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  • 1. 

    Directions: Choose the right phrase to complete each sentence correctly. Question:  We _________ to the beach if we had stayed in Florida.

    • A.

      Had gone

    • B.

      Went

    • C.

      Would have gone

    Correct Answer
    C. Would have gone
    Explanation
    The sentence is a conditional statement in the past unreal condition. It suggests that the speaker did not stay in Florida and therefore did not go to the beach. The correct phrase to complete the sentence is "would have gone," indicating that if they had stayed in Florida, they would have gone to the beach.

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    Directions: Choose the right phrase to complete each sentence correctly. Question: Geeta  ___________her grandmother to see the doctor if she had talked to her.

    • A.

      Will convince

    • B.

      Might have convinced

    • C.

      Could convince

    Correct Answer
    B. Might have convinced
    Explanation
    Geeta might have convinced her grandmother to see the doctor if she had talked to her. This suggests that Geeta had the potential or possibility to persuade her grandmother to go to the doctor, but it is uncertain whether she actually did so. The phrase "might have convinced" implies a hypothetical situation in which Geeta's actions could have had an impact on her grandmother's decision.

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  • 3. 

    Directions: Choose the right phrase to complete each sentence correctly. Questiona: If my mother __________ the breakfast, I would have been really happy.

    • A.

      Had made

    • B.

      Have made

    • C.

      Made

    Correct Answer
    B. Have made
    Explanation
    If my mother had made the breakfast, I would have been really happy. This sentence is in the past unreal conditional form, expressing a hypothetical situation in the past. The phrase "have made" is the correct choice because it is the past perfect tense, which is used to talk about an action that could have happened but did not actually happen.

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  • 4. 

    Directions: Choose the right phrase to complete each sentence correctly. Question: If you ________the volume down, the music would sound clearer.

    • A.

      Turn

    • B.

      Turns

    • C.

      Could turn

    Correct Answer
    C. Could turn
    Explanation
    The phrase "could turn" is the correct answer because it indicates a hypothetical situation in which the volume is lowered. The word "could" suggests that there is a possibility or potential for the action of turning the volume down to occur. This option aligns with the conditional nature of the sentence, where the result of turning the volume down would be clearer music.

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  • 5. 

    Directions: Choose the right phrase to complete each sentence correctly. Question: I __________to this restaurant if you ask me.

    • A.

      Wouldn’t go

    • B.

      Don’t go

    • C.

      Go not

    Correct Answer
    A. Wouldn’t go
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "wouldn't go" because it indicates a hypothetical situation or a condition that is unlikely to happen. The speaker is stating that they would not choose to go to this restaurant if asked.

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  • 6. 

    DIRECTIONS for questions 6 to 8: In each question given below, a word with its meaning and usage is given. Select as your answer, the word that is inappropriate as a replacement to the word in the main sentence. Question: Placid: His placid behaviour belied the emotional turmoil raging inside him.

    • A.

      Serene

    • B.

      Unruffled

    • C.

      Collocate

    • D.

      Calm

    Correct Answer
    C. Collocate
    Explanation
    The word "collocate" is inappropriate as a replacement for "placid" in the main sentence because "collocate" means to arrange or place side by side, and it does not convey the same meaning as "placid" which means calm or peaceful. The other options, serene, unruffled, and calm, all convey a similar meaning to "placid" and can be used as replacements in the main sentence.

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  • 7. 

    DIRECTIONS for questions 6 to 8: In each question given below, a word with its meaning and usage is given. Select as your answer, the word that is inappropriate as a replacement to the word in the main sentence. Question: Quagmire: He got sucked into the quagmire of underworld activities, only to meet this bloody death.

    • A.

      Quicksand

    • B.

      Marsh

    • C.

      Morass

    • D.

      Labyrinth

    Correct Answer
    D. Labyrinth
    Explanation
    The word "labyrinth" is inappropriate as a replacement for the word "quagmire" in the main sentence. While both words can imply a complex or confusing situation, "quagmire" specifically refers to a difficult or precarious situation, often involving moral or legal issues. "Labyrinth," on the other hand, typically refers to a complex maze or intricate structure. Therefore, "labyrinth" does not accurately convey the meaning and context of the original sentence.

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  • 8. 

    DIRECTIONS for questions 6 to 8: In each question given below, a word with its meaning and usage is given. Select as your answer, the word that is inappropriate as a replacement to the word in the main sentence. Question: Vestigial: Any skill can become vestigial if not used and improved upon regularly.

    • A.

      Redundant

    • B.

      Degenerated

    • C.

      Wasted

    • D.

      Atrophied

    Correct Answer
    A. Redundant
    Explanation
    The word "redundant" is inappropriate as a replacement for "vestigial" because "redundant" means unnecessary or superfluous, while "vestigial" refers to something that is no longer functional or useful but still remains. The other options - "degenerated," "wasted," and "atrophied" - all convey the idea of something that has deteriorated or become less effective due to lack of use or improvement, which is consistent with the meaning of "vestigial."

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  • 9. 

    DIRECTIONS for questions 9 to 10: Choose the word which is farthest in meaning from the capitalised word. Question: CHIMERA

    • A.

      Figment

    • B.

      Phantasmagoric

    • C.

      Aerial

    • D.

      Substantial

    Correct Answer
    D. Substantial
    Explanation
    The word "chimera" refers to something that is imaginary or unreal. The other three options - figment, phantasmagoric, and aerial - all relate to the concept of something being unreal or imaginary. However, "substantial" means real, tangible, or having a solid existence. Therefore, it is the word that is farthest in meaning from "chimera".

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  • 10. 

    DIRECTIONS for questions 9 to 10: Choose the word which is farthest in meaning from the capitalised word. Question: PARADIGM

    • A.

      Ideal

    • B.

      Prototype

    • C.

      Hackneyed

    • D.

      Archetype

    Correct Answer
    C. Hackneyed
    Explanation
    The word "paradigm" refers to a typical example or pattern, while the word "hackneyed" means something that is overused or clichéd. Therefore, "hackneyed" is the word that is farthest in meaning from "paradigm".

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