Directions (Q.Nos. 1-2)   Each sentence below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

1. Water-borne diseases are the most .......... causes of infant deaths .......... the world.

rare, according

regular, at

related, across

common, throughout

large, around

2. If there is nothing to absorb the energy of sound waves, they travel on .........., but their intensity .......... as they travel further from their source.

everlasting, decreases

always, improves

forever, inclines

steadily, deflates

indefinitely, diminishes

Directions (Q. Nos.3-5)    Which of the phrases (1),(2),(3) and (4) given below should replace the phrase.

Given in bold in the following sentence to make it meaningful and grammatically correct. lf the sentence is meaningful and correct as it is and no correction is required, mark (5) as the answer.

3. House flies that hatch in summer live only about three weeks, but they who hatch during winter live longer than six months.

but those who

than those

than they who

but those that

No correction required

4. In the last 50 years, many people have changed their preference from cars to sports vehicles

their preference to

their preferencing from

there preference from

their preferring to

No correction required

5. Scientists have  suggested   that  once  in  eve   10 million year or so, a truly colossal object from space cuts on the atmosphere and slams into Earth.

cuts against the atmosphere

cuts the atmosphere

cuts through the atmosphere

cutting on the atmosphere

No correction required