Directions(1-4): Given below are three statements, of which some may be incorrect. Identify the correct statement(s).
- I. Patricia has checked the reports and can vouch for the accuracy of the information.
II. Patricia has checked the reports and can vouch with the accuracy of the information.
III. Patricia has checked the reports and can vouch from the accuracy of the information.Only IIOnly IIIBoth II and IIIOnly INone of theseOption D
The verb ‘vouch’ is always followed by preposition ‘for’. In sentences II and III, the prepositions ‘with’ and ‘from’ are incorrect.
- I. He was overthrown in a coup in 1991 and forced to flee the country.
II. He were overthrown in a coup in 1991 and forced to flee the country.
III. He was overthrown in a coup in 1991 and forced for flee the country.Only IIOnly IOnly IIIBoth I and IIAll of theseOption B
In sentence II, the use of ‘were’ violates the subject-verb agreement. The singular verb (was) must be used with a singular noun.
In sentence III, the use of preposition ‘for’ is incorrect.
- I. Our soldiers had entrenched themselves behind the battle lines.
II. Our soldiers have entrenched themselves behind the battle lines.
III. Our soldiers have entrench themselves behind the battle lines.All I, II, and IIIOnly IOnly IIBoth I and IINone of theseOption D
In sentence III, the use of infinitive after ‘have’ is erroneous. ‘Have’ is always’ followed by participle.
- I. The driver of the food truck fell asleep while he was driving on the bypass road.
II. The driver of the food truck fallen asleep while he was driving on the bypass road.
III. The driver of the food truck goes asleep while he was driving on the bypass road.Only IOnly IIOnly IIIBoth I and IINone of the aboveOption A
In statement II, fallen (past participle) is an incorrect usage in the context.
In statement III, the sentence is in past tense. But ‘goes’ is in present tense, which is incorrect in this context.
- Stammering is a habit (linked to) lack of self-confidence.
linked withlinked atlinked onlinked uponNo correction requiredOption A
Note that, if something causes the other then we use “linked to”. But in above sentence we can clearly conclude that stammering cannot be caused by low self-confidence.
- Somebody must be made to (answer for) the alleged security scam.
answer toanswer afteranswer uponanswer withNo correction requiredOption E
The given sentence is absolutely correct. “Answer for” means to be held responsible for, to take the blame for something. Thus, option E is the correct answer.
- (Intimation as a process of creating intimacy) is essentially flawed.
Intimation as a process of creating intimacyIntimidation as a process of creating intimacyIntimidation as a process of curating intimacyInstigation as a process of creating intimacyNo correction requiredOption B
- (An era is indetermined by the number of years) it may comprise of.
An era is undetermined by the number of yearsAn era is undetermined by the number of earsAn era is indetermined by the number of yearsAn era is indetermined by the number of earsNo correction requiredOption A
‘-in’ is a wrong prefix to denote the antonym for determined. The correct prefix is ‘-un’. Hence, option A is the correct answer.
- Given that the opinions climate proxies people have are so varied, it has often been questioned whether they can be used by various __________ in the field of climate change.
Anything will be put to use by someone only if they find it interesting or useful. Of the options, stakeholder refers to a person with an interest or concern in something, and the opinions, hence, can be or cannot be put to use by stakeholders depending upon the feasibility.
- While it might be difficult to choose, “Beloved” remains one of Toni Morrison’s most __________ works, which won her the Pulitzer and a clutch of other awards.
The sentence says that Toni Morrison’s book ‘Beloved’ won the Pulitzer and a clutch of other awards. This clearly implies that the book and her work must have been very powerful to receive that acclamation. Enduring means powerful and fits in the blank well.
Directions(5-8): In the given question, a part of the sentence is given in brackets. Below the sentence, alternatives to the bracketed part are given as (A), (B), (C) and (D), which may help improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative out of the given five options. In case the given sentence is correct, your answer will be option (E), i.e., “No correction required”.
Directions(9-10): The following question carries one statement with one blank. Choose the word that will fill the blank to make the sentence grammatically correct and meaningful.