Directions(1-5): In these questions, two columns I and II and three sentences are given, which are divided into two parts. Column I (A, B and C) consists of first half of each sentence and Column II (D, E and F) consists of second half of each sentence. Match column I with column II, so that the sentences formed are both meaningful and grammatically correct. Choose the option as your answer.
A) They could not provide the police with any evidence to prove their innocence,
B) Vaporizers do not just waft lovely aromas,
C) He is now a sprightly 90 and I felt a surge of nostalgia as
D) but can also look beautiful in your home.
E) we shake hands and then hug.
F) so both of them were arrested.AF and BDAE, BF and CDAD and BFBF and CECDOption A
A) Having finished his skillet eggs and cappuccino
B) It is sad, because we all need help or
C) You feel like you are in the cockpit of a spaceship bound for Mars
D) even expertise guidance around modern hotel rooms.
E) Jim posed for photos and chided me for having picked up the tab.
F) because there are few different knobs and buttons.BD and AECFCF and AEBE, AD and CFAEOption E
A) Space is another area where the vehicle aces it, especially in the rear
B) Almonds are high in vitamin E, riboflavin, fibre, phosphorus,
C) When she first told her parents about her interest in dancing, they were confused since
D) magnesium, protein, and calcium.
E) where there is a lot of leg and head room.
F) they were not sure about their capacity to afford this hobby.AEAC, BF and CDAD and BFAF and BEAE, BD and CFOption E
A) The combination of nutrients in the pulses will give you an energetic feeling for the next few hours,
B) Alcohol leaves a strong acidic ash in the body, which make the body
C) It’s that time of the year when the smog descends in thick blankets
D) and chokes up the city with dust and smoke.
E) and at the same time, you are less likely to feel sluggish.
F) vulnerable to illness.ADAF and BDAE and CDBF and CDCFOption C
A) When the fishing was done, he brought
B) Although Sri Lanka has cuisines of its own, connections of history and geography make much of its
C) One evening they got chatting with some of the guests and since
D) quite similar to the Indian cuisines of the south.
E) everyone was staying away that night, they decided to do a small potluck.
F) the net to the fisherman.AFAD and BFAD, BF and CEAF and CECEOption A
Error in C-E lies in the use of phrasal verb ‘staying away’ which means ‘avoid or not come’ .
- We left (A)Mumbai and decided(B) to settle down(C) here because of its pristyne(D) climate and beautiful, green valleys.
ABCDAll are correctOption D
The correct spelling is “pristine”, which means clean and spotless.
- The fact(A) that Indonesia lyes(B) on the Ring of Fire makes it more vulnerable(C) to tsunamis(D) and earthquakes.
ABCDAll are correctOption B
The correct spelling is “lies”, which means to rest on a horizontal surface.
- The first step to adopting (A) a pet is to find a legetimate (B) NGO which works towards animal welfare (C) or an animal rescue (D) shelter.
ABCDAll are correctOption B
The correct spelling is “legitimate”, which means valid or justifiable.
Note: “to” in part 1 hasn’t been used as an infinitive.
One of the usages of a ‘to-infinitive’ structure is to express purpose. In the given statement, the preposition ‘to’ has been used to express the context of ‘in the direction of doing something (steps involved in adopting a pet)’.
- Castor oil is rich/(1) in oleic acid and omega- 6 mandatory/(2) fatty acids that replenish/(3) the scalp’s natural oils and make hair longer, thicker/(4) and shinier.
1234All are correctOption B
‘Mandatory’ means something that has been ordered by an authority and must be done. Fatty acids are not mandating, they are important for our healthy existence. They are essential. So, we should use ‘essential’ instead of ‘mandatory’.
- About(A) two weeks, his team managed(B) to clear around 4 tonnes of garbage from the city’s (C)oldest water (D)system.
ABCDAll are correctOption A
We can either use “in” or “within” to indicate that the work was completed in the duration of two weeks.
Directions(6-10): In each question, a sentence with four words printed in bold is given. These are numbered as (A), (B), (C) and (D). One of the four words printed in bold may either be mis-spelt or inappropriate in the context of the sentence. Find out the word which is wrongly spelt or inappropriate. The number of that word is your answer. If all the words printed in bold are correctly spelt and also appropriate in the context of the sentence, mark (5), i.e., ‘All are correct’, as your answer.
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