English Usage Previous Year Questions (CAT) - Set 0014


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    Previous years`s CAT questions: English Usage

    Post your solutions as reply to respective questions below.


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    Question 1

    Choose the grammatically correct sentence from among the four options given below.

    (a) There’s Mr. Som, whom they say is the best singer in the country.
    (b) There’s Mr. Som, who they say is the best singer in the country.
    (c) There is Mr. Som, whom they say is the best singer in the country.
    (d) There is Mr. Som who, they say is the best singer in the country.   (CAT 1990)


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    Answer: Option B


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    Question 2

    Choose the grammatically correct sentence from among the four options given below.

    (a) I am not one of those who believe everything they hear.
    (b) I am not one of those who believes everything I hear.
    (c) I am not one of those who believes everything he hears.
    (d) I am not one of those who believes in everything one hears.   (CAT 1991)


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    Answer: Option A


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    Question 3

    Choose the grammatically correct sentence from among the four options given below.

    (a) The Board of Directors will hold its next meeting in July.
    (b) The Board of Directors will hold it’s next meeting in July.
    (c) The Board of Directors shall hold the next meeting in July.
    (d) The Board of Directors shall hold it’s next meeting in July.   (CAT 1990)


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    Answer: Option A


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    Question 4

    Choose the grammatically correct sentence from among the four options given below.

    (a) The state of his affairs were such as to cause anxiety to his creditors.
    (b) The state of his affairs was such as to cause anxiety to his creditors.
    (c) The state of his affairs are such as to cause anxiety to his creditors.
    (d) The state of his affairs are such as to cause anxiety to his creditors.  (CAT 1990)


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    Answer: Option B


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    Question 5

    Choose the grammatically correct sentence from among the four options given below.

    (a) Cannot one do what one likes with one’s own?
    (b) Cannot one do that one likes to do with his own?
    (c) Cannot one do that one likes with his own?
    (d) Cannot one do what he likes with his own?    ( CAT 1990 )


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    Answer: Option A


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    Question 6

    Choose the grammatically correct sentence from among the four options given below.

    (a) Each of the students has done well.
    (b) Each of the student has done well.
    (c) Each of the students have done well.
    (d) Each of the student have done well.   (CAT 1990)


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    Answer: Option A


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    Question 7

    Choose the grammatically correct sentence from among the four options given below.

    (a) None of us were comfortable with what was happening.
    (b) None of us was comfortable with what was happening.
    (c) None among us were comfortable with what was happening.
    (d) None amongst us were comfortable with what was happening.   (CAT 1990)


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    Answer: Option B


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    Question 8

    Choose the grammatically correct sentence from among the four options given below.

    (a) Neither the king nor his ministers desires war.
    (b) Neither king nor his ministers desires war.
    (c) Neither the king nor his ministers desire war.
    (d) Neither king nor his ministers desire war.   (CAT 1990)


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    Answer: Option C


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    Question 9

    Choose the alternative that is most concise and clear.

    (a) The history of Modern Industry’s performance, which is marginal at best, may be an indication of solvency problems that will occur in the future.
    (b) Modern industry’s history of marginal performance may indicate solvency problems in the future.
    (c) The history of marginal performance of Modern Industry may indicate future solvency problems.
    (d) Modern Industry’s history of performance, which is marginal at best, may indicate future solvency problems.    (CAT 1990)


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    Answer: Option C


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    Question 10

    Choose the alternative that is most concise and clear.

    (a) On the whole food front one may say that we can enjoy festivals in the consciousness that though some things are dear, the basic foods are better in quality and still low in price.
    (b) We can enjoy festivals knowing that though some things are clear, the basic foods are of better quality and still low in price.
    (c) Although we know that some things are dear, we can still enjoy festivals because the basic foods are better in quality and low in price.
    (d) On the whole food front, although some things are dear, we can still enjoy festivals as the basic foods are of better quality and quite cheap.   (CAT 1990)

     


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