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) The conductor ensures that all the sections of the orchestra are in harmony. /(B) A populist credo such as “America first” is like having the first violins playing their own tempo regardless of the other groups. /(C) In the case of Hungary, the European parliament should lead and coordinate. On Wednesday, MEPs will vote on whether the EU should trigger article 7 of the Lisbon treaty, /(D) a legal process that can lead to sanctions on Hungary in response to restrictions on freedom of expression and the independence of the judiciary.
can = could
- (A) While Comicsgate in its current form may be attributed to Meyer and Van Sciver, /(B) the movement has largely been given leave to exist for years by the very same people who have seen fit to decry its actions in recent weeks. /(C) Despite what the latest flood of Twitter statements from white male comics creators would have you believed, /(D) when it comes to issues of marginalisation, their preferred tactic is silence, and a hope that this will all just blow over.
believed = believe
- (A) I come home after these trips and pundits who haven’t set foot in Syria say that it is too complicated and nothing can be done. /(B) I dare them to spend one day volunteering in a Syrian field hospital – amputating children’s limbs, /(C) mopping body parts off the floor, and placing mutilated children in makeshift body bags. /(D) Then have them tweet from their armchairs and cafes that nothing can or should be done.
- (A) There is a certain grim merriment to be have from the Brexiteers’ inability to set out any plan for leaving the EU. /(B) All these decades of Europhobia and still no publishable Brexit blueprint. /(C) With only 200 days left they had to shelve Jacob Rees-Mogg’s 140-page European Reform Group plan at the last minute. /(D) What they came up with is such a raving ragbag of rightwingery that they dare not launch it into the light of day.
have = had
- (A) Opposition from employers, in particular, has meant that the 35-hour week has not become the settled will. /(B) Since the financial crash, parties in government of both the centre-left and /(C) centre-right have acceded to their demands to loosen the hold on the law on working hours. /(D) This is despite there being tax breaks for employers to implement the 35-hour working week.
on = of
- Which would be the second sentence after rearrangement ?
- Which would be the fourth sentence after rearrangement ?
- Which would be the third sentence after rearrangement ?
- Which would be the last sentence after rearrangement ?
- Which would be the first sentence after rearrangement ?
Directions(6-10): Directions: The following five sentences have to be arranged in the proper sequence, so as to form a meaningful paragraph. On the basis of your sequencing, answer the questions that follow
A. Today, the 35-hour week law remains in place but it has increasingly been eroded by changes to what constitutes voluntary overtime.
B. Rather, it is the point at which overtime payments kick in, so that an attempt to create an economic incentive not to raise labour costs by having workers working more than 35 hours is made.
C. In France, under the left-of-centre governments of François Mitterand in the early 1980s and
D. This is because working more than 35 hours is not outlawed as such.
E. Lionel Jospin in the late 1990s and early 2000s, the working week was reduced to 39 hours and then to 35 hours.