English Usage Previous Year Questions (CAT) - Set 0011


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    Previous years`s CAT questions: English Usage

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    Question 1

    Choose the one that expresses the idea most correctly.

    (a) The best part of the programme is the dances.
    (b) The best part of the programme are the dances.
    (c) The best part of the programme are the dance.
    (d) The best parts of the programme is the dances.   ( CAT 1991 )


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    Answer: Option A


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    Question 2

    Choose the one that expresses the idea most correctly.

    (a) The professor, as well as the students, was pleased with their results.
    (b) The professor, as well as the students, were pleased with their results.
    (c) The professor as well as the students were pleased with their results.
    (d) The professor as well as the students were pleased with their results.  (CAT 1991)


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    Answer: Option A


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    Question 3

    Choose the one that expresses the idea most correctly.

    (a) He was unwilling to testify, he was afraid of the defendant.
    (b) Because he was afraid of the defendant, he was unwilling to testify.
    (c) He was unwilling to testify: he was afraid of the defendant.
    (d) Because he was afraid of the defendant he was unwilling to testify.  (CAT 1991)


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    Answer: Option B


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    Question 4

    Choose the one that expresses the idea most correctly.

    (a) When you have good health, one should feel fortunate.
    (b) When you have good health, you should feel fortunate.
    (c) When one have good health, you should feel fortunate.
    (d) When one has good health, he should feel fortunate.   (CAT 1991)


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    Answer: Option B


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    Question 5

    Choose the one that expresses the idea most correctly.

    (a) Either you or he have to be here.
    (b) Either you or he has to be here.
    (c) Neither you nor he have to be here.
    (d) Neither you nor they has to be here.   (CAT 1991)


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    Answer: Option B


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    Question 6

    Choose the one that expresses the idea most correctly.

    (a) Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.
    (b) Children begin by loving their parents, as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.
    (c) Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them, sometimes they forgive them.
    (d) Children begin by loving their parents, as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.   ( CAT 1991 )


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    Answer: Option A


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    Question 7

    Choose the one that expresses the idea most correctly.

    (a) Gopal and Ramesh have not finished his work.
    (b) Gopal and Ramesh has not finished his work.
    (c) Neither Gopal nor Ramesh have finished their work.
    (d) Neither Gopal nor Ramesh has finished his work.   (CAT 1991)


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    Answer: Option D


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    Question 8

    Choose the one that expresses the idea most correctly.

    (a) The fact that Raghu was a good student he had many offers for good jobs.
    (b) The fact that Raghu was a good student resulted in his having many offers for good jobs.
    (c) The fact Raghu was a good student resulted in him having offers for good jobs.
    (d) The fact that Raghu was a good student resulted in him having many offers for good jobs.   (CAT 1991)


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    Answer: Option B


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    Question 9

    Choose the one that expresses the idea most correctly.

    (a) The people of this company, have always been aware, of the needs for products of better quality and lower price.
    (b) The people of this company, have always been aware of the need for products of better quality and lower price.
    (c) The people of this company have always been aware of the need for products of better quality and lower price.
    (d) The people of this company, have always been aware of the need for products of better quality, and lower price.   (CAT 1991)


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    Answer: Option C


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    Question 10

    Choose the one that expresses the idea most correctly.

    (a) The Dean finally agreed to see me. To talk about my financial problems.
    (b) The Dean finally agreed to see me, to talk about my financial problems.
    (c) The Dean, finally agreed to see me to talk about my financial problems.
    (d) The Dean finally agreed to see me to talk about my financial problems.  (CAT 1991)


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