Directions(1-2): Given below are three statements, of which some may be incorrect. Identify the correct statement(s).
- I. Rajesh bargained for days and sold the property on a good price.
II. Rajesh bargained for days and sold the property for a good price.
III. Rajesh bargained for days and sold the property to a good price.Only IOnly IIOnly IIIBoth I and IIAll of theseOption B
Here, the correct preposition after property is ‘for’. We use ‘for’ to talk about a purpose or a reason for something
The other alternatives use incorrect prepositions which render the sentences grammatically incorrect.
- I. Even though Ayan was an extremely versatile individual, he knew that he was stronger than cleverer.
II. Even though Ayan was an extremely versatile individual, he knew that he was more kind than clever.
III. Even though Ayan was an extremely versatile individual, but he knew that he was more kinder than more cleverer.Only IOnly IIOnly IIIBoth I and IINone of the aboveOption B
In case of sentence I, on comparing two qualities of the same person or things, we don’t use “-er”.
In case of sentence III, the usage ‘more kinder’ or ‘more cleverer’ is incorrect. Thus, option B is the correct answer.
- A mental disorder(1) , also called a mental illness or psyciatric(2) disorder, is a behavioural or mental pattern that causes significant distress(3) or impairment(4) of personal functioning.
1234All are correctOption B
Here word placed at 2 is wrongly spelt. The correct spelling is “psychiatric “.
- My overall(1) financial(2) goal is to build(3) suffecient(4) wealth.
1234All are correctOption D
Here, option (D) is wrongly spelt. The correct spelling is “sufficient” which means “enough; adequate”.
1) Sharon can be an imitation for his mother’s voice.
2) The restaurant was designed in imitate of a Victorian chamber.
3) Your idyllic writing style is imitative of the famous humourist, P.G.Wodehouse.Only 1Only 2Only 3Both 2 and 3None of the aboveOption C
The meanings of the words in bold are as follows
Imitate means to follow as a pattern, model, or example (v)
Imitation is an act or instance of imitating (n)
Imitative exhibiting mimicry/ marked by imitation (adj)
1) The manager was appalled at the conduct of his employee and asked in utter disappointment,” what is this whole thing even about?”
2) Her last haircut was abysmal and hence she got a new one recently to even up the ends.
3) He even off the bricks on the wall all by himself after ring the workers for negligence.Only 1Only 2Both 1 and 2Both 2 and 3None of the aboveOption C
The meanings of the word “even” are as follows:
used in questions to indicate confusion or exasperation. (adverb)
Level, make flat (verb)
Even out means to equalise or flatten. Even off doesn’t convey a meaning here.
- An illusion has no existence apart from its substratum, (but due to ignorance for the truth, we perceive only the superimposition) and not the absolute reality which is the stratum.
i. but due to ignorance for the truth, we perceived only the superimposition
ii. but because of ignorance for the truth, we perceive only the superimposition
iii. but due to ignorance of the truth, we perceive only the superimpositionOnly iOnly iiOnly iiiBoth i and iiiNo correction requiredOption C
The error in the given part is the use of preposition “for” because it means with the object or purpose of something and the sentence needs the use of a preposition that expresses the relationship between a part and a whole. “Of” should be used.
- (Intelligence is the only agency to act through the mind), eliminating undesirable traits and imbuing emotional strength, stability and peace.
i. Intelligence is only the agency to act through the mind
ii. Intelligence is the only agency that act through the mind
iii. Intelligence is the only agency to act on the mindOnly iOnly iiOnly iiiBoth i and iiiNo correction requiredOption C
The error in the bold part is the use of the preposition “through”, which means to into and out of, as the sentence speaks of intelligence being the force or power that influences the mind or acts on it. “On” should be used in place of “through”.
- The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) is the BJP’s second major alliance partner after the Shiv Sena to threaten a (breaking-up on the verge of multiple election), including the national polls.
i. break-up in the convergence of multiple election
ii. break-up on the verge of multiple elections
iii. break-up within the verge of having a multiple electionOnly iOnly iiOnly iiiBoth i and iiiNo correction requiredOption B
‘On the verge’ of means ‘close to.’ Moreover, as soon as the word ‘multiple’ comes, it becomes plural and therefore we can’t use ‘election.’ So considering everything, only option B can be considered correct.
- You may have (method for your madness, but these radical changes should) still prove catastrophic.
i. method for your madness, but these radical changes would
ii. method in your madness, but these radical changes must
iii. method to your madness, but these radical changes couldOnly iOnly iiOnly iiiBoth ii and iiiNo correction requiredOption C
The correct answer is option C because the correct phrase that must be used here is ‘method to your madness.’ When we say ‘method to your madness’, it means ‘a specific, rational purpose in what one is doing or planning, even though it may appear crazy or absurd to another person.’ The other sentences do not use this phrase correctly.
Directions(3-4): In each question, a sentence with four words printed in bold is given. These are numbered as (1), (2), (3) and (4). One of these four words printed in bold may either be misspelt or inappropriate in the context of the sentence. Find out the word which is wrongly spelt or inappropriate, if any. 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.
Directions(5-6): 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.
Directions(7-10): In the given question, a part of the sentence is printed in bold. Below the sentence three alternatives to the bold part are given which may help improve the sentence. Choose the option that reflects the correct use of the phrase in the context of the sentence. In case the given sentence is correct, your answer is (E), i.e., ‘No correction required’.
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