Directions(1-5): In the given question, a sentence divided into different parts, is given. Find the part which doesn’t contribute to the main theme of the passage and then rearrange the remaining parts to make a complete sentence. If the given sentence is correct as it is then, choose ‘No correction required’. If the correct sequence is not given, then mark ‘None of these’ as your answer.
Have become the key determinant of whether goods and services, (A)/ from advertising to mobile phone networks, (B)/ can be legitimately and competitively traded across national boundaries (C)/ the standards, regulations and protocols that frame intangible production, particularly of services, (D)/ what governs sales of British producers is less price (E)DABCCABEACDBNo correction requiredNone of theseOption A
The correct sentence is ‘The standards, regulations and protocols that frame intangible production, particularly of services, have become the key determinant of whether goods and services, from advertising to mobile phone networks, can be legitimately and competitively traded across national boundaries’.
- Some affluent buyers are willing to (A)/ ‘trade space for place’, and that it will be interesting (B)/ to see if there is a segment of the luxury (C)/ homebuyer market that doesn’t want a 10,000-square-foot home (D)/ and is willing to invest in a smaller property. (E)
ACDEBADCEDCBNo correction requiredNone of theseOption D
- Currency stability led the Chinese government (A)/ clamp down on their companies’ overseas acquisitions (B) to tighten capital outflows and (C)/ these companies often made headlines with the steep prices they were willing to pay (D) rising corporate debt levels and concern over (E)
BAEDEACBACDENo correction requiredNone of theseOption B
The correct sentence is ‘Rising corporate debt levels and concern over currency stability led the Chinese government to tighten capital outflows and clamp down on their companies’ overseas acquisitions’.
- Combined with a certain stubborn ignorance (A)/ the most fascinating element of popular no-idealism is altogether more complicated, (B) what the most reckless kind of Brexit actually might entail (C)/ and built on a defiant rejection of all the warnings about falling off a cliff edge, so passionate (D)/ that the refusal of advice feels more relevant to what people think than (E)
BADCBCEDBDECNo correction requiredNone of theseOption C
The correct sentence is ‘The most fascinating element of popular no-idealism is altogether more complicated, and built on a defiant rejection of all the warnings about falling off a cliff edge, so passionate that the refusal of advice feels more relevant to what people think than what the most reckless kind of Brexit actually might entail’.
- Such a vast delegation of powers does entail (A)/ the legislation appears silent on what (B)/ constitutional risks – especially as (C)/ a deal has passed through parliament (D)/ they are predicated on the fact (E)
ACBDBCDEACEDNo correction requiredNone of theseOption C
The correct sentence is ‘Such a vast delegation of powers does entail constitutional risks – especially as they are predicated on the fact a deal has passed through parliament’.
- She (called up) all her reserves of courage to face the ordeal ahead of her.
called oncalled incalled forcalledNo correction requiredOption A
Call in: a radio or television programme during which the listeners or viewers telephone the studio and participate
Call on means ‘to produce a particular quality in yourself, especially by making a great effort’.
Call for: publicly ask for or demand
Call: cry out (a word or words)
‘Call up’ means ‘an instance of being summoned to serve in the armed forces or a sports team’.
- The other children (looked upon) her because her parents were poor.
looked forward tolooked uplooked down onlooked inNo correction requiredOption C
Looked forward to: awaited eagerly
Looked up: improved
Looked in: make a short visit or call
‘looked upon’ means ‘to consider or think of someone or something in a stated way’.
‘looked down on’ means ‘to think of or treat (someone or something) as unimportant or not worthy of respect’.
- Local authorities (backed away) on their threats to build a shopping complex on that part of the beach.
backedbacked upbacked downbacked inNo correction requiredOption C
Backed: gave financial, material, or moral support to
Backed up: gave support or encouragement
Backed in: reopened the bidding after having passed in the first round
‘backed away’ means ‘to move backwards in fear or dislike’.
‘backed down’ means ‘to withdraw a claim or to concede defeat’.
- When the police started asking questions, the suspect (clammed at), providing them with nothing at all.
clammed down onclammed forclammed inclammed upNo correction requiredOption D
‘clammed up’ means ‘refused to speak’
‘clammed down on’ means ‘acted strictly to prevent something’.
- The people who (get over) in this world are the people who work hard and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.
Get atGet onGet awayGet offNo correction requiredOption B
Get over: to recover from (illness, disappointment)
Get at: to imply
Get away: to escape
Get off: to remove
‘get on’ means ‘to perform or make progress’
Directions(6-10): 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’.
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