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.
- They didn’t pay any heed to their superior’s instructions. I did neither.
I either didEither I did notNeither didn’t INor did INo correction requiredOption D
- Every poet gives voice to his anger and his compassion through his poems.
voiced to givegives voice forgave voice againstvoiced at givingNo correction requiredOption E
- The police nabbed a notorious criminal who had been terrorizing builders and extorted money from them for the past two years.
was terrorizing builders and extortedhad not been terrorized builders and extortedhad been terrorizing builders and extortinghad terrorized builders and extortedNo correction requiredOption C
- Managers frequently encounter situations where they need to help others solved problems.
to helping others solvedhelp others solvedto help others solvehelp others solvingNo correction requiredOption C
- From among various alternatives we should choose the one which is viable and consumes less time and energy.
is viable and consuming lesseris viability and consumes lessbeing viable and consumes lesshas viable and consuming lessNo correction requiredOption E
abandonedresuscitateddampenedemasculatedAll are CorrectOption B
devoicechanceballotsustenanceAll are CorrectOption C
likelysuch asaslikeAll are CorrectOption D
puritysanitydutyamenityAll are CorrectOption A
forfeitedtrouncedelatedfortunateAll are CorrectOption B
Directions(6-10): In the passage given below there are 5 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”.
Most of the new proposals from Democratic senators, which in fact are ___6___ versions of old ideas, come from politicians who hail from safely Democratic states. Voters in Massachusetts, New York and California probably do want single-payer health care. Colorado, where voters rejected a ___7___ -initiative to introduce it by a margin of 80-20 two years ago, does not. Democrats need more votes in places ___8___ Colorado, not ever-greater winning margins in California and Massachusetts. Barry Goldwater on the right in 1964 and George McGovern on the left in 1972 both ran presidential campaigns testing activists’ theory that the country wanted more ideological ___9___. Both were ___10___.