English Quiz for LIC AAO 2016 - Set 12

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Directions (1-5): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is no error the answer is (5). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)

1. This laboratory of physics is (1)/ not only equipped with (2)/ all state-of-the-art instruments (3)/ but also with outstanding physicists. (4)/ No error (5)

Solutions - It should be “equipped not only with” instead of “not only equipped with”. 

2. No method of making (1)/ other people agree to (2)/ your view-point is (3)/ as effective as this method. (4)/ No error (5)

Solutions - Here, as we are comparing two methods for a single purpose, the sentence should start as — ‘No other method’. 

3. I was pretty sure that (1)/ he would support my views (2)/ for changing the age-old (3)/ and static structure of our organisation. (4)/ No error (5)

Solutions - Views should always be followed by ‘on’ instead of ‘for’. 

4. I did not like his (1)/ comments on my paper (2)/ but I had no alternative (3)/ as I had agreed to keep quiet. (4)/ No error (5)

Solutions - Delete ‘I’. 

5. The report is candid in admitting (1)/ that the investment by the government (2)/ in health and family planning (3)/ have been eroded considerably. (4)/ No error (5)

Solutions -  It should be ‘has been’ instead of ‘have been’

Directions (Q. 6-10): Which of the following phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (5) as the answer.

6. When the boy regain consciousness he wanted to eat something.
1) If the boy regain
2) When the boy regained
3) Despite the boy regain
4) On the boy regaining
5) No correction required

7. The social worker wanted to bring about little changes in the lives of the people of that village.
1) to bring back
2) to bring up
3) to bring forth
4) bringing about
5) No correction required

8. Raghunath proposes to lay claim for the insurance company as soon as he recovers from the accident.
1) lay claim to
2) lay claim on
3) laying claim towards
4) lay claim against
5) No correction required

9. The new concession announced by the Government will have only a marginalised effect on the lives of the people.
1) marginal effect off
2) margin of effect on
3) marginal effect on
4) marginalising effect in
5) No correction required

10. The Charitable Hospital works under the auspices from Welfare Trust of an Industry.
1) under the auspices by
2) by the auspices from
3) through the auspices from
4) under the auspices of
5) No correction required


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  2. Sourav Shome - 9/10
  3. Optimus Prime - 8/10


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