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Directions (1-5): In each of these questions, two sentences are given. These two sentences are to be combined into a single sentence without changing their meanings. Three probable starters of the combined sentence are given as (i), (ii) and (iii).  Any one or more or none of them may be correct. Find out the correct starter(s) and accordingly select your answer from among the five given answer choices.

1. It is raining today. You must carry an umbrella with you.

(i)   If it rains cats and dogs …

(ii)  As it is …

(iii) For rainy season …

1) Only (i)                              2) Only (ii)

3) Only (i) and (ii)                4) Only (i) and (iii)

5) All (i), (ii) and (iii)

2. To every action, there is a reaction. It is the law of nature which is equally applicable in the life of human beings.

(i)   Newton’s law is applicable …

(ii) Action and reaction is equal and opposite …

(iii)    That there is a reaction …

1) Only (i) and (iii)               2) Only (ii) and (iii)

3) Only (iii)                            4) Only (i) and (ii)

5) None of these

3. A wise man will never cut the same branch on which he sits. A fool will realise his folly only after he falls on the ground.

(i)   It is better not cut …

(ii) Falling on the ground …

(iii) The basic difference between a wise …

1) Only (ii)                             2) Only (iii)

3) Only (ii) and (iii)              4) Only (i) and (ii)

5) All the above

4. Indecisiveness is in fact a serious flaw in one’s character that can lead to one’s downfall. Making judicious choices and nice decisions based on sound judgement is extremely important.

(i)   It is extremely important …

(ii) In one’s character indecisiveness …

(iii)  However judicious choices ….

1) Only (i) and (ii)                                2) Only (i) and (iii)       3) Only (i)

4) Only (ii)             5) All the above

5. Computers are capable of doing extremely complicated work of all branches in no time. They can solve the most complex mathematical problems or put thousands of unrelated fact in order.

(i)   Extremely complicated work …

(ii) Computers are capable of doing not only …

(iii)  Computers can solve …

1) Only (i) and (iii)               2) Only (ii) and (iii)

3) Only (i) and (ii)                4) All (i), (ii) and (iii)                    5) None of these

Directions (6-10): In each of these questions, a sentence with two words/group of words in bold is given. One of them or both may have certain errors. You have to find out the correct word/group of words from among the three choices (i), (ii) and (iii) given which can replace the wrong word/group of words to make the sentence grammatically correct. If the sentence is correct as it is, mark 5), ie NCR (No correction required), as your answer.

6. The children cooked about some story of someone stolen their pocket money, but they spent it.

(i)   cooked up, about someone stealing

(ii) cooked for, of somebody stolen

(iii)  cooked, about stealing

1) (i) only                               2) (ii) only

3) (iii) only                             4) Either (i) or (iii)

5) No correction required

7. The woman being saying something to me in a foreign accent and I couldn’t followed it up.

        (i) had been said, mean it

(ii) was saying, make it out

(iii) said, understand

1) (i) only                               2) (ii) only

3) (i) and (ii)                          4) Either (ii) or (iii)                        5) No correction required

8. John and Maria has been married for over twenty five years, but they splitted out when the children left home.

(i)   had married, split away

(ii) had been married, split up

(iii)                          was married, separated

1) (i) only               2) (ii) only              3) (iii) only

4) Either (i) or (ii) 5) No correction required

9. Rajeev hates the canteen food but he has to put up with it because it is cheap.

(i)   even though, put on with

(ii) though, put for

(iii)  but, avoid

1) (i) only               2) (ii) only              3) (iii) only

4) Either (i) or (ii) 5) No correction required

10. Binod took out his wet clothes and put them in a radiator to dry.

(i)   took on, put them over

(ii) took up, put them at

(iii)  took off, put them on

1) (i) only                               2) (ii) only

3) (iii) only                             4) Either (ii) or (iii)

5) No correction required

 

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