Top 104 CAT Grammar and Sentence Correction Questions With Solutions

Since 2009, CAT Grammar and sentence correction questions are not appearing in the CAT exam. But, practising these questions may help score well in MBA entrance exams other than CAT. A sentence will be given by underlining some parts of the sentence. Aspirants need to find out the error in the sentence and choose the right option to fit in the given sentence. Practice the following grammar and sentence correction questions from CAT's previous papers and detailed answers. One can solve these questions by taking them in a test format and also can be able to download all these questions in a PDF format with detailed answers. Click the link below to download the PDF CAT grammar and sentence correction questions.

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CAT 2008 Grammar and Sentence Correction questions

Instruction for set 1:

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 1

A. In 1849, a poor Bavarian imigrant named Levi Strauss

B. landed in San Francisco, California,

C. at the invitation of his brother-in-law David Stern

D. owner of dry goods business.

E. This dry goods business would later became known as Levi Strauss & Company.

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Instruction for set 1:

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 2

A. In response to the allegations and condemnation pouring in,

B. Nike implemented comprehensive changes in their labour policy.

C. Perhaps sensing the rising tide of global labour concerns,

D. from the public would become a prominent media issue,

E. Nike sought to be a industry leader in employee relations.

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Instruction for set 1:

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 3

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.

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Instruction for set 1:

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 4

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.

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CAT 2007 Grammar and Sentence Correction questions

Instruction for set 1:

DIRECTIONS for the following three questions:

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

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.

A. When I returned to home, I began to read

B. everything I could get my hand on about Israel.

C. That same year Israel’s Jewish Agency sent

D. a Shaliach a sort of recruiter to Minneapolis.

E. I became one of his most active devotees.

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Instruction for set 1:

DIRECTIONS for the following three questions:

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 2

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.

A. So once an economy is actually in recession,

B. The authorities can, in principle, move the economy

C. Out of slump - assuming hypothetically

D. That they know how to - by a temporary stimuli.

E. In the longer term, however, such policies have no affect on the overall behaviour of the economy.

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Instruction for set 1:

DIRECTIONS for the following three questions:

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 3

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.

A. It is sometimes told that democratic

B. government originated in the city-states

C. of ancient Greece. Democratic ideals have been handed to us from that time.

D. In truth, however, this is an unhelpful assertion.

E. The Greeks gave us the word, hence did not provide us with a model.

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CAT 2005 Grammar and Sentence Correction questions

Question 1

Some sentences are grammatically incorrect or inappropriate. Select the option that indicates the grammatically correct and appropriate sentence(s).

A. When virtuoso teams begin their work, individuals are in and group consensus is out.

B. As project progresses, however, the individual stars harness themselves to the product of the group.

C. Sooner or later, the members break through their own egocentrism and become a plurality with single-minded focus on the goal.

D. In short, they morph into a powerful team with a shared identity.

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Question 2

Some sentences are grammatically incorrect or inappropriate. Select the option that indicates the grammatically correct and appropriate sentence(s).

A. Large reductions in the ozone layer, which sits about 15-30 km above the Earth, take place each winter over the polar regions, especially the Antarctic, as low temperatures allow the formation of stratospheric clouds that assist chemical reactions breaking down ozone.

B. Industrial chemicals containing chlorine and bromine have been blamed for thinning the layer because they attack the ozone molecules, making them to break apart.

C. Many an offending chemicals have now been banned.

D. It will still take several decades before these substances have disappeared from the atmosphere.

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Question 3

Some sentences are grammatically incorrect or inappropriate. Select the option that indicates the grammatically correct and appropriate sentence(s).

A. The balance of power will shift to the East as China and India evolve.

B. Rarely the economic ascent of two still relatively poor nations has been watched with such a mixture of awe, opportunism, and trepidation.

C. Postwar era witnessed economic miracles in Japan and South Korea, but neither was populous enough to power worldwide growth or change the game in a complete spectrum of industries.

D. China and India, by contrast, possess the weight and dynamism to transform the 21st-century global economy.

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Question 4

Some sentences are grammatically incorrect or inappropriate. Select the option that indicates the grammatically correct and appropriate sentence(s).

A. People have good reason to care about the welfare of animals.

B. Ever since Enlightenment, their treatment has been seen as a measure of mankind's humanity.

C. It is no coincidence that William Wilberforce and Sir Thomas Foxwell Buxton, two leaders of the movement to abolish the slave trade, helped found the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in 1820s.

D. An increasing number of people go further: mankind has a duty not to cause pain to animals that have the capacity to suffer.

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CAT 2004 Grammar and Sentence Correction questions

Question 1

Identify the incorrect sentence or sentences

A. It was a tough situation and Manasi was taking pains to make it better.

B. Slowly her efforts gave fruit and things started improving.

C. Everyone complemented her for her good work.

D. She was very happy and thanked everyone

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Question 2

Identify the incorrect sentence or sentences

A. Harish told Raj to plead guilty.

B. Raj pleaded guilty of stealing money from the shop.

C. The court found Raj guilty of all the crimes he was charged with.

D. He was sentenced for three years in jail

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Question 3

Identify the incorrect sentence or sentences

A. Last Sunday, Archana had nothing to do.

B. After waking up, she lay on the bed thinking of what to do.

C. At 11 o'clock she took shower and got ready.

E. She spent most of the day shopping

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Question 4

Fill in the Blanks: Many people suggest _______ and still other would like to convince people not to buy pirated cassettes.

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Question 5

Fill in the Blanks: The ancient Egyptians believed ______ so that when these objects were magically reanimated through the correct rituals, they would be able to functions effectively.

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Question 6

Fill in the Blanks: Archaeologists believe that the pieces of red-ware pottery excavated recently near Bhavnagar and ______ shed light on a hitherto dark 600-year period in the Harappan history of Gujarat.

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CAT 2003 Grammar and Sentence Correction questions

Question 1

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

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Question 2

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

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Question 3

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

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Question 4

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

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Question 5

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

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CAT 2002 Grammar and Sentence Correction questions

Question 1

Choose the best way of writing the sentence.

A. The main problem with the notion of price discrimination is that it is not always a bad thing, but that it is the monopolist who has the power to decide who is charged what price.

B. The main problem with the notion of price discrimination is not that it is always a bad thing, it is the monopolist who has the power to decide who is charged what price.

C. The main problem with the notion of price discrimination is not that it is always a bad thing, but that it is the monopolist who has the power to decide who is charged what price.

D. The main problem with the notion of price discrimination is not it is always a bad thing, but that it is the monopolist who has the power to decide who is charged what price.

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Question 2

Choose the best way of writing the sentence.

A. A symbiotic relationship develops among the contractors, bureaucracy and the politicians, and by a large number of devices costs are artificially escalated and black money is generated by underhand deals.

B. A symbiotic relationship develops among contractors, bureaucracy and politicians, and costs are artificially escalated with a large number of devices and black money is generated through underhand deals.

C. A symbiotic relationship develops among contractors, bureaucracy and the politicians, and by a large number of devices costs are artificially escalated and black money is generated on underhand deals.

D. A symbiotic relationship develops among the contractors, bureaucracy and politicians, and by large number of devices costs are artificially escalated and black money is generated by underhand deals.

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Question 3

Choose the best way of writing the sentence.

A. The distinctive feature of tariffs and export subsidies is that they create difference of prices at which goods are traded on the world market and their price within a local market.

B. The distinctive feature of tarriffs and export subsidies is that they create a difference of prices at which goods are traded with the world market and their prices in the local market.

C. The distinctive feature of tariffs and export subsidies is that they create a difference between prices at which goods are traded on the world market and their prices within a local market.

D. The distinctive feature of tarriffs and export subsidies is that they create a difference across prices at which goods are traded with the world market and their prices within a local market.

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Question 4

Choose the best way of writing the sentence.

A. Any action of government to reduce the systemic risk inherent in financial markets will also reduce the risks that private operators perceive and thereby encourage excessive hedging.

B. Any action by government to reduce the systemic risk inherent in financial markets will also reduce the risks that private operators perceive and thereby encourage excessive gambling.

C. Any action by government to reduce the systemic risk inherent in financial markets will also reduce the risks that private operators perceive and thereby encourages excessive gambling.

D. Any action of government to reduce the systemic risk inherent in financial markets will also reduce the risks that private operators perceive and thereby encourages excessive gambling.

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CAT 1999 Grammar and Sentence Correction questions

Instruction for set 1:

In each of the following sentences, a part of the sentence is underlined. Beneath each sentence, four different ways of phrasing the underlined part are indicated. Choose the best alternative from among the four.

Question 1

It was us who had left before he arrived.

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In each of the following sentences, a part of the sentence is underlined. Beneath each sentence, four different ways of phrasing the underlined part are indicated. Choose the best alternative from among the four.

Question 2

The MP rose up to say that, in her opinion, she thought the Women's Reservation Bill should be passed on unanimously.

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Instruction for set 1:

In each of the following sentences, a part of the sentence is underlined. Beneath each sentence, four different ways of phrasing the underlined part are indicated. Choose the best alternative from among the four.

Question 3

Mr. Pillai, the president of the union and who is also a member of the community group, will be in charge of the negotiations.

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Instruction for set 1:

In each of the following sentences, a part of the sentence is underlined. Beneath each sentence, four different ways of phrasing the underlined part are indicated. Choose the best alternative from among the four.

Question 4

Since the advent of cable television, at the beginning of this decade, the entertainment industry took a giant stride forward in our country.

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Instruction for set 1:

In each of the following sentences, a part of the sentence is underlined. Beneath each sentence, four different ways of phrasing the underlined part are indicated. Choose the best alternative from among the four.

Question 5

His mother made great sacrifices to educate him, moving house on three occasions, and severing the thread on her loom's shuttle whenever Mencius neglected his lessons to make him understand the need to persevere.

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Instruction for set 1:

In each of the following sentences, a part of the sentence is underlined. Beneath each sentence, four different ways of phrasing the underlined part are indicated. Choose the best alternative from among the four.

Question 6

If you are on a three-month software design project and, in two weeks, you've put together a programme that solves part of the problem, show it to your boss without delay.

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Instruction for set 1:

In each of the following sentences, a part of the sentence is underlined. Beneath each sentence, four different ways of phrasing the underlined part are indicated. Choose the best alternative from among the four.

Question 7

Many of these environmentalists proclaim to save nothing less than the planet itself.

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Instruction for set 1:

In each of the following sentences, a part of the sentence is underlined. Beneath each sentence, four different ways of phrasing the underlined part are indicated. Choose the best alternative from among the four.

Question 8

Bacon believes that the medical profession should be permitted to ease and quicken death where the end would otherwise only delay for a few days and at the cost of great pain.

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CAT 1998 Grammar and Sentence Correction questions

Question 1

Select the option that best replaces the phrase in quotes. British Airspace has been 'focusing on building European links'.

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Question 2

Select the option that best replaces the phrase in quotes. The appetite of banks for funds was lost under the onslaught of the slowdown, corporates refused to borrow even as 'bank deposits flourished'.

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Question 3

Select the option that best replaces the phrase in quotes. The 8th-century revival of Byzantine learning is 'an inexplicable phenomenon', and its economic and military precursors have yet to be discovered.

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Question 4

Select the option that best replaces the phrase in quotes. The management can still hire freely but 'cannot scold freely'.

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Question 5

Select the option that best replaces the phrase in quotes. 

Many people mistake familiarity for a vulgar style, and suppose that to write without affectation 'is to write at random speed'.

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Question 6

Fill in the blanks: To a greater or lesser degree all the civilized countries of the world are made up of a small class of rulers ___ and of a large class of subjects ___.

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Question 7

Fill in the blanks: As a step towards protesting against the spiralling prices, the farmers have decided to stage a picket in an effort to ___.

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Question 8

Fill in the blanks: Science is a sort of news agency comparable ___ to other news agencies.

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Question 9

Fill in the blanks: Everyone will admit that swindling one's fellow beings is a necessary practice; upon it is based the really sound commercial success formula — ___.

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CAT 1997 Grammar and Sentence Correction questions

Question 1

Fill in the Blanks: Taking risks, breaking the rules, and being a maverick have always been important for companies, but, today, they are ___.

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Question 2

Fill in the Blanks: Education is central because electronic networks and software-driven technologies are beginning to ___ the economic barriers between nations.

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Question 3

An act of justice closes the book on a misdeed; an act of vengeance ___.

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Question 4

This is about ___ a sociological analysis can penetrate.

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Question 5

I am always the first to admit that I have not accomplished anything that I ___ achieve five years ago.

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Question 6

This is not the first time that the management has done some ___.

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Question 7

In India the talent is prodigious, and it increases ___.

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Question 8

Fill in the Blanks: The present constitution will see ___ amendments but its basic structure will survive.

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Instruction for set 2: From the choices given, you are required to choose the one, which would best replace the phrase in quotes.

Question 9

This government has given subsidies to the Navratnas but there is no telling 'whether the subsequent one will do'.

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Instruction for set 2: From the choices given, you are required to choose the one, which would best replace the phrase in quotes.

Question 10

Rahul Bajaj has done a great job of taking the company to its present status, but it is time that he 'let go off the reins'.

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Instruction for set 2: From the choices given, you are required to choose the one, which would best replace the phrase in quotes.

Question 11

With the pick up in the standard of education, expensive private schools have 'started blooming up in every corner of the country'.

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Instruction for set 2: From the choices given, you are required to choose the one, which would best replace the phrase in quotes.

Question 12

'It is important that' whatever else happens, these two factors should not be messed around with.

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Instruction for set 2: From the choices given, you are required to choose the one, which would best replace the phrase in quotes.

Question 13

'It must be noticed' that under no circumstance should the company go in for diversification.

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CAT 1996 Grammar and Sentence Correction questions

Instruction for set 1:

Directions: In each of the following questions, a part of the paragraph or sentences has been underlined:From the choices given to you, you are required to choose the one which would best replace the underlined part.

Question 1

The Romanians may be restive under Soviet direction but they are tied to Moscow by ideological and military links.

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Directions: In each of the following questions, a part of the paragraph or sentences has been underlined:From the choices given to you, you are required to choose the one which would best replace the underlined part.

Question 2

In a penetrating study, CBS-TV focuses on these people without hope, whose bodies are cared for by welfare aid, but whose spirit is often neglected by a disinterested society.

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Instruction for set 1:

Directions: In each of the following questions, a part of the paragraph or sentences has been underlined:From the choices given to you, you are required to choose the one which would best replace the underlined part.

Question 3

Contemplating whether to exist with an insatiable romantic temperament, he was the author and largely the subject of a number of memorable novels.

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Directions: In each of the following questions, a part of the paragraph or sentences has been underlined:From the choices given to you, you are required to choose the one which would best replace the underlined part.

Question 4

How many times have I asked myself: when is the world going to start to make sense? There is a monster out there, and it is rushing towards me over the uneven ground of consciousness.

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Directions: In each of the following questions, a part of the paragraph or sentences has been underlined:From the choices given to you, you are required to choose the one which would best replace the underlined part.

Question 5

In Martin Amis' new novel, the narrator is trapped and hurtling towards a terrible secret, its resolution and the dreadful revelations it brings, ally to give an excruciating vision of guilt.

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Directions: In each of the following questions, a part of the paragraph or sentences has been underlined:From the choices given to you, you are required to choose the one which would best replace the underlined part.

Question 6

Victory is everything in the Indian universe and Tendulkar will be expected to translate his genius to that effect. To contemplate any other option is to contemplate the risk of failure.

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CAT 1991 Grammar and Sentence Correction questions

Question 1

Choose the statement that expresses the idea most correctly.

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Question 2

Choose the statement that expresses the idea most correctly.

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Question 3

Choose the statement that expresses the idea most correctly.

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Question 4

Choose the statement that expresses the idea most correctly.

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Question 5

Choose the statement that expresses the idea most correctly.

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Question 6

Choose the statement that expresses the idea most correctly.

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Question 7

Choose the statement that expresses the idea most correctly.

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Question 8

Choose the statement that expresses the idea most correctly.

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Question 9

Choose the statement that expresses the idea most correctly.

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Question 10

Choose the statement that expresses the idea most correctly.

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Question 11

Choose the statement that expresses the idea most correctly.

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Question 12

Choose the option which contains a mistake.

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Question 13

Choose the option which contains a mistake.

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Question 14

Choose the option which contains a mistake.

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Question 15

Choose the option which contains a mistake.

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Question 16

Choose the option which contains a mistake.

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Question 17

Choose the option which contains a mistake.

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Question 18

Choose the option which contains a mistake.

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Question 19

Choose the option which contains a mistake.

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Question 20

Choose the option which contains a mistake.

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Question 21

Choose the option which contains a mistake.

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Question 22

Choose the option which contains a mistake.

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CAT 1990 Grammar and Sentence Correction questions

Question 1

Which amongst the four alternatives given below, is the most concise and clear?

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Question 2

Which amongst the four alternatives given below, is the most concise and clear?

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Question 3

Which amongst the four alternatives given below, is the most concise and clear?

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Question 4

Which amongst the four alternatives given below, is the most concise and clear?

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Question 5

Which amongst the four alternatives given below, is the most concise and clear?

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Question 6

Which amongst the four alternatives given below, is the most concise and clear?

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Question 7

Which of the following four sentence is grammatically correct?

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Question 8

Which of the following four sentence is grammatically correct?

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Question 9

Which of the following four sentence is grammatically correct?

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Question 10

Which of the following four sentence is grammatically correct?

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Question 11

Which of the following four sentence is grammatically correct?

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Question 12

Which of the following four sentence is grammatically correct?

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Question 13

Which of the following four sentence is grammatically correct?

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Question 14

Which of the following four sentence is grammatically correct?

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Question 15

Which of the following four sentence is grammatically correct?

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Question 16

Which of the following four sentence is grammatically correct?

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Question 17

Which amongst the four alternatives given below, is the most concise and clear?

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Question 18

Which amongst the four alternatives given below, is the most concise and clear?

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Question 19

Which amongst the four alternatives given below, is the most concise and clear?

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Question 20

Which amongst the four alternatives given below, is the most concise and clear?

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