Directions(1-5): In the given question, a part of the sentence is given in brackets. Below the sentence alternatives to the bracketed parts are given at (A), (B), (C) and (D) which may help improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case the given sentence is correct, your answer is (E), i.e., ‘No correction required’.
- If that were removed, it would clear the most suitable space and (improve the architectural of) London at the same time.
improve the architecture fromimprove the architectural fromimprove an architecture ofimprove the architecture ofNo correction requiredOption D
In the given part, a noun is required; hence, it should be architecture and not architectural.
- (I was touching with) empathy when I heard that my friend’s grandfather had died.
I was touched withI had been touching byI was touched byI was touching byNo correction requiredOption A
‘Empathy’ is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.
- The honourable court had taken a condoning view because the accused (have not previous conviction).
had no previous convictionhad not previously convictedhad not been previous convictionshad no previously convictedhad not been convictionsOption A
- CEOs behaviour with all his employees is so amiable that everyone (come forward for helping him).
comes towards him for helpcame toward him for helpcomes forward to help himcomes forwards for help himNo correction requiredOption C
- The law that now stands abate was a (crook and discriminatory piece) of legislation.
crooking and discriminatory piece ofcrooked and discriminatory piece ofcrook and discrimination of piece ofcrooked and discriminatory piece forcrooked and discrimination of pieceOption B
‘was’ indicates past tense. Hence, apart from crooked all the other forms are incorrect.
- Democratic leaders under election pressure tend to respond with ______ promises of action.
d) Ambiguousa and cb and cb and dc and da and bOption C
‘Vague’ means of uncertain, indefinite, or unclear character or meaning, ‘Ambiguous’ means not clear or decided.
‘Construe’ means interpret (a word or action) in a particular way, ‘Harness’ means control and make use of (natural resources), especially to produce energy.
- From the ______ 19th century, European powers began to gain control of parts of the Ottoman Empire.
‘Tardy’ means delaying or delayed beyond the right or expected time; late.
‘Log’ means an official record of events during the voyage of a ship or aircraft.
- A good way to break the ______ of eating too quickly is to put your knife and fork down after each mouthful.
d) Entreea-cb-cb-dc-da-bOption A
‘Habit’ is an action which is considered bad that someone does repeatedly and finds it difficult to stop doing, ‘Convention’ means a way in which something is usually done. Thus, both are synonymous to each other.
‘Trauma’ means a deeply distressing or disturbing experience; ‘Entrée’ means the main course of a meal.
- He actually gave her some of his stories to read, and part of a ______ he was working on.
d) Narrativea-cb-cb-dc-da-dOption E
‘Novel’ means new and original, not like anything seen before, ‘Narrative’ means in the form of or concerned with narration.
‘Keen’ means sharp or penetrating, in particular, ‘Deliberate’ means done consciously and intentionally.
- The normally ______ Mr. James was photographed smiling and joking with friends.
d) Cheerfula-cb-cb-dc-da-dOption B
‘Dour’ means relentlessly severe, stern, or gloomy in manner or appearance.
‘Stern’ means (of a person or their manner) serious and unrelenting, especially in the assertion of authority and exercise of discipline.
Thus, both words are synonyms.
‘Conspicuous’ means attracting notice or attention; clear; visible
‘Cheerful’ means happy
Directions(6-10): In the given question, one statement with a blank along with four words is given. Two of the given words can fit into the given blank. Five options with various combinations of these words are given. Choose the combination of the words that best fits into the blank.