AAO Exam-CT 5: English (Phrase Replacement)

AAO Exam-CT 5- English (Phrase Replacement)

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AAO Exam-CT 5: English (Phrase Replacement)

1. Which of the phrases given in the options should replace the word/phrase that is underlined in the sentence to make it grammatically correct? if the sentence is correct as it is given and no correction is required, select 'No correction required' as the answer.

India should not go out America's verbal assurances unless they are backed up by deeds.

  • go by America's verbal assurances
  • go into America verbal assurances
  • go down America's verbal assurances
  • going out America's verbal assurances 
  • No correction required

2. Which of the phrases given in the options should replace the word/phrase that is underlined in the sentence to make it grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is given and no correction is required, select ‘No correction required’ as the answer.

The revised list of the world's endangered plants and animals was released at the start of the world's leading conservation congress which is taking place in the French city of Marseille.

  • that is taking place at
  • which is taking place inside
  • which is taking place at
  • that is taking place in
  • No correction required

3. Directions: Which of the phrases given below the sentence should replace the word/phrase given below in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is given and no correction is required, mark 'No correction required as the answer.

The episode is opportunity for those seeking to built a viable alternatives to the Dravidian parties to look beyond the film industry.

  • opportunity for those seeking to build a viable alternative to the Dravidian parties
  • opportunity for those seeking to build a viable alternatives to the Dravidian parties
  • an opportunity for those seeking to built a viable alternative to the Dravidian parties
  • an opportunity for those seeking to build a viable alternative to the Dravidian parties
  • No improvement

4. In the following sentence, a part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part, which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, choose the alternative that indicates 'No improvement'. You couldn't fit a piece of paper in the storage room now—all those boxes are stacked in there cheek with jowl.

  • their cheek by jowl.
  • there cheek with jowling.
  • there cheek by jowl.
  • their cheek with jowl.
  • No improvement

5. In the following question, a sentence is given with an idiom or phrase highlighted in bold. Select the option given below that replaces the phrase or idiom in bold and mark that as your answer. Ignore punctuation errors, if any.

Shortly after announcing his candidacy, he received a letter containing defamatory statements about his platform.

  • a poison-pen letter
  • a dead letter
  • a bread and butter letter
  • an open letter
  • None of the above

6. In the following sentence, a part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part, which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, choose the alternative that indicates 'No improvement'.

The railway zones have been asked to provide three stoppages in the destination State other than the final stop, according to a declared rule.

A. According to an order issued

B. As the government has claimed

C. As per the instructions laid out

  • Both A and B
  • Both A and C
  • Only A
  • Only C
  • No improvement

7. In the following sentence, a part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part, which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, choose the alternative that indicates 'No improvement'.

They may claim that the information are needed to claim your windfall or special offer, maintain the status of your card or account, or verify details as part of regulatory procedures.

A. that they require the information so that it enables you

B. that the information is needed

C. that the information would come in need

  • Both A and B
  • Both B and C
  • Both A and C
  • Only B
  • All A, B and C

8. In the following question, two sentences are given with some underlined phrases which are correct. Phrases of sentence Il could replace phrases of the sentence I without altering the original meaning of the sentence. Select the option that has the correct pair/s of phrase replacement.

I. A coachman from a private carriage swears at him(A); a passerby, who has run across the road(B) and rubbed his shoulder against the horse’s(C) nose, looks at him furiously as he sweeps the snow(D) from his sleeve.

II. Last month, Bob, Zane was goose hunting in the field past the road(E) and killed a snow(F) goose.

  • C-F, B-D
  • A-E
  • B-E
  • A-F, C-F
  • B-F

9. In the following question, two sentences are given with some underlined phrases which are correct. Phrases of sentence Il could replace phrases of sentence I without altering the original meaning of the sentence. Select the option that has the correct pair/s of phrase replacement.

I. ‘What scoundrels they all are(A)!’ jokes the officer; ‘one would think they had all entered into(B) an agreement to jostle you or fall under(C) your horse.’

II.The minute they all set foot inside(D) the room Connie shut the door(E) and turned to her(F) with wide eyes.

  • A-E, B-E
  • C-F, B-F
  • A-F
  • B-D
  • A-D

10. In the following question, two sentences are given with some underlined phrases which are correct. Phrases of sentence Il could replace phrases of the sentence I without altering the original meaning of the sentence. Select the option that has the correct pair/s of phrase replacement.

I. But as he was departing(A), after negotiating his business, he noticed(B) that though one end of the moneylender’s mustache had come down(C) at his behest, the other end was still up(D).

II. Of course, there were two sides(E) to every story, but from what he had observed(F) that firsthand, she was right.

  • A-E
  • A-F, B-E
  • D-F
  • B-F
  • C-E, C-F

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