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Directions:(1-5) In the following question, certain parts of the sentence are highlighted which may or may not contain grammatical errors. There are five alternatives given below each sentence, one of which may replace the existing highlighted parts to make the sentence grammatically correct and contextually meaningful. Choose the most appropriate alternative as your answer. If the sentence is grammatically correct, as given, and doesn’t require any correction, choose option (E) i.e., “No correction required” as your answer.

1.  Effort to restore the Pampa Manalpuram are under way in the foothills above Sabarimala.

2. Across sporadic cases of H1N1 (Influenza) being reported from across Kerala, especially in districts such as Kozhikode, doctors have abstained greater caution against the acute respiratory infection.

3. The issue led to heat exchange of words between the ruling BJD members and opposition Congress and BJP MLAs during Tuesday’s Assembly session.

4. In an unusual step, senior Congress leader and former Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday reminded Chief Secretary D.B. Gupta of his duty to stop the ‘misuse’ of government machinery and funds for organising the ruling BJP’s political programmes within the State Assembly elections.

5. The ruling BJP in Tripura has won around 96% seats uncontested in the by-elections for the three-tier panchayat polls in the State scheduled to be held on September 30, State Election Commissioner G.K. Rao said on Tuesday.

Directions:(6-10) Which of the phrase/ idiom from the options (A), (B), (C) and (D) given below each sentence should replace the phrase/idiom printed in bold letters to make the sentence grammatically correct and contextually correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (E) i.e., “No correction required” as the answer.

6. Attempts must be made to break into the barriers of fear and hostility which divide the two communities.

7. If you think money will bring happiness forever, you are walking into head over heels.

8. Foreigners are at greater risk of robbery because they are wealthier and they stick out like a sacred cow.

9. Sometimes subtle and discreet doesn’t mean dull and scot-free.

10. The restaurant is renowned for serving food of the first water.

 

 

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  • Directions:(1-5) In the following question, certain parts of the sentence are highlighted which may or may not contain grammatical errors. There are five alternatives given below each sentence, one of which may replace the existing highlighted parts to make the sentence grammatically correct and contextually meaningful. Choose the most appropriate alternative as your answer. If the sentence is grammatically correct, as given, and doesn’t require any correction, choose option (E) i.e., “No correction required” as your answer.

    1. Question

    Effort to restore the Pampa Manalpuram are under way in the foothills above Sabarimala.

    Ans:2
    The two phrases are:
    (i) Effort to restore
    (ii) foothills above Sabarimala
    The error in (i) is the usage of a singular noun as the subject when the auxiliary verb following it is ‘ are ’ which is used for plural subject. The correct phrase is ‘Efforts to restore’.
    The error in (ii) is the incorrect use of the preposition . The correct preposition to be used which is appropriate as per the context of the sentence is ‘ of ’.
    Hence, the correct answer is option (b) as it suggests correct alternatives.
  • 2. Question

    Across sporadic cases of H1N1 (Influenza) being reported from across Kerala, especially in districts such as Kozhikode, doctors have abstained greater caution against the acute respiratory infection.

    Ans:4
    The two phrases are:
    (i) Across sporadic cases
    (ii) have abstained greater caution
    The error in (i) is the incorrect usage of the preposition. The preposition, submitting to the demand of the context of the sentence, should have indicated the cause of (a condition). Among the given alternatives, the correct preposition to be used is ‘with’.
    The error in (ii) is the usage of an irrelevant word ‘abstained’.
    The meaning of ‘abstain’ is ‘to restrain oneself from doing or enjoying something’, but the context of the sentence demands that the word used would indicate greater observance of caution .
    Among the given alternatives, the correct word to be used is ‘sought’.
    Seek (sought is the past participle of ‘seek’) means ‘attempt or desire to obtain or achieve (something)’;
    Hence, the correct answer is option (d).
  • 3. Question

    The issue led to heat exchange of words between the ruling BJD members and opposition Congress and BJP MLAs during Tuesday’s Assembly session.

      Ans:3
    The two phrases are:
    (i) led to heat exchange
    (ii) BJP MLAs during Tuesday’s Assembly session
    There is No error in the phrase (ii).
    There is an error in (i). The error in (i) is the incorrect use of the infinitive ‘to heat exchange’.
    The correct phrase would be ‘to a heated exchange’.
    So, the correct answer is option (c).
  • 4. Question

    In an unusual step, senior Congress leader and former Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday reminded Chief Secretary D.B. Gupta of his duty to stop the ‘misuse’ of government machinery and funds for organising the ruling BJP’s political programmes within the State Assembly elections.

      Ans:1
    The two phrases are:
    (i) In an unusual step
    (ii) after the State Assembly elections
    There is no error in the phrase (i), but there is an error in the phrase (ii) due to the presence of a contextually incorrect word ‘within’. The correct word to use is ‘ahead’.
    So, among the options, option (a) is the correct answer.
  • 5. Question
    The ruling BJP in Tripura has won around 96% seats uncontested in the by-elections for the three-tier panchayat polls in the State scheduled to be held on September 30, State Election Commissioner G.K. Rao said on Tuesday.
    Ans:5
    The two phrases are:
    (i) uncontested in the by-elections
    (ii) to be held on September 30
    There is no error neither in the phrase (i) nor in (ii).
    Hence, the correct answer is option (e).

    Directions:(6-10) Which of the phrase/ idiom from the options (A), (B), (C) and (D) given below each sentence should replace the phrase/idiom printed in bold letters to make the sentence grammatically correct and contextually correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (E) i.e., “No correction required” as the answer.

    6. Question

    Attempts must be made to break into the barriers of fear and hostility which divide the two communities.

    Ans:1
    Option (a) is the correct choice. “ break into” means enter or open (a place, vehicle, or container) forcibly, especially for the purposes of theft. Therefore, the correct idiom required here is ‘ break down’ which means to destroy something or make it disappear, especially a particular feeling or attitude that somebody has.
    Break up means end a relationship
    Break in means force entry to a building
    Break out means escape
  • 7. Question
    If you think money will bring happiness forever, you are walking into head over heels.
      Ans:4
    Option (d) is the correct choice. “ head over heels” means that one has fallen madly in love in an impetuous and unconstrained way. Therefore, the correct idiom required here is ‘ a blind alley’ which means that someone is following a course of action that is certain to lead to an undesirable outcome.
    Woolgathering means indulging in wandering fancies and purposeless thinking,
    Thin ice means that they are doing something risky which may have serious or unpleasant consequences.
    Stock in trade means the goods, tools, and other requisites of a trade.
  • 8. Question

    Foreigners are at greater risk of robbery because they are wealthier and they stick out like a sacred cow.

    Ans:3
    Option (c) is the correct choice. “ a sacred cow” is used to refer for something considered immune from question or criticism, especially unreasonably so. Therefore, the correct idiom required here is ‘ a sore thumb’. If someone or something sticks out like a sore thumb or stands out like a sore thumb, they are very noticeable because they are very different from the other people or things around them.
    A wet blanket means a person who spoils other people’s fun by failing to join in with or by disapproving of their activities.
    Loaded for bear means fully prepared for any eventuality, especially a confrontation or challenge.
    Philadelphia lawyer means a very shrewd lawyer expert in the exploitation of legal technicalities.
  • 9. Question
    Sometimes subtle and discreet doesn’t mean dull and scot-free.
    Ans:4
    Option (d) is the correct choice. “ scot-free” means without suffering any punishment or injury. Therefore, the correct idiom required here is ‘ lily-livered’ which means weak and cowardly.
    out on a limb means in or into a position where one is not joined or supported by anyone else.
    on the dot means exactly on time.
    in seventh-heaven means very happy; ecstatic.
  • 10. Question
    The restaurant is renowned for serving food of the first water.
    Ans:5
    Option (e) is the correct choice, as the given idiom is contextually and grammatically correct. “of the first water” means Of the best quality; having the utmost skill or value.
    to bring home the bacon means Earn a living, provide the necessities of life,
    a bad egg means a person who is bad, dishonest, or unreliable.
    bread and butter means providing a livelihood or basic source of income
    a piece of cake means something that’s simple to accomplish.

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