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Q1. In the sentence identify the segment which contains the grammatical error.
Modern man is completely engross in the mad pursuit of material pleasures and luxuries.
(a) mad pursuit of
(b) material pleasures and luxuries
(c) Modern man is
(d) completely engross
Q2. Select the correct passive form of the given sentence.
They offered me a chair
(a) I offered a chair to them.
(b) A chair was being offered to me.
(c) A chair is offered to me by them.
(d) I was offered a chair by them.
Q3. Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
A bed of roses
(a) A pleasant perfume
(b) An easy and happy situation
(c) A difﬁcult path
(d) A valley full of ﬂowers
Q4. Select the correct indirect form of the given sentence.
“What a good idea!”, Seema remarked.
(a) Seema exclaimed that the idea is good.
(b) Seema exclaimed that it was a very good idea.
(c) Seema said what a good idea it is.
(d) Seema told what an idea!
Q5. Select the most appropriate word to ﬁll in the blank.
I like both tea and coffee but prefer the ______.
Q6. Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
A close-ﬁsted person
(a) A cruel person
(b) A kind person
(c) A strong person
(d) A miserly person
Q7. Select the most appropriate segment to substitute the bold segment of the given sentence. If no substitution is required, select ‘No substitution’.
Hardly had he sit on the chair than it broke.
(a) No substitution
(b) sat onto a chair then
(c) sit in the chair when
(d) sat on the chair when
Q8. Select the most appropriate word to ﬁll in the blank.
He tried to ______ my ring.
Q9. Select the most appropriate word to substitute the bold word of the given sentence. If no substitution is required, select ‘No improvement’.
The diver dive in the pool from a great height.
(a) dived into the pool
(b) dived at the pool
(c) dives to a pool
(d) No improvement
Q10. Select antonym of the given word.
Sol. The given sentence is in passive voice which follows the structure “is/are + V3”. But as we can see, the sentence has used base form of the verb instead of using its 3rd form, hence making the sentence grammatically wrong. So, replace “engross” with “engrossed” to make the sentence correct.
Sol. A bed of roses: used in reference to a situation or activity that is comfortable or easy.
Sol. Latter: denoting the second or second mentioned of two people or things.
Later: at a time in the near future; soon or afterwards.
Hence, option (c) is the correct choice.
Sol. A close-ﬁsted person: Ungenerously or pettily reluctant to spend money.
Sol. ‘Sit’ should be replaced with ‘sat’ as we know that 3rd form of the verb is used in past perfect tense. Also we need to replace ‘than’ with ‘when’ because according to the rule scarcely, hardly, and barely are followed by when. After scarcely, hardly etc. we use helping first then subject.
Sol. Steal: take (another person’s property) without permission or legal right and without intending to return it.
Sol. “In” generally refers to being inside something, as in:
• Adam stood alone “in” the elevator.
The word “into” generally means movement toward the inside of something, such as:
• Adam walked “into” the elevator.
In the given sentence, ‘into’ is the right usage. So, replace ‘in’ with ‘into’. Only option (a) has “into” in it so, “dived into the pool” is the correct substitution of the given bold part.’
Sol. Dexterity: skill in performing tasks, especially with the hands.
Ignorance: lack of knowledge or information.
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