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Q 1. 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 2. 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.

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Q 3. 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.

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Q 4. 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.

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Q 5. 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.

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Q 6. 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.

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Q 7. 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.

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Q 8. 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.

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Q 9. 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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Q 10. 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.

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Q 11. 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.

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Q 12. 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.

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Q 13. 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.

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Q 14. In the following questions, a part of the sentence is printed inbold. Below are given alternatives to the bold part at 1, 2, and 3 which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, your answer is 4.
She decided to go there, though her husband cautioned heron it

against

B

for

C

about

D

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Explanation

Cautionagrees with preposition against.

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Q 15. In the following questions, a part of the sentence is printed inbold. Below are given alternatives to the bold part at 1, 2, and 3 which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, your answer is 4.
There are so many claims on the reader's attention that it is no wonder he is left with a little power of discernment.

A

the little

B

less

little

D

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Explanation

Little = very small Left with little (no) power of discernment.

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Q 16. In the following questions, a part of the sentence is printed inbold. Below are given alternatives to the bold part at 1, 2, and 3 which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, your answer is 4.
The match was so very ordinary after all the hype generated by the fans.

A

very ordinary

nothing to write home about

C

so ordinary

D

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Explanation

Nothing to write home about = not exciting or special. Look at the sentence : Their performance was nothing to write home about.