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Questions 1 to 5 : Each of the following questions has one or more blank spaces indicating where a word
/ words has been left out. Following each sentence, four words or sets of words lettered a to d have been
given. You have to select the appropriate word or set of words to make the sentence most meaningful.
1. The __________, those cellular bodies which contain the __________ particles, the genes, provide
us with basic facts of genetic transmission.
(a) protoplasm, microscopic (b) globules, fat
(c) cytoplasm, minute (d) chromosomes, hereditary
2. The insurance claim was __________ by the relevant documents
(a) sustained (b) backed out
(c) backed up (d) proved
3. I should not have __________ to talk in such a __________ strain especially when I had not studied
the man to whom I was talking.
(a) daring, commanding (b) try, bold
(c) ventured, peremptory (d) emboldened, reckless
4. High prices are often the __________ of __________ of goods
(a) accompaniment, dearth (b) concomitant, scarcity
(c) cause, destitution (d) result, glut
5. The recent disturbances in the country will __________ and peace will be restored.
(a) blow past (b) blow over
(c) pass through (d) come to pass
Questions 6 to 10: Choose from among the given alternatives the one which will be a suitable substitute
for the underlined expression in each of the following.
6. The marriage of the princess with the commoner caused a furore among the royalty.
(a) mesalliance (b) misalliance
(c) elopement (d) romance
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Questions 1 to 5 : Each of the following questions has one or more blank spaces indicating where a word
/ words has been left out. Following each sentence, four words or sets of words lettered a to d have been
given. You have to select the appropriate word or set of words to make the sentence most meaningful.
1. The __________, those cellular bodies which contain the __________ particles, the genes, provide
us with basic facts of genetic transmission.
(a) protoplasm, microscopic (b) globules, fat
(c) cytoplasm, minute (d) chromosomes, hereditary
2. The insurance claim was __________ by the relevant documents
(a) sustained (b) backed out
(c) backed up (d) proved
3. I should not have __________ to talk in such a __________ strain especially when I had not studied
the man to whom I was talking.
(a) daring, commanding (b) try, bold
(c) ventured, peremptory (d) emboldened, reckless
4. High prices are often the __________ of __________ of goods
(a) accompaniment, dearth (b) concomitant, scarcity
(c) cause, destitution (d) result, glut
5. The recent disturbances in the country will __________ and peace will be restored.
(a) blow past (b) blow over
(c) pass through (d) come to pass
Questions 6 to 10: Choose from among the given alternatives the one which will be a suitable substitute
for the underlined expression in each of the following.
6. The marriage of the princess with the commoner caused a furore among the royalty.
(a) mesalliance (b) misalliance
(c) elopement (d) romance
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7. The victim’s involuntary responses to stimulus proved that he was still living.
(a) reactions (b) reflexes
(c) feedback (d) communication
8. The art and science of good eating and drinking is now a lost art.
(a) Gastronomy (b) Osteopathy
(c) Gluttony (d) Cooking
9. The thrilling narrative caused the hair on the skin to stand erect.
(a) tension (b) horrification
(c) terror (d) horror
10. The body of Macedonian infantry drawn up in close order was like a formidable castle of steel.
(a) phalanx (b) phagocyte
(c) phenomenon (d) phaeton
Questions 11 to 20: Choose the grammatically correct sentence from among the four options given for
each question.
11. (a) The Excel Company has greatly enhanced it’s advertising expense.
(b) The Excel Company has greatly increased its advertising expense.
(c) The Excel Company has greatly enhanced its advertising expense.
(d) The Excel Company has greatly increased it’s advertising expense.
12. (a) Today we love, what tomorrow we hate; today we seek, what tomorrow we shun, today we
desire, what tomorrow we fear.
(b) Today, we love what tomorrow we hate, today, we seek what tomorrow we shun, today, we
desire what tomorrow we fear.
(c) T oday we love what tomorrow we hate, today we seek what tomorrow we shun, today we desire
what tomorrow we fear.
(d) T oday we love what tomorrow we hate; today we seek what tomorrow we shun; today we desire
what tomorrow we fear.
13. (a) There’s Mr. Som, whom they say is the best singer in the country.
(b) There’s Mr. Som, who they say is the best singer in the country.
(c) There is Mr. Som, whom they say is the best singer in the country.
(d) There is Mr. Som who, they say is the best singer in the country.
14. (a) I am not one of those who believe everything they hear.
(b) I am not one of those who believes everything I hear.
(c) I am not one of those who believes everything he hears.
(d) I am not one of those who believes in everything one hears.
15. (a) The Board of Directors will hold its next meeting in July.
(b) The Board of Directors will hold it’s next meeting in July.
(c) The Board of Directors shall hold the next meeting in July.
(d) The Board of Directors shall hold it’s next meeting in July.
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Questions 1 to 5 : Each of the following questions has one or more blank spaces indicating where a word
/ words has been left out. Following each sentence, four words or sets of words lettered a to d have been
given. You have to select the appropriate word or set of words to make the sentence most meaningful.
1. The __________, those cellular bodies which contain the __________ particles, the genes, provide
us with basic facts of genetic transmission.
(a) protoplasm, microscopic (b) globules, fat
(c) cytoplasm, minute (d) chromosomes, hereditary
2. The insurance claim was __________ by the relevant documents
(a) sustained (b) backed out
(c) backed up (d) proved
3. I should not have __________ to talk in such a __________ strain especially when I had not studied
the man to whom I was talking.
(a) daring, commanding (b) try, bold
(c) ventured, peremptory (d) emboldened, reckless
4. High prices are often the __________ of __________ of goods
(a) accompaniment, dearth (b) concomitant, scarcity
(c) cause, destitution (d) result, glut
5. The recent disturbances in the country will __________ and peace will be restored.
(a) blow past (b) blow over
(c) pass through (d) come to pass
Questions 6 to 10: Choose from among the given alternatives the one which will be a suitable substitute
for the underlined expression in each of the following.
6. The marriage of the princess with the commoner caused a furore among the royalty.
(a) mesalliance (b) misalliance
(c) elopement (d) romance
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7. The victim’s involuntary responses to stimulus proved that he was still living.
(a) reactions (b) reflexes
(c) feedback (d) communication
8. The art and science of good eating and drinking is now a lost art.
(a) Gastronomy (b) Osteopathy
(c) Gluttony (d) Cooking
9. The thrilling narrative caused the hair on the skin to stand erect.
(a) tension (b) horrification
(c) terror (d) horror
10. The body of Macedonian infantry drawn up in close order was like a formidable castle of steel.
(a) phalanx (b) phagocyte
(c) phenomenon (d) phaeton
Questions 11 to 20: Choose the grammatically correct sentence from among the four options given for
each question.
11. (a) The Excel Company has greatly enhanced it’s advertising expense.
(b) The Excel Company has greatly increased its advertising expense.
(c) The Excel Company has greatly enhanced its advertising expense.
(d) The Excel Company has greatly increased it’s advertising expense.
12. (a) Today we love, what tomorrow we hate; today we seek, what tomorrow we shun, today we
desire, what tomorrow we fear.
(b) Today, we love what tomorrow we hate, today, we seek what tomorrow we shun, today, we
desire what tomorrow we fear.
(c) T oday we love what tomorrow we hate, today we seek what tomorrow we shun, today we desire
what tomorrow we fear.
(d) T oday we love what tomorrow we hate; today we seek what tomorrow we shun; today we desire
what tomorrow we fear.
13. (a) There’s Mr. Som, whom they say is the best singer in the country.
(b) There’s Mr. Som, who they say is the best singer in the country.
(c) There is Mr. Som, whom they say is the best singer in the country.
(d) There is Mr. Som who, they say is the best singer in the country.
14. (a) I am not one of those who believe everything they hear.
(b) I am not one of those who believes everything I hear.
(c) I am not one of those who believes everything he hears.
(d) I am not one of those who believes in everything one hears.
15. (a) The Board of Directors will hold its next meeting in July.
(b) The Board of Directors will hold it’s next meeting in July.
(c) The Board of Directors shall hold the next meeting in July.
(d) The Board of Directors shall hold it’s next meeting in July.
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16. (a) The state of his affairs were such as to cause anxiety to his creditors.
(b) The state of his affairs was such as to cause anxiety to his creditors.
(c) The state of his affairs are such as to cause anxiety to his creditors.
(d) The state of his affairs are such as to cause anxiety to his creditors.
17. (a) Cannot one do what one likes with one’s own?
(b) Cannot one do that one likes to do with his own?
(c) Cannot one do that one likes with his own?
(d) Cannot one do what he likes with his own?
18. (a) Each of the students has done well.
(b) Each of the student has done well.
(c) Each of the students have done well.
(d) Each of the student have done well.
19. (a) None of us were comfortable with what was happening.
(b) None of us was comfortable with what was happening.
(c) None among us were comfortable with what was happening.
(d) None amongst us were comfortable with what was happening.
20. (a) Neither the king nor his ministers desires war.
(b) Neither king nor his ministers desires war.
(c) Neither the king nor his ministers desire war.
(d) Neither king nor his ministers desire war.
Questions 21 to 30: In each of the questions below, there are four statements which express the same
idea. Choose the alternative that is most concise and clear.
21. (a) The history of Modern Industry’s performance, which is marginal at best, may be an indication of
solvency problems that will occur in the future.
(b) Modern industry’s history of marginal performance may indicate solvency problems in the fu-
ture.
(c) The history of marginal performance of Modern Industry may indicate future solvency problems.
(d) Modern Industry’s history of performance, which is marginal at best, may indicate future sol-
vency problems.
22. (a) On the whole food front one may say that we can enjoy festivals in the consciousness that
though some things are dear, the basic foods are better in quality and still low in price.
(b) We can enjoy festivals knowing that though some things are clear, the basic foods are of better
quality and still low in price.
(c) Although we know that some things are dear, we can still enjoy festivals because the basic
foods are better in quality and low in price.
(d) On the whole food front, although some things are dear, we can still enjoy festivals as the basic
foods are of better quality and quite cheap.
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Questions 1 to 5 : Each of the following questions has one or more blank spaces indicating where a word
/ words has been left out. Following each sentence, four words or sets of words lettered a to d have been
given. You have to select the appropriate word or set of words to make the sentence most meaningful.
1. The __________, those cellular bodies which contain the __________ particles, the genes, provide
us with basic facts of genetic transmission.
(a) protoplasm, microscopic (b) globules, fat
(c) cytoplasm, minute (d) chromosomes, hereditary
2. The insurance claim was __________ by the relevant documents
(a) sustained (b) backed out
(c) backed up (d) proved
3. I should not have __________ to talk in such a __________ strain especially when I had not studied
the man to whom I was talking.
(a) daring, commanding (b) try, bold
(c) ventured, peremptory (d) emboldened, reckless
4. High prices are often the __________ of __________ of goods
(a) accompaniment, dearth (b) concomitant, scarcity
(c) cause, destitution (d) result, glut
5. The recent disturbances in the country will __________ and peace will be restored.
(a) blow past (b) blow over
(c) pass through (d) come to pass
Questions 6 to 10: Choose from among the given alternatives the one which will be a suitable substitute
for the underlined expression in each of the following.
6. The marriage of the princess with the commoner caused a furore among the royalty.
(a) mesalliance (b) misalliance
(c) elopement (d) romance
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7. The victim’s involuntary responses to stimulus proved that he was still living.
(a) reactions (b) reflexes
(c) feedback (d) communication
8. The art and science of good eating and drinking is now a lost art.
(a) Gastronomy (b) Osteopathy
(c) Gluttony (d) Cooking
9. The thrilling narrative caused the hair on the skin to stand erect.
(a) tension (b) horrification
(c) terror (d) horror
10. The body of Macedonian infantry drawn up in close order was like a formidable castle of steel.
(a) phalanx (b) phagocyte
(c) phenomenon (d) phaeton
Questions 11 to 20: Choose the grammatically correct sentence from among the four options given for
each question.
11. (a) The Excel Company has greatly enhanced it’s advertising expense.
(b) The Excel Company has greatly increased its advertising expense.
(c) The Excel Company has greatly enhanced its advertising expense.
(d) The Excel Company has greatly increased it’s advertising expense.
12. (a) Today we love, what tomorrow we hate; today we seek, what tomorrow we shun, today we
desire, what tomorrow we fear.
(b) Today, we love what tomorrow we hate, today, we seek what tomorrow we shun, today, we
desire what tomorrow we fear.
(c) T oday we love what tomorrow we hate, today we seek what tomorrow we shun, today we desire
what tomorrow we fear.
(d) T oday we love what tomorrow we hate; today we seek what tomorrow we shun; today we desire
what tomorrow we fear.
13. (a) There’s Mr. Som, whom they say is the best singer in the country.
(b) There’s Mr. Som, who they say is the best singer in the country.
(c) There is Mr. Som, whom they say is the best singer in the country.
(d) There is Mr. Som who, they say is the best singer in the country.
14. (a) I am not one of those who believe everything they hear.
(b) I am not one of those who believes everything I hear.
(c) I am not one of those who believes everything he hears.
(d) I am not one of those who believes in everything one hears.
15. (a) The Board of Directors will hold its next meeting in July.
(b) The Board of Directors will hold it’s next meeting in July.
(c) The Board of Directors shall hold the next meeting in July.
(d) The Board of Directors shall hold it’s next meeting in July.
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16. (a) The state of his affairs were such as to cause anxiety to his creditors.
(b) The state of his affairs was such as to cause anxiety to his creditors.
(c) The state of his affairs are such as to cause anxiety to his creditors.
(d) The state of his affairs are such as to cause anxiety to his creditors.
17. (a) Cannot one do what one likes with one’s own?
(b) Cannot one do that one likes to do with his own?
(c) Cannot one do that one likes with his own?
(d) Cannot one do what he likes with his own?
18. (a) Each of the students has done well.
(b) Each of the student has done well.
(c) Each of the students have done well.
(d) Each of the student have done well.
19. (a) None of us were comfortable with what was happening.
(b) None of us was comfortable with what was happening.
(c) None among us were comfortable with what was happening.
(d) None amongst us were comfortable with what was happening.
20. (a) Neither the king nor his ministers desires war.
(b) Neither king nor his ministers desires war.
(c) Neither the king nor his ministers desire war.
(d) Neither king nor his ministers desire war.
Questions 21 to 30: In each of the questions below, there are four statements which express the same
idea. Choose the alternative that is most concise and clear.
21. (a) The history of Modern Industry’s performance, which is marginal at best, may be an indication of
solvency problems that will occur in the future.
(b) Modern industry’s history of marginal performance may indicate solvency problems in the fu-
ture.
(c) The history of marginal performance of Modern Industry may indicate future solvency problems.
(d) Modern Industry’s history of performance, which is marginal at best, may indicate future sol-
vency problems.
22. (a) On the whole food front one may say that we can enjoy festivals in the consciousness that
though some things are dear, the basic foods are better in quality and still low in price.
(b) We can enjoy festivals knowing that though some things are clear, the basic foods are of better
quality and still low in price.
(c) Although we know that some things are dear, we can still enjoy festivals because the basic
foods are better in quality and low in price.
(d) On the whole food front, although some things are dear, we can still enjoy festivals as the basic
foods are of better quality and quite cheap.
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23. (a) The dull are likely to have a limited conceptual grasp.
(b) It is unlikely that the dull would have adequate conceptual grasp.
(c) The dull are not likely to grasp concepts easily.
(d) It is unlikely that the dull can grasp concepts easily.
24. (a) I request you to kindly deliver to me a tin of milk powder.
(b) Could you please send me a tin of milk powder?
(c) May I request you to please send me a tin of milk powder?
(d) Can I have milk powder sent to me please?
25. (a) There is no question of it not being possible to freeze you to death and wake you up as and when
you want.
(b) There is no question of it not being possible to freeze you to death and wake you up whenever
you want.
(c) Undoubtedly, it should be possible to freeze you to death and wake you up whenever you want.
(d) Undoubtedly, it should be possible to freeze you to death and wake you up when you want.
26. (a) Finally, there will be unexpected, unanticipated implicational consequences of this development
concerning human life.
(b) This development concerning human life will finally have unanticipated consequences.
(c) This development concerning human life will finally have unexpected and unanticipated implica-
tions.
(d) This development concerning human life will finally have unexpected implications.
27. (a) His definition of reality has first to be made coincident with the point of view adopted by the
author whom he is discussing.
(b) His definition of reality has first to be made coincident with the point of view adopted by the
author who he is discussing.
(c) His definition has to first agree with the point of view adopted by the author he is discussing.
(d) His definition of reality has first to coincide with the point of view adopted by the author he is
discussing.
28. (a) I should be very much obliged if you could be kind enough to send me the required material.
(b) I should be much obliged if you could send me the required material.
(c) I should be very much obliged if you could kindly send me the required material.
(d) I should be grateful and very much obliged if you could kindly send me the required material.
29. (a) I am sorry, a prior engagement prevents me from joining you at dinner on Monday.
(b) I regret to say that I am very sorry that a previous engagement will prevent me from joining you
at dinner on Monday.
(c) I regret to inform you that because of a previous engagement I will be prevented from joining you
at dinner on Monday.
(d) I am sorry to say that I am unable to join you at dinner on Monday because of a prior engage-
ment.
30. (a) Looking back, our inability to confirm speakers gave us the maximum headaches.
(b) Looking at it with hindsight our inability to confirm speakers gave us the maximum headaches.
(c) On hindsight we find that our inability to confirm speakers gave us the maximum headaches.
(d) On hindsight, our inability to confirm speakers gave us the maximum headaches.
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Questions 1 to 5 : Each of the following questions has one or more blank spaces indicating where a word
/ words has been left out. Following each sentence, four words or sets of words lettered a to d have been
given. You have to select the appropriate word or set of words to make the sentence most meaningful.
1. The __________, those cellular bodies which contain the __________ particles, the genes, provide
us with basic facts of genetic transmission.
(a) protoplasm, microscopic (b) globules, fat
(c) cytoplasm, minute (d) chromosomes, hereditary
2. The insurance claim was __________ by the relevant documents
(a) sustained (b) backed out
(c) backed up (d) proved
3. I should not have __________ to talk in such a __________ strain especially when I had not studied
the man to whom I was talking.
(a) daring, commanding (b) try, bold
(c) ventured, peremptory (d) emboldened, reckless
4. High prices are often the __________ of __________ of goods
(a) accompaniment, dearth (b) concomitant, scarcity
(c) cause, destitution (d) result, glut
5. The recent disturbances in the country will __________ and peace will be restored.
(a) blow past (b) blow over
(c) pass through (d) come to pass
Questions 6 to 10: Choose from among the given alternatives the one which will be a suitable substitute
for the underlined expression in each of the following.
6. The marriage of the princess with the commoner caused a furore among the royalty.
(a) mesalliance (b) misalliance
(c) elopement (d) romance
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7. The victim’s involuntary responses to stimulus proved that he was still living.
(a) reactions (b) reflexes
(c) feedback (d) communication
8. The art and science of good eating and drinking is now a lost art.
(a) Gastronomy (b) Osteopathy
(c) Gluttony (d) Cooking
9. The thrilling narrative caused the hair on the skin to stand erect.
(a) tension (b) horrification
(c) terror (d) horror
10. The body of Macedonian infantry drawn up in close order was like a formidable castle of steel.
(a) phalanx (b) phagocyte
(c) phenomenon (d) phaeton
Questions 11 to 20: Choose the grammatically correct sentence from among the four options given for
each question.
11. (a) The Excel Company has greatly enhanced it’s advertising expense.
(b) The Excel Company has greatly increased its advertising expense.
(c) The Excel Company has greatly enhanced its advertising expense.
(d) The Excel Company has greatly increased it’s advertising expense.
12. (a) Today we love, what tomorrow we hate; today we seek, what tomorrow we shun, today we
desire, what tomorrow we fear.
(b) Today, we love what tomorrow we hate, today, we seek what tomorrow we shun, today, we
desire what tomorrow we fear.
(c) T oday we love what tomorrow we hate, today we seek what tomorrow we shun, today we desire
what tomorrow we fear.
(d) T oday we love what tomorrow we hate; today we seek what tomorrow we shun; today we desire
what tomorrow we fear.
13. (a) There’s Mr. Som, whom they say is the best singer in the country.
(b) There’s Mr. Som, who they say is the best singer in the country.
(c) There is Mr. Som, whom they say is the best singer in the country.
(d) There is Mr. Som who, they say is the best singer in the country.
14. (a) I am not one of those who believe everything they hear.
(b) I am not one of those who believes everything I hear.
(c) I am not one of those who believes everything he hears.
(d) I am not one of those who believes in everything one hears.
15. (a) The Board of Directors will hold its next meeting in July.
(b) The Board of Directors will hold it’s next meeting in July.
(c) The Board of Directors shall hold the next meeting in July.
(d) The Board of Directors shall hold it’s next meeting in July.
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16. (a) The state of his affairs were such as to cause anxiety to his creditors.
(b) The state of his affairs was such as to cause anxiety to his creditors.
(c) The state of his affairs are such as to cause anxiety to his creditors.
(d) The state of his affairs are such as to cause anxiety to his creditors.
17. (a) Cannot one do what one likes with one’s own?
(b) Cannot one do that one likes to do with his own?
(c) Cannot one do that one likes with his own?
(d) Cannot one do what he likes with his own?
18. (a) Each of the students has done well.
(b) Each of the student has done well.
(c) Each of the students have done well.
(d) Each of the student have done well.
19. (a) None of us were comfortable with what was happening.
(b) None of us was comfortable with what was happening.
(c) None among us were comfortable with what was happening.
(d) None amongst us were comfortable with what was happening.
20. (a) Neither the king nor his ministers desires war.
(b) Neither king nor his ministers desires war.
(c) Neither the king nor his ministers desire war.
(d) Neither king nor his ministers desire war.
Questions 21 to 30: In each of the questions below, there are four statements which express the same
idea. Choose the alternative that is most concise and clear.
21. (a) The history of Modern Industry’s performance, which is marginal at best, may be an indication of
solvency problems that will occur in the future.
(b) Modern industry’s history of marginal performance may indicate solvency problems in the fu-
ture.
(c) The history of marginal performance of Modern Industry may indicate future solvency problems.
(d) Modern Industry’s history of performance, which is marginal at best, may indicate future sol-
vency problems.
22. (a) On the whole food front one may say that we can enjoy festivals in the consciousness that
though some things are dear, the basic foods are better in quality and still low in price.
(b) We can enjoy festivals knowing that though some things are clear, the basic foods are of better
quality and still low in price.
(c) Although we know that some things are dear, we can still enjoy festivals because the basic
foods are better in quality and low in price.
(d) On the whole food front, although some things are dear, we can still enjoy festivals as the basic
foods are of better quality and quite cheap.
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23. (a) The dull are likely to have a limited conceptual grasp.
(b) It is unlikely that the dull would have adequate conceptual grasp.
(c) The dull are not likely to grasp concepts easily.
(d) It is unlikely that the dull can grasp concepts easily.
24. (a) I request you to kindly deliver to me a tin of milk powder.
(b) Could you please send me a tin of milk powder?
(c) May I request you to please send me a tin of milk powder?
(d) Can I have milk powder sent to me please?
25. (a) There is no question of it not being possible to freeze you to death and wake you up as and when
you want.
(b) There is no question of it not being possible to freeze you to death and wake you up whenever
you want.
(c) Undoubtedly, it should be possible to freeze you to death and wake you up whenever you want.
(d) Undoubtedly, it should be possible to freeze you to death and wake you up when you want.
26. (a) Finally, there will be unexpected, unanticipated implicational consequences of this development
concerning human life.
(b) This development concerning human life will finally have unanticipated consequences.
(c) This development concerning human life will finally have unexpected and unanticipated implica-
tions.
(d) This development concerning human life will finally have unexpected implications.
27. (a) His definition of reality has first to be made coincident with the point of view adopted by the
author whom he is discussing.
(b) His definition of reality has first to be made coincident with the point of view adopted by the
author who he is discussing.
(c) His definition has to first agree with the point of view adopted by the author he is discussing.
(d) His definition of reality has first to coincide with the point of view adopted by the author he is
discussing.
28. (a) I should be very much obliged if you could be kind enough to send me the required material.
(b) I should be much obliged if you could send me the required material.
(c) I should be very much obliged if you could kindly send me the required material.
(d) I should be grateful and very much obliged if you could kindly send me the required material.
29. (a) I am sorry, a prior engagement prevents me from joining you at dinner on Monday.
(b) I regret to say that I am very sorry that a previous engagement will prevent me from joining you
at dinner on Monday.
(c) I regret to inform you that because of a previous engagement I will be prevented from joining you
at dinner on Monday.
(d) I am sorry to say that I am unable to join you at dinner on Monday because of a prior engage-
ment.
30. (a) Looking back, our inability to confirm speakers gave us the maximum headaches.
(b) Looking at it with hindsight our inability to confirm speakers gave us the maximum headaches.
(c) On hindsight we find that our inability to confirm speakers gave us the maximum headaches.
(d) On hindsight, our inability to confirm speakers gave us the maximum headaches.
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Questions 31 to 35: Each of the following questions has a pair of CAPITALIZED words followed by four
pairs of words. Choose the pair of words which best expresses the relationship similar to that expressed in
the capitalized pair.
31. CAR : ROAD
(a) electricity : cable (b) ink : pencil
(c) bomb : missile (d) fly : bird
32. FORESIGHT : FARSIGHTEDNESS
(a) long : lengthy (b) further : farther
(c) short : dwarf (d) thinker : visionary
33. FLEET : NAVY
(a) chapter : book (b) seats : auditorium
(c) letter : word (d) drop : ocean
34. FEATHER : WING
(a) down : goose (b) cotton : mattress
(c) subheading : heading (d) brick : wall
35. SUGAR : TEA
(a) paper : editor (b) weapon : murderer
(c) button : buttonhole (d) umbrella : rain
Questions 36 to 40: Each pair of CAPITALIZED words given below is followed by four pairs of words.
Choose the pair which does not exhibit the relationship similar to that expressed in the capitalized pair.
36. RENT : LEASE
(a) interest : borrow (b) salary : employ
(c) price : buy (d) tax : govern
37. TEMPERATURE : HEAT
(a) votes : popularity (b) IQ : intelligence
(c) ohms : resistance (d) speed : distance
38. PROGRESS : PROGRESSIVE
(a) terror : terrorist (b) sympathy : sympathizer
(c) revolution : revolutionary (d) reform : reformist
39. STUBBORN : ADAPTABLE
(a) stupid : bright (b) moral : amoral
(c) inherent : extraneous (d) friend : enemy
40. CLIPS : PAPER
(a) thread : beads (b) cement : bricks
(c) ribbon : hair (d) bag : vegetables
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