Directions (1-15): In each question, a part of sentence is printed in bold. Below each sentence, some phrases are given which can substitute the bold part of the sentence. Find out the phrase which can correctly substitute that part of the sentence. If the sentence is correct as it is, the answer is ‘No correction required’ or ‘No improvement’.

Q1. The teacher asked the intruder who was he and why was he occupying his chair.
(a) who he was and why he was
(b) who he was and why was he
(c) who he had been and why he had been
(d) No improvement


Q2. No sooner he had returned home then his mother felt happy.
(a) he had returned home than
(b) had he returned home when
(c) did he return home than
(d) No improvement

Q3. The cloud of misfortune appears to have blown out.
(a) away
(b) over
(c) up
(d) No improvement

Q4. A lot depends on your early brought up in the family.
(a) bringing up
(b) bringing on
(c) upbringing
(d) No improvement

Q5. It is unreasonable to distort the statement of a man simply because he does not agree with your opinions.
(a) discourage
(b) denounce
(c) bend
(d) No improvement

Q6. Young men and women should get habituated to reading and writing about current affairs.
(a) prepared
(b) trained
(c) used
(d) No improvement


Q7. He is the kindest and generous of all my friends.
(a) more generous among all my friends
(b) more generous of all my friends
(c) the most generous of all my friends
(d) No improvement

Q8. Not till he got home he did realize that he had lost his keys in the theater.
(a) did he realize
(b) he did not realize
(c) he realized
(d) No improvement

Q9. Due to these reasons we are all in favour of universal compulsory education.
(a) by these reasons
(b) for these reasons
(c) out of these reasons
(d) No improvement

Q10. The standard of living of the working class is higher than was the case thirty years ago.
(a) than it was before thirty years
(b) than that of thirty years ago
(c) than what it was thirty years ago
(d) No improvement

Q11. Do take an umbrella with you lest you do not get wet.
(a) lest you might not get wet
(b) lest you should not get wet
(c) lest you should get wet
(d) No improvement

Q12. She had no difficulty to settle down to her new life in the city.
(a) in settling down
(b) for settling down
(c) to settling down
(d) No improvement

Q13. With the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers expect to learn the age and size of the universe and to probe its origin, evolution, and ultimate fate.
(a) probe after
(b) probe for
(c) probe in
(d) No improvement

Q14. Do you remember to meet her at my house last year?
(a) remember of meeting her
(b) remember about meeting her
(c) remember having met her
(d) No improvement

Q15. Newton wanted to know why did the apple fall to the ground.
(a) know that why did the apple fall
(b) know why the apple fell
(c) know that why the apple fell
(d) No improvement