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ADJECTIVES
ADJECTIVES MOCK TEST SET 6
January 10, 2016
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DIRECTIONS:Correct the following sentences.


 

  1. Do not get disturbed by those kind of rumours.

 

Answer

Those is an adjective used for kind, not rumours. Kind is a singular noun. So, those should be changed to singular that.

Correct : Do not get disturbed by that kind of rumours.

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  1. Krishna is considered to be the most ideal student.

 

Answer

Ideal means perfect in every way. When a thing is perfect, there is no room left for comparison. So, the superlative degree should be changed to the positive.

Correct : Krishna is considered to be an ideal student.

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  1. The living dog is better than the dead lion.

 

Answer

As soon as the noun becomes qualified (here by the participle living), we expect the definite article the to pop in. But note that here we are not singling out a particular living dog. It could be any living dog.

Correct : A living dog is better than a dead lion.

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  1. There are the times when you are not sure what to do.

 

Answer

Delete the. It is mot used in such phrases as there are times, there are places, there are persons, there are books, etc.

Correct : Them art times when you are not sure what to do.

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  1. The number of cars was fewer than that of bicycles.

 

Answer

If the subject-word were cars, fewer would have been correct. But when you use number, it is either lesser or greater, – not fewer or more.

Correct : The number of cars was lesser than that of bicycles.

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  1. Cynics believe that a few persons are good in this world.

 

Answer

Correct : Cynics believe that few persons are good in this world.

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  1. Of all militant groups, Namara Watan is the most extreme.

 

Answer

The sentence is correct.

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  1. Everyone bowls off the mark; his is widest.

 

Answer

The article the precedes the superlative degree.

Correct : Everyone bowls off the mark; his is the widest.

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  1. It was force of what you said that made me change my decision.

 

Answer

Force is being particularised by the adjective phrase of what you said.

Correct : It was the force of what you said that made me change my decision.

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  1. He turned towards me with cheerful look.

 

Answer

The rule says: The indefinite article is used in the vague sense of a certain.

Correct : He turned towards me with a cheerful look.

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  1. He drinks tea hotly.

 

Answer

What is hot — tea or drinking? Obviously, tea. If the adverb hotly is used, as in the given sentence, it would imply that it qualifies the verb drinks. This not being the case, adjective hot should be used for the noun tea.

Correct : He drinks tea hot.

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  1. His both friends deserted him in the crisis.

 

Answer

Since a better construction is possible, it is not advisable to use pronominal adjectives (adjectives made from pronoun) together.

Correct : Both of his friends deserted him in the crisis.

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  1. The well-furnished house is necessary for a decent living.

 

Answer

Why a particular well-furnished house? It could be any of the kind. So,

Correct : A well-furnished house is necessary for a decent living.

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  1. You should have decided this prior to coming to live with us.

 

Answer

Prior to is an adjective. But which noun or pronoun does it qualify? None. Decided is a verb and cannot take an adjective. So, prior to should be substituted by before.

Correct : You should have decided this before coming to live with us.

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  1. You can make much profit even if a little money you have left.

 

Answer

Correct : You can make much profit even of the little money you have left.

 

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