English for Competitive Exams – Part 1 – Error correction, Preposition, etc.

English for Competitive exams – Welcome to Anicow.com > One stop destination for competitive exams, govt jobs online preparation. In today’s class we are going to discuss some English important questions and answers which were previously asked in Govt jobs, competitive exam

Here we will discuss some important English topics for Competitive Exams like –

* Fill in the blanks

* Same meaning words

* Preposition

* Sentence rearrangement

* Nearest meaning words

* Error corrections 

English for Competitive exams

Q. Choose the same meaning of the underline words

# The model’s clothes were so bizarre that they created quite a sensation

a. Beautiful

b. Mundane

c. Grotesque

Ans. c

# The teacher gave us explicit instructions

a. Definable

b. Resolvable

c. Detailed

Ans. c

Q. Choose the correct alternative for the underline

# The boys were kept in after school

a. Punished

b. Confined

c. Rewarded

Ans. b

# In spite of all his brag he had to eat humble pie

a. Apologize

b. Surrender

c. Leave

Ans. a

# His observations were beside the point

a. Written in point form

b. Written beside his points

c. Not relevant

Ans. c

English for competitive exams (Meaningful sentence) –

Q. Choose the right option to make the sentence meaningful-

# A dissolute person is one who

a. Dishonest

b. Debauched

c. Dissimilar

Ans. b

# A female administrator will be called as

a. Administratrix

b. Administress

c. Administratoress

Ans. a

# Many camels together are called

a. String

b. Pack

c. Team

Ans. b

# A man having fish caching hobby

a. Fisherman

b. Angler

c. Fishmonger

d. Hunter

Ans. b

# That which is not permissible is

a. Evil

b. Wrong

c. Prohibited

Ans. c

# One who leaves his country for another is

a. Traitor

b. Refuge

c. Emigrant

Ans. c

# One who acquires a bad name is

a. Evil

b. Notorious

c. Infamous

Ans. b

Q. Choose the nearest meaning of the underline words –

# The chairman proceeded to speak in a dignified manner

a. Sarcastic

b. Loud

c. Elegant

Ans. c

# Compared with the earth many of the planets are bodies of immense size

a. Vast

b. Large

c. Big

d. Huge

Ans. a

# Please expand your commentary on the text

a. Amplify

b. Increase

c. Enlarge

Ans. a

English for competitive exams (Fill in the blanks) –

Q. Fill in the blanks with correct alternative –

# Don’t count your chickens before they are …………

a. Eaten

b. Hatched

c. Cooked

Ans. b

# Don’t judge a book by its ……………..

a. Contents

b. Cover

c. Author

Ans. b

# Deeds are better than …………….

a. Actions

b. Words

c. Hopes

Ans. b

Choose the correct preposition from the following-

1. The peasant refused to grovel ………… the feet of his master

a. above

b. at

c. upon

d. by

Ans. b

2. It is dangerous to fall ………. the well

a. into

b. in

c. by

d. on

Ans. a

3. President Saddam has lived …………. his own all his life

a. for

b. on

c. by

d. with

Ans. c

4. Mother was anxious ……… the safety of her own

a. for

b. upon

c. about

d. with

Ans. c

5. The boy has never jumped …………

a. into

b. at

c. on

d. for

Ans. a

English for competitive exams (error correction) –

Find error in each sentence and choose the correct option –

Q. Suresh had occupying this house for over 25 years and has no intention of vacating it now

a. has been occupying

b. was to occupy

c. will occupy

d. is occupying

Ans. a

Q.  Mohan would have been looked smart in traditional clothes

a. would have looked

b. was looked

c. would be looked

d. had looking

Ans. a

Q.  Purchasing of this place now depends on they coming here

a. them coming

b. they come

c. their coming

d. theirs coming

Ans. c

Q.  Having had in the foreign services for a long time, Mr.Verma has met many prominent personalities

a. had he been

b. having been

c. he has been

d. having

Ans. b

Q.  I told him clearly that he had not ought to do that to me

a. ought not has done

b. has not ought to do

c. ought not have done

d. ought not done

Ans. c

Find the meaning of the Bold words in the question and choose the correct option –

Q.  My brother bids fair to be an excellent painter

a. seems likely

b. seems unlikely

c. is ambitious

d. is confident

Ans. a

Q.  In the fight he was beaten neck and crop

a. completely

b. softly

c. swiftly

d. profoundly

Ans. a

Q.  His rough behaviour would make him bite the dust

a. eat the dust

b. get killed

c. get humiliated

d. make a plan

Ans. b

Q.  No one, but his conscience advised him to come back to earth 

a. return to reality

b. return to earth

c. behave in surmise

d. return to home

Ans. a

Q. We must try to let sleeping dogs lie 

a. be generous

b. avoid bad company

c. avoid the sleeping dogs

d. avoid discussion of troublesome matters

Ans. d

Rearrange the jumbled sentences in proper order sequence to make them meaningful sentences (choose the correct option) –

# 1. He recognised it and streamlined the management

2. The process started at the top

3. He undoubtedly had the force of personality to impose painful measures

4. Within four years he had rescued the company

a. 2, 3, 4, 1

b. 3, 2, 1, 4

c. 3, 4, 1, 2

d. 2, 1, 4, 3

Ans. b

# 1. His mother was dead

2. They had not sent him the sad information

3. Probably they knew his deep love for her

4. When Gandhi returned to India his son Harilal was four

a. 4, 3, 1, 2

b. 4, 1, 4, 3

c. 4, 2, 1, 3

d. 4, 3, 2, 1

Ans. b

# 1. I will give you a copy of it

2. The book was published in New York

3. It is a very interesting book

4. It deals with mankind’s political future

a. 2, 3, 1, 4

b. 3, 4, 2, 1

c. 2, 3, 4, 1

d. 3, 1, 2, 4

Ans. b

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