Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam — Set 347

Directions(1-2): 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.

  1. Dress in black, several students from (1)/ the University took part in a protest (2)/ march against female infanticide, (3)/ in the city on Thursday. (4)
    1
    2
    3
    4
    No error
    Option A
    The error is in the first part. The noun dress is incorrect here and the adjective “dressed” should be used to convey the correct meaning.

     

  2. There were many (1) / factors that contributed (2)/ to the success(3)/ of this experiments. (4)
    1
    2
    3
    4
    No Error
    Option D
    Here of this experiment/of these experiments should be used.

     

  3. Directions(3-6): In the given statement some words have been highlighted. These words may not be at the correct place making the sentence grammatically and contextually incorrect. Choose the option which represents the correct sequence of words, which will make the sentence grammatically and contextually correct. If the sentence is correct as it is, choose E i.e. ‘No rearrangement required’ as your answer.

  4. But as the town calls(A) boycott charms(B), some visitors still appreciate its faces(C).
    BAC
    CAB
    ACB
    CBA
    No rearrangement required
    Option B

     

  5. They rely heavily(A) on holiday survive(B) to trade(C) the cooler months.
    BAC
    CAB
    ACB
    CBA
    No rearrangement required
    Option C

     

  6. Weinstein set to challenge(A) his toughest legal trial(B) in New York face(C).
    BAC
    CAB
    ACB
    CBA
    No rearrangement required
    Option B

     

  7. Trump retaliates(A) to hit 52 sites ‘very hard’ if Iran vows(B) for Suleimani killing(C).
    BAC
    CAB
    ACB
    CBA
    No rearrangement required
    Option A

     

  8. Directions(7-10): A sentence divided into three parts (I, II and III) is given. There may be an error in one or more parts. Determine the part(s) which requires correction and mark it as your answer.

  9. The canopy in the wedding party was made out (I)/ of practically all the available colored clothes stripes and it hardly took (II)/ a glance to understood the extravagance attached with the function. (III)
    Only III
    Only I
    All of the above
    Only II
    Only II and III
    Option E
    The second fragment uses the word ‘clothes’ which should be replaces with ‘cloth’ to suit the statement. The third fragment has the ‘understood’ form of the verb which is to be replaced with ‘understand’ as it is not defining the tense of the action, for that ‘took’ is already used in the sentence, it is just defining the consequent status of a person’s mind. So, option E is correct.

     

  10. As the snake spiralled through the crevice, it become (I)/ obvious that someone had to get bravest and catch the (II)/ snake manually. (III)
    Only I
    Both II and III
    Both I and II
    Both I and III
    All of these
    Option C
    The statement is in the past tense and therefore should have verbs in the past form. Thus, ‘become’ in the first fragment needs to be replaced with ‘became’. The second fragment uses the superlative form of the verb, which isn’t required in the context of the statement; it needs to be replaced with ‘brave’.
    So, option C is correct.

     

  11. The captain was really upset because of the lopsided (I)/ way in which his team has performed in the last few matches and (II)/ decided to give some tough love to his teammates (III).
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both II and III
    All the three
    Option B
    First and third fragment are grammatically and structurally correct in the original statement.
    The second fragment is incorrect because of the use of the helping verb ‘has’, which should be replaced with ‘had’ as the action here is the performance in the previous matches and thus is in the past form. So, option B is correct.

     

  12. It is rather unfortunate to see that every (I)/ the government officials are willing to pass their accountability (II)/ to others but are not willing to part with the authority (III).
    Only II
    Both II and III
    Both I and III
    All of the three
    Only I
    Option E
    ‘Every’ is incorrect in the first fragment because the rest of the statement talks about the officials in collective manner instead of pointing out an individual or a part; thus, it should be replaced with ‘all’. So, option E is correct.

     

 

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