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Q:

A person who insists on something - one word substitute

A) Stickler B) Boaster
C) Disciplinarian D) Instantaneous
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Stickler

Explanation:
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Q:

Synonym of 'Beautiful'?

A) Alluring B) Ugly
C) Disgusting D) Loathsome
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Alluring

Explanation:

Beautiful means good looking, having pleasing personality, glamourous, charming.

Synonyms of Beautiful are handsome, attractive, alluring, cute, fair,...

 

Hence, in the given options Synonym of 'Beautiful' is Alluring.

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Q:

The comparative form of adjectives compares

A) more than two things or people. B) the past to the present.
C) two things or people. D) at least a dozen different times.
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) two things or people.

Explanation:

A comparative compares a person or thing with another person or thing. A superlative compares a person or thing with the whole group of which that person or thing is a member

Comparative adjectives compare one person or thing with another and enable us to say whether a person or thing has more or less of a particular quality.

Example :: I’m more interested in music than studies, Arun is taller than Karthik.

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Q:

What does preceded in death mean?

Answer

We know that, preceeded means to come before. 


Hence, the given sentence, preceded in death means that person had died before this person.


 


For example :: Rahul preceeded Ravi in death, means Rahul died before Ravi.

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Q:

Which sentence contains a misplaced modifier?

A) Covered in fluffiness, the couple played with the kitten. B) While playing, Lancaster jumped on the feathers.
C) While eating a croissant, Latha waved to the crowd. D) Having eaten lunch, the girl turned on the laptop.
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Covered in fluffiness, the couple played with the kitten.

Explanation:

When modifiers are misplaced or put in the wrong place, things can get quite confusing. A modifier adds detail or limits or changes the meaning of another word or phrase. 

 

Here Option A) "Covered in fluffiness, the couple played with the kitten" is the ony sentence contains a misplaced modifier. In the sentence, it gives the meaning that the couple are fluffy not the kitten.

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Q:

A person who insists on something

A) Instantaneous B) Boaster
C) Stickler D) Disciplinarian
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Stickler

Explanation:

A person who insists on something unyieldingly is called a Stickler.

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Which sentence is correcty puctuated with a semicolon?

A) He ate, however; he didn't sleep. B) He ate however, he; didn't sleep.
C) He ate; however, he didn't sleep. D) None of the above
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) He ate; however, he didn't sleep.

Explanation:

Like commas, semicolons indicate an audible pause — slightly longer than a comma's, but short of a period's full stop.

 

Rules for Semicolon ::


1. A semicolon can replace a period if the writer wishes to narrow the gap between two closely linked sentences.


2. Use a semicolon before such words and terms as namely, however, therefore, that is, i.e., for example, e.g., for instance, etc., when they introduce a complete sentence. It is also preferable to use a comma after these words and terms.

 

3. Avoid a semicolon when a dependent clause comes before an independent clause.

 

4. Use a semicolon to separate units of a series when one or more of the units contain commas.

 

Hence according to rule no. 2) option (C) He ate; however, he didn't sleep is correctly puctuated with a semicolon.

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Q:

Words to describe a beautiful woman?

A) Gorgeous B) Cute
C) Elegant D) All of the above
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) All of the above

Explanation:

Words to describe a beautiful woman are :: appealing, fair, charming, fascinating, dazzling, fetching, angelic, fine, delicate, delightful, divine, beauteous, ...

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