Direction (1-5): In each question below a sentence is given with two blanks in each. Each question is followed by four options with two words in each. You have to select that option as your answer which can fill both the blanks of the sentence.
- All the focus before Labour’s Brexit debate today had been on the second referendum. The speculation centred on how Starmer and the party would ________________ the delicate politics of Labour’s conditional ________________ this week of a “people’s vote” on the Brexit outcome this autumn.
convey, claspelude, encompassnavigate, embracesolidify, clutchimmobilize, encloseOption C
- No matter how often ________________ myths like these are busted, they lurk still beneath the surface of our culture and it doesn’t take much to push them back up to the top. In a week where the Family Planning Association reported that half of Britons think a woman can’t withdraw consent to sex once she’s taken her clothes off, it would be ________________ to believe juries weren’t coloured by the same beliefs and perhaps unfair to expect prosecutors to work miracles in the circumstances.
salubrious, experiencedbeneficial, skepticaltherapeutic, shrewdsalutary, suspiciouspernicious, naiveOption E
- He bestrides this conference like a ________________. Big Mac is the one they want to hear, from Andrew Marr to Mumsnet. Lobbyists for every cause are eager to catch his coat-tails. John McDonnell is the man who matters because what he says goes when it comes to almost everything at this Labour gathering in Liverpool. His ________________ is stamped on every card vote and each frontbench speech; it is as disciplined as in the old New Labour pager-control days.
severe, authorizationmidget, permissioncolossus, imprimaturdivine, warrantharsh, consentOption C
- This is the event a young McIlroy once disregarded as “an exhibition”, at which he first encountered his now wife, Erica, amid a crazy car dash to make a Medinah tee time and where he played a match for the ages against Patrick Reed. Over three days at Hazeltine two years ago, and culminating in that epic duel with Reed, McIlroy admitted ________________ galleries and a scene more ________________ to a football match gave him a headache.
boorish, akincoarse, accededvulgar, distinctcrude, acceptedchurlish, ingrainedOption A
- Jeremy Corbyn’s attitude towards Brexit is not mysterious. He was a critic of the EU before the ________________ , declared himself a tepid supporter of membership during the campaign and showed not a ________________ of sorrow at the result. Despite emotional aversion to Brexit among Labour members, the leader is up for leaving.
plebiscite, beamreferendum, flickerplumper, camouflageballot, disguisesuffrage, resolveOption B
- As a member of the Cabinet, Aiyar had the opportunity to observe debates and see which they were resolved.
About they being resolvedThat it was resolvedTo its resolutionHow they were resolvedNo correction requiredOption D
- Did the court not intervened the matter many students would have been denied admission.
Because the court intervened inUntil the court had intervenedHad the court not intervened inIf the court intervened betweenNo correction requiredOption C
- Many employees are hesitate to volunteer for assignments in a foreign country because of language and cultural issues.
Hesitated to volunteerHesitant to volunteerHesitating volunteerHesitatingly volunteerNo correction requiredOption B
- Salaries in state owned enterprises today have to be in line on prevailing market rates in order to reduce turnover.
Been on line withTo be aligned onBeen in line forTo be in line withNo correction requiredOption D
- The Board has inability to provide any proper strategy to outdo the competition.
Not being able to provideHas been unable to provideCannot provide forIs being unable to provideNo correction requiredOption B
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.