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) We have been here before. We have been here over and over in an endless, /(B) Groundhog Day loop about how rape and sexual abuse happen: /(C) offering the same explanations, hearing the same kind of story from wave after wave of survivors, hearing the same excuses and refusals to comprehend from people who are not so /(D) sure that women are endowed with inalienable rights and matter as much as men – or, categorically, have as much credibility.
kind of story = kind of stories
- (A) The hills were alive with the sound of humiliation. At Salzburg, Theresa May was hoping she’d /(B) hear if not sweet music, then at least enough warm words from European leaders to allow /(C) her to say her Chequers plan still live. Instead, they told her it “would not work”. Stung by that, she took to the Downing Street podium on Friday to deliver an icy death stare in Brussels’ direction – and /(D) to demand that the EU treat Britain, and her, with “respect”. There was even a hint that talks could break down, if the EU did not explain its objections and come up with counter-proposals.
still live = still lived
- (A) Sometimes the most devastating revelations are those which are already obvious. /(B) Theresa May’s Chequers proposals were dead before the Salzburg summit, /(C) killed off by her own party long before Donald Tusk stuck the knife in, but their demise leaves her stranded. /(D) The government now faces a choice between a hard border in Ireland on the one hand, and a humiliating climbdown into the EEA in the other.
in = on
- (A) Like things stand, the UK enjoys a privileged relationship with the EU. We have been able to negotiate a /(B) rebate worth around £80m a week that has the effect of reducing the contributions we make towards /(C) the EU’s running costs. We have secured an opt-out that lets us keep control of our borders. We have no obligation to join the euro. /(D) We have enhanced rights to make our own labour laws. And so on.
Like = as
- (A) Anyone’s who’s played a heated game of Scrabble would know that the dictionary is /(B) much more than a simple resource that records and define common words. /(C) It is also a place where history and culture is preserved. When a word enters the dictionary, it is “real”; established, bona fide, /(D) and must be accepted. It plays an active role in defining not just words but our world.
would = will
- We have received many complaints from customers and have appointed an auditor to help us identify the reason for the various delays.
variety of delayvarious delayvaried delayingvariety delaysNo correction requiredOption B
- A bank has loans to its own employees at interest rates below the rate decided by RBI.
is giving loans toloans theircan give loans to itshas given loans for itsNo correction requiredOption C
- The Indian banking sector is growing rapidly and banks are opening much of branches in unbanked areas.
many branchesnumerous branchmostly branchas much branches asNo correction requiredOption A
- Depending on the location you select, the cost of setting up a new factory has vary from Rs 50 lakhs to Rs 10 crores.
is varied betweenwill vary fromvarying aboutcould vary aroundNo correction requiredOption B
- Although other parts the world 20 per cent of the farm area is owned by women, in India women own less than 7 per cent.
If in other partsHowever some partsWhere another part ofWhile in other parts ofNo 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.