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Directions (1-5): In these questions some of the sentences have errors and some have none. Find out which part of a sentence has an error and indicate it corresponding to the appropriate letter. If there is no error, indicate corresponding to the last option.
Q1. With a view to help the Third World countries, (A)/the I.M.F. and the World Bank keep sending (B)/their experts to different regions of the world (C)/ No Error (D)
Replace ‘help’ with ‘helping’ as ‘with a view to’ takes gerund (V1 + ing) with it.
Q2. The house owners forget that even so simple (A)/ a matter as cleaning and maintaining (B)/ a lawn affects ecology and should not be neglected (C)/ No Error (D)
Replace ‘ecology’ with ‘environment’. Ecology is the branch of biology that deals with the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings. While Environment means the surroundings or conditions in which a person lives or operates, the natural world, as a whole or in a part. Hence using ‘environment’ makes the sentence error free.
Q3. Many a profound thinker believe (A)/ that the march of civilization (B)/ has not coincided with real human progress (C)/ No Error (D)
Replace ‘believe’ with ‘believes’. ‘Many a’ is followed by a singular subject and a singular subject is followed by a singular verb according to Subject-Verb Agreement Rule.
Q4. Do you think you could lend me (A)/ good pair of gloves (B) / to wear to the wedding (C) / No Error (D)
Use indefinite article ‘a’ before ‘good pair of gloves’.
‘A good pair of gloves’ is the right usage.
Q5. He flowed into a rage (A) / at the very (B) / sight of that man (C) / No error (D)
Replace ‘flowed into a rage’ with ‘flew into a rage’.
Flew: to move with an aggressive surge/ suddenly become very angry.
Hence ‘flew into a rage’ is the correct usage.
Direction (6-10): Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
Q6. His condition has only deteriorated, his life (hangs with threads).
is hanging on threads
hangs by a thread
hangs on a thread
‘Hang by a thread’ is an idiom which means ‘be in a highly precarious state’. Thus option (b) is correct.
Q7. I won’t be able to leave for office until they (arrive).
will have arrived
Q8. (It is no good to cry) over past failures.
It is of no good crying
It is of no good to cry
It is no good crying
The gerund form of the verb “cry” is “crying.” ‘It’s no use/no good + Gerund form of verb’ is grammatically correct.
Q9. Why should we (bothered)?
“should” is a “modal” which will take base form of verb i.e. “bother” with it.
Q10. She (starts walks) without responding.
Only option B fits in the context thus justifying the tense and correct form of verb (i.e. V1 +ing).
Directions: (11-15) Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences.
Q11. Involving or showing violence and bloodshed
Gory: involving or showing violence and bloodshed.
Sanguine: optimistic or positive, especially in an apparently bad or difficult situation.
Inundate: overwhelm someone with things or people to be dealt with.
Imbrue: to impregnate
Q12. To cut off a branch, limb, or twig from the main body of a tree
Dollop: a large, shapeless mass of something, especially soft food.
Clop: a sound made by or as if by a horse’s hoof striking the ground.
Slop: dress in an untidy or casual manner.
Lop: cut off a branch, limb, or twig from the
Q13. A tangled mass in something such as hair or wool
Knot: A knot is a method of fastening or securing linear material such as rope by tying or interweaving.
Q14. Relating to or characteristic of hell or the underworld
Infernal: relating to or characteristic of hell or the underworld.
Q15. The action of making amends for a wrong one has done