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SNAP Exam | CAT Verbal Questions: Grammar Questions

Grammar Questions – In the previous few years, CAT test has moved away from asking direct questions about grammar and usage. On the off chance that you run over a simple language structure question, yet you do not know about fathoming it, at that point, you would discard valuable marks. A solitary mark can have an immense effect when clearing cut-offs. In this way, you would prefer not to emerge from a test lobby, leaving straightforward English grammar questions unanswered. 

Most of the test clinchers have all their essential ideas covered, including grammar questions. Additionally, Grammar is not only a point that will assist you in boosting your score. Language is the premise of all verbal and non-verbal correspondence. Having a decent base in grammar will help you in your GD-PIs and Essay Writing also. Because of that, some concepts are mentioned below that could be asked in one or more ways in CAT, SNAP, IIFT, CET, and other management exams. More than CAT the frequency of grammar questions segment is high in NMAT, SNAP, IIFT, and other management entrance exams. Approximately 3-5 questions in XAT, 4-9 questions in IIFT and NMAT, 7-9 questions in SNAP which comprises of basic level questions from Grammar and Vocabulary asked frequently each year.










CAT Questions & other MBA entrance exams | CAT Verbal Questions: Grammar Questions

Below you will find certain Grammar questions and answers for your understanding:


Directions for Questions: In each question, there are five sentences or parts of sentences that form a paragraph. Identify the sentence(s) or part(s) of sentence(s) that is/are correct in terms of grammar and usage. Then, choose the most appropriate option.

Q 1.
A. When I returned to home, I began to read
B. everything, I could get my hand on about Israel.
C. That same year Israel’s Jewish Agency sent
D. a Shaliach a sort of recruiter to Minneapolis.
E. I became one of his most active devotees.
(1) C & E   (2) C only   (3) E only   (4) B, C & E   (5) C, D & E                                                                                          [SNAP 2020]
1. Answer:
Option 1) C & E
In (A) ‘to’ is redundant.
In (B) ‘hands on about Israel’.
In (D) a Shaliach, a sort of recruiter to Minneapolis.


Which of the following is a grammatically CORRECT sentence?
A. You had better told her everything, or else you will lose a friend.
B. You had better told her everything, or else you would lose a friend.
C. You had better tell her everything, or else you will lose a friend.
D. You better had tell her everything, or else you will lose a friend.
E. You better had tell her everything, or else you would lose a friend.                                                                                 [XAT 2020]


Option C.
Q 3.
A. So once an economy is actually in a recession,
B. the authorities can, in principle, move the economy
C. out of slump – assuming hypothetically
D. that they know how to – by a temporary stimulus.
E. In the longer term, however, such polices have no effect on the overall behaviour of the economy.
1) A, B & E   (2) B, C & E   (3) C & D   (4) E only   (5) B only                                                                                               [XAT 2019]
Option 5) B only
In (A) ‘into’ should be used in place of ‘in’
In (C) the article is missing before the word ‘slump’ In (D) the singular form ‘stimulus’ should be used in place of ‘stimuli’
In (E) ‘effect’ should be used in place of ‘affect’


A sentence is divided into four parts. Choose the part that is/are grammatically incorrect.
What went wrong the last time holds valuable lessons for getting it right this time.
A) getting it right
B) valuable lessons for
C) what went wrong
D) the last time
E) No error                                                                                                                                                                           [CET 2018]
Option D
last time round’ is an idiom which means occurring just before the present.

LIST of Concepts in CAT Verbal: Grammar Questions

We have found out about the eight grammatical features in our school days. On the off chance that you review, these grammatical features structure are the building blocks of English grammar. Such questions may highlight the type of mistake identification, sentence rectification, fill in the spaces, and word use. At the end of the day, the language structure area holds significant importance in the CAT verbal ability. The Grammar Knowledge would help in verbal ability and reading comprehension to comprehend and structure things significantly. 

The most intriguing thing about words is that they can be of more than one type depending upon their usage. To be specific, the eight grammatical forms are: 

  1. Verb
  2. Noun
  3. Prepositions
  4. Adjectives
  5. Adverbs 
  6. Conjunctions
  7. Pronoun
  8. Interjections 

Presently, we should perceive what these eight grammatical forms are and how significant they are for the SNAP, NMAT, IIFT, and other management entrance exam Grammar segment: 

Anyway, what must be the most important part of speech? Something without which a sentence cannot exist. Truly, it is the ‘doing word’- VERB. 


  1. He missed the test. (Here, ‘missed’ depicts the activity.)
  2. The student rests. (In this, ‘rests’ communicates the state.)
  3. She is going to England.

Further, there are three essential kinds of action word transitive, intransitive, and helping verbs. In the above model 1, ‘missed’ is a transitive word while in model 2, ‘rest’ is an intransitive action word. In any case, what is the action word in model 3? Indeed, ‘is’ is a helping action word while ‘going’ is the primary (activity) action word.
Another uncommon thing about action words is that they can take an inferred subject without really expressing it.
For example, “Move!”, “Stop!”
Placing in different manners, action words structure a fundamental piece of our life.
Presently, we should discuss the second most significant grammatical form. What do you think offers personality to things, places, and individuals? As you would figure, it is the ‘naming word’- NOUN. The least difficult grammatical feature, things are urgent to recognizing comparative or distinctive sort of things. For the most part, things are of the accompanying sorts:

  1. Proper Nouns: These allude to the names of people, things, places, and so on for example Jennifer Lawrence, Italy, Pepsi, and so forth.
  2. Common Nouns: These indicate the nonexclusive names of spots, things, individuals, and so forth for example Television arrangement, vehicle, understudy, and so forth.
  3. Abstract Nouns: As the name proposes, these allude to the names of unique things like emotions, characteristics, or state. For example, satisfaction, astuteness, adolescence, and so on.
  4. Collective Nouns: A gathering of things, creatures, or individuals is spoken to by aggregate things. For example, swarm, group, crowd, and so forth.
  5. Countable Nouns: As the name states, countable things are the names of things or animals that can be tallied. For example, book, cat, sibling, and so forth.
  6. Uncountable Nouns: rather than the countable things, uncountable things allude to the names of things we cannot check. For example, oil, milk, sugar, and so forth.

As you would know, things demonstrate the subject and object of the sentence. As such, they upgrade the explicitness in the sentence.
Anyway, what could be the third most significant grammatical form? We regularly need to know the association or connection between things or people. Here comes the part of PREPOSITIONS. Relational words are commonly positioned before a thing or pronoun to show the connection of someone or something as for something different.
For example, she is enamored with Hollywood films. (Here, ‘of’ is a relational word)
Presently, you should be pondering about the course of action of relational words in a sentence. Indeed, the relational words are grouped into three sorts dependent on the way they are set in the sentence. These are:

  • Simple Prepositions: These are little words utilized in basic sentences. For example, Diana is not going with Steve. Other such basic relational words are: At, by, for, in, from, into, of, off, on, out, finished, though, till, to, up, upon, under, down, and so on.
  • Compound Prepositions: These words are utilized before the thing, adverb, and descriptor. As the name states, they associate two things, pronouns, or expressions. For example, I will reach there before he leaves. Other compound relational words are about, in the midst of, over, inside, among, adjacent to, among, past, above, along, inside, between, around, behind, underneath, and so forth.
  • Phrase Prepositions/Prepositional Phrase: As the name says, a gathering of words structure an expression relational word. All in all, an expression capacity as a relational word. For example, He is prevailing by methods for determination. Other expression relational words are as indicated by, for, by, concerning, despite, due to, away from, and so on.
  • Participle Preposition: As you would figure, here action word + ‘ing/ed/en’ type of words work as relational words. For example, my venture work is yet forthcoming. Other such relational words are regarded, excepting, considering, during, following, including, given, concerning, gave, and so on
    Thus, as you would have seen at this point, relational words express the relations like a spot, time, way, cause, contrast, intention, and so forth
    Going to the following grammatical feature, what sort of words do you use to portray or separate specific things or individuals? All things considered; indeed, they are called ADJECTIVES. Models:
    • Rahul is genuine (Here, ‘fair’ is a descriptive adjective.)
    • I ate a few (‘Some’ is a quantitative adjective.)
    • These mangoes are sharp. (‘These’ is a demonstrative adjective.)
    • What direction will we go? (‘Which’ is an interrogative adjective).
    • You are your (‘Own’ is a possessive adjective).

In the above models, various types of adjectives are utilized. Aside from the above kinds, descriptors are additionally utilized for different levels of correlation. Models:

    • XAT is difficult. (Positive degree).
    • XAT is more difficult than CAT. (Comparative degree–examination of two things).
    • CAT is the most difficult MBA selection test. (Superlative degree– comparison of multiple things)

Much the same as adjectives, the ADVERBS are likewise the describing words. They change action words, descriptors, and other adverbs. Be that as it may, what is the fundamental contrast between an adjective and an adverb? If you notice, you will see that the adjectives answer-‘what kind’, ‘which’ and ‘the number of’, while the adverbs answer-‘when’, ‘where’, ‘how’, and ‘how much’. Examples:

    • Luke in the past lived here. (Adverb of time).
    • He frequently commits errors in language. (Adverb of recurrence).
    • The pony jogged (Adverb of spot).
    • Anisha is buckling down for CAT. (Adverb of way).
    • Riya is fully (Adverb of degree/amount).
    • Where is Tina? (Interrogative Adverb).
    • He, hence, left the school. (Adverb of reason).
    • This is the motivation behind why I left. (Relative Adverb)

The above models represent different kinds of adverbs. Presently, much the same as adjectives, a few qualifiers additionally have levels of examination. For example, quick, quicker, quickest.
Proceeding onward to the following grammatical feature, you should be thinking about what are the words that combine sentences or words? Indeed, these are called CONJUNCTIONS. Models:
The above models represent different kinds of adverbs. Presently, much the same as adjectives, a few qualifiers additionally have levels of examination. For example, quick, quicker, quickest.
Proceeding onward to the following grammatical feature, you should be thinking about what are the words that combine sentences or words? Indeed, these are called CONJUNCTIONS. Models:

  1. Mark and Chris are acceptable entertainers.
  2. Possibly he is frantic, or he fakes franticness.
  3. He is moderate; however, he is certain.
  4. Make roughage while the sun sparkles.
  5. She is taller than me.

As should be obvious, various types of conjunctions are utilized in the above models. In any case, how would they vary? All things considered, on the off chance that you see models 1, 2, and 3, the conjunctions are joining two explanations of equivalent position. These are called organizing conjunctions. An uncommon kind of this is utilized in model 2; such pair of words (by the same token. or on the other hand, so. as, and so forth) are known as correlative conjunctions. Then again, models 4 and 5 show subjecting conjunctions. If you notice cautiously, sentences 4 and 5 contain a needy and a free provision.
Further, the motivation behind subjecting conjunctions is to pass on schedule, cause, reason, condition, correlation, and so forth
Presently, what might go about as a swap for things? As you would figure, these words are called PRONOUNS. Pronouns are an approach to stay away from the redundancy of things. Models:

  1. They are youthful. (Personal pronoun)
  2. What was that clamor? (Demonstrative pronoun)
  3. One must not flaunt one’s prosperity. (Indefinite pronoun)
  4. I have discovered the pen which I had lost. (Relative pronoun)
  5. The sack is theirs. (Possessive pronoun)
  6. The pony hurt itself. (Reflexive pronoun)

The above examples outline various types of pronouns. Pronouns assume an extraordinary part in our lives and eliminate the repetitive usage of nouns.
Going to the last part of the speech, we should discuss the words that express abrupt sentiments and feelings. These are called INTERJECTIONS. As you would see, contributions are not linguistically identified with different words in the sentence. For example, Gracious! I got such a trepidation. Other such words are hurrah, tsk-tsk, quiet, bravo, and so on They are likewise utilized as a gathering of words like Well done, Good charitable, and so on At the end of the day, you can remember them effectively by the power of feeling they pass on.
Presently, you know about all the grammatical features. Do rehearse language questions as often as could be expected under the circumstances. Sentence structure is the second most significant part of Verbal ability after the RC area. For sure, it is scoring and simpler also. You should simply experience a few basics and equipped yourself with certain principles.

Preparation Phase for Grammar Questions:

Level 1:

In level 1 preparation, start understanding the concepts and try to utilize the concepts in some past year management exam papers like NMAT, SNAP, CAT, etc. to have a hang of it. It will help move forward in the preparation. Use MBAP CAT E-book (Concept theory) study material for practice.

Level 2:

In the second level, try utilizing the concepts in some previous year CAT paper also. CAT does not ask the Grammar questions directly however the aspirant can see the understanding of the concepts used in Grammar will help him/ her will help in the verbal ability section of the exam. Watch MBAP live lecture Recording (Basic) for understanding the concepts. You can also find some examples in MBAP Previous year CAT question paper.

Level 3:

In Level 3, start revising the concepts as much as you can and understand the application of it which will help in the grammar section of any management entrance exam and try practice more tough questions from the segment through sectional tests, apply your concepts in an online full-length mock test and analyze it. Refer Grammar questions from MBAP CAT E-book (Practice questions).

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