Q1. In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
Tie the knot
(a) To put yourself into a problem
(b) To make fateful decision
(c) To sign the deal
(d) To get married
Q2. Select the synonym of “Carnal”
Q3. Select the antonym of “Intrinsic”
Q4. In the following question, the sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.
Providence smiles ________ those who are diligent.
Q5. Select the word with the correct spelling.
Q6. Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
When I last saw Ranbir, he (had been running) to catch his bus.
(b) was running
(c) had run
(d) no improvement
Q7. In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select ‘No Error’.
If you are in the wrong gears (A)/the car won’t be (B)/able to climb the hill. (C)/No error(D)
Q8. In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
The ball is in your court
(a) It is up to you to make the next move
(b) You have got a fantastic opportunity
(c) You will be blamed for crimes that you have not committed
(d) You have been put into a dilemma.
Q9. Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
I would love (to availing) a short holiday, and go for an overnight trek.
(a) avail myself
(b) to avail of
(c) to avail myself
(d) No improvement
Q10. In the following question, a sentence has been given in Active/Passive voice. Out of four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Passive/Active voice.
Mariam was writing a note to her boss.
(a) A note was written to her boss by Mariam.
(b) A note was wrote by Mariam to her boss.
(c) A note was being written by Mariam to her boss.
(d) A note was written by Mariam to her boss.
S1. Ans. (d)
Sol. Tie the knot means to marry a mate.
S2. Ans. (b)
Sol. Carnal means relating to physical, especially sexual, sensual, needs and activities.
S3. Ans. (d)
Sol. Intrinsic means belonging naturally; essential and acquired means to come into possession or ownership of; get as one’s own.
S4. Ans. (c)
Sol. Here upon is used as more formal term for on, especially in abstract senses.
S5. Ans. (d)
Sol. Toxicity means the quality of being toxic or poisonous.
S6. Ans. (b)
Sol. As there is no point of time or duration given, thus past perfect continuous should not be used.
S7. Ans. (a)
Sol. Replace ‘gears’ with ‘gear’ as any vehicle uses a single gear at a time.
S8. Ans. (a)
Sol. The ball is in your court means one needs to take some action to keep something going.
S9. Ans. (c)
Sol. There should be infinitive after love, thus ‘to avail’ should be used and avail is a transitive verb which should have an object and as the object is not given thus reflexive pronoun ‘myself’ should be used.
S10. Ans. (c)
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