Directions (1-5): Questions below contain a phrase followed by 4 sentences in a, b, c, and d. You have to select the sentences which show the correct usage of the given phrase. Then mark your answer accordingly.
- Pick up
a. I picked up the baby.
b. I picked up her
c. I picked her up
d. I picked the baby up.Only a, b & dOnly a, c & dOnly bOnly a & dAll are correctOption B
The two parts of a separable phrasal verb are always separated when the object is a pronoun.
- sit in for
a. Why is Chris Evans not on Radio 2, who’s sitting in for him and when is he back?
b. Mr Baker is ill today, so Miss Dixon is sitting him in for.
c. He’s sitting in the regular breakfast show for disc jockey.
d. I’ll be sitting in for the secretary at the meeting tonight.Only a & bOnly b & cOnly a & dOnly a, b & cAll are correctOption E
Sit in for = temporarily carry out the duties of (another person).
- Getting over
a. He is getting over the situation.
b. He is getting it over.
c. There are many hurdles still to get before the new restaurant over can open.
d. We decided to get the holidays over before we started decorating the house.All except aAll except bAll except cAll except dAll are correctOption C
b. The object of a preposition cannot precede the preposition
- Drop off
a. Can you drop the kids off at school this morning?
b. They dropped the kids from that war zone off.
c. They dropped them off.
d. They dropped off the kids from that war zone.Only b & dOnly b, c & dOnly a & bOnly a, b & cAll are correctOption E
- Broke away
a. One of the wolves broke away.
b. Anna tried to break away, but he held her tight.
c. The robber had tied me to a chair, but I was able to break away and flee the house.
d. I had to chase my dog down the street after he broke away.Only a & dOnly aOnly b & cOnly a, b & cAll are correctOption C
broke away is an inseparable verb
Directions (6-10): Each question below contains a sentence having a blank followed by 3 phrases a, b, and c. Select the phrase/s which can be filled in the blank to make the sentence grammatically and logically correct. Then choose the best option.
- Prasad was ____________ of cheating with criminal conspiracy under the Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of Corruption Act.
a. captivated for crimes
b. guilty for faults
c. convicted for offencesOnly cOnly a & bOnly b & cOnly a & cAll are correctOption D
Explanation: convicted means to capture. so, captivated is appropriate. Hence a & c are correct option.
- The concept of love is changing in this nation of teeming multitudes that _____________ at sex education.
a. continue to clog
b. still baulks
c. still hauntsOnly bOnly b & cOnly a & cNone of theseAll are correctOption A
Explanation: baulks mean hesitate or be unwilling to accept an idea or undertaking.
- He shuffles amid the crowd, keenly observing faces and baggage alike, asks a few questions about where we have come from, and _________ in the shade, satisfied with the answers.
a. retorts to his lodge
b. returns to his perch
c. concludes to his roostOnly a & bOnly b & cOnly cNone of theseAll are correctOption A
- There was a sense of excitement each time a _______________ through the many villages en route.
a. caravan made its way
b. separately created its stretch
c. cortege formed its pathOnly aOnly b & cOnly cOnly a & cAll are correctOption D
cortege = a solemn procession, especially for a funeral.
- A trial of a potential new brain cancer treatment has shown that a virus injected directly into the bloodstream can reach tumours deep inside the brain and ___________ the body’s own defence system to attack them.
a. switch on
b. put on
c. startOnly a & bOnly b & cOnly a & cNone of theseAll are correctOption E