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NOUNS MOCK TEST SET 8
January 10, 2016
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DIRECTIONS:  Correct the following sentences. 


 

  1. The Indians are a religious-minded people.

 

Answer

The sentence is correct.

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  1. It is very difficult to chase a huge score in the fourth inning.

 

Answer

It is very difficult to chase a huge score in the fourth innings.

Though used in the singular, innings retains its plural form.

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  1. Children should not seek admissions to the elders’ society.

 

Answer

Children should not seek admission to the elders’ society.

Abstract nouns are not used in the plural.

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  1. The down-to-earth never forget the grounds on which they stand.

 

Answer

The down-to-earth never forget the ground on which they stand.

Here the ground stands for the earth. Hence it will be in the singular.

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  1. The law of indexes proves very helpful in algebraic calculations.

 

Answer

The law of indices proves very helpful in algebraic calculations.

The plural of index is indices.

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  1. Debi Prasad Ghosh had a herd of cows. He kept a herdsman to look after her.

 

Answer

Debi Prasad Ghosh had a herd of cows. He kept a herdsman to look after it.

Collective nouns, even when they denote living beings, are considered of the neuter gender.

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  1. The baby loves his toys.

 

Answer

The baby loves its toys.

Young children and the lower animals are referred to as of the neuter gender.

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  1. The mouse lost his tail when the cat pounced on him.

 

Answer

The mouse lost its tail when the cat pounced on it.

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  1. The Sun came from behind the clouds and with her brilliance tore the veil of darkness.

 

Answer

The sun … with his brilliance ….

When objects without life are personified, they are considered of masculine or feminine gender.

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  1. Nature offers his lap to him that seeks it.

 

Answer

Nature offers her lap …

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