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MBA Verbal Ability Questions & Answers – English Grammar Usage Set-I

Jul 28, 2016 14:24 IST

    English Grammar questions are very significant when you are preparing for the CAT, MAT, XAT, CMAT, IIFT, NMAT, IBSAT, MICAT, SNAP etc exams. These questions comprise of a good weightage in your overall percentage of the Verbal Ability Section.

    So, jagranjosh.com has complied a set of some quality questions which will enhance your English grammar usage skills.

    Practice the English Grammar Usage Questions and Answers

    Directions (1 – 10): In each of the following sentences, five options are given. You are required to identify the best of way of writing the sentence in the context of the correct usage of standard written English. While doing so, you have to ensure that the message being conveyed remains the same in all the cases.

    1. His elder sister along with his parents insist that he remain in the same profession.

    a) His elder sister along with his parents, insist that he remain in the same profession.

    b) His elder sister along with his parents insists that he remain in the same profession.

    c) His elder sister along with his parents are insisting that he remain in the same profession.

    d) His elder sister along with his parents have insisted that he remain in the same profession.

    e) His elder sister along with his parents insisted on that he remained in the same profession.

    2. The entire group of college students, enjoyed splashing in the pool, bathing in the ocean, and, particularly, to sun bathe on the shore.

    a) The entire group of college students, enjoyed splashing in the pool, bathing in the ocean, and, particularly, to sun bathe on the shore.

    b) The entire group of college students, enjoyed splashing in the pool, to have a bath in the ocean, and, particularly, to sun bathe on the shore.

    c) The entire group of college students, enjoyed swimming in the pool to bathe in the ocean, and, particularly, sun bathing on the shore.

    d) The entire group of college students, enjoyed swimming in the pool, bathing in the ocean, and, particularly, sun bathing on the shore.

    e) The entire group of college students enjoyed splashing in the pool, bathing in the ocean, particularly to sun bathing on the shore.

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    3. Movie piracy angers Mr. Chopra, who wonders if it is part of a strategy by marketers.

    a) Movie piracy angers Mr. Sharma, who wonders if it is part of a strategy by marketers.

    b) Movie piracy angers Mr. Sharma, who wonders if marketers are part of the strategy.

    c) Movie piracy angers Mr. Sharma, that wonders if they are part of a strategy by marketers.

    d) Movie piracy angers Mr. Sharma, who wonders if they are part of a strategy by marketers.

    e) Movie piracy angers Mr. Sharma, who wonders if it are part of a strategy.

    4. Swati noticed the dog’s soft hair, sharp paws, and keen sense of hearing.

    a) Swati noticed the dog’s soft hair, sharp paws, and keen sense of hearing.

    b) Swati noticed the dog’s soft hair, sharp paws, and that his sense of hearing was keen.

    c) Swati noticed the dog’s soft hair, that he had sharp paws, and a very keen sense of hearing.

    d) Swati noticed the dog’s soft hair, keen sense of hearing and also that it had sharp paws.

    e) Swati as noticed the dog’s soft hair, sharp paws, and keen sense of hearing.

    5. Having stole the jewelry, the shopkeeper searched the employee’s pocket.

    a) Having stole the jewelry, the shopkeeper searched the employee’s pocket.

    b) Having stolen the jewelry, the employee’s pockets were searched by the shopkeeper.

    c) Having stolen the jewelry, the shopkeeper searched the employee’s pockets.

    d) Having stole the jewelry, the shopkeeper was searched by the employee.

    e) While stealing the jewelry, the shopkeeper had searched the employee’s pockets.

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    6. John, a little boy with little talent for music, enjoys playing Piano.

    a) John, a little boy with little talent for music, enjoys playing Piano.

    b) John, is a little boy who has little talent for music but he enjoys playing Piano.

    c) John, a little boy who has little music talent, enjoys playing Piano.

    d) John, a boy with little talent for music, enjoys playing Piano.

    e) John, a little boy, having little talent of music, still enjoys playing Piano.

    7. Of all the persons I have ever met, Anita is the most impressive person.

    a) Of all the persons I have ever met, Anita is the most impressive person.

    b) Anita is the most impressive person of all the persons I have ever met.

    c) Of all the persons I had ever met, Anita is the most impressive person.

    d) Of all the persons I have ever met, Anita is the most impressive.

    e) Anita being the most impressive person of all I have met.

    8. Because of his back injury, Gopinath has not and possibly never will be able to play the badminton again.

    a) Because of his back injury, Gopinath has not and possibly never will be able to play the badminton again.

    b) Because of his back injury, Gopinath has not and possibly will never be able to play the badminton again.

    c) Because of his back injury, Gopinath has not been and possibly never would be able to play the badminton again.

    d) Because of his back injury, Gopinath has not been able to and possibly never will be able to play the badminton again.

    e) Because of his back injury, Gopinath has not and if possible be never able to play the badminton again.

    9. The Indian hockey team's winning it's first game of the 2014 World Cup excited the fans of the team.

    a) The Indian hockey team's winning it's first game of the 2014 World Cup excited the fans of the team.

    b) The Indian hockey team having won its first game of the 2014 World Cup, excited the fans of the team.

    c) The Indian hockey team's having won its first game of the 2014 World Cup excited the fans of the team.

    d) The Indian hockey team's winning its first game of the 2014 World Cup excited the fans of the team.

    e) The Indian hockey team's had won its first game of the 2014 World Cup excited the fans of the team.

    10. When one reads the English literature of the sixteenth century, you find a striking contrast between the writings of Shakespeare and later day writers of popular English drama.

    a) When one reads the English literature of the sixteenth century, you find a striking contrast between the writings of Shakespeare and later day writers of popular English

    drama.

    b) When you read the English literature of the sixteenth century, one finds a striking contrast between the writings of Shakespeare and later day writers of popular English drama.

    c) When one reads the English literature of the sixteenth century, he finds a striking contrast between the writings of Shakespeare and later day writers of popular English drama.

    d) If one reads the English literature of the sixteenth century, you find a striking contrast between the writings of Shakespeare and later day writers of popular English drama.

    e) When one reads the English Literature of the sixteenth century, one finds a striking contrast between the writings of Shakespeare and later day writers of popular English drama.

    ANSWERS:

    Ques 1

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    b

    d

    a

    a

    b

    a

    d

    d

    d

    c

    EXPLANATION

    Explanation (4): There is no error in the sentence because ‘Movie piracy’ is singular and therefore, the noun ‘it’ is also correct.

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