Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam — Set 381

Directions(1-4): Which of the following phrases (i), (ii), and (iii) given below each sentence should replace the phrase given in brackets to make the sentence grammatically correct? Choose the best option among the five given alternatives that reflect the correct use of phrase in the context of the grammatically correct sentence. If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (E) i.e., “No correction required” as the answer.

  1. Kunal’s brother (died before the medical team came).
    i. had died before the medical team came
    ii. died before the medical team come
    iii. died before the medical team had came
    Only i
    Only ii
    Only iii
    ii and iii
    No correction required
    Option A
    In the given sentence two actions are mentioned. One action had taken place in the past and the other action in the recent past. So, there is a sequence of events. The event which has taken place earlier needs to have “had+V3” and the latter action needs to have “V2” form of the verb.

     

  2. All the members of the club (know that Raman’s dressing sense is) always poor.
    i. knows that Raman’s dressing sense is
    ii. know that Raman’s dress sense is
    iii. knew that Raman’s dress sense was
    Only i
    Only ii
    Only iii
    ii and iii
    No correction required
    Option D
    The usage of ‘passing marks’, ‘dressing sense’, ‘link language’ ,‘linking network’ is absolutely wrong. The correct usage is ‘pass marks’, ‘dress sense’, ‘link language’, ‘link network’ etc.

     

  3. Team Green House (broke all previous records in yesterday’s match).
    i. broke all previous record within yesterday’s match
    ii. broke all previous records on yesterday’s match
    iii. broke all records in yesterday’s match
    Only i
    Only ii
    Only iii
    i and ii
    No correction required
    Option C

     

  4. (Many a worker are protesting) against the cut in wages in the factory.
    i. A great many workers are protesting
    ii. Many a worker are protesting
    iii. Many a worker is protesting
    Only i
    Only ii
    Only iii
    i and iii
    No correction required
    Option D
    Whenever ‘more than one’ or ‘many a’ is used to quantify a noun it is always followed by a singular noun and singular verb. And on the other hand, whenever many, a good many, a great many are used to quantify a noun they are always followed by a plural noun and a plural verb.

     

  5. Directions(5-8): In the given question, a part of the sentence is printed in bold. Below the sentence alternatives to the bold part are given at (A), (B), (C) and (D) which may help improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case the given sentence is correct, your answer is (E) i.e. No correction required.

  6. According to a court ruling, the owner of the polluted land is liable for the cleanup of the property even if the owner (did not have the responsibility of) that pollution.
    is not responsible for
    responsibility is not there for
    did have the responsibility of
    has not in charge of
    No correction required
    Option A

     

  7. To (encouraging travellers during summer), the new airfares allow both an adult and a child to fly for the price of one ticket.
    encourage travellers during summer
    encourages travelers in summer
    encourage travelers on summer
    encouraged travelers during summer
    No correction required
    Option A

     

  8. Despite its attractiveness, investing abroad (is being risky) owing to the shortage of regulations to protect investors.
    might be risk
    have been risky
    can be as risky as
    can be risky
    No correction required
    Option D

     

  9. People discovered the alternate sources of energy when fossil fuel reserves (starts to deplete).
    start to deplete
    starting to deplete
    started to deplete
    start with deplete
    No correction required
    Option C

     

  10. Directions(9-10): Two statements with one blank in each are given. These statements are followed by five alternatives. Choose the one which fits into both the blanks.

  11. A. The monsoon season in India brings with it the _____ of new problems such as waterlogging and accumulation of stagnant water.
    B. Stagnant water leads to the breeding of disease-carrying mosquitoes and the ____ of diseases.
    Substitute
    Carrier
    Palette
    Abundance
    Reclamation
    Option D

     

  12. A. Women empowerment is necessary for this day and for _____ important values in young women.
    B. Through positive messages about the movement, _____ such strong and empowering ideas in people’s minds will become much easier.
    Improving
    Repeating
    Subjugating
    Inculcating
    Reliving
    Option D
    The meaning of the following words are:
    inculcating: instill
    subjugating: bring under domination or control, especially by conquest.

     

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