Competitive Exams: Grammar Sentence Correction (Practice-Test 7 of 10)

  1. Trying to keep her balance on the icy surface, the last competitor's ski-tip caught the pole and somersaulted into the soft snow.

    1. the last competitor's ski-tip caught the pole and somersaulted into the soft snow.

    2. the ski-tip of the last competitor caught the pole and somersaulted in the soft snow.

    3. the last competitor caught the pole with the tip of her ski, and somersaulted into the soft snow.

    4. the last competitor caught the pole with her ski-tip, which made her somersault into the soft snow.

  2. The temperature dropped suddenly last night, which will mean that the shoots emerging from the soil will be killed by the frost.

    1. which will mean that the shoots emerging from the soil will be killed by the frost.

    2. which will mean that the frost will kill the shoots emerging from the soil.

    3. and this will mean that the shoots emerging from the soil will be killed by the frost.

    4. and the resulting frost will kill the shoots that are emerging from the soil.

  3. The impostor eluded detection for so long because she conducted herself as though she were a licensed practitioner.

    1. as though she were a licensed practitioner.

    2. as though she was a licensed practitioner.

    3. like she was a licensed practitioner.

    4. like as if she was a licensed practitioner.

  4. Being abandoned by our friends is the cause of great sorrow for us.

    1. Being abandoned by our friends is the cause of great sorrow for us.

    2. Our being abandoned by our friends is the cause of great sorrow.

    3. Being abandoned by our friends, we feel great sorrow.

    4. Abandoned by our friends, sorrow is the result.

  5. Among the many reasons for his defeat in the election was his arrogant assumption that his constituents were incapable of understanding economic conditions, and his unwarranted attack on his chief opponent.

    1. was his arrogant assumption that his constituents were incapable of understanding economic conditions

    2. were his arrogant assumption that his constituents were incapable of understanding economic conditions

    3. were his arrogant assumptions that his constituents were incapable of understanding economical conditions

    4. were his arrogant assumption that his constituents would be incapable of understanding economics