English Language Practice Set II

English Language Practice Set II


Directions: In question a part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the bold part at (1), (2) and (3), which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, your answer is (4).

(1)He was released from the hospital yesterday.

(a) No improvement

(b) Dismissed

(c) Discharged

(d)Let out

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(2)The colours softened as the sun went down.

(a) No improvement

(b) Mellowed

(c) Deepened


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(3)The new manager is soft-spoken and is considerable to all.

(a) No improvement

(b) Constricted

(c) Considerate


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(4)He hanged his portrait in the main hall.

(a) No improvement

(b) Had hanged

(c) Hung


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(5)We were unable to call on you because of the rains.

(a) No improvement

(b) Visit

(c) Invite


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Directions: In question Nos. 6 to 10, a group of four alternatives is given. Choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences and indicate it by blackening the appropriate rectangle in the answer-sheet.

(6)To feel or express disapproval of something or someone

(a) Deprecate

(b) Depreciate

(c) Deprive


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(7)Handwriting that cannot be read

(a) Illegible

(b) Ugly

(c) Decipher


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(8)Animals that can live on land and in water

(a) Aquarians

(b) Amphibians

(c) Aquatics


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(9)Easily duped or fooled

(a) Indefensible

(b) Gullible

(c) Perceptible


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(10)Fear of water

(a) Obsession

(b) Insomnia



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Directions: In question nos. 11 to 15, groups of four words are given. In each group, one word is correctly spelt. Find the correctly spelt word and mark your answer in the Answer-Sheet.

(11) (a)Dilapidated

(b) Diaphenous

(c) Detriemental


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(12) (a)Prosperous

(b) Referance

(c) Confidance


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(13) (a)Requisite

(b) Repotary

(c) Resplendant


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(14) (a)Pungent

(b) Puntuation

(c) Necassary


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(15) (a)Acquaintence

(b) Exuberance

(c) Maintenence


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Directions: (Question Nos. 16 to 25) In the following passage,some of the words have been left out. First read the passage over and try to understand what it is about. Then fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given.Mark your answer in the Answer-Sheet.



16 the common 17 the ostrich does not bury its head in the sand to18 danger. An ostrich can run 19 a speed of forty-five miles 20 hour, kick powerfully and 21 aggressively 22 its beak. As the 23 and fastest bird in the world, it 24 need to 25 its head.

(16) (a)Contrary to

(b) According to

(c) As per

(d)In keeping with

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(17) (a)Belief

(b) Expectation

(c) View


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(18) (a)Encounter

(b) Face

(c) Avoid


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(19) (a)To

(b) At

(c) For


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(20) (a)Every

(b) A

(c) Per


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(21) (a)Poke

(b) Push

(c) Play


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(22) (a)By

(b) With

(c) Through


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(23) (a)Large

(b) More large

(c) Largest


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(24) (a)Didn’t

(b) Does

(c) Did


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 (25) (a)Bury

(b) Shield

(c) Cover


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Directions: In question nos 26 to 30, some of the sentences have errors and some have none. Find out which part of a sentence has an error and blacken the rectangle corresponding to the appropriate letter (B), (C) or (D). If there is no error, blacken the rectangle corresponding to the letter (A) in the Answer- Sheet.

(26) (a)No error

(b) Freely of charge.

(c) To repair the damage

(d)They agreed

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(27) (a)No error

(b) And returned back to his village.

(c) He cancelled his trip

(d)When darun heard the news that his father had been hospitalised,

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(28) (a)No error

(b) Several distinguished personalities

(c) Comprises

(d)The governing board

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(29) (a)No error

(b) Unless he thinks of moving in soon.

(c) So much money on that house

(d) My uncle does not spend

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(30) (a)No error

(b) In moving to another house.

(c) Are interested

(d)Neither my sister nor my brothers

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Directions: In questions nos.31 to 35, sentences are given with blanks to the filled in with the appropriate word (s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by blackening the appropriate rectangle in the Answer-Sheet.

(31)If i——-a doctor ,I would serve  the poor.

(a) Was

(b) Were

(c) Had been


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(32)He is weak——he does a lot of work.

(a) So

(b) Because

(c) Yet


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(33)Mahesh showed an—-for sports at a very early stage.

(a) Intuition

(b) Imagination

(c) Aptitude


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(34)For—-sake don’t tell it to other.

(a) Heaven’s

(b) Heavens

(c) Heaven


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(35)Napoleon’s army—-to the Russian soldiers without any fight.

(a) Cordoned

(b) Capitulated

(c) Decimated


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Directions: In question nos. 36 to 40, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the  given word and mark it in the Answer-Sheet.


(a)Set aside

(b) Repeal

(c) Enforce


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(a) Dubious

(b) Cautious

(c) Dangerous


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(a) Awkwardness

(b) Influence

(c) Difficulty


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(a) Verbally abused

(b) Thoroughly evaluated

(c) Divided into two

(d)Dissected into pieces

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Directions: In question nos. 41 to 45, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word and blacken the appropriate rectangle in the Answer-Sheet.


(a) Proximity

(b) Magnanimity

(c) Equanimity


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(a) Convenient

(b) Central

(c) Insignificant


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(a) Active

(b) Quick

(c) Humble


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(a) Pretend

(b) Disguise

(c) Reveal


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(a) Talented

(b) Potent

(c) Evident


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(a) Tasty

(b) Sufficient

(c) Quantitative

(d) Meagre

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Directions: In question 46 to 50 , four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase bold in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase and mark it  in the Answer-Sheet.

(46)He is always praised for his gift of the gab.

(a) Great skill

(b) Telent for speaking

(c) Getting something free

(d)Being lucky

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(47)The teacher’s extra hours of coaching went a long way in improving the student’s performance.

(a) Helped considerably

(b) Extended widely

(c) Spent a lot of time

(d)Took great effort

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(48)The administration found it difficult to cope with the striking employees.

(a) Subdue

(b) Handle

(c) Compromise


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(49)The criminal was pardoned at the eleventh hour just as he was about to be hanged.

 (a) At midnight

(b) At the very last moment

(c) Suddenly

(d)  At eleven o’ clockry

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(50)He spoke well though it was his maiden speech.

(a) Emotional speech

(b) First speech

(c) Brief speech

(d)Long speech

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