English Grammar and correct usage test - Nov 04, 20141. The sentence given below is mentioned in Direct/ Indirect Speech. Choose the correct alternative that best expresses the sentence in Indirect/ Direct speech.i. She said that she would be soon shifting her residence.
a. She said, “I will be soon shifting my residence.”
b. She says, “She will be soon shifting her residence.”
c. She told, “She will be soon shifting my residence.”
d. She told, “I will be soon shifting her residence.”View Answer / Hide Answer
2. The sentence given below is mentioned in Active/ Passive Voice. Choose the correct alternative that best expresses the sentence in Passive/ Active Voice.i. He was caught cheating in the exam by the teacher.
ANSWER: a.) She said, “I will be soon shifting my residence.”
a. The teacher catches him cheating in the exam
b. The teacher caught him cheating in the exam
c. The teacher catch him cheating in the exam
d. The teacher caught him cheatings in the examsView Answer / Hide Answer
3. Two sentences are given below. Combine both the sentences in a way so that the meaning of both the sentence should remain the same. Choose the correct option.
ANSWER: b.) The teacher caught him cheating in the exam
i. He admitted his error.
ii. He expressed his regret.
A. He regretted admitting…
B. He admitted his error and…
C. He admittedly regretted his…
a. C only
b. B only
c. A only
d. B & C
e. AllView Answer / Hide Answer4. The below given sentences have two words marked in bold. The meaning of both the words remains the same in context to the sentence, find the meaning for the words.
i. These are but ordinary
ii. They assembled at the village common – land
to deliberate upon so many of problems.
e. CommonView Answer / Hide Answer5. Fill in the blanks to complete the following sentence.
i. He was unhappy in all the jobs he held so far, but finally seems to have found his ____ as an advertisement executive.
d. PlacementView Answer / Hide Answer6. 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. In general, data is polled
at the top of each hour from each station.
ii. He reached down and grabbed her cane pole
from the ground.
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 well.View Answer / Hide Answer
7. A sentence has been divided into four parts. Choose the alternative that contains error.
ANSWER: c.) If both the sentences are correct
a. It is only when you travel
b. Through the length and breadth of this country
c. Can you realise its enormity
d. And the rich variety of its landscape
e. No errorView Answer / Hide Answer
8. Choose the best alternative that can replace the underlined portion in the below given sentence.
ANSWER: c.) Can you realise its enormity
i. Experts claim that shifting a portion of health benefit costs back to the workers helps to control the employer’s costs, but also
helps to limit medical spending.
a. Helps the control of the employer’s costs, and also
b. Helps to control not only the employer’s costs, but
c. Not only helps to control the employer’s costs, but also helps
d. Not only helps to control the employer’s costs, and also helpsView Answer / Hide Answer
9. Four sentences on the same theme are given. Choose the best alternative that represents the sentence grammatically and logically correct.
ANSWER: c.) Not only helps to control the employer’s costs, but also helps
a. The saddest part is the gradual obliteration of the functional aspect.
b. The sad part is the gradual obliteration of the functional aspects.
c. The saddest parts is the gradual obliteration of the functional aspects.
d. The sad part are the gradual obliteration of the functional aspects.View Answer / Hide Answer
10. Rearrange the below mentioned alternatives to form a coherent paragraph.
ANSWER: a.) The saddest part is the gradual obliteration of the functional aspect.
A. They are active, hardworking, competent and caring people dedicated to making a difference.
B. The fact that you picked up these sentences indicates that you can probably identify with what they’re feeling.
C. Yet these people consistently tell us of the tremendous struggles they face daily while trying to put first things first in their lives.
D. Through our work at the Leadership Centre, we’ve come in contact with many people from around the world, and we’re constantly impressed with what they represent.
d. BDACView Answer / Hide Answer