Directions(1-5): In each question, a sentence is given followed by a blank. Each blank is followed by three options and you have to determine which option can be used in place of blank to make it a meaningful sentence and mark it as your answer.
- We Europeans like to see ourselves as modern citizens of our own country and at the same time citizens of the EU who can seamlessly ___________ allegiances at ease. But scratch the surface and you’ll discover an old-fashioned, enduring doubt that lurks within every immigrant: do I really belong to this country? Do I truly belong to my own country?
a. peter up
b. pile up
c. heap upBoth a & bBoth b & cBoth c & aOnly bAll are CorrectOption B
- I ___________ admiring the UK – its freedom, its ambition, its diversity. When I came to live in London, more than a dozen years ago, I saw for myself that most of what I used to admire from a distance was actually true: that the UK is a place that lets individuals thrive, that it’s a country with a sense of possibility difficult to match elsewhere.
a. spring up
b. man up
c. grew upBoth a & bBoth b & cBoth c & aOnly cAll are CorrectOption D
- We need to look at amending the Children’s Act 1989 and related directions to ensure that convicted rapists do not have a role in the child’s future, including removing their right to be notified of decisions being made about the victim’s child and to apply through the courts for access. We are ___________ the government to work with us to bring about a definitive change in the law so that it is crystal clear – the rights of victims supersede those of convicted rapists.
a. calling on
b. calling upon
c. concede uponBoth a & bBoth b & cBoth c & aOnly aAll are CorrectOption A
- You can’t doubt the dedication of the crowd packing out this London concert hall on a Tuesday night. For an audience with John McDonnell, they have braved all the muck that a November evening can throw at them. They ___________ at the end for selfies and book signings.
a. set up
b. line up
c. queue upBoth a & bBoth b & cBoth c & aOnly aAll are CorrectOption E
- Paul Johnson doesn’t ___________ to a reversal of the cuts we’ve seen since 2010. Then Labour proposes re‑engineering the financial system so that it does much more than simply lend money to homebuyers. The biggest and toughest job of all is changing the rules by which markets and businesses are run, such as putting workers on company boards and changing how executive pay is set.
a. tote up
b. come up
c. add upBoth a & bBoth b & cBoth c & aOnly aAll are CorrectOption C
- He claims that his proposal is preferable than that of any other employee.
preferable than forpreferable for thanpreferably more than that ofpreferable to that ofNo correction requiredOption D
- The social worker has championed the cause from the weak and oppressed for the last four decades.
has been championing the cause ofhad championed the cause forhas been championing the cause forhad been championed the cause forNo correction requiredOption A
- Initially the hijackers seemed determined not to submit but ultimately they were given in.
were given upgave inhad been given uphad been given inNo correction requiredOption B
- Every one of us must have experienced how people have to put up with a good deal of discomfort while travelling.
have to be put with a good deal ofhave been putting up a good deal withhave to put up a good deal withare putting up with a good deal withNo correction requiredOption E
- Disputes are mainly maintained by those who are nothing else to do.
have nothing else to doare nothing to do else wherehad nothing to be donedo not have nothing else to doNo correction requiredOption A
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.