Directions for the following four questions: In each of the following questions there are sentences that form a paragraph. Identify the sentence(s) or part(s) of sentence(s) that is/are correct in terms of grammar and usage (including spelling, punctuation and logical consistency). Then, choose the most appropriate option.

Question 54

A. I did not know what to make of you.

B. Because you had lived in India, I associate you more with my parents than with me.

C. And yet you were unlike my cousins in Calcutta, who seem so innocent and obedient when I visited them.

D. You were not curious about me in the least.

E. Although you did make effort to meet me.

[CAT 2008]


Statements A and D have no errors. Statement B is wrong because it is in present tense whereas the passage as a whole is in the past tense. Similarly, C is wrong because of the use of present tense in the word 'seem'. The correct usage in this context is 'seemed'. In statement E, the article 'an' should precede the word 'effort'.

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