Mixed English Questions for upcoming Exam — Set 390

Directions(1-5): In the given question, five words are denoted by A, B, C, D and E. The positions of some highlighted words may be incorrect and may need to be exchanged with another highlighted word to make the sentence grammatically correct and meaningful. Find the pair(s) of words that need to be exchanged and mark it as your answer. In case, the position of given bold words is correct, mark option E,.i.e., “No exchange required” as your answer.

  1. Improving implementation(A) is a necessity(B) for the successful literacy(C) of Digital India since people should be aware(D) of the required skills(E) needed for its success.
    A-C
    A-B
    A-E
    A-C & A-E
    No exchange required
    Option A

     

  2. The Pope allowed (A) a little girl suffering from an undisturbed (B) illness to move around undisclosed (C), clapping and dancing (D) on the stage.
    A-B
    C-D
    A-C
    B-C
    No exchange required
    Option D
    “Undisturbed” is not an appropriate adjective for “illness”. So, “undisclosed” must be exchanged with “undisturbed” to convey the idea that the child who was suffering from an unrevealed illness was allowed to move around freely.

     

  3. The center’s political(A) to bifurcate(B) Jammu and Kashmir and make a Union Territory out of it, could not have come at a worse time, owing(C) to the present decision(D) scenario in the country(E).
    C-D
    D-E
    B-E
    No exchange required
    A-D
    Option E

     

  4. If your tuition(A) for paying for college revolves(B) around presidential campaign promises(C) of free plan (D), you’d better have a Plan B.
    A-D
    C-D
    A-C
    B-D & A-C
    No exchange required
    Option A

     

  5. Aiming to tap into the growing(A) base of Android-based content(B) creators, HP has launched(C) a new notebook(D) called Chromebook.
    A-D & B-C
    C-D
    A-C
    B-C
    No exchange required
    Option E

     

  6. Directions(6-8): In the following question, three statements have been given, and a word has been highlighted in each of them. Identify the statement(s) in which the word fits contextually to convey a logical meaning.

  7. Hoarse
    I. He warned her that if she keeps shouting all the time, she would make a hoarse of herself.
    II. “Your attitude towards the job is absolutely ridiculous and hoarse. You would lose it like that”, she said.
    III. Williams syndrome patients have a prominent lip and hoarse voice, and although most have a mental deficiency, they are generally outgoing.
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I and II
    Both II and III
    All I, II and III
    Option B
    Option 1 mentions ‘her shouting and making hoarse of herself’, which is incorrect as ‘hoarse’ could be used to show her voice after shouting too much, but not for herself. Therefore, option 1 is incorrect.
    Option 2 incorrectly uses the word ‘hoarse’ for attitude, which is not appropriate. Attitude could be rough or rude, but the word ‘hoarse’ is incorrect to characterize that.
    Option 3 states that the symptoms of patients suffering from Williams syndrome. Here, ‘hoarse’ means (of a voice or a person) having a rough voice, often because of a sore throat or a cold.

     

  8. Bough
    I. As the king walked the streets of his kingdom, everyone boughed.
    II. The local people dig pits and covered those with leaves and boughs to ensure that no movement could happen through their village.
    III. She was a master of operating the bough and the arrow.
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    All I, II and III
    Both II and III
    Option B
    The word ‘boughs’ means a branch of a tree. Option 1 confused the word ‘bough’ with ‘bow’, which means bending head forward as an expression of respect. Therefore, option 1 is not correct to pick.
    Option 2 clearly mentions that the local people covered pits with leaves and branches of trees to restrict movement through their village, therefore, stands correct.
    Option 3 also confuses ‘bough’ with ‘bow’, which also means a curved weapon used for shooting arrows. Therefore, option 3 is also incorrect.

     

  9. Minute
    I. For a minute, she was afraid that she had stepped over the line.
    II. This is a perfect piece of poetry, except for some minute corrections.
    III. Have you taken down the minutes of the meeting?
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    All I, II and III
    None of I, II and III
    Option D
    The word minute carries several meanings:
    1. A very short time
    2. So small as to be insignificant
    3. A summarized record of the proceedings at a meeting

     

  10. Directions(9-10): A sentence divided into four parts (A), (B), (C) and (D) is given. The errors are in two parts of the sentence. Determine the pair of parts which requires correction and mark it as your answer. If the sentence is correct, mark the answer as ‘All are correct’.

  11. When Delhi recently started recovering (A)/ from the smog that enveloped the city (B)/ for long, it seems it’s Mumbai’s (C)/ turn to battle polluted air. (D)
    A-B
    C-D
    B-C
    A-C
    All are correct
    Option A

     

  12. Though less would hold Mr Franzen up (1)/ as a bacon of joyful, social living (2)/ he is convincing in his case for the importance (3)/ of the sustained concentration demanded by reading. (4)
    1-2
    2-4
    2-3
    1-3
    All are correct
    Option A

     

 

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