Dear Readers, we have given here the English Practice Questions for upcoming Exams 2017. Candidates can use this material for their preparations.
Directions (Q. 1-10):Read this sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. Mark the part with the error as your answer. If there is no error, your answer. (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any)
1). a)A factor that is generally overlooked/ b) but has profound effects is the cultural impact/ c) at micro and macro levels/ d) in the process of entrepreneurship./ e)No error
2). a)If there is a silver line/ b) in the tragedy that has engulfed/ c)Chennai, it is the quiet heroism/ d) of many of its residents./ e) No error
3). a)The central message of recent economic data/ b) and RBI’s monetary policy is that/ c) there are discernible signs of industrial recovery,/ d) laid by the manufacturing sector./ e) No error
4). a)The only antidote to the turmoil/b)caused by spillovers from monetary policy changes/ c) in the US is a commitment/ d) to sound macroeconomic policies at home. /e) No error
5). a)There is something undeniable/ b)unnatural in amassing wealth only to/ c)voluntarily give almost all of it/ d) away to strangers. /e) No error
6). a)There is scope for raising revenue/ b)but faced with a number of State Assembly elections in the near future, / c) it is doubtful that the government will bite the bullet/ d)and go ahead with additional revenue measures. / e) No error
7). a)The government should think of a flat tax /b)for personal incomes by fixing a single rate,/c) enhancing the exemption limit/ d)and do away with deductions and other concessions. /e) No error
8). a)The advantage of the steep fall in oil prices,/ b) which touched $50 per barrel,/ c)on the balance of payments/ d)have been nullified by the depreciation of the rupee./ e) No error
9). a)Hours after the Central Statistics Office released /b)the country’s growth data for the second quarter,/ c) the Finance Ministry lowered their overall GDP growth/ d) forecast for the current fiscal year./e) No error
10). a)The investments of LIC are based on the share/b) bought during the stake sales/c) multiplied by the floor price of the public offers,/d) according to information on the BSE. /e) No error.
Explanation With Answer Key:
1). D)Replace ‘in’ with ‘on’
2). A)Replace ‘line’ with `lining’ (The Correct phrase is `silver lining’)
3). D)Replace ‘laid’ with ‘led’ (‘Laid’ is the past tense of ‘Lay’ whereas `Led’ is the past tense of ‘Lead’)
5). A)Replace ‘undeniable’ with ‘undeniably’
6). C)Replace ‘that’ with ‘whether’
(‘Doubtful’ should be followed by ‘if’ or whether’)
7). D)Replace ‘do’ with ‘doing’.
The parallel structure of verb ‘fixing’ and enhancing’ should be `doing’.
8). D)Replace ‘have’ with ‘has’.
The auxiliary ‘have’ has been used for `advantage’. As ‘the advantage’ is singular noun, the verb also should be singular. Hence replace ‘have’ with ‘has’.
9). C)Replace `their’ with ‘its’. As ‘the Finance Ministry’ is a singular noun the pronoun also should be singular. Hence there should be ‘its’ in place of ‘their’.
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