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In the following question, a sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect speech. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one, which best express the same sentence in Indirect/Direct speech.

 

They said, “We are starting now."

 

A) They said that we were starting then. B) They said that they were starting now.
C) They said that they would be starting now. D) They said that they were starting then.
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) They said that they were starting then.

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In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

 

to resolve a sentence into its component parts and describe their syntactic roles

 

A) to dissect B) to anatomize
C) to parse D) to synthesize
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) to parse

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In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

 

to make from scratch

 

A) The universe was created out of nothing B) To do something from the beginning
C) To build something out of nothing D) One scratch if neglected will destroy the structure eventually
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) To do something from the beginning

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In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select 'No Error'.

 

To improve your vocabulary(A)/one thing that you should do (B)/is to read Times of India(C)/No error(D)

 

A) A B) B
C) C D) D
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) C

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Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

 

Ajay, who (was studying) architecture at present, hopes to go to Australia after graduation.

 

A) studies B) has been studying
C) is studying D) no improvement
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) is studying

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If for a perfectly competitive firm, price is Rs 7.2, output is 4500 units, average variable costs are Rs 1.2, and average total costs are Rs 4. The firm's profits are equal to

A) Rs 7200 B) Rs 9000
C) Rs 14400 D) Rs 19800
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Rs 14400

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In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.


____________________ some respects, this is unsurprising. Many of these laws do not have an _______________ political flavour. The rule against admitting _______________ evidence, for instance, is a result of simple good sense and a keen awareness of human ______________, independent of the relationship between the ruler and the ruled. The same ________________ for the laws of property and contract.


The same ________________ for the laws of property and contract.

 

 

A) comes B) goes
C) pushes D) pulls
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) goes

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In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

 

The new claim that ______________ out of misplaced confidence that all that is in education can be ______________ is that the ‘per unit cost of outcome’ is lower in private schools. Meaning that even _________ the learning outcomes of private schools are not better _____________ the public schools, the cost _______________ running private schools is much lower.

 

better _____________ the public schools

 

A) then B) than
C) to D) as
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) than

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