Sentence Correction for CAT 2013

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Lets start the discussion on sentence correction. This is the subject, most of us mess with in the exam. To begin with, here I lay down the basic *types of errors* encountered in the SC questions: *A. Subject-verb agreement**B. Modifi...
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i have been telling you for a long time sonia and me will go out at five this evening

either nadal , federer , or djokovic will vin all fout tournaments this year

corrections in above sentences (only phrases, not grammatical )

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Find the sentence which is wrong in terms of grammar or usage . Mark "No error" as answer if all the options are correct.

Occurrence of crises,
be they terror attacks, ceasefire violations or terrorist infiltration,
can interrupt the dialogue process
between the two countries at will
No error
Without beauty, love, or danger it would be almost easy to live.
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hey i am frm kolkata-wbut (engineering)... what should i fill in my graduation % column in????? i have got my dgpa..... should i mention it (dgpa-0.75) * 100 or simply dgpa*10.. my dgpa is 7.71 .... i have found no proper methods or definite rules for dgpa in wbut.... having mixed views....

p.s- pls enlighten me regarding this.... m cnfused.... WBUT students pass out ones help me out.....

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In the following questions, there are sentences or parts of sentences labeled A, B, C, D and E . Choose for your answer the fragment that carries an error. Ignore punctuation errors if any.

A. I've been in Delhi for four days now

B. and so far the stay had been uneventful,

C. barring a stray incident

D. where I walked into a lamppost then walked around Connaught Place

E. with a bloody nose.

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In the following questions, there are sentences or parts of sentences labeled A, B, C, D and E . Choose for your answer the fragment that carries an error. Ignore punctuation errors if any.

A. To be citizen is to possess the rights

B. enshrined in our constitution,

C. and equally, the obligation of duty.

D. When one citizen upholds an individual right for another,

E. the enacts his duty to himself.


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Wrong Section,

Start This thread here in verbal preparation section.


@visionIIM-ACL sir, could you move this thread in appropriate section ?
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@ramitagrawal WATS T ANS. for the set 11-15
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6) E
7) A
8) C
9) B
10) D
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11. According to surveys by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, about 20 percent of young adults used cocaine in 1979, doubling those reported in the 1977 survey.

(A) doubling those reported in the 1977 survey
(B) to double the number the 1977 survey reported
(C) twice those the 1977 survey reported
(D) twice as much as those reported in the 1977 survey
(E) twice the number reported in the 1977 survey

12. According to the Better Business Bureau, if you fail to advertise the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as prominently as that of the lowest, it violates the New York Consumer Protection Law.
(A) if you fail to advertise the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as prominently as that of the lowest, it
(B) if one fails to advertise the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as prominently as the lowest price, it
(C) failure to advertise the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as prominently as the lowest
(D) failure to advertise as prominently the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as the lowest
(E) failing to advertise as prominently the highest price in a range of prices for a service or products as that of the lowest

13. According to the National Pasta Association, per-capita consumption of pasta in the United States, which has already been approaching 19 pounds a year, will achieve 30 pounds a year by the twenty-first century.
(A) According to the National Pasta Association, per-capita consumption of pasta in the United States, which has already been approaching 19 pounds a year, will achieve 30 pounds a year by the twenty-first century.
(B) Already approaching 19 pounds a year in the United States, the National Pasta Association predicts that per-capita consumption of pasta will reach 30 pounds a year by the twenty-first century.
(C) The National Pasta association predicts by the twenty-first century that per-capita consumption of pasta in the United States, which is already approaching 19 pounds a year, will reach 30 pounds a year.
(D) By the twenty-first century, the National Pasta Association predicts that per-capita consumption of pasta in the United States, having already approached 19 pounds a year, will reach 30 pounds a year.
(E) According to the National Pasta Association, per-capita consumption of pasta in the United States is already approaching 19 pounds a year and will reach 30 pounds a year by the twenty-first century.

14. According to the professor's philosophy, the antidote to envy is one's own work, always one's own work: not thinking about it, not assessing it, but simply doing it.
(A) one's own work, always one's own work: not thinking about it, not assessing it, but simply doing it
(B) always work; because you don't think about it or assess it, you just do it
(C) always one's own work: not thinking about or assessing it, but simply to do it
(D) not to think or assess, but doing one's own work
(E) neither to think about one's own work nor to assess it, it is always simply doing it

15. According to United States Air Force officials, a cannon shooting dead chickens at airplanes has proved helpful to demonstrate what kind of damage can result when jets fly into a flock of large birds.
(A) shooting dead chickens at airplanes has proved helpful to demonstrate
(B) shooting dead chickens at airplanes has proved itself helpful as a demonstration of
(C) shooting dead chickens at airplanes proves itself helpful as demonstrating
(D) that shoots dead chickens at airplanes proves itself helpful to demonstrate
(E) that shoots dead chickens at airplanes has proved helpful in demonstrating
" I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestine d, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road."
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OA is as follows:

6) E
7) A
8) C
9) B
10) E

" I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestine d, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road."
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