DIRECTIONS for questions 1 to 2: Each of the following sentences has been split into four parts. You have to study each of them carefully and point out the part, which is erroneous according to the requirements of Standard Written English. Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any.
He had scarcely gone than his father came back from his office with a bunch of papers.
a bunch of
Answer: Option B The error lies in the second part of the sentence. The right pair is “scarcely.....when
A large bungalow and a sizeable bank balance are his aim in life and he is quite determined in this regard.
are his aim in life
is quite determined
in this regard
Answer: Option B Aims in life are correct, as we are talking of two things. So option B is incorrect
DIRECTIONS for questions 3 to 4: Fill in the blank with the most suitable option.
She is the most ________ persons I have ever met, seemingly with an endless reserve of energy.
Answer: Option B The clue words used in the sentence are "endless reserve of energy" …so such a person would be lively, which is the meaning of "vivacious". Therefore answer is B.
Alice Walker's ‘The Temple of My Familiar’, far from being a tight, ________ narrative, is instead ________ novel that.roams freely and imaginatively over a half-million years.
traditional, a chronological
provocative, an insensitive
forceful, a concise
focused, an expansive
Answer: Option D The novel "roams freely and imaginatively", hence you can eliminate options A and C. Options B doesn't make a meaningful phrase in this context of "roaming freely", hence eliminated
Directions for question 5 to 8: Which of the phrases (a), (b), (c) and (d) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct?
It is become equally clear that campaign against smoking will have little success until people realize its importance.
has become equal and clear
has become equally clear
has become clearly equal
No correction required
Answer: Option B Instead of the word is, it should be has