Thursday, 10 March 2016

IDIOMS & PHRASES Practice Set 2

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1. The orator had been left the auditorium before the audience stood up.
(a) had been leaving
(b) was left
(c) had left
(d) would leave
(e) No correction required
2. It was unanimously resolved that the parties should unitedly undertook lunching of popular programmes.
(a) should be united undertook
(b) should be unitedly undertaken
(c) should be unitedly undertake
(d) should unitedly undertake
(e) No correction required
3. One of my drawbacks is that I do not have to tolerance of ambiguity.
(a) do not have
(b) cannot have to
(c) am not
(d) did not have to
(e) No correction required
4. They should have calmly thought of the advantages that would accrue to them.
(a) should have been clam in thinking about
(b) should be calmly thought of
(c) shall have to calmly thought of
(d) should have calmly think of
(e) No correction required
5. Their earnings are such that they find it difficult to make both ends to meet.
(a) to making both the ends meet
(b) to make both ends for meeting
(c) to make both ends meet
(d) for making both the ends meet
(e) No correction required
6. We should realize that the chance of an accident may be as great or greater in our homes than in a train or on the road.
(a) may be at least as great in our home as
(b) was at least as great as in our homes
(c) can be as great or greater in our homes than
(d) may be at least as great or greater in our homes than
(e) No correction required
7. In 1996, India exported twice as much of its
national output of sugar as that had in 1986.
(a) than it had
(b) than it did
(c) as that had
(d) as it did
(e) No correction required
8. The more we look at these carvings, the more we perceive life hidden within them.
(a) the life we perceive more hidden
(b) we perceive life more hidden
(c) more than life we perceive hidden
(d) we perceive life more than hidden
(e) No correction required
9. Primitive man believing that a crime created an imbalance which could be rectified only by punishing the wrongdoer.
(a) believes that a crime created
(b) believed that a crime created
(c) believed that a criminal created
(d) believed that a crime creates
(e) No correction required
10. Everything depend upon them coming on time
(a) depends upon them coming
(b) depend upon them come
(c) depends upon their coming
(d) depending upon their coming
(e) No correction required
11. Calamities and indigence in the past was afflicting more than at present.
(a) were afflicting more
(b) were affllected more
(c) were more afflect
(d) was afflict more
(e) No correction required
12. Most of the boys and girls like to see these kind of movies.
(a) this kind of movies
(b) this kinds of movies
(c) these kind of movie
(d) this kind of movie
(e) No correction required
13. Because of scientific progress, we expect to live better than our parents have.
(a) should expect to live better than our parents
(b) expect to live as good as our parents lived
(c) expect to live better than our parents did
(d) expected to live better than our parents
(e) No correction required
14. By failing to keep his promise, the candidate will earn the distrust of all the voters.
(a) Because the candidate failed
(b) If the candidate has failed
(c) Since the candidate failed
(d) If the candidate fails
(e) No correction required
15. It is as difficult to prevent assaults against environment as those that are against animals.
(a) those against
(b) it is against
(c) preventing those against
(d) it is to prevent those against
(e) No correction required
16. He never has and ever will take such strong measures.
(a) had taken nor will ever take
(b) had taken and will ever take
(c) has and never will take
(d) had and ever will take
(e) No correction required
17. Tax evadress should heavily fined as they do it intentionally.
(a) should be heavy fined
(b) should have heavily fined
(c) shall have heavy fine
(d) should be heavily fined
(e) No correction required
18. They examined both the samples very carefully but failed to detect any difference in them
(a) some different in
(b) some difference between
(c) any difference between
(d) any difference among
(e) No correction required
19. The population of Tokyo is greater than of any other town in the world.
(a) greatest among any other
(b) greater than all other
(c) greater than those of any other
(d) greater than any other
(e) No correction required
20. He admired the speed with which he completed the work and appreciating the method adopted by him.
(a) appreciate the method being adopted
(b) appreciated the method adopted
(c) appreciate the method of adoption
(d) appreciated the adopting method
(e) No correction required

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