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.
- The new facts he has discovered could not change my opinion.
has not changedcould not be changedcannot be changedmay not be changedNo correction requiredOption E
- On firm ground the tent had held in place by pegs driven into the ground.
has been held atwas held inwas being held withshould be held atNo correction requiredOption B
- In the midst of his laborious work, came a stroke of good fortune.
comes a strike ofcame a strike ofa strike comes ofcame a stroke forNo correction requiredOption E
- Tourists have still come to Egypt and are probably still inscribing their names on the old stones.
are still cominghave come stillstill have comewill have still comeNo correction requiredOption A
- There was a pause when we had finished and then a strangely subdued voice broke the silence.
the strange subdueinga strange subdueingthe strange subdueda stranged and subdueingNo correction requiredOption E
- A recent report by the Atlantic Council – Democracy in the Crosshairs: How Political Money Laundering Threatens the Democratic Process – included three case studies of _____________ political funding: Banks, the German far-right party Alternative für Deutschland and the _____________ number of small donations received by Donald Trump’s campaign.
obscure, determinedopaque, staggeringmurky, explanatorynebulous, satisfactoryAll are CorrectOption B
- ven Cameron’s more achievable goals appear to be _____________ him. He still seems to be in his £25,000 shepherd’s hut, writing this wildly called-for book of his, with the publication date now pushed back again to some unspecified date next year. Perhaps the shepherd’s hut could be _____________ to some remote snowy location, where a captive Cameron would be forced to write the book readers would like to read as opposed to the one he wants to write.
evading, propelleddodging, impelledeluding, towedintangible, goadedAll are CorrectOption C
- As for layout, it is fashionable for gentlemen _____________ to adorn their frontispieces with some quotation from Heraclitus or Bowie or whoever. But it would perhaps be apt if Cameron’s featured only that hilariously _____________ and portentous line from Game of Thrones: “When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die.
copyists, coordinatedjournalists, serviceablehistorians, dexterousscribes, clunkyAll are CorrectOption D
- He will claim – and be justified in claiming – that, for all the liberal hand-wringing, he has been _____________ , both in style and in substance. He has campaigned hard, packing in daily rallies across the country, telling the crowds at each stop that a vote for the local Republican candidate is, in fact, “a vote for me”. So if Republicans prevail, Trump can say that Americans saw what the Trump era _____________ – and they wanted more of it.
vindicated, entailedabsolved, barredexonerated, deniedacquitted, evictedAll are CorrectOption A
- The pattern of serial, _____________ lying – at last count he had made more than 6,400 false or misleading claims over the 650 days of his presidency, hitting a rate of 30 whoppers a day during the current campaign – would have won public approval. Americans would have accepted the semi-admission of _____________ Trump himself offered this week: “When I can, I tell the truth.” Meaning: when the truth is inconvenient, I lie.
shabby, veracityegregious, mendacityvenial, candorexiguous, probityAll are CorrectOption B
Direction (6-10): In each question below a sentence is given with two blanks in each. Each question is followed by four options with two words in each. You have to select that option as your answer which can fill both the blanks of the sentence.