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Look at the underlined part of each sentence. Below each sentence are given three possible substitutions for the underlined part. If one of them (a), (b) or (c) is better than the underlined part, indicate your response on the Answer Sheet against the corresponding letter. If none of the substitutions imporves the sentence, indicate (d) as your response on the Answer Sheet.

This telephone number is not existing.

A) does not exist B) has not been existing
C) has had no existence D) No improvement
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) does not exist

Explanation:

Use of ‘is’ is incorrect, the correct usage should be ‘does not exist’.

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Look at the underlined part of each sentence. Below each sentence are given three possible substitutions for the underlined part. If one of them (a), (b) or (c) is better than the underlined part, indicate your response on the Answer Sheet against the corresponding letter. If none of the substitutions imporves the sentence, indicate (d) as your response on the Answer Sheet.

You must accustom yourself with new ideas.

A) accustomed with B) accustom to
C) accustom yourself to D) No improvement
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) accustom yourself to

Explanation:

Accustom is followed by ‘to’. So, the correct idiomatic expression will be ‘accustom yourself to’ or ‘get accustomed to’.

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Look at the underlined part of each sentence. Below each sentence are given three possible substitutions for the underlined part. If one of them (a), (b) or (c) is better than the underlined part, indicate your response on the Answer Sheet against the corresponding letter. If none of the substitutions imporves the sentence, indicate (d) as your response on the Answer Sheet.

Poor Tom laid in the shade of a tree before he could walk further.

A) lied B) lain
C) lay D) no improvement
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) lay

Explanation:

The sentence is in simple past tense. The past tense of ‘lie’ is ‘lay’. Lie mean to take a position.

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Look at the underlined part of each sentence. Below each sentence are given three possible substitutions for the underlined part. If one of them (a), (b) or (c) is better than the underlined part, indicate your response on the Answer Sheet against the corresponding letter. If none of the substitutions imporves the sentence, indicate (d) as your response on the Answer Sheet.

Mahatma Gandhi is called as the Father of the Nation.

A) called Father of the Nation B) called the Father of the Nation
C) Father of the Nation D) No improvement
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) No improvement

Explanation:

No improvement required. Sentence is idiomatically correct.

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Look at the underlined part of each sentence. Below each sentence are given three possible substitutions for the underlined part. If one of them (a), (b) or (c) is better than the underlined part, indicate your response on the Answer Sheet against the corresponding letter. If none of the substitutions imporves the sentence, indicate (d) as your response on the Answer Sheet.

The chairman with the other members of the board are touring Europe these days.

A) have been on touring B) is touring
C) have toured D) no improvement
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) is touring

Explanation:

The main subject ‘The Chairman’ is singular, hence singular verb ‘is touring’ will be used.

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Look at the underlined part of each sentence. Below each sentence are given three possible substitutions for the underlined part. If one of them (a), (b) or (c) is better than the underlined part, indicate your response on the Answer Sheet against the corresponding letter. If none of the substitutions imporves the sentence, indicate (d) as your response on the Answer Sheet.

The angry neighbours never passed from each other without making rude remarks.

A) passed on B) passed against
C) passed D) no improvement
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) passed

Explanation:

Here ‘passed each other’ means crossed each other’s path. No preposition is required by ‘passed’.

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Look at the underlined part of each sentence. Below each sentence are given three possible substitutions for the underlined part. If one of them (a), (b) or (c) is better than the underlined part, indicate your response on the Answer Sheet against the corresponding letter. If none of the substitutions imporves the sentence, indicate (d) as your response on the Answer Sheet.

I didn’t go to office because I was ill.

A) felt B) had become
C) had felt D) no improvement
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) no improvement

Explanation:

No improvement required. Illness is a condition and not a feeling.

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Look at the underlined part of each sentence. Below each sentence are given three possible substitutions for the underlined part. If one of them (a), (b) or (c) is better than the underlined part, indicate your response on the Answer Sheet against the corresponding letter. If none of the substitutions imporves the sentence, indicate (d) as your response on the Answer Sheet.

Your services are dispensed for.

A) from B) with
C) off D) no improvement
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) off

Explanation:

‘dispensed’ should be followed by ‘off’. Dispensed off means given away, therefore the sentence means that his services are no longer needed.

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