Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam — Set 346

Directions(1-6): In the given question, a statement has been divided into five segments, each of which is denoted by (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E). Rearrange all the segments to form a coherent statement.

  1. A) after the killing of Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani
    B) at the Baghdad airport for revenge
    C) Iranian leaders issued strident calls on Friday
    D) in an overnight airstrike
    E) against the United States
    DBCEA
    CEADB
    CABDE
    ABCDE
    ABECD
    Option B

     

  2. A) medieval architecture,
    B) Notre-Dame is more than a church,
    C) more than a masterpiece of
    D) more even than a symbol
    E) of one of the great cities of the world
    BCADE
    CEADB
    CABDE
    ABCDE
    ABECD
    Option A

     

  3. A) is someone who removes
    B) a child’s path,
    C) obstacles from
    D) clearing the way to success
    E) a snowplow parent
    BCADE
    ECADB
    CABDE
    ABCDE
    EACBD
    Option E

     

  4. A) on her homework
    B) but it was hard for her
    C) and earned top grades
    D) Ms. Mills focused
    E) with little family support
    DCABE
    ECADB
    DACBE
    ABCDE
    EACBD
    Option C

     

  5. A) the headlines read,
    B) the first such lapse
    C) in two centuries
    D) at Paris’s Notre-Dame Cathedral,
    E) there will be no Christmas
    DCABE
    ECADB
    DACBE
    EDABC
    EACBD
    Option D

     

  6. A) in the Australian history has killed at least 18 people,
    B) one of the worst wildfire seasons
    C) destroyed more than 1,000 homes
    D) to contain more than 100 blazes
    E) and left firefighters struggling
    DCABE
    BCADE
    DACBE
    BACED
    EACBD
    Option D

     

  7. Directions(7-10): Read the following sentence to find out whether there is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number corresponding to that part will be your answer. If the given sentence is correct as it is, mark the answer as ‘No error’. Ignore the errors of punctuation if any.

  8. Fire and (1)/ water does not (2)/ agree with (3) each other (4)
    1
    2
    3
    4
    No error
    Option B
    Since two or more singular nouns joined by ‘and’ must take plural verb after them. Therefore, ‘does’ should be replaced with ‘do’ to make the sentence grammatically correct.

     

  9. Pasha along with (1)/ his accomplices were killed (2)/ for the heinous crime (3)/ they committed (4)
    1
    2
    3
    4
    No error
    Option B
    When two or more subjects are joined with (with, together with, along with, no less than, and not, besides etc.) the following verb is always according to the first subject.
    Here, ‘Pasha’ is the name of a person (singular subject). Therefore, the following verb ‘were’ must be replaced with ‘was’ to make the sentence grammatically correct.

     

  10. History says (1)/ that India never (2) attacked on any (3) neighbouring country first (4)
    1
    2
    3
    4
    No error
    Option C
    There are a few verbs (stress, emphasize, discuss, describe, attack etc.) after which prepositions are never used. Therefore, ‘on’ must be removed to make the sentence grammatically correct.

     

  11. Many of (1)/ the households in urban areas (2)/ are blessed with (3)/technological advancements. (4)
    1
    2
    3
    4
    No error
    Option E

     

 

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