Directions (1-5): The question has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentences as a whole.
Q1. After having been friends for more than a decade, they had a ________ last year and have not _________ each other ever since.
(a) fight, talked
(b) advocate, met
(c) dispute, seen
(d) quarrel, admired
(e) difference, introduced
Q2.The workers, several of ________ had complained about their low wages earlier, have now _______ to move the court for the labour rights.
(a) who, indicated
(b) whom, decided
(c) which, threatened
(d) them, resolved
(e) number, warned
Q3.The hutment dwellers were jubilant when the government _________ an apartment to each of them at ________ rates.
(a) demolished, fast
(b) announced, less
(c) provided, high
(d) acquired, low
(e) promised, subsidized
Q4.The organization was deeply ________ by difficulties a decade ago but the new CEO brought many _________ changes in it and took it to a new high.
(a) indebted, necessary
(b) plagued, vital
(c) coping, more
(d) hurt, critical
(e) shaken, inevitable
Q5. The prime minister, who is _________ in his holiday home at the moment, said that he was very _________ by the news of India winning the World Cup.
(a) visiting, happy
(b) residing, obliged
(c) intruding, dejected
(d) staying, pleased
(e) resting, cheer
Directions (6-10) : Read this sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical mistake/error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. Mark the part with the error as your answer. If there is no error, mark ‘No error’ as your answer. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any.)
Q6. If you had not a)/ reached so quickly, b)/ we might well c)/ have had a disaster. d)/ No error e)
Q7. Under the terms of the new deal a)/ the channel can broadcast b)/ the next cricket tournament to be c)/ played among India and Australia. d)/ No error e)
Q8. The company is in debt a)/ and has been unable b)/ to pay their employees’ salaries c)/ for the past six months. d)/ No error e)
Q9. Ashok is among the (a)/ few people in the world (b)/ which did not blindly follow (c)/the path of others. (d)/ No error (e)
Q10. Most people like (a)/to rest after a day’s work (b)/ but he seemed (c)/ to have an inexhaustive supply of energy. (d)/ No error. (e)
Sol.Dispute means a disagreement or argument.
Sol.Subsidized means support (an organization or activity) financially.
Sol.Plagued means to cause continual trouble or distress .
Sol.Option (d) is the correct choice.
Sol. There is no error in the statement.
Sol.Substitute ‘between’ for ‘among’
Sol.Substitute ‘its’ for ‘their’
Sol.Use ‘who’ in place of ‘which’. For persons relative pronoun who is used.
Sol.Use ‘seems’ in place of ‘seemed’. Present Indefinite form of verb is required. It is a fact about nature.