English Grammar and correct usage test – Dec 12, 20141. A sentence has been divided into four parts. Choose the alternative that contains error.
a. This cylinder must
b. Not be made
c. To stand
d. Close to the fire
e. No errorView Answer / Hide Answer2. The sentence given below is mentioned in Active/ Passive Voice. Choose the correct alternative that best expresses the sentence in Passive/ Active Voice.
i. We will have to examine you again.
A. You will have to be examined again.
B. You must be examined again.
C. You should be examined again.
D. You shall be examined again.View Answer / Hide Answer
3. The sentence given below is mentioned in Direct/ Indirect Speech. Choose the correct alternative that best expresses the sentence in Indirect/ Direct speech.
ANSWER: A. You will have to be examined again.
i. Mr. Shah said, “There are many boats in the harbour.
A. Mr. Shah says that there are many boats in the harbour.
B. Mr. Shah told that there are many boats in the harbour.
C. Mr. Shah said that there were many boats in the harbour.
D. Mr. Shah tells that there are many boats in the harbour.View Answer / Hide Answer
4. Which alternative will best replace the below given sentence.
ANSWER: C. Mr. Shah said that there were many boats in the harbour.
i. An Irish or Scottish dish made from potatoes and cabbage.
D. CoitusView Answer / Hide Answer5. Fill in the blanks to complete the following sentence.
i. Credit must go to Indian _____, for developing hybrid varieties which have boosted up food grains production.
D. EntomologistsView Answer / Hide Answer6. 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.
i. He cannot afford a car. He is too poor.
A. He is too poor to afford…..
B. He so poor that he cannot……
C. He cannot afford a car as he is……
a. Only A
b. Only A & C
c. Only B & C
d. Only CView Answer / Hide Answer7. Rearrange the below given alternatives in between 1 and 6 to form a coherent paragraph.
i. He was a monk.
A. On hearing, this, the king’s ego was affected and he decided to fill the bowl.
B. People started pouring food into the bowl, but it never got filled.
C. He had a begging bowl, which would never get filled.
D. He instructed his subjects to fill it.
vi. The king asked the monk, “What is the secret of this bowl not getting filled?” The monk answered, “It is made of human skull.”
d. BACDView Answer / Hide Answer8. Four sentences on the same theme are given. Choose the best alternative that represents the sentence grammatically and logically correct.
a. Severe residents said the army had fled the assault
b. Several residents says the army had fled the assault
c. Several residents told that the army had fled the assault
d. Several residents said the army had fled the assaultView Answer / Hide Answer
9. In the below given passage, there are blanks which are numbered. Fill in the blanks choosing the correct alternative mentioned against each number.
ANSWER: d. Several residents said the army had fled the assault
When one 1
quality tries to dominate us, rather than merely 2
it we should 3
. Interestingly, though we are more with one aspect at this time, there are other 4
aspects lying dormant in us that may change our 5
i. a. Particular b. Particularly c. Particulars d. Articulating
ii. a. Execute b. Executed c. Executing d. Executes
iii. a. Introspected b. introspecting c. introspects d. Introspect
iv. a. Contradict b. Contradictory c. Contradictories d. Contradicting
v. a. Position b. Positions c. Positioned d. Positioning
i. a, ii. c, iii. d, iv. b, v. a
i. a, ii. b, iii. b, iv. d, v. c
i. c, ii. c, iii. c, iv. c, v. d
i. d, ii. a, iii. d, iv. a, v. aView Answer / Hide Answer
10. The below given sentences have two words marked in bold. The meaning of all the two words remains the same in context to the sentence, find the meaning for the words.
ANSWER: i. a, ii. c, iii. d, iv. b, v. a
i. Mr. Parikh soon received a great admiration
from his colleague for his fair and frank dealings.
ii. There was a considerable rise
in the value of money with the sharp de – intensification of prices.
d. AppreciationView Answer / Hide Answer