English Usage Previous Year Questions (CAT) - Set 0005


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    Previous years`s CAT questions: English Usage

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    Question 1

    Choose the option in which the usage of the word is INCORRECT or INAPPROPRIATE.

    (CAT 2003 Leaked)

     


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    Answer: Option 1


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    Question 2

    Choose the option in which the usage of the word is INCORRECT or INAPPROPRIATE. 

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    Answer: Option 3


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    Question 3

    Choose the option in which the usage of the word is INCORRECT or INAPPROPRIATE.  

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    Answer: Option 2


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    Question 4

    Choose the best way of writing the sentence. 

    A. The main problem with the notion of price discrimination is that it is not always a bad thing, but that it is the monopolist who has the power to decide who is charged what price.

    B. The main problem with the notion of price discrimination is not that it is always a bad thing, it is the monopolist who has the power to decide who is charged what price.

    C. The main problem with the notion of price discrimination is not that it is always a bad thing, but that it is the monopolist who has the power to decide who is charged what price.

    D. The main problem with the notion of price discrimination is not it is always a bad thing, but that it is the monopolist who has the power to decide who is charged what price.

    (1) A

    (2) B

    (3) C

    (4) D   (CAT 2002)

     


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    Answer: Option 3


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    Question 5

    Choose the best way of writing the sentence.  

    A. A symbiotic relationship develops among the contractors, bureaucracy and the politicians, and by a large number of device, costs are artificially escalated and black money is generated by underhand deals.

    B. A symbiotic relationship develops among contractors, bureaucracy and politicians, and costs are artificially escalated with a large number of devices and black money is generated through underhand deals.

    C. A symbiotic relationship develops among contractors, bureaucracy and the politicians, and by a large number of devices costs are artificially escalated and black money is generated on underhand deals.

    D. A symbiotic relationship develops among the contractors, bureaucracy and politicians, and by large number of devices costs are artificially escalated and black money is generated by underhand deals.

    (1) A

    (2) B

    (3) C 

    (4) D   (CAT 2002)

     


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    Answer: Option 2


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    Question 6

    Choose the best way of writing the sentence. 

    A. The distinctive feature of tariffs and export subsidies is that they create difference of prices at which goods are traded on the world market and their price within a local market.

    B. The distinctive feature of tariffs and export subsidies is that they create a difference of prices at which goods are traded with the world market and their prices in the local market.

    C. The distinctive feature of tariffs and export subsidies is that they create a difference between prices at which goods are traded on the world market and their prices within a local market.

    D. The distinctive feature of tariffs and export subsidies that they create a difference across prices at which goods are traded with the world market and their prices within a local market.

    (1) A

    (2) B

    (3) C

    (4) D   (CAT 2002)

     


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    Answer: Option 3


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    Question 7

    Choose the best way of writing the sentence. 

    A. Any action of government to reduce the systemic risk inherent in financial markets will also reduce the risks that private operators perceive and thereby encourage excessive hedging.

    B. Any action by government to reduce the systemic risk inherent in financial markets will also reduce the risks that private operators perceive and thereby encourage excessive gambling.

    C. Any action by government to reduce the systemic risk inherent due to financial markets will also reduce that risks that private operators perceive and thereby encourages excessive hedging.

    D. Any action of government to reduce the systemic risk inherent to financial markets will also reduce the risks that private operators perceive and thereby encourage excessive gambling.

    (1) A

    (2) B

    (3) C

    (4) D  (CAT 2002)


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    Answer: Option 2


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    Question 8

    For the word given at the top of table, match the dictionary definitions on the left (A, B, C, D) with their corresponding usage on the right (E, F, G, H). Out of the four possibilities given in the boxes below the table, select the one that has all the definitions and their usages most closely matched. 

    (CAT 2002)

     


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    Answer: Option 3


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    Question 9

    For the word given at the top of table, match the dictionary definitions on the left (A, B, C, D) with their corresponding usage on the right (E, F, G, H). Out of the four possibilities given in the boxes below the table, select the one that has all the definitions and their usages most closely matched.

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    Answer: Option 2


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    Question 10

    For the word given at the top of each table, match the dictionary definitions on the left (A, B, C, D) with their corresponding usage on the right (E, F, G, H). Out of the four possibilities given in the boxes below the table, select the one that has all the definitions and their usages most closely matched.  

    (CAT 2002)

     


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