English Usage Previous Year Questions (CAT) - Set 0015


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    Question 6

    Choose the alternative that is most concise and clear.

    (a) I should be very much obliged if you could be kind enough to send me the required material.
    (b) I should be much obliged if you could send me the required material.
    (c) I should be very much obliged if you could kindly send me the required material.
    (d) I should be grateful and very much obliged if you could kindly send me the required material.  (CAT 1990)


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    Answer: Option B


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    Question 7

    Choose the alternative that is most concise and clear.

    (a) I am sorry, a prior engagement prevents me from joining you at dinner on Monday.
    (b) I regret to say that I am very sorry that a previous engagement will prevent me from joining you at dinner on Monday.
    (c) I regret to inform you that because of a previous engagement I will be prevented from joining you at dinner on Monday.
    (d) I am sorry to say that I am unable to join you at dinner on Monday because of a prior engagement.  (CAT 1990)


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    Answer: Option A


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    Question 8

    Choose the alternative that is most concise and clear.

    (a) Looking back, our inability to confirm speakers gave us the maximum headaches.
    (b) Looking at it with hindsight our inability to confirm speakers gave us the maximum headaches.
    (c) On hindsight we find that our inability to confirm speakers gave us the maximum headaches.
    (d) On hindsight, our inability to confirm speakers gave us the maximum headaches.

    (CAT 1990)


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    Answer: Option A


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    Question 9

    One of these parts contains a mistake in grammar, idiom or syntax. Identify that part and mark it as the answer.

    (a) I wondered who could be calling me at midnight
    (b) and when I took the phone
    (c) I found it was not other
    (d) Than my fiancé from Paris.    (CAT 1992)


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    Answer: Option C


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    Question 10

    One of these parts contains a mistake in grammar, idiom or syntax. Identify that part and mark it as the answer.

    (a) I want you to take the first bus
    (b) and to go to the Bank
    (c) and remit this cheque and then
    (d) come back straight here.  (CAT 1992)


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    Answer: Option B


 

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