English Grammar and correct usage test – Dec 26, 20141. Rearrange the following alternatives to complete the below mentioned sentence.
A. These structures suggest that planet formation
B. Underway around this
C. Is already well
D. Remarkably young star
d. CADBView Answer / Hide Answer2. Fill in the blanks to complete the following sentence.
a. He abdicated the throne _____ his eldest son.
a. For the sake of
b. To be favourable to his
c. In favour of
d. To favourView Answer / Hide Answer3. Four sentences on the same theme are given. Choose the best alternative that represents the sentence grammatically and logically correct.
a. The glow is thought to be from orphaned stars flung out of galaxies.
b. The glow are thought to be from orphaned stars flung out of galaxies.
c. A glow is thought to be from a orphaned stars flung out of galaxies.
d. An glow is thought to be from an orphaned stars flung out of galaxies.View Answer / Hide Answer
4. 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.
ANSWER: a. The glow is thought to be from orphaned stars flung out of galaxies.
a. This is one of the oldest churches in the Basque
b. As the plants grow, you can bask
in your own spot of sunshine.
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
5. The sentence given below is mentioned in Direct/ Indirect Speech. Choose the correct alternative that best expresses the sentence in Indirect/ Direct speech.
ANSWER: c. If both the sentences are correct
a. She said to me, ‘you ought to wait for him.’
a. She says to me that I ought to wait for him.
b. She is saying to me that I ought to wait for him.
c. She should say to me that I ought to wait for him.
d. She said to me that I ought to wait for him.View Answer / Hide Answer
6. Choose the correct spelling for the below given words.
ANSWER: d. She said to me that I ought to wait for him.
d. GestierView Answer / Hide Answer7. Choose the best alternative that can replace the underlined portion in the below given sentence.
a. The data showed that this infra-red background light has a blue spectrum, which meant it increases in brightness at shorter wavelengths.
a. Which means it increases in brightness at shorter wavelengths
b. Which meaned it increases in brightness at shorter wavelengths
c. Which meant it increased in brightness at short wavelengths
d. Which means it increases in bright at short wavelengthsView Answer / Hide Answer
8. A sentence has been divided into four parts. Choose the alternative that contains error.
ANSWER: a. Which means it increases in brightness at shorter wavelengths
a. During his tour to
b. The north he visited
c. Not only Delhi but
d. Also to AgraView Answer / Hide Answer9. In the below mentioned analogy; choose the correct from the alternatives word that displays the same relation.
a. Basement : Attic
a. Nadir : Zenith
b. Zenith : Apex
c. Zenith : Root
d. Apex : PinnacleView Answer / Hide Answer
10. 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: a. Nadir : Zenith
a. He did not win the first prize. He worked hard.
b. Either … Or
c. Though he worked hard, ….
d. Not only… But alsoView Answer / Hide Answer
ANSWER: c. Though he worked hard, ….