Mixed English Questions for upcoming Exam — Set 399

Directions(1-2): In the given question, a part of the sentence is printed in bold. Below the sentence three alternatives to the bold part are given which may help improve the sentence. Choose the option that reflects the correct use of the phrase in the context of the sentence. In case the given sentence is correct, your answer is (E), i.e., ‘No correction required’.

  1. The trailer for Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy, starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt (in the lead, released yesterday and have taken the) internet by storm.
    i. in the lead, released yesterday and took the
    ii. in the lead, was released yesterday and took the
    iii. in the leading roles, was released yesterday and took the
    Only i
    Only ii
    Only iii
    Both ii and iii
    No correction required
    Option D

     

  2. Used to make drugs and chemicals and as a thickening agent in food, seaweed is high in demand, (which is adversely impacting its compatibility).
    i. which is adversely impacting its inability
    ii. which is adversely impacting its suitable
    iii. which is adversely impacting its availability
    Only i
    Only ii
    Only iii
    Both ii and iii
    No correction required
    Option C
    When something is high in demand, its natural source will be depleted very quickly, which will have an adverse effect on its availability. Hence, the correct answer is option C.

     

  3. Directions(3-4): The following question carries a word, which has been used in 3 different sentences given below it. Identify the statement(s) in which the word has been used correctly.

  4. Remedy
    1) The remedy to the problem of unemployment lies in the hands of the government.
    2) Holding copyright provides the only legal remedy against unauthorized copying.
    3) The new government energetically proceeded to remedy the state of affairs.
    Only 1
    Only 2
    Only 3
    Both 1 and 3
    All 1, 2 and 3
    Option E
    “Remedy” means:
    (i) A means of counteracting or eliminating something undesirable
    (ii) Set right (an undesirable situation)
    Hence, “remedy” fits in all the three sentences. Thus, option E is the correct response.

     

  5. Course
    1) Having the world’s reserve currency is a course because it necessitates a willingness to have endless trade deficits.
    2) He wore a shapeless yellow cap, course clothes, and heavy clodhopper shoes.
    3) By the time the fourth course was served, I was stuffed to the gills.
    Only 1
    Only 3
    Both 1 and 2
    Both 2 and 3
    All 1, 2 and 3
    Option B
    The word ‘course’ carries several meanings.
    a. the route or direction followed by a ship, aircraft, road, air or river.
    b. a dish or a set of dishes served together, forming one of the successive parts of a meal.
    c. a procedure adopted to deal with a situation.
    d. a series of lectures or lessons in a particular subject, leading to an examination or qualification.

    Among these, the meaning mentioned in (b) makes alternative 3 correct. In alternatives (1) and (2) respectively, “curse” and “coarse” must replace “course” to make the sentences correct. “Coarse” means rough. Thus, option B is the correct answer.

     

  6. Directions(5-7): In this question, two columns I and II and three sentences are given, which are divided into two parts. Column I (A, B and C) consists of first half of each sentence and Column II (D, E and F) consists of second half of each sentence. Match column I with column II, so that the sentences formed are both meaningful and grammatically correct. Choose the option as your answer.

  7. (I)
    A) Few boys were confined for
    B) You cannot always
    C) Foolish people who do not spend
    (II)
    D) detention after school-hours.
    E) money wisely, soon come to grief.
    F) judge people by their appearance.
    A-D, B-F, C-E
    A-F, B-E
    C-D
    A-E, B-D, C-F
    None of the above
    Option A

     

  8. (I)
    A) We are countable to
    B) People addicted to opium
    C) He who is sensitive to
    (II)
    D) criticism cannot get on well.
    E) God for others act.
    F) live a long and healthy life.
    A-E, B-F, C-D
    A-F, B-E
    C-D
    All the above
    None of the above
    Option C

     

  9. (I)
    A) Covid 19 (Corona virus) pandemic has brought
    B) Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime ministers of India,
    C) Covid 19, a virus found in China,
    (II)
    D) was fond of children
    E) great pressure on World Health Organisation.
    F) has been discovered to treat flu and has been dispatched in the market.
    A-C
    A-E, B-D, C-F
    A-E
    All the above
    None of the above
    Option C

     

  10. Directions(8-10): In the following question, two sentences, I and II have been given. In each sentence, some words have been highlighted, which may or may not be grammatically and contextually appropriate at its current place. Words in the sentence I may be exchanged with words in sentence II and vice versa, to make both the sentences grammatically and contextually correct. If both the sentences are correct as it is, choose ‘No exchange required’ as your answer.

  11. I. While the guidelines said states should have impossible(A) surveillance sites and contact tracing, particularly in fog(B) income communities, indigenous populations and nursing homes, the US president said the federal government handling testing(C) is ridiculous.
    II. Following local and CDC guidelines is nearly sentinel(D) when you also wear glasses, which can low(E) up and prevent you from seeing the very moment you walk outside(F).
    B-D and C-F
    A-E and B-F
    A-D and B-E
    B-D, A-E and C-F
    No exchange required
    Option C

     

  12. I. Among a series of measures to reduce the risks of transmitting the disease, Boeing said shift start times will be staggered(A) to avoid crowding as workers arrive and depart. Employees will be asked to perform “self-health checks” at home before coming to work, and limiting(B) temperature checks will be facing(C).
    II. With the world possibly conducted(D) the worst economic decline since the Great Depression, U.N. officials say the financial(E) effects of the pandemic could have devastating effects on the world’s children by voluntary(F) families’ ability to afford essential food and healthcare.
    B-E and C-D
    A-E and B-D
    A-D and B-E
    B-F and C-D
    No exchange required
    Option D

     

  13. I. The governors of seven Midwestern states announced on Thursday a pact to work together to reopen(A) their economies following coronavirus shutdowns, the third such regional upending(B) to form this week following states in the northeast and the west coast as governors take action in the disrupting(C) of federal guidance on how and when to reopen.
    II. The coronavirus pandemic is alliance(D) life around the world, straining(E) the global economy and absence(F) the way Americans work, learn and socialize, but it’s not the only story.
    A-D and C-E
    A-E
    B-D and C-F
    C-F
    No exchange required
    Option C

     

 

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