Q1. Identify the segment which contains the grammatical error.
The Principal requested to the Chief Guest to inaugurate the sports meet.
(a) The principal requested
(b) the sports meet
(c) to the Chief Guest
(d) to inaugurate
Q2. Given below are four jumbled sentences. Out of the given options pick the one that gives their correct order.
A. Practicing hard, she hoped to win an Olympic medal some day.
B. As she sped down the slope she had a terrible accident.
C. But, she didn’t know it would be her last run ever.
D. Ann Thompson was going to make her practice ski run before lunch.
Q3. Select the wrongly spelt word.
Q4. Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
Of Kavya and Piya (the later is the most) responsible.
(a) the later is more
(b) the latter is the more
(c) the latter is most
(d) No substitution.
Q5. Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
To grease the palm
(a) to give support
(b) to bribe someone
(c) to cheat someone
(d) to give a message
Q6. Select the most appropriate indirect form of the given sentence.
The lawyer said to the accused, “Where were you at the time of the burglary?”
(a) The lawyer asked the burglar where he was at the time of burglary.
(b) The lawyer asked to burglar that where was he at the time of burglary.
(c) The lawyer asked the burglar if he was there at the time of burglary.
(d) The lawyer asked the burglar where were you at the time of burglary.
Q7. Select the most appropriate passive form of the given sentence.
Have you paid your outstanding bills?
(a) Have your outstanding bills been paid?
(b) Are your outstanding bills being paid?
(c) Have your outstanding bills being paid?
(d) Will your outstanding bills be paid?
Q8. Select the correctly spelt word.
Q9. Fill in the blank with the most appropriate word.
The _____ appears to be rather rough today for the ships to sail.
Q10. Select the most appropriate word for the group of words.
One whose hobby is stamp collection
Sol. Remove preposition ‘to’ after requested to make the sentence grammatically correct.
Sol. Elementary is the correct spelling to be used here.
Sol. Later: at some time subsequent to a given time.
Latter: denoting the second or second mentioned of two people or things.
Here latter should be used. While comparing two people we use comparative degree.
Sol. To grease the palm: To bribe one discreetly, as by slipping money into their palm.
Sol. Correct spelling is “Repetition” it means the action of repeating something that has already been said or written.
Sol. Weather: the state of the atmosphere at a particular place and time as regards heat, cloudiness, dryness, sunshine, wind, rain, etc.
Climate: the weather conditions prevailing in an area in general or over a long period.
Atmosphere: the envelope of gases surrounding the earth or another planet.
Here, we are talking about today’s (temporary) conditions. So, use weather in place of climate.
Sol. Phonologist: The study of speech sounds in language or a language with reference to their distribution and patterning and to tacit rules governing pronunciation.
Philanthropist: a person who seeks to promote the welfare of others, especially by the generous donation of money to good causes.
Panegyrist: an orator who delivers eulogies or panegyrics.