Directions(1-5): In the given question, a part of the sentence is brackets. Below the sentence alternatives to the bracketed part are given at (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) which may help improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative.
- The Romanians may be restive under Soviet direction — but (they are tied from Moscow in ideological and military links).
they are tied to Moscow by ideological and military linksthey are tied from Moscow by ideological and military linksthey are tied over Moscow by ideological and military linksthey are tied from Moscow by ideological in military linksthey are tied to Moscow by ideology in military linksOption A
The error in the original statement is the usage of ‘from’ before ‘Moscow’ and ‘in’ after it. They need to be replaced with ‘to’ and ‘by’, respectively to make the statement correct.
- In a penetrating study, CBS-TV focuses on these people without hope, (whose bodies are care for by welfare aid), but whose spirit is often neglected by a disinterested society.
whose bodies are cared for by welfare aidwho do not have enough to eatwhose hopelessness may be alleviatedwho may be physically satiatedwhich bodies are cared for by welfare aidOption A
The sentence refers to the people who are ‘physically looked after’ by the welfare aid. No other choice states the involvement of welfare aid. E is grammatically incorrect.
- (Contemplating whether to exist) with an insatiable romantic temperament, he was the author and largely the subject of a number of memorable novels.
Contemplating whether to existCombining realistic detailsMiscegenating a brilliant mindAware that he had been bornContemplating under existOption B
Only option B seems to be correct contextually. It refers to mixing of realistic points with a romantic temperament by the author.
- How many times have I asked myself: when is the world going to start to make sense? (There is a monster out there), and it is rushing towards me over the uneven ground of consciousness.
There is a monster out thereIt is as if the world is on my shouldersThe answer is out there somewhereThere is a sea of sensibility in meThere is a monster out thenOption C
The given phrase obviously refers to the answer to the question that is bothering the author. Hence, option C will be the correct response.
- In Martin Amis’ new novel, the narrator is trapped — and hurtling towards a terrible secret, its resolution and the dreadful revelations it brings, (ally to give an excruciating vision of guilt).
Ally in giving an excruciate vision of quiltAlly to give a excruciating vision of guiltAlly to give an excruciating vision towards guiltAlly to give an excruciatement vision of guiltNo correction requiredOption E
The original phrase is best suited here, thus the correct response is option E.
- The local (police is working hand in glove with the FBI) to find the bank robbers.
i) police is being working hand in glove with the FBI
ii) police have been working hand in glove with the FBI
iii) police are working hand in glove with the FBIOnly iOnly iiOnly iiiii and iiiNo correction requiredOption D
The answer is both ‘police have been working hand in glove with the FBI’ and ‘police are working hand in glove with the FBI’. ‘Hand in glove’ is a phrase which means
‘in close collusion or association’. Therefore option D is the correct answer
- Rashmi hates everybody and everything( which remind her) of her mistakes
i) which have reminded
ii) who reminds her
iii) that reminds herOnly iOnly iiOnly iiiii and iiiNo correction requiredOption C
The answer is ‘that reminds her’. When two antecedents are connected by ‘and’ if one of them is a person and the other an object then we use ‘that’ as a relative pronoun. Therefore option C is the correct answer.
- She (asked me off passing on her good wishes) to all her friends and colleagues.
i) asked me of passing away her good wishes
ii) asked me to pass on her good wishes
iii) ask me to pass out her good wishesOnly iOnly iiOnly iiiii and iiiNo correction requiredOption C
The answer is ‘asked me to pass on her good wishes’. ‘Pass on’ is a phrasal verb, which means to transmit.
Therefore option C is the correct answer.
- In spite of the rumours of an impending take over by the government, Mr. Bajaj (bought more than shares of) that company.
i) bought much shares to
ii) should be bought
iii) bought many shares ofOnly iOnly iiOnly iiiii and iiiNo correction requiredOption C
The correct answer is ‘bought many shares of’.
Note that, the comparative degree of ‘much’ and ‘many’ is ‘more’. Hence, option C is the correct answer
- Well, my (plan to go to the beach is gone for a burton now) that it’s supposed to rain all weekend.
i) plan to go to the beach had went for a burton now
ii) plan to go to the beach is gone for a burton now
iii) plan of going to the beach is gone for a burton nowOnly iOnly iiOnly iiiii and iiiNo correction requiredOption D
The answer is both ‘plan to go to the beach is gone for a burton now’ and ‘plan of going to the beach is gone for a burton now’. ‘Gone for a burton’ is a phrasal verb. It
is used to mean lost or destroyed. Hence, option D is the correct answer.
Directions (6-10): Which of the following phrases (i), (ii), and (iii) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold letters to make the sentence grammatically correct? Choose the best option among the five given alternatives that reflect the correct use of phrase in the context of the grammatically correct sentence. If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (E) i.e., “No correction required” as the answer.