Monday, November 12, 2007

SC's Question number - 829 , 830

829). The speculative fever of the Roaring Twenties infected rich and poor alike; vast quantities of people were dangerously overextended, credit was absurdly easy to obtain, and most brokerage houses required only ten percent cash for stocks bought on "margin"

(A) rich and poor alike; vast quantities of people were dangerously over extended

(B) both rich and poor alike; large amounts of people dangerously over extended themselves

(C) rich and poor alike; great numbers of people were dangerously over extended

(D) both rich and poor alike; vast amounts of people dangerously over extended themselves

(E) both rich and poor; great quantities of people were dangerously over extended

830). The spraying of pesticides can be carefully planned, but accidents, weather conditions that could not be foreseen, and pilot errors often cause much larger deposits of spray than they had anticipated.

(A) weather conditions that could not be foreseen, and pilot errors often cause much larger deposits of spray than they had

(B) weather conditions that cannot be foreseen, and pilot errors often cause much larger deposits of spray than

(C) unforeseeable weather conditions, and pilot errors are the cause of much larger deposits of spray than they had

(D) weather conditions that are not foreseeable, and pilot errors often cause much larger deposits of spray than

(E) unforeseeable weather conditions, and pilot errors often cause much larger deposits of spray than they had


Answers:

829). OA - C

A - incorrect - use of vast is wrong - vast used with varieties/ differences

B, D - incorrect - use of amount wrong - amount is used with uncountable nouns

E - incorrect - changes the meaning - missing the word alike


830). OA - B

A,C,E - incorrect - ambiguous they

D - incorrect - foreseeable is an adjective and cannot be used as the object of a sentence


2 comments:

Peak said...

829)Manhattan SC says "numbers of" is a wrong usage...which is there in choice C....can u pls explain this further.

Prachi Pareekh said...

IMO great numbers of people is fine...
people -- countable noun ... so numbers is correct...