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Answers to Old Questions – 5

 

  1. 51 – d
  2. 52 – d
  3. 53 – a embezzle = misappropriate
  4. 54 – b Quiescent x Active
  5. 55 – c look after = take care of
  6. 56 – d
  7. 57 – c
  8. 58 – d
  9. 59 – b affect (verb)  effect (noun)
  10. 60 – d
  11. 61 – b go off (phrasal verb) = explode
  12. 62 – a

Why + (can’t) + we + (have) ………

Question word  (auxiliary verb)   Subject  (finite verb)

  1. 63 – d Imperative sentence beginning with Let’s takes the tag question,

shall we ?

  1. 64 – b the more…… the more construction the + comparative + the +

comparative the deeper + S + V, the greater + S + V

  1. 65 – c   accommodate
  2. 66 – b
  3. 67 – a I type if clause.

If + throw (simple present, M.C + modal present (will get down)

  1. 68 – b   Kind hearted = benevolent
  2. 69 – c Dutch courage = courage induced by alcohol
  3. 70 – b In reported speech, the question should be changed into a Reported

Question.

Where + S + V ü   Where  V + S  û

  1. 71 – d   compulsory  x voluntary
  2. P.S.C deleted
  3. P.S.C. deleted
  4. 74 – d   was editing (active)

Was being edited (passive)

  1. 75 – b
  2. 76 – b
  3. 77 – d
  4. 78 – c Two verbs – arrived and completed

Completed is earlier. So it is used in past perfect form (had  completed)

  1. 79 – c
  2. 80 – c
  3. 81 – c grieve x rejoice
  4. 82 – a bestowed kaÀ¸n¨p =  conferred
  5. 83 – c
  6. 84 – d archaic = no longer in ordinary language
  7. 85 – a poly andry _lp-`m-cymXzw
  8. 86 – c No sooner + auxiliary V + S + finite V.
  9. 87 – d few = not many

a few = some (rupees)

  1. 88 – b psychiatrist  ü

Psychiatrist  û

  1. 89 – b mortal x immortal
  2. 90 – b bread alone
  3. 91 – c III type if clause.  If + past perfect (had succumbed), in main clause,

would have lost (conditional perfect)

  1. 92 – d were severely criticised
  2. 93 – a set the bus on fire. Set something on fire = to cause something to burn.
  3. 94 – a  seems (singular) û

Seem (plural) ü

  1. 95 – c fed (active) was fed (passive)
  2. 96 – d
  3. 97 – a by your watch
  4. 98 – b prefer …. to
  5. 99 – b
  6. 100 – d have been working (present perfect continuous)

Two hours shows that the work has been going on for a long period.

  1. 101 – c imperative sentence is an order, request, advice etc.
  2. 102 – c
  3. 103 – a
  4. 104 – a
  5. 105 – d
  6. 106 – d somnambulist = one who walks in sleep.

Somniloquent = one who talks in sleep.

  1. 107 – a
  2. 108 – b III type if clause.

If + past perfect (had had) in the main clause, conditional perfect (would

not have failed)

  1. 109 – c Oligarchy – govt of a small group of people.

Aristocracy – govt rule of the nobles

Plutocracy – rule of the rich people

Democracy – rule of the people

  1. 110 – a
  2. 111 – a
  3. 112 – a innocent x guilty
  4. 113 – b
  5. 114 – a subject (one)  So the verb, has reached.
  6. 115 – a
  7. 116 – b In the reported speech of an imperative sentence the verb in the

subordinate clause is changed into an infinitive (to go)

  1. 117 – a leaves rustled snakes kiss murmur – to make a soft low sound.

Crackle – short sounds like something burning in a fire.

  1. 118 – d A bird in hand is worth two in the bush (proverb)
  2. 119 – b Put off – postpone \o«n-sh-¡pI

Set off – start

Set on – to make people or animals attack someone.

Set up – to start a company

  1. 120 – b alma mater = the school, college etc that someone used to attend.
  2. 121 – c familiar with
  3. 122 – b the tallest
  4. 123 – imperative sentence : order, request etc.

 

(English for 2023 october issue)
           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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