Directions (1-5): In each of the questions given below a sentence is given which is then divided into five parts. The sentence may or may not be grammatically or logically correct. Find the error in the sentence and mark the part as your answer. If there is no error in the statement then choose option (e) as your choice.
Q1. A police officer was (A)/ rescue from the roof (B)/ of his cruiser after it became (C)/ trapped in floodwaters. (D)/ No error. (E)
Q2. Ravi would attempt to open(A)/ the lock with all his might (B)/ when his spectacles slipped (C)/ off and fell down. (D)/ No error. (E)
Q3. The work of the (A)/ intelligent services was (B)/ crucially important to (C)/ victory in the war. (D)/ No error. (E)
Q4. Dipu and Dinesh live (A) in the same house (B)/ but they always remain (C)/ at dagger drawns. (D)/ No Error. (E)
Q5. The biggest cause of (A)/ death is premature birth, (B)/ while the second is complications (C)/ like asphyxia during delivery. (D)/ No error. (E)
Directions (6-10): Each question below has a blank. There are five words below the sentence. Choose the most suitable word which can be filled up in the blank in the sentence in the same order so as to complete the sentences meaningfully.
Q6. The government is hesitating to produce on record the actual orders imposing ____________ on public movement and liberties.
Q7. There had been a relaxation in some of the restraints imposed, including in mobile ______________ and landline services.
Q8. The constraints were executed after the ______________ on August 5 of Article 370 which granted special status to the State.
Q9. Mr. Mehta dealt with defiant queries raised in the court on the government’s ___________ hesitation.
Q10. The Sunni Waqf Board is said to have raised no objection to the ____________ of the disputed Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site.
Sol. The error is in part (B) of the sentence. The verb “rescue” should be replaced with “rescued” as the mention of “was” in part (A) of the sentence indicates that the sentence is in the past tense. Thus, to make the sentence grammatically correct the past form of the verb “rescue” i.e., “rescued” is required. Hence, as the error lies in part (B) of the sentence option (b) is the correct choice.
Sol. Part (A) of the sentence contains a grammatical error. The sentence is in simple past tense, therefore, the sentence syntax should be “subject + V2”. Thus, to make the sentence grammatically correct replace “would attempt” to “attempted”. Hence, option (a) is the correct answer choice.
Sol. The error is in part (B) of the sentence. Instead of “intelligent” use “intelligence” to make the sentence grammatically correct. “intelligent” is an adjective which means having or showing intelligence, especially of a high level. However, “intelligence” is a noun which means the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills. Therefore, the sentence will be error free with the usage of noun form of the adjective “intelligent’. Hence, option (b) is the correct choice.
Sol. There is an error in part (D) of the sentence. Therefore, to make the sentence grammatically and contextually correct, replace “at dagger drawns” with “at daggers drawn”. “At daggers drawn” is an idiom which means “to be at great enmity”. Hence, option (d) is the correct choice.
S5. Ans. (e)
Sol. As the sentence is grammatically and contextually correct it doesn’t require any corrections. Therefore, option (e) becomes the most viable answer choice.
S6. Ans. (a)
Sol. The right answer choice is option (a).
S7. Ans. (d)
Sol. The right answer choice is option (d)
S8. Ans. (e)
Sol. The right answer choice is option (e)
S9. Ans. (c)
Sol. The right answer choice is option (c)
S10. Ans. (b)
Sol. The right answer choice is option (b)