PROBLEMS

Direction for Question1: Choose the correct sentence from the four alternatives

a) General intelligence is essential for outstanding achievement because it involves one’s natural ability to comprehend difficult concepts quicker and to analyze them clearly.

b) General intelligence is essential in outstanding achievement because it involves the natural ability of one in comprehending difficult concepts more quicker and to analyze them clearly.

c) General intelligence is essential for outstanding achievement because it involves one’s natural ability to comprehend difficult concepts quicker and analyzing them with clearness.

d) General intelligence is essential for outstanding achievement because it naturally involves one’s ability to comprehend difficult concepts quicker and an analysis of them clearly.

  1. a)
  2. b)
  3. c)
  4. d)

 

Direction: Replace the underlined phrase or part of the sentences with grammatically correct phrase from the given options

2. If the fire is quickly spreading, producing dangerous amounts of smoke, or taking larger than five seconds to defeat with a fire extinguisher, then you must pull a fire alarm, evacuate the building, and call 911.

A. taking larger than

B. takes more than

C. taking longer than

D. taking quickly than

E.taking more quickly than

 

3. What was as notable as the improvement of the after-school enrichment programs has been New York City’s nonprofit Chess-in-the-Schools initiative, giving more girls than ever before the opportunity to learn the rules of the game.

What was as notable as the improvement of the after-school enrichment programs

A) The thing that was as notable as improving the after-school enrichment programs

B) No less notable than the improvement of the after-school enrichment programs

C) Improving the after-school enrichment programs has been none the less notable than

D) Improvement of the after-school enrichment programs has been no less notable as

 

4. The exhibition of ancient Egyptian funerary art — imposing statues, intricately painted coffins, and numerous accouterments, drew hundreds of people each day, equivalent to the number of visitors to last year’s Impressionist show.

A) equivalent to the number of visitors to last year’s Impressionist show.

B) the equivalent of those that visited last year’s Impressionist show.

C) equal to those who visited

D) as many as the visitation to

as many as visited

 

5. Every person feels that their needs are more crucial than that of other human beings.

A) their needs are more crucial than that of other human beings.

B) his needs are more crucial than that of other human beings.

C) his needs are more crucial than those of other human beings.

D) his needs are more crucial from that of other human beings.

E) their needs are more crucial from those of other human beings.

 

Direction for Question 6 and Question 7: Identify the correct sentence

6) 42nd Street has more theaters than any street.

  1. than any street.
  2. than any other street.
  3. than any other street does.
  4. than theaters on other street.
  5. than any street has

1) A       2) B       3) C       4) D       5) E

 

Question 7

  1. A) In many buildings, hot water circulate through pipes to keep the house warm.
  2. B) The river divide my land from his.
  3. C) Some of food goes down more easily than others.
  4. D) The doctor is a busy man.

1) A       2) B       3) C       4) D

 

Direction for Question 8: The given sentence has been divided into 4 parts out of which a part may contain a grammatical error. Select the part having a grammatical error as answer else mark option ‘5’ i.e. (No correction required)’ as the answer.

I found that dress (A)/more better than(B)/any other dress(C)/in the case.(D)

1) A       2) B       3) C       4) D       5) No correction required

 

Direction for Q9-Q12: 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. The letter of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is ‘D’. (Ignore – the errors of punctuation, if any)

Question 9

(A) Do the roses in your garden smell/(B) more sweetly/(C) than those in ours?(D) No error

 

Question 10

(A) The whole thing moves/ (B) around the concept of building a small dynamic/(C) organization into a larger one./(D) No error.

 

Question 11

(A) Modern film techniques /(B) are far superior /(C) than that employed in the past / (D) No error.

 

Question 12

(A) I believe / (B) that respect / (C) is more preferable than money/ (D) No error.


ANSWERS

Answer 1

1.General intelligence is essential for (what?)outstanding achievement (why?) because it involves one’s natural ability (reason 1)to comprehend difficult concepts quicker and (reason 2)to analyze them clearly.

Concept: Parallelism with Comparison

Reason 1 = Reason 2

To comprehend = to analyze

Answer 1 a)

2b) incorrect, more quicker

3c) non-parallels, to comprehend and analyzing

4d) non-parallels, to comprehend and an analyses.

 

 

Answer 2

If the fire is quickly spreading (verb1), producing (verb 2) dangerous amounts of smoke, or taking (verb 3) larger than five seconds to defeat with a fire extinguisher, then you must pull a fire alarm, evacuate the building, and call 911.

Elimination: Option B

Correct Comparison Construction: Option A and Option C

Elimination: Option D and Option E

Correction Required: Time is not a size (larger), hence longer.

Answer C

 

Answer 3

Remember the pattern

no less X than Y is the idiom, hence C

 

Answer 4

The exhibition of ancient Egyptian funerary art — imposing statues, intricately painted coffins, and numerous accouterments, drew hundreds of people each day, equivalent to the number of visitors to last year’s Impressionist show.

Option A, Run-on Sentence, Perception leads to completion of sentence or phrase. Hence, incorrect.

Option B, the equivalent of those that visited last year’s Impressionist show. The article introduces and connects to the people who visited, equivalent of those that visited(complete phrase). Hence correct.

Option C, D, and E incomplete and weird. Hence, incorrect.

 

Answer 5

Every person feels that their needs are more crucial than that of other human beings

Pronoun Agreement / Parallel Pronoun

Every person= his, Needs = those

Elimination: Option A, B, D, and E

Correct Choice: Option C

 

Answer 6

Remember

When comparing one person or thing with a group of which it is a part, use the comparative degree and the word ‘any other’ to exclude the thing compared from other objects of the same class or kind.

Example:

This tea has a better flavor than any other tea in the bakery.

Gold is more costly than any other metal.

Hence, B is the answer.

 

Answer 7

Subject-Verb Agreement

Option A and Option B, incorrect

Comparison: Option C, Non parallel Comparison and incomplete. Hence, incorrect.

Correct Choice: Option D

 

Answer 8

More and better together, redundant and incorrect. Option B is the answer.

 

Answer 9

More and sweetly, incorrect. Correction: Sweeter

Hence, option B is the answer.

 

Answer 10

Parallelism = a small dynamic into a large dynamic/one. Not larger

Hence, option C is the answer.

 

Answer 11 and 12

Remember

Subject + be (verb) + superior/inferior/preferable to + Object

Hence, Option C is the answer to Question 11 and Question 12.