June 11, 2014

DEECET English Model Questions with Answers

1. We will discuss ...... that matter later. (Choose the right option to fill in the blank)
1) on 2) about 3) of 4) No word necessary
Explanation: Discuss is a transitive verb and therefore takes a direct object. We need not use any word after discuss. Generally some people use 'about' after discuss. It is wrong to use 'about' after discuss. But we can use about after the word discussion (noun).
Eg: We had a long discussion about the role of television in education.

2. I ...... that film last week.
(Choose the correct form of verb)
1) have seen 2) has seen 3) saw 4) seen
Explanation: If the activity or the fact is assigned to a definite time in the past, we have to use the simple form of the past tense. It is wrong to use present perfect tense.

3. The door bell ...... for the past ten minutes.
(Choose the correct form of verb)
1) is ringing
2) has been ringing
3) was ringing
4) had been ringing
Explanation: If we wish to indicate that the action or occurrence has been going on continuously or repeatedly over a period of time starting in the past and extending right upto the present, then we must use the progressive form of the perfect. (The door bell is ringing for the past ten minutes - Wrong).

4. We have breakfast at eight O' clock, ......
(Choose the right question tag)
1) have we? 2) haven't we?
3) don't we? 4) do we?
Explanation: The verb 'have' denoting something other than possession, it is represented in the tag by 'do'. It is wrong to use haven't we?

5. We shall go ...... train.
(Choose the correct option)
1) by 2) by the 3) on 4) in
Explanation: 'By' is used only when the name of the vehicle is used in general sense to denote the means of transport. We come, go, or travel 'by' bus/ train/ tram/ taxi/ car/ and by road/ by rail/ by air/ by sea. In this sense it is not preceded by an article.

6. The coffee smells .......
(Choose the correct option)
1) good 2) strong 3) 1 or 2 4) strongly
Explanation: An adjective not an adverb is to be used after verbs such as feel, sound, taste, smell to denote quality which is experienced by one of the physical senses. It is wrong to use 'strongly.'

7. Flour is made ...... wheat.
(Choose the right preposition)
1) from 2) with 3) of 4) in
Explanation: When one substance is changed into another so that a new substance is produced, we use 'from' but when the original material is not actually changed, but is merely formed into some object, then we use 'of'.
Eg: The table is made of wood.

8. Father comes ...... home at five O' clock.
(Choose the right option)
1) to 2) at 3) in 4) No word required
Explanation: After such verbs as come, go, arrive, get, send, take, bring where it indicates destination the word 'home' in an adverb and therefore no preposition is used before it. But if 'home' represents the place then it must be preceded by the preposition 'at'.
Eg: Mr. Smith is at home.

9. She needs ...... good advice about choosing a career. (Choose the right option)
1) a 2) some 3) any 4) the
Explanation: We do not use a/ an before uncountable nouns.
Eg: advice, information, traffic, patience. We normally use 'some' when we
talk about an indefinite quantity of something.

10. Ashok is ...... clever, but his brother is ...... stupid.
(Choose the right option)
1) rather - rather
2) fairly - rather
3) rather - fairly
4) fairly - also fairly
Explanation: Fairly, rather - both mean 'moderately'; but 'fairly' is used chiefly with
favourable adjectives and adverbs. Eg: good, well, nice etc. While 'rather' is used before 'unfavourable' adjectives and adverbs.
Eg: bad, ugly, late etc.

Answers:

1-4
2-3
3-2
4-3
5-1
6-3
7-1
8-4
9-2
10-2

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