
healthy
B. To reduce importance of
one's senior C. To support the
role and view of another
person
D. To do back seat
driving E. None of
these Answer:
Option C

← To beg the
question A. To
refer to
B. To take for
granted C. To
raise objections
D. To be
discussed E.
None of these
Answer: Option
B

← A black sheep
A. An unlucky person
B. A lucky person
C. An ugly person
D. A partner who takes no
share of the profits
E. None of these
Answer: Option E

15. A man of straw


A. A man of no substance
16. To smell a rat C. To get out of
A. To see signs of plague difficulty D. To look
epidemic at one steadily E.
B. To get bad small of a bad None of these
dead rat Answer: Option A
C. To suspect foul dealings
D. To be in a bad ← Sobhraj could be easily
mood E. None of arrested because the police
these Answer: were tipped off in an advance.
Option C A. Toppled
over B.
← To hit the nail right on Bribed
the head A. To do the right C. Given advance
thing information D.
B. To destroy one's reputation Threatened
C. To announce one's Answer: Option C
fixed views D. To teach
someone a lesson E. ← I met him after a long
None of these time, but he gave me the
Answer: Option A cold shoulder.
A. scolded me
← To set one's face against B. insulted me
A. To oppose with C. abused me
determination B. To judge D. ignored me
by appearance Answer:
Option D

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← He passed himself off as
a noble man. ← When he heard that he
A. Was had once again not been
regarded as B. selected he lost heart. A.
Pretended to be became desperate
C. Was thought B. felt sad
to be D. Was C. became angry
looked upon D. became
Answer: Option discouraged
B Answer: Option
D
← This matter has been
hanging fire for the last many
months and must therefore be
decided one way or the other.
A. going on
slowly B.
hotly debated
C. stuck up
D. ignored
Answer:
Option A

← In the armed forces, it is


considered a great privilege to
die in harness.
A. die on a horse
back B. die in the
battlefield C. die
while still working
D. die with honour
Answer: Option C

← The cricket match proved


to be a big draw.
A. a keen
contest B. a
huge
attraction C. a
lovely
spectacle
D. a game without
any result Answer:
Option B
← He was undecided. He let B. cater to the public taste
the grass grow under his feet. C. attempt to appeal to
A. loitered popular taste D. depend upon
around B. the public for approval
stayed out Answer: Option C
C. sat
unmoving D. ← Since he knew what would
moved away happen, he should be left to
Answer: stew in his own juice.
Option A A. Make a
stew B.
← Although he has failed in Boil
the written examination, he is C. Suffer in his
using backstairs influence to own juice D. Suffer
get the job. A. Political for his own act
influence Answer: Option D
B. Backing influence
C. Deserving and proper ← The project did not
influence D. Secret and appear to hold out bright
unfair influence Answer: prospects.
Option D A. highlight B.
show C. offer
← Companies producing D. promise
goods play to the gallery to Answer:
boost their sales. Option C
A. advertise

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← I am afraid he is burning A. talking
the candle at both ends and nonsense B.
ruining his life. talking ignorantly
A. wasting his money C. talking
B. becoming irresponsibly D.
overgenerous C. talking insultingly
overtaxing his Answer: Option A
energies D. losing
his objectives
Answer: Option C

← The university will have to


shelve its plans for expansion
in view of present situation
A. cancel B.
discuss C.
reconsider D.
postpone
Answer:
Option D

← Do no trust a man who


blows his own trumpet
A. flatters
B. praises others
C. admonishes
others D.
praises himself
Answer: Option
D

← He is out and out a


reactionary.
A. no more
← thoroughly
← in favour of
← deadly
against
Answer:
Option B

← I did not mind what he


was saying, he was only
through his hat.
← The case was held over execution of the plan D.
due to the great opposition destroyed the plan
to it. Answer: Option C
A. stopped B.
postponed C. ← It is no longer easy to
dropped D. strike gold in Shakespeare's
cancelled research since much work has
Answer: already been done on him.
Option B A. Hit a golden
spot B. Come
← In the organized society of across gold
today no individual or nation C. Come across the word
can plough a lonely furrow. "gold"
A. remain unaffected D. Uncover or find a
B. do without the help valuable line of argument
of others C. survive in or information
isolation Answer: Option D
D. remain non-
aligned Answer: ← Sanjay is very different
Option B about passing the Civil
Services Examination this
← It was he who put a year. A. Dead sure of
spoke in my wheel. B. Very hopeful of
A. tried to cause an accident C. Lacking self-
B. helped in the execution of confidence about D.
the plan C. thwarted in the Reasonably certain of
Answer: Option C

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← Why must you look a gift ← He is leaving the country
horse in the mouth? for a good. A. for better
A. welcome a gift prospects
B. find fault with B. for a good
a gift C. be cause C. for
fastidious ever
D. examine a gift D. for others
carefully Answer: good Answer:
Option B Option C

← Dowry is a burning
question of the day.
A. a widely
debated issue B. a
dying issue
C. a relevant
problem D. an
irrelevant issue
Answer: Option
A

← Leaders should not only


make speeches they should
also be prepared to to bell the
cat.
A. To take lead in
danger. B. To tie bell
to a cat's neck C. To
be alert of the
enemy D. To make
noise Answer:
Option A

← The popularity of the


yesterday's superstar is on
the wane. A. at its peak B. at
rock bottom
C. growing
more D.
growing less
Answer:
Option D
← He is an interesting speaker A. a secret enemy
but tends to go off at a B. a treacherous
tangent. person C. an
A. change the subject unforeseen danger
immediately B. forget D. an unexpected
things in between misfortune Answer:
C. go on at great Option A
length D. become
boisterous ← Women should be paid the
Answer: Option A same as men when they do
the same job, for, surely what
← He sold his house for a is sauce for the goose is
song. sauce for the gander.
A. at a A. What is thought suitable
reasonable price pay for a man should also
B. at a discount be for a woman
C. very cheaply B. Goose and the gender eat
D. at a premium the same sauce
Answer: Option C. Both goose and gander
C should be equally treated
D. The principle of equal
← Despite the trust treatment should be
bestowed on the minister he implemented
turned out to be a snake in Answer: Option A
the grass during the
revolution.

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← The party stalwarts have ← How long will the people
advised the President to take put up with the increasing
it lying down for a while. A. to economic hardships?
be cautious A.
B. to be on the welcome
defensive C. to B. take
take rest easily
D. to show no C. remain
reaction Answer: satisfied with D.
Option D tolerate
Answer: Option D
← The thief took to his heels
when he saw a policeman on
the beat.
A. had some pain in his
heels B. ran away from
the scene C. confronted
the policeman D. could
not decide what to do
Answer: Option B

← He struck several bad


patches before he made good.
A. came across bad soil B. Had
a bad time
C. Went through many illness
D. Had many professional
difficulties Answer: Option
D

← The accounts of the


murder made her flesh
creep.
A. Made her
sad B.
Surprised
her
C. Made her cry
bitterly D. Fill her
with horror
Answer: Option D
← The teacher warned the D. to return
student once for all that no soon Answer:
mischief shall be tolerated in Option C
the class.
A. ← Sanjay was the real power
authoritativel behind the throne and all
y B. finally politicians were aware of this.
C. angrily D. A. The person who had the
coldly Answer: real control and power
Option B B. The acknowledged leader
C. The person who
← I hope it will not put you controlled the monarch
out if I am late. A. harm you D. The person who advised
B. irritate you the queen Answer: Option A
C. please you
D. worry out ← His friends let him down.
Answer: ← failed
Option B ←comforted
←succeeded
← Govind has left his country ← stood by
for good. A. for better Answer:
opportunities Option A
B. on an important
mission C. forever

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← I felt like a fish out of
water among all those ← The recent film "Secular
business tycoons. India" has tried to keep the
A. pot of Muslim women's Bill
troubled boiling
B. A. Earning enough to keep
stupid body and soul together
C. B. Keep a
uncomfortable controversy alive C.
D. inferior Boil the bill
Answer: D. Boil something
Option C in a pot Answer:
Option B
← Some people now wonder
whether we just pay lip-
service or genuinely
subscribe to democracy.
A. pay oral
tribute B.
attach no value
C. remain
indifferent
D. show only outward
respect Answer:
Option D

← Don't thrust your nose


into my affairs.
A. Advise me
about B. Be in
opposition C.
Deal with
D. Meddle
officiously in
Answer: Option D

← He visits the doctor off and


on.
← everyday
← regularly
← never at all
← occasionally
Answer:
Option D
← The robber took to his A. create problems
heels when the police B. encounter
arrived. A. opened fire difficulties C.
B. hid confuse matters
himself C. D. makes things
ran off difficult Answer:
D. surrendered Option B
Answer:
Option C ← The old father brought
home the moral of unity by
← You cannot have your cake asking each of his sons to
and eat it too. break the bundle of sticks
A. Enjoy forever A.
B. Have it both ways emphasize
C. Run away from d B. voiced
responsibility D. C. declared D.
Absolve yourself of guilt suggested
Answer: Option B Answer:
Option A
← The rebels held out for
about a month ← If you give John all your
A. waited B. money, you are likely to burn
retreated C. your fingers.
bargained D. A. be
resisted unhappy B.
Answer: be happy
Option D C. suffer
D. be ill
← The new economic policy is Answer: Option C
likely to run into rough
weather.
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Idioms & Phrases: Section 2
idea B. an
abstract idea
← I am sure they will fight C. out of reach
tooth and nail for their rights. D. a long way
A. with all their might off Answer:
B. without any other Option D
weapon C. resorting
to violence
D. very
cowardly
Answer:
Option A

← We were in hurry. The


road being zigzag we had to
cut off a corner to reach in
time. A. To cut a portion of the
road
B. To take a
short cut C. To
go fast
D. To take an
alternative route
Answer: Option B

← Discipline is on the
wane in schools and colleges
these days.
A. declining B.
increasing C.
spreading D.
spiraling
Answer:
Option A

← In spite of the efforts of


all peace
loving people, world peace is
still a far cry.
A. an
impracticable
Answer: Option A
← I felt that it was a tall ← There is no love lost
order to expect Monisha to between two neighbours.
go home alone at twelve in A. close
the night. friendship B.
A. Difficult B. cool
Too much C. indifference C.
Customary D. intense dislike
Simple D. a love hate
Answer: relationship
Option B Answer: Option C
← I cannot get along with ← The question of
a man who plays fast and abolition of private property
loose. is still a moot point.
A. behaves in an unreliable A. undecided
and insincere way B. uncertain
B. has a loose tongue C. unknown D.
C. lives a life of ease and not clear
luxury D. does not know Answer:
how to behave himself Option A

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← This regular ← The time is running out,
absenteeism is a bad you must look sharp.
business since on work is A. be careful B.
being completed. make haste C.
A. Bad for be punctual D.
business B. Non- be sensible
business like C. Answer:
An unfortunate Option B
event D. Creating
ill-will Answer:
Option C

← When he tells stories


about himself, he is inclined
to draw the long bow.
A. understate
B. get
emotional C.
exaggerate D.
get excited
Answer:
Option C

← Vikram said that he has got


a problem to square up with
the manager. A. consider
B. discuss C.
settle D.
workout
Answer:
Option C

← Although both the parents


are running the show for the
last ten years but their
business is now on its last
legs. A. About to fructify
B. About to perish
C. About to produce
results D. About to
take off Answer:
Option B
← He is in the habit of C. He talked incoherently
throwing dust in his D. He was deeply engrossed
superior's eyes in thoughts Answer: Option B
A. To put sand
into eyes B. To ← In his youth, he was
make blind practically rolling in
C. o deceive money.
D. o show false A. Spending more than his
things Answer: income
Option C B. Borrowing money liberally
C. Very rich
← In modern democratic D. Wasting a lot of
societies lynch law seems to money Answer:
have become the spheres of Option C
life.
A. law of the mob ← Aya had a chequered
B. law of the career. Since I first knew him
underworld C. law as an office assistant in the
of the constitution insurance company.
D. law of the A. Had a variety of jobs and
parliament experiences B. A career which
Answer: Option A helped him make lot of money
C. A career where he
← He was in high spirits signed a lot of cheques
when I met him in the D. Did odd
restaurant. jobs Answer:
A. He was in a Option A
drunken state B. He
was very cheerful

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← The sight of the accident ← He intends setting up as a
made my flesh creep. lawyer in the adjoining
A. draw my district.
attention B. A. To establish
confused me himself B. To
C. frightened migrate
me D. worried C. To join D. To
me E. None settle Answer:
Answer: Option A
Option C

← There is no hard and


fast rule regarding this
subject.
A. rule that is difficult
B. rule that is fat changing
C. rule that cannot be
broken or modified
D. rule that can be broken or
modified Answer: Option C

← He went to his friend's


house in the evening as was
his wont.
A. as usual
B. as he
wanted C. as
his want was
D. as he wanted
that day Answer:
Option A

← Why do you wish to


tread on the toes?
A. To give offence to
them B. To follow
them grudgingly C. To
treat them
indifferently D. To be
kicked by them
Answer: Option A
← The autographed bat from B. according to his
the famous cricketer Sunil convenience C.
Gavaskar is worth a jew's voluntarily and willingly
eye. D. according to his
A. Not a worthy judgment Answer:
possession B. Option C
unnecessary
C. A costly items ← As a politician he is used to
D. A possession of being in the limelight all the
high value Answer: time.
Option D A. giving speeches
B. the object of
← The speaker gave a bird's admiration C. the
eye view of the political centre of attraction
conditions in the country. A. D. an object of public
a personal view notice Answer:
B. a Option C
general
view C. a ← I ran out of money on my
biased view European tour.
D. a detailed A. exhausted my
presentation stock of B. did not
Answer: Option B have enough C.
lost
← He resigned the post D. carried a
of his own accord. lot Answer:
A. which he liked Option A

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← Madhuri might scream ← There has been bad blood
blue murder, but I feel between the two
Deepali should get the communities even before
promotion since she is better shouting.
qualified for the job. A. Impure
A. Someone has been blood B. Ill
murdered with some blue feeling
liquid C. bloody
B. Someone is being fights D.
murdered and has become Quarrels
blue Answer:
C. Suffer from persecution Option B
complex
D. Make a great deal of noise
and object vehemently
Answer: Option D
← Having sold off his factory,
he is now a gentleman at large.
A. Has no serious
occupation B. Is living
comfortably
C. Is respected by
everybody D. Is held
in high esteem
Answer: Option A
← Though he has lot of
money, yet all his plans are
built upon sand.
A. established on insecure
foundations B. based on
inexperience
C. resting on cheap
material D. resting on
immature ideas
Answer: Option D
← His plan was so
complicated that it floored
his listeners.
A. entertained
B. puzzled C.
annoyed D.
encouraged
Answer:
Option B
← The curious neighbours g B.
were disappointed as the backbiting
young couple's quarrel was C. gossip
just a storm in a tea cup. A. D. light
violent quarrel conversation
B. fuss about a Answer: Option
trifle C. brittle D
situation
D. quarrel about ← My car broke down on
tea cups Answer: way to the railway station.
Option B A. stopped
B. met with an
← Mohan always keeps accident C. ran
himself to himself. out of petrol D.
A. Is too failed to work
busy B. Is Answer: Option A
selfish
C. Is unsociable ← My father strained every
D. Does not take nerve to enable me to get
sides Answer: settled in life.
Option C A. worked very hard
B. spent a huge
← While the ladies continued amount C. tried
their small talk in the drawing all tricks
room, I felt bored. D. bribed several
A. persons Answer:
whisperin Option A

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← He is always picking ← The prince did not take
holes in every project. after the king.
A. creating A. run after B.
problems in B. follow C.
finding fault with precede D.
C. suggesting resemble
improvement in D. Answer: Option
asking irrelevant D
questions on Answer:
Option B

← The die is cast and now let


us hope for the best.
A. project is over
B. decision is
made C. death is
inevitable D.
cloth has been
dyed Answer:
Option B

← Pt. Nehru was born with


a silver spoon in his mouth.
A. born in a middle
class family B. born in a
wealthy family
C. born in a royal family
D. born in a family of
nationalists Answer:
Option B

← The arrival of the mother-


in-law in the family proved a
rift in the lute.
A. caused unnecessary
worries B. brought
about disharmony C.
caused a pleasant
atmosphere D. brought
about a disciplined
atmosphere
Answer: Option B
← Don't lose patience, A. elevated B.
things will improve by rewarded C.
and by punished D.
A. soon reprimanded
B. Answer:
finally Option D
C.
gradual ← He did me a good turn by
ly recommending me for the
D. post of Vice Principal.
unexpectedly A. returned my
Answer: kindness B. did an
Option C act of kindness C.
improved my
← Do not imagine that prospects D.
Dharmendra is really sorry became suddenly
that his wife died. Those are good Answer:
only crocodile tears. Option B
A. Pretended
sorrow B. Tears ← He believes in the policy
a crocodile C. A of making hay while the sun
weeping shines.
crocodile D. Mild A. giving bribes to get his
regret Answer: work done B. seeking
Option A advice from one and all C.
helping those who help him
← The P.M has pulled up D. making the best use of a
Orissa partymen. favourable situation
Answer: Option D

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← His friends advised him
to be fair and square in his ← The old man was cut to the
dealings. quick when his rich son
A. Careful B. Considerate refused to recognize him.
C. Polite D. Upright A. surprised B. hurt intensely
Answer: Option D C. annoyed D. irritated
Answer: Option B
← It is high time that
India did something
about the population
problem.
A. already late
B. appropriate
time C. desired
occasion D.
auspicious
moment Answer:
Option A

← He is always standing
up for the weak and
oppressed.
A. Boosting the claims of
B. Championing the
cause of C. Seeking
help of others for D.
Moving about with
Answer: Option B

← We should give a wide


berth to bad characters.
A. give publicity
to B. publicly
condemn C.
keep away from
D. not sympathize
with Answer:
Option C

← Turban is in vogue
in some communities.
A. in fashion B. out of
use
C. vaguely used D. never
used
Answer: Option A
← I requested him to put in a A. very good
word for friends B.
me. constantly
A. introduce B. assist fighting
C. support D. C. associates in
recommen some action D.
d suspicious of each
Answer: Option other Answer:
D Option A

← The dacoit murdered the ← He never liked the idea of


man in cold blood. keeping his wife under his
A. coldly B. boldly thumb and so he let her do
C. ruthlessly D. what she liked.
deliberatel A. Pressed down
y B. Unduly under
Answer: Option control C. Below
C his thumb
D. Under tyrannical
← He has built a big conditions. Answer:
business empire by his sharp Option B
practices.
A. extreme ← It is time that professors
hard work B. came down from their ivory
keen business towers and studied the real
skills C. needs of the students.
dishonest A. Detachment and
dealings D. seclusion B. A tower
sharp made of ivory C.
intelligence Prison
Answer: Option D. Dream
C lands Answer:
Option A
← The secretary and the
treasurer are hand in glove
with each other.

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← You have to be a cool ← The new C.M stuck his
customer and be patient if neck out today and promised
you want to get the best buys. 10kgs. free wheat a month for
A. Be calm and not be all rural families.
excitable B. Have a cool A. took an
head oath B. took
C. Be a risk C.
uncommunicative extended
D. Be choosy help
Answer: Option A D. caused
embarrassment
← There was no opposition to Answer: Option B
the new policy by the rank
and file of the Government.
A. the official
machinery B. the
ordinary members
C. the majority
D. the cabinet
ministers Answer:
Option B

← The clerk wiped the nose


of his employer by
submitting a false bill and
was dismissed from his job.
A. Cleaned the nose B.
Cheated
C. Abused D. Slapped
Answer: Option B

← I have a bone to pick with


you in this matter.
A. Am in
agreement B.
Am angry
C. Am
indebted D.
Will join
hands
Answer:
Option B
← Harassed by repeated A. Prove B.
acts of injustice, he Probe C.
decided to put his foot Highlight D.
down. Disclose
A. not to Answer:
yield B. Option D
resign
C. to accept the proposal
unconditionally D. withdraw ← His speech went down well
Answer: Option A with the majority of the
audience.
← The class could not keep A. found acceptance with
a straight face on hearing B. was attentively
the strange pronunciation of listened to by C. was
the new teacher. appreciated by
A. remain D. was
silent B. applauded by
remain Answer: Option
serious C. C
remain mute
D. remain ← Rohit has bitten off more
disturbed than he chew.
Answer: A. Is trying to do
Option B much B. Is very
greedy
← The parliamentary C. Is always hungry
inquiry into the Bofors deal D. Has little regard
did not bring to light any for others Answer:
startling facts. Option A

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Idioms & Phrases: Section 3
← The detective left no ← He went back on his
stone unturned to trace the promise to vote for me A.
culprit. withdrew
A. took no pains B. forgot
B. did very irrelevant things C. reinforced
C. resorted to illegitimate D. supported
practices D. used all Answer:
available means Answer: Option A
Option D

← The authorities took ← The old beggar ran


him to task for his amuck and began to throw
negligence. stones at the passerby.
A. gave him additional A. became
work B. suspended his desperate B.
assignment C. ran about
reprimanded him wildly C.
D. forced him to become
resign Answer: annoyed D. felt
Option C disgusted
Answer: Option
← In spite of the immense B
pressure exerted by the
militants, the Government has ← I cannot conceive of a
decided not to give in. time when I was without a
A. accede B. refrigerator
yield C. oblige A. Imagine B.
D. confirm Give birth C.
Answer: Understand D.
Option B Depend
Answer:
Option A
← Their business is now on
its last legs. A. About to
fructify
B. About to perish
C. About to produce
results D. About to
take off Answer:
Option B
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Verbal Analogies
1. Select the pair 5. Select the pair 9. Select the pair
which has which has which has
the same the same the same
relationship. relationship. relationship.
DIVA:OPERA LIGHT:BLIND INDIGENT:WEALTH
Y
A. producer:theatre A. speech:dumb A. angry:rich
B. director:drama B. language:deaf B. native:affluent
C. conductor:bus C. tongue:sound C. gauche:graceful
D. thespian:play D. voice:vibration D. scholarly:erudite
Answer: Option D Answer: Option A Answer: Option C
2. Select the pair 6. Select the pair 10. Select the pair
which has which has which has
the same the same the same
relationship. relationship. relationship.
GRAIN:SALT WAN:COLOUR DISTANCE:MILE
A. shard:pottery A. corpulent:weight A. liquid:litre
B. shred:wood B. insipid:flavour B. bushel:corn
C. blades:grass C. pallid:complexion C. weight:scale
D. chip:glass D. enigmatic:puzzle D. fame:television
Answer: Option D Answer: Option B Answer: Option A
3. Select the pair 7. Select the pair 11. Select the pair
which has which has which has
the same the same the same
relationship. relationship. relationship.
THRUST:SPEAR PORK:PIG TEN:DECIMAL
A. mangle:iron A. rooster:chicken A. seven:septet
B. scabbard:sword B. mutton:sheep B. four:quartet
C. bow:arrow C. steer:beef C. two:binary
D. fence:epee D. lobster:crustacean D. five:quince
Answer: Option D Answer: Option B Answer: Option C
4. Select the pair 8. Select the pair 12. Select the pair
which has which has which has
the same the same the same
relationship. relationship. relationship.
PAIN:SEDATIVE AFTER:BEFORE MUNDANE:SPIRITU
AL
A. comfort:stimulant A. first:second A. common:ghostly
B. grief:consolation B. present:past B. worldly:unworldly
C. trance:narcotic C. C. routine:novel
contemporary:histori
c
D. ache:extraction D. D. secular:clerical
successor:predecess
or
Answer: Option B Answer: Option D Answer: Option B

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13. Select the pair 16. Select the pair 19. Select the pair
which has which has which has
the same the same the same
relationship. relationship. relationship.
ARMY:LOGISTICS HOPE:ASPIRES HOPE:ASPIRES
A. business:strategy A. love:elevates A. love:elevates
B. soldier:students B. film:flam B. film:flam
C. war:logic C. fib:lie C. fib:lie
D. team:individual D. fake:ordinary D. fake:ordinary
Answer: Option A Answer: Option C Answer: Option C
14. Select the pair 17. Select the pair
which has which has
the same the same
relationship. relationship.
GRAVITY:PULL CORPOREAL:SPIRIT
UAL
A. iron:metal A. mesa:plateau
B. north B. moron:savant
pole:directions
C. C.
magnetism:attraction foreigner:immigrant
D. dust:desert D.
pedagogue:teacher
Answer: Option C Answer: Option B
15. Select the pair 18. Select the pair
which has which has
the same the same
relationship. relationship.
FILTER:WATER SYMPHONY:COMPOS
ER
A. curtail:activity A. Leonardo:music
B. expunge:book B. Fresco:painter
C. edit:text C. colours:pallet
D. censor:play D. art:appreciation
Answer: Option D Answer: Option B
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Selecting Words: Section 1
1. Fate smiles ...... 6. Success in this 11. Rohan and Rohit
those are
who untiringly examination depends twin brothers, but
grapple ...... they do
with stark realities of hard work alone. not look ......
life.
A. with B. over A. at B. over A. B. different
unique
C. on D. round C. for D. on C. likely D. alike
Answer: Option C Answer: Option D Answer: Option D
2. The miser 7. My uncle decided 12. To err is ...... to
gazed ...... at to take forgive
the pile of gold coins ...... and my sister to divine.
in the
front of him. market. A. B. human
beastly
A. avidly A. I B. mine C. inhuman D.
natural
B. admiringly C. me D. myself Answer: Option B
C. thoughtfully Answer: Option C
D. 13. The ruling party
earnestly will
Answer: Option A 8. If you smuggle have to put its own
goods house
into the country, they ......
may order.
3. Catching the be ...... by the A. in B. on
earlier train customs
will give us the ...... authority C. to D. into
to do .
some shopping. A. possessed Answer: Option A
A. B.
chance punished
B. luck C. confiscated 14. ...... of old
paintings is a
C. possibility D. fined job for experts.
D. Answer: Option C A. Resurrection
occasion
Answer: Option A B.
Retrieval
9. Man does not live C. Restoration
by ......
4. I saw a ...... of alone. D. Resumption
cows in
the field. A. food B. bread Answer: Option C
A. group B. herd C. meals D. diet
C. D. flock Answer: Option B 15. During Diwali
swarm the
Answer: Option B shops are ...... of
people.
10. Piyush behaves A. busy B. full
5. The grapes are strangely at times C. crowded D.
now ...... and, bubbling
enough to be picked. therefore, nobody Answer: Option B
gets ......
A. ready with
him.
B. A. about B. through 16. The paths of
mature glory lead
C. ripe C. along D. up ...... to the grave.
D. advanced Answer: Option C A. B. but
straight
Answer: Option C C. in D. directly
Answer: Option B

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← The B. ← Some regions of
telephone ...... belief our country still
several times C. substance remain ...... to the
before I D. certainty average man.
answered it. Answer: A.
A. was Option A inaccessible
ringing B. has B. impossible
rung C. had ← I hate sitting ...... C.
him as he always impermeable
rung D. would
D.
ring Answer: smells of garlic.
impenetrable
Option C A. besides B.
Answer:
along Option A
← He passed the C. at D. beside
examination in Answer: Option D ← It ...... that
the first class Prashant will not be
because he ...... selected for the post
A. was hard A. feels B. looks
working for it B. C. believes D.
worked hardly for it seems Answer:
C. had worked hard Option D
for it D. was
working hard for it ← In Bush,
Answer: Option C Saddam was
up ...... more than
← Jawaharlal his match.
spent his A. for B. into
childhood ...... C. against D.
Anand Bhawan. to Answer:
A. at B. in Option C
C. on D. across
← I haven't seen
Answer: Option A
you ...... a week.
A. within B. since
← If negotiations
C. for D. from
are to prove
Answer: Option C
fruitful, there must
not only be ← I listened, but I
sincerity on each had no idea what
side, but there he was ......
must also be ...... in about.
the sincerity of the A.
other side. saying
A. B.
faith talking
C. ← The non A. occupied
telling cooperative B. conquered
D. discussing attitude of the C. swallowed
Answer: members can D. captured
Option B only ...... the image Answer:
of the society. Option D
← The car in which A. spoil B. improve
the minister was He ...... in wearing
C. degrade D.
traveling ......
defame Answer: the old fashioned
with an accident.
Option A coat in spite of his
A. hit B. drove
wife's disapproval.
C. crashed D. met
Sonika is quite A. insists B.
Answer: Option D
intelligent but persists C.
rather ...... desists D. resists
A. idealistic B. Answer: Option
generous B
C. lazy D.
optimistic Answer: She ...... a brief
Option C appearance at the
end of party.
In a little- A. put
publicised deal, on B.
Pepsi, Cola put in
has ...... C. put across
the entire soft drink D. put up
market in Answer:
Afghanistan. Option B

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33. Life is to death as 38. His father-in- 42. A crescendo of
law ...... metallic
pleasure is to ...... him up in business. thuds arose from the
A. B. suffering A. put market, where the
poverty iron-
C. D. pain B. made smiths were ...... the
anguish pieces
Answer: Option D C. set of
metals.
D. built A.
flattenin
g
34. This, partly, Answer: Option C B.
explains striking
how the Mehta C. hammering
family has
been able to ...... its 39. ...... works of D. thrashing
lavish reference
lifestyle in recent are valuable as Answer: Option C
times,
despite the fact that Encyclopedia,
all its Brittanica.
assets have been ...... A. A few 43. I haven't eaten
an apple
A. keep, removed B. Few ...... a long while.
B. afford, attached C. The few A. from B. since
C. develop, D. Fewer C. for D. until
liquidated
D. keep up, Answer: Option B Answer: Option C
destroyed
Answer: Option D
40. This book is quite 44. The parliament
35. The machine is similar ...... invested the new
difficult
to build ...... easy to A. with the "Treasure organisation ......
judicial
maintain Island" authority
. .
A. but B. and B. of that film we A. by B. with
saw at
C. for D. if school C. from D. through
Answer: Option A C. to the one I read Answer: Option B
last
week
36. If you work D. than a story told 45. Owing to the
beyond by our power
your capacity, you teacher cut in the area,
will factories are
naturally feel ...... Answer: Option C being forced to ......
men
A. A. throw away
drowsy
B. tired 41. If our friends are B. send
not off
C. confident able to take us in C. put off
their car,
D. giddy we must make ...... D. lay off
Answer: Option B arrangements to go Answer: Option D
to the
airport.
37. If you persists in A. alternative 46. Man must ...... to
telling stop
lies to me I shall sue B. another pollution
you .
...... C. alternate A. act
slander.
A. to B. on D. possible B.
perform
C. for D. with Answer: Option A C.
operate
Answer: Option C D.
behave
Answer: Option A

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47. He was sent to 52. What is the ...... 57. Find the ...... that
the for an
prison for his ...... air accompany these
letter? cartoons
A. sin A. fare A. topics
B. vice B. value B. titles
C. crime C. C.
postage captions
D. guilt D. stamp D.
headings
Answer: Option C Answer: Option C Answer: Option C
48. The answer was 53. He became 58. I don't really
written enamored know how
...... blue ink. ...... her grace when to ...... the problem.
he first
A. with B. by saw her dance. A. tackle
C. in D. on A. with B. of B. cope
Answer: Option C C. by D. in C. draw
Answer: Option B D. erase
49. Many ...... Answer: Option A
decisions
were taken at the 54. Rama was so
meeting. badly
A. hectic injured that he 59. The English
needed ...... schemed
B. care in the hospital. to continue their
historic rule in
C. A. India by playing off
historica extensive one
l
D. histrionic B. little community ...... the
other.
Answer: Option B C. deep A. before B. upon
D. C. D. with
intensive against
50. Those who Answer: Option D Answer: Option C
persist in
the endeavor at long
last
triumph ...... the odds 55. You cannot 60. The passengers
of devise a were
life. method which ...... afraid, but the
all captain ......
A. over B. on possibility of errors. them that there was
no
C. upon D. about A. danger.
excludes
Answer: Option A B. A.
includes promised
C. avoids B.
assured
51. In the modern D. C.
ignores advised
materialistic society, Answer: Option A D. counselled
the
only aim of people Answer: Option B
appears
to be ...... money by 56. Many areas of
fair the city
means or foul. were ...... into 61. The family gave
darkness for father
A. print several hours. a gold watch on
the ...... of
B. A. his fiftieth birthday.
produce spread
C. B. A. time
acquire plunged
D. extort C. B. event
merged
Answer: Option C D. deep C.
occasion
Answer: Option B D. celebration
Answer: Option C
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62. The park ...... as 66. I was astounded 70. The manner in
far as at his which
the river. ...... lack of bombs exploded in
knowledge five
A. extends about the Continent trains with in a
of short span
B. advances Africa. of time suggests
that it is a
C. enlarges A. abundant part of a ......
D. emerges B. colossal A. game
Answer: Option A C. huge B. conspiracy
D. great C. villainy
63. Many of the Answer: Option B D. sabotage
advances
of civilisation have Answer: Option B
been
conceived by young 67. Ayesha
people always ...... the
just on the ...... of permission of her
father
adulthood before going for
movies.
A. boundary A. seeking
B. threshold B. seeks
C. peak C. sought
D. horizon D. seeker
Answer: Option B Answer: Option B
64. Arti pulled a long 68. He felt no ...... as
...... he
when she was told plunged the knife
that she into her
could not go to Agra. back.
A. mouth A. qualms
B. skirt B. scruple
C. face C. conscience
D. hand D. morals
Answer: Option C Answer: Option A
65. Brothers must 69. You haven't had
live in your
harmony. They must lunch yet, ...... you?
never
fall ...... A. are
A. off B. aren't
B. out C. have
C. apart D. haven't
D. away Answer: Option C
Answer: Option B

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Selecting Words: Section 2
1. Wheat ...... 6. She has an 11. The old Nature
aversion ...... versus
carbohydrates, taking even onion ...... debate
vitamins, and regarding crime
proteins, and dietary garlic. continues even
fibre today.
in our daily diet. A. with B. at A. Man
A. has B. gives C. D. to B.
against Universe
C. yields D. provides Answer: Option D C.
Culture
Answer: Option D D.
Nurture
7. The river Answer: Option A
overflowed its
2. The waiter hasn't ...... and flooded the
area.
brought the A. edges 12. The Sun ...... at
coffee ...... I've six this
been here an hour B. fronts morning.
already.
A. till B. up C. limits A. raised
C. yet D. still D. banks B. rose
Answer: Option C Answer: Option D C. arose
D.
aroused
3. In our zeal for 8. ...... The arrival of Answer: Option B
progress the
we should not ...... police, nobody went
near
executive with more the 13. That rule is
victim. applicable
power. A. ...... every one.
Unless
A. avoid B. give B. A. to B. for
Although
C. D. arm C. Even C. about D. with
enhance
Answer: Option D D. Till Answer: Option A
Answer: Option D
4. You've only three 14. Her parents will
never
months to complete 9. When I was a give their ...... to so
the child, I much
course, Don't ......to school an unsuitable
give ...... everyday match.
now. instead going by A. acquiescence
cycle.
A. out B. away A. had walked B.
consent
C. up D. off B. C. agreement
walked
Answer: Option C C. have walked D. willingness
D. have been walking Answer: Option B
5. The traveler slept Answer: Option B
under
the ...... shade of 15. He tried to ......
banyan himself
tree. 10. Farida sings very against a horde of
well ruffians.
A. cold and ...... does salim. A.
collect
B. cool A. even B. too B. save
C. C. also D. so C.
cooling support
D. dark Answer: Option D D.
defend
Answer: Option B Answer: Option D

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16. According to 20. People who ...... A. proper
corporate on B. abundant 23. Th
circles data is horses usually lose compr
pushing in the C. fair ...... si
through the merger end. D. peculiar A. of
to Answer: Option C B. ont
create financially ...... A. B. play C. by
gamble 19. The new D. no
company in the C. risk D. place education neede
processed policy provides a Answe
foods business, the Answer: Option A useful
group's ...... for the planners
thrust area for the to
1990's remove illiteracy. 24. Na
A. acceptable 21. About twenty found
clerks A. breakup ...... th
B. powerful were made ...... B. breakthrough qualifi
when the the jo
C. leading banks introduced C. breakaway A.
D. straight compute contai
rs. D. break-in B.
Answer: Option B A. dispensable disclo
B. redundant Answer: Option B C.
17. Indeed, all over C. expandable posse
the D.
world, more and D. acquir
more obsolete Answe
people are ...... Answer: Option B
coffee.
A. wanting
B. drinking 22. After the rain
the
C. liking weather ...... and
the sun
D. partaking came
out.
Answer: Option B A. cleared out
B. cleared up
18. Like any other C. cleared away
country
India has its ...... D. cleared off
share of
superstitions. Answer: Option B
Government buildings are ...... on the as a judge. A.
Republic day. sober B.
A. enlightened B. lightened C. drunk C.
illuminated D. glowed Answer: brave D. wise
Option C Answer:
we had ...... wonderful time at the party Option D
last night. A. such a
B. so C. such D. very The criminal seems
Answer: Option A to have acted
in ...... the three
An employment advertisement should ...... others.
the number of vacancies. A. provide A. collusion
B. specify C. contain D. declare B. coalition C.
Answer: Option B collision D.
cohesion
When varun left the Answer:
cocktail party he was as ...... Option A

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Soft minded Nobody can ...... me A sanguine outlook
individuals are ...... to do anything is associated with
to embrace all kinds which I do not want the ......
superstitions. to do. A.
A. disposed B. A. encourage rationalist
eager C. B. request C. B.
reluctant D. oppose D. socialist
prone compel C.
Answer: Answer: philanthropist
Option D Option D D. optimist
Answer:
Option D
The stenographer
is very efficient. He His conduct is bad,
is ...... to his firm. and his honesty is
A. a boon B. a not ......
credit C. a suspicion.
blessing D. an A. above B.
asset Answer: beyond C. under
Option D D. in Answer:
Option A
However, the
group's long-term It is 14 years since
strategy is to ...... i ......
on core sector him.
business connected A. have
with infrastructure seen B.
and energy. A. had seen
breed C. saw
B. develop D. see
C. Answer: Option C
concentrate
D. depend It being an ......
Answer: issue, it is not
Option C correct to introduce
questions of
The man came in a morality in to the
van to ...... the debate.
television set. A. moral B.
A. mend B. immoral C. amoral
reform C. D. irrelevant
correct D. alter Answer: Option D
Answer: Option
A Natwarlal ...... them
all for a ride by
producing false Health is too with
documents. important to be ...... C.
A. took B. cheated A. discarded upon
C. kept D. let B. despised D. of
Answer: Option A C. detested D. Answer: Option D
neglected
True brevity ...... in Answer: One major ......
saying only what Option D between the
needs to be said. Election
A. consists B. Commission and the
In hot weather I
depicts C. Union Government
like lying in
portrays D. related to the
the ...... of a tree.
resides Answer:
A. shade powers of the
Option A
B. shelter former in respect of
C. protection the deployment of
D. shadow central police forces
Answer: at places where are
Option A elections is held.
A. irritant B.
It was indeed conflict C.
unreasonable ...... pain D.
him to leave this culprit
job and start Answer:
business. Option B
A. in
B.

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We shall not to be ed C. He knew everything
able to use your longest better than anybody
ability in court D. circuitous else, and it was an
unless we can find Answer: affront to his
someone to ...... to Option D ...... vanity that you
statements. should disagree
A. He was with him.
corroborat accused ...... A. overstrung
e B. stealing his aunt's B.
avouch necklace. overweening
C. verify D. A. for B. with C.
approve C. of D. on overwhelming
Answer: Answer: Option C D.
Option A overwrought
Answer:
He is too dull ...... Option A
this problem.
A. solving B. It's very kind of you
to solving C. to
to solve D. ...... to speak
solves at the
Answer: meeting.
Option C A. accept B.
agree C. comply
D. concur
He is the person Answer: Option
who is B
...... to
blame. A. Pakistan lost a ......
mostly B. wicket just when
sure they seemed to be
C. most D. doing so well, and
bound that led to their
Answer: eventual defeat.
Option C A.
critical
B.
We had to pay more crucial
taxi fare because C.
the driver brought sensitive
us by a ...... route. D. providential
A. circular Answer:
B. Option B
circumscrib
Sita's heart ...... at Ambition is one of In high school many
the sight of the those ......which of us never realised
beautiful diamond are never the importance that
necklace. satisfied. grammar would ......
A. leapt B. stopped A. ideas B. fancies in later life.
C. slowed D. ran C. passions D. A. figure B. portray
Answer: Option A feeds Answer: C. play D. exercise
Option C Answer: Option C
He lives near a
lovely He is a person of In a changing
...... of countryside. sound character and ......
A. length B. and ...... unstructured
piece C. section disposition. business
D. stretch A. beneficent environment,
Answer: Option B. morous C. creativity and
D amiable D. innovation are
amicable being ......
Answer: demanded of
Option C executives. A.
highly, extremely
If I take a state B.
roadways bus, I'll progressivel
get late, y,
...... ? increasingly
A. isn't it B. won't I C. increasingly,
C. will I D. is it moderately D.
Answer: Option B excessively, rapidly
Answer: Option B

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60. On account of the 64. The 69. this brand of TV
American ...... is
dearth of grass on presented his quite inferior ......
the arid credentials to that one.
plains the cattle the President of A. than
became India.
...... A. B. to
adviser
A. flippant B. ambassador C. with
B. jubilant C. D. over
delegate
C. agitated D. representative Answer: Option B
D. emaciated Answer: Option B
Answer: Option D 70. It is not what you
say
65. Once he has that ...... but what
signed the you do
61. A woman came in agreement, he won't A. matches
with be
a baby who, she said, able B. implies
...... a to ......
safety pin. A. back C. matters
up
A. was just B. back D. moves
swallowing in
B. swallowed C. back Answer: Option C
at
C. had just D. back
swallowed out
D. just swallowed Answer: Option D
Answer: Option C
66. It was difficult to
62. The Hubble remove my feet as it
Space had
Telescope will search got stuck ...... in the
for mud.
planets around the A. fairly B. greatly
stars, a
key to the ...... C. widely D. firmly
extraterrestrial life, Answer: Option D
and
examine interstellar
dust
and gases out of 67. He is a very
which careful
stars are born. person, he never
takes side
A. perception but remains ......
B. discovery A.
impartial
C. enquiry B.
unbiased
D. quest C.
neutral
Answer: Option D D. prejudiced
Answer: Option A
63. She ...... Rs 80
out of
the bank every 68. West Bengal ......
Friday.
A. obtains plentiful rainfall and
is
B. draws consequently a very
green
C. pulls part of the country.
D. extracts A. B. receives
misses
Answer: Option B C. D. regrets
expects
Answer: Option B

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Selecting Words: Section 3
C. than D. after
'Please' and 'Thank Answer: Option B Besides other
you' are the little provisions, that
courtesies by which I ...... a car to be shopkeeper
we keep the ...... of absolutely deals ......
life oiled and necessary these cosmetics.
running smoothly. days. A. with B. in
A. path B. A. consider B. C. at D. for
machine regard Answer: Option B
C. garden D. C. think D. agree
river Answer: Answer: Option Leave a two
Option B A inch ...... on each
page for the
I put ...... the light teacher's remarks.
and slept. A. border B.
A. up B. down margin
C. in D. out C. blank D. gap
Answer: Option D Answer: Option B
3. ...... all intents The team was
and well trained and
purposes, the strong, but
manager is the somehow
master of the firm. their ...... was
A. in B. upon low.
C. with D. to A.
Answer: Option D feelin
g B.
The pilot had been moral
warned about the C.
storm, before consciousnes
he ...... s D. morale
A. took away Answer:
B. took up C. Option D
took over D.
took off The lovers were
Answer: meeting each
other secretly, but
Option D
their ...... affair
was soon known to
Hardly had he everyone.
arrived A.
...... it started clandesti
raining. ne B.
A. before B. when covert
C. unknown Answer: Option A
D. candid I shall call ......
Answer: you tomorrow. The more your
Option A A. at B. on action and thought
C. with D. by are allied and
The king ...... the
Answer: Option C ...... the happier
rebel. A. excused
B. you grow. A.
forgave She ...... from the diverget
C. crowd because of B. unravelled
pardone her height and C. integrated
d flaming red hair. D. invincible
D. none of A. stood out B. Answer:
these stood off C. Option C
Answer: stood up D.
Option C stood by We had a ...... of
Answer: warm weather in
Option A February.
A. time B.
spell C.
In a large cities length D.
people are cut ...... phase
from nature. Answer:
A. away B. off Option B
C. out D. down
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Physically we are do with D. Walking at 3'o clock,
now all neighbors, made good I heard the ...... of
but psychologically, Answer: thunder.
we are ...... Option B A. crackle B.
to each rumble C. ripple
other. A. The luggage D. clank Answer:
primitives was ...... Option B
B. heavy for him to lift
complimenta A. much B. as A stone that goes
ry C. C. so D. too on rolling ...... no
strangers Answer: Option D moss.
D. cowards A.
Answer: collects
Option C B. gets
C.
When their gathers
examinations are D.
over, the children accumulates
gleefully ...... the Answer:
books they had Option C
been reading.
A. shelve B. The earth is at
sidetrack C. present in great
overthrew D. danger of becoming
abandon uninhabitable
Answer: because of ......
Option D environmental
pollution which is
Chintu is ...... going on at an
small to start incredible rapid
playing cricket pace. A. gigantic
now. A. very B. inhuman C.
B. stupendous D.
much colossal
C. too Answer:
D. Option D
more
Answer: Option C Moreover, a fact
finding mission ......
The thief ...... all by BSN to India in
the money. January this year
A. made up strongly
B. made off recommended that
with C. mode the French group
should go it alone, There is a C. meaningful
and not hand over keen ...... in each D. dependable
...... to an Indian trade. Answer:
Partner. A. A. contest Option B
organised, papers B.
B. constituted, comparison The boy fell ......
authority C. C. bicycle.
sponsored, power competition A. of B. off
D. dispatched, D. C. from D. under
control Answer: cooperation Answer: Option B
Option D Answer:
Option C The French ......
reputed to have a
Now, the very good sense
management of humour.
graduate can expect A. is B. was
to have a C. are D. will be
prosperous life on a Answer: Option C
...... income without
having to depend Johny, where are
on finding a place you?
in family busiess ...... up this
having to tend the tree. A. There
paternal estates. I am B. There
A. am I C. Here
profession am I D. Here I
al B. am Answer:
regular Option D

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That the poor in C. addition D. arrival Answer:
our country, are Option C
happy is A. a
dream B. a vision The boy was cured ......
C. an ideal D. an typhoid.
illusion Answer: A. from B. of
Option D C. for D. through
Answer: Option B
The robbers
were arrested
and ...... prison
yesterday.
A. brought
into B.
brought to C.
taken into D.
taken to
Answer:
Option D

The cinema ...... a


welcome escape
from cramped and
dull city life and
the Indians are
avid movie-goers.
A. depicts B.
highlights C.
follows D. offers
Answer: Option D

I shall take
revenge ......
you.
A. from B. with
C. on D. at
Answer: Option C

This book is a
useful
...... to our
library. A.
discovery
B. asset
37. The communalist cannot was
be verified by people able to ...... three
represents the ...... of who enemy
have no access to divisons.
everything noble that official
we records. A. tie up B. tie down
have inherited from A. veracity C. tie on D. tie with
our B. verbosity Answer: Option B
culture and history. C. ambiguity
A. antithesis D. validity 44. I purposely ......
B. antidote meet
Answer: Option A you during my last
C. immorality visit to
D. antagonism Kashmir.
40. But the A. didn't B. won't
Answer: Option A introductory
38. He is so ...... to fee does not stop C. hadn't D. wouldn't
light after the
that he never leaves initial handshake, Answer: Option A
the brokers
house without have to ...... it up
sunglasses. after each
A. insensitive transaction. 45. I have read one
B. sensitive novel
A. bring by Premchand. I
C. afraid want to
B. cough read ...... novel by
D. immune him.
Answer: Option B C. boost A. other B. another
39. The ...... of the D. give C. all D. few
Answer: Option A Answer: Option B
Minister's statement

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46. A man remains 50. Affix a revenue 54. God is ......
narrow stamp
minded, self and put your A. graceful
compliance signature ......
and ignorant unless it. B. gracious
he
visits other people A. on C. grateful
and ......
from them. B. upo D. greatful
A. earns C. above Answer: Option B
B. borrows D. over
C. learns Answer: Option A 55. He is so ......
that he
D. hears immediately
believe my
Answer: Option C 51. My first story of ghosts.
lesson ......
forgiveness came A. innocent
from my
47. My father ...... mother. B. credulous
down for
a nap. A. upon C. vociferous
A. lays B. about D. credible
B. laid C. in Answer: Option B
C. lain D. on
D. lie Answer: Option D
Answer: Option A
52. At one point, it
looked
48. I think they allow as if an area of
their agreement
children too would ...... specially
much ...... over
A. liberality the issue of
productivity
B. latitude linked wages.
C. lassitude A. develop
D. levity B. come out
Answer: Option B C. emerge
D. grow
49. Once you suspect Answer: Option C
a
person of double
dealing,
you ought to keep 53. Do you
him at know ......?
arm's ...... A. where she comes
from
A. distance B. where does she
come
B. length from
C. aim C. where from she
comes
D. width D. from where does
she
Answer: Option B come
Answer: Option A

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Sentence Completion
A. curtailed
Rajeev failed in the B. requested Although he never
examination C. stopped D. learn to read, his
because none of his warned exceptional memory
answers were Answer: and enquiring mind
eventually made
_______ to the Option C him a very _______
questions asked. man.
A. allusive B. A. dedicated
revealing C. B. erudite C.
pertinent D. pragmatic D.
referential benevolent
Answer: Answer:
Option C Option B

There are _______ More insurers are


views on the issue of limiting the sale of
giving bonus to the property
employees. A. insurance in
coastal areas and
independent other regions
B. divergent _______ natural
C. modest D. disasters.
adverse A. safe
Answer: from B.
Option B according
to C.
Man who has despite
committed such an D. prone to
_______ crime must Answer:
get the most severe Option D
punishment.
Roman Regions
A. injurious B.
_______the
unchritable C. Mountain_______of
unworhty D. Masada for three
abominable years before they
Answer: were able to seize
Option D it.
A. dissembled,
He has _______ bastion B.
people visiting him assailed, symbol
at his house C. besieged,
because he fears it citadel D. honed,
will cause stronghold
discomfort to Answer: Option C
neighbours
Unlike his calmer, Answer:
more easygoing Jill was ________ by Option D
colleagues ,the her employees
senator was because she often This is a ...... on
_________ _______ them for not his character.
,ready to quarrel working hard A.
at the slightest
enough. A. deified, blot
provocation. A.
whimsical goaded B.
B. irascible C. B. loathed, berated blur
gregarious D. C. disregarded, C.
ineffectual eulogized D. slur
Answer: cherished, decided D.
Option B Answer: Option B spot
E.
Reconstructing the mark
skeletons of extinct Answer: Option C
species like
dinosaurs is ________ This is a good ......
process that for a picnic.
requires much A.
patience and effort plot
by paleontologists. B.
A. a nascent spot
B. an C.
aberrant C. a scene
worthless D. D. landscape
an exacting Answer:
Option B

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13. The ....... of 18. A wise person is 23. I wonder
private one whether I
limited companies is who learns from ........ ever see him
in the his .......... again.
hands of its A. errors A. shall B. will
directors.
A. managers B. mistakes C. D. would
should
B. adminstrators C. falsities Answer: Option D
C. management D. lies
D. deparment E. bad manners 24. No sooner .........
than
E. society Answer: Option B the police
handcuffed him.
Answer: Option C A. he
came
19. Many companies B. did he came
ask
14. Ram the prince their employees to C. did he come
of sign a
Ayodhya ....... his ......... of secrecy. D. had he come
siblings.
A. adorned A. agreement Answer: Option C
B. adored B. bond
C. vitiated C. bondage 25. ''What exactly
does he
D. endangered D. espionage want ?"
E. abhored E. treaty "He would like to see
you
Answer: Option B Answer: Option B ...... a good job on
the
project."
15. The Christmas 20. Slaves were A. got B. get
tree freed from
was.......... with stars .......... only after C. to get D. will get
and they died.
other decorative A. ablution Answer: Option A
items.
A. adorned B. pilferage
B. endowed C. agreement 26. "She was sorry
she
C. encased D. bondage didn't attend her
friend's
D. enticed E. abolition wedding.
"
E. encompassed Answer: Option D "Yes, she ........."
Answer: Option A A. regretted she
can't have
21. Before the ........ gone
of the
16. The ......... of the Europeans in India, B. was regretting
state is India she does
efficient. was a free country. not go
A. administration A. entry C. will regret she
didn't go
B. democracy B. amalgamation D. was regretting
that she
C. policy C. emigration she couldn't go
D. autocracy D. advent Answer: Option D
E. plutscracy E. immigration
Answer: Option A Answer: Option D 27. "Sujata is late in
the
office."
17. There is no place 22. Some of the "She rarely comes in
for luggage time
.......... in an ......... not yet ..... ?
accountant's arrived. "
job. A. has A. don't
she
A. assets B. have B. does
she
B. asserts C. is C. doesn't she
C. errors D. are D. won't she
D. duffers Answer: Option A Answer: Option B
Answer: Option C
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28. He behaves as 34. I suffer from D. Abandoned Answe
if he no ....... Answer: Option C 37. W
....... a about my ______
king. capabilities. 32. This is oppor
A. was B. were A. illusion a ............... on they a
C. has D. had B. doubts his character. A. seiz
Answer: Option B C. hallucinations A. Blot B. Blur C. size
D. imaginations C. Slur D. Spot Answe
The dog has been ....... Answer: E. Mark
Option A by the car. Answer: Option C 38. Th
A. run 35. The cultur
out government, in a the wo
B. run bid to make Bihar, a absolu
over 33. We didn't ....... pure.
C. run preferred the
into investment programme to be A. Tha
D. run destination, has such a
for huge success. B. Tha
Answer: Option B _________ major A. B. Except C. Tha
schemes Accept is
to create C. D. Access D. Tha
infrastructure at Expect
30. ..... you different stages. Answer: Option C Answe
apologize I
shall punish you. A.
launched
A. until B.
opposed
B. unless C.
opened
C. till D.
pushed
D. None of these Answer: Option A
Answer: Option B 36. The student's
aren't
31. Lord prepared _______ the
Buddha ......... his
kingship and examinat
become a ion
hermit. A. to
give
A. Abolished B. to
listen
B. C. to
Abated work
C. Abdicated D. to
take
He took up the letter from the table
and .......... it to his friend. The lease of our
A. was reading premises has .........
B. has been reading C. has read and we have to
D. read vacate it.
Answer: Option D A. run out B. run off
C. run over D. run
He led me ......... the green laws to the down Answer:
palatial building. Option A
A. upon B. across
C. along D. about His boss .......... an
Answer: Option C explanation of his
conduct with his
The ship with all its crew ...... lost after colleagues.
the terrible storm. A. called up
A. were B. has B. called
C. have D. was upon C.
Answer: Option D called for D.
called off
We ........ start now to work for our Answer:
examination. A. had better Option C
B. better
C. has better D. are better Answer:
Option B

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45. The artist had to 48. They ______ a 51. The pen ______
sound
______ a lot before infrastructure in mightier than the
order to sword.
_______ recognized _________ with the A. shall be
for new
his talent. challenges. B. has
A. strugle, being A. want, handle C. will be
B. toil, he B. got, mets D. is
C. practise, C. have , give Answer: Option D
performing
D. effort, he was D. need, cope
E. strive , the E. had, reach 52. Rama took his
Answer: Option A Answer: Option D _______ for the wrong
done to him.
46. Most of the 49. As soon as she A. avenge
committee ______
members _____ in the branch office, B. vengeance
favour she was
of the ______ of a newasked to _____ to the C. revenge
dam in that village. head-office D. ravage
immediately.
A. was, building A. came, go Answer: Option C
B. are, proposing B. went, attend
C. were, construction C. reached, report 53. On his sudden
demise,
D. not, assembly D. found, look my emotions were
so,
E. still, breaking E. saw, remind complicated that it
was
Answer: Option C Answer: Option C ______ how I felt.
A. unreasonable
47. She _______ to 50. Please don't _____ B. impossible
learn
basic German as she when I am talking. C. intolerable
will
be ______ for A. disrupt D. unimaginable
Germany
next month. B. interface Answer: Option C
A. likes, reaching C. interrupt
B. wants, leaving D. disturb
C. intends, visiting Answer: Option C
D. tries, touring
E. knows, going
Answer: Option B
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Completing Statements
Answer: Option A
Despite his best efforts to
conceal his anger ......
A. we could detect that he
was very happy
B. he failed to give us an
impression of his agony
C. he succeeded in
camouflaging his emotions
D. he could succeed in
doing it easily E. people
came to know that he was
annoyed

Answer: Option E

Even if it rains I shall come


means ......
A. if I come it will not
rain B. if it rains I
shall not come
C. I will certainly come
whether it rains or not
D. whenever there is rain I
shall come E. I am less likely
to come if it rains

Answer: Option C

His appearance is unsmiling


but ......
A. his heart is full of
compassion for others
B. he looks very serious
on most occasions
C. people are afraid of him
D. he is uncompromising on
matters of task performance
E. he is full of jealousy
towards his colleagues
C. as there was already no
tension at all D. and tension-
She never visits any zoo free as compared to earlier
because she is strong E. because the worry
opponent of the idea of ...... had already captured by
A. setting the animals free mind
into forest B. feeding the
animals while others are Answer: Option D
watching
C. watching the animals in
their natural abode It is not easy to remain
D. going out of the house on a tranquil when those around
holiday E. holding the animals you ......
in captivity for our joy A. behave in a socially
acceptable manner B. exhibit
Answer: Option E pleasant mannerism
C. are losing their heads
D. agree to whatever you say
I felt somewhat more E. exhibit generous and
relaxed ...... magnanimous gestures
A. but tense as compared
to earlier B. and tense as Answer: Option C
compared to earlier

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"The food in this hotel is no rare opportunity for
match to what were forced at writing letters
late hours in Hotel Kohinoor " E. remain seated in our
means ...... rooms in the bungalow
A. The food in this hotel is
quite good compared to what Answer: Option C
we ate at kohinoor B. Hotel
kohinoor served us good
quality food than what we get
here
C. Both hotels have
maintained good quality of
food
D. Both hotels serve poor
quality of food E. it is better to
eat food than remain hungry

Answer: Option B

Although initial investigations


pointed towards him ......
A. the preceding events
corroborated his involvement
in the crime
B. the additional information
confirmed his guilt
C. the subsequent events
established that he was guilt
D. the subsequent events
proved that he was innocent
E. he gave an open
confession of his crime

Answer: Option D

The weather outside was


extremely pleasant and
hence we decided to ......
A. utilise our time in
watching the television
B. refrain from going out for a
morning walk
C. enjoy a morning ride in
the open D. employ this
"It is an uphill task but you D. Ravi is much better, than
will have to do it" means ...... what you think of him
A. The work is above the hill E. You have a good opinion
and you will have to do it about Ravi but he does not
B. It is a very easy task but you have a good opinion about
must do it C. It is very difficult you
task but you have to do it
D. This work is not reserved Answer: Option B
for you but you will have to do
it
E. It is almost impossible for "Anand stuck up a
others but you can do it friendship with Mahesh in
just 2 days" means ......
Answer: Option C A. Anand friendship with
Mahesh came to an end
recently
" You are thinking very highly B. Anand found out the other
about Ravi but he is not so" friends of Mahesh
means ...... C. Anand fixed a deal with
A. Ravi is as good as you think Mahesh in 2 days
about him B. You have a good D. Anand
opinion about Ravi but he is E. Anand became a friend of
not as good as you think Mahesh in less than 2 days
C. Your view about Ravi is
philosophical, keep it up Answer: Option E

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Although, he is reputed for
making very candid Answer: Option E
statements ......
A. his today speech was not
fairly audible B. his promises
had always been realistic C.
his speech was very interesting
D. people follow whatever he
instructs to them
E. his today

Answer: Option E

The manager would like you


to help Dhiraj, means ......
A. the manager would like you
if you help Dhiraj
B. the manager desires you to
help Dhiraj C. the manager
likes you because you help
Dhiraj
D. Dhiraj expects the manager
to tell you to help him
E. it will be a help to the
manager if you like Dhiraj
Answer: Option B

Owing to the acute power


shortage, the people of our
locality have decided to
......
A. dispense with other non-
conventional energy sources
B. resort to abundant use of
electricity for illumination
C. off-switch the electrical
appliance while not in use
D. explore other avenues for
utilising the excess power
E. resort to use of electricity
only when it is inevitable
16. He has no money now ......
A. although he was very Dinesh is as stupid as he is lazy
poor once B. as hehas means
given up all his wealth C. ......
because he was very rich A. Dinesh is stupid because
once D. because he has he is lazy B. Dinesh is lazy
received huge donation because he is stupid C.
E. because he was very Dinesh is either stupid or
greedy about wealth lazy
D. Dinesh is hardly stupid but
Answer: Option B he is lazy E. Dinesh is equally
stupid and lazy

17. He is so lazy that he ...... Answer: Option E


A. cannot depend on others
for getting his work done Practically, very little work
B. cannot delay the could be completed in the last
schedule of completing week as it was ......
the work A. full of working
C. can seldom complete his days B. a very
work on time D. dislike to hectic week C.
postpone the work that he full of holidays
undertakes to do D. a very busy
E. always help others to week E. loaded
complete their work with work
Answer: Option C Answer: Option C

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Because he believes in Answer: Option A
democratic principles, he
always ......
A. decides all the matters
himself
B. listen to others views and
enforces his own
C. shown respect to others
opinions if they match his
own
D. reconciles with the majority
views and gives us his own
E. imposes his own views on
others

Answer: Option D

With great efforts his son


succeeded in convincing him
not to donate his entire
wealth to an orphanage ......
A. and lead the life of a wealthy
merchant B. but to a home for
the forsaken children
C. and make an orphan of
himself D. as the
orphanage needed a lot of
donations
E. as the orphanage had been
set up by him

Answer: Option C

The employer appeared to be


in such an affable mood that
Rohit ......
A. decided to ask for a raise in
his salary B. was scared to
talk to him about his leave
C. felt very guilty for his
inadvertent slip D. promised
him that he would not commit
mistake again
E. was pained to press his
demand for a new flat.
He always stammers in E. the municipal taxes on it
public meetings, but his are very happy
today's speech ......
A. was fairly audible to Answer: Option B
everyone present in the hall
B. was not received
satisfactorily It was an extremely pleasant
C. could not be understood surprise for the hutment-
properly D. was not liked dweller when the Government
by the audience E. was free officials told him that ......
from that defect A. he had to vacate hutment
which he had been
Answer: Option E unauthorisedly occupying B.
he had been gifted with a
furnished apartment in a
Even though it is very large multi-storeyed building C. he
house, would be arrested for
...... wrongfully encroaching on the
A. there is a lot of space pavement outside his dwelling
available in it for children D. they would not accede to
B. there is hardly any space his request E. they had
available for children received the orders from the
C. there is no dearth of space court to take possession of all
for children D. the servants his belongings
take a long time to clean it
Answer: Option B

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In order to help the company A. is fond of
attain its goal of enhancing them B. hates
profit, all the employees ...... them
A. urged the management to C. is afraid of them
grant paid leave D. want to set them
B. appealed the free E. seldom
management to loves them
implement new welfare
schemes Answer: Option A
C. voluntarily offered to work
overtime with lucrative
compensation
D. voluntarily offered to
render additional services in
lieu of nothing E. decided to
enhance production at the
cost of quality of the product

Answer: Option D

"Whatever Dev uttered was


without rhyme or reason"
means ......
A. Dev could not recite any
poem or speech
B. Dev said something
which has no meaning, it
was totally baseless
C. Dev was talking something
which was beyond our
experience
D. Dev spoke flatly without any
emotion or reason
E. Dev did not refer to any
poem to support his
statements

Answer: Option B

He tames animals because


he ......
Mahesh need not have C. requested the
purchased the bag, management to
means ...... implement new welfare
A. it was not necessary for schemes
Mahesh to purchase the bag D. offered to work overtime
but he has purchased it B. it without any compensation
was necessary for Mahesh to E. decided to raise the
purchase the bag and he has cost of raw material
not purchased it
C. it was not necessary for Answer: Option D
Mahesh to purchase the
bag and he has not
purchased it The officer who had neglected
D. it was necessary for to files his income tax returns
Mahesh to purchase the had to ......
bag but he has not A. return the
purchased it files B. pay a
E. Mahesh already has a bag fine
but still he purchased C. be
another one rewarded D.
play
Answer: Option A mischief E.
give
warning
In order to raise company's
profit, the employees ...... Answer: Option B
A. demanded two additional
increments B. decided to go
on paid holidays

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Unless you work harder you The officer who had neglected
will fail, means ...... to files his income tax returns
A. if you fail you will work had to ......
harder A. return the
B. you must at least plan files B. pay a
well than you will not fail fine
C. hardly you will fail if you do C. be
not desire so rewarded D.
D. if you do not put more play
efforts, then you will fail mischief E.
E. if you only work and work give
alone, you will fail warning

Answer: Option D Answer: Option B

His behaviour is so
unpredictable that he ......
A. never depends upon others
for getting his work done
B. is seldom trusted by others
C. always finds it difficult to
keep his word
D. always insists on getting
the work completed on
time
E. seldom trusts others as far
as the work schedule is
concerned

Answer: Option B
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Common Error Detection
Rules of Subject Verb Agreement
Subject -Verb Agreement
Subject - Verb Agreement relates to number agreement
(singular or plural) between the subject and the verb that
follows it. E.g.
The girl plays all day. (Singular subject) The girls play all day.
(Plural subject)
•There are two important exceptions to subject-verb
agreement. Firstly, agreement only applies when the verb is in
the present tense. In the past tense, there is no overt
agreement between the subject and the verb. E.g. The girl
played all day.
The girls played all day.
•And secondly, agreement applies only to third person
subjects. There is no distinction between a first person
singular subject and a first person plural subject. E.g.
I play all day.
We play all day.

The Rules
Singular subjects need singular verbs and Plural subjects need
; plural subjects need plural verbs.
1. When subject of a sentence is composed of two or more
nouns or pronouns connected by and, we use a plural verb.
He and his friends are at the fair. This rule is not follow
when two nouns refer to the same object.
The wicket keeper and Captain was given the man of the match
award.
2. When two or more singular nouns or pronouns are
connected by or or nor, we use a singular verb. E.g.
The paper or the pencil is in the desk.
3. When a compound subject contains both a singular and a
plural noun or pronoun joined by or or nor, the verb should
agree with the part of the subject that is nearer to the verb.
E.g.
Shivin or his friends run every day.
His friends or Shivin runs every day.
4. Doesn’t is contraction of does not and should be used only
with a singular subject. Don’t is a contraction of do not and
should be used only with a plural subject. The exception to this
rule appears in the case of the first person and second person
pronouns I and you. With these pronouns, the contraction Don’t
should be used. E.g.
She doesn’t like it.
They don’t like it.

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5. A phrase between the subject and the verb should not be
misleading, the verb agrees with the subject, not with a
noun or pronoun in the phrase. E.g. The captain, as well as
his players, is anxious.
The book, in parts, is boring.
The building, with all its contents, is insured.
6. Each, each one, either, neither, everyone, everybody, anybody,
nobody, somebody, some one and no one are singular and
require a singular verb. E.g. Each of these books is good.
Everybody knows him.
Either is correct.
7. Nouns such as civics, mathematics, rupees and news require
singular verbs. E.g.
The news is on at eight.
When talking about an amount of money, it requires a
singular verb, but when referring to the rupees themselves,
a plural verb is required. E.g.
Five hundred rupees is a lot of money.
Rupees are often used instead or Rupiahs in Nepal.
8. Nouns such as scissors, trousers, shears and shorts require
plural verbs. E.g.
These shears are dull.
These shorts are made of cotton.
9. In sentences beginning with there is, there are, the subject
follows the verb. Since there is not the subject, the verb agrees
with what follows. E.g. There are many questions.
There is a question.
10. Collective nouns are words that imply more than one
person but are considered singular and take a singular verb,
such as : group, team, committee, class and family. E.g.
The family has a long history of writers.
The committee has prepared the agenda.
11. With, together with, including, accompanied by, in addition
to, or as well do not change the number of the subject. If the
subject is singular, the verb is too. The Chairman, including his
team, is travelling to China.
The boys, together with their friends, are going for a picnic.
12. The relative pronouns (who, whom, which, and that) are
either singular or plural, depending on the words they refer to.
The sales manager is good researcher who spends a great
amount of time surfing the
Web for information.
Subject : The sales manager
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13. A few nouns can be either plural or singular, depending on
whether they mean a group or Separate individuals. These
words are rarely used as plurals in modern writing. E.g.
The jury has decided
unanimously. Subject: jury
Verb: has decided
The jury are having an
argument. Subject: jury
Verb: are having
14. Do not be misled by a phrase that comes between the
subject and the verb. The agrees with the subject, not with a
noun or pronoun in the phrase. E.g. One of the boxes is open.
The people who listen to music are few.
15. Two singular subjects connected by either/or or
neither/nor require a singular verb as in Rule 1. E.g.
Neither John nor Abraham is available.
Either Bipasha or Neelam is helping today with stage
decoration.
16. When I is one of the two subjects connected by either/or
or neither/nor, put it second and follow it with the singular
verb am. E.g. Neither she nor I am going to the festival.
17. With words that indicate portions-percent, fraction, part,
majority, some, all, none, remainder, and so forth &ndash look
at the noun in your ‘of phrase (object of the preposition) to
determine whether to use a singular of plural verb. If the object
of the preposition is singular, use a singular verb. If the object
of the preposition is plural, use a plural verb. E.g.
1. Fifty percent of the pie has disappeared. (Pie is the object of
the preposition of.)
2. Fifty percent of the pies have disappeared.
3. One-third of the city is unemployed.
4. One-third of the people are unemployed.
NOTE: Hyphenate all spelled-out fractions.
5. All of the pie is gone.
6. All of the pies are gone.
7. Some of the pie is missing.
8. Some of the pies are missing.
18. Use a singular verb with sums of money or periods of time.
E.g.
Ten dollars is a high price to pay.
Five years is the maximum sentence for that offense.
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Identifying the subject
Word groups often come between the subject and the verb.
These word groups may contain a noun that at first appears to
be the subject. Identify the word group between the subject
and the verb in order to isolate the noun. E.g. The girl plays all
day. (Singular subject)
The slaughter of pandas for their pelts have caused panda
population to decline drastically. (Incorrect)
The slaughter of pandas for their pelts has caused the panda
population to decline drastically. (Correct)
Thus, the subject is slaughter and not pandas or pelts.
Phrases beginning with the prepositions as well as, in addition
to, accompanied by, and along with, do not make a singular
subject plural. E.g.
The Chief Minister, as well as his principal secretary, was shot.
If a customer buys a burger, he or she has to pay service tax.
(correct)
If a customer buys a burger, they have to buy a parking ticket.
(Incorrect)

Questions:
Directions : Find out the error, if any in questions given in each
practice set. If there is no error, the answer is (e), i.e No error
(ignore the errors of punctuation, if any.)
1. A few kilometers beyond (a) /that villa was seen two aliens
(b )/along with (c)/ a few Americans and Russian scientists (d)/
No error (e).
2. It is well known fact that (a)/the upper middle class have no
soft (b)/ corner for the poor and the oppressed who are the
(c)/real victims of this social system (d)/ No error (e).
3. Sheetal as well as (a)/ some of her friends (b)/have fallen
in love with a hunky fellow, who (c)/ is the eldest son of an
I.A.S. officer (d)/ No error (e).
4. More than one successful candidate of this institute
(a)/have taken the interview for one (b)/of the most popular
dailies (c)/being published from Los Angels (d)/ No error (e).
5. More than one book on life style (a)/ and motivation by this
writer (b)/have been published so far and (c)/all are selling like
a hot cake (d)/ No error (e).
6. Many a man along with (a)/a few friends of mine are going
(b)/to DevGhar to offer flowers and (c)/milk to Lord Shiva (d)/
No error (e).
7. Many an employee of this company (a)/ are supposed to be
transferred (b)/ to some other company (c)/ of the same
category because of recession (d)/ No error (e).
8. The political leader as well as (a)/ his retinues are going on a
hunger (b)/ Strike to protest this (c)/ unnecessary price hike
(d)/ No error (e).
9. Although this book as well as those (a)/ books of yours are
similar (b)/ in many ways, mine has (c)/ an edge over many a
book of yours (d)/ No error (e).
10. The prime minister along with his (a)/ attendants are
coming tomorrow (b)/ to address the sensational (c)/ and
controversial issues of terrorism (d)/ No error (e).

Answe
rs
1. b 2. b 3. c 4. b 5. c 6. b 7. a 8. b 9. b 10.
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Understanding of Conjunction – Tips
and Tricks
Conjunction
A conjunction is a word which merely joins together
sentences or clauses, and sometimes words.
1. That is a beautiful place and I have been there.
2. That is the beautiful place where I have been to.

Classes of Conjunctions
Conjunctions are divided into two classes: Co-ordinate
Conjunction : It joins together clauses of equal ranks. For
eg. He is slow, but he is sure.

Sub-ordinate Conjunction : It joins together clauses in which


one is dependent on the other. E.g.
Since you wish to excel in life, you must learn English.

Some Important Rules


Rule: Scarcely should be followed by when, not by than.
Incorrect: Scarcely had he arrived than he had to leave again.
Correct: Scarcely had he arrived when he had to leave again.
Rule: No sooner is followed by than, not by but.
Incorrect: No sooner had we reached the station but the train
left.
Correct: No sooner had we reached the station than the train
left.
Note : "No sooner A ... than B" is very similar to "Scarcely
A... when B" and has almost the same meaning.
Rule : Do not use seldom or ever in place of seldom or never.
Incorrect: The national network seldom or ever telecasts good
programmes.
Correct: The national network seldom or never telecasts good
programmes.
Rule : Correlative conjunctions should be followed by the same
part of speech.
Incorrect: He neither agreed to my proposal nor to his.
Correct: He agreed neither to my proposal nor to his.
Rule : Neither is followed by nor, not by or.
Incorrect: The phone neither went dead or worked properly.
Correct: The phone neither went dead nor worked properly.
Rule : The conjunction that is not used before
A sentence in direct narration.
An interrogative adverb or interrogative pronoun in the
indirect narration. Incorrect: He said that, "it is none of
my business".
Correct: He said, "It is none of my business."
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Correct: He asked me which was the way to the station.
Rule : Although goes with yet or a comma (,) in the other
clause.
Incorrect: Although Manohar is hardworking, but he does not
get a job.
Correct: Although Manohar is hardworking, yet he does not get
a job.
Note : Though/Although is used with contradictory sentences
(sentences expressing opposite views).
Incorrect: Since she was sick, she attended the party.
Correct: Though she was sick, she attended the party.
Rule : Nothing else should be followed by but, not by than.
Incorrect: Mr Bureaucrat! This is nothing else than red-tapism.
Correct: Mr Bureaucrat! This is nothing else but red-tapism.
Rule : The correlative conjunctions indeed... but are used to
emphasis the contrast between the first and the second parts
of the statement.
Incorrect: I am indeed happy with my school but it produces
famous men.
Correct: I am indeed happy with my school that it produces
famous men.
Rule : In a "not only ... but also ... "sentence, the verb should
agree with the noun or pronoun mentioned second, that is, the
one after but also because this is the part being emphasised.
Incorrect : Not only the students but also the teacher were
responsible for what happened in the class.
Correct: Not only the students but also the teacher was
responsible for what happened in the class.
Rule : Not only ... but also always comes before the same part
of speech.
Incorrect: They not only gave me standing ovation but also a
cash prize of `1000.
Correct: They gave me not only standing ovation but also a
cash prize of `1000.
Rule : Such...as is used to denote a category whereas
such...that emphasises the degree of something by
mentioning its consequence.
Incorrect : Each member of the alliance agrees to take
such action as it deems necessary.
Correct: Each member of the alliance agrees to take such
action that it deems necessary.
Rule : The conjunction “lest” is followed by “should”.
Incorrect: Work hard lest you would fail.
Correct: Work hard lest you should fail.
Note: “Lest” is a negative word. There should be no use of
“not”, “nothing”, “never”, “no” with lest”.
Incorrect: Word hard lest you should not fail.
Correct: Word hard lest you should fail.
Rule : The conjunction so-as is used for comparison in a
negative sentence whereas-as is used in a positive or
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Correct: He is not so tall as his brother.
Rule : The conjunction, “both” is followed by “and” and not
by “as well as” or “along with”.
Incorrect: Both the boys as well as the girls were absent.
Correct: Both the boys and the girls were absent.
Rule : The conjunction “unless” denotes condition whereas
“until” denotes time.
Incorrect: Until you work hard, you will not succeed.
Correct: Unless you work hard, you will not succeed.
Note : “Unless” and “Until” are negative words. There should
be no use of “not” “nothing”, “never” with unless and until.
Questions based on above concepts.
Directions : In each of the following questions, find out which
part of the sentence has an error. The error may be
grammatical or idiomatic. If there is no mistake, the answer is
‘No error’.
1. The managing director well as (a)/ the Board members
was in (b)/ favour of taking strict action (c)/ against the
striking workers. (d)/ No error (e)
2. Unless he does not return (a)/ all the library books (b)/ he will
not be relieved (c)/ from the service.(d)/ No error (e)
3. You must either tell me (a)/ the whole story or (b)/, at least,
the (c)/ first half of it. (d)/ No error (e)
4. The old woman has had the (a)/ best medical facilities
available (b)/ but she will not be cured unless she does not have
(c)/ a strong desire to live.(d)/ No error (e)
5. Hardly had I reached (a)/ the airport where (b)/ I learnt
about the powerful (c)/ bomb explosion.(d)/ No error (e)
6. The manager of the bank (a)/ was busy; so he asked them
(b)/ to come and see him between two to (c)/ three in the
afternoon.(d)/ No error (e)
7. Because he is physically (a)/ strong, therefore he was (b)/
selected for the school (c)/ boxing team.(d)/ No error (e)
8. Being a strict (a)/ vegetarian he depended (b)/ on milk and
fruit and (c)/ had to cook for himself.(d)/ No error (e)
9. Even though the shirt (a)/ is rather expensive but (b)/ I wish
to purchase (c)/ it with my own money.(d)/ No error (e)
10. Unless Ashish does not (a)/ return all the library books,
(b)/ he will not be awarded (c)/ the pass certificate. (d)/ No
error (e)
Answers
a; Add ‘as’ before ‘well’
a; Replace ‘does not return’ with ‘returns’
e; No error
c; Replace ‘does not have’ with ‘has’
b; Replace ‘where’ with ‘when’
c; Replace ‘to’ with ‘and’
b; Remove ‘therefore’
c; Replace ‘and’ with ‘or’
b; Remove ‘but’
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10. a; Replace ‘unless’ with ‘if’
Understanding of Adjective – Tips and
Tricks
What is Adjective?
An adjective is a word used with a noun ( or a pronoun) to
add something for its meaning. The adjective may be used
Attributively: when it is used along with the noun as an
epithet or attribute; for example,
There were dark clouds in the sky.
Predicatively: when it forms part of the predicate; for example.
The clouds in the sky were dark.
Rule: The adjective is correctly used with a verb when some
quality of the subject rather than of the action of the verb, is
to be expressed. Incorrect: Flowers were plucked freshly.
Correct: Flowers were plucked fresh.
Rule: Due to and prior to should be used as predicative
adjectives. When prepositional functions are to be performed,
use because of in place of due to, and before in place of prior
to.
Incorrect: Wickets fell due to superb bowling.
Correct: Wickets fell because of superb bowling.
Kinds of Adjective
Adjective of Quality : Also known as Descriptive Adjective,
it shows the kind of quality of a person or a thing. For
example,
He loves her soft skin.
Adjective of Quantity: It is an adjective which shows how
much of a thing is meant. For example,
There is little sense in it.
Adjective of Number: Also known as Numeral Adjective, it
shows how many persons or things are meant, or in what
order a person or a thing stands. For example,
The face of a clock has sixty divisions.
Numeral Adjectives are of three kinds:
Definite Numeral Adjective: It denotes an exact number. It
may be a cardinal denoting how many; as, one, two, three, etc.
It may be an ordinal denoting the order, as first, second, third
etc.
Rule: When a number together with a unit of measurement
is to be used as an adjective, it is a compound word and the
unit of measurement is taken in the singular.
Incorrect : It is a twenty-kilometres walk.
Correct : It is a twenty-kilometre walk.
Rule: Definite Numeral Adjective always takes plural countable
noun.
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Correct: When I was in Mumbai, I had twenty rupees.
Rule: If in a sentence one noun is used for all ordinals and the
first ordinal has 'the' while, other not, the noun will be in the
plural.
Incorrect: I have read the literature of the seventeenth and
eighteenth century.
Correct: I have read the literature of the seventeenth and
eighteenth centuries.
Indefinite Numeral Adjective : It does not denote an exact
number. For example.
There are many petitions lying on the tables.
Rule: Many takes plural noun while "Many a/an singular noun.
Incorrect: He has observed many an uncommon phenomena.
Correct: He has observed many an uncommon phenomenon.
Rule: The few is used before plural countable noun and the
little before uncountable noun. Both follow a clause.
Incorrect: I gave the beggar a little coins I had.
Correct: I gave the beggar the few coins I had.
Distributive Numeral Adjective : It refers to each one of a
number. Distributive numeral adjectives are the same as
distributive pronouns (see Pronoun). They only differ in
function. For example,
Each time he missed the bus.
Demonstrative Adjective: It points out which person or
thing is meant. For example,
This table is made of wood.
Rule: The plural forms these and those are often wrongly
used with the singular nouns kind and sort.
Incorrect: These kind of clothes are not acceptable.
Correct: This kind of clothes are not acceptable.
Interrogative Adjective: When an interrogative pronoun is
used with a noun to ask a question, it is called an interrogative
adjective. For example,
What options are available after graduation?
Exclamatory adjective: It is used with a noun in-exclamatory
sentence. For
example,
What a show!
Confusing Words
Later, latter, latest, last: Later and latest refer to time.
Latter and last refer to position.
Incorrect: The later part of the novel is not neatly written.
Correct: The latter part of the novel is not neatly written.
Incorrect: What is the last news?
Correct: What is the latest news?
Elder, older, eldest, oldest: Elder and eldest are used of
members of the same family. Besides, both of them are used
only attributively (that is, before the noun). Older and Oldest
are used in the general sense.
Incorrect: I have an older brother.
Correct : I have an elder brother.. (Since brother is a member
of the same family)
Incorrect : Mohan is the eldest boy in the town.
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In a town there may be so many families. We are talking of boys
in general sense. So eldest should be replaced by oldest.
Correct : Mohan is the oldest boy in the town.
Degree of Comparison
Degrees are of three kinds.
1. Positive Degree
2. Comparative Degree
3. Superlative Degree
Rule: When a selection is made out of the two, and two is given
in the sentence, the is used before the adjective denoting
comparison. Incorrect: Shikha is better of the two sisters.
Correct: Shikha is the better of the two sisters.
Rule: Preferable takes to and is not preceded by more.
Incorrect: Coffee is more preferable than tea in Brazil.
Correct: Coffee is preferable to tea in Brazil.
Rule: When two adjectives in different degrees of comparison
are used in the same sentence, each should be complete in
itself.
Incorrect: My father is as rich if not richer than your mother.
Correct: My father is as rich as if not richer than your mother.
Rule: If two adjectives are connected by and, they should be
in the same degree throughout.
Incorrect: Raj is more intelligent and most active.
Correct: Raj is more intelligent and more active.
Rule: The comparative in -er is not used when we compare two
qualities of the same person or thing.
Incorrect: Mohan is wiser than strong.
Correct: Mohan is more wise than strong.
Rule: When two objects are compared with each other,
the latter term of comparison must exclude the former.
Incorrect: Satish is cleverer than any student in his class.
Correct : Satish is cleverer than any other student in his class.
Rule: The comparative degree is generally followed by than
but the following comparative adjectives are followed by the
preposition to : inferior, superior, prior, anterior, posterior,
senior, junior.
Incorrect: India's fielding is inferior than South Africa's.
Correct: India's fielding is inferior to South Africa's.
Rule: Adjectives expressing qualities that do not admit of
different degrees cannot be compared.
Incorrect: Our field is more square.
Correct: Our field is square.
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Rule: Double comparatives and superlatives are to be avoided.
Incorrect: Zarda mangoes are more sweeter than Maldah
ones.
Correct: Zarda mangoes are sweeter than Maldah ones.

Test Yourself
Directions : In the following questions, some of the sentences
have errors and some have none. Find out which part of the
sentence has an error. The letter corresponding to that part is
your answer. If there is no mistake, the answer is ‘No error’.
1. Firstly you should a)/ think over the meaning of the words b)/
and then use them. c)/ No error d)
2. The driver tried his best a)/ to avert the accident by b)/
bringing the car to a suddenly stop. c)/ No error d)
3. The Sunrise Hotel was a)/ fully equipped to offer b)/ leisure
stay c)/ to its clients. d)/ No error e)
4. The technician reminded a)/ them to have a thoroughly
cleaning of the b)/ machine after each use. c)/ No error d)
5. I am much glad a)/ that you have b)/ won the prize. c)/ No
error d)
6. My observation is that a)/ between Vivek and Shashi, b)/
Vivek is the most intelligent. c)/ No error d)
7. It very often a)/ happens that b)/ a man who talks most does
little. c)/ No error d)
8. From all accounts a)/ I learn that b)/ he is the best and
honest member of the new Cabinet. c)/ No error d)
9. He is a)/ too intelligent b)/ to make a mistake. c)/ No error d)
10. The flood situation this year a)/ is worst than b)/ that
prevailed in the last year, c)/ No error d)
Answers
1.a; Replace ‘Firstly’ with ‘First’
c; Replace ‘suddenly’ with ‘sudden’
c; Replace ‘leisure’ with ‘leisurely’
b; Replace ‘thoroughly’ with ‘thorough’
a; Replace ‘much’ with ‘very’
c; Replace ‘the most’ with ‘more’
c; Replace ‘most’ by ‘much’
c; The correct form is ‘he is the best and most honest
member....’
d; No error
b; Replace ‘worst’ with ‘worse’
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Understanding of Verb – Tips and Tricks
Verb
A Verb is a word that tells or asserts something about a person
or thing. It tells about the person or thing in the state of (a)
doing, (b) being or (c) being acted up on. Thus a verb is a doing
or being word.

Kinds of verbs :
A Transitive verb is a verb that denotes an action which
passes over from the doer or agent to an object, Transitive
means passing over. For example, India won the World Cup.
An Intransitive verb is a verb that denotes an action which
does not pass over to an object, or that expresses a state of an
object, or that expresses a state of being. Intransitive means not
passing over. For example, The sun shines brightly.

Rule: When an intransitive verb is used in a causative sense, it


becomes transitive.
1. He sat in a chair.
2. He sat me on chair.
Rule: Verbs like, fall, lie, rise and sit are made transitive by a
slight change in their spellings. The transitive is the causative
of the corresponding intransitive verb. Incorrect : The
poachers were caught yesterday when they fell trees
illegally. Correct : The poachers were caught yesterday when
they felled trees illegally.

Verbs of Incomplete Predication


The intransitive verb which requires something to make the
sense complete is called a verb of incomplete predication.
For example be, become, seem, grow, taste, appear.
That which is required to make the sense (of these verbs)
complete is known as the complement of the verb or the
completion of the predicate. For example, The family appears.
Rule: When the subjective complement is a noun (or a
pronoun), it is in the same case as the subject, that is, in the
nominative case. For example

The lawyer called the witness a liar.


Rule: When the objective complement is a noun it is in
the objective case in agreement with the object.
Subject-Verb Agreement
Language has its base in logic and harmony. The subject and
the verb are the essential parts of a sentence. It is imperative
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Rule: Two or more singular subjects connected by and
usually take a verb in the plural.
Incorrect: Computer and telecommunication has
metamorphosed information technology.
Correct: Computer and telecommunication have
metamorphosed information technology.

Rule: If two singular nouns refer to the same person or


thing, the verb must be singular.
Incorrect : The poet and critic have been honoured.
Correct : The poet and critic has been honoured.
Rule: If two subjects together express one idea, the verb is in
the singular.
Incorrect: Bread and butter are essential for one's life.
Correct: Bread and butter is essential for one's life.
Rule: If the singular subjects are preceded by each or
every, the verb is usually singular.
Incorrect: Every man and woman in a family are responsible
for the upbringing of a child.
Correct: Every man and woman in a family is responsible for
the upbringing of a child.
Rule : Two or more singular subjects connected by or, nor,
either ... or, neither... nor take a verb in the singular.
Incorrect: Either Manoj or Madhukar have the key to this
problem.
Correct: Either Manoj or Madhukar has the key to this
problem.
Rule : When the subjects, joined by or or nor are of
different numbers, the verb must be plural, and the plural
subject must be placed next to the verb. Incorrect : Neither
Rekha nor her friends was present at the party. Correct :
Neither Rekha nor her friends were present at the party.
Rule: When the subjects, joined by or or nor are of
different persons, the verb agrees in person with the one
nearest to it. Incorrect : Either she or I pays the fees.
Correct : Either she or I pay the fees.

Error of Proximity
The verb is made to agree in number with a noun near it
instead of with its proper subject. This is wrong and should be
avoided.
Incorrect : The behaviour of the students were not proper.
Correct: The behaviour of the students was not proper.
Rule: Words joined to a singular subject by with, as well as, etc.
are parenthetical.
The verb should therefore be put in the singular.
Incorrect: The guru as well as his disciples are committed to
celibacy.
Correct : The guru as well as his disciples is committed to
celibacy.

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Rule: Either, neither, each, everyone, many a must be followed
by a singular verb.
Incorrect: Many a man have resigned in crisis.
Correct: Many a man has resigned in crisis.
Rule: When a plural noun denotes some specific quantity or
amount considered as a whole, the verb is generally singular.
Incorrect: Five hours are too short a time to judge one's
character.
Correct: Five hours is too short a time to judge one's
character.
The Infinitive
Usually a verb is limited by the number and person of its
subject. For example,
He plays cricket.
They play cricket.
A verb, which is not limited by person and number as a verb
that has a subject, is called the verb infinite or the infinitive.
Infinitives are of two kinds.
1. Simple Infinitive and
2. Gerundial or Qualifying Infinitive.
Simple Infinitive - When the infinitive is used like a noun.
as the subject of a verb. To name is to give an identity.
as the object of a verb. I have decided to leave the place.
as the complement of a verb. Her hobby is to dance.
as the object of a preposition. He is about to go.
as the complement of the object. She heard her weep.
Gerundial or Qualifying Infinitive-when the infinitive is
used for the following purposes:
to qualify a verb. He slept to refresh himself.
to qualify an adjective. Tea is easy to prepare.
to qualify a noun. He has a point to make.
to qualify a sentence. To be very frank, I hate your smile.
Rule: The infinitive is used without to after verbs like help,
watch, bid, dare, hear, let, make, need and see.
Incorrect : I bid him to quit the organisation.
Correct: I bid him quit the organisation.
Rule: If, however, the structure is do + dare or do + need, the
infinitive is used with to.
Incorrect: You do not need worry about us.
Correct: You do not need to worry about us.
Rule: The following verbs are followed by the infinitive.
Agree, arrange, attempt, care, cease, consent, decide,
determine, endeavour, fall, forget, hesitate, hope,learn,
manage, neglect, prepare, promise, propose, refuse, regret,
remember, seem, swear, undertake. Incorrect: I agree for
helping you out in trouble.
Correct: I agree to help you out in trouble.

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Rule: Prepositions but and except take the infinitive without to.
Incorrect: There is no alternative but to help him out.
Correct : There is no alternative but help him out.
Rule: Expressions would rather, would sooner, rather than,
sooner than, had better
are followed by infinitive without to.
Incorrect : I would rather to go for batting.
Correct : I would rather go for batting.

Participle
1. Present Participle
2. Past Participle
3. Perfect Participle
Rule: Present participle is used when all the parts of a
sentence have the same subject;
Incorrect: Opened the drawer, he took out his gun.
Correct: Opening the drawer, he took out his gun.
Rule: When a sentence has two different subjects, avoid using
present participle.
Instead a clause should be used in such instances.
Incorrect: While going to school, a dog jumped at me.
Correct: While I was going to school, a dog jumped at me.
Rule: Some past participles are used only as adjectives and
qualify a noun. They can be used as past participles with
changed spellings. For example, shrunken, drunken, sunken,
graven, molten.
Incorrect: He and his brother have drunken wine last night.
Correct: He and his brother have drunk wine last night.
Rule : Perfect participle is used when one activity is completely
over. Having worked hard, he felt tired.
Auxiliary Verb
Auxiliary literally means giving help, So an auxiliary verb is
one that helps the main verb form in tenses, moods, voices
etc. The following verbs are auxiliaries: is, are, am, was, were,
be, can, could, dare, do, does, did, have, has, had, may, might,
must, need, ought, shall, should, will, would, used to.
1. May implies permission, doubt or possibility.
May I come in? (permission)
It may rain tonight. (possibility)
2. Might is the past form of “may” and it implies more doubt
than “may”.
If the clouds are salted, the rains might come.
3. Can is used to express ability.
Ex. He can do the work.
4. Could is the past form of can but it does not necessarily
represent past time. Often
it implies a more uncertain condition.
He could refuse, but she never does.
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5. Should expresses the idea that something must be done or is
important.
Should and ought to have similar meanings, but ought is
followed by “to” “Ought to” has a more objective force and is
used when we are talking about laws, duties and regulations.
We ought to see her tomorrow.
6. Must is used to give strong advice or orders. Ex. He really
must stop drinking.
7. Do is used to make question and negative forms of ordinary
verbs.
Do you know him? I don’t like swimming.
“Do” is always used in question-tags. You know painting, do
you?

Test Your Understanding In Verb


Directions : In the following questions, some of the sentences
have errors and some have none. Find out which part of the
sentence has an error. If there is no mistake, the answer is ‘No
error’.
1. Many a student (a)/ are frustrated (b)/ because of
unemployment. (c)/ No error (d)
2. It is true (a)/ that the poor is unable (b)/ to get nourishing
food even today. (c)/ No error (d)
3. People have a right to criticise (a)/ but at the same time each
of them (b)/ have to remember his duty also. (c)/ No error (d)
4. The child (a)/ picked up a burned paper (b)/ from the street.
(c)/ No error (d)
5. Never did this exhibition of contempt and anger ceased (a)/
so long as British rule remained (b)/ a live thing in India. (c)/ No
error (d)
6. The teacher was angry (a)/ when he found that (b)/ you are
not there. (c)/ No error (d)
7. I would like you to (a)/ complete this assignment (b)
before you will leave for Mumbai. (c)/ No error (d)
8. Ordinarily, when in difficulty (a)/ Ruchi prefers keeping
her counsel (b)/ than running about taking advice. (c)/ No
error (d)
9. One of the drawbacks (a)/ of modern education are
(b)/ that it does not encourage original thinking. (c)/ No
error (d)
10. I enquired of him (a)/ why he is so negligent (b)/ in his
studies. (c)/ No error (d)
Answers
1. b; Replace ‘are’ with ‘is’
‘Many a’ takes singular subject and singular verb.
2. b; Replace ‘is’ with ‘are’
Here, ‘poor’ stands for ‘poor people’.
c; Replace ‘have’ with ‘has’
b; Replace ‘burned’ with ‘burnt’
a; Replace ‘ceased’ with ‘cease’
c; Replace ‘are’ with ‘were’
c; Remove ‘will’
c; Replace “than” with “to”
b; Replace ‘are’ with ‘is’
b; Replace ‘is’ with ‘was’
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Pronouns – Tips and Tricks
Pronoun
A pronoun is used in place of a noun or nouns.
Personal Pronoun
I, we, you, he, she, it, they are called personal pronouns
because they stand for the three persons.
i.The person speaking (I, We)
ii.The person spoken to, and (You)
The person spoken of. (He, She, it, They)

Pronouns are used so that our language is not cumbersome


with the same nouns being repeated over and over in a
paragraph.
Subject Pronoun: (Subjective case)
(I, we, you, he, she, it, they)
Example: She is at work.
’She’ is main subject of the sentence, hence in the sentence,
‘She’ is the subjective personal pronoun.
Objective pronoun (objective case)
Example: He will meet us later.
‘Us’ is the objective personal pronoun, as it is the object of
the verb ‘meet.’
Possessive pronoun (possessive case)
Example: That is our clubhouse.
‘Our’ shows the possession of the object ‘clubhouse’.
Gender
Example: He went to the market.
He is used for male gender.
Other examples - (his, him, he etc.)
Example: She is doing the laundry.
‘She’ is used for female gender.
(Her, hers, etc.)
Example: It is important to them.
‘It’ is gender neutral as it shows an object,
‘Them’ is also gender neutral as ‘Them’ can consists
of both genders. Others gender neutral pronouns
are - (Their, they, its.)
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Number
Singular Pronoun - where the pronoun is only referring to one
specific Noun.
Example: That book belongs to me.
Plural Pronoun - where the pronoun is used to refer to a
number of nouns.
Example: That is Their book, not yours.
Reflexive Pronoun
“They are object pronouns that we use when the subject and
the object are the same Noun.”
Example: I told myself not to bet all my money on one horse.
Example: The robber hurt himself chasing me through the
alley.
“Reflexive pronouns are those which are used to indicate a
noun which has been used in an earlier part of the same
sentence.
(myself, themselves, yourself, ourselves, herself, himself, itself.)
Example: She blamed herself for the accident.
He injured himself today.
Emphatic or Intensive Pronoun
“These pronouns are used to emphasize a Noun or pronoun.
(myself, himself, herself, themselves, itself, yourself,
yourselves and ourselves.) Example: He himself is his
worst critic.
“These pronouns act as appositives of nouns or pronouns for the
sake of emphasis,” Example: You yourself wrote those words.
This request came from the employee themselves.
They themselves know that the Prank was in bad taste.
Avoid reporting things that you yourself haven’t witnessed.
Demonstrative Pronoun
“Demonstrative pronouns are used to show or identify one or
a number of nouns that may be far or near in distance or
time.
They are only four in number (This, that, these, those)
This, that are called Singular demonstrative pronoun
These, those are called Plural demonstrative pronouns.
Example: That is a beautiful house.
They can also be used to show an unspecified quantity in a
sentence.
Example: These were made by me.
(These is showing an unspecified quantity of something that
was made by a person.) Example: Everyone remembers those
days.
(Those is showing a particular time or period of days in the
past, it is being used in place of a noun that could be - school,
summer, college etc.)
Example: This is what he is charging.
This is used as pronoun in place of a number.
These pronouns point out someone or something.
They are identical in form to demonstrative
adjective/determiners.
The difference is that -
A demonstrative pronoun stands alone (because it is a
substitute for a noun or noun phrase)
But a demonstrative adjective is accompanied by the noun it
modifies.
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Example: She gave me this gift.
(This - demonstrative adjective)
I like this.
(This - demonstrative pronoun)
(More example of demonstrative pronoun)
These are my children.
That is a good idea.
The streets of Delhi are more crowded than those of Mumbai.
Indefinite Pronoun
“These pronouns do stand for some person or thing, but we
don’t know for exactly whom.”
When we say, “somebody stole my watch.”
(We don’t know to whom the word ‘somebody’ refers to. The
word ‘somebody’ is an indefinite pronoun.
Example: One should speak the truth.
Somebody immediately called the doctor.
Anybody can solve this problem.
Nobody was present.
Many are called, but few are chosen.
Do good to others.
(Few, all, some, none, everything- indefinite pronouns)
Distributive Pronoun
“These Pronouns refer to individual elements in a group or a
pair, one individual at a time.”
Example:
Each of the boys gets a prize.
Either of these roads leads to the railway station.
Either of you can go.
Neither of the accusations is true.
You may bring any of your friends.
None of our students failed last year.
Each, either, neither are called distributive pronouns because
they refer to persons or things, one at a time.
Eachis used to denote every one of a number of persons or
things taken singly.
Either means the one or the other of two.
Neither means not the one nor the other of two.
It is negative of either.
Either and Neither should be used only in speaking of two
persons or things.
When more than two are spoken of (Any, No one, and none)
should be used.
Reciprocal Pronoun
Each and one really belong to the subject, Other and another
are objects,
but Each other and one another have become compound
pronouns, (and are called reciprocal pronouns) and are rarely
separated even by a preposition)
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Example: The brothers quarreled with each other.
They all gave evidence against one another.
Jamie and Jack always sit beside each other in break.
They haven’t seen one another since last year.
Relative Pronoun
These pronouns are used to connect a clause or phrase to a
noun or pronoun.
These are: who, whom, which, whoever, whomever, whose,
whichever and that.
The driver who Ran the stop sign was careless.
Which and that are generally used for objects.
Who and whom are used for people and whose is used to show
possession.
Example: She will choose the color which looks good on
everyone.
She is complaining to whoever she comes across nowadays.
There is a car in the parking lot that someone has painted a
bright pink.
Is there anyone here whose mobile phone has a signal?
I met Hari who had just returned.
I have found the pen which I lost.
There is the book That you lent me.
Interrogative Pronoun
Who, whom, which and what are interrogative pronouns as
they are used to ask questions about a person or object that
we do not know about.
Compounds of these words are made by attaching (-ever) to the
words to strengthen the emphasis on the word.
Example: Which one would you like?
What is your Name?
Who will be managing the bullet?
Whom did you tell about this?
Whoever could have done this?
Whichever one will you choose?
‘Who’ is always the subject of the verb.
‘Whom’ is never the subject of the verb.
It is object of the verb.
It is used to show the person to or for whom the
action is being done. whom were you meeting with?
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How to make Verbs agree with Numbers
Verb-Number Agreement
The Problem
Which is correct: "The cost of new books is dropping,” or
“The cost of new books are dropping"?
The Explanation
To determine whether to use is or are in such a sentence, you
need to understand that you are dealing with the Number of a
verb. There are two numbers in grammar &ndash singular and
plural.
A singular verb is used with singular subject and a plural
verb is used with plural subject.

The Subject
A subject is one of the two parts into which every sentence
may be divided. The other part is the predicate.
The Subject of a sentence is what or whom we are talking about
and the predicate of a sentence is what we are saying about the
subject.
Consider these examples:
The Goa summit was held in
October. What are we talking
about? The Goa summit.
What we are talking about: (It) was held in October.
Thus the sentence is divided in this way: "The Goa summit"
[subject] "was held in October." [predicate].
Truman was elected Vice-President of the United States in
1944.
Whom we are talking about: Truman [subject].
What we are talking about him: (he) was elected Vice-President
of the United States in 1944 [predicate].
The subject of a sentence may consist of single noun or
pronoun, as in:
Rumi was operated for tumour.
Richa is beautiful.
Houses could once be built in eight weeks.
Flower blooms in spring.
This single noun or pronoun is called the subject of the verb.
Subject of the verb is the single word (noun or pronoun) which
is directly, and exclusively, influences the number of the verb.
The subject of the sentence (don’t confuse with the subject
of the verb though they frequently identical) may contain not
only the subject of the verb, but also one or more adjectives,
conjunctions, adverbs, prepositional phrases, or other assorted
parts of speech.

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To spot the difference between subject of the verb and subject
of the sentence, see the build up a sentence in below
examples. Women are fascinating creatures.

Subject of the verb and subject of the sentence: women.


Let us add a prepositional phrase:
Women of beauty are fascinating creatures.
Subject of the sentence : Women of beauty.
Subject of the verb : Women.
Now, adding an adverb, a conjunction, and a second
prepositional phrase: Healthy young women of great
beauty and delightfully curvaceous lines are fascinating
creatures.
Subject of the Sentence: Healthy young women of great
beauty and delightfully curvaceous lines.
Subject of the verb : women.
Key Point : Subject of the verb is single noun or pronoun;
whereas, subject of the sentence may be single word, noun or
pronoun as well as combination of adjectives, conjunctions,
adverbs, prepositional phrases or other part of speech.

Now, see these examples:


Are women fascinating
creatures? Verb: Are
Subject of the verb : women
The subject may be split a verb phrase:
How do women improve their health?
[verb phrase] Verb phrase: Do improve
Subject of the verb : Women
There are many reasons for admiring
the girl child. Verb: Are
Subject of the verb : reasons
Beyond the Alps lies Italy.

So, The subject of the verb need not precede the verb.
To find subject of the sentence is a bit easy; however, finding the
subject of the verb &ndash that is, the single noun or pronoun
which drives the number of the verb- is a bit difficult. So, note
these important points:
The subject of a sentence may, and often does, contain one or
more prepositional phrases.
The single noun or pronoun subject of the verb is never found
in within or as part of the prepositional phrase.
Go through the each of the sentences
given below: 1. In China’s Civil War,
Nanking claimed further gains.
The verb is claimed and its subject is Nanking.

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Business and industrial leaders in Kolkata predicted a rush
of applications for price adjustments.
Here we have a rather long subject of the sentence (all the
words up to the verb predicted) but usual one word subject
of the verb is Leaders.
The cost of automobiles has just risen 27 per cent.
The subject of the verb is Cost. Note cost is singular and that
the verb has risen is also singular.
There go my brothers.
Subject of the verb is Brothers. This is an instance in which the
subject of the verb follows the verb (go) i.e. verb preceded the
subject of the verb. There is an adverb.
One of my best friends was killed yesterday.
One of my best friends is prepositional phrase. One is pronoun
and so subject of the verb. Note the both subject and verb are
singular.
The captain, with all his sisters, brothers, aunts, and cousins
by dozens, is going abroad.
The subject of the sentence is made up of all words up to is,
the subject of the verb is single word captain. Since, captain is
singular, is going is singular.
Ram, like his mother and father, has brown hair.
Like is a preposition, and so nouns mother and father have
no influence on the number of the verb. Ram is singular so
the verb has is also singular.
Has either of your parents married since divorce?
Of your parents is a prepositional phrase. Either in this
sentence means either one ; therefore it is singular and takes
singular verb has married.
Was each of the criminals tried separately?
Like either, each means each one. It is a singular pronoun
and takes singular verb was tried.
Divya’s beauty, as well as her versatility and charm, has made
her a very popular girl in the college.
As well as her versatility and charm is a prepositional phrase
introduced by the triple-ply preposition as well as. So, subject of
the verb is Divya.
Important Principles
• The subject of the verb is usually a single-word noun or
pronoun.
• Such noun or pronoun is not found with a prepositional
phrase.
• Generally, the subject precedes the verb but in certain
sentence patterns may follow the verb.
• The number of the verb depends on the number of the single-
word subject
• Singular subjects take singular verbs and plural subjects take
plural verb.
Back to the starting Problem
"The cost of new books is dropping," or "The cost of new
books are dropping"? Subject of the sentence: The cost of
new books
• Subject of the verb : cost
Cost is singular so it must take singular verb.
• Hence correct sentence: The cost of new books is dropping.
The Conclusion
A verb must agree in number with single-word subject - noun or
pronoun.

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Understanding of Noun
NOUN
Kinds of Noun:
Proper Noun: a proper noun is the name of some
particular person or place. Ex- Ram , Shyam, Delhi.
Common Noun: A Common noun is a name given in common
to every person or thing of the same kind or class.
Ex- boy, girl, teacher etc.
Collective noun: A collective noun is the name of a group of
persons or things. Ex- army, committee, crowd etc.
Abstract Noun: a noun denoting an idea, quality, or state
rather than a concrete object.
Ex- strength, innocence, fear, judgment. Etc.
Material Noun:Material noun is the name given to the
material, substance or things made up of The alloy.
Ex- cotton, gold, silver etc.
NOUN for Gender
Masculine Gender: A noun that denotes male animal is
said to be of the Masculine Gender.
Ex- Man, boy, Tiger, Sun etc.
Feminine Gender: A noun that denotes a female animal is
said to be of the Feminine Gender.
Ex- woman, girl, nature, lioness etc.
Common Gender: A noun that denotes either a male or a
female is said to be of the common gender.
Ex- Parent, child, student, cousin etc.
Neuter Gender: A noun that denotes a thing without life ,
neither male nor female , is said to be of the Neuter gender.
Ex- Book, Pen, room etc.
NOUN for NUMBER
Singular Noun: A noun that denotes one person or thing, is
said to be in the Singular Number.
Ex- pen, cow, boy etc.
Plural Noun: A noun that denotes more than one person or
thing , is said to be in the plural Number.
Ex- Pens, Boys, Cows etc
NOUN: Countable / Uncountable
Countable nouns are the names of objects, people etc that we
can count.
Ex- book, apple, doctor, horse etc.
Uncountable nouns are the names of things which we can’t
count. They mainly denote substance and abstract things.
Ex- milk, oil, sugar, gold, honesty etc.
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NOUN for CASES
The case of a noun tells us about the position of that noun or
pronoun in a sentence.
In English, there are five cases.
Nominative case: A noun is said to be in the nominative case if
it is the subject of a
verb.
Ex- Ram is an intelligent boy.
Objective case: Nouns or Pronouns are said to be in objective
case if they are the direct object of verbs or the objects of the
preposition.
Dative case: A noun is said to be in Dative case if it is the
indirect object of the verb.
Rohan brought me a flower. (‘Me’ is in dative case)
Possessive case: A noun is said to be in the possessive case if
it denotes possession
or ownership.
Ex- This is your pencil. (‘your’ is in possessive case)
Vocative case :A noun or pronoun is said to be in vocative case
if it is used to call ( or to get attention of a person or persons)
Ex- Mr. Mallya , people are waiting for you in the hall. (Mr.
Mallya is in vocative case)

NOUN in Apposition
When one noun follows another to describe it, the noun which
follows is said to be in apposition to the noun which comes
before it. Ex- Ram , our captain, made fifty runs.
Kabir , the great reformer, was a weaver.

RULES AND EXAMPLES


1. Some nouns always take a singular verb.
Scenery, advice, information, machinery, stationery, furniture,
abuse, fuel, rice, gram, issue, bedding, repair, news, mischief,
poetry, business, economics, physics, mathematics, classic,
ethics, athletics, innings, gallows.
The scenery of Kashmir are enchanting. (Correct use- is)
He has given advices. (Correct use- advice)
2. Some nouns are singular in meaning, but they are used
as plural nouns and always take a plural verb.
Cattle, gentry, vermin, peasantry, artillery, people, clergy,
company, police.
The cattle is grazing in the ground. (correct use- are)
Police has controlled the situation. ( correct use- have)
Some nouns are always used in a plural form and always
take a plural verb. Trousers, scissors, spectacles, stockings,
shorts, measles, goods, alms, premises, thanks, tidings, annals,
chattels, etc.
(A) Where is my trousers? (correct use- are)
(B) Spectacles is a costly item. ( correct use- are)

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There are some nouns that indicate length, measure,
money, weight or number. When they are preceded by a
numeral, they remain unchanged in form.
Foot, meter, pair, score, dozen, head, year, hundred, thousand,
million.
(A) It is a five years degree course. (correct use- year)
(A) I have seven dozens of shoes. (correct use- dozen)
Collective nouns such as jury, public, team, committee,
government, audience, orchestra, company, etc. are
used both as singular and Plural. It depends on the
usage.
(A) The jury was divided in their opinion. (correct use- were)
(A) The team have not arrived yet. (correct use- has)
Some nouns have one meaning in the singular and
another in the plural: a. Advice = counsel,
advices =
information
b.Air =
atmosphere, airs
= proud
c. Authority =
command, authorities
= persons in power d.
Good = wise,
goods =
property e. Iron
= metal, irons =
fetters, chains f.
Force =
strength forces
= army
g. Content =
satisfaction, contents
= things contained h.
Respect = regards,
respects =
compliments
i. Work = job
works = compositions, factories.
People are often confused or they commit mistakes in
the use of certain nouns.
(A) Lecturership is wrong: lectureship is correct.
(B) Freeship is wrong; free studentship is correct.
(C) Boarding is wrong; boarding house is correct.
(D) Family members is wrong; members of the family is
correct.
(E) English teacher is wrong; the teacher of English is correct.
(F) Cousin - brother or sister is wrong; only cousin is correct.
(G) Wages means punishments when used
in the singular. Ex- The wages of sin is
death.
(H) It also means charges for the labour when used
in the plural sense. Ex- The wages of daily workers
have been raised.
A pronoun must agree with its antecedent in person,
number and gender. Ex- Every student must bring his
luggage.
All students must do their
home work. Each of the boys
must carry his own bag.
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While using ‘everybody’ ‘everyone’, ‘anybody’, and
‘each’ the pronoun of the masculine or the feminine
gender is used according to the context.
I shall be happy to help each of the boys in this practice.
But when the sex is not mentioned, we use the pronoun of
the masculine gender. Anyone can qualify this exam if he
tries.
Each of the six boys in the class has finished their
tasks. (Incorrect) Each of the six boys in the class
has finished his task. (Correct)
The pronoun ‘one’ must be followed by ‘one’s’.

Enjoy, apply, resign, acquit, drive, exert, avail, pride,


absent, etc., when used as transitive verbs, always take
a reflexive pronoun after them. When
‘self’ is added to ‘my’, ‘your’, ‘him’, ‘her’, and ‘it’, and
‘selves’ to our and them - they are known as reflexive
pronouns.
He absented from the meeting.
He absented himself from the meeting.
‘Who’ denotes the subject and ‘whom’ is used for the
object?
Who : It’s the subject of a verb e.g., Who gave you that book?
It’s a predicate nominative (a noun in the predicate that
renames or refers to the sentence’s subject) e.g.,This is who
I am.
Whom is an objective pronoun, which is a pronoun that
receives the action of a verb. It also has two main uses:
It is the object of a verb e.g., Whom should I call?
It is the object of a preposition e.g., From whom did you get
this information?
When two or more singular nouns are connected by
‘either or’; ‘neither nor’, ; and ‘or’, the pronoun used is
singular.
Either Rohan or Sohan will give their
bike. (Incorrect) Either Rohan or sohan
will give his book. (Correct)
When a singular and a plural noun are joined by ‘or’,
‘nor’, the pronoun must be plural.
Either the student or his teachers failed in his
duty. (Incorrect) Either the student or his
teachers failed in their duty. (Correct)
‘Whose’ is used for living persons and ‘which’ for
lifeless objects. Which novel did you select?
Whose photograph is lying there?
‘Each other’ is used when there are two subjects or
objects and ‘one another’ when there are more than
two.
Ram and Sita loved each other.
Those five students, who are sitting there, love one another.
When a pronoun stands for a collective noun, it must
be in the singular number and in the neuter gender if
the collective noun is viewed as a whole.but  if it gives
an idea of different entities , plural pronoun is used.
The jury gave ‘its’ verdict.
Here the ‘jury’ gives the idea of one whole.
If the collective noun conveys the idea of separate individuals
comprising the whole, the pronoun standing for it must be
plural.
The jury were divided in their opinions.
In above sentence , the ‘jury’ gives the idea of several
individuals.
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If pronouns of different persons are to be used together
in a sentence, the serial order of persons should be as
follows;
Second person(2) + third (3)+ first person(1) in normal
sentences. But when mistake or fault is expressed in the
sentence, the order should be; first person(1) + second
person(2) + third person(3). RULE-231
You, he and I have finished the work. (Normal idea)
I, you and he are to blame. ( here Confession of guilt is
expressed , it’s a negative idea, hence order is 123)
‘Some’ is used in affirmative sentences to express
quantity or degree. ‘Any’ is uses in negative or
interrogative sentences.
I shall buy some apples.
I shall not buy any
apples. Have you
bought any apples?
But ‘some’ may be correctly used in interrogative
sentences which are, in fact, requests.
Will you please give me some water?
The use of ‘few’, ‘a few’’ and ‘the few’ should be used
with care. They denote ‘number’.
‘Few’ means ‘not many’, ‘almost nothing’. A ‘few’ is positive
and means ‘some at least’. ‘The few’ means ‘whatever there
is’.
A few men are free from fault.
(Incorrect) Few men are free
from fault. (Correct)
(Here the sense is negative and thus ‘a few’ is wrong.)
Few teams will qualify for the world cup.
(Incorrect) A few boys will pass in the
examination. (Correct) Here the sense is
positive and thus ‘few’ is incorrect.
I have already read a few books that are in the
library. (Incorrect) I have already read the few
books that are in the library. (Correct)
Here the sense is ‘whatever there is’. ’everything that is in the
library’
Use of ‘less’ and ‘fewer’
‘Less’ denote quantity and ‘fewer’
denote number. No less than fifty
students were selected. (Incorrect) No
fewer than fifty students were selected.
(Correct)
There are no fewer than five liters of water in the bottle.
(Incorrect)
There are no less than five liters of water in the bottle. (Correct)
Use of little, a little, the little
‘Little’ means ‘hardly any’
There is little hope of his recovery.
(Incorrect) There is a little hope of
his recovery. (correct)
‘A little’ means ‘some’, though not much.
Little knowledge is a dangerous
thing. (Incorrect) A little knowledge
is a dangerous thing. (Correct)
‘The little means ‘not much but all there is’.
Little water that is in the bottle may be used for the
child. (Incorrect) The little water that is in the bottle
may be used for the patient. (Correct)

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23. Use of elder, older.
‘Elder’ is used for persons of same family.
‘Older’ refers to persons as well as things and is followed by
‘than’.
Rohan is elder than all other boys of this area. (Incorrect)
Rohan is older than all other boys of this area. (Correct)
Sabu is my older brother. (Incorrect)
Sabu is my elder brother. (Correct)
Normally ‘than’ is used in the comparative degree, but
with words like superior, inferior, senior, junior, prior,
anterior, posterior and prefer ‘to’ is used.
Sara is junior than Neeta.
( Incorrect) Sara is junior
to Neeta. (Correct)
I prefer reading than walking.
(Incorrect) I prefer reading to
walking. (Correct)
when a comparison is made by using a comparative
followed by ‘than’, the word ‘other’ must exclude the
thing compared form the class of things with which it is
compared.
He is better than any man. (Incorrect)
He is better than any other man. (Correct)
‘Any man’ includes the man himself and thus the sentences will
be awkward.
In some cases, the comparison is subtle and must
be given proper attention.
Ex- The climate of Delhi is better than Mumbai. (Incorrect)
Here the comparison should be between the climate of Delhi
and the climate of Mumbai.
The climate of Delhi is better than the climate of
Mumbai. (Correct) Or The climate of Ranchi is better
than that of Gaya. (Correct)
(Here, ‘That of’ means ‘the climate of’)
If the traits are in plural, it will be ‘those of'.
The products of Reliance are better than
those of Suzuki. The scenery of Kashmir is
better than Shimla. (Incorrect)
The scenery of Kashmir is better than that of shimla. (Correct)
‘many a’ is always followed by the singular verb.

If the subject is ‘the number of’ the singular verb is


used. And when the expression (‘a +number+of) is used
, plural verb is used.
The number of students are very
small. (Incorrect) The number of
students is very small. (Correct)
A number of girls has passed in the
examination. (Incorrect) A number of girls
have passed in the examination.( correct)
When ‘as well as’, ‘along with’, together with’, ‘no less
than’, ‘in addition to’ and ‘not’ and ‘with’ join two
subjects, the verb will be used according to the first
subject.
Ram, as well as his five friends, are
going.( Incorrect) Ram, as well as his five
friends, is going. (Correct)
The teacher, along with the students, were
dancing.( Incorrect) The teacher, along with
the students, was going. (Correct)
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Common Error Detection Practice
Set-1
Read these sentences carefully and try to understand the
correct uses.

Incorrect: My father gave me some advices.


Correct: My father gave me some ADVICE.
Advice is mainly used with the first meaning, and in this
meaning it is a mass noun (that is, it has no plural).

Incorrect: Mahi has grey hairs.


Correct: Mahi has grey HAIR.
The noun hair is a singular, plural, or collective noun.

Incorrect: I asked the authority if they had any informations


about the arrival of the flight.
Correct: I asked the authority if they had any INFORMATION
about the arrival of the flight.
Information is a non-countable noun (you can't have 4
informations), so it is neither singular nor plural. The correct
usage is "information" without the 's'.

Incorrect: People should be true to their word.


Correct: People should be true to their WORDS.

Incorrect: Furnitures are now-a-days made of steel.


Correct: FURNITURE IS now-a-days made of steel.

Incorrect: I asked them to leave their luggages at the hotel


room.
Correct: I asked them to leave their LUGGAGE at the hotel
room.

Incorrect: The building is out of repairs.


Correct: The building is out of REPAIR.

Incorrect: The farmer took out the cattles for grazing.


Correct: The farmer took out the CATTLE for grazing.

Incorrect: I bought three dozens notebooks.


Correct: I bought three DOZEN notebooks.
Incorrect: Sachin has completed three-fourth of his homework
till yet.
Correct: Sachin has completed THREE-FOURTHS of his
homework till yet.

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Common Error Detection Practice Set-2

Here, we have brought to you another set of correct and


incorrect uses of Grammar. Read it carefully and try to
understand why one is incorrect. So, you don't make such silly
mistakes during your exam.

Incorrect: The price of the mobile phone is twenty thousands


rupees.
Correct: The price of the mobile phone is twenty THOUSAND
rupees.

Incorrect:Shruti cooked fishes for lunch.


Correct: Shruti cooked FISH for lunch.

Incorrect: He owns twelve sheeps and five deers.


Correct:He owns twelve SHEEP and five DEER.

Incorrect: My mother gave me a ten-rupees note for my pocket


money.
Correct: My mother gave me a TEN-RUPEE note for my pocket
money.

Incorrect: The table’s legs are broken.


Correct: The LEGS OF THE TABLE are broken.

Incorrect: I went to the party with my family members.


Correct: I went to the party with THE MEMBERS OF MY
FAMILY.

Incorrect: He has six brother-in-laws.


Correct: He has six BROTHERS-IN-LAW.

Incorrect: This is Amol’s my friend’s book.


Correct: This is AMOL my friemd’s book.

Incorrect: I have many works to do today.


Correct: I have MUCH WORK to do today.

Incorrect: Politics are very popular these days.


Correct: Politics IS very popular these days.
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Common Error Detection Practice Set-3

Here, we have brought to you another set of correct and


incorrect uses of Grammar. Read it carefully and try to
understand why one is incorrect. So, you don't make such silly
mistakes during your exam.

Incorrect : All the money are kept in the locker.


Correct : All the money IS kept in the locker.

Incorrect :I kept my spectacle on the table.


Correct I : kept my SPECTACLES on the table.

Incorrect : The scissor should be kept out of reach of children.


Correct : The SCISSORS should be kept out of reach of
children.

Incorrect : The Punjabis are brave peoples.


Correct : The Punjabis are A BRAVE PEOPLE.

Incorrect : The people of Europe have seen two World Wars.


Correct : The peoples of Europe have seen two World Wars.

Incorrect : Rita prefers wearing light-coloured cloth.


Correct : Rita prefers wearing light-coloured CLOTHES.

Incorrect : The Park Street is closed for repair.


Correct : The Park Street is closed for REPAIRS.

Incorrect : He does not like these kinds of movies.


Correct : He does not like MOVIES OF THIS KIND.

Incorrect : The Planning Commission are at work.


Correct : The Planning Commission IS at work.

Incorrect : Those news are good.


Correct : THAT NEWS IS good.
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Common Error Detection: Section 1
hard / for the / forth Supposing if / it
Ram was / senior
coming matches. rains / what shall /
to / Sam in
A. The captain we do?
college.
along with his team A.
A. Ram
B. are practicing Supposing
was B.
very hard C. for the if B. it rains
senior to
D. forth coming C. what shall
C. Sam in D. we do? E.
matches E. No
college D. No No Error
Error
Error Answer: Answer:
Answer: Option B
Option D Option A

It was him / who Either Nemmu or


came / running / Mennu / are in the
into the classroom. wrong; / both can /
A. It was certainly never be.
him B. A. Either
who came Nemmu or
Mennu
C.
B. are in the
running wrong; C. both
D. into the can
classroom E. No D. certainly
Error Answer: never be E. No
Option A Error Answer:
Option B
The capital of
Yemen / is None of two girls /
situating / 2190 who were present /
meters above / the appeared to be
sea level. inclined / to listen to
sane advice.
A. The capital of
A. None of two
Yemen B. is girls B. who
situating were present
C. 2190 meters C. appeared to be
above D. the sea inclined D. to listen
level to sane advice E.
E. No Error No Error
Answer: Answer: Option A
Option B
Everyone knows /
The captain along that the leopards is /
with his team / are faster / of all
animals.
practicing very
A. Everyone course the students
knows B. that I and my colleague /
cannot pass / unless
the leopards is have carefully
they study themself.
C. faster considered the
A. Even if
D. of all important issues
B. the teacher has
animals E. No raised by / the report
completed the
Error which you sent me
C. course the
Answer: and / we have
Option D students cannot
decided to take the
pass
following action.
D. unless they study
A. I and my
themself E. No Error
colleague
Answer: Option D
B. have carefully
considered the
Ramu is the elected
important issues rai
leader / and also a
C. the report which
person / who we
you sent me and
all / can confide in.
D. we have
A. Ramu is the
decided to take
elected leader B.
the following
and also a person
E. No Error
C. who we all
Answer:
D. can confide
Option A
in E. No Error
Answer:
Even if / the teacher
Option E
has completed the /

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The gambling stall / If you saw / the
was a grand Every man, woman amount of Samosas /
success / because and child / is now he consumed at
almost everyone / aware / of the breakfast this
tried their luck. terrible morning,/ you would
A. The gambling consequences of / understand why he is
stall B. was a habit of smoking. so over-weight.
grand success A. Every man, A. If you saw
C. because almost woman and child B. the amount of
everyone D. tired B. is now Samosas C. he
their luck aware C. of consumed at
E. No Error the terrible breakfast this
Answer: consequences morning,
Option D of D. habit of D. you would
smoking E. understand why he
Little water / that No Error is so over-weight E.
was left / in the Answer: No Error
bottle was not Option D Answer: Option B
enough / to quench
the thirst of two As our room was /
persons. upstairs, so we/
A. Little didn't hear him.
water B. A. As our
that was room was B.
left upstairs, so
C. in the bottle we C. didn't
was not enough hear him D.
D. to quench the No error
thirst of two Answer:
persons Option B
E. No Error
Answer: There are / no
Option E conducted tours /
for tourist to visit all
The father / as well the / important
as the sons were / places.
mysteriously A. There are
missing / from the B. no conducted
house. A. The father tours
B. as well as the C. for tourist to
sons were C. visit all the D.
mysteriously important places
missing D. from the E. No Error
house Answer:
E. No Error Option C
Answer:
Option B
On Friday This girl / wrote Answer:
evening / Mamta an essay / so well Option A
and me / took a that / her teacher
coach / for Patna was exceedingly The doctor said /
and arrived at pleased with her. that patient /
Amit's house. A. A. This girl should not have
On Friday evening B. wrote an essay wasted / before
B. Mamta and me C. so well that D. coming for help.
C. took a coach A. The doctor
her teacher was
D. for Patna and said B. that
arrived at Amit's exceedingly patient
house pleased with her C. should not have
E. No Error E. No Error
wasted D. before
Answer: coming for help E.
Answer:
Option B No Error
Option B
Answer: Option B
Everyone of the
students / has In my youth / I used
bought / his / to / visit / Sharma's
identity card. and Chawla's
A. Everyone company.
of the A. In my
youth B. I
students
used to C.
B. has
visit
bought C.
D. Sharma's and
his
Chawla's company
D. identity
E. No Error
card E. No
Answer:
Error
Option D
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As he stood / below A. I told him Cattles / were
the shower / the B. the story grazing / in the
sharp jets of / ice C. in details meadows / near our
cold water revived D. to make farm.
his spirit. him A. Cattles
A. As he stood B. were
understand it
B. below the grazing C. in
shower C. the fully. E. No the meadows
sharp jets of Error D. near our
D. ice cold water Answer: farm. E. No
revived his spirit Option C Error Answer:
E. No Error Option A
Answer:
Option D Many a man / have
/ been working /
Many a person / under me. A. Many
have lost / their life a man
/ and all property B. have
in the riots. C. been
A. Many a working D.
person B. under me E.
have lost No Error
C. their life Answer:
D. and all property Option B
in the riots
E. No Error The cricket / is a /
Answer: game of change.
Option B A. The
cricket B.
I have / two sister- is a
in-laws / whose C. game of
husbands / are all change D. No
well settled. Error Answer:
A. I have Option C
B. two sister-in-
laws C. whose Mr Alexgander / has
husbands D. purchased / new
are all well furnitures from
settled E. No Metro-Mall.
Error Answer: A. Mr
Option B Alexgander B.
has
I told him / the story purchased
/ in details / to make C. new
him understand it furnitures from
fully. Metro-Mall
D. No Error Both the / girls B. me as
Answer: helped / one though C. an
Option C another. old friend D.
A. Both the B. No error
Last year / many girls helped Answer:
people / died from
C. one Option B
cholera epidemic.
A. Last year another D.
B. many people No Error I'll go with you /
C. died from Answer: as long as/ I won't
cholera Option C have to sing.
epidemic A. I'll go with
D. No Error Vijay is / very you B. as
Answer: much / sorry about long as
Option D her misconduct. C. I won't have
A. Vijay to sing D. No
is B. very error Answer:
much Option C
C. sorry
about her She'll pay you / as
misconduct soon as she / receive
D. No Error the parcel. A. She'll
Answer: pay you
Option B B. as soon as she
C. receive the
She treated/ me parcel D. No
as though / an error Answer:
old friend. A. Option C
She treated
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I don't have a car / My grandfather Our history can be
and I don't want / owns / fifty acre / of seen / as a long
one as well. A. I wet land. evolutionary
don't have a car A. My grandfather dialectical
B. and I don't owns B. fifty acre development / in
want C. one as C. of wet land which there have
well D. No error been / a painstaking
D. No error Answer: forgiving of rational
Answer: Option B and moral self.
Option C A. Our history can
be seen B. as a long
Indian scientists evolutionary
are no way / dialectical
inferior than / any development C. in
other scientists in which there have
the world. been
A. Indian scientists D. a painstaking
are no way forgiving of
B. inferior than rational and moral
C. any other self E. No error
scientists in the Answer: Option C
world
D. No error Our knowledge of
Answer: history does not
Option B come to / Our help
and some times we /
Belgium chocolate even fail to
is considered / by remember / who
many to be finger / invented America.
than any others in A. Our knowledge of
the world. history does not
A. Belgium come to B. Our help
chocolate is and some times we
considered C. even fail to
B. by many to be remember D. who
finger C. than any invented America
others in the E. No error
world Answer: Option D
D. No error
Answer: The Committee has
Option C made / significant
changes in / the
rules which / will
help to banks.
A. The This Project which A. The number of
Committee has is funded / by the tourists B. is
made united nations / expected to rise
B. significant has helped over C. from seven
change in C. the four / lakh Indians to ten percent
rules which overcome poverty. D. in the next ten
D. will help to A. This Project years E. No error
banks E. No which is funded Answer: Option C
error Answer: B. by the united
Option D nations C. has I enquired / of him
helped over four D. / whether he
lakh Indians would /
overcome poverty accompany me to
E. No error Dharmsala.
Answer: A. I
Option E enquired
B. of him
The number of C. whether he
tourists / is expected would D.
to rise / from seven accompany me
to ten percent / in to Dharmsala
the next ten years. E. No error
Answer:
Option E

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48. Being that my car 51. The website, 53. The Moon may
is which be the
getting / its annual does not / accept best place / to look
check for
up. / I will not be / advertisement and is aliens as their /
able to footprints
pick you up funded / entirely by on their surface
tomorrow would /
morning. donations, describes last far longer than
itself radio
A. Being that my car / as the fifth most signals.
is popular
getting website on the A. The Moon may be
planet. the
B. its annual check A. The website, best place
up. which
C. I will not be does not B. to look for aliens
as
D. able to pick you B. accept their
up advertisement
tomorrow morning and is funded C. footprints on their
E. No error C. entirely by surface would
donations,
Answer: Option A describe itself D. last far longer
than
D. as the fifth most radio signals
49. We can't hardly popular website on E. No error
believe the
that the / situation is planet Answer: Option C
so
serious as / to justify E. No error
such
precautions / as you Answer: Option D
have
taken. 54. The judge
advised the
A. We can't hardly 52. As sharing crime Government to /
believe have
that the statistics for / the metered auto-
year rickshaw
B. situation is so 2011, the across the state
serious as Commissioner while /
C. to justify such admitted that / there recounting his
had personal
precautions been an undue delay experience where an
in / auto-
D. as you have taken the setting up of an rickshaw driver /
anti- made
E. No error narcotics cell. him to wait and also
Answer: Option A A. As sharing crime demanded Rs. 100.
A. The
statistics for judge advised the
50. The third season B. the year 2011, the Government to
of /
the popular Commissioner B. have metered
television admitted auto-
show will ends / on a that rickshaw across the
state
grand note with / C. there had been an while
undue
celebrities dancing delay in C. recounting his
and personal
having fun. D. the setting up of experience where an
an auto-r
A. The third season anti-narcotics cell D. made him to wait
of and
B. the popular E. No error also demanded Rs.
television 100
show will ends Answer: Option E E. No error
C. on a grand note Answer: Option D
with
D. celebrities
dancing and
having fun
E. No error
Answer: Option B
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55. The company 58. The Minister will jail
aims / to have / a E. No error libera
nearly double / its tough task on his 1991
hand / Answer: Option D E. No
revenues on the back where three 57. Rose growers in / Answe
/ of different the
a strongest product recommendations / city are waking up / 60. In
for this to the kind st
pipeline. year's rate reach his benefits / of / a tea
desk. collective have
A. The company aims A. The Minister will action. tried t
have stem
B. to nearly double B. a tough task on A. Rose growers in cells i
his hand get
C. its revenues on C. where three B. the city are damag
the back different waking up
D. of a strongest recommendations C. to the benefits A. In a
product study,
pipeline D. for this year's D. of collective action B. a te
rate reach scient
E. No error his desk E. No error tried t
Answer: Option D E. No error Answer: Option C C. 'gro
56. The woman that Answer: Option B cells i
had / D. the
kidnapped a child 59. The current damag
has now economic with a
/ been apprehended scenario / could E. No
and is possibly Answe
being / held in the undo / the growth
city's that
jail. followed / the
economic
A. The woman that liberalization of 1991.
had A. The
B. kidnapped a child current economic
has scenario
now B. could possibly
undo / the
C. been apprehended growth that followed
and
is being C. the growth that
followed
D. held in the city's D. the economic
If successful, the research could / pave After a complaint
the way towards / the prevention in was filed, / police
untimely deaths / due to fatal illnesses. teams was given
A. If successful, the research could the photograph / of
B. pave the way towards C. the the accused from
prevention in untimely deaths the CCTV footage /
D. due to fatal illnesses E. No error recorded at the
Answer: Option D hotel.
A. After a
The Ministry has directed banks / to do complaint was
away with their / separate promotion filed,
policies, a move / strongly opposed by the B. police teams
officers' unions. was given the
A. The Ministry has directed banks photograph
B. to do away with their C. separate C. of the accused
promotion policies, a move from the CCTV
D. strongly opposed by the officers' unions footage
E. No error Answer: Option D D. recorded at the
hotel E. No error
Answer: Option B
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64. Activists 67. The education 70. Teaching in this
opposing the Council school
rail project said / / is consisted of ten / would certainly
that the improve
eleven new flyovers members / all of / if it had less boys /
to be whom / in all
built / would are experienced the high classes.
practically men.
ring / the death knell A. The education A. Teaching in this
for Council school
the city. B. is consisted of ten B. would certainly
improve
A. Activists opposing members C. if it had less boys
the
rail project said C. all of whom D. in all the high
classes.
B. that the eleven D. are experienced E. No error
new men.
flyovers to be built E. No error Answer: Option C
C. would practically Answer: Option B
ring
D. the death knell for
the
city 68. The woman who /
has
E. No error been perpetually
hesitating
Answer: Option E / which of the two
books
/ she will read first
will
65. It is common / probably read none
and
knowledge that will suffer.
each / of
us / loves our home. A. The woman who
A. It is common B. has been
perpetually
B. knowledge that hesitating
each
C. of us C. which of the two
books
D. loves our home D. she will read first
will
E. No error probably read none
and wi
Answer: Option D E. No error
Answer: Option D
66. The teacher
repeatedly
warned / the 69. Summons were /
students not
to make / noise but issued yesterday / by
students / did not Sessions judge /
obey. against
A. The teacher the suspected thief.
repeatedly
warned A. Summons were
B. the students not to B. issued yesterday
make C. by Sessions judge
C. noise but students D. against the
suspected
D. did not obey. thief.
E. No error E. No error
Answer: Option C Answer: Option A

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Common Error Detection: Section 2

Because of the The newer type of Each of the


cricket automatic students in the
tournament / machines/ wash/ computer class/ has
organizational work the clothes faster. to type/ their own
hardly / I have had A. The newer type research paper this
any / rest since one of automatic semester.
week. machines A. Each of the
A. Because of the B. wash students in the
cricket C. the clothes computer class
tournament faster D. No B. has to type
B. organizational error Answer: C. their own
work hardly Option A research paper
C. have had any this semester D.
D. rest since one By the time/ we got No Error
week. E. No our tickets and Answer: Option
error Answer: entered the cinema D
Option C theater,/ the show
was already begun. The fact of me/
A property dealer A. By the time being a stranger/
was /shoot dead B. we got our does not excuse his
by four tickets and entered conduct.
unidentified jacket the cinema theater A. The fact of
clad men /while C. the show was me B. being a
taking a morning already begun stranger C. does
walk /in a park. A. D. No Error not excuse his
A property dealer Answer: conduct
was B. shoot dead Option C D. No error
by four Answer:
unidentified jacket Option A
clad men
C. while taking a
morning walk
D. in a park.
Answer:
Option B
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Spotting Errors: Section 1
C. were
Find out whether there is any exorbitant D.
grammatical error in below No error
sentence. We discussed about
the problem so thoroughly / on Answer: Option A
the eve of the examination /
that I found it very easy to
work it out.
We discussed about the
problem so thoroughly
on the eve of the examination
that I found it very easy to work
it out.
No error.

Answer: Option A

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence.
An Indian ship / laden with
merchandise / got drowned in
the Pacific Ocean.
A. An Indian ship
B. laden with merchandise
C. got drowned in the
Pacific Ocean D. No error

Answer: Option C

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. I could not put up in
a hotel / because the boarding
and lodging charges / were
exorbitant.
A. I could not put up in a hotel
B. because the boarding
and lodging charges
A. If I had
Find out whether there is any known B. this
grammatical error in below yesterday
sentence. The Indian radio / C. I will have
which was previously helped him D. No
controlled by the British rulers error
/ is free now from the narrow
vested interests. A. The Indian Answer: Option C
radio
B. which was previously
controlled by the British rulers Find out whether there is any
C. is free now from the grammatical error in below
narrow vested interests sentence. A lot of travel delay
D. No error is caused / due to the
inefficiency and lack of good
Answer: Option C management / on behalf of the
railways. A. A lot of travel
delay is caused
Find out whether there is B. due to the inefficiency
any grammatical error in and lack of good
below sentence. If I had management
known / this yesterday / I will C. on behalf of the
have helped him railways D. No error

Answer: Option C

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Find out whether there is any A. If you lend him a book
grammatical error in below B. he will lend it to some
sentence. One of the members / one else C. and never
expressed doubt if / the you will get it back D.
Minister was an atheist. No error
A. One of the
members B. Answer: Option C
expressed doubt
if
C. the Minister was
an atheist D. No error.
Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence.
I have got / my M.Sc. degree /
in 1988.
A. I have got B. my M.Sc.
degree
C. in 1988 D. No error
Answer: Option A

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. Having received
your letter / this morning, we
are writing / to thank you for
the same.
A. Having received
your letter B. this
morning, we are
writing C. to thank you
for the same D. No
error
Answer: Option D

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence.
If you lend him a book / he will
lend it to some one else / and
never you will get it back.
Find out whether there is any
grammatical error in below Find out whether there is any
sentence. According to the grammatical error in below
Bible / it is meek and sentence. Block of Residential
humble / who shall inherit flats / are coming up / near our
the earth. A. According to the house.
Bible A. Block of
B. it is meek and humble Residential flats B.
C. who shall inherit are coming up
the earth D. No error C. near our
Answer: Option B house D. No
error

Find out whether there is Answer: Option A


any grammatical error in
below sentence.
Find out whether there is any
Do the roses in your garden
grammatical error in below
smell / more sweetly / than
sentence. You can get / all
those in ours?
the information that you want
A. Do the roses in your
/ in this book.
garden smell B. more
sweetly A. You can get
B. all the information
C. than those in
that you want C. in this
ours D. No book
error
D. No error
Answer: Option B Answer: Option B

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Find out whether there is stopped aching / out of fear
any grammatical error in that I might lose my tooth.
below sentence. The A. When the dentist came in
students were / awaiting for B. my tooth was stopped
/ the arrival of the chief aching
guest. C. out of fear that I might
A. The lose my tooth D. No error.
students were
B. awaiting for Answer: Option B
C. the arrival of the
chief guest D. No
error.

Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence. Sixty
miles / are / a good
distance. A. Sixty miles
B. are
C. a good
distance D.
No error.

Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. They have been /
very close friends / until they
quarrelled.
A. They have
been B. very
close friends C.
until they
quarrelled D. No
error.

Answer: Option A

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. When the dentist
came in / my tooth was
Find out whether there is B. when the rain, heavy
any grammatical error in and stormy, rushed in
below sentence. It is the C. making us shiver from
duty of every citizen to do head to foot D. No error.
his utmost / to defend the
hardly-won / freedom of the Answer: Option B
country.
A. It is the duty of every
citizen to do his utmost Find out whether there is
B. to defend the any grammatical error in
hardly-won C. below sentence.
freedom of the If a man diligently seeks to
country D. No error. come into the contact / with
the best that has been thought
Answer: Option B and said in this world / he will
become simple and unselfish.
A. If a man diligently seeks to
Find out whether there is any come into the contact
grammatical error in below B. with the best that has
sentence. No sooner did I been thought and said in
open the door / when the this world
rain, heavy and stormy, C. he will become simple and
rushed in / making us shiver unselfish D. No error.
from head to foot. A. No
sooner did I open the door Answer: Option A
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Find out whether there is any B. is not attending
grammatical error in below his office C. for the
sentence. You must / last one month D. No
remember me / to post this error.
letter.
A. You must Answer: Option B
B. remember
me C. to post
this letter D.
No error.

Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence.
I shall certainly / write you /
when I shall reach NewDelhi.
A. I shall
certainly B.
write you
C. when I shall reach
NewDelhi D. No error.

Answer: Option C

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. On the busy Ring
Road / we witnessed a
collusion / between a truck and
an auto. A. On the busy Ring
Road
B. we witnessed a collusion
C. between a truck and
an auto D. No error.

Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. Mr.Praful Patel / is
not attending his office / for
the last one month.
A. Mr.Praful Patel
Find out whether there is
any grammatical error in Find out whether there is
below sentence. any grammatical error in
He couldn't but help / below sentence.
shedding tears at the plight of The brand propositon now
the villagers / rendered therefore had to be that
homeless by a devastating Keokarpin Antiseptic Cream is
cyclone. more effective / because it
A. He couldn't but help penetrates deepdown
B. shedding tears at the plight (beinglight and non-sticky) and
of the villagers C. rendered works from within / (because of
homeless by a devastating its ayurvedic ingredients) to
cyclone keep skin blemish, free and
D. No error. helps cope with cuts nicks,
burns and nappy rash.
Answer: Option A A. The brand propositon now
therefore had to be that
Keokarpin Antiseptic Cream is
Find out whether there is
more effective
any grammatical error in
below sentence. B. because it penetrates
He will certainly help you / if deepdown (beinglight and
you will ask him / in a non-sticky) and works from
pleasant manner. within
A. He will certainly C. (because of its ayurvedic
help you B. if you ingredients) to keep skin
will ask him blemish, free and helps cope
with cuts nicks, burns and
C. in a pleasant
nappy rash
manner D. No
error. D. No error.
Answer: Option A
Answer: Option B
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Find out whether there is any D. No error.
grammatical error in below
sentence. Will you please Answer: Option B
buy / some jaggery for me / if
you go to the market?
A. Will you please
buy B. some jaggery
for me C. if you go
to the market? D.
No error.

Answer: Option D

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. Most of the
members at the meeting felt /
that the group appointed for
investigating the case / were
not competent to do the job
efficiently.
A. Most of the members at
the meeting felt
B. that the group
appointed for
investigating the case
C. were not competent to
do the job efficiently
D. No error.

Answer: Option C

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. In these days of
inflation / a ten rupee's note
will not buy you / even an
ordinary meal.
A. In these days of inflation
B. a ten rupee's note will
not buy you C. even an
ordinary meal
Find out whether there is B. and we set out for the
any grammatical error in station
below sentence. He C. as merry a band of
persisted / to do it / in spite children as I have ever seen
of my advice. before or since
A. He D. No error.
persisted
B. to do it Answer: Option C
C. in spite of my
advice D. No
error. Find out whether there is any
grammatical error in below
Answer: Option B sentence. Our conception of /
what should a science of
mental life be / has changed
Find out whether there is any considerably since James'
grammatical error in below time.
sentence. The long-awaited A. Our conception of
moment at last came, / and we B. what should a science of
set out for the station / as mental life be C. has changed
merry a band of children as I considerably since James' time
have ever seen before or D. No error.
since.
A. The long-awaited Answer: Option B
moment at last came,

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Find out whether there is
any grammatical error in Answer: Option A
below sentence. He is not
coming tomorrow / as he is
having a pain in the chest /
and has to see a doctor.
A. He is not coming tomorrow
B. as he is having a pain in
the chest C. and has to see
a doctor
D. No error.

Answer: Option C

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. Many times the
news has been published / in
the papers that the end of the
world will be certain / if a
nuclear war breaks out.
A. Many times the news
has been published
B. in the papers that the end of
the world will be certain
C. if a nuclear war
breaks out D. No
error.

Answer: Option D

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence.
The reason Ram / is absent
from his duty / is because he is
unwell.
A. The reason Ram
B. is absent from
his duty C. is
because he is
unwell D. No error.
Find out whether there is any
grammatical error in below Answer: Option A
sentence. Azharuddin is one of
the finest batsmen / that India
have produced / over the Find out whether there is
decades. any grammatical error in
A. Azharuddin is one of below sentence. May I /
the finest batsmen know who you want / to see
B. that India have please
produced C. over the A. May I B. know who you
decades want
D. No error. C. to see please D. No error.

Answer: Option B Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is any


Find out whether there is grammatical error in below
any grammatical error in sentence. He said that he /
below sentence. The thief will mind if / I refused his
broke in the / house at the / offer.
dead of night A. He said
A. The thief broke that he B.
in the B. house at will mind if
the C. I refused his
C. dead of offer. D. No
night D. No error.
error. Answer: Option B

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Find out whether there is any C. from leaving the
grammatical error in below hostel D. No error.
sentence. Arun's parents died
when he was young and / he Answer: Option D
looked after his aunt / who had
no children.
A. Arun's parents died
when he was young and
B. he looked after
his aunt C. who had
no children D. No
error.
Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence. Though
child marriage / has been
banned / the custom still
prevailed among some
groups in India.
A. Though child
marriage B. has
been banned
C. the custom still prevailed
among some groups in India
D. No error.
Answer: Option C

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence. My papa is /
in bad mood / today /
A. My papa is B. in bad mood
C. today D. No error.
Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. The warden / forbade
the student / from leaving the
hostel.
A. The warden
B. forbade the student
Find out whether there is B. I cannot excuse
any grammatical error in him for C. being
below sentence. unfair to his friends.
In spite of several reminders, / D. No error.
he did not so far send / any
reply to me, letters. Answer: Option A
A. In spite of several
reminders, B. he did not
so far send Find out whether there is
C. any reply to me, any grammatical error in
letters. D. No error. below sentence. Please try
to understand / that the
Answer: Option B dispute on this issue is
between my brother and
myself, / and concerns
Find out whether there is any nobody else.
grammatical error in below A. Please try to understand
sentence. As much as I B. that the dispute on
admire him for his sterling this issue is between my
qualities / I cannot excuse him brother and myself, C.
for / being unfair to his and concerns nobody
friends. else
A. As much as I admire D. No error.
him for his sterling
qualities Answer: Option B

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Find out whether there is summer afternoon / a mad
any grammatical error in dog suddenly attacked him
below sentence. from behind A. While walking
All the furnitures have been / slowly in the park
sent to the new house / located B. on a quiet summer
in a village. afternoon
A. All the furnitures C. a mad dog suddenly
have been B. sent to attacked him from behind
the new house D. No error.
C. located in a
village D. No Answer: Option A
error.
Answer: Option A

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence.
It does not matter how you do
it; / what I want is that / you
should finish the work within a
month.
A. It does not matter how
you do it; B. what I want is
that
C. you should finish the work
within a month
D. No error.
Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence. Though
senior in age, / his father is
junior than / my father in
service. A. Though senior in
age,
B. his father is
junior than C. my
father in service D.
No error.
Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. While walking
slowly in the park / on a quiet
Find out whether there is any
grammatical error in below Find out whether there is any
sentence. Everyone visiting the grammatical error in below
house asked the young girl / sentence. The retiring
how could she kill the wolf / principal asked his old pupils /
single handed and without a to take the interest in the
weapon. school / after he has retired.
A. Everyone visiting the house A. The retiring principal
asked the young girl asked his old pupils
B. how could she kill the wolf B. to take the interest in
C. single handed and without the school C. after he has
a weapon D. No error. retired
Answer: Option B D. No error.
Answer: Option B
Find out whether there is any
grammatical error in below Find out whether there is any
sentence. Many health- grammatical error in below
conscious people / prefer sentence. At present juncture
margarine / than butter. / however, the supercomputer
A. Many health-conscious / would be a costly toy. A. At
people B. prefer present juncture
margarine B. however, the
C. than supercomputer C. would
butter D. be a costly toy
No error. D. No error.
Answer: Option C Answer: Option A

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Find out whether there is any A. He has not been
grammatical error in below attending B. English
sentence. The crews were on classes
board, / and they soon busied C. since one
themselves / in preparing to month D. No
meet the storm. error.
A. The crews were on board,
B. and they soon busied Answer: Option C
themselves C. in preparing
to meet the storm D. No
error.
Answer: Option C

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. Troy was taken by
Greeks / this formed the basis
of a story / which has become
famous.
A. Troy was taken by Greeks
B. this formed the basis
of a story C. which has
become famous
D. No error.
Answer: Option A

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence.
I am much pleased / to know
that / you have topped the list.
A. I am much
pleased B. to
know that
C. you have topped
the list D. No error.
Answer: Option A

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. He has not been
attending / English classes /
since one month
Find out whether there is any B. makes
grammatical error in below C. twenty-
sentence. It is time / we should four D. No
accept all our people as equals error.
/ and as partners in the task of
building a strong and united Answer: Option B
nation.
A. It is time
B. we should accept all our Find out whether there is any
people as equals grammatical error in below
C. and as partners in the task sentence. Regretfully, profits
of building a strong and united earned by your company / fell
nation by 20 per cent last year /
D. No error. despite higher sales.
A. Regretfully, profits
Answer: Option B earned by your company
B. fell by 20 per cent
last year C. despite
Find out whether there is higher sales
any grammatical error in D. No error.
below sentence. Twice
twelve / makes / twenty-four Answer: Option A
A. Twice twelve

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Find out whether there is any A. If she will be
grammatical error in below promoted B. she
sentence. In a report issued by will get
Indian Statistical Institute, / C. A higher
the Iron and Steel Industry is salary D. No
investing more than any error.
other / Indian industry in
fighting pollution. Answer: Option A
A. In a report issued by Indian
Statistical Institute,
B. the Iron and Steel Industry
is investing more than any
other
C. Indian industry in fighting
pollution D. No error.
Answer: Option C

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence. He is going
everyday / for a morning
walk / with his friends and
neighbours A. He is going
everyday
B. for a morning walk
C. with his friends and
neighbours D. No error.
Answer: Option A

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. My father goes / to
the office / five day week.
A. My father goes B. to the
office
C. five day week D. No error.
Answer: Option C

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence.
If she will be promoted / she
will get / a higher salary.
Find out whether there is any A. Looking back, I find that
grammatical error in below among the many impressions
sentence. If I were him, / I ofthe people of India, B.
would have taught / those absorbed while I lived among
cheats a lesson. them, C. are their reverence
A. If I were him, for great men and women
B. I would have D. No error.
taught C. those
cheats a lesson D. Answer: Option A
No error.

Answer: Option A Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence. If you work
Find out whether there is any hard, / you will get good
grammatical error in below grades / in examinations
sentence. Looking back, I find A. If you work hard,
that among the many B. you will get good
impressions ofthe people of grades C. in
India, / absorbed while I lived examinations.
among them, / are their D. No error
reverence for great men and
women. Answer: Option C

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Spotting Errors: Section 2
Answer: Option A
Find out whether there is
any grammatical error in
below sentence.
He managed to make sense of
the book / even though it was
the first time / he read
anything on the subject.
A. He managed to make
sense of the book
B. even though it was the
first time C. he read
anything on the subject D.
No error.

Answer: Option C

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. She reluctantly said
that / if nobody else was doing
it / she will do it.
A. She reluctantly
said that B. if nobody
else was doing it C.
she will do it
D. No error.

Answer: Option C

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence.
I fail to understand / why he
replied in negative / when the
proposal was in his favour.
A. I fail to understand
B. why he replied in negative
C. when the proposal was in
his favour D. No error.
D. No error.
Find out whether there is
any grammatical error in Answer: Option B
below sentence. I have / an
appointment / on the 9th
September on five o'clock Find out whether there is any
A. I have grammatical error in below
B. an appointment sentence. The method
C. on the 9th September on suggested in the lecture /
five o'clock D. No error. enables a student to learn
more quickly / and to have
Answer: Option C remembered for a longer
period of time.
A. The method suggested in the
Find out whether there is any lecture B. enables a student to
grammatical error in below learn more quickly C. and to
sentence. They / enjoyed
have remembered for a longer
thoroughly / at the party. A. period of time
They
D. No error.
B. enjoyed
thoroughly C. at
Answer: Option C
the party

135 | P a g e
Find out whether there is C. though very weak, is out of
any grammatical error in danger D. No error.
below sentence. My friend
asked me / if I can lend him Answer: Option B
my Parker pen / for a few
days.
A. My friend asked me
B. if I can lend him my
Parker pen C. for a few
days
D. No error.
Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. The test will not
need / more than one and
half hour / to finish.
A. The test will not need
B. more than one and
half hour C. to finish
D. No error.
Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. The school is /
within hundred yards / from
the church.
A. The school is
B. within hundred
yards C. from the
church
D. No error.
Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. His father died of
cholera / but his mother
also, / though very weak, is
out of danger.
A. His father died of
cholera B. but his
mother also,
Find out whether there is campaign, the candidate was
any grammatical error in confused;
below sentence. The police B. none could clearly
broke upon the robbers / understand
when they were in the C. either the principles he
lonely place / to divide stood for or the benefits he
their booty. promised
A. The police broke upon D. No error.
the robbers B. when they
were in the lonely place C. Answer: Option D
to divide their booty
D. No error.
Find out whether there is
Answer: Option A any grammatical error in
below sentence. Jayesh is
getting / fatter because he /
Find out whether there is any does not take exercise at all
grammatical error in below A. Jayesh is
sentence. Since it was his getting B.
first election campaign, the fatter because
candidate was confused; / he
none could clearly C. does not take
understand / either the exercise at all D. No
principles he stood for or the error.
benefits he promised. A.
Since it was his first election Answer: Option B

136 | P a g e
Find out whether there is just fall back on / the tools you
any grammatical error in had been
below sentence. He loved / A. In management, as you rise
none but / his neighbour's higher, B. the problems you
daughter. face becomemore and more
A. He unstructured and you can't just
loved B. fall back on
none but C. the tools you
C. his neighbour's had been D. No
daughter D. No error.
error.
Answer: Option B
Answer: Option D

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. The criminal was /
caught, convicted the hung / in
a short period of time.
A. The criminal was
B. caught, convicted
the hung C. in a short
period of time D. No
error.
Answer: Option C

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence.
I am thinking of / to go to
Agra / for my cousin's
marriage.
A. I am
thinking of B.
to go to Agra
C. for my cousin's
marriage D. No
error.
Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence.
In management, as you rise
higher, / the problems you
face becomemore and more
unstructured and you can't
Find out whether there is C. but he was not in his
any grammatical error in house, and so I could not
below sentence. Neeraj said meet him
/ that he would rather fail D. No error.
than copying / in the
examination A. Neeraj said Answer: Option A
B. that he would rather fail
than copying C. in the Find out whether there is any
examination grammatical error in below
D. No error. sentence. You will come / to my
party tomorrow, / isn't it?
Answer: Option B A. You will come
B. to my party
Find out whether there is tomorrow, C. isn't
any grammatical error in it?
below sentence. D. No error.
I had hoped to have met him Answer: Option C
yesterday / to discuss the
matter with him / but he was
Find out whether there is any
not in his house, and so I
grammatical error in below
could not meet him.
sentence. I wonder / how am
A. I had hoped to have
I / to do it
met him yesterday
B. to discuss the matter with A. I wonder B. how am I
him C. to do it D. No error.
Answer: Option B

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Find out whether there is any B. I would have
grammatical error in below seen to it C. that I
sentence. He is not to blame / won the prize D.
for what has happened / for he No error.
is in no way connected with it. Answer: Option A
A. He is not to blame
B. for what has happened
C. for he is in no way
connected with it D. No error.
Answer: Option A

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence. Had you
not / reached in time / he
would have lost allour
belongings. A. Had you not
B. reached in time
C. he would have lost allour
belongings D. No error.
Answer: Option C

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence. The man
told to her / that he had not
brought his dog / out for a
walk as he was afraid that it
would rain.
A. The man told to her
B. that he had not brought his
dog
C. out for a walk as he was
afraid that it would rain
D. No error.
Answer: Option A

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. If I am you / I
would have seen to it / that I
won the prize.
A. If I am you
Find out whether there is
any grammatical error in Find out whether there is any
below sentence. grammatical error in below
It is unfortunate that / many sentence. When we consider
youngsters get / addicted to all the factors, which are
gamble. many, / the number of school
A. It is dropouts / are quite
unfortunate that disturbing.
B. many A. When we consider all
youngsters get C. the factors, which are
addicted to many,
gamble D. No B. the number of school
error. dropouts C. are quite
disturbing
Answer: Option C D. No error.
Answer: Option C
Find out whether there is any
grammatical error in below
sentence. Kamala's fountain- Find out whether there is
pen / is as expensive / as any grammatical error in
Shyama. below sentence. She has
A. Kamala's never / approve of him /
fountain-pen B. is working as a clerk.
as expensive A. She has
C. as never B.
Shyama approve of him
D. No C. working as a
error. clerk D. No
error.
Answer: Option C
Answer: Option B

138 | P a g e
Find out whether there is B. no longer popular as
any grammatical error in she has C. a friends
below sentence. At the D. No error.
station, / I'll hire a coolie /
to carry my baggages Answer: Option C
A. At the
station, B. I'll
hire a coolie
C. to carry my
baggages D. No
error.
Answer: Option C

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. The number of
marks carried by each
question / are indicated / at
the end of the question
A. The number of marks
carried by each question
B. are indicated
C. at the end of the
question D. No error.
Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. There is no question
/ of my failing / in the
examination.
A. There is no
question B. of my
failing
C. in the
examination D.
No error.
Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. She is / no longer
popular as she has / a friends
A. She is
Find out whether there is Find out whether there is
any grammatical error in any grammatical error in
below sentence. below sentence.
It is necessary / that To facilitate exports and
everybody / must have a improve sales in the domestic
house. market / some of the
A. It is necessary B. that improvised fabrics and
everybody garments fabricated out from
C. must have a house D. No them / are displayed in the
error. main pavilion
A. To facilitate exports and
Answer: Option C improve sales in the domestic
market
Find out whether there is any B. some of the improvised
grammatical error in below fabrics and garments
sentence. Students should fabricated out from them C.
not take part / in party are displayed in the main
politics and political pavilion. D. No error.
demonstrations / as they Answer: Option B
interfere in serious study
A. Students should not
take part B. in party Find out whether there is any
politics and political grammatical error in below
demonstrations sentence. Both of you two /
C. as they interfere in can come with me / to the
serious study D. No play tonight
error. A. Both of you two B. can come
with me C. to the play tonight
Answer: Option C D. No error.
Answer: Option A

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Find out whether there is any A. The tall three girls B. had
grammatical error in below left
sentence. No sooner did the C. the day before. D. No error.
sun rise / when we took a
hasty breakfast / and resumed Answer: Option A
the journey.
A. No sooner did the sun rise
B. when we took a hasty
breakfast C. and resumed
the journey
D. No error.
Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence. The charges
in this hospital / are less
than / the hospital near my
house. A. The charges in this
hospital
B. are less than
C. the hospital near
my house D. No error
Answer: Option C

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. The brakes and
steering failed / and the bus
ran down the hill / without
anyone being able control it.
A. The brakes and
steering failed B. and
the bus ran down the hill
C. without anyone being able
control it D. No error.

Answer: Option C

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence. The tall
three girls / had left / the
day before.
Find out whether there is any circumstances D.
grammatical error in below No error.
sentence. When he was asked
what is wrong with him. / he Answer: Option B
said that he was not well. / and
asked for leave of absence for
one day. A. When he was asked Find out whether there is
what is wrong with him any grammatical error in
B. he said that he was not well below sentence. Remember
C. and asked for leave of that you are part of / the
absence for one day team and your success
D. No error. depends on the support / you
are able to give and get from
Answer: Option A your other team members.
A. Remember that you are part
of
Find out whether there is any B. the team and your success
grammatical error in below depends on the support
sentence. Wherever they go / C. you are able to give and get
Indians easily adapt to / local from your other team
circumstances. members
A. Wherever they go D. No error.
B. Indians easily
adapt to C. local Answer: Option A

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Find out whether there is any meaning of the words / and
grammatical error in below then use them.
sentence. It is an established A. Firstly you should
fact that the transcendental B. think over the meaning of
American poets and the words C. and then use
philosophers. / who lived in the them
latter half of the nineteenth D. No error.
century. / were more
influenced by Indian Answer: Option A
philosophy, in particular by
Upanishadic Philosophy.
A. It is an established fact
that the transcendental
American poets and
philosophers
B. who lived in the latter
half of the nineteenth
century
C. were more influenced by
Indian philosophy, in
particular by Upanishadic
Philosophy
D. No error.

Answer: Option C

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence. That house
/ is costing me / ten
thousand rupees
A. That house B. is costing
me
C. ten thousand rupees D. No
error.

Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence. Firstly you
should / think over the
Find out whether there is
any grammatical error in
Find out whether there is any
below sentence. It is true / grammatical error in below
that God helps those / who sentence. Neither he / nor his
helps themselves. father is interested / in joining
A. It is true the party.
B. that God helps A. Neither he
those C. who B. nor his father is
helps themselves interested C. in
D. No error. joining the party.
Answer: Option C D. No error.
Answer: Option D
Find out whether there is
any grammatical error in
Find out whether there is any
below sentence. Happily,
grammatical error in below
zoos were / unwilling to
sentence. With little patience /
cooperate / in a scheme that
you will be able to / cross this
was potentially harmful to
hurdle
animal welfare A. Happily,
A. With little
zoos were
patience B. you
B. unwilling to cooperate will be able to
C. in a scheme that was
C. cross this
potentially harmful to
hurdle D. No
animal welfare
error.
D. No error.
Answer: Option A
Answer: Option C
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Find out whether there is Answer: Option C
any grammatical error in
below sentence. She was told
/ to give the award to
whosoever / she thought has
done the most for the
downtrodden.
A. She was told
B. to give the award to
whosoever
C. she thought has done the
most for the downtrodden.
D. No error.

Answer: Option C

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence. At the end
of the year / every student
who had done adequate
work / was automatically
promoted.
A. At the end of the year
B. every student who had done
adequate work
C. was automatically
promoted. D. No error.

Answer: Option D

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. The reason why / he
was rejected / was because he
was too young.
A. The reason
why B. he was
rejected
C. was because he was
too young. D. No error.
Find out whether there is any A. Since the attachment of
grammatical error in below airconditioned sleeping cars to
sentence. Since we are friends all important trains,
/ there should be no secret / B. travelling became very
between you and I. pleasant,
A. Since we are friends C. especially during the
B. there should be summer season. D. No error.
no secret C.
between you and I. Answer: Option B
D. No error.

Answer: Option C Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence. If I will
Find out whether there is any have the time / I shall try
grammatical error in below and make it / to the zoo this
sentence. Since the afternoon. A. If I will have
attachment of airconditioned the time
sleeping cars to all important B. I shall try and make it
trains, / travelling became C. to the zoo this
very pleasant, / especially afternoon. D. No
during the summer season. error.

Answer: Option A

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Find out whether there is any A. Not one of the
grammatical error in below hundreds B. of
sentence. We are four brothers striking workers.
and sisters living in this C. were allowed to go near
house / but neither of us is / the factory. D. No error.
satisfied with it.
A. We are four brothers and Answer: Option C
sisters living in this house
B. but neither of
us is C. satisfied
with it. D. No
error.

Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence.
A leading textile manufacturer,
one of the fastest growing in
the industry. / is looking for a
marketing manager / to look up
the marketing network of the
company
A. A leading textile
manufacturer, one of the
fastest growing in the industry.
B. is looking for a marketing
manager C. to look up the
marketing network of the
company
D. No error.

Answer: Option C

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence. Not one of
the hundreds / of striking
workers. / were allowed to
go near the factory.
Find out whether there is any luggages / at the railway
grammatical error in below station.
sentence. The single biggest A. They left
gainer in this process / was B. their luggages
ITC's Gold Flake Kings sales C. at the railway
are estimated / to have moved station. D. No
up from 50 million to 200 error.
million sticks per month during
1987 and last year. Answer: Option B
A. The single biggest
gainer in this process Find out whether there is any
B. was ITC's Gold Flake Kings grammatical error in below
sales are estimated sentence. Salim and Antony
C. to have moved up from 50 are such good friends / that
million to one won't go to the pictures. /
million sticks per month without his coming too.
during 1987 and last year. A. Salim and Antony are
D. No error. such good friends
B. that one won't go to the
Answer: Option B pictures. C. without his
coming too.
D. No error.
Find out whether there is any
grammatical error in below Answer: Option C
sentence. They left / their
143 | P a g e
Find out whether there is C. if you read this booklet
any grammatical error in carefully. D. No error.
below sentence. She is / five
years / senior than me. Answer: Option A
A. She is B. five years
C. senior than me. D. No error.
Answer: Option C

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. The President had
hardly spoken / a few words /
when the microphone stopped
functioning.
A. The President had
hardly spoken B. a few
words
C. when the microphone
stopped functioning.
D. No error.
Answer: Option D

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. Locke's treatises on
government toleration and
education / show a mind fully
awake in / the possibilities of
social reconstruction.
A. Locke's treatises on
government toleration and
education
B. show a mind fully
awake in C. the
possibilities of social
reconstruction.
D. No error.
Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. You will get / all the
information / if you read this
booklet carefully.
A. You will get
B. all the information
Find out whether there is any A. An animal
grammatical error in below B. can be just as unhappy in
sentence. None of the students a vast area C. or in a small
attending your class / one
answered your questions / did D. No error.
they?
A. None of the students Answer: Option C
attending your class
B. answered your Find out whether there is
questions C. did any grammatical error in
they? below sentence.
D. No error. He is working in / a bank in
Answer: Option C New Delhi / for the past several
months.
A. He is working in
Find out whether there is any B. a bank in New Delhi
grammatical error in below C. for the past several
sentence. An animal / can be months. D. No error.
just as unhappy in a vast area
/ or in a small one Answer: Option A

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Spotting Errors: Section 3
C. that can penetrate into the
Find out whether there is any biological tissue.
grammatical error in below D. No error.
sentence. The scientist must
follow / his hunches and his Answer: Option C
data / wherever it may lead.
A. The scientist must
follow B. his hunches
and his data C.
wherever it may lead.
D. No error.

Answer: Option C

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. Each one of the
boys / have paid / the tuition-
fee.
A. Each one of the
boys B. have paid
C. the
tuition-fee.
D. No error.

Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. A large scale
exchange of nuclear weapons /
will produce unprecedented
amounts of radiation / that can
penetrate into the biological
tissue.
A. A large scale exchange
of nuclear weapons
B. will produce
unprecedented amounts of
radiation
Find out whether there is any
Find out whether there is any grammatical error in below
grammatical error in below sentence.
sentence. Were you / given a choice / or
Had I / known it earlier / I you had to do it?
would contact you. A. Were you B. given a
A. Had I B. known it choice C. or you had to do
earlier it? D. No error.
C. I would contact you. D. No
error. Answer: Option A

Answer: Option C
Find out whether there is any
grammatical error in below
Find out whether there is any sentence.
grammatical error in below The person which was /
sentence. recommended for the
He asked me / why did I call / position / did not fulfil the
him a rogue. prescribed qualifications.
A. He asked me B. why did I A. The person which was
call B. recommended for the
C. him a rogue. D. No error. position
C. did not fulfil the prescribed
Answer: Option B qualifications. D. No error.
Answer: Option A

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Find out whether there is any A. Sheela has scored a
grammatical error in below first class B. in her final
sentence. What does Professor exams,
Dhavan / spend so many hours C. isn't
/ in the laboratory? it? D. No
A. What does Professor error.
Dhavan B. spend so
many hours Answer: Option C
C. in the
laboratory? D.
No error.
Answer: Option A

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. The presumption
that the average investor does
not understand / or take
interest in the affairs of the
company / is not correct.
A. The presumption that
the average investor does
not understand
B. or take interest in the
affairs of the company
C. is not
correct. D.
No error.
Answer: Option D

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. Shanghai is / bigger
than any city / of the world
A. Shanghai is B. bigger
than any city
C. of the world D. No error.
Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence. Sheela has
scored a first class / in her
final exams, / isn't it?
Find out whether there is any sentence. Though he stoutly
grammatical error in below persisted in denying his
sentence. At the moment the involvement in the case, / the
house / was burgled the family facts made it very clear / that
/ attended a night party in the he had hand in the cruel
neighbourhood. murder of his wife.
A. At the moment the A. Though he stoutly persisted
house B. was burgled in denying his involvement in
the family the case,
C. attended a night B. the facts made it very clear
party in the C. that he had hand in the
neighbourhood. cruel murder of his wife.
D. No error. D. No error.
Answer: Option A Answer: Option C

Find out whether there is any Find out whether there is any
grammatical error in below grammatical error in below
sentence. Scarcely had / I sentence. One of my favourite
arrived than / the train left. actor / is acting / in this play
A. Scarcely had B. I also.
arrived than C. the train A. One of my
left. D. No error. favourite actor B. is
acting
Answer: Option B C. in this play
also. D. No
Find out whether there is any error.
grammatical error in below
Answer: Option A

146 | P a g e
C. that neither the spoken nor
Find out whether there is any the written word can match.
grammatical error in below D. No error.
sentence. Emphasis on equality
of life ensures / for the health Answer: Option D
and happiness / of every
individual.
A. Emphasis on equality of
life ensures B. for the health
and happiness
C. of every
individual. D. No
error.

Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. There was very
heavy rain last night, / and the
rivers have overflown their
banks / causing severe
hardship to the people living by
them.
A. There was very heavy rain
last night, B. and the rivers
have overflown their banks
C. causing severe hardship to
the people living by them.
D. No error.

Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence. Every
motorist knows / road
signs---
whether symbols or colour
codes--- have an immediacy /
that neither the spoken nor
the written word can match.
A. Every motorist knows
B. road signs---whether
symbols or colour codes---
have an immediacy
Find out whether there is
any grammatical error in
below sentence. Supposing if Find out whether there is
/ there is no bus. / how will any grammatical error in
you get there? below sentence.
A. Supposing if B. there is no He was in such hurry / that he
bus. didn't / wait for me
C. how will you get there? D. A. He was in such hurry B.
No error. that he didn't
C. wait for me D. No error.
Answer: Option A
Answer: Option A

Find out whether there is any


Find out whether there is
grammatical error in below
any grammatical error in
sentence. Because of the below sentence. Will you be /
emergency help / that the at Board meeting / on next
patient received / he would Wednesday?
have died A. Because of the A. Will you be
emergency help B. at Board meeting
B. that the patient C. on next
received C. he Wednesday? D.
would have died D.
No error.
No error.
Answer: Option C
Answer: Option A

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Find out whether there is any C. in
grammatical error in below shame.
sentence. Do you know / D. No
A. Do you know B. to play error.
C. the guitar? D. No error.
Answer: Option B
Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. Few scientists
changed / people's ideas as
much as / Darwin with his
Theory of Evolution.
A. Few scientists
changed B. people's
ideas as much as
C. Darwin with his Theory of
Evolution. D. No error.
Answer: Option A

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. The course provide /
not only theoretical inputs / but
also practical training
A. The course provide
B. not only
theoretical inputs C.
but also practical
training D. No error.

Answer: Option A

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence. After the
humiliating exposure / he
hanged his head / in shame.
A. After the humiliating
exposure B. he hanged
his head
Find out whether there is any A. The meeting adjourned
grammatical error in below abruptly B. by the
sentence. The eminent Chairman after
speaker's speech / was C. about three hours of
broadcasted over / all the deliberation. D. No error.
major radio-stations.
A. The eminent speaker's Answer: Option A
speech B. was
broadcasted over
C. all the major radio- Find out whether there is any
stations. D. No error. grammatical error in below
sentence. The company has
Answer: Option B put up an advertisement / in
newspapers / all over the
country.
Find out whether there is any A. The company has
grammatical error in below put up an
sentence. The meeting advertisement
adjourned abruptly / by the B. in newspapers
Chairman after / about three C. all over the
hours of deliberation. country. D. No
error.

Answer: Option A

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Find out whether there is any sentence. My wife has got / a
grammatical error in below new job / a month ago.
sentence. Will you lend me / A. My wife has got B. a new job
little money / to tide over this C. a month ago. D. No error.
crisis.
A. Will you Answer: Option A
lend me B.
little money
C. to tide over this
crisis. D. No error.
Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. He gave them no
money / nor did help them / in
any way.
A. He gave them no
money B. nor did
help them
C. in any
way. D. No
error.
Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. The Sharmas / are
living in this colony / for the
last eight years.
A. The Sharmas
B. are living in this
colony C. for the
last eight years. D.
No error.
Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
Find out whether there is
any grammatical error in
below sentence. The ability Find out whether there is any
to plan, / organise and grammatical error in below
coordinate work is all sentence. After leaving his
fundamental / to working office / he went directly / to a
within deadline. restaurant.
A. The ability to plan, A. After leaving his
B. organise and coordinate office B. he went
work is all fundamental directly
C. to working within C. to a
deadline. D. No error. restaurant.
D. No error.
Answer: Option C
Answer: Option D
Find out whether there is Find out whether there is
any grammatical error in any grammatical error in
below sentence. A group of below sentence. He was in a
friends / want to visit / the hurry / because he had an
new plant as early as appointment / with the
possible. company's director.
A. A group of A. He was in a hurry
friends B. want B. because he had an
to visit appointment C. with the
C. the new plant as early company's director. D. No
as possible. D. No error. error.
Answer: Option B Answer: Option D
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Find out whether there is any drugs with proven safety
grammatical error in below records which have been
sentence. A body of volunteers reached
/ have been organised / to C. the end of the their patent
spread the message of the protection periodare
saint. D. allowed to be sold
A. A body of without a prescription.
volunteers B. No error
have been
organised Answer: Option B
C. to spread the message of
the saint. D. No error.
Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. When I get a cold /
it takes me weeks / to shake it
off.
A. When I get a
cold B. it takes
me weeks C. to
shake it off.
D. No error.
Answer: Option A

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. Another reason for
pharmaceutical companies
beefing up their / OTC (Over
the Country) divisions is that
prescription drugs with proven
safety records which have been
reached / the end of the their
patent protection periodare
A. Another reason for
pharmaceutical companies
beefing up their
B. OTC (Over the Country)
divisions is that prescription
Find out whether there is any sentence. After opening the
grammatical error in below door / we entered into the
sentence. There is still / little room / next to the kitchen
tea / left in the cup. A. After opening the
A. There is still B. little tea door B. we entered
C. left in the cup. D. No error. into the room C. next
to the kitchen
Answer: Option B D. No error.
Answer: Option B
Find out whether there is
any grammatical error in
below sentence. He says Find out whether there is any
that / his car does / eight grammatical error in below
kilometers in a litre sentence. Can I lend / your
A. He says pencil / for a minute, please?
that B. his A. Can I
car does lend B.
C. eight kilometers your
in a litre D. No error. pencil
C. for a minute,
Answer: Option C please? D. No
error.
Find out whether there is any Answer: Option A
grammatical error in below
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Find out whether there is any C. the problem of AIDS
grammatical error in below these days. D. No error.
sentence. Last month we
celebrated / the wedding of Answer: Option A
our sister for whom / we have
been looking for a suitable
alliance for three years.
A. Last month we celebrated
B. the wedding of our sister
for whom C. we have been
looking for a suitable
alliance for three years.
D. No error.

Answer: Option C

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. In an English
paper / examiners should give
as much weightage to
language / as they give to
contents.
A. In an English paper
B. examiners should give
as much weightage to
language
C. as they give to
contents. D. No
error

Answer: Option D

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence.
I am hearing / a lot about / the
problem of AIDS these days.
A. I am
hearing B.
a lot about
Find out whether there is any below sentence. Since India
grammatical error in below has gained Independence /
sentence. Unless you stop to years ago. / much progress
make noise at once / I will has been made in almost
have no option but to / bring every field.
the matter to the attention of A. Since India has gained
the police. Independence B. 49 years
A. Unless you stop to make ago.
noise at once B. I will have no C. much progress has
option but to been made in almost every
C. bring the matter to the field.
attention of the police. D. No error.
D. No error.
Answer: Option A
Answer: Option A
Find out whether there is any
Find out whether there is grammatical error in below
any grammatical error in sentence. He ensured his
below sentence. bank manager / that he
He is generally / more hungry would soon / repay the loan.
/ than she is A. He ensured his bank
A. He is generally B. more manager B. that he
hungry would soon
C. than she is D. No error. C. repay the
Answer: Option D loan. D. No
error.
Find out whether there is Answer: Option A
any grammatical error in

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Find out whether there is any A. Even though the shirt
grammatical error in below is rather expensive
sentence. A free press is not a B. but I wish to
privilege / but the organic C. purchase it with my
necessity / in a free society. A. own money. D. No error.
A free press is not a privilege
B. but the organic Answer: Option B
necessity C. in a free
society.
D. No error.
Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. He explained the
matter / at great length / but I
was not the wiser
A. He explained the
matter B. at great
length
C. but I was not the
wiser D. No error.
Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence.
He will end up his work / in the
city / by the end of the year.
A. He will end up
his work B. in the
city
C. by the end of
the year. D. No
error.
Answer: Option A

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. Even though the
shirt is rather expensive / but I
wish to / purchase it with my
own money.
Find out whether there is any Find out whether there is
grammatical error in below any grammatical error in
sentence. He enquired me / below sentence. All the four
why I had not seen him the sons / of the old man /
previous day / as I had quarrelled between
promised to do. themselves.
A. He enquired me A. All the four
B. why I had not seen him the sons B. of the
previous day old man
C. as I had promised C. quarrelled between
to do. D. No error. themselves. D. No error.
Answer: Option B Answer: Option C

Find out whether there is Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in any grammatical error in
below sentence. below sentence.
I was there / many a time / in He wanted to work all night /
the past. A. I was there but we saw that he was
B. many a completely worn out
time C. in A. He wanted to work all night
the past. D. B. but we saw that he was
No error. completely worn out
C. and so we persuaded
Answer: Option A him to stop. D. No error.
Answer: Option B
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Find out whether there is any A. Whenever you go to a
grammatical error in below temple B. you must put
sentence. Mr.Smith was off
accused for murder / but the C. your shoes at the
court found him not guilty / entrance. D. No error.
and acquitted him.
A. Mr.Smith was accused Answer: Option B
for murder B. but the court
found him not guilty C. and
acquitted him.
D. No error.
Answer: Option A

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence. She sang /
very well / isn't it?
A. She sang B. very well
C. isn't it? D. No error.
Answer: Option C

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. I am sure that all
my monthly expenses / would
exceed the income / If I do
not economic
A. I am sure that all my
monthly expenses
B. would exceed the
income C. If I do not
economic D. No
error.
Answer: Option C

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. Whenever you go to a
temple / you must put off / your
shoes at the entrance.
Find out whether there is any B. the Prime Minister and
grammatical error in below the Union Home Minister
sentence. Having read a should also come.
number of stories / about C. and they see what his
space travel / his dream now party men had seen.
is about to visit the moon D. No error.
A. Having read a number Answer:
of stories B. about space Option C
travel
C. his dream now is about
to visit the moon Find out whether there is any
D. No error. grammatical error in below
sentence. It is easy to see that
Answer: Option C / a lawyer's demeanour in
court / may be prejudicial
against the interests of his
Find out whether there is any client.
grammatical error in below A. It is easy to see that
sentence. The party chief B. a lawyer's demeanour in
made it a point to state that / court
the Prime Minister and the C. may be prejudicial against
Union Home Minister should the interests of his client.
also come. / and they see D. No error.
what his party men had seen.
A. The party chief made it a Answer: Option D
point to state that

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Find out whether there is Find out whether there is
any grammatical error in any grammatical error in
below sentence. He is wiring below sentence. Were he / to
/ for the / last four hours A. see you, / he would have
He is wiring been surprised.
B. for the A. Were
C. last four he B. to
hours D. No see you,
error. C. he would have been
surprised. D. No error.
Answer: Option A
Answer: Option A

Find out whether there is


any Find out whether there is
grammatical error in below any grammatical error in
sentence. She walked in / below sentence.
the room where the murder I could not convince them /
/ had taken place. because they persisted to
A. She walked in suggest / that I was lying.
B. the room where the A. I could not convince them
murder C. had taken B. because they persisted
place. to suggest C. that I was
D. No error. lying.
D. No error.
Answer: Option A
Answer: Option B
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Spotting Errors: Section 4
sentence. Myself and Gopal /
Find out whether there is will take care of / the function
any grammatical error in on sunday.
below sentence. A. Myself and
If you listen with / the question Gopal B. will
carefully / you will be able to take care of
answer them easily A. If you C. the function on
listen with sunday. D. No error.
B. the question carefully
C. you will be able to answer Answer: Option A
them easily D. No error.

Answer: Option A

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence.
It is difficult / for anyone / to
past time thus.
A. It is difficult B. for
anyone
C. to past time thus. D. No
error.

Answer: Option C

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. The customer
handed over / a hundred-
rupees note / to the
shopkeeper.
A. The customer
handed over B. a
hundred-rupees note
C. to the
shopkeeper. D.
No error.
Answer: Option
B

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
times per
Find out whether there is any minute. D. No
grammatical error in below error.
sentence.
It is the newspaper / that Answer: Option D
exposes us to the widest range
/ of human experiences and Find out whether there is any
behaviour. grammatical error in below
A. It is the newspaper sentence.
B. that exposes us to the I have read / too many
widest range C. of human books / by R . K . Narayan.
experiences and behaviour. A. I have read B. too many
D. No error. books
Answer: Option D C. by R . K . Narayan. D.
No error. Answer: Option B
Find out whether there is any
grammatical error in below Find out whether there is any
sentence. grammatical error in below
A small baby breathes about / sentence.
45 times per minute while / a He was sure / that he
child of about six years should / win the Prize.
breathes about 25 times per A. He was sure B. that he
minute. should
A. A small baby
C. win the Prize. D. No error.
breathes about B. 45
times per minute while Answer: Option B
C. a child of about six years
breathes about
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Find out whether there is D. due to his tactful
any grammatical error in handling. E. No error.
below sentence. He is / too
intelligent / to make a Answer: Option A
mistake.
A. He is
B. too intelligent
C. to make a
mistake. D. No
error.

Answer: Option D

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. He fell from a
running train / and would have
died / if the villagers did not
get him admitted in the nearby
hospital immediately.
A. He fell from a
running train B. and
would have died
C. if the villagers did not
get him admitted in the
nearby hospital
immediately.
D. No error.

Answer: Option C

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. Several issues
raising / in the meeting could /
be amicably resolved / due to
his tactful handling.
A. Several issues
raising B. in the
meeting could C.
be amicably
resolved
Find out whether there is any D. a glimpse of the
grammatical error in below capital. E. No error.
sentence. He deserted the path
of honour / in order to / satisfy Answer: Option E
his ambition / and then went
down his doom very quickly. Find out whether there is any
A. He deserted the path of grammatical error in below
honour B. in order to sentence. Bible / can be /
C. satisfy his ambition regarded as / a great.
D. and then went down his A. Bible B. can be
doom very quickly. C. regarded as D. a great.
E. No error. E. No error.
Answer: Option D Answer: Option A

Find out whether there is any Find out whether there is any
grammatical error in below grammatical error in below
sentence. Nitin's nephew, who sentence. The institute /
lives / in Bangalore, is eager to imparts training / in / the
travel to / Delhi to have / a French.
glimpse of the capital. A. The institute B. imparts
A. Nitin's nephew, who lives training
B. in Bangalore, is eager C. in D. the French.
to travel to C. Delhi to E. No error.
have
Answer: Option D

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Find out whether there is any of opportunities to display
grammatical error in below their art
sentence. His father promised C. upcoming dancers suffer
to / give him anything what from D. an unfortunate
he / wants if he / passes in lack of exposure. E. No
the examination. error.
A. His father promised to
B. give him anything Answer: Option B
what he C. wants if
he
D. passes in the
examination. E. No
error.

Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. Being a very fast
worker, / he is always liking /
by all his colleagues. / and
superiors too.
A. Being a very fast
worker, B. he is
always liking
C. by all his
colleagues. D.
and superiors
too. E. No error.

Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. While luminaries of
the dance world / have a
dearth of opportunities to
display their art / upcoming
dancers suffer from / an
unfortunate lack of exposure.
A. While luminaries of the
dance world B. have a dearth
Find out whether there is
any grammatical error in Answer: Option A
below sentence.
I shall be able / to complete Find out whether there is
the work in / stipulated time any grammatical error in
provide / ou do not disturb below sentence. We are
me. happy /
A. I shall be able A. We are
B. to complete the happy B. to
work in C. know that
stipulated time C. the project completed
provide D. ou do D. strictly as per the
not disturb me. schedule. E. No error.
Answer: Option C Answer: Option C

Find out whether there is any Find out whether there is


grammatical error in below any grammatical error in
sentence. Our neighbours had below sentence. He was too /
repeated / the same illogical irritated to / concentrate on
sequence of activities / if we his work / for a long time.
had not brought the / facts to A. He was
their notice. A. Our too B.
neighbours had repeated irritated to
B. the same illogical sequence C. concentrate on
of activities C. if we had not his work D. for a
brought the long time.
D. facts to their E. No error.
notice. E. No
Answer: Option E
error.

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Find out whether there is any We decided not tell to / the
grammatical error in below patient about / the disease he
sentence. The environment in was / suffering from.
which / companies operating / A. We decided not
today is / undergoing Frenetic tell to B. the
changes. patient about
A. The environment in C. the disease
which B. companies he was D.
operating suffering from.
C. today is E. No error.
D. undergoing Frenetic
Answer: Option A
changes. E. No error.
Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. He has been
undergoing / the special
training course / which each
of the employees / is
required to.
A. He has been
undergoing B. the
special training course
C. which each of the
employees D. is
required to.
E. No error.
Answer: Option D

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. A lot of money / is
wasted in / the duplication of
work / in any organisation. A. A
lot of money
B. is wasted in
C. the duplication of
work D. in any
organisation.
E. No error.
Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence.
Find out whether there is Find out whether there is
any grammatical error in any grammatical error in
below sentence. When I / below sentence. I cannot /
last see him / he was / in make from / what you are
Calcutta. saying / about him.
A. When I B. last see him A. I
C. he was D. in Calcutta. cannot B.
E. No error. make from
C. what you are
Answer: Option B saying D. about
him.
Find out whether there is any E. No error.
grammatical error in below Answer: Option B
sentence. The interviewer
asked the actress / how could Find out whether there is any
she / manage to attain fame / grammatical error in below
in a short period. sentence. He has a scheme / of
A. The interviewer asked his own which he thinks /
the actress B. how could more preferable to / that of
she any other person.
C. manage to attain A. He has a scheme
fame D. in a short B. of his own which he
period. thinks C. more
E. No error. preferable to
Answer: Option B D. that of any other
person. E. No error.
Answer: Option C
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Find out whether there is any extent / can restore the
grammatical error in below country's prestige once again.
sentence. Looking forward / to A. We now look forward for
seeing / you / soon. B. some great
A. Looking forward B. to achievements C.
seeing which to some extent
C. you D. soon. D. can restore the country's
E. No error. prestige once again.
E. No error.
Answer: Option B
Answer: Option A

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence.
The historian / has been
working / on the project /
from last 12 years.
A. The historian B. has been
working
C. on the project D. from last
12 years.
E. No error.
Answer: Option D

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence.
You should inform / your
superiors about / all those
events which are / directly
related to your work.
A. You should
inform B. your
superiors about
C. all those events
which are D. directly
related to your work.
E. No error.
Answer: Option E

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. We now look
forward for / some great
achievements / which to some
Find out whether there is below sentence. Don't go by
any grammatical error in his appearance; / he is
below sentence. capable at / doing any work /
No sooner the / clock strike six without any hesitation.
than / all the employees / A. Don't go by his
rushed out of office. appearance; B. he is
A. No sooner the capable at
B. clock strike six C. doing any work
than C. all the D. without any
employees D. hesitation. E. No
rushed out of error.
office. E. No
error. Answer: Option B

Answer: Option A Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
Find out whether there is sentence. Even at the
any grammatical error in planning stage / Rajesh was
below sentence. We play / quite sure, / that the scheme
tennis together / every was / binding to fail.
morning / since last June. A. Even at the
A. We play B. tennis planning stage B.
together Rajesh was quite
C. every morning D. since last sure,
June. C. that the
E. No error. scheme was D.
binding to fail.
Answer: Option A E. No error.
Answer: Option D
Find out whether there is
any grammatical error in

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Find out whether there is any C. cleared by
grammatical error in below clouds D. and
sentence. Our school is lightning. E.
making / every possible No error.
effort / to provide best
facilities / and personal Answer: Option C
attention for each child.
A. Our school is
making B. every
possible effort C. to
provide best
facilities
D. and personal attention for
each child. E. No error.

Answer: Option D

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence. In my
opinion / the balance sheet
exhibits / a true and fair /
view of the state of affairs of
the bank.
A. In my opinion
B. the balance sheet
exhibits C. a true and
fair
D. view of the state of affairs of
the bank. E. No error.

Answer: Option E

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. At last the rain
ceased / and the sky was /
cleared by clouds / and
lightning.
A. At last the rain
ceased B. and the
sky was
Find out whether there is any B. get whatever you
grammatical error in below deserve C. but that
sentence. does not belittle
In the last week / I tell him to D. the importance for
come / in time but he still / your work. E. No error.
comes late every day. A. In the
last week Answer: Option D
B. I tell him to
come C. in time
but he still D. Find out whether there is any
comes late every grammatical error in below
day. E. No error. sentence. When I stood up
spontaneously / and
Answer: Option B questioned the speaker; /
someone commented that / it
was a boldly step. A. When I
Find out whether there is any stood up spontaneously B.
grammatical error in below and questioned the speaker;
sentence. You may not always / C. someone
get whatever you deserve / but commented that D. it
that does not belittle / the was a boldly step.
importance for your work. E. No error.
A. You may not always
Answer: Option D

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Find out whether there is any C. my best to
grammatical error in below convince him D. but
sentence. The Head of the without success.
Department along with his E. No error.
colleagues / are coming to
attend / the conference which Answer: Option A
is / the conference which is
A. The Head of the
Department along with his
colleagues
B. are coming to
attend C. the
conference which is
D. the conference
which is E. No
error.

Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. The Head of the
Department along with his
colleagues / are coming to
attend / the conference which
is / the conference which is
A. The Head of the
Department along with his
colleagues
B. are coming to
attend C. the
conference which is
D. the conference
which is E. No
error.

Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. From over last five
years / I have been trying /
my best to convince him / but
without success.
A. From over last
five years B. I have
been trying
Find out whether there is course he should
any grammatical error in do
below sentence. The patient D. after obtaining his
recover / so fast that / the Degree. E. No error.
expert doctors / also were
surprised. A. The patient Answer: Option E
recover
B. so fast that
C. the expert Find out whether there is any
doctors D. also grammatical error in below
were surprised. sentence. Due to certain
E. No error. inevitable circumstances / the
scheduled programme had to
Answer: Option A be / postponed indefinite / but
the members could not be
informed.
Find out whether there is any A. Due to certain
grammatical error in below inevitable
sentence. Naren could not / circumstances
decide as to which / course he B. the scheduled programme
should do / after obtaining his had to be C. postponed
Degree. indefinite
A. Naren could D. but the members
not B. decide as could not be informed.
to which C. E. No error.

Answer: Option C

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Find out whether there is any consideration D.
grammatical error in below and necessary
sentence. The mission provides decision. E. No
/ able service to all / the needy error.
people in this area / during last
few years. Answer: Option A
A. The mission
provides B. able
service to all
C. the needy people in
this area D. during last
few years.
E. No error.

Answer: Option A

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence.
The success of our efforts /
depend upon the / number of
people who / actually use the
new methods.
A. The success of our
efforts B. depend
upon the
C. number of people who
D. actually use the new
methods. E. No error.

Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence.
I will put on / a note in this
regard / for your
consideration / and necessary
decision.
A. I will put on
B. a note in this
regard C. for your
Find out whether there is any C. medium of instruction
grammatical error in below D. as the majority there
sentence. By arresting the local spoke English. E. No error.
criminals / and encouraging
good people / we can end / Answer: Option A
hostilities of that area.
A. By arresting the local
criminals B. and Find out whether there is
encouraging good people any grammatical error in
C. we can end below sentence.
D. hostilities of that I have had to work / at the
area. E. No error. fountain for almost / ten hours
before it could / start
Answer: Option C functioning well.
A. I have had to work
B. at the fountain for
Find out whether there is any almost C. ten hours
grammatical error in below before it could D.
sentence. Schools in that area start functioning
which / had English as a / well.
medium of instruction / as the E. No error.
majority there spoke English.
A. Schools in that area Answer: Option A
which B. had English
as a

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Find out whether there is
any grammatical error in Find out whether there is
below sentence. any grammatical error in
We admired the way / he had below sentence.
completed all his work / and No girl / in her troupe is / so
appreciating the method / sprightly as / your daughter.
adopted by him. A. No girl B. in her troupe is
A. We admired the way C. so sprightly as D. your
B. he had completed daughter.
all his work C. and E. No error.
appreciating the Answer: Option C
method D. adopted by
him.
E. No error.
Answer: Option C

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence. Had I
come / to know about / his
difficulties / would have
certainly helped. A. Had I
come
B. to know
about C. his
difficulties
D. would have
certainly helped. E.
No error.
Answer: Option D

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. Whatever he was /
today is only because / of his
mother who / was a renowned
scientist.
A. Whatever he was
B. today is only
because C. of his
mother who
D. was a renowned
scientist. E. No
error.
Answer: Option A
Find out whether there is any B. for preparing not only the
grammatical error in below main report C. but also for
sentence. The Trust has preparing
succeeded / admirably in D. the agenda notes and
raising / money for / its future minutes. E. No error.
programmes.
A. The Trust has Answer: Option C
succeeded B.
admirably in raising Find out whether there is any
C. money for grammatical error in below
D. its future sentence. Motivating
programmes. E. No employees with / traditional
error. authority and financial /
incentives have become /
Answer: Option E
increasingly difficult.
A. Motivating employees with
Find out whether there is any B. traditional authority and
grammatical error in below financial C. incentives have
sentence. The committee is become
thankful to Shri Desai / for D. increasingly
preparing not only the main difficult. E. No
report / but also for preparing error.
/ the agenda notes and
minutes. Answer: Option C
A. The committee is
thankful to Shri Desai
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Find out whether there is any Answer: Option C
grammatical error in below
sentence. We have observed Find out whether there is any
that / many good grammatical error in below
programmes / suffer of sentence. Such / rules do not /
shortage / of funds and other apply to / you and I
resources.
A. Such B. rules do not
A. We have observed
that B. many good
C. apply to D. you and I
programmes C. E. No error.
suffer of shortage Answer: Option D
D. of funds and other
resources. E. Error.
Answer: Option C

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence.
If the teacher / is good the
students / will respond /
positively to them.
A. If the teacher
B. is good the
students C. will
respond
D. positively to
them. E. No
error.
Answer: Option D

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence.
The apparently obvious
solutions / to most of his
problems / were overlook by /
many of his friends.
A. The apparently obvious
solutions B. to most of his
problems
C. were
overlook by D.
many of his
friends. E. No
error.
Find out whether there is D. and asked me to clean the
any grammatical error in floor of the house.
below sentence. E. No error.
Do not trouble / yourself about
writing to me / unless you are Answer: Option C
quite / in the humour for it.
A. Do not trouble
B. yourself about Find out whether there is
writing to me C. unless any grammatical error in
you are quite below sentence.
D. in the humour The Head of the Department /
for it. E. No error. advised all the staff / to not to
/
Answer: Option D A. The Head of the
Department B. advised
all the staff
Find out whether there is any C. to not to
grammatical error in below D. indulge in
sentence. Scarcely had I / gossip. E. No
finished washing the car A. error.
Scarcely had I
B. finished washing Answer: Option C
the car C. than the
master came

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Spotting Errors: Section 5
A. Of the
Find out whether there is any two B.
grammatical error in below sisters
sentence. As it was C.
Ramesh's / first interview he Meena
dressed him / in his most / is D. the
formal suit. A. As it was elder. E.
Ramesh's No
B. first interview he error.
dressed him C. in his
most Answer: Option D
D. formal
suit. E. No
error.

Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. Developmental
activities of / the government
come / to a standstill due / to
paucity of funds.
A. Developmental
activities of B. the
government come
C. to a standstill
due D. to paucity
of funds. E. No
error.

Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence. Of the
two / sisters / Meena is /
the elder.
special increment C.
Find out whether there is any to all the employees
grammatical error in below D. with this
sentence. I was to about / go month. E. No
out of my house / when it error.
suddenly / started raining.
A. I was to about Answer: Option D
B. go out of my
house C. when it
Find out whether there is
suddenly D.
any grammatical error in
started raining.
below sentence. While
E. No error.
Mahendra was away / on a
Answer: Option A long official tour / his office
receive an important letter /
which was marked 'Urgent'.
Find out whether there is any A. While Mahendra
grammatical error in below was away B. on a long
sentence. I am pleased to official tour
sanction / one special C. his office receive an
increment / to all the important letter D. which
employees / with this month. was marked 'Urgent'.
A. I am pleased to E. No error.
sanction B. one
Answer: Option C

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Find out whether there is any Find out whether there is
grammatical error in below any grammatical error in
sentence. No country can long below sentence. He ought /
endure / if its foundations / not have / done such a /
were not laid deep / in the filthy thing.
material prosperity. A. He ought B. not have
A. No country can long C. done such a D. filthy
endure B. if its thing.
foundations E. No error.
C. were not laid deep
Answer: Option B
D. in the material
prosperity. E. No
error.
Answer: Option C

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. Rajesh was
expecting / a telegram from
his uncle / which would
inform / him whether he went
or not.
A. Rajesh was expecting
B. a telegram from
his uncle C. which
would inform
D. him whether he went
or not. E. No error.
Answer: Option C

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence.
I see you / in Kanpur / during
my next visit / in the month of
May.
A. I see
you B. in
Kanpur
C. during my next
visit D. in the
month of May. E.
No error
Answer: Option A
Find out whether there is any B. my luggage and other
grammatical error in below belongings
sentence. We have keep / our C. if I would have left the
promise and / you can compartment D. and gone out
expect / a lot from us in to fetch drinking water. E. No
future. error.
A. We have
keep B. our Answer: Option C
promise and C.
you can expect
D. a lot from us in Find out whether there is any
future. E. No error. grammatical error in below
sentence. The last year
Answer: Option A proved / quite bad / as
major industries / witness
lot of problems.
Find out whether there is A. The last year
any grammatical error in proved B. quite
below sentence. bad
I would have lost / my luggage C. as major industries
and other belongings / if I D. witness lot of
would have left the problems. E. No
compartment / error.
A. I would have lost
Answer: Option D

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Find out whether there is any bring my book. E. No
grammatical error in below error.
sentence. In spite of toiling /
very hardly he / realised that Answer: Option C
he had / not earned anything
substantial.
A. In spite of
toiling B. very
hardly he
C. realised that he had
D. not earned anything
substantial. E. No error.

Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. Of all the men /
known to me none is / less
inclined than he is / to think ill
to others.
A. Of all the men
B. known to me
none is C. less
inclined than he is
D. to think ill to
others. E. No
error.

Answer: Option D

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence.
I believe that / next time when
you / will be coming to Mumbai
/
A. I believe that
B. next time when you
C. will be coming to
Mumbai D. you will
Find out whether there is But for your / kind help, this /
any grammatical error in task could not / have been
below sentence. We have to completed.
take / him to the hospital A. But for
yesterday / because he was / your B. kind
suffering from fever. help, this C.
A. We have to take task could
B. him to the hospital not
yesterday C. because D. have been
he was completed. E. No
D. suffering from error.
fever. E. No error.
Answer: Option E
Answer: Option A

Find out whether there is any


Find out whether there is any grammatical error in below
grammatical error in below sentence. Not one of the
sentence. He / has seen / the children / has ever sang / on
picture / yesterday. any occasion / in public before.
A. He B. has seen A. Not one of the
C. the picture D. yesterday. children B. has ever
E. No error. sang
C. on any
Answer: Option B occasion D. in
public before.
Find out whether there is E. No error.
any grammatical error in Answer: Option B
below sentence.

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Find out whether there is any D. in almost every part
grammatical error in below of India. E. No error.
sentence. Somewhere along
the / line I lost / track of what Answer: Option C
Ashish / says about heart
ailments
A. Somewhere
along the B. line I
lost
C. track of what Ashish
D. says about heart
ailments E. No error.

Answer: Option D

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. An anti-extortion
cell is opened / by the district
police headquarter / six
months ago / as a
precautionary measure.
A. An anti-extortion cell is
opened B. by the district
police headquarter C. six
months ago
D. as a precautionary
measure. E. No error.

Answer: Option A

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. Hindi and Marathi
are / different forms of the
Sanskrit / which were once
spoken / in almost every part of
India.
A. Hindi and Marathi are
B. different forms of the
Sanskrit C. which were
once spoken
Find out whether there is any B. that though his
grammatical error in below son had C. worked
sentence. Everyone is / impress very hard,
by / his zeal / and enthusiasm. D. but he had failed to make
A. Everyone is B. impress any mark in the examination.
by E. No error.
C. his zeal D. and
enthusiasm. Answer: Option D
E. No error.

Answer: Option B Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. The teacher
Find out whether there is any promised / that he will explain
grammatical error in below it / if they come / before
sentence. His father told me / school the following day.
that though his son had / A. The teacher
worked very hard, / but he had promised B. that
failed to make any mark in the he will explain it
examination. C. if they come
A. His father told me D. before school the
following day. E. No error.

Answer: Option B

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Find out whether there is any didn't play whole
grammatical error in below hearted. E. No error.
sentence. After toiling very
hard / over a long period / he Answer: Option D
found / he had hardly made no
profit at all.
A. After toiling
very hard B. over a
long period
C. he found
D. he had hardly made no
profit at all. E. No error.

Answer: Option D

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. Scarcely had / he
gone a few steps / that he was
told / that his mother was no
more.
A. Scarcely had
B. he gone a few
steps C. that he
was told
D. that his mother was
no more. E. No error.

Answer: Option C

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence. The
observers felt that / the
stronger team had to face /
defeat because the players /
didn't play whole hearted.
A. The observers felt that
B. the stronger team
had to face C. defeat
because the players D.
Find out whether there is any A. Why did
grammatical error in below people get B.
sentence. One of the somuch annoyed
objective / of the meeting C. even with little
which / of the meeting which / provocation D. is a
elect new office-bearers. matter of
A. One of the investigation. E. No
objective B. of the error.
meeting which C. of
the meeting which Answer: Option A
D. elect new office-
bearers. E. No
error. Find out whether there is any
grammatical error in below
Answer: Option A sentence. When the national /
anthem was being / sung,
everyone were / standing in
Find out whether there is any silence. A. When the national
grammatical error in below B. anthem was
sentence. Why did people being C. sung,
get / somuch annoyed / even everyone were D.
with little provocation / is a standing in
matter of investigation. silence. E. No
error.

Answer: Option C

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Find out whether there is any in getting D. his
grammatical error in below car to start up.
sentence. Having learn my
lessons / I was very careful / in Answer: Option D
dealing with him / in front of
his room-mate.
A. Having learn my
lessons B. I was very
careful
C. in dealing with him
D. in front of his
room-mate. E. No
error.

Answer: Option A

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. He neglects /
attending lectures / regularly /
though college was only a few
yards away from his house.
A. He neglects
B. attending
lectures C.
regularly
D. though college was only a
few yards away from his
house.
E. No error.

Answer: Option D

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. He tried as he could
/ Naveen did not / succeed in
getting / his car to start up. A.
He tried as he could
B. Naveen did
not C. succeed
Find out whether there is any B. I was continuously
grammatical error in below trying C. to contact
sentence. Mr.Raman said that / you
he had a difference / with / the D. but you were not
chairman at his statement. A. available. E. No error
Mr.Raman said that
B. he had a Answer: Option A
difference C.
with
D. the chairman at his Find out whether there is any
statement. E. No error. grammatical error in below
sentence. We were shocking /
Answer: Option D to hear the news / of the
untimely death / of the
leader. A. We were shocking
Find out whether there is B. to hear the news
any grammatical error in C. of the untimely
below sentence. During last death D. of the
days / I was continuously leader.
trying / to contact you / but E. No error.
you were not available.
A. During last days Answer: Option A

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Find out whether there is C. of that bicycle and
any grammatical error in whether D. it is really
below sentence. made in Germany? E.
I do not recall / exactly what No error.
he said to me / but when I
was quit / he said something Answer: Option B
to me.
A. I do not recall
B. exactly what he
said to me C. but
when I was quit
D. he said something
to me. E. No error.

Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. The health workers
are / being tried their best / to
popularise / preventive
measures.
A. The health
workers are B.
being tried their
best C. to
popularise
D. preventive
measures. E. No
error.

Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. Kamlesh asked the
dealer / what was the price / of
that bicycle and whether / it is
really made in Germany?
A. Kamlesh asked the
dealer B. what was
the price
Find out whether there is any C. on the
grammatical error in below envelope, he D.
sentence. After listening to / could not remove
his advice, I / decided to not it. E. No error.
to / go abroad for studies.
A. After Answer: Option B
listening to B.
his advice, I
C. decided to not to Find out whether there is
D. go abroad for any grammatical error in
studies. E. No below sentence.
error. He had to / seek legal help in /
order for settling / the dispute.
Answer: Option A. He had to
B. seek legal
help in C.
Find out whether there is any order for
grammatical error in below settling D. the
sentence. As the ticket was / dispute.
firm affixed / on the envelope, E. No error.
he / could not remove it.
A. As the Answer: Option C
ticket was B.
firm affixed

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Find out whether there is in the team. E.
any grammatical error in No error.
below sentence.
I asked him / whom he thought Answer: Option C
/ would be able to / get the
first prize.
A. I asked him
B. whom he
thought C.
would be able
to D. get the
first prize. E.
No error.

Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. Mahatma Gandhi did
not solve / all the problems of
the future / but he did solve /
problems of his own age.
A. Mahatma Gandhi did
not solve B. all the
problems of the future C.
but he did solve
D. problems of his
own age. E. No error.

Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence. We never
thought / that Mahesh is /
oldest than the other /
players in the team.
A. We never
thought B. that
Mahesh is
C. oldest than the
other D. players
Find out whether there is any C. a group of armed
grammatical error in below D. commandos
sentence. One of the party / surrounded it. E. No
members were dismissed / for error.
speaking against / the leader.
A. One of the party Answer: Option A
B. members were
dismissed C. for
speaking against Find out whether there is
D. the any grammatical error in
leader. E. below sentence. No sooner
No error. the plane landed / at the
airport than / a group of
Answer: Option B armed / commandos
surrounded it.
A. No sooner the plane
Find out whether there is any landed B. at the airport
grammatical error in below than
sentence. No sooner the plane C. a group of armed
landed / at the airport than / a D. commandos
group of armed / commandos surrounded it. E. No
surrounded it. error.
A. No sooner the plane
landed B. at the airport Answer: Option A
than

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Find out whether there is any Answer: Option A
grammatical error in below
sentence. The job is much
worse than I expected / If I
would have realised / how
awful it was going to be / I
would not have accepted it.
A. The job is much
worse than I expected
B. If I would have realised
C. how awful it was
going to be D. I would
not have accepted it. E.
No error.
Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. The job is much
worse than I expected / If I
would have realised / how
awful it was going to be / I
would not have accepted it.
A. The job is much
worse than I expected
B. If I would have realised
C. how awful it was
going to be D. I would
not have accepted it. E.
No error.
Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. We have done
everything / that could be done
/ to avert the storm / which is
now coming on.
A. We have done
everything B. that
could be done
C. to avert the storm
D. which is now
coming on. E. No
error.
Find out whether there is any
grammatical error in below Find out whether there is
sentence. any grammatical error in
Well, I spend six or seven below sentence.
years / after high school / All his relatives / except his
trying to find a job for me / daughter / have gone on / a
but could not succeed in it. month's vacation tour.
A. Well, I spend six or A. All his relatives
seven years B. after B. except his
high school daughter C.
C. trying to find a job have gone on
for me D. but could D. a month's
not succeed in it. E. vacation tour. E.
No error. No error.
Answer: Option A Answer: Option C

Find out whether there is Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in any grammatical error in
below sentence. below sentence.
All renew licences / may be No sooner did he / got up from
collected from / the cashier's bed / than he was sent / to the
counter after / paying the fees. dairy.
A. All renew licences A. No sooner
B. may be collected did he B. got
from C. the up from bed C.
cashier's counter than he was
after D. paying the sent D. to the
fees. dairy.
E. No error. E. No error.
Answer: Option A Answer: Option B
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Find out whether there is D. broke into
any grammatical error in tears. E. No
below sentence. errors.
In spite of the difficulties / on
the way / they enjoyed their / Answer: Option E
trip to Gangothri. A. In spite of
the difficulties
B. on the way
C. they enjoyed
their D. trip to
Gangothri. E.
No error.

Answer: Option E

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. There is just not
enough / timing in my job to
sit around / talking about how
we feel / about each other.
A. There is just not enough
B. timing in my job to sit
around C. talking about
how we feel D. about
each other.
E. No error.

Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. Hardly had the / sad
news reached her / ears when
she / broke into tears.
A. Hardly had the
B. sad news
reached her C.
ears when she
Find out whether there is C. to the cashier
any grammatical error in D. at the cash
below sentence. We can not counter. E. No
handle / this complicated error.
case today / unless full
details are not given / to us Answer: Option A
by now.
A. We can not handle
B. this complicated case today
C. unless full details are
not given D. to us by Find out whether there is any
now. grammatical error in below
E. No error. sentence. We don't deny / your
right to know / whatever
Answer: Option C happened while / you were not
in the office.
A. We don't deny
Find out whether there is B. your right to know
any grammatical error in C. whatever
below sentence. The happened while D.
customer scarcely had / you were not in the
enough money to pay / to office. E. No error.
the cashier / at the cash
counter. Answer: Option E
A. The customer
scarcely had B.
enough money to pay

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Find out whether there is A. Since I had
any grammatical error in been gone B.
below sentence. Neither of through the book
the plans / suits him and C. long back, I could
therefore / he decided not D. not remember the
to / go out yesterday. contents. E. No error.
A. Neither of the
plans B. suits him Answer: Option A
and therefore C. he
decided not to
D. go out
yesterday. E.
No error

Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence.
I was being astonished / when I
heard that / he had left the
country / without informing
anyone of us.
A. I was being
astonished B. when
I heard that
C. he had left the country
D. without informing
anyone of us. E. No
error.

Answer: Option A

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence.
Since I had been gone /
through the book / long back, I
could / not remember the
contents.
Find out whether there is below sentence. I have /
any grammatical error in the firm / belief in the
below sentence. basic goodness of / all
He is smarter / enough to get / men.
selected for this / prestigious A. I
post. have B.
A. He is smarter B. enough to the firm
get C. belief in the basic
C. selected for this D. prestigious goodness of D. all men.
post. E. No error.
E. No error. Answer: Option B
Answer: Option A
Find out whether there is
Find out whether there is any grammatical error in
any grammatical error in below sentence.
below sentence. What / you We / have been living / in this
will think / if school boys / house / since two years.
make fun of you? A. We
A. What B. you will think B. have been
C. if school boys D. make fun living C. in
of you? E. No error. this house D.
since two
Answer: Option B years. E. No
error.
Find out whether there is Answer: Option D
any grammatical error in

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Spotting Errors: Section 6
Find out whether there is Answer: Option B
any grammatical error in
below sentence.
He is / a mason / who / built
my house.
A. He is B. a mason
C. who D. built my
house.
E. No error.

Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence.
He served / the country with /
heart and soul / but got
nothing in return.
A. He served
B. the country
with C. heart
and soul
D. but got nothing in
return. E. No error.

Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence.
He served / the country with /
heart and soul / but got
nothing in return.
A. He served
B. the country
with C. heart
and soul
D. but got nothing in
return. E. No error.
A. Manohar has not only
Find out whether there is opened B. a restaurant,
any grammatical error in but also
below sentence. C. a grocery shop
I am contacting you / in the D. village
sometime in next week / to where we live E.
explain to you / my problem in No error.
detail. Answer: Option A
A. I am contacting
you B. sometime in
next week C. to Find out whether there is any
explain to you grammatical error in below
D. my problem in sentence. The daily wages
detail. E. No that / the workers of this /
error. factory receive range / between
Answer: Option B twenty to thirty rupees.
A. The daily
wages that B. the
Find out whether there is workers of this C.
any grammatical error in factory receive
below sentence. Manohar range
has not only opened / a D. between twenty to
restaurant, but also / a thirty rupees. E. No error.
grocery shop in the / village
Answer: Option D
where we live

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Find out whether there is any sentence. Looking forward / to
grammatical error in below / meet you / here.
sentence. His speech was / A. Looking forward B. to
judged by many / as one of the C. meet you D. here.
most important speech / given E. No error
in the function.
A. His speech Answer: Option C
was B. judged
by many
C. as one of the most
important speech D. given in
the function.
E. No error.
Answer: Option C

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. You must had / a
kind and gentle heart / if you
want / to be a successful
doctor. A. You must had
B. a kind and
gentle heart C. if
you want
D. to be a successful
doctor. E. No error.
Answer: Option A

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. They would not /
have able to plan / the details
of the job, / if you had not
cooperated.
A. They would
not B. have
able to plan
C. the details of the job,
D. if you had not
cooperated. E. No
error.
Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
Find out whether there is any B. to purchase
grammatical error in below certain things C. for
sentence. He has in / his themeselves and
possession a / price collection D. for donated to their
of very old coins. / and some colleagues. E. No error.
ancient paintings.
A. He has in Answer: Option D
B. his possession a
C. price collection of very
old coins. D. and some Find out whether there is
ancient paintings. any grammatical error in
E. No error. below sentence. According
to one survey / only those
Answer: Option C forests which were / not
under village management /
succumbed from fires
Find out whether there is any recently.
grammatical error in below A. According to one survey
sentence. They wanted money / B. only those forests
to purchase certain things / for which were C. not under
themeselves and / for donated village management D.
to their colleagues. succumbed from fires
A. They wanted money recently. E. No error.

Answer: Option D

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Find out whether there is A. Are you awarefor along
any grammatical error in time that B. by making me
below sentence. According waiting
to one survey / only those C. for a long time
forests which were / not D. my schedule is
under village management / getting upset? E. No
succumbed from fires error.
recently.
A. According to one survey Answer: Option B
B. only those forests
which were C. not under
village management D.
succumbed from fires
recently. E. No error.

Answer: Option D

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence.
We must go / and congratulate
him for / his brilliant /
performance.
A. We must go
B. and congratulate
him for C. his
brilliant
D.
performance
. E. No
error.

Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. Are you awarefor
along time that / by making me
waiting / for a long time / my
schedule is getting upset?
Find out whether there is any A. Not only the judges
grammatical error in below acquited B. him of all
sentence. Not only the judges the charges
acquited / him of all the C. levelled against him, but
charges / levelled against him, D. also commended all his
but / also commended all his actions. E. No error.
actions.
A. Not only the judges Answer: Option A
acquited B. him of all
the charges
C. levelled against him, but Find out whether there is
D. also commended all his any grammatical error in
actions. E. No error. below sentence. This book
is / designed to increase / a
Answer: Option A working knowledge of /
spoken and written English.
A. This book is
Find out whether there is any B. designed to increase
grammatical error in below C. a working knowledge of
sentence. Not only the judges D. spoken and written
acquited / him of all the English. E. No error.
charges / levelled against him,
but / also commended all his Answer: Option C
actions.

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Find out whether there is D. is too
any grammatical error in expensive. E.
below sentence. This book No error.
is / designed to increase / a
working knowledge of / Answer: Option A
spoken and written English.
A. This book is
B. designed to increase
C. a working knowledge of
D. spoken and written
English. E. No error.

Answer: Option C

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. Even if the
doctor / put in his best
efforts, he / could not
succeed in / saving the
patient.
A. Even if the doctor
B. put in his best
efforts, he C. could
not succeed in D.
saving the patient.
E. No error.

Answer: Option A

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. The soap brought in
the / market recently is not /
very fragrant and / is too
expensive.
A. The soap brought
in the B. market
recently is not C.
very fragrant and
Find out whether there is any B. the qualities which
grammatical error in below cannot be C. done away
sentence. According to me / with
the Indians in general is / not a D. and hence assume a lot of
vigilant / and security importance. E. No error.
conscious people.
A. According to me Answer: Option E
B. the Indians in
general is C. not a
vigilant Find out whether there is any
D. and security conscious grammatical error in below
people. E. No error. sentence. Mangesh cannot be
able / to finish this work /
Answer: Option B unless he takes the / help of
his colleagues.
A. Mangesh cannot
Find out whether there is any be able B. to finish
grammatical error in below this work
sentence. Honesty and C. unless he takes the
integrity are / the qualities D. help of his
which cannot be / done away colleagues. E. No
with / and hence assume a lot error.
of importance.
A. Honesty and integrity are Answer: Option A

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Find out whether there is any democratic way of
grammatical error in below life. E. No error.
sentence. Since I meet /
Dinesh last Saturday / he has Answer: Option A
been contacting me / everyday
over phone.
A. Since I meet
B. Dinesh last Saturday
C. he has been
contacting me D.
everyday over phone.
E. No error.

Answer: Option A

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. Even after worked
in the office / for as many as
fifteen years, / he still does
not understand / the basic
objectives of the work.
A. Even after worked in
the office B. for as many
as fifteen years, C. he still
does not understand
D. the basic objectives of
the work. E. No error.

Answer: Option A

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. The principals of
equal justice / for all is one of /
the cornerstones of our /
democratic way of life.
A. The principals of
equal justice B. for all is
one of
C. the cornerstones
of our D.
Find out whether there is any B. entered the
grammatical error in below compartment C. than
sentence. We are trying / to I met
locate the / historical city D. my friend
for / the past two years. Vishwas. E. No
A. We are error.
trying B. to
locate the Answer: Option C
C. historical
city for D. the
past two years. Find out whether there is
E. No error. any grammatical error in
below sentence.
Answer: Option A It seems evidents / to me that /
the visits they made to the
island / were not very frequent.
Find out whether there is any A. It seems
grammatical error in below evidents B. to
sentence. Hardly had I / me that
entered the compartment / C. the visits they made to
than I met / my friend the island D. were not very
Vishwas. frequent.
A. Hardly had I E. No error.

Answer: Option A

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Find out whether there is any policy C. the private
grammatical error in below institutions had D. run
sentence. Unintentionally I into heavy weather.
let / out the secret / by talking E. No error.
about / it loudly in the library.
A. Answer: Option C
Unintentionally I
let B. out the
secret
C. by talking about
D. it loudly in the
library. E. No
error.

Answer: Option E

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. You deserve to
be / rewarded by your
successful / completion of
the entire work / in such a
short time.
A. You deserve to be
B. rewarded by your
successful C. completion
of the entire work D. in
such a short time.
E. No error.

Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. Ever since the
government / announced its
new policy / the private
institutions had / run into
heavy weather.
A. Ever since the
government B.
announced its new
Find out whether there is We wanted to purchase /
any grammatical error in something but all the three
below sentence. How you eat stores / in that area / were
/ is as important / as what / closed on that day.
you eat. A. We wanted to purchase
A. How you eat B. is as B. something but all the
important three stores C. in that
C. as what D. you eat. area
E. No error. D. were closed on
that day. E. No
Answer: Option E error.
Find out whether there is any Answer: Option C
grammatical error in below
sentence. Ramesh did not like / Find out whether there is
leaving his old parents alone in any grammatical error in
the house / but he had no below sentence. Both the
alternative / as he has to go out brothers are / so good-
to work. natured that / they look at
A. Ramesh did not like their / old and aged parents
B. leaving his old parents very well.
alone in the house C. but he A. Both the
had no alternative brothers are B. so
D. as he has to go out good-natured that
to work. E. No error. C. they look at
their
Answer: Option D D. old and aged parents
very well. E. No error.
Find out whether there is
any grammatical error in Answer: Option C
below sentence.

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Find out whether there is any D. all major
grammatical error in below cities. E. No
sentence. Ketan had a lot / of error.
work to complete yesterday /
and wishes / that he had my Answer: Option C
help
A. Ketan had a lot
B. of work to complete
yesterday C. and wishes
D. that he had
my help E. No
error.

Answer: Option C

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. Foolishly Rajani
opened / the cooker when / it
was full steam / and burnt her
hands.
A. Foolishly Rajani
opened B. the
cooker when
C. it was full steam
D. and burnt her
hands. E. No
error.

Answer: Option C

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. The book is making /
waves and the sale / is quite
brisk in / all major cities.
A. The book is
making B. waves
and the sale C. is
quite brisk in
Find out whether there is C. when a
any grammatical error in policeman D.
below sentence. No sooner knocked at the
did / the chairman begin door. E. No error.
speaking / some participants
started / shouting slogans. Answer: Option E
A. No sooner did
B. the chairman begin
speaking C. some Find out whether there is any
participants started D. grammatical error in below
shouting slogans. sentence. He fixed a metal
E. No error. ladder / for the wall below his
window / so as to be able to /
Answer: Option C escape if there was a fire.
A. He fixed a metal ladder
B. for the wall below his
Find out whether there is window C. so as to be
any grammatical error in able to
below sentence. Scarcely D. escape if there
had / he gone / when a was a fire. E. No
policeman / knocked at the error.
door. A. Scarcely had
B. he gone Answer: Option B

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Find out whether there is A. No sooner had the
any grammatical error in jeep B. arrives the
below sentence. The recent station
study has / indicated that C. than a young police
there is / perceptible change officer D. jumped out of
in / the attitudes of the it.
people. E. No error.
A. The recent
study has B. Answer: Option B
indicated that
there is C.
perceptible
change in
D. the attitudes of the
people. E. No error.

Answer: Option C

Find out whether there is


any
grammatical error in below
sentence. Jayant told me /
that Mihir expect / every
friend to meet him / once in
a week.
A. Jayant told
me B. that
Mihir expect
C. every friend to
meet him D. once in
a week.
E. No error.

Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence. No sooner
had the jeep / arrives the
station / than a young police
officer / jumped out of it.
Find out whether there is job / if she would have /
any grammatical error in attended the interview.
below sentence. In spite of A. Ketaki would
the rumours / of an have B. surely
impending takeover / by the got the job C. if
government / Ramlal bought she would have
more shares of that D. attended the
company. interview. E. No
error.
A. In spite of the
rumours B. of an Answer: Option C
impending
takeover C. by the
government Find out whether there is any
D. Ramlal bought more grammatical error in below
shares of that company. sentence. No sooner / we
E. No error. reached there / than it
started raining / No mistake.
Answer: Option B A. No sooner
B. we reached there
C. than it started
Find out whether there is raining D. No
any grammatical error in mistake.
below sentence. Ketaki E. No error.
would have / surely got the
Answer: Option B

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Find out whether there is any C. impose their
grammatical error in below desires D. on
sentence. The student / their wards.
answered to / the question / E. No error.
asked by the Inspector.
A. The Answer: Option A
student B.
answered
to C. the
question
D. asked by the
Inspector. E. No
error.

Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence. From a tiny
roon in / the slums, they
have / managed to move to
a good / house in a better
locality.
A. From a tiny
roon in B. the
slums, they have
C. managed to move to
a good D. house in a
better locality. E. No
error.

Answer: Option C

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence. As always
have been said, / parents
should not / impose their
desires / on their wards.
A. As always have
been said, B. parents
should not
Find out whether there is any Answer: Option D
grammatical error in below
sentence. I offered him part- Find out whether there is any
time work / but he turned it grammatical error in below
over / saying that he would / sentence. Why some people
rather wait for a full-time job. don't get / what they deserve /
A. I offered him part- and why others get what they
time work B. but he don't deserve / is a matter
turned it over decided by luck. A. Why some
C. saying that he would people don't get
D. rather wait for a full- B. what they deserve
time job . E. No error. C. and why others get
Answer: Option B what they don't deserve
D. is a matter
Find out whether there is decided by luck. E.
any grammatical error in No error.
below sentence. Sarang is Answer: Option A
the only / person who can /
complete this work / within Find out whether there is
stipulated deadline. any grammatical error in
A. Sarang is the below sentence. Pass on /
only B. person the salt / please / do you?
who can C. A. Pass on B. the salt
complete this C. please D. do you?
work
E. No error.
D. within stipulated
deadline. E. No error. Answer: Option D

184 | P a g e
Find out whether there is sentence. We will pack not
any grammatical error in only / the material properly /
below sentence. but will also deliver it / to
He being the eldest son, / his your valued customers.
father expects him / to take care A. We will pack
of several things / not only B. the
A. He being the material properly
eldest son, B. his C. but will also
father expects him deliver it
C. to take care of D. to your valued
several things D. customers. E. No
besides his regular error.
studies. E. No error.
Answer: Option A
Answer: Option E

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. The great actor
was / angry with the
treatment / he had received /
without any hesitation.
A. The great actor was
B. angry with the
treatment C. he had
received
D. without any
hesitation. E. No
error.
Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence.
The results of the
recognition / of this fact are
seen / in the gradual
improvement / of the diet of
the poor.
A. The results of the
recognition B. of this
fact are seen
C. in the gradual
improvement D. of the
diet of the poor.
E. No error.
Answer: Option D
Find out whether there is any
grammatical error in below
Find out whether there is B. all the necessary
any grammatical error in documents C. and have
below sentence. written a good paper D.
He could succeed / in catching for this conference.
the ball / before it reaches / E. No error.
the boundary line.
A. He could Answer: Option C
succeed B. in
catching the
ball C. before it Find out whether there is
reaches D. the any grammatical error in
boundary line. below sentence.
E. No error. I am trying to finish / this
letter for the last one hour / I
Answer: Option C wish you would / go away or
stop disturbing me.
A. I am trying to finish
Find out whether there is any B. this letter for the last
grammatical error in below one hour C. I wish you
sentence. Mohan has would
collected / all the necessary D. go away or stop
documents / and have written disturbing me. E. No
a good paper / for this error.
conference.
A. Mohan has collected Answer: Option C
185 | P a g e
Find out whether there is any first-aid techniques C. the
grammatical error in below driver which had met
sentence. The foremost D. with the accident would
criterion of selection we have died. E. No error.
adopted / were the number of
years of training / a dancer had Answer: Option C
received / under a particular
guru.
A. The foremost criterion of
selection we adopted
B. were the number of years
of training C. a dancer had
received
D. under a
particular guru. E.
No error.

Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence.
If you would have / gone to his
house / before 10 a.m., you
would have / got his
autograph.
A. If you would
have B. gone to
his house
C. before 10 a.m., you
would have D. got his
autograph.
E. No error.

Answer: Option A

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence.
If the by-stander had not
been / familiar with first-aid
techniques / the driver which
had met / with the accident
would have died.
A. If the by-stander had
not been B. familiar with
Find out whether there is any A. The man B. is
grammatical error in below C. a D. social animal.
sentence. the five-member E. No error
committee were / of the view
that the present service Answer: Option A
conditions / of the employees of
this company / are quite good.
A. the five-member Find out whether there is any
committee were B. of the grammatical error in below
view that the present sentence. Jayesh loved his
service conditions Guru immensely / and gave
C. of the employees of this him fullest loyalty, / yet he
company D. are quite good. had his own / independent
E. No error. way of thinking.
A. Jayesh loved his Guru
Answer: Option A immensely B. and gave him
fullest loyalty,
C. yet he had his own
Find out whether there is D. independent way of
any grammatical error in thinking. E. No error.
below sentence. The man / is
/ a / social animal. Answer: Option D

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Spotting Errors: Section 7
waiting for him
Find out whether there is any D. since eight
grammatical error in below o'clock. E. No
sentence. We fail to error.
understand / why do most
educated people / lose their Answer: Option A
temper even / without any
apparent reason.
A. We fail to understand
B. why do most
educated people C. lose
their temper even
D. without any apparent
reason. E. No error.

Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. Day in and day out /
he keep telling / his friends
that / he wants to go abroad.
A. Day in and
day out B. he
keep telling
C. his friends that
D. he wants to go
abroad. E. No
error.

Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence.
I was standing / at the bus stop
/ waiting for him / since eight
o'clock.
A. I was
standing B. at
the bus stop C.
A. Reasonable ambition, if
Find out whether there is any supported B. at persistent
grammatical error in below efforts,
sentence. The chairman C. is likely to yield
welcomed / all the guests and D. the desired
/ gave an outline of the / results. E. No
activities performing by the error.
Company.
A. The chairman Answer: Option B
welcomed B. all the
guests and
C. gave an outline of the Find out whether there is any
D. activities performing by the grammatical error in below
Company. E. No error. sentence. Their only demand /
for additional wages were /
Answer: Option D considered sympathetically / by
the progressive management.
A. Their only demand
Find out whether there is any B. for additional
grammatical error in below wages were C.
sentence. Reasonable considered
ambition, if supported / at sympathetically
persistent efforts, / is likely to D. by the progressive
yield / the desired results. management. E. No error.

Answer: Option B
187 | P a g e
Find out whether there is any B. different jobs to
grammatical error in below different people C. should
sentence. They have been / be based on
struggling with the D. their strengths and
management / from the past weaknesses. E. No error.
five years / but their demands
are not considered. A. They Answer: Option D
have been
B. struggling with the
management C. from the
past five years
D. but their demands are not
considered. E. No error.

Answer: Option C

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence. Your
machine would not have /
given you so much trouble /
if you had / maintained it
proper.
A. Your machine would
not have B. given you so
much trouble C. if you
had
D. maintained it
proper. E. No
error.

Answer: Option D

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. Our system of
assigning / different jobs to
different people / should be
based on / their strengths and
weaknesses.
A. Our system of assigning
Find out whether there is B. has discovered and
any grammatical error in the new C. arguments
below sentence. Even he has advanced D. has
though it was / raining bad not changed my
I / went out to / get some opinion. E. No error.
medicines. A. Even though it
was Answer: Option D
B. raining
bad I C.
went out to Find out whether there is any
D. get some grammatical error in below
medicines. E. No sentence. Immediately after
error. boarding the bus, / Mahesh
asked the conductor. / that if
Answer: Option B he knew / where the museum
was,
A. Immediately after
Find out whether there is any boarding the bus, B. Mahesh
grammatical error in below asked the conductor.
sentence. The new facts he / C. that if he knew
has discovered and the new / D. where the
arguments he has advanced / museum was, E. No
has not changed my opinion. error.
A. The new facts he
Answer: Option C

188 | P a g e
Find out whether there is any D. had secured higher
grammatical error in below marks. E. No error.
sentence. Twenty-five
kilometres / from Answer: Option E
Bhubaneswar to Cuttack /
are / a long distance.
A. Twenty-five kilometres
B. from Bhubaneswar to
Cuttack C. are
D. a long
distance. E.
No error.

Answer: Option C

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. He loosened his
temper / whenever he knows /
things do not take place / as
per his planning.
A. He loosened his
temper B. whenever
he knows
C. things do not take
place D. as per his
planning.
E. No error.

Answer: Option A

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. He was very
disappointed / when he found /
that someone else / had
secured higher marks.
A. He was very
disappointed B. when
he found
C. that someone else
Find out whether there is A. Honesty, integrity and being
any grammatical error in intelligent B. are the qualities
below sentence. which
In a very harsh tone, / he C. we look for when
shouted at his servants / and D. we interview
told them that / he does not applicants. E. No
need their services. error.
A. In a very harsh tone,
B. he shouted at his Answer: Option A
servants C. and told
them that
D. he does not need their Find out whether there is any
services. E. No error. grammatical error in below
sentence. They could have /
Answer: Option D helped him / had they
approached by him / for help
well in advance.
Find out whether there is any A. They could
grammatical error in below have B. helped
sentence. Honesty, integrity him
and being intelligent / are the C. had they approached
qualities which / we look for by him D. for help well
when / we interview in advance.
applicants. E. No error.

Answer: Option C

189 | P a g e
Find out whether there is any B. some water on the
grammatical error in below electric heater C. when it
sentence. So longer as / you catches fire
are honest / and forthright I D. and she got
will / support you in this a shock. E. No
task. error.
A. So longer
as B. you are Answer: Option C
honest
C. and forthright I will
D. support you in
this task. E. No
error.

Answer: Option A

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence. On his
attitude / it seems that what
he wants / is that the
decision-making power /
should rest with him.
A. On his attitude
B. it seems that what he wants
C. is that the decision-
making power D. should
rest with him.
E. No error.

Answer: Option A

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. Foolishly Madhu
threw / some water on the
electric heater / when it
catches fire / and she got a
shock.
A. Foolishly Madhu threw
Find out whether there is any so their C.
grammatical error in below tastes vary
sentence. Though he suffered from D. one
of fever, / he attended office / another.
and completed all the E. No error.
pending / work by sitting late.
A. Though he suffered of Answer: Option D
fever, B. he attended
office
C. and completed all the Find out whether there is
pending D. work by sitting any grammatical error in
late. below sentence. The future
E. No error. is / yet to come / but you
have a / a lot from us in
Answer: Option A future.
A. The future
is B. yet to
Find out whether there is any come C. but
grammatical error in below you have a
sentence. All individuals are / D. a lot from us in
different so their / tastes vary future. E. No error.
from / one another.
A. All individuals Answer: Option A
are B. different

190 | P a g e
Find out whether there is any A. We have helped
grammatical error in below them not only B. with
sentence. Ten kilometres / money but also
are / a / long distance. C. with new
A. Ten kilometres B. are machinery D.
C. a D. long and raw
distance. material. E. No
E. No error. error.
Answer: Option B Answer: Option E

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. Rajdeep always
introduces / himself by his /
first name and never mentions /
his family name.
A. Rajdeep always
introduces B. himself
by his
C. first name and never
mentions D. his family
name.
E. No error.
Answer: Option D

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. Rajdeep always
introduces / himself by his /
first name and never mentions /
his family name.
A. Rajdeep always
introduces B. himself
by his
C. first name and never
mentions D. his family
name.
E. No error.
Answer: Option D

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. We have helped them
not only / with money but also /
with new machinery / and raw
material.
Find out whether there is any Find out whether there is any
grammatical error in below grammatical error in below
sentence. Rosy herself wash / sentence. Pramod said that /
all the clothes and / never he prefers a white shirt / to
gives them / to the laundry. coloured one /
A. Rosy herself wash B. all the A. Pramod said that
clothes and C. never gives B. he prefers a
them D. to the laundry. E. No white shirt C. to
error. coloured one
D. on any festival
Answer: Option A occasion. E. No
error.
Find out whether there is any
grammatical error in below Answer: Option B
sentence. Generally, people
have not receptive / and fail to Find out whether there is any
notice the / irrelevant answers grammatical error in below
they / get for straight sentence. A high level
questions. meeting / of officials is
A. Generally, people have reporting / to have discussed /
not receptive B. and fail to the issue in great detail.
notice the A. A high level
C. irrelevant meeting B. of
answers they D. get officials is reporting
for straight C. to have
questions. E. No discussed
error. D. the issue in
great detail. E. No
Answer: Option A error.
Answer: Option B

191 | P a g e
Find out whether there is any through the report / yesterday
grammatical error in below I find / several factual
sentence. Whatever work / mistakes. A. While going
that which you undertake / B. through the
put your best / efforts in it. A. report C.
Whatever work yesterday I find
B. that which you D. several factual
undertake C. put mistakes. E. No
your best error.
D. efforts
in it. E. No Answer: Option C
error.
Answer: Option B
Find out whether there is
any grammatical error in
below sentence.
I personally feel that /
cleanliness in the city / is one
proof of the / efficiently civic
administration.
A. I personally
feel that B.
cleanliness in the
city C. is one
proof of the
D. efficiently civic
administration. E. No
error.
Answer: Option D

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence.
If you cannot / sympathy with
the poor, / how will you be /
able todo social work?
A. If you cannot
B. sympathy with
the poor, C. how will
you be
D. able todo social
work? E. No error.
Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. While going /
Find out whether there is reader a far better C.
any grammatical error in notion of the
below sentence. The structure
majority of the / computer D. than any verbal
professionals recommends / description. E. No
that effective measures / error.
should be taken against
software piracy. Answer: Option C
A. The majority of the
B. computer professionals
recommends C. that effective Find out whether there is any
measures grammatical error in below
D. should be taken against sentence. One of the most
software piracy. effective / solutions is that /
E. No error. she should work on Sunday /
and complete the assignment.
Answer: Option A A. One of the most
effective B. solutions
is that
Find out whether there is any C. she should work on
grammatical error in below Sunday D. and complete
sentence. The photograph will the assignment. E. No
give / the reader a far better / error.
notion of the structure / than
any verbal description. Answer: Option E
A. The photograph
will give B. the

192 | P a g e
Find out whether there is Find out whether there is
any grammatical error in any grammatical error in
below sentence. On below sentence.
resuming his duty, / he A detailed inquiry / in the
asked his Superiors / that incident / has been initiated /
whether he would be / by the Central Government. A.
permitted to leave early. A detailed inquiry
A. On resuming his B. in the
duty, B. he asked incident C. has
his Superiors C. been initiated
that whether he D. by the Central
would be D. Government. E. No
permitted to leave error.
early. E. No error. Answer: Option B
Answer: Option C

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence.
Very few employees / in our
company are / so dedicated
as / Mahesh will.
A. Very few
employees B. in
our company are
C. so dedicated
as
D. Mahesh
will. E. No
error.
Answer: Option D

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. Each cigarette / a
person smoke / does some
harm and eventually / it may
cause a serious disease.
A. Each
cigarette B. a
person smoke
C. does some harm and
eventually D. it may
cause a serious disease.
E. No error.
Answer: Option B
Find out whether there is
any grammatical error in
Answer: Option D
below sentence.
In the absence of / clear Find out whether there is any
instuctions / one cannot be grammatical error in below
expected / to be functioned sentence. Rajesh won the case
effectively. as / he argued very forcefully
A. In the and / in such the intelligent way
absence of B. / that the judge changed his
clear opinion.
instuctions A. Rajesh won the case as
C. one cannot be expected B. he argued very
D. to be functioned forcefully and C. in such
effectively. E. No the intelligent way
error. D. that the judge changed
his opinion. E. No error.
Answer: Option D
Answer: Option C
Find out whether there is any Find out whether there is
grammatical error in below any grammatical error in
sentence. What is needed below sentence.
today is / a new breed of The minister's speech / has
managers / with a new set of been reported / to the
concepts / and a flexible way newspaper / No mistake
about thinking. A. The minister's
A. What is needed speech B. has
today is B. a new been reported C.
breed of managers C. to the newspaper
with a new set of D. No mistake
concepts
D. and a flexible way E. No error
about thinking. E. No Answer: Option C
error.
193 | P a g e
Find out whether there is any contained a
grammatical error in below number of D.
sentence. Yesterday, a visitor to green mangoes
/ the park was attacked / by a also. E. No error.
tiger and / had to hospitalise.
A. Yesterday, a visitor to Answer: Option E
B. the park was
attacked C. by a
tiger and
D. had to
hospitalise. E.
No error.

Answer: Option D

Find out whether there is any


grammatical error in below
sentence. All of you will agree
with me / that no problem
faced by our society / is as
grave and intractable / as this
problem is
A. All of you will agree with me
B. that no problem faced by
our society C. is as grave
and intractable
D. as this
problem is E.
No error.

Answer: Option B

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence.
The basket of apples / sent by
the gardener / contained a
number of / green mangoes
also.
A. The basket of
apples B. sent by
the gardener C.
Find out whether there is C. tell us that how
any grammatical error in D. he wolved the
below sentence. problem E. No
In order to save petrol, / error.
motorists must have to / be
very cautious / while driving Answer: Option C
along the highways.
A. In order to save
petrol, B. motorists Find out whether there is any
must have to C. be grammatical error in below
very cautious sentence. Every animal in the
D. while driving along the zoo / is fed regularly / and
highways. E. No error. attended to / very promptly.
A. Every animal in
Answer: Option B the zoo B. is fed
regularly
C. and
Find out whether there is attended to
any grammatical error in D. very
below sentence. promptly. E.
Even after requesting / him, he No error.
did not / tell us that how / he
wolved the problem Answer: Option C
A. Even after
requesting B. him,
he did not

194 | P a g e
Find out whether there is any Find out whether there is any
grammatical error in below grammatical error in below
sentence. Since it was a sentence. Neither the
memory test / the students earthquake / nor the
were instructed / to learn the / subsequent fire / was able to
passage with heart. dampen / the spirit of the
A. Since it was a residents.
memory test B. the A. Neither the
students were earthquake B. nor
instructed C. to learn the subsequent fire
the C. was able to
D. passage dampen
with heart. E. D. the spirit of the
No error. residents. E. No
error.
Answer: Option D Answer: Option C

Find out whether there is


any grammatical error in
below sentence.
This is one of / the most
interesting book / I have / ever
read.
A. This is one of
B. the most
interesting book C.
I have
D. ever
read. E.
No error

Answer: Option B
195 | P a g e
Sentence Correction: Section 1
The small child The man to who I They were all shocked
does whatever sold my house was a at his failure in the
his father was cheat. competition. A. were
done. A. to whom I shocked at all
A. has sell B. to who B. had all
done B. I sell C. who shocked at C.
did was sold to D. had all shocked
C. does to whom I by
D. had done sold D. had been all
E. No correction E. No correction shocked on E. No
required Answer: required Answer: correction required
Option C Option D Answer: Option E

You need not come I need not offer any


unless you want to. explanation
A. You don't need regarding this
to come unless you incident - my
want to behaviour is
B. You come only speaking itself.
when you want to A. will speak to
C. You come itself B. speaks
unless you don't for itself C. has
want to been speaking
D. You needn't D. speaks about
come until you itself
don't want to E. No correction
E. No correction required Answer:
required Answer: Option B
Option A
He is too
There are not many important for
men who are so tolerating any
famous that they are delay.
frequently referred A. to
to by their short tolerate B.
names only to tolerating
A. initials C. at
B. tolerating
signature D. with
s C. tolerating
pictures E. No correction
D. middle names required Answer:
E. No correction Option A
required Answer:
Option A
The population of A. Images B.
Tokyo is greater than The performance of Reflections C. Clay
that of any other our shapes D. Clay toys
town in the world. players was rather E. No correction
A. greatest among worst than I had required Answer:
any other B. greater expected. Option A
than all other A. bad as I had
C. greater than expected In addition to
those of any other B. worse than I had enhanced their
D. greater than any expected C. worse reputations through
other E. No than expectation D. strategic use of
correction required worst than was philanthropy,
Answer: Option E expected E. No companies are
correction required sponsoring social
Answer: Option B initiatives to open
new markets.
Why did you not A. of
threw the bag enhancing
away? their
A. did you not reputation
throw B. had you B. to having
not threw C. did enhance their
you not thrown D. reputation
you did not C. to
thrown E. No enhancing
correction their
required Answer: reputation
Option A D. to have their
reputation
Shapes of gods and enhancing
goddess are E. No correction
worshipped by required Answer:
people. Option C

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13. The intruder 17. He found the 21. Acquisition of
stood gold coin certain
quietly for few as he cleans the specific skills can be
moments floor.
A. for few time A. as he had cleaned facilitated from
general
B. for the few B. while he cleans awareness,
moments education to
C. for moments C. which he is novel situations
cleaning
D. for a few moments D. while cleaning A. can be facilitated
by
E. No correction E. No correction B. may facilitate
required required through
Answer: Option D Answer: Option D C. can be felicitated
with
D. may be felicitated
with
14. The police has so 18. He admired the E. No correction
far speed required
succeeded in with which he Answer: Option A
recovering only completed the
a part of the stolen work and
property. appreciating the
A. thus far method adopted by 22. He never has
succeeded for him and ever
recovery A. appreciate the will take such strong
method
B. so far succeeded being adopted measures.
in
recovery of B. appreciated the A. had taken nor will
method ever
C. as for as adopted take
succeeded in
recovery of C. appreciate the B. had taken and
method of will ever
D. so far succeeded adoption take
to
recover D. appreciated the C. has and never will
method take
E. No correction adopting method D. had and ever will
required take
Answer: Option E E. No correction E. No correction
required required
15. He confidentially Answer: Option B Answer: Option A
asked
the crowd if they 19. Maria 23. Technology must
thought he unnecessarily use to
was right and the picked up a quarrel feed the forces of
crowd with Rani change.
shouted that they and left the party A. must be used to
did. hurried. feed
A. that he did A. has picked up B. must have been
using to
B. that they had B. picked on feed
C. that he is C. picked C. must use having
fed
D. that he didn't D. picking up D. must be using to
feed
E. No correction E. No correction E. No correction
required required required
Answer: Option E Answer: Option C Answer: Option A
16. Why should the 20. She cooks, washes 24. Anyone interested
dishes, in the
candidates be afraid does her homework use of computers
of and can learn
English Language is then relaxing. much if you have
not access to a
clear. A. relaxing then personal computer.
A. the candidates B. then is relaxing A. they have access
should be
B. do the candidates C. relaxing is then B. access can be
be available
C. should be the D. then relaxes C. he or she has
candidates access
D. are the candidates E. No correction D. one of them have
required access
E. No correction Answer: Option D E. No correction
required required
Answer: Option A Answer: Option C

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They are not A. are deferred Despite of their
beware of all the till B. were differences on
facts deferred till C. matters of
A. are not aware were deferred principles, they all
for B. are not to D. had agree on the
aware of C. are deferred with demand of hike is
not to be aware E. No correction salary? A. Despite
D. must not to be required Answer: their
aware for E. No Option B B. Despite of
correction required the C. Despite
Answer: Option B for their D.
Despite off
We can not always their
convey ourselves E. No correction
in simple required Answer:
sentences. Option A
A. cannot always
convey B. can not The man who has
always express C. committed such a
cannot always serious crime must
express D. can not get the mostly
always severe punishment.
communicate A. be getting the
E. No correction mostly severely
required Answer: B. get the most
Option C severe
C. have got the most
What does agonise severely D. have
me most is not this been getting the
criticism, but the severe most
trivial reason behind E. No correction
it. A. most agonising required Answer:
me Option B
B. agonises me
most C.
agonising me For many centuries
most D. I most in Indian History
agonised there was no city so
E. No correction famous like the city
required Answer: of Ujjain.
Option B A. as
B. such
As there was no as C.
time, the remaining likewise
items were deferred D. so
into the next like
meeting.
E. No correction He is a singer of C. to make both
required Answer: repute, but his ends meet D. for
Option A yesterday's making both ends
performance was to meet
We don't know how quite E. No correction
did the thief made disappointing. required Answer:
an escape. A. how A. performances of Option C
the thief did make B. yesterday were
how the thief does B. yesterday He has received no
make C. how the performance was other message than
thief made C. yesterday an urgent telegram
D. how was the thief performance asking him to rush
made E. No were his village
correction required D. immediately.
Answer: Option C performances A. asked him to
about yesterday rush his village
were B. asking him to
E. No correction have rush his
required Answer: village
Option E C. asking him to
rush to his village
Their earnings are D. asking him
such that they find rushing at his
it difficult to make village
both ends to meet. E. No correction
A. to makings required Answer:
both ends meet Option C
B. to make both
ends for meeting

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One of the most Anand has the guts If you are thinking
significant to rise from the about investigation
phenomenons of occasion and come overseas, isn't it
our time has been out successfully. makes sense to find
the development of A. in rising an experience guide?
cinema. from B. to A. it is not
A. raise with C. making B.
phenomenon to rise to doesn't it
B. phenomena D. to rise against make C. does
C. E. No correction it make D. is it
phenomenonn required Answer: making
a D. Option C E. No correction
phenomenonn required Answer:
s Option B
E. No correction
This is one of the
required Answer:
most important
Option B inventions of this
century.
Had you been told
A. invention of this
me about your
century B. invention
problem, I would
of these century C.
have helped you.
invention of centuries
A. If you would
D. invention of the
have told B. Had
centuries E. No
you have told
correction required
C. had you Answer: Option E
told D. If you
have told The orator had
E. No correction been left the
required Answer: auditorium before
Option C the audience stood
up.
It was until many A. had been
years later that leaving B.
Gandhi became a was left
rebel against C. had left
authority. D. would leave
A. It was not E. No correction
until many years required Answer:
B. It was till many Option C
years C. It was not
many years D. Until He dislikes the
It was many years word dislike,
E. No correction isn't he
required Answer: A. didn't he B.
Option A doesn't he C. hasn't
he D. does he E. No
correction required The research study correction required
Answer: Option B is an eye-opener and Answer: Option D
attempts to acquaint
We must take it us with the They continued to
granted that Madhu problems of poor work in the field
will not come for nations. A. despite of the
today's function. attempted to heavy rains.
A. take it for acquaint B. A. even though
granted B. attempts at there is heavy
taking it acquainting C. rain
granted C. took attempt to acquaint B. although
it as granted D. D. attempting to heavily rains C. in
have it granted acquaint E. No spite the heavy
E. No correction correction required rains D. even
Answer: Option B though it rained
required Answer: heavily
Option A E. No correction
It was
unanimously required Answer:
resolved that the Option D
parties should
unitedly It is always better to
undertook make people realise
launching of the importance of
popular discipline than to
programmes. impose them on it.
A. should be A. impose it with
united them B. impose
undertook them with it C.
B. should be imposing them
unitedly on it D. impose it
undertaken on them
C. should be E. No correction
unitedly required Answer:
undertake Option D
D. should unitedly
undertake E. No
199 | P a g e
My doctor knew that A. are The drama had
I would eventually actively to many scenes which
recover and do kind safeguardi were so humorous
of work I would be ng that it was hardly
doing before B. have been possible to keep a
A. would have been actively straight face.
doing B. would safeguarding A. hardly
have done C. have to possible for
C. had been active in keeping
done D. had safeguarding B. hardly
been doing D. are impossible for
E. No correction actively in keeping
required Answer: safeguardi C. hardly impossible
Option D ng for keep D. hardly
E. No correction possible keeping E.
Later he became required Answer: No correction
unpopular because Option B required Answer:
he tried to lord it Option E
on his followers. A.
to lord it for Hardly does the sun
B. to lord over rise when the stars
C. to lord it disappeared. A. have
over D. to lord the sun rose
it over on B. had the sun
E. No correction risen C. did the
required Answer: sun rose D. the
Option C sun rose
E. No correction
The crops are required Answer:
dying; it must not Option B
had rained.
A. must had You will be late if
not B. must you do not leave
not be C. now
must not A. did not
have leave B.
D. must not have left
been E. No C. will not leave
correction required D. do not happen to
Answer: Option C leave E. No
correction required
The courts are Answer: Option E
actively to
safeguard the The train will leave
interests and the at
rights of the poor. 8.30 pm, we have
been ready by
7.30pm so that, we All the allegations listening D. is
can reach the station levelled against him hesitated to listen
in time. were found to be to E. No correction
were baseless. required Answer:
must be A. level Option E
are against B.
should have level with The prosecution
No correction C. levelling failed in establish in
required Answer: with D. every case today. A.
Option B levelled for to
E. No correction B. on
required Answer: C. as
Option E D.
upon
Ramesh is as tall if E. No correction
not, taller than required Answer:
Mahesh. Option A
A. not as tall
but B. not so One of my
tall but as C. drawbacks is that I
as tall as, if do not have
not D. as if totolerance of
not ambiguity. A. do
E. No correction not have
required Answer: B. cannot
Option C have C. am
not
He hesitated to listen D. did not have to
to what his brother E. No correction
was saying. A. required Answer:
listened to hesitate Option A
B. hesitated listen
to C. hesitates to
200 | P a g e
They should have Because of his We met him
calmly thought of the mastery in this field, immediately after the
advantages that his suggestions are session in which he
would accrue to wide accepted. had been given a nice
them. A. should have A. are widely speech. A. would be
been calm in thinking accepted B. giving
about widely B. has been
B. should be calmly acceptance C. given C. will
thought of have widely have given
C. shall have to accepted D. had given
calmly thought D. have been wide E. No correction
of accepted E. No required Answer:
D. should have correction required Option D
calmly think of Answer: Option A
E. No correction For some days the
required Answer: They felt new professor
Option E humiliated lectured above the
because they heads of his pupils.
The easiest of the realised that they A. over the head
thing to do is to ask had cheated. of B. over the
the address to the A. have been heads of C. on
postman. cheated B. had the heads of D.
A. of the things to been cheated C. through the
do B. among the had been heds of
things did C. of the cheating D. were E. No correction
thing to be done D. to be cheated required Answer:
of all the things E. No correction Option B
done E. No required Answer:
correction required Option B The accused now
Answer: Option A flatly denies have
Tax evaders should admitted his guilt in
We demonstrated to heavily punished as his first statement.
them how we were they do it A. having
prepared the artistic intentionally. admitted B.
patterns. A. should be heavy had admitted
A. are fined B. should have C. have been
prepared B. heavily fined C. shall admitting D. has
have have heavy fine admitting
prepared C. D. should be heavily E. No correction
are fined E. No required Answer:
preparing D. correction required Option A
had Answer: Option D
prepared
E. No correction
required Answer:
Option D
201 | P a g e
Sentence Correction: Section 2
E. No correction
required Answer:
We were still Option B They failed in their
standing in the attempt to repair
queue when the film the demolished
was beginning. portion of that
A. film began building.
B. film had begun A. for their
C. beginning of attempt to repair
the film was over B. in their
D. film begins attempting to
E. No correction repair
required Answer: C. with their
Option B attempt to repair
D. in their
If I would have attempt for
realised the nature repairs
of job earlier, I E. No correction
would not have required Answer:
accepted it. A. If I Option E
have had
B. In case I would I earnestly believe
have C. Had I that you will visit
been our relatives during
D. Had I your forthcoming
E. No correction trip to Mumbai.
A. had hardly
required Answer:
believe that B.
Option A
sincerely would
believe C. certainly
The crime has believing that D.
growth rapidly in could not believe
Russia since the E. No correction
disintegration of required Answer:
the communist Option E
system.
A. rapid crime has By such time you
grown B. crime has finish that
grown rapidly C. chapter, I will
crimes grow rapidly write a letter.
D. crimes have been A. The time
rapidly grown when B. By
the time C.
By that time
D. The time
E. No correction such mess thereis
required Answer: no leader to set the
Option B Though we have things right.
kept in mind to try A. in such a mess
and maintainmost here
facilities, we would B. in a such mess
like to request you that here C. in
to kindly bear with such a mess that
us any there D. with such
inconvenience that a mess that there
may be caused. E. No correction
A. must keep in required Answer:
mind to try and Option C
maintain
B. have kept in They examined both
mind trying and the samples very
maintain carefully but failed
C. would keep in to detect any
mind to try and to difference in them.
maintain A. some difference
D. should have kept in
in mind to try and to B. some difference
maintain between C. any
E. No correction difference between
required Answer: D. any difference
Option E between E. any
difference between
The tea-estate Answer: Option C
administration is in

202 | P a g e
"Friends and on the ship was Making friends is
comrades, the light not known? more rewarding
has gone away from A. What than to make
our lives and there is happened of B. enemies.
darkness What happened
A. to be
everywhere" in
C. What is that unsociable B.
A. off
B. out happens to D. to be sociable
of What happened to C. being
C. out E. No correction unsociable D.
from D. required Answer: making
out off Option D enemies
E. No correction E. No correction
required Answer: required Answer:
Option B Option D

Because of his ill The moment they


health, the doctor has saw me, they were
advised him not to
delight
refrain from smoking.
A. to not refrain from
A. had
B. to resort to delighted B.
C. to refrain from were
D. to be refrained delighted C.
from E. No are delighted
correction required D. have been
Answer: Option C delighted E. No
correction required
They have a scheme Answer: Option B
of rewarding the
best of the He should not
performers every
had done it.
year.
A. a best A. had not
performer B. B. should had
the best among not C. should
the performer not have D.
C. a best among should have
performer D. the best E. No correction
of the performer E. required Answer:
No correction Option C
required Answer:
Option E No sooner do the
bells ring than the
What happens to curtain rose. A. did
all those travellers
the bell ring
B. did the bells The moment the No correction
ring C. had the manager came to required Answer:
bell rang D. know fraudulent Option B
had the bell action of his
rung assistant, he order If he has to spend
immediately five hours in the
E. No correction
dismissed him. A. queue, it was
required Answer: really a wastage.
immediately
Option B ordered his A. is a really
dismissed wastage B. is
B. ordered his real a wastage
immediate C. has really a
dismissal wastage D. is
C. immediately really a wastage
order dismissal E. No correction
of his required Answer:
D. ordered for Option D
immediately
dismissal of him The world has seen
E. No correction small real attempt at
required Answer: population and
Option B resource planning.
A. few
The meeting was B.
attended to by all little
invitees. A. all C. less
attended to by D. a
B. attended by all few
C. fully attended E. No correction
to by D. like required Answer:
attending to all E. Option B

203 | P a g e
22. My hair stood off 25. The people 28. Most of the
ends generally try Indian
when I saw the to curry favour with workers are as
horrible the healthy as, if
sight. corrupt but not healthier than,
influential British
A. stood at ends person. workers.
B. stood on ends A. cook favour A. as if healthy as
not
C. stood to ends B. seek favour healthier
D. stands on ends C. extract favour B. healthier but not
as
E. No correction D. display favour healthy
required
Answer: Option B E. No correction C. as healthy, if not
required healthier
Answer: Option E D. so healthy, if not
healthier
23. The long or short E. No correction
of it is required
that I do not want to 26. I have got some Answer: Option E
deal tea, but I
with that new firm. do not have a sugar.
A. The long and A. some
short of it
B. The long and B. got
short for it
C. The long or short C. more
for it
D. The shot and long D. any
for it
E. No correction E. No correction
required required
Answer: Option A Answer: Option D
24. Can you tell me 27. Had I realised
why did how close
you not speak the I was to the edge of
truth? the
A. why did not you valley, I would not
speak have
B. that why did you carried the bags
not there.
speak A. Had I been
realised
C. why you did not B. If I would have
speak realised
D. why did you not C. When I realised
spoke
E. No correction D. Had I had realised
required
Answer: Option C E. No correction
required
Answer: Option E

204 | P a g e
Sentence Improvement: Section 1
D. No improvement
The workers are The record for the
hell bent at getting Answer: Option C biggest tiger hunt
what is due to has not been met
them. since 1911 when
A. hell bent on Lord Hardinge, the
getting B. hell then Viceroy of
bent for getting C. India, shot a tiger
hell bent upon than measured 11
getting D. No feet and 6 inches.
improvement A.
improved
B. broken
Answer: Option C
C.
bettered
When it was feared D. No improvement
that the serfs might Answer: Option B
go too far and gain
their freedom from His powerful
serfdom, the desire brought
protestant leaders about his
joined the princes downfall.
at crushing them. A. His intense
A. into desire B. His
crushing B. desire for power
in crushing C. His fatal desire
C. without D. No improvement
crushing D. No
improvement Answer: Option B

Will you kindly open


Answer: Option B the knot?
A.
untie
If the room had B.
been brighter, I break
would have been C.
able to read for a loose
while before bed D. No improvement
time. A. If the
Answer: Option A
room was
brighter
B. If the room are He sent a word to
brighter C. Had the me that he would
room been brighter be coming late.
A. sent word
B. had sent a John had told me
that he hasn't done Will you lend me
word C. sent few rupees in this
words it yet.
hour of need?
D. No improvement A.
told
A. lend me any
Answer: Option A B. rupees
tells B. borrow me a few
C. was telling rupees C. lend me a
few rupees D. No
D. No improvement
improvement
Answer: Option B
Answer: Option C

If he had time he During his long


will call you. discourse, he did
A. would have not touch that point.
B. would A. touch
have had C. upon B.
has touch on C.
touch of
D. No improvement
D. No improvement
Answer: Option C
Answer: Option B

205 | P a g e
He found a wooden C. hoping not to be
broken chair in the down disturbed, I sat
room. A. wooden D. No improvement down in my easy
and broken chair chair to read the
B. broken wooden Answer: Option C book. I won as a
chair C. broken prize.
and wooden chair A. I had won as a
D. No improvement prize B. I have won
as prize C. I had to
Answer: Option B win as a prize D.
No improvement

He could not look Answer: Option A


anything in the dark
room. A. away More than one
B. up person was killed
C. in accident.
down A. were
D. No improvement killed B.
are killed
Answer: Option C C. have been
killed D. No
improvement
The greatest
thing in style is to Answer: Option A
have a use of
metaphor.
A. No one could
away explain how a calm
B. up and balanced
person like him
C.
could penetrate
down
such a mindless act
D. No improvement
on his friends.
A.
Answer: Option C
perpetuat
e B.
While crossing the perpetrate
highway a five year C.
old child was precipitat
knocked out by a e
passing car. D. No improvement
A.
away Answer: Option B
B. up
Five years ago today, I took the cycle If you are living
I am sitting in a which he bought near a market place
small Japanese car, yesterday. you should be ready
driving across A. that he bought to bear the
Poland towards yesterday B. that disturbances caused
Berlin. which he had by traffic.
bought yesterday A. to bear
A. was C. that he had upon B. to
sitting B. bought bear with C.
sat yesterday to bear
C. have been D. No improvement away
sitting D. No D. No improvement
improvement Answer: Option C
Answer: Option B
Answer: Option A
Please make it a
point to send you I hope you won't
letter at my object to me
address. watching while you
A. on my work.
address B. to A. against me
my address C. watching B. me to
in my address watch
D. No C. to my
improvement watching D. No
improvement
Answer: Option B
Answer: Option C

206 | P a g e
You cannot forbid D. No improvement It became clear that
him leaving. the strangers were
A. he Answer: Option C heading into a
leaving B. serious disaster.
his leaving A. along
C. him to B.
leave towards
D. No improvement C. for
D. No improvement
Answer: Option C
Answer: Option B

You have come The dissidents


here with a view hold a great
to insult me. A. to problem in every
insulting me political party.
B. of insulting A.
me C. for cause
insulting me D. B.
No give
improvement C.
pose
Answer: Option A D. No improvement
Answer: Option A
20 kms are not a
great distance in I would have waited
these days of fast for you at the station
moving vehicles. if I knew that you
A. is not a great would come.
distance B. is no A. had
distance known B.
C. aren't a great was
distance D. No knowing C.
improvement have known
D. No improvement
Answer: Option A
Answer: Option A
The more they
earn, more they They are social
spend. insects, living in
A. More they earn, communities,
more they spend regulated by
B. More they definite laws, each
earn, the more member of society
they spend bearing well-defined
C. The more they and separate part in
earn, the more they the work of a colony.
spend
A. who are Practically every is (an)
living in part of the banana opportunity
communities tree is used by man. for
B. living A. each celebrating.
among a part B. A.
community any part chance
C. who lives C. most B.
with a part moment
community D. No improvement C.
D. No improvement occasion
Answer: Option D D. No improvement
Answer: Option D
Answer: Option B
My opinion for the
film is that it will
bag the national We were not the
ward. wiser for all this
A. opinion to effort to explain the
B. opinion case to us.
about C. A.
opinion on none
D. No improvement B.
neither
Answer: Option B C. nevertheless
D. No improvement
The end of the Answer: Option A
examinations

207 | P a g e
Whenever my B. set If you are not clear
students come aside C. about the meaning
across new words, I laid out of a word, it is wise
ask them to look for D. No improvement to look to a
them in the dictionary.
dictionary. Answer: Option B A. look
A. to look it up for B.
B. to look them look at
up C. to look at C. look
them D. No up
improvement D. No improvement

Answer: Option B Answer: Option C

We look forward You are warned


to hear from you. against committing
A. hearing the same mistake
B. have again.
heard C. A. to commit
listen B. for
D. No improvement committing C.
against to
Answer: Option A commit D. No
improvement
It was indeed a Answer: Option D
shock for her, but
she has later
recovered from it. No sooner he
A. had returned
since home then his
B. mother felt
then happy.
C. afterwards A. had he
D. No improvement returned home
when
Answer: Option A B. he had
returned home
than
Realising is the C. did he return
significance of home than D. No
technical education improvement
for developing
country, the Answer: Option C
government laid
aside a large sum
on it during the last He should move on
plan-period. A. laid to the next point,
up
and not harp one Either he or I To get one's name
sting only. am going. in the Rowland
A. harp on string A. he or I are Ward's book of
only B. harp only going B. he is hunting records
one string C. going or I am C. was the hot
harp upon one I or he is going ambition of every
string only D. No serious hunter.
D. No improvement improvement A.
extreme
Answer: Option C Answer: Option D B.
burning
C. high
I hope you vividly D. No improvement
remember the
premier of the film Answer: Option C
when I, my wife
and you were
present in the hall. Taxpayers are to
A. my wife, I and be conscious of
you B. you, I and their privileges.
my wife C. my A. have
wife, you and I to B.
D. No need C.
improvement ought to
D. No improvement
Answer: Option C
Answer: Option A

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As she was achieved anything in Mr. Smith arrived
suffering from high life. at India in June
fever, she could not A. remarkable last year. A. to
face the advice B. B.
examination. A. valuable advices by
bear C. priceless C.
B. suggestion D. in
suffer No improvement D. No improvement
C.
take Answer: Option D Answer: Option C
D. No improvement

Answer: Option C But in all these


cases conversion
from scale have
The well-formulated.
demonstration A. can be well-
passed off formulated B. are
peacefully. A. well-formulated C.
passed out well-formulated
B. passed D. No improvement
away C.
passed on Answer: Option B
D. No improvement

Answer: Option D With a thundering


roar the huge rocket
soared up from the
Every time I go in a launching pad.
lift to my sixth floor A. flew up
apartment, I B. went
remember the calm upwards C.
and serenity of my took off
ancestral home in D. No improvement
the village.
A. move in a Answer: Option C
lift B. ascend
in a lift C.
take a lift There is dearth of
D. No improvement woman doctor in
our state. We shall
Answer: Option C have to recruit some
from the other
states. A. women
In fact, if it hadn't doctor
been for his B. woman
invaluable advice on doctors C.
so many occasions I women doctors
wouldn't have D. No
improvement
If you cross the for Varnasi until
Answer: Option C line you will be they have arrived.
disqualified. A. A. until they
cross upon the arrive
line B. cross on B. until they
the line will have
C. cross out the arrived
line D. No C. until they will
improvement arrive D. No
improvement
Answer: Option D
Answer: Option A
Why the dinosaurs
died out is not
known. I will not go to
A. it is not known school, if it shall
B. the reason is not rain tomorrow. A. it
known C. that is not would rain
known tomorrow B. it will
rain tomorrow C. it
D. No improvement rains tomorrow
Answer: Option D D. No improvement

Answer: Option C
His father won't
be able to leave

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If I stood alone in B. The cloud of
defence of truth, regular misfortunes
and the whole C. appears to have
world is banded accurat blown out.
against me and e A.
against truth. I D. No improvement over
would fight them B. up
all. Answer: Option C C.
A. will be away
banded B. D. No improvement
were banded
C. banded Answer: Option A
D. No improvement
While we would
Answer: Option B like that all Indian
Children to go to
He has not and can school, we need to
never be in the good ponder why they do
books of his not. A. that all the
employer because Indian children
he lacks honesty. B. if all the
A. has not and children of India
cannot be B. has C. all Indian
not and can never children D. No
been improvement
C. has not been
and can never be Answer: Option C
D. No improvement
In India today many
Answer: Option C of our intellectuals
still talk in terms of
the French
When the Revolution and the
examinations were Rights of Man, not
over Anil and me appreciating that
went to our native much has happened
town. A. me and Anil since then.
B. Anil A. much has
and I C. I been
and Anil happening
D. No improvement B. much had
Answer: Option B happened C.
much might
happen D. No
Our office clock is improvement
not so correct as it
should be it is Answer: Option D
usually five minutes
fast. A. right
I shall be grateful The logic of Berlin A. eradicated
to you if you are of wall already had B. had
help to me now. been undermined eradicated C.
A. help but when the news did eradicated
B. would came through that D. No
help C. the wall itself had improvement
helped been opened I
D. No improvement jumped into a car. Answer: Option A
A. had been
Answer: Option B undetermined
already Young men and
B. had already women should get
been habituated to
undetermined reading and
C. had been writing about
already current affairs.
undetermined A. used
D. No improvement B.
prepare
Answer: Option B d C.
trained
Other countries D. No improvement
have eradicated
this disease ten Answer: Option D
years ago.

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Sentence Improvement: Section 2
A. you
The poor villagers clearly to He was fined for
have waited in the understand careless driving.
bitter cold for more B. you to A. got
than 4 hours now. A. understand fined B.
have been waiting clearly fined
B. had waited C. to clearly C. was to be
C. has been understand you fined D. No
waiting D. No D. No improvement improvement
improvement
Answer: Option D Answer: Option D
Answer: Option A

The old man felled Although India is


some trees in the still by far a poor
garden with hardly country, it can
no effort at all. become rich if its
A. hard effort natural and human
B. hardly any resources are fully
effort C. a utilised.
hardly any A. few and far
effort D. No between B. by
improvement and large
C. by and by
Answer: Option B D. No improvement

The company goes Answer: Option B


to great length to
ensure that
employees can be The reason
comfortable in why he wrote
their work the letter was
environment. because he
A. are comfortable could not
B. will be contact him
comfortable over the phone.
C. should be A. why he wrote
the letter was
comfortable D. No since
improvement B. for which he
Answer: Option A wrote the letter
because
I want you to C. why he wrote
clearly the letter was that
understand that D. No improvement
excuses won't do
Answer: Option B
more space C.
As he is past his there is no more Answer: Option A
teens now, he can accommodation
look for himself. D. No improvement
A. She says she's
after Answer: Option B already paid me
B. to back, but I can't
C. around remember, so I'll
D. No improvement Most donors would have to take her
seriously protest word.
Answer: Option A any effort to A. to take her word
extrapolate from true B. to take her
such limited data. at her word C. to
There is no more A. protest take her word for it
room for you in this against B. D. No improvement
compartment. protest at
A. there is no more C. protest to Answer: Option B
seat B. there is no D. No improvement

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If you had attended Please remind me nothing D. No
the meeting, you of posting these improvement
would have letters to my
benefited a great relatives. Answer: Option A
deal. A. by
A. could posting B.
benefit B. to post
would C. for posting
benefit C. D. No improvement
benefited
D. No improvement Answer: Option B

Answer: Option D
Not a word they
spoke to the
This matter admits unfortunate wife
of no excuse. about it.
A. admits A. did they
to B. speak B. they
admits will speak C.
from C. they had
admits spoken D. No
D. No improvement improvement
Answer: Option D Answer: Option A

If he would have Not long back, in


tried he would Japan, a mysterious
have succeeded. A. nerve gas affected a
is tried large number of
B. was people.
tried C. A.
had tried effected
D. No improvement B.
infected
Answer: Option C C.
infested
D. No improvement
It will be no good
trying to find an Answer: Option B
excuse next time.
A. to try to find
B. to try We had nothing to
finding C. eat since 8'o clock,
trying finding this morning.
D. No A. have had
improvement nothing B. has
had nothing C.
Answer: Option A did have
We did not see following
this movie yet. C. for Whatever to our
A. have seen D. No improvement other problems. we
B. have not have no
seen C. have Answer: Option B shortcoming to
seen cheap labour in
D. No improvement India.
All, but her, had A.
Answer: Option B made an attempt. default
A. All, but she, B.
B. All, but deficit
My friend was in herself, C. C.
hospital for a week All, but her, scarcit
after an accident. D. No improvement y
A. D. No improvement
through Answer: Option A
B. Answer: Option C

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24. I have lived in 26. I shall not go
28. Due to these
Delhi untill I reason we
since I was four. am invited. are all in favour of
A. am living A. till I am invited universal
compulsory
B. lived B. Unless I am education.
invited
C. had lived C. if not I am invited A. Out of these
reasons
D. No improvement D. No improvement B. For these reasons
C. By these reasons
Answer: Option D Answer: Option B D. No improvement
25. This telephone 27. He died in the Answer: Option B
number year
is not existing. 1960 at 11pm on 14
July.
A. has not existed A. on 14 July in the
year
B. does not exist 1960 at 11pm
C. has not been B. in the year 1960
existing on 14
D. No improvement July at 11pm
C. at 11pm on 14
July in
Answer: Option B the year 1960
D. No improvement
Answer: Option C
213 | P a g e
Sentence Formation
1. 4. 7.
1. I 1. medicine 1. him
2. immediately 2. a 2. the
3. salary 3. Neeta 3. to
4. my 4. given 4. charge
5. want 5. was 5. handover
A. 43152 A. 51423 A. 42531
B. 15432 B. 25431 B. 51342
C. 25143 C. 15423 C. 41352
D. 42351 D. 42531 D. 45231
E. 45132 E. 35421 E. 52431
Answer: Option B Answer: Option E Answer: Option E
2. 5. 8.

1. do 1. of 1. seen
2. today 2. we 2. going
3. you 3. heard 3. you
4. must 4. him 4. him
5. it 5. had 5. have
A. 34152 A. 42351 A. 35214
B. 25413 B. 52341 B. 35142
C. 12543 C. 25341 C. 32514
D. 51324 D. 25431 D. 35124
E. 45213 E. 25314 E. 53124
Answer: Option A Answer: Option E Answer: Option B
3. 6. 9.

1. left 1. at 1. bag?
2. the 2. it 2. you
3. house 3. take 3. seen
4. he 4. once 4. have
5. suddenly 5. away 5. my
A. 12435 A. 23514 A. 51432
B. 21354 B. 14352 B. 43512
C. 45123 C. 32514 C. 42351
D. 52341 D. 53214 D. 42153
E. 24135 E. 42315 E. 21435
Answer: Option C Answer: Option C Answer: Option C

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10. 12. 14.
1. killed 1. tea 1. I
2. a 2. have 2. help
3. Jaswant 3. that 3. not
4. bear 4. some 4. you
5. wild 5. before 5. did
A. 31254 A. 43251 A. 24351
B. 53124 B. 24315 B. 15324
C. 23145 C. 24153 C. 45231
D. 43125 D. 52431 D. 43152
E. 15234 E. 41325 E. 52431
Answer: Option A Answer: Option C Answer: Option B
11. 13. 15.

1. was 1. not 1. not


2. and 2. hotel 2. Hari
3. Suresh 3. comfortable 3. away
4. kind 4. was 4. run
5. loving 5. the 5. did
A. 31425 A. 34521 A. 13542
B. 54213 B. 53412 B. 35412
C. 34251 C. 34152 C. 52431
D. 15243 D. 41352 D. 25143
E. 12345 E. 52413 E. 21345
Answer: Option A Answer: Option E Answer: Option D

215 | P a g e
Ordering Of Words
1. 3. 5.
When he Then Since the beginning
of
P : did not know P : it struck me history
Q : he was nervous Q : of course P : have managed to
and catch
R : heard the hue R : suitable it was Q : the Eskimos and
and cry Red
at midnight S : how eminently Indians
S : what to do R : by a very
difficulty
The Proper sequence method
The Proper sequence should be: S : a few specimens
of this
should be: A. SPQR aquatic animal
A. RQPS B. QSRP
B. QSPR C. PSRQ The Proper sequence
C. SQPR D. QPSR should be:
D. PQRS A. QRPS
Answer: Option C B. SQPR
Answer: Option A C. SQRP
D. QPSR
4. Answer: Option D

2. I read an
advertisement
It has been that said
established that
P : Einstein was P : posh, air- 6.
conditioned
Q : although a great Q : gentleman of A French woman
taste
scientist R : are available for P : committed
suicide
R : weak in S : fully furnished Q : where she had
arithmetic rooms put up
S : right from his R : who had come to
school
days The Proper sequence Calcutta
should be: S : by jumping from
the
The Proper sequence A. PQRS first floor balcony of
the
should be: B. PSRQ hotel
A. SRPQ C. PSQR
B. QPRS D. SRPQ The Proper sequence
C. QPSR should be:
D. RQPS Answer: Option B A. PRQS
B. QSRP
Answer: Option B C. RPSQ
D. SRQP
Answer: Option C

216 | P a g e
7. 9. 11.
The national unity of They felt safer If you need help
a free
people P : to watch the P : promptly and
mountain politely
P : to make it Q : of more than five Q : ask for
impracticable miles attendants
Q : for there to be an R : as they settled R : to help our
down customers
arbitrary S : from a distance S : who have
administration instructions
R : depends upon a
sufficiently even The Proper sequence The Proper sequence
balance of
political power should be: should be:
S : against a A. RPSQ A. SQPR
revolutionary
opposition that is B. RSQP B. QPSR
irreconcilably C. PQSR C. QSRP
opposed to it
The Proper sequence D. PRSQ D. SQRP

should be: Answer: Option A Answer: Option C


A. QRPS
B. QRSP
C. RPQS
D. RSPQ 10. 12.
People It is easier
Answer: Option D P : at his dispensary P : to venture into
space
Q : went to him Q : for men
R : of all professions R : beneath their
feet
S : for medicine and S : than to explore
8. treatment
The grocer The Proper sequence
P : did not listen to The Proper sequence should be:
the
protests of customer should be: A. QRPS
Q : who was in the A. QPRS B. QPSR
habit of
weighing less B. RPQS C. PSRQ
R : whom he had C. RQSP D. PQSR
cheated
S : with great D. QRPS Answer: Option B
audacity

The Proper sequence Answer: Option C


should be:
A. PRSQ
B. QSPR
C. QPRS
D. PQSR
Answer: Option C

217 | P a g e
13. 15. 17.
It was to be In the darkness When it began to
rain
P : before their P : the long, narrow suddenly on the first
school beard of
examination Q : was clearly January
visible with
Q : which was due to R : the tall stooping P : to celebrate the
start figure new
R : the last of the doctor year
expedition
S : in a month's S : and the aquiline
Q : we ran for
nose shelter
R : to the
neighbouring
The Proper sequence The Proper sequence house
should be: should be: S : where many
people had
A. SRQP A. RQPS gathered
B. RQSP B. PSQR
C. RPQS C. RSQP The Proper sequence
D. SPRQ D. QPRS should be:
A. QRPS
Answer: Option C Answer: Option A B. PSQR
C. PRSQ
D. QRSP
14. 16. Answer: Option D

This time We have to


P : exactly what he P : as we see it
had
been told Q : speak the truth
Q : the young man R : there is falsehood 18.
did and
R : beyond his weakness He told us that
dreams
S : and the plan S : even if all around P : and enjoyed it
succeeded us
immensely
The Proper sequence The Proper sequence Q : in a prose
translation
should be: should be: R : he had read
Milton
A. QPRS A. RQSP S : which he had
borrowed
B. QPSR B. QRPS from his teacher
C. PQSR C. RSQP
D. QSRP D. QPSR The Proper sequence
should be:
Answer: Option B Answer: Option D A. RSQP
B. QRPS
C. RQSP
D. RQPS
Answer: Option C

218 | P a g e
19. 21. 23.
He knew that Of many artists It is easy to excuse
P : and then to save P : those who P : but it is hard
impressed
himself me the most Q : in a boy of
fourteen
Q : was to save all Q : I was a child R : the mischief of
the lives early
R : entrusted to hisR : but those with childhood
care unique
S : the duty of a personalities off S : to tolerate even
captain stage
S : were not always unavoidable faults
the
The Proper sequence successful ones
should be: The Proper sequence
A. PQRS The Proper sequence should be:
B. SQRP should be: A. RPQS
C. SPRQ A. SRQP B. QRSP
D. QSRP B. QRSP C. QRPS
C. RSPQ D. RPSQ
Answer: Option B D. QPSR Answer: Option D

Answer: Option D
20.

It is not, therefore 24.


P : that I pay a 22. The majestic
tribute mahogany
Q : to conductors as As a disease table
a class
R : with any feeling P : and breaks up P : belongs to an old
of marriages prince
unfriendliness Q : accidents and Q : which has one
suicides leg
S : to a particular R : alcoholism leads missing
member to
of that class S : affecting all ages
R : who is no
impoverished
S : but not without
some
The Proper sequence The Proper sequence pride
should be: should be:
A. PQRS A. SRPQ The Proper sequence
B. RQPS B. RPSQ should be:
C. RSPQ C. SRQP A. PQSR
D. PSRQ D. RQPS B. QRSP
C. PRSQ
Answer: Option C Answer: Option C D. QPRS
Answer: Option D

219 | P a g e
25. 27. 29.
Education is He was so kind and There was
P : of the proper generous that P : needed for it
sense of everyday
responsibilities P : he not only life
Q : the first need Q : made others do Q : a time when each
so
R : in a citizen R : but also family
S : for the S : helped them R : for itself most of
development himself the
things it
The Proper sequence The Proper sequence S : actually produced
should be: should be:
A. SQPR A. PSRQ The Proper sequence
B. QSRP B. SPQR should be:
C. QSPR C. PRSQ A. QRSP
D. PQRS D. QPRS B. RQPS
C. RSPQ
Answer: Option C Answer: Option A D. QSRP
Answer: Option D

26. 28.

It would We went
P : appear from his P : along the railway 30.
line
statement Q : and had a right to Little
Q : about the policy R : where other P : that he had been
of people not let
management allowed to go down
R : in dealing with S : but daddy Q : stood by all these
the belonged to years
strike the railway R : did he realise
S : that he was quite S : by a colleague
in the whom he
dark The Proper sequence had
should be:
The Proper sequence A. RPQS The Proper sequence
should be: B. PRSQ should be:
A. RPSQ C. RSQP A. RPSQ
B. PSQR D. PRQS B. RSQP
C. RQPS C. QSRP
D. PRQS Answer: Option B D. QSPR
Answer: Option B Answer: Option A

220 | P a g e
31. 33. 35.
I saw that I was The appearance
P : but seeing my P : and stay fro few P : this dinosaurs
host in days in were at
this mood Delhi their peak
Q : I deemed it Q : when my father Q : of the first
proper to told mammals
take leave me on the earth
R : as I had R : very excited R : at the time when
frequently
done before S : that I could go S : went almost
with him unnoticed
S : it had been my
intention to pass the The Proper sequence The Proper sequence
night
there should be: should be:
A. PQRS A. SRPQ
The Proper sequence B. RQSP B. QSRP
should be: C. QRSP C. QRPS
A. QPSR D. SPQR D. RPQS
B. QRPS
C. SPQR Answer: Option B Answer: Option C
D. SRPQ
Answer: Option D

34. 36.
work is the one thing By this time
P : and without it P : at the railway
station
32. Q : that is necessary Q : reported mass
looting
It is very easy R : to keep the world R : reports of
going violence
P : a great deal more S : we should all die were flooding in
than
one realises S : which police
dispatches
Q : may mean The Proper sequence
R : that a phrase that should be: The Proper sequence
one
does not quite A. QPSR should be:
understand
S : to persuade B. RPQS A. RSPQ
oneself
C. SRPQ B. SPRQ
The Proper sequence D. QRPS C. SQRP
should be: D. RSQP
A. RSQP Answer: Option D
B. SPQR Answer: Option C
C. SRQP
D. RQPS
Answer: Option B

221 | P a g e
37. 39. 41.
Then the women Though he dialled He sat
P : lamenting their frequently P : through the Town
evil Hall
desire P : on telephone Park
Q : that had brought Q : my brother could Q : which flanked a
not path
R : wept loudly contact me running
S : this sorrow upon R : and had left no R : under the boughs
them
information S : of a spreading
tamarind
The Proper sequence S : as I had gone out tree
of
should be: office
A. RPQS The Proper sequence
B. RQPS The Proper sequence should be:
C. PQSR should be: A. PQSR
D. PRQS A. QPRS B. RSQP
B. SQRP C. RSPQ
Answer: Option A C. QPSR D. PRSQ
D. SPQR
Answer: Option B
38. Answer: Option C

Women
P : till the other day 42.
Q : who were content 40. I don't remember
being housewives He said P : I saw a man
dying in
R : about spending P : here is the cat front of a hospital
their
time cooking Q : throughout the Q : but when I left
night
S : now sound R : which had been lucknow in 1984
apologetic paying
havoc with things R : hit apparently by
a fast
The Proper sequence S : that ate the rat moving car
should be: S : the exact date
A. PQRS The Proper sequence
B. RSPQ should be: The Proper sequence
C. QPSR A. PSQR should be:
D. RQPS B. PSRQ A. SQRP
C. QPRS B. SQPR
Answer: Option C D. QRPS C. QRPS
Answer: Option B D. SPRQ

Answer: Option B

222 | P a g e
43. 45. 47.
It was The master P: We must read
P : in keeping with P : who was very P : if we want to
my loyal to absorb
mood him the fruits of great
literature
Q : a soft summer Q : punished the Q : but with
evening servant
R : as I walked R : without giving concentration
sedately any valid
S : in the direction reason R : them not as we
of new do
house S : when he left the cricket stories
work
unfinished S : undefined
The Proper
sequence
should be: The Proper sequence The Proper
sequence
A. SRPQ should be: should be:
B. QRPS A. RQPS A. QPSR
C. QPRS B. RQSP B. PSQR
D. SQPR C. QPSR C. PRSQ
Answer: Option C D. QRPS D. PRQS

Answer: Option C Answer: Option A

44. 46. 48.


All such students With her body I enclose
P : get success P : dragging her P : and the
unwilling postage
Q : who are honest feet Q : a postal
and order
hard-working Q : weak and infirm R : the price of
books
R : and recognition R : doubled with age S : which will
cover
S : in very walk of S : she persisted in
life her
mission The Proper
sequence
The Proper should be:
sequence
should be: The Proper A. RPSQ
sequence
A. SPRQ should be: B. QSPR
B. PRQS A. PQRS C. QSRP
C. QPRS B. QPRS D. QPSR
D. PSRQ C. RQPS
D. SRPQ Answer: Option
C
Answer: Option C Answer: Option C

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Ordering Of Sentences: Section 1
can call this force of
1. attraction gravity.
S1: Smoke oozed up between
the planks. The Proper sequence should
P : Passengers were told to be:
be ready to quit the ship. PRQS
Q : The rising gale PRSQ
fanned the QSRP
smouldering fire. QSPR
R : Everyone now knew there
was fire on board. Answer: Option D
S : Flames broke out here and
there.
S6: Most people bore the shock
bravely.

The Proper sequence should


be:
RSQP
PQRS
SQPR
QSRP

Answer: Option D

2.
S1: A force of exists between
everybody in the universe.
P : Normally it is very small
but when the one of the bodies
is a planet, like earth, the force
is considerable.
Q : It has been investigated by
many scientists including
Galileo and Newton. R :
Everything on or near the
surface of the earth is attracted
by the mass of earth. S : This
gravitational force depends on
the mass of the bodies
involved.
S6: The greater the mass,
the greater is the earth's
force of attraction on it. We
4.
3. S1: For some time in his youth
S1: Calcutta unlike other Abraham Lincoln was
cities kepts its trams. manager for a shop.
P : As a result there P : Then a chance Customer
horrendous congestion. would come. Q : Young Lincoln
Q : It was going to be the first way of keeping shop was
in South Asia. entirely unlike anyone else's.
R : They run down the centre of R : Lincoln would jump up and
the road. S : To ease in the city attend to his needs and then
decided to build an revert to his reading. S : He
underground railway line. used to lie full length on the
S6: The foundation stone was counter of the shop eagerly
laid in reading a book.
1972. S6: Never before had
Lincoln had so much time
The Proper sequence should
for reading as had then.
be:
PRSQ The Proper sequence should
PSQR be:
SQRP SRQP
RPSQ QSPR
SQRP
Answer: Option D QPSR

Answer: Option B

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5. The Proper sequence should
S1: All the land was be:
covered by the ocean. SRQP
P : The leading god fought the QPSR
monster, killed it and chopped RSPQ
its body in to two halves. QSRP
Q : A terrible monster
prevented the gods from Answer: Option A
separating the land from the
water.
R : The god made the sky out
of the upper part of the body
and ornamented it with stars.
S : The god created the
earth from the lower part,
grew plants on it and
populated it with animals.
S6: The god moulded the first
people out of clay according to
his own image and mind.

The Proper sequence should


be:
PQRS
PQSR
QPSR
QPRS

Answer: Option D

6.
S1: Smoke oozed up between
the planks.
P : Passengers were told to
be ready to quit the ship.
Q : The rising gale
fanned the
smouldering fire.
R : Everyone now knew there
was fire on board.
S : Flames broke out here and
there.
S6: Most people bore the shock
bravely.
7.
S1: You know my wife,
Madhavi, always urged me to 8.
give up smoking. P : I really S1: When a satellite is
gave it up. launched, the rocket begins
Q : And so When I went to jail I by going slowly upwards
said to myself I really must through the air.
give it up, if for no other P : However, the higher it
reason than of being self- goes, the less air it meets.
reliant. Q : As the rocket goes higher,
R : When I emerged from jail, it travels faster.
I wanted to tell her of my R : For the atmosphere
great triumph. becomes thinner.
S : But when I met her, S : As a result there is less
there she was with a packet friction. S6: Consequently,
of cigarettes. the rocket still does not
S6: poor girl!. become too hot.

The Proper sequence should The Proper sequence should


be: be:
PSRQ QPRS
SPQR QSPR
QPRS PQRS
RSPQ PQSR

Answer: Option C Answer: Option A


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9. The Proper sequence should
S1: A father having offered to be:
take the baby out in a A. RQPS B. QPRS
perambulator, was tempted by C. RSQP D. SPQR
the sunny morning to slip into
a pub for a glass of beer. Answer: Option D
P : Indignant at her husband's
behaviour, she decided to
teach him a lesson.
Q : She wheeled away the
pram.
R : A little later, his wife came
by, where to her horror, she
discovered her sleeping baby.
S : Leaving the pram
outside, he disappeared
inside the bar.
S6: She waited for him,
anticipating the white face and
quivering lips which would
soon appear with the news that
the baby had been stolen.
The Proper sequence should
be:
A. SRPQ B. RQPS
C. SPQR D. PQSR
Answer: Option A

10.
S1: The city is almost a slum
and stinks most of time.
P : The slush on the road did
not deter them.
Q : The occasional slips and
falls were considered a small
price to pay for the trip.
R : They were excited,
fascinated by the sight of
fresh snow on the roads.
S : Even so, it looked beautiful
to tourists of various
categories.
S6: But some visitors came
away with the unforgettable
sight of young labours scantily
clad.
11. 12.
S1: Venice is a strange and S1: The Hound of Baskervilles
beautiful city in the north of was feared by the people of the
Italy. area.
P : There are about four P : Some people spoke of
hundred old stone bridges seeing a huge, shadowy form
joining the island of Venice. Q : a Hound at midnight on the
In this city there are no motor moor.
cars, no horses, no buses. Q : But they spoke of it in
R : These small islands are tones of horror.
near one another. R : Nobody had actually seen
S : It is not an island but a the hound. S : This shadowy
hundred and seventeen form did not reveal any details
islands. about the animal.
S6: This is because Venice has S6: The Hound of
no streets. Baskervilles remains an
unsolved mystery.
The Proper sequence should
be: The Proper sequence should
PQRS be:
PRQS SPQR
SRPQ SPRQ
PQSR PSRQ
PQRS
Answer: Option C
Answer: Option A

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13. The Proper sequence should
S1: A gentleman who lived be:
alone always had two plates SQPR
placed on the table at dinner SPRQ
time. SQRP
P : One day just as he sat SRQP
down to dine, the cat rushed
in to the room. Answer: Option A
Q : One plate was for himself
and other was for his cat.
R : she drooped a mouse into
her own plate and another
into her master plate.
S : He used to give the cat a
piece of meat from his own
plate.
S6: In this way the cat
showed her gratitude to
her master.

The Proper sequence should


be:
QSPR
PSRQ
QRSP
RPQS

Answer: Option A

14.
S1: Ants eat worms,
centipedes and spiders.
P : They are usually much
quicker than the ant itself.
Q : Nevertheless, these
animals do not make easy
game for ants.
R : Besides, they have an
extraordinary number of
ways of escaping.
S : They also eat larvae and
insect adults such as flies,
moths and spring tails.
S6: Some jump, and some
give out a pungent
repellent substance.
15. S1: Hungary, with a population
S1: Satyajit Ray made of about 10 million, lies
several films for children. between Czechoslovakia to the
P : Later film makers have north and Yugoslavia to the
followed his lead. south. P : Here a great deal of
Q : Today other nations are grain is grown. Q : In recent
making the children's film in years, however, progress has
a big way. been made also in the field of
R : This was at a time when no industrialisation.
director considered children as R : Most of this country
potential audience. S : Ray consists of an extremely fertile
was, thus, a pioneer in the plain, through which the river
field. S6: But today few think of Danube flows.
Ray as a maker of children's S : In addition to grain,
films. the plain produces
potatoes, sugar, wine and
The Proper sequence should livestock.
be: S6: The new industries
PSRQ derive mainly from
RSQP agricultural production.
RSPQ
SQRP The Proper sequence should
be:
Answer: Option C QRSP
RPSQ
PRSQ
16. RQSP

Answer: Option B
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17. S : We had been cautioned
S1: Palaeobotany is the study about beggars and were told
of fossil plants preserved in to ignore them.
rocks dating back in millions S6: Finally a man walked over
of years. to me and whispered, "Hey
P : Records of the history of buddy this guy is your waiter
the world are contained in and he wants your order".
fossils. The Proper sequence should
Q : Through the ages, plants
be:
have evolved from simple to
A. SQRP B. SQPR
more complex forms.
R : First there were water C. QSRP D. QSPR
plants then land plants Answer: Option C
appeared during the Paleozoic
era. S : But since the fossil
remains appear locked in rock
layers, they are closely related
to the geologist area of
investigation.
S6: The fossil plants indicate
the age of the rock, and also
point to facts regarding
climate, temperature and
topography.
The Proper sequence should
be:
RQSP
SQRP
PSQR
QRPS
Answer: Option D

18.
S1: On vacation in Tangier,
Morocco, my friend and I sat
down at a street cafe.
P : At one point, he bent over
with a big smile, showing me,
a single gold tooth and a
dingy fez.
Q : soon I felt the presence of
someone standing alongside
me.
R : But this one wouldn't
budge.
19. S1: Biological evolution has
S1: And then Gandhi came. not fitted man to any specific
P : Get off the backs of these environment.
peasants and workers, he told P : It is by no means a
us, all you who live by their biological evolution, but it is a
exploitation. cultural one. Q : His
Q : He was like a powerful imagination, his reason, his
current of fresh air, like a emotional subtlety and
beam of light, like a toughness, makes it possible
whirlwind that upset many for him not to accept the
things. environment but to change.
R : He spoke their language R : And that series of
and constantly dre their inventions by which man from
attention to their appalling age by age has reshaped his
conditions. environment is a different kind
S : He didn't descent from of evolution.
the top, he seemed to S : Among the multitude of
emerge from the masses of animals which scamper,
India. burrow swim around us he is
S6: Political freedom took new in the only one who is not
shape and then acquired a new locked in to his environment.
content. S6: That brilliant sequence of
cultural peaks can most
The Proper sequence should appropriately be termed the
be: ascent of man.
A. QSRP B. SRQP
C. RSQP D. PRSQ The Proper sequence should
be:
Answer: Option B A. QPRS B. SRQP
C. QRSP D. SQRP
20.
Answer: Option C
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21. RSPQ
S1: The dictionary is the QPSR
best friend of you task. PSQR
P : That may not be possible
always. Answer: Option C
Q : It is wise to look it up
immediately. R : Then it must
be firmly written on the
memory and traced at the first
opportunity.
S : Never allow a strange
word to pass unchallenged.
S6: soon you will realize that
this is an exciting task.

The Proper sequence should


be:
PQRS
SPQR
QRPS
SQPR

Answer: Option D

22.
S1: The Bhagavadgita
recognises the nature of
man and the needs of man.
P : All these three aspects
constitute the nature of man.
Q : It shows how the human
being is rational one, an ethical
one and a spiritual one.
R : More than all, it must be
a spiritual experience.
S : Nothing can give him
fulfilment unless it satisfies
his reason, his ethical
conscience.
S6: A man whom does not
harmonise them, is not truly
human.

The Proper sequence should


be:
PSRQ
23. S1: In 1934, William Golding
S1: I usually sleep quite well published a small volume of
in the train, but this time I poems.
slept only a little. P : During the World War
P : Most people wanted it II(1939-45) he joined the Royal
shut and I wanted it open. Navy and was present at the
Q : As usual, I got angry sinking of the Bismarck.
about the window. Q : He returned to teaching in
R : The quarrel left me 1945 and gave it up in 1962,
completely upset. and is now a full time writer.
S : There were too many R : In 1939, he married and
people too much huge started teaching at Vishop
luggage all around. Wordsworth school in
S6: It was shut all night, as Salisbury.
usual. S : At first his novels were not
accepted. S6: But the Lord of
The Proper sequence should the files which came out in
be: 1954 was welcomed as "a
RSQP most absorbing and
SQPR instructive tale".
SQRP
RSPQ The Proper sequence should
be:
Answer: Option B RPQS
RPSQ
SRPQ
24. SQPR

Answer: Option A

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25. The Proper sequence should
S1: The future beckons to us. be:
P : In fact we have hard QRPS
work ahead. Q : Where do QSPR
we go and what shall be our QRSP
endeavour? QPRS
R : We shall also have to
fight and end poverty, Answer: Option A
ignorance and disease.
S : It will be to bring
freedom and oppurtunity
to the common man.
S6: There is no resting for any
one of us till we redeem our
pledge in full.

The Proper sequence should


be:
PSRQ
QPSR
QSRP
SRPQ

Answer: Option C

26.
S1: Most of the universities in
the country are now facing
financial crisis.
P : Cost benefit yardstick thus
should not be applied in the
case of universities.
Q : The current state of affairs
cannot be allowed to continue
for long.
R : Universities cannot be
equated with commercial
enterprises.
S : Proper development of
universities and colleges
must be ensured.
S6: The Government should
realise this before it is too
late.
27. Answer: Option B
S1: While talking to a group,
one should feel self-confident
and courageous. 28.
P : Nor is it a gift S1: A ceiling on urban
bestowed by property.
providence on only a P : No mill-owner could own
few. factories or mills or plants.
Q : One should also learn how Q : And mass circulation
to think calmly and clearly. papers.
R : It is like the ability to R : Would mean that.
play golf. S : It is not as S : No press magnate could
difficult as most men own printing presses.
imagine. S6: since their value would
S6: Any man can develop his exceed the ceiling fixed by
capacity if he has the desire to the government.
do so.
The Proper sequence should
The Proper sequence should be:
be: QSRP
SQPR RPSQ
QSPR SRPQ
QRSP QPSR
RSQP
Answer: Option B

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29. QPSR
S1: The art of growing old is QPRS
one which the passage of time PSRQ
has forced upon my attention.
P : One of these is undue Answer: Option B
absorption in the past.
Q : One's thought must be
directed to the future and to
things about which there is
something to be done.
R : Psychologically, there are
two dangers to be guarded
against in old age.
S : It does not do to live in
memories, in regrets for the
good old days, or in sadness
about friend who are dead.
S6: This is not always easy
one's own past is gradually
increasing weight.

The Proper sequence should


be:
QSRP
RPQS
RPSQ
QPRS

Answer: Option C

30.
S1: I keep on flapping my big
ears all day. P : They also fear
that I will flip them all away.
Q : But children wonder why I
flap them so.
R : I flap them so to make
sure they are safely there on
either side of my head. S :
But I know what I am doing.
S6: Am I not a smart,
intelligent elephant?

The Proper sequence should


be:
SRQP
31. 32.
S1: Once King Shantnu met a S1: Reliogion is not a
young and beautiful fisher girl. matter of mere dogmatic
P : He went to the fisherman conformity.
and asked him for her asked P : It is not merely going
him for her hand in marriage. through the ritual
Q : The King was extremely prescribed to us.
sad and returned to his Q : It is not a question of
palace. ceremonial piety.
R : He fell in love with the R : Unless that kind of
fisher girl. transformation occurs, you
S : The fisherman agreed to it are not an authentically
condition that the son of his religious man.
daughter should be heir to the S : It is the remarking of your
throne of Hastinapur. own self, the transformation
S6: Devavrata, the King's son, of your nature.
asked him the reason of his S6: A man of that character is
sadness. free from fear, free from
hatred.
The Proper sequence should
be: The Proper sequence should
PQRS be:
RPSQ SPRQ
QSPR QPSR
PSQR PSRQ
SPQR
Answer: Option B
Answer: Option B

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33. The Proper sequence should
S1: We speak today of self- be:
determination in politics. A. RQSP B. QRPS
P : So long as one is conscious C. SRPQ D. PQRS
of a restraint, it is possible to
resist it or to near it as a Answer: Option A
necessary evil and to keep free
in spirit.
Q : Slavery begins when one
ceases to feel that restraint
and it depends on if the evil is
accepted as good.
R : There is, however, a
subtler domination
exercised in the sphere of
ideas by one culture to
another.
S : Political subjection
primarily means restraint on
the outer life of people.
S6: Cultural subjection is
ordinarily of an unconscious
character and it implies
slavery from the very start.

The Proper sequence should


be:
A. SPRQ B. RSQP
C. SPQR D. RSPQ

Answer: Option C

34.
S1: Once upon a time an ant
lived on the bank of river.
P : The dove saw the ant
struggling in water in a
helpless condition.
Q : All its efforts to come up
is failed. R : One day it
suddenly slipped in to water.
S : A dove lived in the tree on
the bank not far from the
spot.
S6: She was touched.
35.
S1: The December dance 36.
and music season in S1: There is a touching story of
Madras is like the annual Professor Hardy visiting
tropical cyclone. Ramanujan as he lay
P : A few among the new desperately ill in hospital at
aspirants dazzle witht he Putney.
colour of youth, like fresh P : 'No Hardy, that is not a
saplings. dull number in the very least.
Q : It rains an abundance of Q : Hardy, who was a very shy
music for over a fortnight. man, could not find the words
R : Thick clouds expectation for his distress. R : It was
charge the atmosphere with 1729.
voluminous advertisements. S : The best he could do, as he
S : At the end of it one is left got to the beside was "I say
with the feeling that the music Ramanujan, I thought the
of only those artists seasoned number of taxi I came down in
by careful nurturing, stands was a very dull number".
tall like well-routed trees. S6: It is the lowest number
S6: Many a hastily planed that can be expressed in two
shrub gets washed away in different ways as the sum of
the storm. two cubes.
The Proper sequence should The Proper sequence should
be: be:
A. RQPS B. QRPS A. RPQS B. RPSQ
C. RQSP D. QRSP C. PRQS D. QPRS
Answer: Option B Answer: Option B

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37. C. QSRP D. PSRQ
S1: Politeness is not a quality
possessed by only one nation Answer: Option D
or race.
P : One may observe that a
man of one nation will remove
his hat or fold his hands by
way of greetings when he
meets someone he knows.
Q : A man of another country
will not to do so.
R : It is a quality to be found
among all peoples and
nations in every corner of the
earth.
S : Obviously, each person
follows the custom of his
particular country.
S6: In any case, we should
not mock at others habits.

The Proper sequence should


be:
A. RPQS B. RPSQ
C. PRQS D. QPRS

Answer: Option B

38.
S1: Throughout history man
has used energy from the
sun.
P : Today, when we burn wood
or use electric current we are
drawing an energy. Q :
However we now have a new
supply of energy.
R : All our ordinary life
depends on sun.
S : This has come from the sun.
S6: This energy comes from
inside atoms.

The Proper sequence should


be:
A. SQPR B. RQPS
39. S1: But how does a new word
S1: This weather-vane get into the dictionary?
often tops a church spire, P : When a new dictionary is
tower or high building. P : being edited, a lexicographer
They are only wind-vanes. collects all the alphabetically
Q : Neither alone can tell us arranged citation slips for a
what the weather will be. particular word.
R : They are designed to point Q : The dictionary makers
to direction from which the notice it and make a note of
wind is coming. S : Just as the it on a citation slip.
barometer only tells us the R : The moment new word is
pressure of air, the weather- coined, it usually enter the
vane tells us the direction of spoken language.
wind. S : The word then passes from
S6: The weather-vane can, the realm of hearing to the
however give us some realm of writing.
indication of other. S6: He sorts them according to
their grammatical function, and
The Proper sequence should carefully writes a definition.
be:
A. PQRS B. PSRQ The Proper sequence should
C. PRSQ D. SPQR be:
A. PQRS B. PRSQ
Answer: Option D C. RQPS D. RSQP

Answer: Option C
40.

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41. country into a top power of the
S1: Growing up means not only world.
getting larger, but also using S : No free government can
our sense and our brain is to call for compulsory sacrifice
become more aware of things and suffering from the whole
around us. people.
P : Not only does he have a S6: Nehru himself became the
memory but he is able to think chairman of the commission.
and reason. The Proper sequence should
Q : In this, man differs be:
from all other animals.
R : Before we spray our A. PSQR B. SRQP
roadside plants or turn sewage C. QPRS D. RQSP
in to our rivers, we should Answer: Option D
pause to think what the results
of our action are likely to do.
S : This is to say, he is able to
plan what he is is going to do
in the light of his experience
before he does it.
S6: In other words, we must
develop and use our ability to
reason, because the
destruction or the preservation
of the places in which we live
depend on us.
The Proper sequence should
be:
A. QRSP B. SPQR
C. SPRQ D. QPSR
Answer: Option D

42.
S1: Jawaharlal Nehru was the
greatest plan-enthusiast.
P : Under Nehru's advice,
the pre-Independent
congress set up National
Planning Commission in
1938.
Q : But he forgot that what
could be achieved by force
under the communist
dictatorship of Russia was not
possible under the democratic
set up of India.
R : He took the idea from Russia
where Five year plans
transformed a very backward
43.
S1: Duryodhana was a wicked Answer: Option C
prince.
P : one day Bhima made
Duryodhana fall from a tree 44.
from which Duryodhana was S1: Jawaharlal Nehru
stealing fruits. was born in Allahabad on
Q : He did not like that 14 Nov 1889.
Pandavas should be loved and P : Nehru meet Mahatma
respected by the people of Gandhi in February 1920.
Hastinapur Q : In 1905 he was sent to
R : Duryodhana specially hated London to study at a school
Bhima. called Haroow.
S : Among the Pandavas, R : He became the first Prime
Bhima was extraordinary Minister of Independent India
strong and powerful. on 15 August 1947. S : He
S6: This enraged Duryodhana married Kamla Kaul in 1915.
so much that he began to S6: He died on 27 May 1964.
think of removing Bhima
The Proper sequence should
from his way.
be:
The Proper sequence should QRPS
be: QSPR
PSQR RPQS
QPRS SQRP
QSPR
PSRQ Answer: Option B

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45. PQSR
S1: It was a dark moonless RQPS
night. SRPQ
P : He turned over the
pages, reading passages Answer: Option B
here and there.
Q : He heard them on the
floor.
R : The poet took down his
books of poems from his
shelves.
S : Some of them contained
his earliest writings which he
had almost forgotten. S6:
They all seemed to him to be
poor and ordinary mere
childish words.

The Proper sequence should


be:
RPQS
RQSP
RSPQ
RPSQ

Answer: Option D

46.
S1: I had halted on the road.
P : As soon as I saw the
elephant I knew I should not
shoot him.
Q : It is a serious matter
to shoot a working
elephant.
R : I knew that his 'must'
was already passing off.
S : The elephant was
standing 8 yards from the
road.
S6: I decided to watch him
for a while and then go
home.

The Proper sequence should


be:
SPQR
47. A. PQRS B. QRPS
S1: There is only one monkey C. QSPR D. RPSQ
we can thoroughly
recommend as an indoor pet. Answer: Option B
P : They quickly die from
colds and coughs after the
first winter fogs. 48.
Q : It is beautiful and S1: A man can be physically
intelligent Capuchin confined within stone walls.
monkey. P : But his mind and spirit
R : The lively little Capuchins, will still be free.
however, may be left for years Q : Thus his freedom of
in an English house without action may be restricted.
the least danger to their R : His hopes and aspiration
health. still remain with him.
S : The Marmosets, it is true, S : Hence, he will be free
are more beautiful than a spiritually if not physically.
Capuchins and just as S6: No tyranny can intimidate
pleasing, but they are too a lover of liberty.
delicate for the English
climate. The Proper sequence should
S6: Finally let me say that no be:
other monkey has a better A. PQRS B. SRQP
temper or winning ways. C. QPRS D. QPSR

The Proper sequence should Answer: Option A


be:

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49. S6: Many Indian Institutes of
S1: Once upon atime there science and Technology run
lived three young men in a special programmes on
certain town of Hindustan. polymer science.
P : All the people of the
The Proper sequence should
neighbourhood were mortally
afraid of them. be:
Q : They were so powerful A. QRSP B. RSQP
that they could catch growing C. RQSP D. QRPS
lions and tear them to pieces. Answer: Option A
R : Someone told them that
they would become immortal
if they killed Death. S : The
young men believed
themselves to be very good
friends.
S6: All of them set out in
search of their foe called
Death.

The Proper sequence should


be:
QPRS
SQPR
RSQP
SRPQ
Answer: Option B

50.
S1: Metals are today being
replaced by polymers in
many applications.
P : Above all, they are cheaper
and easier to process making
them a viable alternative to
metals.
Q : Polymers are essentially a
long chains of hydrocarbon
molecules.
R : Today polymers as strong
as metals have been
developed.
S : These have replaced the
traditional chromium-plated
metallic bumpers in cars.
51. C. QSPR D. RSPQ
S1: Since the sixties there has Answer: Option A
been an increasing interest in
neurophysiology, which deals
with the neural bases of 52.
mental activity and behaviour. S1: An elderly lady suddenly
P : It has format which is very became blind. P : The doctor
similar to that of Brain and called daily and every time he
Language, a sister journal. took away some of her
Q : Since then, a number of furniture he liked. Q : At last
journals devoted entirely to she was cured and the doctor
this area of research have demanded his fee.
appeared. R : She agreed to pay a
R : Before the 1960's when large fee to the doctor
this field was the concern of a who would cure her.
small number of investigators, S : On being refused, the
research articles were doctor wanted to know the
scattered in various reason.
neurological journals. S6: The lady said that she had
S : Brain and cognition is one not been properly cured
such journal. because she could not see all
S6: So far the journal has his furniture.
published the mixture of The Proper sequence should
articles including reports be:
and investigations. A. PQRS B. RPQS
The Proper sequence should C. RSPQ D. RQPS
be:
A. RQSP B. QRSP Answer: Option B

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53. a certain part of the brain,
S1: What are the causes of while animals had no souls.
our chronic food shortage ? S6: Therefore some scientists
P : To find for these think that life is just a very
growing new millions is complicated mechanism.
desperate task. The Proper sequence should
Q : every year, we add more
than a crore of persons to our be:
population. A. PRSQ B. RPQS
R : Despite stupendous C. PSQR D. RQPS
efforts by our government, Answer: Option C
the population is growing
unabated.
S : The chief cause is the
population explosion.
S6: This unprecedented
growth can drag us to the
doors of starvation very soon.
The Proper sequence should
be:
A. QRSP B. SQPR
C. QPRS D. PSQR
Answer: Option B

54.
S1: Our ancestors thought
that anything which moved
itself was alive.
P : The philosopher
Descartes thought that both
men and animals were
machines.
Q : But a machine such as a
motorcar or a steamship
moves itself, as soon as
machines which moved
themselves had been made,
people asked "Is man a
machine?"
R : And before the days of
machinery that was a good
definition.
S : He also thought that the
human machine was partly
controlled by the soul action on
55.
S1: Payment for imports and 56.
exports is made through a S1: Moncure Conway devoted
system called foreign his life to two great objects
exchange. freedom of thought, and
P : The value of the money of freedom of the individual.
one country in relation to the P : They threaten both kinds of
money of other countries is freedom.
agreed upon. Q : But something also has
Q : These rates of exchange been lost. R : There are now
vary from time to time. dangers, somewhat different
R : For instance, an American in form from those of the past
dollar or a British pound ages.
sterling is worth certain S : In regard to both these
amounts in the money of other objects, something has been
countries. S : Sometimes a gained since his time. S6:
United States dollar is worth Unless a vigorous and vigilant
12 pesos in Mexico. public opinion can be aroused
S6: Another time it may be in defence of them, there will
worth eight pesos. be much less of both a hundred
years hence then there is now.
The Proper sequence should
be: The Proper sequence should
A. PQRS B. QPRS be:
C. PRQS D. RPQS A. PQRS B. QSPR
C. SQRP D. RSPQ
Answer: Option C
Answer: Option C

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57. The Proper sequence should
S1: The study of speech be:
disorders due to brain injury A. PSQR B. RPSQ
suggests that patients can C. QRPS D. SQRP
think without having adequate
control over their language. Answer: Option A
P : But they succeed in
playing games of chess.
Q : Some patients, for
example fail to find the
names of objects presented
to them.
R : They can even use the
concepts needed for chess
playing, though they are
unable to express many of the
concepts in ordinary language.
S : They even find it difficult to
interpret long written notices.
S6: How they manage to do
this we do not know.

The Proper sequence should


be:
A. PSQR B. RPSQ
C. QSPR D. SRPQ

Answer: Option C

58.
S1: A black haired, young
woman came tripping along.
P : She was leading a
young woman wearing a
hat.
Q : The woman swept it off and
tossed it in the air.
R : The child jumped up to
catch the hat.
S : The young man tossed
his head to shake the hat
back.
S6: Both disappeared from
view.
59. 60.
S1: We now know that the S1: Minnie went shopping one
oceans are very deep. morning.
P : For example, the Indian P : Disappointed She turned
ocean has a range called the around and returned to the
Indian Ridge. Q : Much of it parking lot.
is fairly flat. Q : She got out and walked to
R : However, there are great the nearest shop.
mountain ranges as well. R : She drove her car into the
S : On average the bottom is parking lot and stopped.
2.5 miles to 3.5 miles down. S : It was there that she
S6: This reaches from the realised that she'd forgotten
India to the Antarctic. her purse at home.
S6: She drove home with
The Proper sequence should an empty basket.
be:
SQPR The Proper sequence should
PQSR be:
RSQP RSQP
QPRS RQSP
PQRS
Answer: Option A QPRS

Answer: Option B

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61. QPSR
S1: Far away in a little
street there is a poor house. Answer: Option C
P : Her face is thin and worn
and her hands are coarse,
pricked by a needle, for she is
a seam stress.
Q : One of the windows is
open and through it I can
see a poor woman.
R : He has a fever and asking
for oranges.
S : In a bed in a corner of the
room her little boy is lying ill.
S6: His mother has nothing
to give but water, so he is
crying.

The Proper sequence should


be:
SRQP
PQSR
QPSR
RSPQ

Answer: Option C

62.
S1: A noise started above their
heads.
P : But people did not take it
seriously. Q : That was to show
everyone that there was
something wrong.
R : It was a dangerous thing to
do.
S : For, within minutes the
ship began to sink.
S6: Nearly 200 lives were
lost on the fateful day.

The Proper sequence should


be:
PQSR
PRQS
QPRS
63. S1: The path of Venus lies
S1: American private lies inside the path of the Earth.
may seem shallow. P : When at its farthest from
P : Students would walk away the Earth, Venus is 160
with books they had not paid million away
for. Q : With such a wide range
Q : A Chinese journalist between its greatest and leat
commented on a distances it is natural that at
curious institution: the library. sometimes Venus appears
R : Their public morality, much brighter than at others.
however, impressed R : No other body ever comes
visitors. so near the Earth, with the
S : But in general they exception of the Moon and
returned them. S6: This occasional comet or asteroid.
would not happen in china, S : When Venus is at its
he said. nearest to the earth it is only
26 million miles away. S6:
The Proper sequence should When at its brightest, it is
be: easily seen with the naked eye
A. PSQR B. QPSR in broad daylight.
C. RQPS D. RPSQ
The Proper sequence should
Answer: Option B be:
A. SRPQ B. SQRP
C. PSQR D. QPRS
64.
Answer: Option A

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65. Answer: Option C
S1: In India marriages
are usually arranged by
parents.
P : Sometimes boys and girls
do not like th idea of arranged
marriages.
Q : Most young people
accepts the state of affairs.
R : Shanta was like that.
S : They assume their parents
can make good choices.
S6: She felt she was a modern
girl and not subject for
bargaining.

The Proper sequence should


be:
SPRQ
PSRQ
QSPR
RQPS

Answer: Option C

66.
S1: She said on the phone that
she would report for duty next
day.
P : We waited for few days
then we decided to go to
her place. Q : But she did
not.
R : we found it locked.
S : Even after that we waited
for her quite a few days.
S6: Eventually we reported to
the police.

The Proper sequence should


be:
PRSQ
QPSR
QPRS
SQPR
67. P : During a period of
S1: Several sub -cities have drought, streams and rivers
been planned around capital. dried up, the cattle died from
P : Dwarga is the first thirst and were ruined.
among them. Q : They are Q : Many different things
expected to alleviate the affect the weather and we
problem of housing. have to study them
R : It is coming up in the carefully to make accurate
south west of capital. forecast.
S : It will cater to over one R : Ancient Egyptians had
million people when completed. no need of weather in the
S6: Hopefully the housing Nile Valley hardly ever
problem will not be as acute at changes.
present after these sub-cities S : In early times, when there
are built. were no instruments, such as
thermometer or the
The Proper sequence should barometer, man looked for
be: tell-tale signs in the sky.
A. QPRS B. PRSQ S6: He made his forecasts by
C. PQRS D. QRSP watching flights of the birds or
the way smoke rose from fire.
Answer: Option A
The Proper sequence should
be:
68. A. PRQS B. QPRS
S1: Forecasting the weather C. QRPS D. SPQR
has always been a difficult
business. Answer: Option B
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69. 70.
S1: As he passed beneath S1: Ms. Parasuram started a
her he heard the swish of Petrol Pump in Madras.
her wings. P : A total to 12 girls now
P : He was not falling head work at the pump.
long now. Q : She advertised in
Q : The monstrous terror newspapers for women
seized him. staff.
R : But it only lasted a R : They operate in 2 shifts.
minute. S : The response was good.
S : He could hear nothing. S6: Thus she has shown
S6: The next moment he felt the way for many others.
his wings spread outwards.
The Proper sequence should
The Proper sequence should be:
be: PQSR
PSQR SQPR
QSPR QSPR
QSRP PQRS
PRQS
Answer: Option C
Answer: Option C
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Ordering Of Sentences: Section 2
1. and other parts of the world in
the United States - have
S1: Sun birds are among
the smallest of Indian become something to celebrate
birds. and to nurture.
P : Though they are The Proper sequence should
functionally similar to the be:
humming birds of the New A. QRSP B. SQRP
World, they are totally C. SQPR D. QSRP
unrelated.
Q : They do eat insects too. Answer: Option B
R : They are also some of the
most brilliantly coloured birds.
S : sun birds feed on
nectar mostly and helped
in pollination.
S6: Our common sun birds are
the purple sun bird, the glossy
black species and purple
rumped sun bird, the yellow
and maroon species.
The Proper sequence should
be:
A. SQPR B. RPSQ
C. QPRS D. PSRQ
Answer: Option A

2.
S1: For decades, American
society has been calling a
melting pot.
P : Differences remained - in
appearence, mannerisms,
customs, speech, religion and
more.
Q : The term has long been a
cliche and half-truth.
R : But homogenisation was never
acheived.
S : Yes, immigrants from diverse
cultures and traditions did cast off
vestiges of their native lands and
become almost imperceptibly
woven in to the American fabric.
S6: In recent years, such
differences accentuated by the
arrival of immigrants from Asia
3. 4.
S1: I took cigarettes from my S1: There is difference between
case. Gandhiji's concept of secularism
P : But when the fit of and that of Nehru's. P : Nehru's
coughing was over, he idea of secularism was equal
replaced it between his lips. indifference to all religions and
Q : I lit one of them and bothering about none of them.
placed it between the lips. Q : According to Gandhiji, all
R : Then with a feeble hand he religions are equally true and
removed the cigarette. each scripture is worthy of
S : Slowly he took a pull at it respect.
and coughed violently. R : Such secularism which
means the rejection of all
S6: Then he continues to draw
religions is contrary to our
on it. culture and tradition.
S : In Gandhiji's view,
The Proper sequence should
secularism stands for equal
be: respect for all religions.
PSQR S6: Instead of doing any
QPSR good, such secularism can do
QSRP harm instead of good. The
SRPQ Proper sequence should be:
A. SQPR B. PSQR
Answer: Option C
C. QSPR D. PRSQ

Answer: Option A

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5. several offenders were
S1: As a dramatist brought to book, but they
Rabindranath was not what were not given deterrent
might be called a success. punishment.
P : His dramas were moulded on S6: This is indeed a
the lines of the traditional tragedy of great
Indian village dramas than the magnitude.
dramas of modern world.
Q : His plays were more a The Proper sequence should
catalogue of ideas than a be:
vehicle of the expression of A. QSRP B. SQRP
action. R : Actually the drama C. RSQP D. PQSR
has always been the life of
Indian people, as it deals with Answer: Option A
legends of gods and
goddesses.
S : Although in his short
stories and novels he was able
to create living and well
defined characters, he did not
seem to be able to do so in
dramas.
S6: Therefor, drama forms the
essential part of the traditional
Indian Culture.
The Proper sequence should
be:
A. SRQP B. QPSR
C. QSPR D. RSQP
Answer: Option C

6.
S1: It is regrettable that there is
widespread corruption in the
country at all levels.
P : So there is hardly
anything that the
government can do about it
now.
Q : And there are graft
and other malpractices
too.
R : The impression that
corruption is universal
phenomenon persists and the
people not cooperate in
checking this evil. S : Recently
7. C. SQPR D. SRPQ
S1: The heart is pump of life.
P : They have even Answer: Option A
succeeded in heart
transplants.
Q : Nowadays surgeons are 8.
able to stop a patients heart S1: Your letter was big relief.
and carry out complicated P : How did you exams go?
operations. Q : After your result, you
R : A few years ago it was must come here for a week.
impossible to operate on a R : You hadn't written for
patient whose heart was not over a month. S : I am sure
working properly. you will come out with flying
S : If heart stops we die in colours.
about five minutes. S6: But don't forget to bring
S6: All this was made chocolate for Geetha.
possible by the invention of
heart-lung machine. The Proper sequence should
be:
The Proper sequence should A. PSRQ B. QRPS
be: C. RPSQ D. RSPQ
A. SRQP B. SPRQ
Answer: Option C

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