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 guide warned us that we had better be prepared for a long, hard day.
had been better preparedshould better be preparedshould be prepared withhad been better preparingNo correction requiredOption B
- Income tax rates are usualy associated to one’s annual income.
related to one’sdependent to one’sdepended on one’sassociated with one’sNo correction requiredOption A
- All that I have described have been taken place in the last four decades.
have takenhas been takenhas takenwas takenNo correction requiredOption C
- The fees charged by the architect for the plans of the new building were unreasonable high.
were unreasonably highwere unreasonably higherhad been unreasonably higherhad been unreasonable highNo correction requiredOption A
- There are many new emerging fields in information technology and electronics.
newly emergingnew emergentnew emergencynewly emergentNo correction requiredOption A
- People once dreamed of a Brexit that would give Britain more control and free us from paying anything to Brussels, while __________ the prospect of huge new trade deals and “the exact same benefits” we have today as EU members.
a. folding up
b. opening up
c. giving outBoth a & bBoth b & cBoth c & aOnly aAll are CorrectOption B
- Little wonder that the government has had to look for other arguments to support the deal. What it has hit on is that an alternative to its Brexit is an even worse Brexit. It __________ the prospect of a “no-deal” option – of jammed ports, grounded aeroplanes and emptied supermarket shelves – with the same relish that bad parents use when trying to scare their children into bed with tales of monsters.
a. belts up
b. builds up
c. talks upBoth a & bBoth b & cBoth c & aOnly bAll are CorrectOption B
- I was once instructed to __________ the fashion director of GQ or Esquire magazine to ask why they had interviewed another designer and not interviewed Ray. Ray stood over me as I made the call. “Hi, Ray’s asked me why you haven’t interviewed him,” I nervously said. “Is Ray standing next to you now?” asked the fashion director. “Yes,” I answered as ambiguously as possible. “Oh, Erica. I can imagine exactly how he asked you to call me,” came the resigned reply.
a. ring up
b. reckon on
c. call upBoth a & bBoth b & cBoth c & aOnly aAll are CorrectOption C
- The cocksure corporate culture was very much built in Ray’s image. You had to have resilience to take the sex chat and the “banter”, to accept the often unwanted physical contact and to __________ with the ritual humiliation: if you were late (10 burpies in front of the open plan office) or if you stood up to an unreasonable demand. It was acknowledged that that was “Ray’s way” and it was very much an accepted part of working there. Hey, who is going to say no to a hug from their physically imposing, larger-than-life, alpha male, multimillionaire CEO? Not me!
a. set up
b. put up
c. bought outBoth a & bBoth b & cBoth c & aOnly cAll are CorrectOption A
- Instead of taking back control, it __________ control. Instead of protecting jobs and living standards, it puts them at risk by failing to put in place the basis for frictionless trade. For two and a half years the Conservatives have been negotiating with themselves, rather than the European Union. The result has been a lockdown withdrawal agreement, which ties Britain either into extending the transition phase at unknown cost – or tips us into a lopsided backstop agreement from which there is no independent exit.
a. gives in
b. leaves off
c. gives upBoth a & bBoth b & cBoth c & aOnly bAll are CorrectOption E
Directions(6-10): 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.