English Grammar for CAT – Solved Questions Set 2 (Download PDF)

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English grammar for CAT Set 2 PDF - Practice questions for CAT
English grammar for CAT Set 2 PDF - Practice questions for CAT

This is the Second Set of English Grammar for CAT PDF. The English grammar practice tests will help you to solve grammar questions of Verbal Ability section of CAT.

English Grammar is a very important topic for all MBA exams like CAT, XAT, IIFT, SNAP, TISS, NMAT and CMAT. This grammar questions of CAT will helpful in solving Para Jumbles and Odd one out questions.

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Questions from Previous CAT Papers on English Grammar:

In each question, there are five sentences or parts of 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. Then, choose the most appropriate option.

 

Question 1

[CAT 2008]

A. Charges and countercharges mean nothing
B. to the few million who have lost their home.
C. The nightmare is far from over, for the government
D. is still unable to reach hundreds who are marooned.
E. The death count have just begun.

  1. a) A only
  2. b) C only
  3. c) A and C
  4. d) A, C & D
  5. e) D only

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Question 2

[CAT 2008]

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.

 

  1. a) A only
  2. b) A & B
  3. c) A & E
  4. d) D only
  5. e) A & D

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Question 3

[CAT 2003]

Choose the option that conforms most closely to Standard English usage.

a) The running of large businesses consist of getting somebody to make something that somebody else sold to somebody else for more than its cost.
b) The running of a large business consists of getting somebody to make something that somebody else will sell to somebody else for more than it costs.
c) The running of a large business consists of getting somebody to sell something that somebody else made for more than it cost.
d) The running of large businesses consist of getting somebody to make something else that somebody else will sell to somebody else for more than it costs.
e) None of the above

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Question 4

[CAT 2003]

Choose the option that conforms most closely to Standard English usage.

a) From the sixteenth century onwards, people started feeling disdainful and self-conscious about their body and its products that led to a heightened focus on emotional and bodily regulations.
b) The heightened focus on controlling the body and emotions comes from disdain and selfconsciousness about the body and its products, found in the sixteenth century.
c) From the sixteenth century onwards, a growing disdain for and self-consciousness about the body and its products took hold, leading to a heightened focus on emotional and bodily regulation.
d) The heightened focus on emotional and bodily regulations started from the sixteenth century onwards, when people felt disdain and self-consciousness about the body and its products.

 

Question 5

[CAT 2003]

Choose the option that conforms most closely to Standard English usage.

a) We are forced to fall back on fatalism as an explanation of irrational events.
b) We are forced to falling back on the fatalism as an explanation of irrational events.
c) We are forced to fall back on fatalism as explanations of irrational events.

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Answers and Explanations:

 

Question 1: Option (d)

Statements A,C and D are correct. Statement B should be ‘who have lost their homes’.
Statement E should be ‘The death count has just begun’.

So, the answer is option d).

 

Question 2: Option (e)

 

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’.

 

 

Question 3: Option (b)

d) We are forced to fall back to fatalism as an explanation of irrational events.

Option a and d are gramatically incorrect as “The running of large business” is singular and hence should be followed by “consists.” Option c doesn’t make any sense as it is contextually incorrect. Option b is the most appropriate.

 

Question 4: Option (c)

 

Option a is incorrect as the usage of “feeling disdainful” is incorrect. Option d is also incorrect due to the usage of “felt disdain.” Option b is having a tense error as there is a present form used in the sentence.

 

Question 5: Option (a)

 

Option d is incorrect as “to fatalism” is incorrect, option b is incorrect as the usage of “falling back” is incorrect. Option c is incorrect as “falling back on fatalism” is singular and hence the correct usage should be “explanation” rather than “explanations.”

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