Directions (16-20): In each question a sentence with two words/groups of words printed in bold type are given. One of them or both of them may have a certain error. You have to find out the correct word/group of words from among the four choices given below each sentence to replace the incorrect words.’ group of words and make the sentence grammatically correct and meaningful. If the sentence is correct as it is mark (e) ‘No correction required’ as your answer.

16. Many senior citizens are finding this difficult to affordable essential commodities today.

    • (a) it – afford
    • (b) much – afforded
    • (c) still – be affording
    • (d) their – afford
    • (e) No correction required

Ans: (a)

17. He has raised some pertinent issues they require a serious discussion.

    • (a) pertinence – requiring
    • (b) pertinent – which require
    • (c) pertaining – that requires
    • (d) pertinenty – will requires
    • (e) No correction required

Ans: (b)

18. In order to be compete today a company should innovative.

    • (a) competing – must
    • (b) competent – is
    • (c) competed – should have
    • (d) competitive – should be
    • (e) No correction required

Ans: (d)

19. While the company make great strides on the environmental front it has updated its H R practices.

    • (a) make – will update
    • (b) making – updating
    • (c) has made – yet update
    • (d) made – did not update
    • (e) No correction required

Ans: (d)

20. Corruption acted as a disincentive for investment and harm economic growth.

    • (a) actions – harmful
    • (b) actively – harm
    • (c) acts – harms
    • (d) will act – harming
    • (e) No correction required

Ans: (c)