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Q 1.

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Choose the correct alternative to the bold part of the sentence.
On one occasion he persuaded me to accompany him on a shooting expedition he was planning.

A

has planned

had planned

C

planned

D

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Explanation

Q 2.

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Choose the correct alternative to the bold part of the sentence.
We have no less than a thousand students in our College.

A

not less

B

no less

no fewer

D

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Q 3.

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Choose the correct alternative to the bold part of the sentence.
When she regained consciousness she was stretched in the ditch out, soaked to the skin.

A

out in the ditch stretched

B

on the ditch outstretched

outstretched in the ditch

D

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Explanation

outstretched (Adj.) : spread out as far as possible
stretch out (Phr. V.) : to lie down in order to relax or sleep
Here, outstretched in the ditch is the right usage.

Q 4.

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Choose the correct alternative to the bold part of the sentence.
Too little is known by this time about possible side-effects of the drug.

presently

B

in the end

C

before hand

D

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Explanation

presently (Adv.) : now ; currently; at the time you are speaking
by this time : a particular allotted time Here, presently is the right usage.

Q 5.

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Choose the correct alternative to the bold part of the sentence.
If you want to save money you must get rid of shopping.

cut down on

B

get on with

C

put up with

D

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Explanation

cut down on (Phr. V.) : to reduce
get rid of (Phr. V.) : to make yourself free of something that is annoying or that you do not want or do not want to do
Here, cut down on is the right usage.

Q 6.

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Choose the correct alternative to the bold part of the sentence.
The loud and incessant chatter worries your father who is trying to concentrate.

A

aggravates

B

annoys

irritates

D

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Explanation

irritates (Verb.) : to annoy somebody, especially by something you continuously do or by something that continuously happens
incessant (Adj.) : never stopping ; constant
annoys (Verb.) : to make some body slightly angry ; irritates
Here, irritates is the right usage.

Q 7.

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Choose the correct alternative to the bold part of the sentence.
Not only they went to see a film, but also had dinner out.

Not only did they go

B

They didn't go not only

C

They not only went

D

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Explanation

Q 8.

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Choose the correct alternative to the bold part of the sentence.
Birds sit on the boughs of trees in my garden and with their sweet notes fill the air with music.

A

fill their sweet notes in the air

B

by their sweet notes fill the air

fill the air by their sweet notes

D

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Explanation

Q 9.

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Choose the correct alternative to the bold part of the sentence.
India will enter the league of major developed nations as a space giant within a short time.

A

energy

B

force

power

D

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Explanation

power (Noun) : strength or influence in a particular area of activity
giant (Noun) : a very large and powerful organisation Here, power is the right usage.

Q 10.

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Choose the correct alternative to the bold part of the sentence.
Many a man would welcome the opportunity.

A

Many man

B

A many man

C

Many a men

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Explanation

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many a (Det., Pro.) : a large number of used with a Singular Noun and Verb
Many a good man has been destroyed by drink.

Q 11.

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Choose the correct alternative to the bold part of the sentence.
The greater the demand, higher the price.

A

high

B

the high

the higher

D

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Explanation

Q 12.

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Choose the correct alternative to the bold part of the sentence.
I prefer to ride than to walk.

riding to walking

B

ride to walk

C

riding than walking

D

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Explanation

prefer (Verb) : to like one thing or person better than another
A Prepositional Phrase with to will be used. Hence, riding to walking is the right usage.

Q 13.

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Choose the correct alternative to the bold part of the sentence.
The workers went on a strike asking for better pay and service condition

A

requesting

demanding

C

needing

D

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Explanation

demand (Verb) : to ask for something firmly Here, demanding is the right usage.

Q 14.

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Choose the correct alternative to the bold part of the sentence.
The newspaper provides more International News than domestic News.

National

B

alien

C

provincial

D

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Explanation

International News is compared to National News. Hence, National is the right usage.

Q 15.

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Choose the correct alternative to the bold part of the sentence.
The teacher was very angry at his student.

angry with

B

angry against

C

angry about

D

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Explanation

Q 16.

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Choose the correct alternative to the bold part of the sentence.
He backed out of the agreement.

A

gave his full support

B

reconsidered the point

withdrew his support from

D

went through the back door

Explanation

back out (Phr.V.) : to withdraw from something Here, withdrew his support from is the right usage.

Q 17.

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Choose the correct alternative to the bold part of the sentence.
Man is the only animal who can talk.

A

which

B

whom

C

that

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who (Pro.) : used for showing which person you mean

Q 18.

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Choose the correct alternative to the bold part of the sentence.
He did not know the answer, I did not neither.

neither did I

B

either did I

C

neither have I

D

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Explanation

Q 19.

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Choose the correct alternative to the bold part of the sentence.
When the owner offered tea, the peon denied it.

A

disliked

declined

C

disobeyed

D

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Explanation

declined (Verb.) : refused politely to accept or to do something
denied (Verb.) : said that something is not true Here, declined is the right usage.

Q 20.

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Choose the correct alternative to the bold part of the sentence.
“Do you remember his phone number? I don't suspect so.”

don't think

B

don't thing

C

may think

D

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Explanation

don't think so (Idiom) : used for saying very strongly that you do not agree to something, or that something is not possible
suspect (Verb.) : to be suspicious about something; not to trust something
Here, don't think is the right usage.

Q 21.

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Choose the correct alternative to the bold part of the sentence.
Please report to me when you return back from Delhi.

A

you have returned back from

you return from

C

you returned back from

D

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Explanation

Q 22.

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Choose the correct alternative to the bold part of the sentence.
Ravi has been demanding a lot more marks, doesn't he ?

hasn't he ?

B

isn't he ?

C

isn't it ?

D

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Explanation

to make atag, the fi rst Auxiliary (has) will be used. Hence, hasn't he ? is the right usage.

Q 23.

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Choose the correct alternative to the bold part of the sentence.
Exercise is benevolent to good health.

beneficial

B

beneficent

C

bounteous

D

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Explanation

beneficial (Adj.) : favourable; advantageous ; helpful
benevolent (Adj.) : kind, helpful and generous
beneficent (Adj.) : giving help ; showing kindness ; generous
bounteous (Adj.) : giving very generously
Here, beneficial is the right usage.

Q 24.

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Choose the correct alternative to the bold part of the sentence.
He parked his vehicle under the shade of a tree.

A

on

in

C

beneath

D

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Explanation

in (Prep.) : at a point within an area or a space under (Prep.) : below something
Here, in. (Prep.) is the right usage.

Q 25.

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Choose the correct alternative to the bold part of the sentence.
In case if it rains, I shall not visit you.

A

If so

B

In case of

If / in case

D

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Explanation

in case(Conj.) : in the event that something takes place ;as a precaution, if
Here, If/ln case is the right usage.