English Quiz for LIC AAO 2016 - Set 9

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Directions (Q. 1-5): Read the sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. Mark the part with the error as your answer. If there is no error, mark 'No error’ as your answer. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any.)

1. The Oak tree always / thought that / he was strong / than the other trees.
1) The Oak tree always
2) thought that
3) he was strong
4) than the other trees
5) No error

2. It was strange / when people started / congratulating me / on completion of my dissertation.
1) It was strange
2) when people started
3) congratulating me
4) on completion of my dissertation
5) No error

3. Though Akshay is known / of his playful style, we admire him / for his ability to shape a world clearly / from a few carefully chosen words.
1) Though Akshay is known
2) of his playful style, we admire him
3) for his ability to shape a world clearly
4) from a few carefully chosen words.
5) No error

4. A good employee / is one which / is always willing / to go the extra mile.
1) A good employee
2) is one which
3) is always willing
4) to go the extra mile.
5) No error

5. Through her efforts / she manage to / open several institutions to / help the downtrodden.
1) Through her efforts
2) she manage to
3) open several institutions to
4) help the downtrodden.
5) No error

Directions (Q. 6-10): Which of the words/phrases 1), 2), 3) and 4) given below each sentence should replace the word/phrase given in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is given and no correction is required, select 'No correction required' as the answer.

6. In a field one summer's day a grasshopper was hopping about, chirping and singing to its heartfelt content.
1) hearty contend
2) hearts contention
3) heart's content
4) heart contents
5) No correction required

7. The donkey's master came up from behind him and gave him a soundly thrashing for the fright he had caused.
1) sounding thrash
2) sound thrash
3) sound thrashing
4) sounding thrashing
5) No correction required

8. You should accustom yourself for walking straight forward without twisting from side to side.
1) at walks that are
2) for walking that is
3) for walk of
4) to walking
5) No correction required

9. When the crow put its beak into the mouth of the pitcher he found that only very little water was left in it.
1) none of
2) so little
3) so much less
4) some few
5) No correction required

10. Inspite scoring very high in the exam, Arun failed to secure admission in the college of his choice.
1) Since
2) Despite
3) But
4) Even
5) No correction required

1. Replace ‘he was strong’ with ‘he was stronger’
3. Replace ‘of’ with ‘for’
4. Replace ‘which’ with ‘who’
5. Replace ‘manage’ with ‘managed’


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