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Directions  Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical mistake/ error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence mark the number of that part with error as your answer. If there is ‘No error’, mark (5) as your answer.

1. Government departments in a particular part (1)/ were neglecting (2)/ malnourished children and not providing them (3)/ nutritious as per norms. (4)/ No error (5)

2. With the alarming increase in road accidents fatalities, (1)/ mostly caused by inebriated drivers, (2)/ the Police have launched a special drive (3)/ to bring the accident rate to zero. (4)/ No error (5)

3. Scientists have developed an anti-reflection coating (1)/ that could led people (2)/ read on smart phones and tablets (3)/ even in bright sunlight. (4)/ No error (5)

4. Barack Obama reportedly does not order immediate countermeasures (1)/ as he was apprehensive (2)/ it would be construed as an attempt (3)/ to manipulate the election. (4)/ No error (5)

5. The end of a three-day strike (1)/ brings to an end a crisis (2)/ that reportedly left tens of thousands of patients (3)/ at state-ran hospitals stranded. (4)/ No error (5)

Directions : Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3), and (4) given below each sentence should replace the phrase underlined in the sentence to make it grammatically correct? If there is no error mark (5) “No correction required” as your answer

6. We took a ride on a red old double-decker bus.
1) a double-decker old, red
2) an old, red double-decker
3) red old, double-decker
4) old, double-decker red
5) no correction required

7. Fill up the form, please!
1) Fill into the form
2) Fill in the form
3) Filling in the form
4) Fill of the form
5) No correction required

8. He couldn’t see though it is well hidden.
1) His fault
2) Under his nose
3) Up in the air
4) Up front
5) No correction required

9. The weather forecast predicted heavy rain for today, and it is very hot.
1) Since it is
2) Because it is
3) But it is
4) Reason it is
5) No correction required

10. The remake of the movie was neither enjoyable and definitely not faithful to the original one.
1) Nor faithful to the original movie
2) Nor was it faithful to the original one
3) Nor faithful to the original one
4) Nor were it faithful to the original movie
5) No correction required

Directions: Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in a proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below
A) A modern example is the rise of communication technology, which has lessened barriers to human interaction and as a result has helped spawn new subcultures;
B) The rise of cyber culture has at its basis the development of the Internet and the computer.
C) Technology can be viewed as an activity that forms or changes culture.
D) Not all technology enhances culture in a creative way; technology can also help facilitate political oppression and war via tools such as guns.
E) As a cultural activity, technology predates both science and engineering, each of which formalize some aspects of technological endeavor.
F) Additionally, technology is the application of math, science, and the arts for the benefit of life as it is known.

11. What is the LAST sentence after rearrangement?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
5) E

12. What is the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
5) E

13. What is the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) E
5) F

14. What is the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
1) B
2) A
3) D
4) C
5) E

15. What is the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
5) F

Directions: Each question below has a blank/ two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the word/ set of words from the five options for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole

16. Scarce labour and limited market has had a ___ effect on grape farmers, who are now___to other crops.
1) demanding; proceeding
2) rising; moving
3) cascading; shifting
4) roaring; probing
5) plunging; stirring

17. The central government is ___ its  strategy to market India as a preferred ____ for tourists.
1) revamping; destination
2) proposing; spot
3) moving; point
4) planning; objective
5) scheduling; intention

18. He believed that in order to ____ the problem fully, he would need to understand all of its _____.
1) comprehend; extreme
2) experience; thoughts
3) solve; positions
4) address; intricacies
5) embrace; nuances

19. The rumors were ____ and she welcomed the opportunity to ____ them.
1) fabricated; correction
2) pertinent; demystify
3) true; repudiate
4) believable; enjoy
5) odious; refute

20. I was sorry to see her in that ___, she looked so ____.
1) condition; despondent
2) state; demolished
3) mood; vigorous
4) situation; arbitrary
5) position; pensive

Directions : Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words have been printed in red color to help you locate them while answering some of the questions
What accounts for the inexorable advance of the giant sports utility vehicle (SUV) into our lives? Why do we want high-clearance trucks with ‘four-wheel drive and front bumpers as big as battering rams? A large part of the answer lies in the fake Western names so many of them carry. No one much cares about what those names denote (lakes, frontier towns, and mountain ranges); what matters is their connotations of rugged individualism, mastery over the wilderness, cowboy endurance. The names simply magnify the appeal of these vehicles’ that are the Frankensteinian concoctions of our private anxieties and desires.

21. Which of the following generalizations about buyers of SUVs is supported in the passage?
1) They intend to drive them on rough terrain.
2) They wish to live in mountainous regions.
3) They are wealthier than most other car buyers.
4) They are influenced by marketing strategies.
5) They are insecure about their social status.

22. The imagery used to market SUVs is intended to _____
1) appeal to drivers’ primitive instincts
2) stir yearnings for a simpler way of life
3) engender feelings of power and control
4) evoke the beauty of unspoiled nature
5) create an aura of nonconformity

23. The synonym of Endurance is:
1) Fortitude
2) Existence
3) Pertinent
4) Relevant
5) Germane

24. The synonym of Inexorable is:
1) Escapable
2) Avertable
3) Obligatory
4) Relentless
5) Superfluous

25. The antonym of Denote is:
1) Insinuate
2) Connote
3) Typify
4) Betoken
5) Veto

Directions : In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words/ phrases are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/ phrase in each case and mark your answer.

Those who really desire to___(26) an independence, have only to set their minds upon it, and ___(27) the proper means, as they do in regard to any ___ (28) which they wish to ____ (29), and the thing is easily done. But however easy it may be _____ (30) to make money, I have no ____ (31) many of my hearers will agree it is the most ____ (32) thing in the world to keep it. The road to wealth is, as Dr. Franklin truly says, “as plain as the road to the mill.” It ____ (33) simply in expending less than we earn; that seems to be a very simple problem. Mr. Micawber, one of those happy creations of the genial Dickens, puts the case in a strong light ____ (34) he says that to have annual income of twenty pounds per annum, and spend twenty pounds and sixpence, is to be the most ____ (35) of men; whereas, to have an income of only twenty pounds, and spend but nineteen pounds and sixpence is to be the happiest of mortals. Many of my readers may say, “we understand this: this is economy, and we know economy is wealth; we know we can’t eat our cake and keep it also.” Yet I beg to say that perhaps more cases of failure arise from mistakes on this point than almost any other. The fact is many people think they understand economy when they really do not

26. 1) attain 2) safe 3) gain 4) grab 5) bring

27. 1) assume 2) adopt 3) accept 4) agree 5) espouse

28. 1) another 2) more 3) other 4) many 5) much

29. 1) complete 2) finish 3) achieve 4) accomplish 5) realize

30. 1) find 2) finds 3) is finding 4) founds 5) found

31. 1) doubt 2) giving 3) certainty 4) belief 5) suspicion

32. 1) tricky 2) difficult 3) easy 4) easier 5) intricate

33. 1) contains 2) construct 3) consists 4) construe 5) contain

34. 1) while 2) soon 3) as 4) when 5) than

35. 1) down 2) dejected 3) sad 4) wretched 5) miserable

English Story with Question and Answers

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