Verbal Ability Determiners - Solved Examples


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Q 1 − … car you see here is mine, but … one over there is his.

A - These/Those

B - This / that

C - These/These

D - That/Those

Answer - B

Explanation

“These, this” is used to mention objects near to the speaker. “Those, that” is used to mention objects far from the speaker.


Q 2 − … books here on the shelf are hers, but … there are mine.

A - These / those

B - Those/Those

C - These/These

D - This/This

Answer - A

Explanation

“These, this” is used to mention objects near to the speaker. “Those, that” is used to mention objects far from the speaker.


Q 3 − She can’t drink all of … juice.

A - That

B - These

C - This

D - Them

Answer - A

Explanation

“Those, that” is sometimes used to mention objects that are not liked by the speaker.


Q 4 − Yes … is Amita speaking. Who is … calling?

A - This/this

B - The/the

C - That/that

D - Them/these

Answer - A

Explanation

“These, this” is sometimes used to mention objects that are liked by the speaker.


Q 5 − I found … nose-ring in the bedroom. Is it …?

A - These/Anita

B - Those/Anita’s

C - That/Anitas’

D - This/Anita’s

Answer - D

Explanation

“Rajat's, Survi's” and similar usages are noun possessives and talk of ownership of these people.


Q 6 − … pithas are delicious, Suneel.

A - Those

B - These

C - Them

D - That

Answer - B

Explanation

“These, this” is sometimes used to mention objects that are liked by the speaker.


Q 7 − I can’t finish … assignments by tonight.

A - Those

B - That

C - This

D - These

Answer - A

Explanation

“Those, that” is sometimes used to mention objects that are not liked by the speaker.


Q 8 − … picture here was taken on the terrace. … mountains back there are the Himalayas.

A - Rahul/those

B - Rahul’s/those

C - Rahuls/these

D - Rahuls’/this

Answer - B

Explanation

“Those, that” is used to mention objects far from the speaker.


Q 9 − I think … woodpecker is pecking at the tree-trunks in the garden

A - These

B - This

C - Those

D - That

Answer - D

Explanation

“Those, that” is used to mention objects far from the speaker.


Q 10 − Carol, could you please bring … pastries over there?

A - Those

B - That

C - These

D - This

Answer - A

Explanation

“Those, that” is used to mention objects far from the speaker.



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