CAT Verbal Ability Test

Not every pearl that is found .................. .


Direction: Select the correct word or phrase to complete a grammatical and idiomatic sentence.

....................., Thomas Jefferson's love of music helped him win his bride.


Direction: Select the correct word or phrase to complete a grammatical and idiomatic sentence.

The raw material for speech is the air ............. in and out of the sub laryngeal organs.


Select the option that indicates the grammatically correct and appropriate sentence (s) in each case.

A. It is fit that Soren should think of joining some political party in order to further his so-called political career.

B. Try to understand that he needs some kind of political patronage to fight for his "cause".

C. Experience elsewhere shows that independents normally have a very tough going in their political career unless they happen to be exceptionally good at their work.

D. And by all means, we have to admit that probably he does not belong to that rare breed.


Select the option that indicates the grammatically correct and appropriate sentence (s) in each case.

A. In a sense, gene therapy is nothing fundamental new, but merely another way to deliver therapeutic substances to people's bodies.

B. Few of us think twice before swallowing aspirin for a headache or taking antibiotics to cure a bacterial infection.

C. These treatments dispense with helpful chemicals that our bodies cannot manufacture.

D. Many standard medical practices go a bit futher by prescribing enzymes or other functional protein products for individuals with specific genetic deficiencies.


Select the option that indicates the grammatically correct and appropriate sentence (s) in each case.

A. It is easy to take the case that Jack Welch is the greatest business leader of all times, towering above all.

B. He had revolutionized corporate thinking just like Henry Ford revolutionized manufacturing in the early years of the 20th century when he came out with the concept of assembly line production.

C. Strategic initiative, vision, manpower planning - after Welch, corporate philosophy has never been the same again.

D. At the same time, the world over, CEOs have never faced a bigger challenge to their authority than they do now.


Change the following indirect speech sentence to direct speech:

Mallaya asked if Branson's horse hand won a prize.


Change the following indirect speech sentence to direct speech:

She asked if she might open a new browser.


Choose the option that is correctly punctuated:


Direction: Select the correct word or phrase to complete a grammatical and idiomatic sentence.

There is still ............... hope of survival in his case.

































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