Classical

English Grammar - Section 2

6:  

Despite being ill, he attended the classes.

A.

Despite of being ill, he attended the classes.

B.

Despite his illness, he attended the classes.

C.

Inspite of his being ill, he attended classes.

D.

The classes were attended by him inspite of being ill.

 
 

Option: B

Explanation :

Despite means in spite of. Despite of is a wrong usage. 'His' need not be used in choice (c), as the sentence is about one person. Choice (d) means that the classes were ill. Hence correct choice is (b).


7:  

That man is aggressive by nature is a hard fact of life and no one can deny it.

A.

That man is aggressive by nature is a hard fact of life which none can deny.

B.

That man is aggressive by nature is a hard fact of life and no one can deny it ..

C.

That man is aggressive by nature is a hard fact of life and not one can deny.

D.

That man is aggressive by nature is hard for anyone to deny.

 
 

Option: A

Explanation :

Choice (a) best restates the given sentence, though choice (b) is the repetition of the given statement. 'Not one can deny' in choice (c) and for anyone to deny' in choice (d) make them incorrect. Hence correct choiceis (a).


8:  

He is as old as 1.

A.

He is as old as me.

B.

He and I are equally old.

C.

He and I are equally older.

D.

Both he and I are of the same age.

 
 

Option: D

Explanation :

In this type of comparison, the pronouns are in subjective case 'Me', which is in objective case is wrongly used in choice (a). Equally is not used with 'old'. Of the same age is the correct expression. Hence correct choice is (d).


9:  

A man becomes wiser with age and experience.

A.

A man as he is aged and experienced becomes wiser.

B.

A man with age and experience becomes wiser.

C.

A man as he is aged and experienced becomes the wiser.

D.

With age and experience, a man becomes wiser.

 
 

Option: D

Explanation :

Choice (a) and (b) mean that the prerequisite for wisdom is age and experience, which is incorrect. Just by growing old and working for a long period, a person cannot improve his wisdom. 'The wiser' is used only when we compare wisdom with some other quality. Choice (d) is the correct restatement of the given one. Hence correct choice is (d).


10:  

Hazards of life cannot be negated but they can be quite effortlessly evaded.

A.

Hazards in life can be quite effortlessly evaded and completely nullified.

B.

Hazards of 1ilfe cannot be avoided but they can be made ineffective.

C.

To be made ineffective, hazards of life must be avoided.

D.

It may not be' possible to nullify the hazards oflife but they can quite easily be avoided.

 
 

Option: D

Explanation :

The given statement says that one cannot completely nullify the hazards oflife but they can be evaded quite easily. Choice (a) which states that hazards cannot be avoided is wrong (b) states that hazards can be made ineffective and hence this is also wrong (c) does not convey the meaning as stated and hence it too is incorrect. (d) correctly restates the idea and is out answer.




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