Daily English Practice Test - Set 18

1)   The given sentence has been divided into 4 parts out of which a part may contain grammatical error. Select the part having grammatical error as answer else mark option 'e' i.e. (No correction required)' as the answer.

I found that dress (1) /more better than(2) / any other dress (3) / in the case.(4)

a. 1
b. 2
c. 3
d. 4
e. No correction required
Answer  Explanation 


more better than is the mistake.
The word 'better' itself means 'more good'. 'Much better' can be used, but 'more better' is a slang usage.

3 forms of adjectives on a scale of comparison are:

Adjective ComparativeSuperlative
GoodBetter (more good) Best (most good)

Comparative adjectives compare two things.
Superlative adjectives compare more than two things.

2)   Fill in the blanks with appropriate preposition

He comes ______ a family which has a passion _______ playing cricket.

a. from, in
b. off, for
c. of, in
d. of, for
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: of, for

The correct option is (d) of, for
He comes of a family which has a passion for playing cricket.

3)   Choose the correct alternative which can be substituted for the given word in the bracket to make the sentence meaningful.

The seniors _______ (apology) for their rude behavior with juniors.

a. apologetic
b. apologising
c. apologized
d. apologetic
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: apologized

The correct option is (c) apologized
Present tense - apologize
Past tense - apologized
Future tense - will apologize

In the given sentence, apologized should be used as it is the past tense.

The words 'apologetic' , ' apologising', ' apologetic' do not make the sentence grammatically correct.

4)   Select the appropriate word which makes the sentence meaningful.

Sachin Tendulkar is an __________ player.

a. eminent
b. imminent

Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: eminent

The correct option is (a) eminent

'Eminent' means a person who is successful, well-known, outstanding, etc.
'Imminent' means about to happen or likely to occur, possible, etc.
Use of Imminent in a sentence:
Imminent - The earthquake is imminent, so be prepared to face it.

5)   Rearrange the following parts (1, 2, 3 and 4) in proper sequence to obtain a correct sentence.

1. pending because it wasn’t
2. Too many cases still lie
3. is the convict
4. confirmed that the accused really

a. 2, 1, 4, 3
b. 2, 3, 4, 1
c. 1, 4, 3, 2
d. 4, 2, 1, 3
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 2, 1, 4, 3

The correct option is (a) 2, 1, 4, 3

Too many cases still lie pending, because it wasn’t confirmed that the accused really is the convict.

6)   Select the correctly spelled word

a. Surveilance
b. Survelliance
c. Surveillance
d. Servellence
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Surveillance

The correct option is (c) Surveillance

Surveillance means careful or close observation
Example in a sentence:
ATM systems are installed with surveillance cameras.

7)   Find the odd term from the given 4 options which does not belong to the group of remaining options.

a. Vulture
b. Doves
c. Kingfishers
d. Kiwi
Answer  Explanation 


The correct option is (d) Kiwi.

Vulture, Doves and Kingfishers are the birds which have wings and can fly.
Pigeons or doves belong to the bird family Columbidae.
Smaller species are called as 'Dove' and larger ones are pigeons.
Kiwi is a flightless bird. Latin species name for “Kiwi' is Apteryx which means wingless.

8)   Choose the pair of words which have a similar relationship to that between the given pair of words:

If Charles Darwin is to biologist, then Archimedes is to ______________.

a. mathematics
b. sociology
c. literature
d. religion
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: mathematics

The correct option is (a) mathematics

Charles Darwin - He was a biologist and scientist, known for his contributions to evolutionary theory.
Archimedes - He was an ancient Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor and astronomer.

9)   Select the most effective word from the options given below to fill in the blank and complete the sentence meaningfully.

A ___________ of advisers.

a. army
b. board
c. crowd
d. council
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: council

The correct option is (d) council.

'A army of soldiers'
'Board' is generally used as 'Board of Directors'
Crowd - It is generally a large group of people that are gathered or considered together.
Council - It is a group of people who are selected to make decisions, consult, advice or deliberate.

10)   Pick out the word closest in meaning to the given word:


a. permit
b. advise
c. praise
d. compliment
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: advise

The correct option is (b) advise.

The words 'permit', 'praise' and 'compliment' are antonyms of the word 'Admonish'

Example in a sentence:
I hope my teacher does not admonish me for being late.