Directions(1-5): In the passage given below there are 10 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”.
Who is right depends on how the economy reacts to the first rise. That is hard to predict, because the ___1___ through which monetary policy works are mysterious. Take ___2___, which has driven America’s recent growth. The impact of rates on consumer spending is ___3___ by the fact that, unlike in much of Europe, most American mortgages come with fixed interest rates, shielding many Americans from ___4___ in monetary policy. The first rate rise will ___5___ the cost of borrowing, but only very slightly.
holdschannelsridgesclosuresAll are CorrectOption B
accrueconservationconsumptionretentionAll are CorrectOption C
clamorousflamboyantgaudymutedAll are CorrectOption D
swingsstopsreprieveshitchesAll are CorrectOption A
push upnudge upprod uppoke upAll are CorrectOption E
- Occupying by many meetings, he did not reach home till late.
By occupyingWhile occupiedOccupation ofOccupied withNo correction requiredOption D
- We were nervous while the auditor was going by the accounts.
had gone throughwas going overgone throughwent byNo correction requiredOption B
- Parents have to take some of this precaution while allowing their children to use the internet.
each of these precautionevery precautionsall these precautionsany of this precautionNo correction requiredOption C
- An employee will get the incentive, only if he deserves it.
he himself deservesthey deserving ithe deserved for ithe was deservingNo correction requiredOption E
- Sunita has been posted in Chennai, where is her birthplace.
which is herthat is herthat she hasthere is herNo 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.