Directions: (1-5): In each of the following questions there are two blank spaces. Below each five pairs of words have been denoted by numbers (1), (2), (3), (4) and (5). Find out which pair of words can be filled up in the blanks in the sentence in the same sequence to make the sentence meaningful complete.

1)What goes into making a marriage can only be__________ by trial and error and couples are best left to___________ out what works.

(1) discovered, translate
(2) regulated, find
(3) learnt, figure
(4) seen, thrash
(5) experienced, judge

2)The producer is known to__________ with new stars and fresh talent and though there have been a few hits and misses, this filmmaker totally ________for the new breed.

(1) try, demands
(2) experiment, vouches
(3) sign, goes
(5) produce, promises
(5) work, supports

3)The Government stated that it had the __________right to use as much force as was necessary to regain control of areas__________ by terrorists.

(1) free, marked
(2) practical, left. 
(3) fundamental, infest
(4) basic, undertaken
(5) legitimate, dominated

4)Obesity and alcohol__________ together to__________ the risk of liver disease in both men and women.
(1) act, increase
(2) result, aggravate
(3) taken, arrest
(4) put, heighten
(5) mix, lower. 

5)There were screams, chills and thrills __________at the discotheque the other night as the director along with the producers hosted a party to__________ the success of their latest horror flick. 
(1) combined, downplay
(2) alike, mourn
(3) experiences, mark
(4) galore, celebrate
(5) risen, generate

Directions (6-10): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical 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 (5), i.e. ‘No Error’. (Ignore the errors of punctuation. If any)

6)The girl who (1)/met you (2) /yesterday(3) /is my cousin sister (4)/No error (5)

7)There was (1)/ a number of conferences (2)/which produced a little (3)/ of practical value (4)/ No error (5).

8)He behaves (1) /as if he (2)/he was the chief (3)/of the organization (4)/No error (5)

9)Both India (1) /as well Russia (2)/are participating (3)/ in the games (4)/No error (5)

10)The essays (1)/given on page ten (2)/are relevant(3)/to your topic (4)/No error (5)






6)(4) There is no such thing as ‘cousin brother/sister’ in the english dictionary. If you’re talking about your uncle/aunt’s son, you should call him only ‘cousin’.

7)(1) ‘Was’ should be replaced with ‘were’ as there can never be the subject of the verb. Always look for the subject after verb in the sentence beginning with ‘there’.

8)(3) ‘Was’ should be replaced with ‘were’ because the clause that begins with ‘as if’ should be put into the past simple tense, if preceding clause expresses a past action.

9)(3) ‘Are’ should be replaced with ‘is’ because when two subjects are joined by ‘as well as’, the verb agrees in number and person with first subject.