Direction (1-3): Identify the segment in the sentence, which contains the grammatical error.
Q1. If you had seen yesterday’s basketball match I am sure you will have enjoyed watching your point guard.
(a) If you had seen yesterday’s basketball match
(b) I am sure you will have enjoyed
(c) watching your point guard.
(d) No error
Q2. As the class was about to start he insisted to ask full details of course.
(a)As the class was about
(b) to start he insisted to ask
(c)full details of course
(d) No error
Q3. The alarm report of Tsunami frightened everyone in the coastal region of TamilNadu.
(a)The alarm report of Tsunami
(b) frightened everyone in the
(c)coastal region of TamilNadu.
(d) No error
Direction (4-5): Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If there is no need of improvement, select No improvement required.
Q4. Poor child’s aching legs (gave away), and he almost fell in the fair.
(b) gave way to
(c) gave away to
Q5. (However) this government falls, I don’t see any great change happening.
(c) Even if
(d) No improvement
Q6. Select the antonym of the given word.
Q7. Select the synonym of the given word.
Direction (8-10): In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is correctly spelt. Select the correctly spelt word.
Sol. Replace “will” with “would” because this is 3rd conditional sentence. The format is If + Past Perfect, would + have + Past Participle.
Sol. Replace “insisted to ask” with “insisted on asking”. Gerund is used after certain verbs/phrases that are followed by appropriate preposition.
Sol. Use “alarming” which is an adjective instead of “alarm”.
Sol. Use phrasal verb ‘Give way’ which means to break, especially when under pressure from strong forces.
Sol. Here ‘Even if’ is more appropriate, this phrase is used for emphasizing that a particular situation will remain the same no matter what happens.
Nevertheless means despite what has just been said or referred to.
Somehow means in some way, by some means.
Sol. Perverse: contrary to the accepted or expected standard or practice.
Sol. Quirk: a peculiar aspect of a person’s character or behavior.
Foible: a minor weakness or eccentricity in someone’s character.
Sol. Consensus: a general agreement.
Sol. Precedents: an earlier event or action that is regarded as an example or guide to be considered in subsequent similar circumstances.
Sol. Castigated means reprimand (someone) severely.