Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam — Set 325

Directions(1-4): 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.

  1. I.
    A. The company has made a valiant effort in the last two
    B. He was one of the world’s foremost
    C. The people at the tax department were very officious and
    II.
    D. scholar of ancient Indian culture.
    E. years to made itself more efficient.
    F. kept everyone waiting for hours while they checked their papers.
    A-E and C-F
    All A-E, C-F and B-D
    B-D
    Both B-D and A-E
    C-F
    Option E

     

  2. I.
    A. The bank had sufficient liquid
    B. The current trade deficit indicates a serious
    C. The peace breaker could not
    II.
    D. imbalance among our import and export trade.
    E. provided an explicit explanation.
    F. assets to continue operations.
    A-F and C-E
    All A-F, C-E and B-D
    A-F
    Both B-D and A-F
    C-E
    Option C

     

  3. I.
    A. They were among the first companies to exploited
    B. Archer began to explore the possibilities
    C. They do not expect a upturn in
    II.
    D. of opening a club in the city.
    E. the economy until the end of the year.
    F. the potential of the Internet.
    A-F
    C-E
    B-D
    Both B-D and A-F
    Both C-E and A-F
    Option C

     

  4. I.
    A. Dealing with people is a most
    B. We should viewed this from
    C. The pianist had to tailored his style to
    II.
    D. the perspective of the people involved.
    E. important aspect of my work.
    F. suit the vocalist’s distinctive voice.
    A-E and C-F
    All A-E, C-F and B-D
    B-D
    Both B-D and A-E
    None of the above
    Option E

     

  5. Directions(5-8): In the following question, a sentence with four highlighted words is given. The words are denoted by (A), (B), (C) and (D). One of these words may be incorrect or inappropriate in the given context. Find the inappropriate or wrongly spelt word. If all the words are appropriate in the context then mark ‘All are correct’ as your answer.

  6. When it’s freezing(A) outside, few things can be compare(B) to the comfort(C) of your own home(D).
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option B
    The usage of the verb form of ‘compare’ has been incorrectly used. Since there is the ‘be verb’ present, the correct form of the verb will be in the past participle form. We must use “compared” instead of “compare” to make the sentence correct.
    Thus, option B is the correct answer.

     

  7. She acted in numerous(A) plays and also took up the job(B) of revyving(C) a theatre founded(D) by her parents.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option C
    The word “revyving’ has been incorrectly spelt. The correct spelling is “reviving”. Thus, option C is the correct answer.

     

  8. The narration(A) offers a through(B) look at how the character(C) of the protagonist(D) develops in the novel.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option B
    “Through” means ‘to move from one side to another’. Given the context of the sentence, the word is incorrectly used. The sentence states that after studying the narration in detail, one can understand how the character of the protagonist develops. The correct word that must be used here is “thorough” which means “a detail scrutiny”.

     

  9. One patient(A) became suddenly delirious(B) and violent, but was got under(C) control by the nurses, and had become quite(D) before the medical officer arrived.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option D
    The adverb ‘quite’ is inappropriate in the context of the statement, as it means ‘to the utmost or most absolute extent or degree; absolutely; completely’ and is used to modify a verb.
    An adjective is required at D to indicate the state of the patient (violent before the arrival of the doctor). The correct adjective will be ‘quiet’ which means ‘making little or no noise’.
    Thus, option D is the correct answer.

     

  10. Directions(9-10): In the following question, a part of the sentence is given in brackets. Five alternatives to the bracketed part are given at (A), (B), (C) and (D) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case the given sentence is correct, your answer is (E) i.e. ‘No correction required.

  11. The ultimate objective should (be to render complete justice to the) country’s estimated 2.68 crore disabled people.
    be to render completely justice the
    be of render complete justice for the
    been to render complete justice of the
    being rendering complete justice to the
    No correction required
    Option E

     

  12. In 2013 the rupee was at an all-time low of 68.85 against the dollar and the central bank had asked commercial banks (to risen the foreign currency deposit) to shore up reserves.
    to raises of the foreign currency deposits
    to raise the foreign currency deposits
    raised of the foreign currency deposit
    to raise with the foreign currency deposit
    No correction required
    Option B

     

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