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- Direction for Individual Question In each question below a sentence is given a part of which is printed in bold and underlined. This part may contain a grammatical error or might represent inappropriate usage. Below each sentence, three possible substitutions are provided for the underlined portion. If any one of them is better than the underlined part, indicate your response accordingly. If the sentence is correct as it is and no correction is required mark the last option i.e. ‘No improvement’ as the answer.
Sentence Correction: Test-4
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The speaker asked the audience to bear upon him for a few minutes more.
Question 1 Explanation:
This sentence represents wrong usage of the phrasal verb. 'Bear with somebody' means to be patient with somebody.
Many people find it difficult to make both hands meet.
both hand to mouth
both ends meet
Question 2 Explanation:
'Both ends meet' is the correct use. It means to earn and spend equal amounts of money.
I am afraid you two are at cross purpose.
are at cross-purposes
are in cross-purposes
are at a cross-purpose
Question 3 Explanation:
'Are at cross-purposes' is the correct use. It means misunderstanding or having different aims from one another.
Take care that you are not to be cheated.
that you will not be cheated
you will not be cheated
that you are not cheated
Question 4 Explanation:
When the sentence has a subjunctive mood (it contains a command, an order, a suggestion, a warning or a request), simple present tense is used in the subordinate clause. So the use ‘will’ indicating future tense in options a and b is incorrect. Option d changes the meaning of the sentence. So option c is the answer.
Can you tell me where has he gone?
where has gone he
where gone has he
where he has gone
Question 5 Explanation:
The given sentence is an example of indirect question (request + question). The same question asked in direct form would be ‘Where has he gone? ’. In indirect questions the verb is placed after the subject. Here the subject is ‘he’ and the verb is ‘has’. So the right answer is option c.
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