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English Proficiency Test- 6 - Question 1

Find the correctly spelled word:

Detailed Solution for English Proficiency Test- 6 - Question 1

The meaning of redundant is not useful, in essential, disposable, unwanted for example in the sentence retired people often think that they have become redundant.

Hence, the correct option is (A).

English Proficiency Test- 6 - Question 2

Direction: In the following question, sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word(s) Some alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the given alternatives as your answer.

Though he is rich, ___ he is not happy.

Detailed Solution for English Proficiency Test- 6 - Question 2

The correct sentence is "Though he is rich, yet he is not happy."

Correlative conjunctions are some conjunctions that are used in pairs e.g. though-yet, either-or, neither-nor, so-that. When though is used with a verb in the subjunctive mood (expressing doubt, a condition contrary-to-fact, a wish, a concession) is followed by "yet" and not by "but." Another structure can be 'He is rich but not happy.'

For example, though he is poor, yet he is respected.

Hence, the correct option is (A).

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English Proficiency Test- 6 - Question 3

Direction: In the following question, sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word(s) Some alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the given alternatives as your answer.

_______ seen my brother, I came home.

Detailed Solution for English Proficiency Test- 6 - Question 3

Having seen my brother, I came home.

The perfect participle tense is used when the second action begins after the completion of the first action. Have+ ing+v3. In 'after having' the use of 'after' is superfluous.

Perfect participles start with having the present participle form of the auxiliary verb for the Perfect tense and follow by the past participle form of the verb – came in this case.

Hence, the correct option is (B).

English Proficiency Test- 6 - Question 4

Direction: In the following question, a sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/ Direct.

The girl said that she had to go to Delhi the next day.

Detailed Solution for English Proficiency Test- 6 - Question 4

Words/expression indicating time and place in direct speech changes into words/expressions showing the distance in indirect speech. This sentence is in indirect speech so the day will become tomorrow's indirect speech and the pronoun from ‘she’ to ‘I’.

Hence, the correct option is (D).

English Proficiency Test- 6 - Question 5

Direction: In the following question, a sentence has been given in Active Voice/ Passive Voice. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Passive/Active Voice.

The teacher was respectfully addressed by Abhinav.

Detailed Solution for English Proficiency Test- 6 - Question 5

Abhinav addressed the teacher respectfully, is in a passive voice.

Adverb of manner (ex: slowly, foolishly) are usually placed at the end of a sentence in the active voice. In passive voice, they are placed before the main verb.

Hence, the correct option is (C).

English Proficiency Test- 6 - Question 6

Direction: Changed the sentence from direct speech to indirect speech.

Sneha's mother said to her, "What were you doing at eight o’clock last night?"

Detailed Solution for English Proficiency Test- 6 - Question 6

While changing the narration of an interrogative sentence, we make the following changes:

'Said to/said' changes to 'asked', 'inquired', 'interrogated', etc.

If the question is open-ended (that allows someone to give a free-form answer), conjunction if/whether is used not used. we just remove commas and inverted commas.

'Helping verb' comes after the subject as the speech is changed into an assertive one.

Past continuous tense changes to past perfect continuous tense.

  • 'were + ing' is changed into 'had + been + ing' in indirect speech.

Question mark (?) is replaced with full-stop (.).

'last night' will be changed into 'the night before'.

Correct sentence: Sneha's mother asked her what she had been doing at eight o’clock the night before.

Hence, the correct option is (C).

English Proficiency Test- 6 - Question 7

Direction: In the following question, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word 'obscure'.

Detailed Solution for English Proficiency Test- 6 - Question 7

The meaning of obscure is not discovered or known about, uncertain or hidden.

Therefore, its antonym will be Discernible refers to visible, detectable, noticeable, perceptible.

Hence, the correct option is (A).

English Proficiency Test- 6 - Question 8

Direction: In the following question, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word ' augment '.

Detailed Solution for English Proficiency Test- 6 - Question 8

The meaning of augment is to make something greater by adding to which or increase.

For example in the sentence: The goal of social interaction is to augment interpersonal skills.

Thus 'decrease' is the suitable antonym of 'Augment'

Hence, the correct option is (B).

English Proficiency Test- 6 - Question 9

Direction: In the following question, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.

Credence

Detailed Solution for English Proficiency Test- 6 - Question 9

Credence means acceptance of something as truth or fact.

Disbelief means the feeling of not believing somebody/something.

Hence, the correct option is (C).

English Proficiency Test- 6 - Question 10

Direction: In the following question, four alternatives are given for the meaning of the given idiom/Phrase. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.

To show a clean pair of heels

Detailed Solution for English Proficiency Test- 6 - Question 10

The phrase means to escape after seeing someone or somebody.

For example, on seeing the police party, the thieves showed a clean pair of heels.

Hence, the correct option is (A).

English Proficiency Test- 6 - Question 11

Direction: In the following question, four alternatives are given for the meaning of the given idiom/Phrase. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.

Root and branch

Detailed Solution for English Proficiency Test- 6 - Question 11

The meaning of root and branch is completely or fully.

For example, Malaria has not been eradicated root and branch so far.

Hence, the correct option is (B).

English Proficiency Test- 6 - Question 12

Direction: In the following question, a part of the sentence is underline. Below are given alternatives to the bold part at (A), (B), and (C) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In the case of no improvement, your answer is (D).

The boat lay below several feet of water.

Detailed Solution for English Proficiency Test- 6 - Question 12

Both below and under can be used to mean ‘in a lower position than something’. Although they are both possible in some cases, sometimes we use them in different circumstances. Below is mainly used in cases where an object is not directly under another. Beneath is mainly used in a literal or formal style. The use of “within” is an estimate or to show something inside boundaries.

Hence, the correct option is (A).

English Proficiency Test- 6 - Question 13

Direction: In the following question, a part of the sentence is bold. Below are given alternatives to the bold part at (A), (B), and (C) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In the case of no improvement, your answer is (D).

All parents desire that their offspring are fit and healthy.

Detailed Solution for English Proficiency Test- 6 - Question 13

All parents desire that their offspring are fit and healthy, as we can see the given sentence is correct. So, there's no improvement is required.

Each refers to an individual, everyone refers to a group. Everyone is used with singular countable nouns. To give the same meaning, all is used with plural nouns. Desire is a wish and want is more than a wish.

Hence, the correct option is (D).

English Proficiency Test- 6 - Question 14

Find the correctly spelled word:

Detailed Solution for English Proficiency Test- 6 - Question 14

Nebulous: means hazy, indefinite, cloudy

Motely: Motley means diverse, varied in appearance or character

Decetful: Deceitful means guilty, misleading others

Conglomarate: Conglomerate means items that are grouped together, mix

Hence, the correct option is (D).

English Proficiency Test- 6 - Question 15

Select the correct active form of the given sentence.

The migrant was bidden to leave the country by the authority.

Detailed Solution for English Proficiency Test- 6 - Question 15

While converting a sentence to passive voice:

Find the subject and object of the sentence and exchange their places; make changes in their cases as well if subject and object are pronouns.

Here the question is given in Passive Voice so it has to be changed into Active Voice.

If the verbs like Let, bid, help, and make are used in Active Voice followed by a Bare Infinitive and if they are used in Passive Voice then they are followed by Infinitive, not Bare Infinitive.

  • For eg. He was made to wash all the clothes by me. (Passive Voice)

  • I made him wash all the clothes. (Active Voice)

Following the above-mentioned rule, we finally get "The authority bade the migrant to leave the country."

Hence, the correct option is (C).

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