English Quiz – New Type Errors – 23

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In each question, there are five sentences. Each sentence has a pair of words that are italicized and highlighted. From the italicized and highlighted words, select the most appropriate words (A or B) to form correct sentences. The sentences are followed by options that indicate the words, which may be selected to correctly complete the set of sentences. From the options given, choose the most appropriate one.

 

  1. Anita wore a beautiful broach(A)/brooch(B) on the lapel of her jacket.

If you want to complain about the amenities in your neighbourhood, please meet your councillor(A) / counsellor(B).

I would like your advice(A)/advise(B) on which job I should choose.

The last scene provided a climactic(A)/climatic(B) ending to the film.

Jeans that flair(A)/flare(B) at the bottom are in fashion these days.

(1) BABAA

(2) BABAB

(3) BAAAB

(4) ABABA

(5) BAABA

Answer

 

 

  1. The cake had lots of currents(A)/currants(B) and nuts in it.

If you engage in such exceptional(A)/exceptionable(B) behaviour, I will be forced to punish you.

He has the same capacity as an adult to consent(A)/assent(B) to surgical treatment.

The minister is obliged(A)/compelled(B) to report regularly to a parliamentary board.

His analysis of the situation is far too sanguine(A)/genuine(B).

(1) BBABA

(2) BBAAA

(3) BBBBA

(4) ABBAB

(5) BABAB

Answer

 

 

 

  1. She managed to bite back the ironic(A)/caustic(B) retort on the tip of her tongue.

He gave an impassioned and valid(A)/cogent(B) plea for judicial reform.

I am not adverse(A)/averse(B) to helping out. The coupe(A)/coup(B) broke away as the train climbed the hill.

They heard the bells peeling(A)/pealing(B) far and wide.

(1) BBABA

(2) BBBAB

(3) BAABB

(4) ABBAA

(5) BBBBA

Answer

 

 

  1. We were not successful in defusing(A)/diffusing(B) the Guru’s ideas.

The students baited(A)/bated(B) the instructor with irrelevant questions.

The hoard(A)/horde(B) rushed into the campus.

The prisoner’s interment(A)/internment(B) came to an end with his early release.

The hockey team could not deal with his unsociable(A)/unsocial(B) tendencies.

(1) BABBA

(2) BBABB

(3) BABAA

(4) ABBAB

(5) AABBA

Answer

 

 

In each question, there are four sentences. Each sentence has pairs of words/phrases that are italicized and highlighted. From the italicized and highlighted word(s)/phrase(s), select the most appropriate word(s)/phrase(s) to form correct sentences. Then, from the options given, choose the best one.

 

  1. The cricket council that was [A] / were [B] elected last March is [A] / are [B] at sixes and sevens over new rules.

The critics censored [a] / censured [B] the new movie because of its social inaccessibility.

Amit’s explanation for missing the meeting was credulous [A] / credible [B]

She coughed discreetly [A] / discretely [B] to announce her presence.

(1) BBAAA

(2) AAABA

(3) BBBBA

(4) AABBA

(5) BBBAA

Answer

 

  1. The further [A] / farther [B] he pushed himself, the more disillusioned he grew.

For the crowds it was more of a historical [A] / historic [B] event; for their leader, it was just another day.

The old man has a healthy distrust [A] / mistrust [B] for all new technology.

This film is based on a real [A] / true [B] story.

One suspects that the compliment [A] / complement [B] was backhanded

(1) BABAB

(2) ABBBA

(3) BAABA

(4) BBAAB

(5) ABABA

Answer

 

  1. Regrettably [A] / Regretfully [B] I have to decline your invitation.

I am drawn to the poetic, sensual [A] / sensuous [B] quality of her paintings.

He was besides [A] / beside [B] himself with rage when I told him what I had done.

After brushing against a stationary [A] / stationery [B] truck my car turned turtle.

As the water began to rise over [A] / above [B] the danger mark, the signs of an imminent flood were clear.

(1) BAABA

(2) BBBAB

(3) AAABA

(4) BBAAB

(5) BABAB

Answer

 

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