The Twisted Ones: English (With Solutions)

Directions (1-5): Which of the phrases (a), (b), (c) or (d) given below each sentence to make it grammatically correct.If the sentence is correct as it is given and ‘No correction is required’, mark (e) as the answer.

1. A freezing morning accompanied by a dense cover of fog set the toning for the coming weekend.
(a) keeping tone
(b) started the toning
(c) kept the tone
(d) set the tone
(e) No correction required

ANS.1:  (d)
Replace ‘set the toning’ with ‘set the tone’.
Set the tone means to ​establish a ​particular ​mood or ​character for something.

2. The jail is in the news again with the finding of a pistol and some bullets.
(a) to finding
(b) with find
(c) finding
(d) one found
(e) No correction required

ANS.2: (e)
1     No correction required

3. The space-crunched city throws up several stories of struggle that schools have had put up with to win playground for their students.
(a) have had to put up to
(b) had put up on
(c) have had to put up with
(d) had to put up to
(e) No correction required

ANS.3: (d)
Replace ‘have had put up with to’ with ‘had to put up to’

4. Emotions rang high as both families were taken to the police station last night.
(a) Emotions went higher
(b) Emotion become high
(c) Emotionally high
(d) Emotions ran high
(e) No correction required

1   Replace ‘Emotions rang high’ with ‘Emotions ran high’.
Emotions ran high means people are angry.

5. Work at all the court complexes was paralysed as lawyers went on a day-long strike as a mark of protest.
(a) for a one day strike
(b) for a strike
(c) on a day’s long strike
(d) on a day-long striking
(e) No correction required

No correction required

Directions (6-10): Rearrange the following five sentences A, B, C, D and E in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answers the questions given below them.
A. The policy makers in most of the developing economies recognize this importance and have been implementing a host of programmes and measures to achieve rural development objectives.
B. While some of these countries have achieved impressive results from those programmes and measures, others have failed to make a significant dent in the problem of persistent rural under development.
C. The socio–economic disparities between rural and urban areas are widening and creating tremendous pressure on the social and economic fabric of many such developing economies.
D. These factors, among many other, tend to highlight the importance of rural development.
E. Although millions of rural people have escaped poverty as a result of rural development in many Asian countries, a large majority of rural people continue to suffer from persistent poverty.

6. Which of the following should be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
(e) E


7. Which of the following should be the LAST (FIFTH) sentence after rearrangement?
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
(e) E


8. Which of the following should be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?
(a) C
(b) B
(c) A
(d) D
(e) E


9. Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
(e) E


10. Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
(a) D
(b) E
(c) C
(d) B
(e) A


Directions (11-15): Each question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank which best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

11.Forest department officials said that when the elephants were made to…………..from their trucks they went straight to the spot where they had been …………..during the camp.
(a) jump, killed
(b) alight, tied
(c) enter, hurt
(d) step, played
(e) exit, enjoyed

1      ‘alight, tied’ is the correct use.
‘alight’ means to descend from a train, bus, or other form of transport.
‘tied’ means fastened or attached with string or similar cord.

12.Excise official seized pouches of whisky…………..a bus travelling…………..Maharashtra.
(a) from, to
(b) in, for
(c) for, towards
(d) inside, on
(e) through, till

1     from, to’ is the correct use.
‘From’ is used to express duration and starting point of an activity.
‘To’ is used to indicate a limit or an ending point.

13.Organisations…………..for the victims…………..the inhuman and unjust attitude of the government.
(a) fighting, applauded
(b) lobbying, supported
(c) working, condemned
(d) stand, opposed
(e) trying, spoke

        working, condemned’ is the correct use.
‘Condemn’ means to criticize.

14. A collision between two buses…………..six people dead, …………..the driver of one of the buses.
(a) made, also
(b) left, including
(c) caused, combined
(d) resulted, except
(e) got, surpassing

‘left, including’ is the correct use

15. The court…………..revenue authorities and PCB officials to …………..teams and visit pharma units.
(a) directed, form
(b) announced, arrange
(c) commanded display
(d) ruled, make
(e) told, carve

     directed, form’ is the correct use.