Directions(1-5): Five statements labelled A, B, C, 1 and 2 are given below. Among them, statements A, B and C are in the correct order. Identify the positions of 1 and 2 so as to make a logically coherent paragraph.
- A) I flew from Bengaluru to Delhi on Vistara and got the Gardenia to pack me a biryani.
B) When the hostess asked me what I wanted for dinner, I responded that I had my own food.
C) “Let me at least heat it for you”, she said.
1) I try not to eat on planes but when it is a long flight, I take my own packed food.
2) She took the biryani away and returned with a beautiful plate of warm biryani served restaurant style with curd, pickles, etc.12ABC1ABC221ABCABC122ABC1Option B
- A) In my earlier avatar, I was just another spaced out smartphone user filled with self-loathing about my phone addiction.
B) Then one day, I scrolled down my messages, skimming over the spam offerings of pest control, carpet cleaning and movie tickets.
C) I saw one message with discount code: ‘loveplants’.
1) Maybe due to a persistent cough, I clicked and went to the website that was advertising this discount.
2) I do not know why I paid attention to that.ABC21ABC1212ABC21ABC1ABC2Option A
- A) Texturing and handicrafts will be back in a big way.
B) Rahul Mishra agrees and adds, “People are looking for things that have a story-carrying a piece of their tradition forward.
C) Fashion is going to become more of storytelling through clothes and accessories.
1) Sonam says that the push for buy-less, wear-more will lead to a revolution of woven textiles and crochet.
2) Craftsmanship and handmade is going to be big, stories from the past are going to reflect in fashion”, he says.ABC12ABC211ABC22ABC121ABCOption C
- A) It is equally about sensitivity for the transgressions in Hindi.
B) It is also about the misplaced words, the mixed up Js and Zs.
C) But language is such an indicator of class and our anxieties around it, that any conversation around ‘correct’ usage throws up complicated issues.
1) The point was subtly and impactfully communicated in a lovely movie based on the English language.
2) To begin with, it’s not about English.1ABC221ABC12ABCABC212ABC1Option E
- A) Without specialised equipment, humans would be lost in these deep-sea habitats, so how do fish make it seem so easy?
B) Much of this is due to a biological phenomenon known as electro-reception – the ability to perceive and act upon electrical stimuli as part of the overall senses.
C) This ability is found only in aquatic or amphibious species because water is an efficient conductor of electricity.
1) Open your eyes in sea water and it is difficult to see much more than a murky, bleary green colour.
2) Sounds, too, are garbled and difficult to comprehend.21ABC1ABC2ABC1212ABC2ABC1Option D
- Andrew was (unexpected called for the jury) duty while he was on the way to attend his friend’s wedding party.
unexpected call for the jurycalled unexpected for the jurycalled unexpectedly for the jurycall unexpectedly for the juryNo correction requiredOption C
- (“You’re fast!”, appreciated) the coach after seeing the incomparable run by the athlete.
“Your fast!”, appreciated“Your faster!”, appreciated“Your fastest!”, appreciated“You’re fastest!”, appreciatedNo correction requiredOption E
- In the beginning of the 12th century, the Western Roman Empire (have collapsed, being left the Byzantine Empire) as the only real power in Eastern Europe.
have collapsed, leaving the Byzantine Empirehad collapsed, had left the Byzantine Empirehave collapsed, left the Byzantine Empirehad collapsed, leaving the Byzantine Empirehad collapsed, being left the Byzantine EmpireOption D
- Under the terms of the settlement, the father agreed to joint custody |(in lieu to pay) child support.
on lieu of payon lieu to payingin lieu of payingin lieu to paidNo correction requiredOption C
1) At the bottom of the kiln is a grate of iron bars, and on this wood and coke are piled to start the fire.
2) He kept staring at her and it began to grate on her nerves.
3) We are all to a grate extent the products of our culture.
Only 1Only 3Both 1 and 2Both 2 and 3All 1,2,3Option C
Grate can be used both as noun and a verb.
When used as a verb it means to have an irritating effect, as used in sentence 2.
When used as a noun it refers to a metal frame for holding fuel in a fireplace or furnace, as in sentence 1.
Grate can never be used as an adjective as used in sentence 3. It should be great in sentence 3.
Directions(6-9): In the given question, a part of the sentence is printed in bold. Below the sentence alternatives to the bold part 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’.
Direction: In the following question, a word is given, which has been used in the three statements given below it. Identify the statement(s) in which the word fits contextually to convey a logical meaning.