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Q1. We are committed in providing (A)/ you a safe and (B)/ comfortable travel experience. (C)/ No Error (D)
Sol. Replace ‘in’ with ‘to’.
‘Committed to V1+ing’ is the correct usage.
Q2. Intrigued by this (A)/ problem, I began search (B)/ for a solution. (C)/ No Error (D)
Sol. Begin is characterized with ‘infinitive’ i.e. to + V1 and ‘gerund’ i.e. V1 +ing. Hence replace ‘began search’ with ‘began searching’.
Directions (3-4): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which will improve the bracketed part of the sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select “no improvement”.
Q3. Joyce could not help (crying).
(b) to cry
(c) but crying
(d) No improvement
Sol. No improvement is required as ‘couldn’t help’ takes gerund i.e. (V1+ing) with it.
Q4. I met a gentleman, (who I believe to be a) actor.
(a) who I believe, is an
(b) whom I believe, is a
(c) who, to my belief, must be
(d) No improvement
Sol. Option A improves the sentence.
Direction (5-6): In the following questions, out of the four given alternatives, select the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.
Sol. Defer: put off (an action or event) to a later time; postpone.
Stall: stop or cause to stop making progress.
Hence option D is the correct synonym.
Sol. Restore: repair or renovate so as to return it to its original condition.
Reconstitute: build up again from parts; reconstruct.
Hence option A is the correct synonym.
Direction (7-8): n the following question, out of the four given alternatives, select the one which is opposite in meaning of the given word.
Sol. Rage: violent uncontrollable anger.
Hence option B is the correct antonym.
Sol. Optimize: make the best or most effective use of (a situation or resource).
Hence option C is the correct antonym.
Direction (9-10): In the following questions, out of the four given alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.
Q9. Chicken out
(a) To refuse to do something due to fear
(b) To influence
(c) To seek all enjoyments of life
(d) To obtain fame by hard work
Q10. Donkey’s years
(a) At different timings
(b) A long time
(c) Short duration
(d) Wasting time
Direction (11-15): A sentence has been given in Active/Passive Voice. Out of the four given alternatives, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Passive/Active Voice.
Q11. She presented me a bouquet on my 27th birthday.
(a) A bouquet is presented to me on my 27th birthday by her.
(b) I was presented on my 27th birthday a bouquet by her.
(c) I was presented a bouquet on my 27th birthday by her.
(d) I will be presented a bouquet on my 27th birthday by her.
(a) This surface is felt smooth.
(b) This surface when feels is smooth.
(c) This surface when felt is smooth.
(d) This surface is smooth as felt.
Q13. I promised my husband that I will cook food for him.
(a) A promise was made by me to my husband that food will be cooked by me.
(b) Food will be cooked by me was a promise I made to my husband.
(c) I promised my husband that food will be cooked by me.
(d) My husband wanted a promise from me that I will cook the food.
Q14. Has somebody broken the gate?
(a) Have the gate been broken?
(b) Had the gate been broken by somebody?
(c) Has the gate been broken by somebody?
(d) Has been the gate broken?
Q15. The girls are making a noise.
(a) A noise is made by the girls.
(b) A noise is being made by the girls.
(c) The girls should be making a notice.
(d) A noise has been made by the girls.
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