Directions(1-4): For the following word given below, a contextual usage is provided. Pick the word from the alternatives given that is most inappropriate in the given context.
- Statutes: The codes are comprehensive statutes that structure the process from arrest through appeal.
RegulationEnactmentProcrastinationPronouncementNone of the aboveOption C
“Procrastination” means “the action of delaying or postponing something”.
- Impasse: Negotiations seemed to have reached an impasse.
HaltDeadlockStandstillUnfoldNone of the aboveOption D
“Unfold” means to (of events or information) gradually develop or be revealed.
- Devious: Ratan took us by a devious route to his home.
SerpentinePromenadeCircuitousWindingNone of the aboveOption
“Promenade” means “a paved public walk, typically one along the seafront at a resort”.
- Deprecate: What I always deprecate is my mother’s persistent indulgence in my personal matters.
AbhorDeploreAdoreExecrateNone of the aboveOption C
“Adore” means to like something very much.
- Let’s wait and see (1)/ how the land (2)/ laid before (3)/ we do anything. (4)/ No error (5)
Present tense is evident from the sentence. Hence, Present Simple i.e. ‘lies’ should be used instead of ‘laid’.
- In ancient Greece (1)/ a messenger ran from Marathon (2)/ to Athens with the news of (3)/ a victory over the Persians. (4)/ No error (5)
- Grammar information enables (1)/ students to map a (2)/ structure of a foreign (3)/ language onto their own. (4)/ No error (5)
Here, definite article ‘the’ should be used before structure.
- Their wedding (1)/ turned out to be (2)/ quite (3)/ an occasion. (4)/ No error (5)
- I may be stated (1)/the obvious but (2)/ without more money the (3)/ project cannot survive. (4)/ No error (5)
Here, ‘I may be stating’ should be used. Use of passive is not proper.
- My friend lived at the top(1) / of an old house (2) / which attic had been(3) / converted into a flat. (4)/ No Error(5)
Here, ‘whose attic had been’…should be used.
Directions(5-10): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error if any will be in one part of the sentence. If there is no error, the answer is 5) i.e ‘No error’. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any.)