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For each statement there are four different sentences given below it. Pick out the one that most appropriately conveys the meaning of the statement.
Depending on skillful suggestion, argument is seldom used in advertising.

A. Depending on skillful suggestion, argument is seldom used in advertising.

B. Argument is seldom used by advertisers, who depend on skillful suggestion instead.

C. Skillfull suggestion is depended on by advertisers instead of argumentation.

D. Suggestion, which is skillful, is used in place of argumentation by advertisers.

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B. Argument is seldom used by advertisers, who depend on skillful suggestion instead.


Option (b) is the best way of phrasing the answer. The original sentence contains a dangling participle de-pending. The other choices change the emphasis presented by the author.

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Being a realist, the detective could not accept the statement of the accused that UFOs had caused the disturbance,

A. Being a realist, the detective could not accept the statement of the accused that UFOs had caused the disturbance.Practice Exercise

B. Since he was a realist, the detective could not accept the statement of the accused that UFOs had caused the disturbance.

C. Being that he was a realist, the detective could not accept the statement of the accused that UFOs had caused the disturbance.

D. Realist that he was, the detective could not accept the statement of the accused that UFOs had caused the disturbance.

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In the following questions, only one statement is grammatically correct. Identify the correct one.

A. Are these gloves belonging to you? she asked.

B. Does this gloves belong to you? she asked.

C. Do these gloves belongs to you? she asked.

D. Do these gloves belong to you? she aksed.

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In the following questions, four different ways of writing a sentence are indicated. Choose the best way of writing the sentence.
A. Any action of government to reduce the systemic risk inherent in financial markets will also reduce the risks that private operators perceive and thereby encourage excessive hedging.
B. Any action by government to reduce the systemic risk inherent in financial markets will also reduce the risks that private operators perceive and thereby encourage excessive gambling.
C. Any action by government to reduce the systemic risk inherent due to financial markets will also reduce the risks that private operators perceive and thereby encourages excessive hedging.
D. Any action of government to reduce the systemic risk inherent in financial markets will also reduce the risks that private operators perceive and thereby encourages excessive gambling.

A. A

B. B

C. C

D. D

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In the following questions, a sentence is written in four different ways. Choose the option which gives the most effective and grammatically correct sentence. Pay attention to grammar, word choice and sentence construction.
He is sure to receive his pay. It is due to him. Why then does he worry?

A. Why does he worry, till he is sure to receive his pay due to him?

B. Why should he worry as the pay due to him is sure to be received?

C. Why does he worry as he should be sure to receive the pay due to him?

D. None of the above sentences is correct.

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For each statement there are four different sentences given below it. Pick out the one that most appropriately conveys the meaning of the statement.
Ritesh noticed the cats soft hair, sharp paws, and keen sense of hearing.

A. Ritesh noticed the cats soft hair, sharp paws, and keen sense of hearing.

B. Ritesh noticed the cats soft hair, sharp paws, and that his sense of hearing was keen.

C. Ritesh noticed the cats soft hair, that he had sharp paws, and a very keen sense of hearing.

D. Ritesh noticed the cats soft hair, keen sense of hearing and also that it had sharp paws.

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For each statement there are four different sentences given below it. Pick out the one that most appropriately conveys the meaning of the statement.
The entire cast and crew of the film, enjoyed splashing in the pool, bathing in the ocean, and, particularly, to sun bathe on the shore.

A. The entire cast and crew of the film, enjoyed splashing in the pool, bathing in the ocean, and, particularly, to sun bathe on the shore.

B. The entire cast and crew of the film, enjoyed splashing in the pool, to have a bath in the ocean, and, particularly to sun bathe on the shore.

C. The entire cast and crew of the film, enjoyed swimming in the pool to bathe in the ocean, and, particularly sun bathing on the shore.

D. The entire cast and crew of the film, enjoyed swimming in the pool, bathing in the ocean, and, particularly, sun bathing on the shore.

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If he was to decide to go to college, one would ommend that he plan to go to × 42, Ahmedabad.

A. If he was to decide to go to college, one would 1 recommend that he plan to go to: × 42, Ahmedabad.

B. If he were to decide to go to college, opej would recommend that he plan to go to × 42, Ahmedabad.

C. Had he decided to go to college, one would recommend that plan to go to × 42, Ahmedabad.

D. In the event that he decides to go to college one would recommend that plan to go to × 42, Ahmedabad.

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In each question, a sentence is written in four different ways. Choose the option which gives the most effective and grammatically correct sentence. Pay attention to grammar, word choice and sentence construction.

A. The distinctive feature of tariffs and export subsidies is that they create difference of prices at which goods are traded on the world market and their price within a local market

B. The distinctive feature of tariffs and export subsidies is that they create a difference of prices at which goods are traded with the world market and their prices in the local market.

C. The distinctive feature of tariffs and export subsidies is that they create a difference between prices at which goods are traded on the world market and their prices within a local market.

D. The distinctive feature of tariffs and export subsidies is that they create a difference across prices at which goods are traded with the world market and their prices within a local market.

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Once I met a brilliant student in GT and I asked, What is your good name?, and he replied, Myself Udayan Sarkar. I thought when can I get so many marks as him.

A. the sentence has one error.

B. the sentence has two errors.

C. the sentence has three errors.

D. the sentence has four or more errors.

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Identify the correct sentence or sentences. Check grammar, usage, semantics, mechanics, redundancy, punctuation, spelling and style elements.
A. Sam was away on vacation longer than his friends.
B. Most of the audience did not enjoy the concert, likening it to grinding up metal.
C. Owning a car is still Dans goal, like that of his parents when they were his age.
D. Covering the floors with tiles costs twice as much as linoleum.

A. B

B. C

C. A and D

D. None of these

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In each of the following questions, one or more of the sentences is/are incorrect. Identify the incorrect sentence(s).
A. The only problem is that the wickets that are on offer for domestic cricket are hardly conducive for batsman.
B. It is here that BCCI needs to show the same will, as they have shown in making players play domestic cricket.
C. For years now, pitches have been prepared to suit the home teams strengths and that is fine so long as the pitch is not a lottery.
D. If one goes by the scores in some of the matches, especially Delhis games, then it is quite obvious that the pitches prepared are sub-standard and not conducive to a fair contest between bat and ball.

A. A only

B. B only

C. D only

D. C only

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In the following questions, a sentence is written in four different ways. Choose the option which gives the most effective and grammatically correct sentence. Pay attention to grammar, word choice and sentence construction.
They watched. They wondered. They were unable to find the reason.

A. They watched and wondered till they were unable to find the reason.

B. They watched and wondered but were unable to find the reason.

C. They had watched and wondered but were unable to find the reason.

D. They watched and wondered despite being unable to find the reason.

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For each statement there are four different sentences given below it. Pick out the one that most appropriately conveys the meaning of the statement.
The reason I came late to office today is because my car broke down.

A. The reason I came late to office today is because my car broke down.

B. Why I came late to office today is because my car broke down.

C. The reason I was late to office today is because my car broke down.

D. The reason I came late to office today is that my car broke down.

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Of all the persons I have ever met, Arjit is the most remarkable person.

A. Of all the persons I have ever met, Arjit is the most remarkable person.

B. Arjit is the most remarkable person of all the persons I have ever met.

C. Of all the persons I have ever met, Arjit is the most remarkable person.

D. Of all the persons I have ever met, Arjit is the most remarkable.

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In the following questions, a sentence is written in four different ways. Choose the option which gives the most effective and grammatically correct sentence. Pay attention to grammar, word choice and sentence construction.

A. Any organisation, large or small, trades with many different people and companies

B. Any organization, large or small, trade with many different peoples and companies

C. Any organization, large or small, trade with many different people and company

D. Any organisation, large or small, trades with many different people and companies

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For each statement there are four different sentences given below it. Pick out the one that most appropriately conveys the meaning of the statement.
The soldiers were told to take a long arduous hike, pitch their camps, have dinner, and that they should be in bed by 10 p.m.

A. The soldiers were told to take a long arduous hike, pitch their camps, have dinner, and that they should be in bed by 10 p.m.

B. The soldiers were told to take an arduous hike, pitch their camps, have dinner, and that they should be in bed by 10 p.m.

C. The soldiers were told to take a long arduous hike, pitch camp, have dinner, and be in bed by 10 p.m.

D. The soldiers were told to take a long arduous hike, pitching their camps, have dinner, and be in bed by 10 p.m.

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In each question, a sentence is written in four different ways. Choose the option which gives the most effective and grammatically correct sentence. Pay attention to grammar, word choice and sentence construction.

A. The main problem with the notion of price discrimination is that it is not always a bad thing, but that it is the monopolist who has the power to decide who is charged what price

B. The main problem with the notion of price discrimination is not that it is always a bad thing, it is the monopolist who has the power to decide who is charged what price.

C. The main problem with the notion of price discrimination is not that it is always a bad thing, but that it is the monopolist who has the power to decide who is charged what price.

D. The main problem with the notion of price discrimination is not it is always a bad thing, but that it is the monopolist who has the power to decide who is charged what price.

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In each of the following questions, one or more of the sentences is/are incorrect. Identify the incorrect sentence(s).
A. In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger.
B. I do not believe that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other generation.
C. The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it.
D. The glow from that fire can truly light the world.

A. B only

B. A

C. C only

D. No error

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If we cooperate together by dividing up the booty, we shall be able to work together smoothly in the future.

A. If we cooperate together by dividing up the booty, we shall be able to work together smoothly in the future.

B. If we cooperate by dividing up the booty, we shall be able to work together smoothly in the future.

C. If we cooperate by dividing up the booty together, we shall be able to work together smoothly in the future.

D. If we cooperate with each other by dividing the booty, we shall be able to work together smoothly in the future.

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In each question, a sentence is written in four different ways. Choose the option which gives the most effective and grammatically correct sentence. Pay attention to grammar, word choice and sentence construction.

A. He made a blunder mistake.

B. I have learnt this lesson word by word.

C. She does not know swimming.

D. He got his daughter married.

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Except for you and I, everyone brought a present for the little birthday girl.

A. Except for him and I, everyone brought a present for the little birthday girl

B. With the exception of you and I, everyone brought a present for the little birthday girl

C. Except for you and I, everyone had brought a present for the little birthday girl

D. Except for you and me, everyone brought present for the little birthday girl

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The shopkeeper hadnt hardly any of those kind of goods.

A. The shopkeeper hadnt hardly any of those kind of goods.

B. The shopkeeper hadnt hardly any of those kinds of goods.

C. The shopkeeper had hardly any of those kind of goods.

D. The shopkeeper had hardly any of those kinds of goods.

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In the following questions, only one statement is grammatically correct. Identify the correct one.

A. Could you give me the amount that you filled out in the check which was sent?

B. Could you give me the amount what you filled out in the check you sent?

C. Could you give me the amount for which you filled out in the check you sent?

D. Could you give me the amount wherein you filled out in the check you sent?

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In the following questions, only one statement is grammatically correct. Identify the correct one.

A. In the course of there journey, they were able to absolve a lot of local cultures

B. In the coarse of their journey, they were able to absorb a lot of local culture

C. In the course of their journey, they were able to observe a lot of local cultures

D. In the course of their journey, they were able to observe a lot of the local culture

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In the following questions, only one statement is grammatically correct. Identify the correct one.

A. Your advise does not seem to have had any effect

B. Your advice do not seems to have had any effect

C. Your advice do not seem to have had any effect

D. Your advise does not seem to have had any effects

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In each question, there are five sentences or parts of sentences that form a paragraph. Identify the sentence(s) or part(s) of sentence(s) that is/are correct in terms of grammar and usage. Then, choose the most appropriate option.
A. It is sometimes told that democratic.
B. government originated in the city-states.
C. of ancient Greece. Democratic ideals have been handed to us from that time.
D. In truth, however, this is an unhelpful assertion.
E. The Greeks gave us the word, hence did not provide us with a model.

A. A, B & D

B. B, C & D

C. B & D

D. B only

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The process by which the community influences the actions of its members is known as social control

A. The process by which the community influences the actions of its members is known social control.

B. The process by which the community influence the actions of its members is known as social control.

C. The process by which the community goes about influencing the actions of its members is known as social control.

D. The process by which the community influences the actions of its members is known as social control.

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In each question, a sentence is written in four different ways. Choose the option which gives the most effective and grammatically correct sentence. Pay attention to grammar, word choice and sentence construction.

A. The average male investor expects to see all his investment stocks moving up, and they are often disappointed.

B. The people in my country are smaller than in other countries

C. The number of failures of product in final quality inspection are increasing every year.

D. Before restructuring a firm, the CEO must consider the employees.

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Using it wisely, leisure promotes health, long life, efficiency, and happiness.

A. Using it wisely, leisure promotes health, long life, efficiency, and happiness.

B. If used wisely, leisure promotes health, long life, efficiency, and happiness.

C. Having used it wisely, leisure promotes health, long life, efficiency, and happiness.

D. If it is used wisely, leisure promotes health, long life, efficiency, and happiness.

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In each of the following questions, one or more of the sentences is/are incorrect. Identify the incorrect sentence(s).
A. As the growing economy makes increasing demands on infrastructure inputs, these problems could worsen in the coming year.
B. Therefore, addressing infrastructure gaps needs to doing our topmost priority next year.
C. The second risk lies in the global macroeconomic imbalances, reflected in the twin deficits of the US and rising surpluses of Asia.
D. The longer these imbalances have persisted, the greater has become the risk of a disruptive correction.

A. A only

B. B only

C. D only

D. C only