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മത്സരത്തിലെ ഇംഗ്ലീഷ് – 28

Old Questions – 2 (Answers)

 

  1. (5) No error
  2. (2) ‘got foggier’ shows past tense.

‘it become almost impossible’ should be changed to ‘it became’

  1. (1) ‘has not sell’ is incorrect.

It should be ‘has not sold’

  1. (2) The sense of the sentence suggests Past Tense. ‘The manager is under

pressure’ is incorrect. ‘The manager was under pressure’ is correct.

  1. (1) ‘Unlikely the holiday season’ is incorrect.

‘Unlike the holiday season’ is correct.

  1. (5) No error
  2. (4) ‘but she is come back now’ is incorrect.

Present Perfect ‘has come’ is correct.

  1. (4) ‘With all his team members’ is incorrect. ‘among all his team

members is correct.

  1. (2) Preposition ‘about’ is not necessary
  2. (3) ‘half of its share’ is correct.
  3. (4) ‘have used the wrong strategy’ is to be replaced by ‘have used a

wrong strategy’.

  1. (4) ‘What challenges she was faced’ is passive. It should be active – ‘she

faced’ is correct.

  1. (3) ‘and found the staff much helpful’ is correct. ‘found’ means ‘have

found’

  1. (2) ‘implemented only in these part of the country’ is to be changed to

‘implemented only in this part of the country’. Here, singular sense is

evident.

  1. (2) ‘to reaching an agreement’.  (incorrect)

‘to reach’ is the infinitive form.

‘to reach an agreement’ is correct.

  1. (5) No error
  2. (1) ‘there is all sorts of regulations’. Plural sense is evident. Hence,

‘there are all sorts of regulations’

  1. (2) “they would cover the distance from the road to the point” should be

replaced by “they would cover the distance by (along) the road to the

point”.

 

  1. (3) Replace ‘the necessary of pursuing peace’ by ‘the necessity of

pursuing peace’.

  1. (2) Here, past event is evident. Hence, ‘visited an orphanage’ is correct.
  2. (1) ‘According to a new study’ is the correct Idiomatic Expression.
  3. (5) No error
  4. (1) ‘The administration has concluded’ is correct.
  5. (3) ‘Neither the centre nor the state initiated steps’ is correct.
  6. (4) to be understand (in correct)

to understand (active) ; to be understood (passive)

  1. (2) to explore pros and cons of a common fee structure (correct)
  2. (5) No error
  3. (2) to express a completed action in the recent past, present perfect is

used. Then, we have to use has recovered instead of is recovered.

  1. (3) She will no longer is correct.
  2. (1) to the present guide lines (in correct)

Under the present guide lines (correct)

  1. (3) that the scheme is launched in March (correct)
  2. (3) banks have become very cautious
  3. (3) motivating them to work in rural areas
  4. (2) has not performed very good ( in correct)

has not performed very well (correct)

  1. (4) Pollution caused by the factories (correct)
  2. (5) No error
  3. (4) to get accustomed to the food (correct)
  4. (3) to meet the relatives I had not met for a long time (correct) OR

to meet the relatives whom I had not met.

  1. (1) There were floods in this region last year (correct)
  2. (4) for next year (in correct)

For the next year (correct)

Before next,  definite article the is used

  1. (4) Centres at various locations (correct)
  2. (5) No error
  3. (3) How much cheques (in correct)

Cheques countable noun. So how many is used. How much +

uncountable noun.

  1. (5) No error
  2. (2) to find out a well paid job (correct)
  3. (4) there has been no action (correct)

OR   there is no action

  1. (2) in touch with me (correct)
  2. (2) Investing such schemes ( in correct)

Investing in such schemes (correct)

  1. (3) has written a letter thanking the manager
  2. (2) Our company was recently awarded the contract (correct) was

awarded (passive form of awarded)

  1. (1) According to the circular (correct expression)
  2. (4) They offer to customers (correct)
  3. (1) A large number of policies (correct)
  4. (2) The government body which regulates (correct)
  5. (5) No error
  6. (4) He should start saving immediately (correct)
  7. (2) Why were you late this morning (correct)
  8. (3) Many hotels have been offering (correct) OR many hotels offer.
  9. (4) before giving its decision (correct)
  10. (5) No error
  11. (1) One of the disadvantages (correct)  one of + plural form
  12. (2) It is necessary for you (correct)

necessary (adj)    necessarily  (adv)

  1. (3) Replied to the customer’s letter (correct)
  2. (4) only in April 1, 1935 ( in correct)

only on April 1, 1935 (correct)

on + a particular date. In + month / year

  1. (3) asked all insurance companies to submit their balance sheets (correct)
  2. (3) Arun has spent his entire savings (correct). has + past participle.
  3. (2) Chinese workers who are employed (correct)

Workers ( living noun ) + who

Non living noun + which

  1. (1) When I called on him yesterday (correct)

Called on = visited ; to visit a place = call at

  1. (1) The student whom you had thought so highly of (correct)

As subject comes who, as object comes whom.

  1. (4) They refused to resume work (correct)
  2. (4) Under any circumstances (correct)
  3. (2) Migrate from the southern part of the country (correct)
  4. (2) The prisoner seized (correct)

Reporting verb said, is in past tense. Hence, seized.

  1. (4) The nearest railway station is ten Kilometres away (correct) at is

omitted.

  1. (2) Each of the survivers of the Tsunami has been offered. (correct)
  2. (1) Considering her good credentials (correct).  about is superfluous.
  3. (5) No error
  4. The tax treaty between India and Switzerland has been amended (correct)
  5. (2) An investor must take into account (correct)
  6. (4) The proper implementation of the scheme (correct). implementation

(noun).  Implementing (gerund)

  1. (3) firms and companies which need.  firms and companies (non – living

things). Its relative pronoun is which or that.

  1. (1) Handicraft exports had an increase in the past year (correct). The

sentence shows event of the past.

  1. (3) The finance minister stated (reporting verb – past tense). Other verbs

should be in past tense.

That the new tax law would be applicable (correct)

  1. (4) at two percent lower than the market rate (correct)
  2. (3) insurance companies seeking their explanation for (correct)

219    (4)  although last year our profits had declined.

  1. (2) The next meeting can be held (correct)
  2. (3) are always thrilled to see (correct). thrilled is used as adjective
  3. (5) No error
  4. (1) that is superfluous
  5. (1) He was so tired that he could not cross (correct)
  6. (1) My desire is to meet the president (correct)
  7. (1) Whenever a man attains fame  (correct)

a man (singular)  ;  attains (singular)

  1. (3) are the places liked most by people (correct)
  2. (5) No error
  3. (4) Use of chewing gum or similar method can be helpful. (correct)
  4. (1) His obvious reluctance was viewed (correct). obviously (adv) ;

obvious (adj) obvious modifies reluctance.

  1. (3) Instead of she was not performing (past continuous tense), she had

not been performing (past perfect continuous) should be used.

  1. (2) We have to enrol in sports (correct) ; have to + V1
  2. (2) This report highlights the need for (correct). on is superfluous.
  3. (2) My best friend has left the country (correct)
  4. (3) because she doesn’t want to study
  5. (2) while I am doing the house work (correct)
  6. (3) Catched (incorrect) caught (correct)
  7. (2) Several banks are showing interest (correct)

are shown (passive)

  1. (3) You must work very hard (correct).  Must + V1
  2. (2) As a child, I always wanted to have a bicyle.  (correct)
  3. (3) Match was organised and sponsored by (correct). the is superfluous.
  4. (4) to the success of this experiment (correct)
  5. (2) Child labour is considered illegal in many countries (correct)
  6. (4) before leaving a room (correct)
  7. (2) Inspite of the heavy rain, Raj decided …
  8. (3) but it has a very high
  9. (1) She wanted to reach home
  10. (3) When the results were announced
  11. (1) The royal guards were instructed to keep the palace.
  12. (2) They were hoping to reach on time for the recture.
  13. (4) Watched shows past sense. Hence, chanted in unison is the correct

usage.

  1. (2) The noise was so faint (correct)

faint (adj), faintly (adv).

  1. (3) He was absolutely irritated absolutely (adv)
  2. (2) Warmer is comparative. More is superfluous

Hence, the weather is much warmer than…… (correct)

  1. (1) A vast number of people greated (correct)
  2. (1) When the concert ended (correct)
  3. (3) for his late arrival (correct)
  4. (5) No error
  5. (3) I was scared (correct)
  6. (2) He wanted to know (correct)
  7. (3) Present at the award function (correct)
  8. (4) but he managed to reach in time
  9. (5) No error
  10. (1) Do you want to discuss

do + want = want

  1. (1) in spite of ( 3 separate words )
  2. (2) for a loan ( correct )
  3. (4) as he doesn’t speak ( correct )
  4. (1) Dr. Shah explains ( correct )
  5. (3) a huge sum of money ( correct )
  6. (3) using the trial pack of ……..  ( correct )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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