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Read the sentence to find out whether there is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (5). Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.

1.The take in stage of (1)/ industrialisation indicates radical changes (2)/ in methods of production (3)/ in an economy (4)/. No error (5)

Answer:

To ‘take in’ is ‘to grant admittance or make something smaller’ it later which is wrong here according to the sentence. Here, instead of ‘in’ we need to use ‘off’. As

“take off” means ‘to make a start’. Thus the error is in the first part of the sentence.

  1. Burglars broke out (1)/ my neighbour’s (2)/ house when they (3)/ were not at home. (4)/ No Error (5)

Answer: The error is in the verbal phrase ‘broke out’. The correct sentence should be, ‘Burglars broke into’ my neighbour’s house when they were not home’. The phrase ‘to break out’ means ‘to suddenly start’ or ‘to escape from’.  For instance, a disease may ‘break out’ or a prisoner can ‘break out’ from a jail. The given sentence implies that the burglar’s entered the neighbour’s house forcefully. This can be represented by the expression ‘break into’.

Hence option 1 is the part with error.

  1. Two coaches of a passenger train (1)/ derailed after the soil under the railway tracks (2)/ was washed and trains running (3)/ on the route were diverted. (4)/ No error (5)

Answer: The error is in the third part of the sentence. The use of ‘washed’ implies that the soil was ‘cleaned’, hence providing no reason for the derailment to take place. ‘Washed’ should be followed by the adverb ‘away’ in order to convey that the soil was removed/ cleared away due to water. Hence ‘washed away’ is the correct term that should be used in the context of the sentence and the error is in option

  1. The organization gave in (1)/ the prizes to the best (2)/ school that won in almost (3)/ all the competitions that were held (4)/. No Error (5)

Answer: The correction is in the preposition used in the sentence. The correct preposition would be ‘away’ instead of ‘in’. The preposition ‘in’ refers to the inner side or part would be incorrect and hence the appropriate preposition would be ‘away’ with the verb ‘give’ which means ‘to distribute’. Thus there is an error in part 1.

  1. A leading textile manufacturer(1)/, one of the fastest growing in the country(2)/, is looking for a marketing manager(3)/ to look up the affairs of the company(4)/ No errors (5)

Answer: The correct sentence will be ‘look after the affairs of the company. To ‘look up’ means ‘to find or search for something’, ‘look after’ means ‘to take care of something’. Since the marketing manager has to take care of the affairs of the company, we use ‘look after’. Thus, the error is in part 4

  1. I could not (1)/put up in the hotel room (2) being so messy (3)/and so I left.(4)/ No error (5)

Answer: Here in this sentence, use of preposition ‘in’ is incorrect which should be replaced by ‘with’ because the phrasal verb ‘put up with’ means ‘to tolerate’. Thus, option 2 has the error. The correct sentence will be ‘I could not put up with the hotel room being so messy and so I left.’

  1. On hearing the news(1)/ about her son’s(2)/ accident, she (3)/broke out in tears.(4)/ No Error (5).

Answer: The phrasal verb ‘broke out’ is wrong as it means coming out  from a conned place like a jail. the correct phrase should be ‘broke down’ as she is crying due to shock and sadness. so the error is in option 4

  1. She felt that (1)/she would never (2)/be able to live in the (3)/ expectations of her father (4)/ No Error (5)

Answer: The correct phrasal verb needed here is ‘live up to’, as ‘live in’ is a relationship category. so the error is in option 3. and you have to ‘live up to’ someone’s expectations, which are usually high.

  1. As a parent, I am always worried(1)/ about my teenage children(2)/ running out (3)/a huge telephone bill.(4)/ No Error (5)

Answer: The correct phrasal verb required here is ‘running up’ which means ‘sudden increase in something’. As a bill increases

‘running up’ would be an apt answer.’ Running out’ entails either physically running away or of something getting finished.

E.g. He ran out of money.

So the error is in option 3.

  1. To lose weight (1)/ all the fried foods (2)/ should be (3)/ cut up (4)/ No Error (5)

Answer: The error is in option 4 as the right phrasal verb needed here is ‘cut off’. ‘Cut up’ means to cut into pieces’ but in the given sentence the phrasal verb should be ‘cut off’ meaning to avoid .

Directions(1 – 10): Select the phrase/connector from the given three options which can be used to form a single sentence from the two sentences given below, implying the same meaning as expressed in the statement sentences. Pick out the option which when used to start a sentence combines both the above sentences in one.

  1. Alice carefully reviewed the job offers she had received. Afterwards, she chose the one with the best remuneration.
  2. A) Choosing the best remuneration
  3. B) After
  4. C) On careful review of
  5. a) Only A
  6. b) Only B
  7. c) Only C
  8. d) Only B and C
  9. e) None of these
  10. B) “Afterwards”

This the hint here. We find that Alice first reviewed the job offers she had received and then chose the one with the best remuneration. Hence, after is the correct option.

New Sentence: After carefully reviewing the job offers she had received, Alice chose the one with the best remuneration.

  1. Over 12 million people signed a peon calling for the project to be halted. Alarms were triggered by the revelation of its harmful effects on the environment.
  2. A) The harmful effects
  3. B) Signing the peon
  4. C) Alarms triggered by
  5. a) Only A
  6. b) Only B
  7. c) Only C
  8. d) Only A and C
  9. e) None of these
  10. C) Here the cause of signing the petition is the revelation of the project’s harmful effects that triggered an alarm. So it is this alarm that led people to action. Hence, C is the correct choice New Sentence: Alarms triggered by the revelation of the Project’s harmful effects on the environment has led over 12 million people to sign a peon calling for its halt.
  11. A deal for Unilever would be the largest takeover ever in the food or beverage industry. This would surpass the Anheuser-Busch In Bev SA’s purchase last year of SABMiller.
  12. A) The largest takeover
  13. B) Surpassing
  14. C) In the food or beverage industry
  15. a) Only A
  16. b) Only B
  17. c) Only C
  18. d) Only A and B
  19. e) None of these
  20. B) We find that the Unilever deal is being compared with the SABMiller deal which is the largest takeover until now. The deal for Unilever would surpass this deal and thus become the largest takeover ever in the food or beverage industry. Surpassing the previous deal is the important idea here. Hence B is the correct option.

New Sentence: Surpassing the Anheuser-Busch In Bev SA’s purchase last year of SABMiller, Unilever’s deal would be the largest takeover ever in the food or beverage industry.

  1. America was a booming and confident country. It was little troubled by the growth of Chinese industry or by off-shoring jobs to India.
  2. A) America booming and confident
  3. B) The growth of Chinese Industry
  4. C) Trouble to the America
  5. a) Only A
  6. b) Only B
  7. c) Only C
  8. d) Only C and B
  9. e) All the above
  10. A) The sentence talks about the America’s confidence and boom but it was in trouble by the growth of Chinese industry or by off-shoring jobs to India. So, ‘America booming and confident’ is a very suitable response for the sentence.

New sentence: America, booming and confident, was little troubled by the growth of Chinese industry or by off-shoring jobs to India.

  1. Climate change is the greatest crisis that human beings, as a species, have ever faced. Yet, it is largely absent from the arts.
  2. A) Despite
  3. B) Apart from
  4. C) As though
  5. a) Only A
  6. b) Only B
  7. c) Only C
  8. d) Only C and B
  9. e) All the above
  10. A) The first statement suggests, climate change to be the greatest human crisis and the second statement points out that despite being a big crisis, climate change has never been the topic for writers. Hence, option (A) can be used to combine the sentences.

New sentence: Despite being the greatest crisis that human beings, as a species, have ever faced, climate change is still largely absent from the arts.

  1. Doctors are now of the opinion that we can only be healthy if we eat a healthy diet. They advise that fruits and vegetables should be made an indispensable part of our daily food intake because these have the ability to prevent cancer.
  2. A) According to
  3. B) As expected by
  4. C) Though
  5. a) Only A
  6. b) Only B
  7. c) Only C
  8. d) Both (A) and (B)
  9. e) Both (B) and (C)
  10. A) Both the statements suggests the opinion of doctors. Hence the sentence can begin with “According to doctors…..”.

New sentence: According to the doctors, fruits and vegetables should be made an indispensable part of our daily food intake due to their ability to prevent cancer as we can only be healthy if we eat a healthy diet.

  1. A short film and documentary competition will be held by The Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh. The aim is to bring back Indianness to Indian cinema.
  2. A) The Swayamsewak Sangh……
  3. B) With an aim……
  4. C) Held by The…..
  5. a) Only A
  6. b) Only B
  7. c) Only C
  8. d) Both (B) and (C)
  9. e) Both (A) and (B)
  10. E) From (i) : The Swayamsewak Sangh will hold a short film and documentary competition to bring back Indianness to Indian cinema.

(ii) With an aim to bring back Indianness to Indian cinema, a short film and documentary competition will be held by The Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh

  1. As the gold prices moved upwards over the past one week, gold buying has picked up in India. India is the second largest consumer of gold.
  2. A) Gold buying has picked……
  3. B) India is the second……
  4. C) Moved upwards over…….
  5. a) Only (A)
  6. b) Only (B)
  7. c) Only (C)
  8. d) Both (A) and (C)
  9. e) None
  10. A) From (i): Gold buying has picked up in India, the second largest consumer of gold, as prices moved upwards over the past one week.
  11. 28 persons were killed in a gun battle last June at Mathura’s Jawaharbagh Park. On Thursday, The

Allahabad High Court ordered a CBI probe into this incident.

  1. A) The Allahabad High Court…..
  2. B) A CBI Probe…..
  3. C) 28 persons were killed…..
  4. a) Only (A)
  5. b) Only (B) and (C)
  6. c) Only (A) and (B)
  7. d) Only (C)
  8. e) Only (B)
  9. C) From (i): The Allahabad High Court on Thursday ordered a CBI Probe into the Mathura’s Jawaharbagh Park incident in which 28 persons were killed in a gun bale last June.

From (ii): A CBI Probe has been ordered by The Allahabad High Court on Thursday, into the Mathura’s Jawaharbagh Park incident in which 28 persons were killed in a gun bale last June.

  1. Sudhin Mathur has been elevated to the post of MD of Motorola Mobility India by Lenovo Mobile Business Group. The company has also inducted him as a full me director on the Motorola Mobility board of India.
  2. A) Lenovo Mobile Business Group has…..
  3. B) Despite elevating Sudhin…..
  4. C) Inducting Sudhin as a full…..
  5. a) Only (A)
  6. b) Only (B)
  7. c) Only (C)
  8. d) Both (A) and (B)
  9. e) None
  10. A) From (i): Lenovo Mobile Business Group has elevated Sudhin Mathur to the post of managing director of Motorola Mobility India and also inducted him as a full-me director on the Motorola Mobility board in India.

Directions (1-10): Select the phrase/connector from the given three options which can be used in the beginning (to start the sentence) to form a single sentence from the two sentences given below, implying the same meaning as expressed in the statement sentences.

 

  1. He was unwilling to go any further. He returned home.

(i) Returning home….

(ii) Unwilling to go…..

(iii) To go any further…..

  1. A) Only (i)
  2. B) Only (ii)
  3. C) Only (iii)
  4. D) Both (i) and (ii)
  5. E) None of these

 

Option B

Explanation: From (ii) Unwilling to go any further, he returned home.

 

2.They saw the uselessness of violence. They changed their policy.

(i) Seeing the uselessness….

(ii) Changing their policy….

(iii) See the uselessness…..

  1. A) Only (i)
  2. B) Only (ii)
  3. C) Only (iii)
  4. D) Both (i) and (ii)
  5. E) None of these

 

Option A

Explanation: From (i) Seeing the uselessness of violence they changed their policy

 

3.He lost a large sum of money. He gave up speculation.

(i) Giving up speculation…..

(ii) Large sum of….

(iii) Loosing a large….

  1. A) Only (i)
  2. B) Only (ii)
  3. C) Only (iii)
  4. D) Both (i) and (iii)
  5. E) None of these

 

Option C

Explanation: From (iii) Loosing a large sum of money, he gave up speculation

 

4.The hunter took up his gun. He went out to shoot the lion.

(i) Taking up his…..

(ii) Took his gun….

(iii) Shooting the lion…..

  1. A) Only (i)
  2. B) Only (ii)
  3. C) Only (iii)
  4. D) Both (i) and (iii)
  5. E) None of these

 

Option A

Explanation: From (i) Taking up his gun, the hunter went out to shoot the lion

 

5.A crow stole a piece of cheese. She flew to her nest to enjoy the tasty meal.

(i) Flying to steal…..

(ii) Stealing a piece…..

(iii) Enjoying the tasty……

  1. A) Only (i)
  2. B) Only (ii)
  3. C) Only (iii)
  4. D) All
  5. E) None of these

 

6.My sister was charmed with the silk. She bought ten yards.

(i) Buying ten yards….

(ii) After charming….

(iii) Charmed with the……

  1. A) Only (i)
  2. B) Only (ii)
  3. C) Only (iii)
  4. D) All
  5. E) None of these

 

Option C

Explanation: From (iii) Charmed with the silk my sister bought ten yards.

 

7.The letter was badly written. I had great difficulty in making out its content.

(i) The letter having…..

(ii) Having great difficulty…..

(iii) Making out the content…..

  1. A) Only (i)
  2. B) Only (ii)
  3. C) Only (iii)
  4. D) Both (i) and (iii)
  5. E) None of these

 

8.I was walking along the street one day. I saw a dead snake.

(i) Walking along…..

(ii) Walking with…..

(iii) Seeing a dead…..

  1. A) Only (i)
  2. B) Only (ii)
  3. C) Only (iii)
  4. D) Both (i) and (iii)
  5. E) None of these

 

Option A

Explanation: From (i) Walking along the street one day, I saw a dead snake.

 

9.Neeraj lost the favour of his master. He was dismissed from his high offices.

(i) Lost the….

(ii) Having lost….

(iii) Dismissed from his…..

  1. A) Only (i)
  2. B) Only (ii)
  3. C) Only (iii)
  4. D) Both (i) and (iii)
  5. E) None of these

 

Option B

Explanation: From (ii) Having lost the favour of his master, Neeraj was dismissed from his high offices.

 

10.He was occupied with important matters. He had no leisure to see visitors.

(i) No leisure to see…..

(ii) Being occupied…..

(iii) Occupying important matters….

  1. A) Only (i)
  2. B) Only (ii)
  3. C) Only (iii)
  4. D) Both (i) and (ii)
  5. E) None of these

 

Option B

Explanation: From (ii) Being occupied with important matters he had no leisure to see visitors.

 

  1. In the past 20 years or so, record numbers of legal immigrants.

Some of the immigrants were convicted of the most minor of crimes, have been deported. This is possible thanks in large

part to the 1996 Immigration Act.

(A) 1996 Immigration act helped deport many convicts…

(B) In the past 20 years or so, thanks to 1996 Immigration Act…

(C) Convicts with minor crimes….

  1. a) A alone
  2. b) B alone
  3. c) C alone
  4. d) Both A and B
  5. e) All of the above

1 D Only A and B are correct.

  1. A) 1996 Immigration act helped deport many immigrants including some with minor convicted with minor crimes in the last

20 years… GRAMMAR CORRECT..

  1. B) In the past 20 years or so, thanks in large part to the 1996 Immigration Act, record numbers of legal immigrants, even

those convicted of the most minor of crimes, have been detained and deported…. GRAMMAR CORRECT..

  1. C) Not possible.

 

  1. He is very hardworking and has all the talent needed for an actor.

He is still struggling to get a break.

(A) Dispite being talented and hardworking…..

(B) He is struggling because…..

(C) Although he has all….

  1. a) A alone
  2. b) B alone
  3. c) Both A and B
  4. d) Both A and C
  5. e) All of the above

 

2 D Only A and C are correct. He is very hardworking and has all the talent needed for an actor. He is still struggling to get a

break.

(A) Dispite being talented and hardworking….. he is struggling to get a role… GRAMMAR CORRECT..

(B) He is struggling because….. GRAMMAR INCORRECT..

(C) Although he has all…. he is struggling to get a break… GRAMMAR CORRECT..

 

  1. Here’s something for critics of globalisation to chew on.

Enrolment in English-medium schools in India has gone up sharply in just two years. It was 4.3 per cent of total enrolment in

2003-04 and now its 6.3 per cent in 2005-06.

(A) Enrolments in english medium….

(B) Last two years…

(C) Critics of globalisation….

  1. a) A alone
  2. b) B alone
  3. c) C alone
  4. d) Both A and B
  5. e) All of the above

 

3 E All three are possible start of the sentence Here’s something critics of globalisation wont like to see. Enrolment in

English-medium schools in India has gone up sharply in just two years. It was 4.3 per cent of total enrolment in 2003-04 and

now its 6.3 per cent in 2005-06.

(A) Enrolments in english medium…. has gone up from 4.3 to 6.3 in 2 years as against the wishes critics of globalisation. …

GRAMMAR CORRECT..

(B) Last two years… enrolments in english medium has gone up from 4.3 to 6.3 as against the wishes critics of

globalisation… GRAMMAR CORRECT..

(C) Critics of globalisation… wont like this but enrolment in english medium has gone up from 4.3 to 6.3

 

  1. So many people put in huge e=orts to achieve success. They push their mind and body to staggering limits to achieve

success.

(A) So many people put in…

(B) Pushing their mind….

(C) To achieve success….

  1. a) A alone
  2. b) B alone
  3. c) C alone
  4. d) Both A and B
  5. e) All of the above

 

4 D Only A and B are correct.

(A) So many people put in… GRAMMAR CORRECT… So many people put in huge e=orts by pushing their mind and body to

staggering limits to achieve success.

(B) Pushing their mind…. GRAMMAR INCORRECT … Sentence cannot be formed.

(C) To achieve success…. GRAMMAR CORRECT … To achieve success so many people put in huge e=orts by pushing their

mind and body to staggering limits.

 

  1. Tradition is accumulated past which people get attached to.

People are not living the present. People have no hope for the future.

  1. A) Tradition is accumulated past …..
  2. B) People who are not living …..

 

  1. C) People have not hope……
  2. a) A alone
  3. b) B alone
  4. c) C alone
  5. d) Both A and B
  6. e) All of the above

 

5 A Only A is correct. Tradition is accumulated past which people get attached to. People are not living the present. People

have no hope for the future

  1. A) Tradition is accumulated past …..GRAMMAR CORRECT … Tradition is accumulated past which people get attached to

because they are not living the present and they have no hope for the future.

  1. B) People who are not living …..GRAMMAR INCORRECT … Sentence cannot be formed.
  2. C) People have not hope……GRAMMAR INCORRECT … Sentence cannot be formed.

 

 

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