Directions(1-3): In the following question, three sentences labelled (I), (II) and (III) have been given, followed by two words. Each sentence carries a blank which may or may not be filled by the given words. From the given options, choose the combination which represents the appropriate pair of sentence and word.
- I. The president is accused of having ______ with a senior election commission official to rig the result of last year’s election.
II. The board willingly ________ with known bad elements only to ensure higher profit shares for themselves.
III. Their contrasting political beliefs soon _______ leading to tensions in their relationship.
(b) collidedI-(b), II-(b) & III-(b)I-(b), II- (a) &III-(a)I-(a),II-(b) & III-(a)I-(a),II-(a) & III-(b)None of the aboveOption D
The verb ‘connive’ has the following meanings:
i. “conspire to do something illegal, immoral or harmful (appropriately fills sentence I)
ii. “secretly allow something to occur or make something happen” (usually an immoral or illegal activity)” (appropriately fills sentence II)
The word ‘collide’ means “(the act of) coming into conflict or opposition” (appropriately fills sentence III)
- I. Investigators on listening to the taped call opined that the victim was in _____ when the call was being made.
II. Although he was under tremendous ______ to include the chairman’s son in the team, the coach refused to comply.
III. The upright man was forced to accede to these immoral orders under ______ from his superiors.
(b) pressureI-(b), II-(b) & III-(b)I-(b), II- (a) &III-(a)I-(a),II-(b) & III-(a)I-(a),II-(a) & III-(a)None of the aboveOption D
The noun ‘duress’ means “threats, violence, constraints, or other such action used to coerce someone into doing something against their will or better judgment” (appropriately fills all 3 sentences)
- I. He was ___________ about losing the contract.
II. He had a near __________ fear of heights.
III. A __________examination is needed to arrive at the correct diagnosis.
(b) philosophicalI-(a), II-(b) & III-(b)I-(b), II- (b) &III-(a)I-(a),II-(b) & III-(a)I-(a),II-(a) & III-(b)None of the aboveOption B
The adjective ‘philosophical’ means “having or showing a calm attitude towards disappointment or difficulties” (appropriately fills sentence I)
It can also mean “a condition involving or caused by mental disease” (appropriately fills sentence II)
The adjective ‘pathological’ has multiple meanings. In the medical context, it means relating to pathology which is the study of the causes and effects of diseases .(appropriately fills sentence III)
- (High-pressure and superheated steam makes for a lethal combination), if their release mechanism is not kept in good order, and there is an explosion.
High-pressure and superheated steam can make for a lethal combinationHigh-pressure and superheated steam making for a lethal combinationHigh-pressure and superheated steam make for a lethal combinationHigh-pressure and superheated steam make in for a lethal combinationNo correction requiredOption C
- Local outbreaks of cholera or diarrhoeal disease have also been identified in cities, and (have helping limit the damage in the community).
have helped limit the damage in the communityhave been helped limit the damage in the communityhave helped limit the damaging in the communityhave helped limiting the damage in the communityNo correction requiredOption A
- Alerts should also be sent out by the World Health Organization (WHO), so that other nations at equal risk (might have warned before the outbreak hits their shores).
might have been warn before the outbreak hits their shoresmight be warned before the outbreak hits their shoresmight be warned before the outbreak hit their shoresmight be warning before the outbreak hits their shoresNo correction requiredOption B
- The City manager rejected suggestions (his team to be considered favourites to win the competition) after inflicting the first Champions League knockout tie defeat of Zinedine Zidane’s coaching career.
his team is to be considered favourites to win the competitionhis team has to be considered favourites to win the competitionhis team was to be considered favourites to win the competitionhis team should be considered favourites to win the competitionNo correction is requiredOption D
- Meanwhile, the airline on Saturday said that all 4 cabin crew members of the flight (are safe and out of any danger, although they have suffered minor injuries).
are safe and out of any danger, although suffered minor injuriesis safe and out of any danger, although they have suffered minor injuriesare safe and out of any danger, although there are suffered minor injurieswere safe and out of any danger, although they have suffered minor injuriesNo correction is requiredOption E
- Factors such as poverty, lack of social security and the increasing gap between the rich and the poor have __________ children more than any other group.
- Falling energy costs of renewables have made it possible for incomes and jobs to be __________ while lowering the emission.
Directions(4-8): In the given question, a part of the sentence is given in brackets. Below the sentence, alternatives to the bracketed part are given as (A), (B), (C) and (D), which may help improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative out of the given five options. In case the given sentence is correct, your answer will be option (E), i.e., “No correction required”.
Directions(9-10): A sentence with one blank is given, indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the word that best fits the blank appropriately.