Sentence Corrections Set – 16

Directions: Which of the phrases A, B, C, and D given below each statement should replace the phrase printed in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is given, mark E as the answer

Q1. According to traders, participants are upbeat on the Reserve Bank’s monetary policy meet tomorrow, which is expected to announce a rate cut.
A) are offbeat over
B) are beaten over
C) were upbeat about
D) were upbeaten at
E) No correction required.

Answer & Explanation

Option C
Explanation: 
upbeat – cheerful; optimistic.
upbeat about is used in most cases

Q2. Asian shares ticked up on Tuesday as investors looked to a barrage of economic data around the world to confirm recent signs the global economy is in the finest fettles with inflation staying well contained.
A) in the fine fettles
B) in fine fettle
C) on the fine fettles
D) at fine fettles
E) No correction required.

Answer & Explanation

Option B
Explanation: 
in fine fettle = very good health

Q3. When two inversely charged areas of matter are so close, lightning finds human beings and animals on herd at vast open area as good conductor
A) in herd at vast open area as good conduction
B) in herd on vast open areas so good as conductors
C)in herds in vast open areas as good conductors
D) among herds at vast open area as good as conductors
E) No correction required.

Answer

Option C

Q4. If you are in an open space, the best way to escape a lightning strike is to get on your knees and dropped your heads
A) your knees and drops your heads
B) your knees and drop your head
C) knees and heads down
D) your knee and drop your head
E) No correction required.

Answer

Option B

Q5. Despite Indian stock markets’ recent record-breaking run, India Inc is not without worry as it keenly awaits the RBI’s Monetary Policy Committee meeting on Wednesday
A) so it on keen
B) as it patiently
C) if it keenly
D) so as it keenly
E) No correction required.

Answer

Option E

Q6. US gasoline demand climbed last year’s highs and US inventories, notably on the East Coast, declined
A) climbed to
B) climbed onto
C) climbed at
D) climbed for
E) No correction required.

Answer

Option A

Q7. The picked-up  growth, which was visible towards end-of March quarter, lost some momentum towards the end of the June quarter due to destocking and uncertainty ahead of the Goods and Services tax
A) peeked
B) picked on
C) picked up
D) pick up in
E) No correction required.

Answer & Explanation

Option D
Explanation: 
pick up – to take hold of and lift up

Q8. My Boss Hits The Ceiling When I Told Him I’d Lost The Documents.
A) hitted the ceiling
B) hit on the ceiling
C) hit the ceiling
D) hits at the ceiling
E) No correction required.

Answer & Explanation

Option C
Explanation: 
hit the ceiling –  to get very angry.

Q9. All of those recent layoffs indicate that the company  in dire strait
A) in the dire strait
B) is in dire straits
C) is in a dire strait
D) in a dire straits
E) No correction required.

Answer & Explanation

Option B
Explanation: 
in dire straits – in a very serious, bad circumstance.

Q10. We Were Pinned And Needlled for Waiting To Hear If We Won The Contest.
A) pins and needles on
B) pin and needles on
C) on pins and needles
D) pin and needle
E) No correction required.

Answer & Explanation

Option C
Explanation:
on pins and needles –    in an agitated state of suspense.

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