Directions (1-5):Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below each sentence should re­ place the word/phrase in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct. If the sentence is correct as it is given and no correction is required, mark (5) as the answer.

1. Although business schools might be able to take a consensus on what they should teach. The proper question is whether what they teach qualifies students to manage.

arrive for a consensus

make a consensus

derive at a consensus

reach a consensus

No correction required


2. We will be going to Rome as soon as we can, but we are staying in London for some time being.

for being some time

as some time being

for the time being

as the time being

No correction required


3. All the hotels in the town have been placed outside bounds for the troops.

Out bounded

Within restraint

Out of bounds

Over the bounds

No correction required


4. The teacher asked the student for her political views, but she says that she preferred to hold aloof.

said to prefer

Saying she preferred

Says she is much preferred

Said that she preferred

No correction required.



5. Business schools are by attack as a result of the eco­nomic crisis.

Under attack

For attack

to be attacked

Over attacks

No correction required