In the following question, a word has been given and there are three ways in which the word has been used, in similar or different forms. You need to see which of the sentences has/have correctly used the given word and mark your answer accordingly.
Punt
I. I had no oars because I thought I could propel the punt with a primitive sail that I had assembled.
II. As global warming gained currency as a real phenomenon, researchers punted into possible ramifications of a warming climate.
III. Government leaders began discussions to try and stem the outflow of greenhouse gas emissions to punt the direct predicted outcomes.
  • a)
    Only II
  • b)
    Only I
  • c)
    Only I and II
  • d)
    Only I and III
  • e)
    Only II
Correct answer is option 'B'. Can you explain this answer?

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EduRev CAT
Jan 27, 2022
'Punt' can mean 'a long, narrow flat-bottomed boat, square at both ends and propelled with a long pole, used on inland waters chiefly for recreation'. So, in only one sentence I uses the word correctly. Sentences II and III are incorrect as the given word fails to convey the required meaning. 'Dug' and 'prevent' can fit in the place of the given word in these sentences. B is the right answer.

'Punt' can mean 'a long, narrow flat-bottomed boat, square at both ends and propelled with a long pole, used on inland waters chiefly for recreation'. So, in only one sentence I uses the word correctly. Sentences II and III are incorrect as the given word fails to convey the required meaning. 'Dug' and 'prevent' can fit in the place of the given word in these sentences. B is the right answer.
'Punt' can mean 'a long, narrow flat-bottomed boat, square at both ends and propelled with a long pole, used on inland waters chiefly for recreation'. So, in only one sentence I uses the word correctly. Sentences II and III are incorrect as the given word fails to convey the required meaning. 'Dug' and 'prevent' can fit in the place of the given word in these sentences. B is the right answer.