Mixed English Questions for Upcoming Prelims Set 61

English Practise Set Bank PO

Directions (1-5): Which of phrases given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold type to make it grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark ‘E’ as the answer.

  1. They came to the conclusion that the members should unitedly undertook the assignments for the next month.
    A) should be united undertook
    B) should unitedly undertake
    C) should be unitedly undertaken
    D) should be unitedly undertake
    E) No change required
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    Option B
    Explanation
    : should unitedly undertake
  2. The chief editor cut up all the long words from his editorial and made the text easier
    A) cut up some of the
    B) cut across all the
    C) cut out all the
    D) cut back all
    E) No change required
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    Option C
    Explanation
    : When texts are omitted, then it is said to be cut out.
  3. This milk has got a funny taste, it can have gone sour
    A) can go sour
    B) had soured
    C) can have gone sour
    D) may have gone sour
    E) No change required
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    Option D
    Explanation
    : Here we are talking of a possibility, which is indicated by may and could.
  4. He went to the flooded area to save his friend who was stranding there.
    A) had been stranded
    B) had to strand
    C) was being stranding
    D) has been stranding
    E) No change required
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    Option A 
  5. If you have examined the proposals, you must have found that his scheme is preferable than that of anyone else
    A) preferable than for
    B) preferably more than that of
    C) preferable for than
    D) preferable to that of
    E) No change required
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    Option D
    Explanation
    : preferable followed by TO

Direction (6-10): Identify which part of the sentence contains error and mark it as your answer.

  1. Although Punjab is known as the Land of Five Rivers,(1)/ there are locations where water is scarce (2)/ and women has to fetch (3)/ clean water from as far as 3 Kms. (4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option C
    Explanation
    : has=>have [subject- women]
  2. Air India has dismissed the findings of a survey (1)/ conducted by flight data company FlightStats (2)/ which ranked the airline the third worst in the world (3)/ with in terms of on-time performance. (4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option D
    Explanation
    : remove with. [ranked in terms of]
  3. Until just a year ago (1)/ technical delays used to be a rare (2)/ on the Delhi metro but now they (3)/ seem to have become a daily affair. (4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option B
    Explanation
    : rare=>rarity
  4. As you reach the age of retirement, (1)/ one of the first things you need to do, (2)/ after resolving your finances, (3)/ is to take stock of all your personal documents. (4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option E
    Explanation
    : No Error
  5. Global growth which has stagnated (1)/ and declined in recent years has now expected (2)/ to bounce back says the most recent edition of (3)/ the Global Economic Prospects 2017, brought out by the World Bank. (4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option B
    Explanation
    : has=>is

 

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