Directions(1-5): 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”.
Janet Yell, the Fed’s chair, chalks up some of the shortfall to a strong dollar making imports cheap (the greenback is up by 19% since mid-2014). That effect should ___1___ if the dollar’s ascent stops. There is also less scope for the oil price to ___2___, having already fallen by almost two-thirds over the past year. This suggests inflation may pick up in 2016. That, in turn, argues for a rate rise soon, since monetary policy is thought to have only a delayed impact on the economy.
The Fed is in a ___3___, though, because it faces asymmetric risks. If it raises rates too soon, its scope to cut them, should the economy then ___4___, is limited by the fact rates cannot fall far below zero. If it waits until inflation is stronger, it has unlimited capacity to raise rates to ___5___ it.
hoarddissipateappearscrimpAll are CorrectOption B
aspireascendplungeameliorateAll are CorrectOption C
consecrateboonloosenjamAll are CorrectOption D
soursyrupydulcethoneyedAll are CorrectOption A
savageviolenttameferalAll are CorrectOption C
- Not many bank on the power of realism and comedy to make an impression and so, when one does, it makes head turns.
making heads turnmake head turningsmaking heads turningmakes heads turnNo correction requiredOption D
The use of ‘many’ suggests plurality. Hence ‘head’ should be ‘heads’ and the verb should be ‘turn’. Thus the entire phrase would be ‘makes heads turn’. Hence the correct option is (4).
- He was a men of few words but was very intelligent and respected by one and all.
man of few wordsman of few wordingsmen of few wordman to few wordsNo correction requiredOption A
The use of ‘He’ suggests the subject to be in third person singular number. Hence the correct pronoun for ‘he’ will be ‘man’ not ‘men’. Hence the corre ct option is (1). Moreover, the correct phrase is ‘man of words’ not ‘man to words’. Hence we can easily reject option (4).
- She was feeling very asleepy today as she had not slept very well the previous night.
very asleepvery sleepingvery sleepyvery sleepNo correction requiredOption C
The correct word is ‘sleepy’ when one feels like sleep. Hence (3) is the correct option.
- She waited with bated breath as the names of the top rankers were announced.
as bated breathefor beating breathwith beated breathto beat breathNo correction requiredOption E
No correction required
- As Veena got ready to leave for the exam her mother kissed her and wished her lucky.
wish her luckilywishes her luckwishing her luckilywished her luckNo correction requiredOption D
Usually, we ‘wish’ a good luck to our near and dear one. Since the given sentence is in past tense, the correct verb should be ‘wished’. Hence, go with option (4)
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.