Directions (1-5): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is ‘No error’, the answer is (e). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)
Q1. While I was (A)/returning from (B)/the party someone (C)/ attacked on me with a knife (D)/ No error (E)
Q2. His wife (A)/is more (B)/prettier (C)/than his sister (D)/ No error (E)
Q3. She regulated (A)/me to (B)/made him learn (C)/how to cook(D)/ No error (E)
Q4. People have the freedom (A)/of speech but at the (B)/same time each of them(C)/have to remember their fundamental duties(D)/ No error (E)
Q5. Being the best (A)/ Tennis player he was (B)/invited to play (C)/a friendly match on Sunday (D)/ No error (E)
Directions (6-10): In the question given below, some sentences/phrases are given which have to be arranged in a proper sequence. Select the option which best defines the proper sequence and arranges the sentence in an appropriate way.
Q6. of factors and hence (A)/for each case (B)/upon a large number (C)/historical outcomes depend (D)/prediction is difficult (E)/
Q7. amount of damage rises (A)/ as civilization (B)/ people to do a massive (C)/ becomes more complex (D)/the ability of a few (E)/
Q8. market may experience (A)/the real estate (B)/ interest rates are reduced (C)/a recession if (D)/a boom during (E)/
Q9. we need sustenance (A)/cohesion and connection (B) /but we also need social (C)/of all sorts (D)/and a viable habitat (E)
Q10. tipped the balance (A)/ two quick goals from Robson (B)/the teams were (C)/ evenly matched until (D)/ in favor of England (E)
S1. Ans. (d)
Sol. The error is in part (d) of the sentence. ‘on’ is incorrectly used here reason being, when ‘attack’ is used as a verb it should be followed by an object.
e.g. “China attacked India in 1962.”
S2. Ans. (b)
Sol. The error is in part (b) of the sentence. ‘more’ is incorrectly used here reason being, ‘more prettier’ is a double comparative, and in a sentence double comparative or double superlative can’t be used.
e.g. “he is wiser than you” is a correct whereas “he is more wiser than you” is wrong.
S3. Ans. (c)
Sol. The error is in part (c) of the sentence. ‘made’ should be replaced by ‘make’ because when ‘to’ is used as an infinitive then it always takes the singular form of verb.
“He requested me to did it for him” –incorrect
“He requested me to do it for him” –correct
S4. Ans. (d)
Sol. The error is in the part (d) of the sentence. ‘have’ should be replaced by ‘has’ because ‘each of’, ‘either of’, always takes the singular verb.
S5. Ans. (e)
Sol. The correct answer choice is part (e) of the sentence, as the sentence is grammatically and contextually correct.
S6. Ans. (d)
Sol. Option (d) is the correct choice. The sentence can be arranged as follows, “Historical outcomes depend upon a large number of factors and hence prediction is difficult for each case.”
S7. Ans. (c)
Sol. Option (c) is the correct choice which rearranges the sentence most suitably. The sentence can be arranged as follows, “The ability of a few people to do a massive amount of damage rises as civilization becomes more complex.”
S8. Ans. (c)
Sol. The appropriate option for the arrangement of the sentence is option (c). The sentence can be arranged as follows: “The real estate market may experience a boom during a recession if interest rates are reduced.”
S9. Ans. (b)
Sol. The correct choice for the arrangement of the sentence is option (b). Furthermore, the sentence can be arranged as follows: “We need sustenance and a viable habitat, but we also need social cohesion and connection of all sorts.”
S10. Ans. (d)
Sol. Option (d) is the correct choice for the arrangement of the sentence. The sentence can be arranged as follows: “The teams were evenly matched until two quick goals from Robson tipped the balance in favor of England.”