English Grammar and correct usage test – Dec 09, 20141. There are 2 sentences given below with two homonyms typed in bold which may be either mis – spelt or inappropriate in the context of the sentences. Read both the sentences carefully and decide on their correctness on the basis of the bold words.
i. Editors usually cloathe
an out-of-the-blue phone call about a manuscript.
ii. Many are loatherd
to put them on public display, because reputation doesn't necessarily align with results.
a. If only sentence i is correct
b. If only sentence ii is correct
c. If both the sentences are correct
d. If both the sentences are incorrect but can be corrected by interchanging the words marked in bold.
e. If both the sentences are incorrect and cannot be interchanged as wellView Answer / Hide Answer
2. Choose the best alternative that can replace the underlined portion in the below given sentence.
ANSWER: e. If both the sentences are incorrect and cannot be interchanged as well
i. If you try to take in the whole project in one sitting, it will be to overwhelming and you avoid
a. It might be too overwhelming and you’ll avoid
b. It will be too overwhelming and you’ll avoid
c. It should too overwhelming and you’ll avoid
d. No changeView Answer / Hide Answer
3. Rearrange the following alternatives to complete the below mentioned sentence.
ANSWER: b. It will be too overwhelming and you’ll avoid
A. wrap my
C. It was hard to
D. around that
d. ABCDView Answer / Hide Answer4. Choose the correct alternative that forms a logical word from the jumbled parts.
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d. 2761345View Answer / Hide Answer5. In the below mentioned analogy; choose the correct from the alternatives that displays the same relation and can replace the question mark.
i. Wick : Candle
a. Lead : Pencil
b. Thread : Wool
c. Light : Darkness
d. Quick : RapidView Answer / Hide Answer6. Choose the odd man out.
e. MorbidView Answer / Hide Answer7. Choose the correct synonym for the below given word.
d. EnergeticView Answer / Hide Answer8. Choose the correct meaning of the idiom or phrase given below.
i. To take people by storm.
a. To put people in utter surprise
b. To captivate them unexpectedly
c. To exploit people’s agitation
d. To bring out something sensational attracting people’s attentionView Answer / Hide Answer
9. Which alternative will best replace the below given sentence.
ANSWER: b. To captivate them unexpectedly
i. A small enclosure for cattle, sheep, poultry etc.
d. CellarView Answer / Hide Answer10. Choose the correct antonym for the below given word.
d. AbundanceView Answer / Hide Answer