Directions(1-5): In each of the following questions there are sentences. There is error in one of the parts. Mark the option which contains error parts as your answer. If no part contains error mark option E as your answer.
- (A) Britain’s fanclub approach to US politics gets in the way of efforts to reflect on the wider meaning of these midterms. /(B) It is important for Americans that the Democrats have regained control of the House of Representatives this week. /(C) Their victory brings any of the checks and balances of the US constitution back into play against Donald Trump. /(D) The Democrats now get a more decisive say on the federal budget.
any = some
- (A) Shakespeare’s Richard infuriates the people with his capriciousness and is accused by the nobility of blowing money on fripperies /(B) until his eventual usurpation. In one Highgrove dinner party, /(C) Charles reportedly flew in exotic flowers from South Africa as decorations (£100 a stem) and, /(D) according to Bower, once took a trip on the royal train from Highgrove to Penrith to visit a pub, a journey that cost £18,916.
In = For
- (A) Boris Johnson, like Davis, chose the easy route: back to the comfort of moaning from the sidelines. /(B) Michael Gove discovered a crusading interest in the fate of plastic in the ocean that apparently excuses him from /(C) any duty to explain why promises made by the campaign he fronted will not be delivered. /(D) If Andrea Leadsom and Chris Grayling think Brexit has turned out as well as they once thought it would, they aren’t saying so.
- (A) Obama loved the media and the media loved him back, because it shared the same cultural references and jokes. /(B) But that was another era. The question of how to respond to Trump is one that the US media /(C) continue to refuse to address in any coherent way. “Stories” come from his Twitter feed daily, another way of distracting them and confusing every situation. Behind every Trump statement is an implied threat. /(D) Behind every lie another lie, and yet even to point out the deliberate falsehoods have been controversial to the media establishment.
have = has been
- (A) When the former sports minister Tracey Crouch bravely slashed the starting age of the national sport strategy from /(B) 14 to five years old, we should have seen the end of gendered PE. /(C) After all, the idea that a sport is meant for any particular gender is ludicrous. While in the UK football is viewed as a man’s game, in the US it is deemed as woman’s game. And over time perceptions change too – /(D) 100 years ago figure skating was a men-only sport; these days its biggest stars are female.
as = a
- I overheard him saying something to me when I was quit.
was almost quitwas about to quithad about to quithad been quittingNo correction requiredOption B
- We had not only helped them with money but also with new machinery and raw material.
not only helped them byhelped them not only withhelped not only to them withnot only been helped them byNo correction requiredOption B
- I was shocked to learn that no one was knowing where the files were kept.
had been knowinghad been knownknewwas knownNo correction requiredOption C
- All you really need is a mask, a tube, flippers and a spear gun.
you really need areyour real need areyou real need isyou really needed isNo correction requiredOption E
- By contrast the construction of great temples which had seemingly have presented great engineering difficulties, was relatively easy.
had seemingly been presentedhad been seemed presentwas seemingly presentedwould seemingly have presentedNo correction requiredOption D
Directions(6-10): 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.