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General English for Competitive Exams

General English for Competitive Exams

Directions: Choose the word or group of words which is MOST SIMILAR in meaning to the word printed in capital as used in the passage.

Question 1:
PLEASANTLY
(1) extremely
(2) delightfully
(3) charming
(4) friendly
(5) coolly

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Question 2:
WAILING
(1) Crying
(2) complaining
(3) shouting
(4) Tears
(5) Grumbling

Question 3:
RIGHT
(1) Suitable
(2) Legally
(3) Accurately
(4)Straight
(5) Immediately

Question 4:
BEGETS
(1) produces
(2) loses
(3) expects
(4) avoids
(5) calls

Question 5:
STERN
(1) hard
(2) tall
(3) easy
(4) tight
(5) severe

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Question 6:
GATHERED
(1) partled
(2) assembled
(3) dispersed
(4) pooled
(5) collated

Question 7:
MAKE
(1) earn
(2) estimate
(3) prepare
(4) build
(5) settle

Question 8:
LOST
(1) defeated
(2) failed
(3) forfeited
(4) wasted
(5) destroyed

Question 9:
GETAWAY
(1) holiday
(2) freedom
(3) fantasy
(4) escape
(5) relaxation

Question 10:
UNKEMPT
(1) untidy
(2) tiny
(3) torn
(4) proper
(5) worried

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Directions (6 – 10) :  In each question below, a sentence with four words printed in bold type is given. These are numbered as (1), (2), (3) and (4). One of these four words printed in bold may be either wrongly spelt or inappropriate in the context of the sentence. Find out the word which is wrongly spelt or inappropriate, if any. The number of that word is your answer. If all the words printed in bold are correctly spelt and also appropriate in the context of the sentence, mark (5) i.e. ‘All correct’ as your answer.

Question 11:
Discussion (1) / is an exchange of knowledge (2)/ whereas argument (3)/ is a depiction (4)/ of ignorance. All correct (5).

Question 12:
He was arrested (1)/ for the crime (2)/ and was charged (3)/ with attempt (4 )/ to murder. All correct (5)

Question 13:
Commit (1) / yourself to lifelong learning (2)/ as the most valu­able (3)/ aset (4)/ you will have is your mind. All correct (5)

Question 14:
Believe (1)/ that life is worth (2)/ living and your belief will create (3)/ the fact. (4)/ All correct (5)

Question 15:
The best educated (1)/ human being (2) / is the one who understands (3 )/ most about the life in which (4)/ he is placed. All correct (5).

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Directions (16 – 20) : Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4) giv­en below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in, bold in the sen­tence to make it grammatically correct ? If the sentence is correct as it is giv­en and no correction is required, mark (5) as the answer.

Question 16:
As Anuj was familiar with the road to Neeraj’s house, he lead the way.
(1) led the way
(2) led away
(3)  leading ways
(4)  lead ways
(5)  No correction required

Question 17:
Although he was new to the field of painting, Sharad give it a go.
(1) gave goes
(2) gives his go
(3) gave it a go
(4) giving it goes
(5) No correction required

Question 18:
The performance of the band on New Year’s Eve was out of worlds.
(1) out of the worldly
(2) outing of worlds
(3) out from the world
(4) out of the world
(5) No correction required

Question 19:
Parents are changing with the times and are friendlier and more open to their children’s views.
(1) changed timings
(2) changed to the time
(3) changing times
(4) change with time
(5) No correction required

Question 20:
Many people do not like to switch at one brand to another.
(1) switched in
(2) switches at
(3) switch from
(4) switching on
(5) No correction required

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