अंग्रेजी एक लिंगुआ फ्रेंका के साथ विभिन्न परीक्षाओं में सफलता का गोल्डन पासपोर्ट भी हैI आईये, हम भी अंग्रेजी के अपने ज्ञान को बढ़ायें–
Choose the closest meaning of the words given in the capital letters –
(A) alien (B) reversible (C) inflammable
(A) instant (B) continuous (C) restoration
(A) to hire (B) to tolerate (C) to coalesce, to merge
(A) injury (B) suspicion (C) distress
(A) irritable (B) deceptive (C) poisonous
(A) to annoy (B) to corrupt, to misdirect (C) to bewilder
(A) to confuse (B) to shift (C) to suffer
Answers: 1.C 2.B 3.C 4.B 5.A 6.B 7.A
Choose the word most nearly opposite to the words given in the capital letters –
(A) to depose (B) to devour (C) to declare
(A) to oblige (B) to enervate (C) to inform
(A) to attach (B) to defend (C) to resolve
(A) to confound (B) to neglect (C) to resemble
(A) modest (B) obstinate (C) occupant
(A) reality (B) insanity (C) stability
(A) compassionate (B) rustic (C) smooth
1.A 2.B 3.B 4.A 5.A 6.B 7.A
BASICS OF FLAWLESS WRITING
Writing makes a difficult literary genre. The reasons are obvious. In writing we require to strictly follow a host of rules that make the basics of effective and flawless writing. Here are given some basic secrets of flawless writing –
1. You must know what you want to say.
This is the most important ground rule of profession of writing. Before writing anything we must have in our mind its clear cut purpose.
2. Words make the world look different.
Using right words for what we want to say is an art. So be wise in choosing right words.
3. Use shorter sentences
Short sentences are easy to understand. They also provide clarity to communication and purpose. So always use shorter sentences.
4. Active voice gives direct meaning
With the use of active voice what we say is directly conveyed and without any ambiguity. This also brings about the brevity in writing. So always use active voice in writing.
5. Eliminate unnecessary words
Unnecessary words inflate the write-up with no addition to the content and communication. Hence eliminating them is essential.
6. Stay focused on what you have to say
Sometimes writers fail to focus on the purpose of writing. Strictly sticking to the purpose makes the writing pithy and concise.
7. Repetition must be avoided
Repeating the same contents and words fails to motivate the readers to sustain reading. So avoid repeating the same words and ideas.
8. Editing must be done carefully
In editing we correct the various mistakes of grammar and content to make writing impeccably accurate. So it is very essential to edit the write – up very minutely.
WORD OF THE WEEK
MANOEUVRE – verb, to change a situation cleverly to get an advantage (अपना फायदा लेने के लिए किसी परिस्थिति को चालाकी से बदल देना) The political parties have been manoeuvring to win the upcoming election.