Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam — Set 300

Directions(1-5): In the given question, a statement with a blank has been given, followed by three words out of which more than one can complete the sentence grammatically and contextually. Find the word (s) which can fill the blank and choose the option accordingly.

  1. If you keep using ___________ language, you’re going to get in trouble at school.

    I. Obscene
    II. Forbidden
    III. Prohibited

    Only I
    All I, II, III
    Only II
    Both I and II
    Both I and III
    Option B
    I. Obscene: offending against moral principles; repugnant.
    II. Forbidden: not allowed; banned.
    III. Prohibited: that has been forbidden; banned.

     

  2. One of the minus points of working at home is not having ___________ contact with colleagues.

    I. Social
    II. Regular
    III. Attractive

    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I and II
    Both I and III
    Option D

     

  3. The latest trade figures have dealt a ________ blow to hopes of an early economic recovery.

    I. Brilliant
    II. Manual
    III. Severe

    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I and II
    Both I and III
    Option C

     

  4. The space team is searching for __________ life forms in other solar systems.

    I. Mythical
    II. Intelligent
    III. Sincere

    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I and II
    Both I and III
    Option B

     

  5. The company ____________ customers by selling old computers as new ones.

    I. Deceived
    II. Admitted
    III. Disciplined

    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I and II
    Both I and III
    Option A

     

  6. Directions(6-10): In the given question, a sentence is divided into five parts out of which the last part is correct. Out of the remaining four, there are errors in three parts. Choose the part which doesn’t have an error. If all the four parts are correct, mark E i.e. All are correct as the answer.

  7. An only way for India to (A)/ emerged as the fourth pole (B)/ in the emerging tripolar world are (C)/ through a new Non–Alignment Movement, (D)/ but this is no easy task.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option D
    In A, the indefinite article ‘an’ is incorrect and needs to be replaced with the definite article ‘the’, as the sentence is talking of one particular way.
    In B, the verb ‘emerged’ is incorrect and needs to be replaced with ‘emerge’ to make the sentence grammatically and contextually correct. This is because, the base form of the verb should be used with the infinitive construction ‘to + verb’.
    In C, the plural verb ‘are’ is incorrect and needs to be replaced with the singular verb ‘is’. This is because the subject ‘way’ is singular and hence according to the subject verb agreement singular verb will be used.

     

  8. Delirium or an acute state of confuse, (A)/ occurs commonly in the elder, usually (B)/ due to underlying physical illness or (C)/ disorders, and is linked for a caregiver (D)/ distress and hospitalization.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option C
    In A, the verb ‘confuse’ is incorrect and needs to be replaced the noun ‘confusion’, as the sentence is talking of a state, which can be better represented by a noun than a verb.
    In B, the adjective ‘elder’ is incorrect and needs to be replaced with the noun ‘elderly’ to make the sentence grammatically and contextually correct. This is because articles are used to modify only nouns.
    In D, the preposition ‘for’ is incorrect and needs to be replaced ‘to’. This is because the verb ‘linked’ takes the preposition ‘to’ after it.

     

  9. To a untrained eye, (A)/ wetlands are easily and frequently (B)/ mistake to be wasteland, a (C)/ point off view that shows (D)/ remarkable ecological ignorance.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option B
    In A, the indefinite article ‘a’ is incorrect and needs to be replaced with the indefinite article ‘an’, as the succeeding word sounds a vowel.
    In C, the noun ‘mistake’ is incorrect and needs to be replaced with the adjective ‘mistaken’. This is because an adjective is needed to describe noun.
    In D, the preposition ‘off’ is incorrect and needs to be replaced with the preposition ‘of’ to make the sentence grammatically and contextually correct.

     

  10. A heat event have serious (A)/ implications on public health: it can (B)/ lead up to fatal heat stroke in a small percentage of (C)/ people, while much more could (D)/ encounter exhaustion, cramps and fainting.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option B
    In A, the verb ‘have’ is incorrect and needs to be replaced with the singular verb ‘has’. This is because the singular subject ‘event’ requires the singular verb.
    In C, the preposition ‘up’ is redundant and needs to be omitted. This is because the phrasal verb ‘lead to’ means to cause, while ‘lead up to’ means to immediately proceed.
    In D, replace ‘much’ with ‘many’. This is because the noun ‘people’ is countable and will be modified by ‘many’.

     

  11. While the government has (A)/ taken a little steps in the realm (B)/ of women’s rights, it’s dealings (C)/ with descent are the same as (D)/ those of any authoritarian regime.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option A
    In B, replace ‘little’ with ‘few’, as the former is used to modify uncountable nouns while the latter is used to modify countable nouns. ‘Steps’ is a countable noun.
    In C, replace ‘it’s’ with ‘its’, as the former is the contracted form of ‘it is’ and the latter is the possessive form of ‘it’. Here, we need the possessive form, i.e., ‘its’, as it is being used to refer to the noun ‘government’.
    In D, replace ‘descent’ with ‘dissent’, as the former means a downward climb and the latter means disagreement.

     

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