Q1. Identify the segment in the sentence, which contains the grammatical error.
For the long-term strength of the economy the limit of corporate stock buybacks is a potential solution.
(a) is a potential solution
(b) strength of the economy
(c) limit of corporate stock buybacks
(d) For the long term
Q2. Identify the segment in the sentence, which contains the grammatical error.
We are witnessing the worse level of income inequality in decades.
(a) in decades
(b) the worse level of
(c) income inequality
(d) are witnessing
Q3. Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
(a) to blindly accept someone
(b) to typecast someone
(c) to call someone names
(d) to hurriedly reject someone
Q4. Select the word, which means the same as the group of words given.
A person claiming to be superior in culture and intellect to others
Q5. Select the wrongly spelt word.
Q6. Select the antonym of the given word.
Direction (7-8): Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
Q7. Genetic influx from Central Asia in the Bronze Age was strongly male-driven, consistent with the patriarchal social structure (attributing to the Indo-European) pastoralist society.
(a) to be attributed to the Indo-European
(b) No improvement
(c) attributed to the Indo-European
(d) attributed by the Indo-European
Q8. A phenomenon called the polar vortex has hit central and eastern parts of the United States. It has brought with it snow, brutally cold temperatures and (potentially life-threatening wind chill).
(a) potentially life-threaten windy chills
(b) No improvement
(c) potentially life-threatened wind chill
(d) potential life-threatening wind chill
Q9. Select the antonym of the given word.
Q10. Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
To hold a brief for
(a) to support someone’s cause
(b) to write a speech for someone
(c) to upset someone’s campaign
(d) to wait for someone
Sol. Correct preposition to be used here is “to” as ‘limit to’ is an idiom which means to ensure something remains restricted to some specific thing.
Sol. Replace “worse” with “worst” because ‘worse‘ is a comparative that describes something that’s bad in relationship to something else, while ‘worst‘ is a superlative that describes something that is as bad as it can be.
Sol. To pigeonhole someone means to unfairly think of or describe (someone or something) as belonging to a particular group, having only a particular skill, etc.
Sol. Highbrow: intellectual or rarefied in taste.
Patrician: an aristocrat or nobleman.
Sol. Correct word is “conformist” which means a person who conforms to accepted behavior or established practices.
Sol. Sever: divide by cutting or slicing, especially suddenly and forcibly.
Sol. Since the given sentence is in past tense hence replace gerund “attributing” with past form of the verb, i.e. “attributed” to improve the sentence.
Sol. Dye is a natural or synthetic substance used to add a color to or change the color of something.
Bleach means cause (a material such as cloth, paper, or hair) to become white or much lighter by a chemical process or by exposure to sunlight.
Sol. To hold a brief for means to support someone’s cause.