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Test : English - 1 - Question 1

Direction: Look at the bracketed part of each sentence. Below each sentence is given three possible substitutions for the bracketed part. If one of them (a), (b) or (c) is better than the bracketed part, indicate your response on the Answer Sheet against the corresponding letter (a), (b) or (c). If none of the substitutions improve the sentence, indicate (d) as your response on the Answer Sheet. Thus a ‘No improvement’ response will be signified by the letter (d).

Q. It is wishful thinking you can improve the situation by doing (with) such people.

Detailed Solution for Test : English - 1 - Question 1

Do away with means: to remove it completely.
It is wishful thinking you can improve the situation by doing away with such people is the correct usage.

Test : English - 1 - Question 2

Direction: Look at the bracketed part of each sentence. Below each sentence is given three possible substitutions for the bracketed part. If one of them (a), (b) or (c) is better than the bracketed part, indicate your response on the Answer Sheet against the corresponding letter (a), (b) or (c). If none of the substitutions improve the sentence, indicate (d) as your response on the Answer Sheet. Thus a ‘No improvement’ response will be signified by the letter (d).

Q. Varun goes (for cinema) every Friday.

Detailed Solution for Test : English - 1 - Question 2

“To” is a preposition which is used to add direction, thus “to” should be used after go not “for”. Moreover, ‘go to the cinema/theatre/station’ is idiomatic. Thus option (b) is correct.

Test : English - 1 - Question 3

Direction: Look at the bracketed part of each sentence. Below each sentence is given three possible substitutions for the bracketed part. If one of them (a), (b) or (c) is better than the bracketed part, indicate your response on the Answer Sheet against the corresponding letter (a), (b) or (c). If none of the substitutions improve the sentence, indicate (d) as your response on the Answer Sheet. Thus a ‘No improvement’ response will be signified by the letter (d).

Q. The bus (had left) before I reached the stop.

Test : English - 1 - Question 4

Direction: Look at the bracketed part of each sentence. Below each sentence is given three possible substitutions for the bracketed part. If one of them (a), (b) or (c) is better than the bracketed part, indicate your response on the Answer Sheet against the corresponding letter (a), (b) or (c). If none of the substitutions improve the sentence, indicate (d) as your response on the Answer Sheet. Thus a ‘No improvement’ response will be signified by the letter (d).

Q. In 2001, hundreds of people were killed (with) the earthquake in Gujarat.

Detailed Solution for Test : English - 1 - Question 4

We use “in” when something happens in natural disaster or in any mis-happening.

Test : English - 1 - Question 5

Direction: Look at the bracketed part of each sentence. Below each sentence is given three possible substitutions for the bracketed part. If one of them (a), (b) or (c) is better than the bracketed part, indicate your response on the Answer Sheet against the corresponding letter (a), (b) or (c). If none of the substitutions improve the sentence, indicate (d) as your response on the Answer Sheet. Thus a ‘No improvement’ response will be signified by the letter (d).

Q. His condition has only deteriorated, his life (hangs with threads).

Detailed Solution for Test : English - 1 - Question 5

‘Hang by a thread’ is an idiom which means ‘be in a highly precarious state’. Thus option (b) is correct.

Test : English - 1 - Question 6

Direction: Look at the bracketed part of each sentence. Below each sentence is given three possible substitutions for the bracketed part. If one of them (a), (b) or (c) is better than the bracketed part, indicate your response on the Answer Sheet against the corresponding letter (a), (b) or (c). If none of the substitutions improve the sentence, indicate (d) as your response on the Answer Sheet. Thus a ‘No improvement’ response will be signified by the letter (d).

Q. We are late because my wife took two hours to (put up) her make-up.

Detailed Solution for Test : English - 1 - Question 6

“Put on” means to wear something. And for the “makeup” we use “wear”. Hence option (a) is correct.

Test : English - 1 - Question 7

Direction: Look at the bracketed part of each sentence. Below each sentence is given three possible substitutions for the bracketed part. If one of them (a), (b) or (c) is better than the bracketed part, indicate your response on the Answer Sheet against the corresponding letter (a), (b) or (c). If none of the substitutions improve the sentence, indicate (d) as your response on the Answer Sheet. Thus a ‘No improvement’ response will be signified by the letter (d).

Q. Our plans for the trip fell (down) because we had no money

Detailed Solution for Test : English - 1 - Question 7

Fall through( phrasal verb): come to nothing; fail and hence denotes the failure of the trip.

Test : English - 1 - Question 8

Direction: Look at the bracketed part of each sentence. Below each sentence is given three possible substitutions for the bracketed part. If one of them (a), (b) or (c) is better than the bracketed part, indicate your response on the Answer Sheet against the corresponding letter (a), (b) or (c). If none of the substitutions improve the sentence, indicate (d) as your response on the Answer Sheet. Thus a ‘No improvement’ response will be signified by the letter (d).

Q. One minute they’re all sweet (but) caring and the next minute they stab you in the back.

Detailed Solution for Test : English - 1 - Question 8

“sweet” and “caring” both are positive adjective thus they should not be joined with any contrasting conjunctions, ‘but’ is a contrasting conjunction. Thus option (b) is correct.

Test : English - 1 - Question 9

Direction: Look at the bracketed part of each sentence. Below each sentence is given three possible substitutions for the bracketed part. If one of them (a), (b) or (c) is better than the bracketed part, indicate your response on the Answer Sheet against the corresponding letter (a), (b) or (c). If none of the substitutions improve the sentence, indicate (d) as your response on the Answer Sheet. Thus a ‘No improvement’ response will be signified by the letter (d).

Q. The pool was dry as the water (had been drained off) the day before.

Test : English - 1 - Question 10

Direction: Look at the bracketed part of each sentence. Below each sentence is given three possible substitutions for the bracketed part. If one of them (a), (b) or (c) is better than the bracketed part, indicate your response on the Answer Sheet against the corresponding letter (a), (b) or (c). If none of the substitutions improve the sentence, indicate (d) as your response on the Answer Sheet. Thus a ‘No improvement’ response will be signified by the letter (d). 

Q. Bunty did not just throw the toy, he (has broken it).

Test : English - 1 - Question 11

Direction: In the following question, the sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.

Q. Grandmother has a good memory; she can remember things which __________ many years ago.

Detailed Solution for Test : English - 1 - Question 11

Subject + V2(past form of verb)+ Object……………..+ ago.

Test : English - 1 - Question 12

Direction: In the following question, the sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.

Q. I _________ her among the crowd just now.

Detailed Solution for Test : English - 1 - Question 12

When ‘just now’ means a very short time ago. It takes past form of the verb i.e.V2.

Test : English - 1 - Question 13

Direction: In the following question, the sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.

Q. Lost time is ________ again, and what we call time enough always proves little enough.

Detailed Solution for Test : English - 1 - Question 13

‘Never’, ‘Seldom’, ‘Always’ are used before the ‘Main verb’. Also the sentence is in ‘passive voice’. Hence option C is the correct choice.

Test : English - 1 - Question 14

Direction: In the following question, the sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.

Q. To such a degree ____________ that people rebuked him.

Detailed Solution for Test : English - 1 - Question 14

Sentences beginning with ‘To such a point, ‘To such a degree’, ‘To such an extent’ take inversion form i.e. “To such a degree + H.V. (auxiliary) +Subject + M.V.” Moreover ‘make a noise’ is the correct idiomatic expression not ‘make noise’.

Test : English - 1 - Question 15

Direction: In the following question, the sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.

Q. I'm going to adopt her as ________ as Julie and I get married.

Detailed Solution for Test : English - 1 - Question 15

Soon means ‘a short time after then’ i.e. in or after a short time.
Early means ‘near the beginning of a period of time we are talking about’. Early does not mean soon. Moreover, comparative degree is not needed.
While we use quickly to refer to the speed with which something is done.
Hence option D is the correct choice.

Test : English - 1 - Question 16

Direction: In the following question, the sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.

Q. Now that she saw Justin again, he was _____________ interesting and a little older than she had remembered him.

Detailed Solution for Test : English - 1 - Question 16

We use rather with more and less + an adjective or adverb to make a comparison with something. Fairly is used with ‘pleasant positive degree of adjectives’ while ‘absolutely quite’ is a wrong usage.

Test : English - 1 - Question 17

Direction: In the following question, the sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.

Q. We prefer to work with a comparatively ____________ number of clients.

Detailed Solution for Test : English - 1 - Question 17

‘Comparatively + Positive Degree of Adjective’ is the correct grammatical usage.

Test : English - 1 - Question 18

Direction: In the following question, the sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.

Q. I guess so, but I wonder sometimes if heredity is ___________ factor.

Detailed Solution for Test : English - 1 - Question 18

‘Major’ is positive degree in form but a ‘superlative degree’ in sense. Hence it doesn’t take ‘more’ or ‘most’ before itself.

Test : English - 1 - Question 19

Direction: In the following question, the sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.

Q. _______________ the effect of heat waves is vital to ensuring a high turnout in the elections by making it safe for voters.

Detailed Solution for Test : English - 1 - Question 19

Mitigate: to make something less severe or less unpleasant.
Hence option B is the correct choice.

Test : English - 1 - Question 20

Direction: In the following question, the sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.

Q. The contractors in turn _______ all labour laws and do not even pay minimum wages.

Detailed Solution for Test : English - 1 - Question 20

Flout is a verb which means openly disregard (a rule, law, or convention).

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