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CMAT First Test 2014 : Important tips On Language Comprehension

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Published : Saturday, 13 September, 2014 11:30 AM
 
CMAT aspirants must note that in CMAT 2014 “Language comprehension” section will have 25 questions comprising of 100 marks. 
 
MBA aspirants who are appearing in CMAT First Test being conducted from 25th September to 29th September 2014 should practice for Language Comprehension as follows: 
 
In a knowledge-based economy, reading and comprehension skills would be essential. You would need language comprehension skills to analyze data, information and take good decisions. 
 
The idea is to start from areas which are more comfortable and then move on to areas which are less familiar. 
 
Language Comprehension
Practice question:
 
Question 
 
In the following question, a sentence has been written in four different ways. Choose the sentence that corresponds to the correct usage of standard written English.
 
(a) People who make websites have been at it for more than a dozen years, yet almost nothing is known, statistically, about our profession.
 
(b) People which make websites have been at it for more than a dozen years, yet almost nothing is known, statistically, about our profession.
 
(c) People who make websites have been at it for more than a dozen years, yet almost nothing is known, statistically, about their profession.
 
(d) People who make websites have been at it for more than a dozen year, yet almost nothing is known, statistically, about our profession.
 
Explanation 
 
The correct sentence is (C) “People who make websites have been at it for more than a dozen years, yet almost nothing is known, statistically, about their profession.”
 
Option (a) is incorrect because of the inappropriate usage of the pronoun our in place of ‘their’. 
 
Option (b) is incorrect as the pronoun which is used in place of ‘who’ to modify the people. 
 
Option (d) is incorrect because the correct phrase should be dozen years (plural).
 
 
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