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Direction(1-10):Which of the following phrases (I), (II), and (III) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold letters to make the sentence grammatically correct? Choose the best option among the five given alternatives that reflect the correct use of phrase in the context of the grammatically correct sentence. If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (E) i.e., “No correction required” as the answer.

1. The Economic Survey emphasizing the need for ensuring macroeconomic stability in view of both domestic and global developments and in this the importance of fiscal discipline is stated to be paramount.
(I)having emphasis on the need to ensure
(II)have emphasized the need for ensuring
(III)had emphasized the need for ensuring

2. Trade watchdogs has warned about cheap Chinese imports seriously damaging India’s domestic industry and economy.
(I)have warned
(II)had warned earlier
(III)could warn

3. The government has just utilised the presentation of the budget for 2018-19 sounded a fanfare in self-adulation.
(I)sounding a fanfare of self-adulation
(II)to sound a fanfare of self-adulation
(III)towards a sound fanfares in self-adulation

4. Over the years, India’s ties with Asean have expanded to as many as 30 platforms for cooperation, including an annual leaders summit and seven ministerial dialogues.
(I)has expanded to many of the
(II)expanding as far as
(III)in an expansion of many as

5. We are all like God’s children confined to this Planet Earth which is nothing more than a playground where we are supposed to learn some of the basics and not the whole truth.
(I)which we are supposed to take as
(II)that supposed to be learned as
(III)where one suppose to learn

6. People want real and genuine relief and not cleverly propped up or exaggerated benefits which may not be so impressive when subjected to closer scrutiny.
(I)which may seem unimpressive
(II)that is not so impressive
(III)which can be unimpressive

7. While the distress of rural areas has been rightly emphasised in recent months, this should not lead to neglect of economic difficulties of weaker sections in urban areas.
(I)Though the distress of rural areas has been
(II)Despite the fact that the distress of rural areas have
(III)Even if the distress in rural areas have been

8. The police are encouraging people to come forward with any information about the kidnapped girl.
(I)to come up with informations
(II)to step forward with any information
(III)to furnish with any information

9. Schemes like NREGA which provide work near home while creating livelihood and enhancing assets need significantly higher allocations.
(I)needs a significant higher allocations
(II)needs a highly significant allocations
(III)need to allocate significantly high

10. While the government has been announcing relief under certain categories, many small entrepreneurs and artisans still feel threatened by the adverse impact on their livelihoods.
(I)Even though the government has been announcing
(II)While the government might announce
(III)Despite announcing

 

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Direction(1-10):Which of the following phrases (I), (II), and (III) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold letters to make the sentence grammatically correct? Choose the best option among the five given alternatives that reflect the correct use of phrase in the context of the grammatically correct sentence. If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (E) i.e., “No correction required” as the answer.

1. Question

The Economic Survey emphasizing the need for ensuring macroeconomic stability in view of both domestic and global developments and in this the importance of fiscal discipline is stated to be paramount.(I)having emphasis on the need to ensure
(II)have emphasized the need for ensuring
(III)had emphasized the need for ensuring

Ans: 3
Solution: had emphasized the need for ensuring” is the correct phrase that makes the sentence grammatically correct. It is to be noted that the sentence structure requires the use of helping verb to make it meaningful and grammatically viable. Since the subject is singular [ The Economic Survey], the verb following it should also be singular which isn’t the case in the first two expressions. However, the third expression provides the required meaning to the sentence considering the latter part of it. Hence only option (c) is the correct choice.

2. Question

Trade watchdogs has warned about cheap Chinese imports seriously damaging India’s domestic industry and economy.(I)have warned
(II)had warned earlier
(III)could warn

  Ans: 4
All the above expressions can be used to replace the existing phrase to make the sentence grammatically correct and logically meaningful. It is to be noted that the subject is plural, so the phrase “ has warned” is already incorrect as the verb is singular. Among the three given expressions, all three are suitable enough to make the sentence contextually and grammatically viable. Hence option (d) is the correct choice.

3. Question
The government has just utilised the presentation of the budget for 2018-19 sounded a fanfare in self-adulation.(I)sounding a fanfare of self-adulation
(II)to sound a fanfare of self-adulation
(III)towards a sound fanfares in self-adulation

Ans: 2
Read the sentence carefully, it can be well verified that the given sentence is meaningless as there is an error in the highlighted part of the sentence which needs to be replaced by a correct and meaningful expression. Among the three options, the first and the second expressions provide a contextual meaning to the sentence. They both make sure that the sentence follows the correct grammar structure and the intended meaning of the sentence remains intact. However, the third expression isn’t correct as the number of the noun is shown as plural despite denoting a singular adjective. The word self-adulation implies the quality of having an excessively high opinion of oneself or one’s importance. Hence option (b) is the correct choice.

4. Question

Over the years, India’s ties with Asean have expanded to as many as 30 platforms for cooperation, including an annual leaders summit and seven ministerial dialogues.(I)has expanded to many of the
(II)expanding as far as
(III)in an expansion of many as

Ans: 5
The expression “ have expanded to as many as” is grammatically correct and doesn’t require any correction. The idiom “ as many as” is used to suggest that a number or amount is surprisingly large. The expressions given as the three options are not suitable enough to make the sentence grammatically correct. Hence option (e) is the correct choice.

5. Question

We are all like God’s children confined to this Planet Earth which is nothing more than a playground where we are supposed to learn some of the basics and not the whole truth.(I)which we are supposed to take as
(II)that supposed to be learned as
(III)where one suppose to learn

  Ans: 5
The expression “ where we are supposed to learn” is the correct form and it suits to the grammatical structure of the sentence. It is to be noted that the word “ where” is used for the reference “ playground” describing a location and thus it doesn’t require any correction. All the three options are not suitable in the context of their usage in the sentence. Hence option (e) is the correct choice.

6. Question

People want real and genuine relief and not cleverly propped up or exaggerated benefits which may not be so impressive when subjected to closer scrutiny.
(I)which may seem unimpressive
(II)that is not so impressive
(III)which can be unimpressive

Ans: 2
Both the expressions (I) and (III) can be used to replace the highlighted phrase in the sentence without altering the meaning of it. Both the expressions provide the similar meaning to the sentence. However, in the case of second expression, the use of the singular verb “ is” makes it incorrect as the subject it is referring is plural [ exaggerated benefits]. Moreover, the use of the verb “ may” in the sentence expresses possibility and thus we cannot use the expression suggesting surety. Hence option (b) is the correct choice.

7. Question
While the distress of rural areas has been rightly emphasised in recent months, this should not lead to neglect of economic difficulties of weaker sections in urban areas.
(I)Though the distress of rural areas has been
(II)Despite the fact that the distress of rural areas have
(III)Even if the distress in rural areas have been
  Ans: 4
Only the first expression is correct enough to replace the existing phrase without altering the meaning of the sentence. However, the other two expressions are incorrect as they do not follow the subject-verb agreement correctly. It is to be noted that the subject is singular [ the distress of rural areas], so the following verb should also be in the similar form which isn’t the case in the expressions (II) and (III). Hence option (d) is the correct choice.

8. Question
The police are encouraging people to come forward with any information about the kidnapped girl.
(I)to come up with informations
(II)to step forward with any information
(III)to furnish with any information
Ans: 1
Both the expressions (II) and (III) are correct and can be used to replace the existing phrase in the sentence without altering its meaning. It is to be noted that “ come forward” is a phrasal verb which means to volunteer information about something, like a crime. Similarly, the phrasal verb “ step forward” means to offer to provide or do something, or to help with something. Thus, the expressions (II) and (III) give the similar meaning to the sentence. However, in the case of expression (I), there is a minor mistake in using the word “ information”. It is to be noted that “ Information” is a non-count noun, so the convention is that information is both singular and plural. Moreover, the phrasal verb “ come up” means to think of an idea, which doesn’t make a sense to the meaning of the sentence. Hence option (a) is the correct choice.

9. Question
Schemes like NREGA which provide work near home while creating livelihood and enhancing assets need significantly higher allocations.
(I)needs a significant higher allocations
(II)needs a highly significant allocations
(III)need to allocate significantly high
Ans: 5
All the three expressions are incorrect and they cannot be used to replace the existing phrase in the sentence. The singular verb “needs” used in the first and the second expressions is incorrect as the subject “ Schemes” is in plural form which requires a plural verb. The third expression is incorrect owing to the meaning that it would generate after replacing the existing phrase. It would alter the intended meaning of the sentence [i.e., Schemes like NREGA require allocations, and they aren’t meant to allocate]. Hence option (e) is the correct choice.

10. Question

While the government has been announcing relief under certain categories, many small entrepreneurs and artisans still feel threatened by the adverse impact on their livelihoods.
(I)Even though the government has been announcing
(II)While the government might announce
(III)Despite announcing

Ans: 3
Only the first statement can be used to replace the existing phrase without altering the meaning of the sentence. It is to be noted that both “ while” and “ even though” are conjunctions which mean in spite of the fact that. However, the last two expressions are incorrect owing to their meanings which do not comply with the statement. In the case of second one, the verb “ might” cannot replace “ has been” as there is surety in the sentence. The last expression is incomplete as it lacks the use of the subject. Hence option (c) is the correct choice.

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