Directions: Which of the phrases given below should replace the phrase given in bold in the following sentence to make the sentence grammatically meaningful and correct.
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Question 1 of 30
She wished that her career could be as glamorous as the other women but not willing to work as they had.
The comparison is between the careers of the two women and not a woman and the career of another women. The subject is absent from the sentence but if you complete the sentence you will find it should be- she wished that her career was as glamorous as the other woman’s career. In sentences such as these where the noun is hidden, it is helpful to complete the noun to find the correct answer.
Question 2 of 30
Although he is liable to make political enemies with the decision, the Finance Minister will propose severe tax cuts that may both stimulate business and reduce the availability of loans.
Liable to means, it is an event that will happen. This is the only phrase which would fit in with the sense of the rest of the sentence. So there will be no change
Question 3 of 30
No matter what experience you have had with forest fires, if you would have witnessed the fire roaring down through the canyon, you would have been terrified.
would is a modal and its use here is unnecessary. There is a ‘would have’ in the second part of the sentence but it should not be repeated in the first one, because the use of ‘would have’ is done as a possibility of an affect of something done in past. So generally would have will be followed by a past perfect verb.
Question 4 of 30
Eaten in Portugal only, the Indians viewed the potato with suspicion for they assumed it had poisonous properties since only the white skinned people consumed it.
The first part of the sentence is directed at a subject, which is ‘eaten in Portugal only’, i.e., the potato, therefore the comma should be followed by a phrase with potato as its subject and not Indians. Of (c) & (d), (c) is the right option because ‘suspicious to Indian’ is not an appropriate usage.
Question 5 of 30
It was my business to cross the bridge to explore the bridgehead and to find out the extent to which the enemy had advanced.
The correct sentence should read, ‘It was my business to cross the bridge to explore the bridge head and to find out the point where the enemy had advanced’. Therefore, (c) is the correct answer, the reason being the enemy had already advanced to that place. Therefore its a particular point or destination’; the other two options the extent where and how much means the exact point or location is unknown therefore these options are correct.
Question 6 of 30
The world is becoming increasingly polarised between the rich and the poor.
This sentence is grammatically correct. None of the suggested changes will improve it. So, the option (e) is the correct answer.
Question 7 of 30
I laid all the facts before him so that he could make his own Judgement.
This sentence is correct. None of the changes suggested will improve it. So, the option (e) is the correct answer.
Question 8 of 30
If only she had told me about her problem I would have helped her.
This sentence is grammatically correct. None of the changes suggested will improve it. So, the option (e) is the correct answer.
Question 9 of 30
Apollo was worshipped as long as the Roman Empire continued.
The correct sentence should read, ‘Apollo was worshipped as long as the Roman empire ‘lasted’ therefore, option (c) is the correct answer. The reason being Apollo was worshipped till the Roman empire was there: therefore ‘lasted’ fits in best, the other two options was continued or ruled are incorrect.
Question 10 of 30
We want the teacher to be him who has the best rapport with the students.
‘him’ is not the right usage because it is a possessive pronoun, and in the sentence it is followed by who, which is used to refer. So the pronoun he should be used. He, who has the best rapport with the students.
Question 11 of 30
Hearing rumours of a fraud, investors begun to pull out their money in panic.
Question 12 of 30
It would be worthwhile to educate teenagers about the consequences of drinking to drive
Question 13 of 30
There is a large number of employees whom took the option of voluntary retirement.
Question 14 of 30
He did not invest wisely and has lost his entirely life savings.
Question 15 of 30
According to our analysis, allocation for the agriculture sector being high from last year.
Question 16 of 30
The cricketer walked into the police station which was just a stone’s throw away from his mansion and lodged a complaint about the theft in his house.
“A stone’s throw away’’ is a phrase which means ‘’very short distance’’.
Question 17 of 30
Now that she, along with her friend, philosopher and mentor has been summarily sacked from the political party, the actress can afford to let her guarding down.
Question 18 of 30
Those who weren’t in favour of shaking legs at the party, were seen having a quiet time catching up over drinks and snacks.
Question 19 of 30
Having remixed songs for many films, it was only natural for the DJ to having struck chord with the crowd.
Infinitive ‘to’ is followed by present form (v1) of verb.
Question 20 of 30
All passing day is proving more and more difficult for the stylist, because the actress seems to have an issue with everything that the stylist is giving her to wear.
Question 21 of 30
Many of our tinsel town beauties will hit the panic button if they didn’t have at least one movie in hand.
Question 22 of 30
The two sisters dropped in to watch the film with none other than their father.
Question 23 of 30
The researchers found that children with lung disease are at increase risk for developing a second type of pneumonia.
Question 24 of 30
Alarm to declining marriage figures and increasing divorce rates, the government has come up with a novel way to tackle the issue.
Question 25 of 30
After enjoying one of the biggest successes of Indian cinema, the actor is pulled the brakes on his career.
Question 26 of 30
After keeping a ten-year-old in detention for around six days, the police finally registered a case of fraud against the child and sent him to jail.
Question 27 of 30
Whichever reasons, there is no denying the changing attitudes to traditions as well as livelihoods, and by implication to the environment as well.
Question 28 of 30
Visiting the village is like be transported into some other century.
Question 29 of 30
Environmentalists has pay little heed to the ‘softer’ aspects of the movement, of which the need to change our culture is one of the most important.
Question 30 of 30
Even in a changing world, we cannot wishes away the Indian nation and replace it with a world government overnight.