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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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A restrictive clause is one that

A) usually occurs at the beginning of a sentence B) should be set off by commas
C) limits the meaning of the word it describes D) functions as an adverb
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) limits the meaning of the word it describes

Explanation:

A restrictive clause is one that limits the meaning of the word it describes.

For example :: 

The girl who lives next door is beautiful.

This restrictive clause limits "the girl" to say it's specifically the one next door.

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One who deserts his religion

A) Profane B) Turn coat
C) Apostate D) Deserter
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Apostate

Explanation:

Apostate:

A person who abandons or renounces or deserts his religious or political beliefs or principles.

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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:

Qualm is the opposite of

A) confidence B) misgiving
C) doubt D) worry
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) confidence

Explanation:

Qualm means feeling confused, uneasiness, very doubtful and being in worry.

 

Hence, among the given options, Qualm is the opposite of Confidence.

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Q:

The following sentence contains which type of conjunction?

"She is not only a great singer but also an exceptional dancer."

A) Phrasal B) Subordinating
C) Correlative D) Coordinating
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Correlative

Explanation:

A conjunction is a word that joins words, clauses, phrases or sentences.

For example but, and, or, nor, yet for, so, although, since, because, unless, when, where, while, etc.

There are four types of conjunctions:

1. Subordinating Conjunction

2. Correlative Conjunction

3. Phrasal Conjunction

4. Coordinating Conjunction

 

In the given sentence, "She is not only a great singer but also an exceptional dancer" Not Only But Also is a type of Correlative conjunction.

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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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