Directions(1-5): Which of the phrases (A), (B), (C), (D) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (E) ie ‘No correction required’ as the answer.
- Finishing his breakfast, he started working on the problem that had been awaiting disposal for a long time.
His breakfast finishedHis breakfast having finishedHaving finished his breakfastFinished his breakfastNo correction requiredOption C
- One of the function of a teacher is to spot cases of maladjustment.
One of the functions ofMost of the functions ofSome of the functionsOne of the functions byNo correction requiredOption A
- In our friends’ circle it is customary for each of the members to buy their own tickets.
buying their own ticketsare buying their own ticketsbuying his own ticketsto buy his own ticketNo correction requiredOption D
- Being a pleasant morning, he went out for a walk along the seashore.
With a pleasant morningIt being a pleasant morningBeing a pleasing morningAs a pleasant morningNo correction requiredOption C
- Where the distance is not too much I prefer walking on foot than waiting for a bus.
than wait for thethan no waiting forto waiting for arather than waiting for aNo correction requiredOption B
collaboratetook onrejectcop outAll are CorrectOption B
smashedmendedabstemiousintactAll are CorrectOption A
desireprohibitbidquestAll are CorrectOption C
retreatambitstraddlevergeAll are CorrectOption D
acceptedcontestedcompromisedsurrenderedAll are CorrectOption B
Directions(6-10): In the passage given below there are 10 blanks. Every blank has four alternative words given in options (A),(B),(C), and (D). You have to tell which word is APPROPRIATE according to the context. If all are appropriate then mark your answer as “E”.
CHRIS CORRIGAN, a Sydney businessman, has lost none of his gift for drama. Seventeen years ago Mr Corrigan ___6___ the “wharfies”, Australia’s stevedores, in a bitter dispute that ___7___ their control of the docks. The tale was eventually turned into a television mini-series, “Bastard Boys”. On November 10th he inserted himself into what had looked like a done deal by launching a rival ___8___ for Asciano, one of Australia’s biggest port and rail operators. The company was already on the ___9___ of accepting an earlier, slightly lower offer from Brookfield Infrastructure, a Canadian consortium. Mr Corrigan has set the stage for what may become one of Australia’s most hotly ___10___ bids.