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Directions (Q. 1-5): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical or idiomatic 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. In the Babri Masjid case, there (1)/ are contradictory opinions of many (2)/ historians that there was (3)/ no temple there at a time. (4)/ No error (5).
2. This book is full of world's most (1)/ inspiring epitomes and thoughtful quotations (2)/ that surely will influence (3)/ life, career and character of all ages and mood. (4)/ No error (5).
3. When I examine myself and my methods of thoughts, (1)/ I came to the conclusion that (2)/ the gift of fantasy had meant more to me (3)/ than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge (4)/ No error (5).
4. I studied the lives of great men and famous women (1)/ and I find that the men and women who got to the top were those who did (2)/ the jobs they had in hand with everything (3)/ they had of energy and enthusiasm and hard work. (4)/ No error (5).
5. Remember, in the space of time, all successful(1)/people have had to suffer many setbacks in life (2)/ but they do not (3)/ lose their hearts easily. (4)/ No error (5).
Directions (Q. 6 - 10): In each of these questions, two sentences (I) and (II) are given. Each sentence has a blank in it. Five words 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 are suggested, out of these only one fits at both the places in the context of each sentence. The number of that word is the answer.
6. I. We were on a hill, right on the ___ of town.
II. But underneath the humour there is an ___ of bitterness.
1) inside 2) edge 3) essence
4) epicenter 5) edifice
7. I. The weather grew ___, chilly and unpredictable.
II. It is a pity she has such a loud ___ voice.
1) pleasant 2) pricky 3) cold
4) harsh 5) soothing
8. I. They ___ arm in arm past the shop fronts.
II. He got fed up as bank staff __ over cashing him a cheque.
1) dawdled 2) daunted
3) darned 4) swayed
9. I. The ___ state actually lies somewhere between being awake and being asleep.
II. His songs are often both ___ and pleasant.
1) telepathic 2) hypersensitive
3) hypnotic 4) lilting
10. I. He retired from professional chess because he had lost the ___ for winning.
II. Mix the rest of the olive oil with the ___ and juice of the lemon.
1) desire 2) test 3) energy
4) interest 5) zest
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