# Recent questions tagged verbal-ability

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Consider the following sentences: The number of candidates who appear for the $\text{GATE}$ examination is staggering. A number of candidates from my class are appearing for the $\text{GATE}$ examination. The number of candidates who appear for the $\text{GATE}$ examination are staggering. A number of candidates ... $\text{(i) and (iii)}$ $\text{(ii) and (iii)}$ $\text{(ii) and (iv)}$
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The world is going through the worst pandemic in the past hundred years. The air travel industry is facing a crisis, as the resulting quarantine requirement for travelers led to weak demand. In relation to the first sentence above, what does the ... the first sentence Second sentence entirely contradicts the first sentence The two statements are unrelated States an effect of the first sentence
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Consider the following sentences: After his surgery, Raja hardly could walk. After his surgery, Raja could barely walk. After his surgery, Raja barely could walk. After his surgery, Raja could hardly walk. Which of the above sentences are grammatically $\text{CORRECT}$? $\text{(i) and (ii)}$ $\text{(i) and (iii)}$ $\text{(iii) and (iv)}$ $\text{(ii) and (iv)}$
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The increased consumption of leafy vegetables in the recent months is a clear indication that the people in the state have begun to lead a healthy lifestyle Which of the following can be logically inferred from the information presented in the above statement ... a diet with leafy vegetables The people in the state have increased awareness of healthy hazards causing by consumption of junk foods
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Oxpeckers and rhinos manifest a symbiotic relationship in the wild. The oxpeckers warn the rhinos about approaching poachers, thus possibly saving the lives of the rhinos. Oxpeckers also feed on the parasitic ticks found on rhinos. In the symbiotic relationship described above ... a food source, rhinos may be saved from the poachers Oxpeckers save the lives of poachers, rhinos save their own lives
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While I agree _____ his proposal this time, I do not often agree ______ him. to, with with, to with, with to, to
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The recent measures to improve the output would ______ the level of production to our satisfaction increase decrease speed equalise
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Select the word that fits the analogy: White: Whitening : : Light : _________ Lightning Lightening Lighting Enlightening
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In one of the greatest innings ever seen in $142$ years of Test history, Ben Stokes upped the tempo in a five-and-a-half hour long stay of $219$ balls including $11$ fours and $8$ sixes that saw him finish on a $135$ not out as England squared ... in the given passage, which one of the following meanings DOES NOT match? upped = increased squared = lost tempo = enthusiasm saw = resulted in
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Climate change and resilience deal with two aspects - reduction of sources of non-renewable energy resources and reducing vulnerability of climate change aspects. The terms mitigation' and adaptation' are used to refer to these aspects, respectively. Which ... deals with actions taken to reduce the use of fossil fuels. Adaptation deals with actions taken to combat green-house gas emissions
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He is known for his unscrupulous ways. He always sheds ________tears to deceive people. fox’s crocodile’s crocodile fox
Jofra Archer, the England fast bowler, is _______than accurate. more fast faster less fast more faster
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Select the word that fits the analogy: Build : Building :: Grow : ________ Grown Grew Growth Growed
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I do not think you know the case well enough to have opinions. Having said that, I agree with your other point. What does the phrase “having said that” mean in the given text? as opposed to what I have said despite what I have said in addition to what I have said contrary to what I have said
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Crowd funding deals with mobilisation of funds for a project from a large number of people, who would be willing to invest smaller amounts through web-based platforms in the project. Based on the above paragraph, which of the following is ... on web-based platforms Funds raised through coerced contributions on web-based platforms Funds raised through voluntary contributions on web-based platforms
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Once the team of analysis identify the problem, we ____ in a better position to comment on the issue. Which of the following choices CANNOT fill the given blank? will be were to be are going to be might be
A final examination is the ____ of a series of evaluations that a student has to go through culmination consultation desperation insinuation
Are there enough seats here? There are ____ people here than I expected many most least more
While teaching a creative writing class in India, I was surprised at receiving stories from the students that were all set in distant places: in the American West with cowboys and in Manhattan penthouses with clinking ice cubes. This was, till an eminent Caribbean ... India None of the students had written about ice cubes and cowboys Some of the students had written about ice cubes and cowboys
$X$ is an online media provider. By offering unlimited and exclusive online content at attractive prices for a loyalty membership, $X$ is almost forcing its customers towards its loyalty membership. If its royalty membership continues to grow at its current rate, ... cable television Cable television operators don't subscribe to $X's$ loyalty members The $X$ is cancelling accounts of non-members
John Thomas, an _________ writer, passed away in $2018$. imminent prominent eminent dominant
____I permitted him to leave, I wouldn’t have had any problem with him being absent, ____ I? Had, wouldn’t Have, would Had, would Have, wouldn’t
The minister avoided any mention of the issue of women’s reservation in the private sector. He was accused of ______ the issue. collaring skirting tying belting
Under a certain legal system, prisoners are allowed to make one statement. If their statements turns out to be true then they are hanged. If the statements turns to be false then they are shot. One prisoner made a statement and the judge had no option but to set ... of the following could be that statement? I did not commit the crime I committed the crime I will be shot You committed the crime
Congo was named by Europeans, Congo's dictator Mobuto later changed the name of the county and the river to Zaire with the objective of Africanising names of persons and spaces. However, the name Zaire was a Portuguese alteration of Nzadi O Nzere, a local ... to Africanise names was prevented by the Portuguese As a dictator Mobuto ordered the Portuguese to alter the name of the river to Zaire
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Wanted Temporary, Part-time persons for the post of Field Interviewer to conduct personal interviews to collect and collate economic data. Requirements: High-school pass, must be available for the Day, Evening and Saturday work. Transportation paid ... best inference from the above advertisement? Gender-discriminatory Xenophobic Not designed to make the post attractive Not gender-discriminatory
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Choose the grammatically INCORRECT sentence: They gave us the money back less the service charges of Three Hundred rupees. This country's expenditure is not less than that of Bangladesh. The committee initially asked for a funding of Fifty Lakh rupees, but later settled for a lesser sum. This country's expenditure on educational reforms is very less.
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Which one of the following options is the closest in meaning to the word given below? Mitigate Diminish Divulge Dedicate Denote
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Choose the most appropriate alternative from the options given below to complete the following sentence: Despite several ________ the mission succeeded in its attempt to resolve the conflict. attempts setbacks meetings delegations
Choose the most appropriate alternative from the options given below to complete the following sentence: Suresh's dog is the one ______ was hurt in stampede that which who whom
" The judge's standing in the legal; community, though shaken by false allegations of wrongdoing. remained ______ ." The word that best fills the blank in the above sentence is undiminished damaged illegal uncertain
"The dress ______ her so well that they all immediately _______ her on her appearance." The words that best fill the blanks in the above sentence are complemented, complemented complimented, complemented complimented, complimented complemented, complimented
"Her _____ should not be confused with miserliness; she is ever willing to assist those in need." The word that best fills the blank in the above sentence is cleanliness punctuality frugality greatness
"Going by the _____ that many hands make light work, the school ____ involved all the students in the task." The words that best fill the blanks in the above sentence are principle, principal principal, principle principle, principle principal, principal
"If you are looking for a history of India, or for an account of the rise and fall of the British Raj, or for the reason of the cleaving of the subcontinent into two mutually antagonistic parts and the effects this mutilation will have in the ... for the impartial recording of these matters." Which of the following is closest in meaning to 'cleaving' ? deteriorating arguing departing splitting
If you choose plan $P$, you will have to _________ plan $Q$, as these two are mutually ________. forgot, exclusive forget, inclusive accept, exhaustive adopt, intrusive
"Here, throughout the early $1820$s, Stuart continued to fight is losing battle to allow his sepoys to wear their caste-marks and their own choice of facial hair on parade, being again reprimanded by the commander-in-chief. His retort that 'A stronger instance ... sepoys to wear caste-marks. The commander-in-cheif was exempt from the Europeans prejudice that dictated how the sepoys were to dress.
Two very famous sportsmen Mark and Steve happened to be brothers and played for country $K$. Mark teased James, an opponent from country $E$, "There is no way you are good enough to play for your country." James replied, "Maybe not, but at least I am the ... known to play better than James. Steve was known to play better than Mark. James and Steve were good friends. James played better than steve.