Mixed English Questions Set 14 (New Pattern)

This set contains New Pattern English Questions for various upcoming exams like SBI PO, IBPS PO, Clerk and insurance exams. Sentence Connectors and Odd Phrases practice set.

Directions (1-5): Select the phrase/connector from the given three options which can be used in the beginning (to start the sentence) to form a single sentence from the two sentences given below, implying the same meaning as expressed in the statement sentences.

  1. Tribal mobs were protesting against the state government’s decision to provide 33% reservation for women in civic bodies. They burnt down several government offices.
    (i) Protesting against the state………
    (ii) Providing 33% reservation for……….
    (iii) Several government offices were……..
    A) Only (i)
    B) Only (ii)
    C) Both (ii) and (iii)
    D) Both (i) and (iii)
    E) Both (i) and (ii)
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    Option D
    Explanation: From (i) Protesting against the state government’s decision to provide 33% reservation for women in civic bodies tribal mobs burnt down several government offices.
    From (iii) Several government offices were burnt down by tribal mobs protesting against the state government’s decision to provide 33% reservation for women in civic bodies.
  2. Godrej Properties has made changes to its leadership team with chairman Adi Godrej assuming chairman emeritus position. Pirojsha Godrej, currently the MD and CEO, will be the executive chairman.
    (i) Changes have been made……
    (ii) Leadership team has changed…….
    (iii) Assuming the charge as chairman emeritus……..
    A) Only (i)
    B) Only (ii)
    C) Only (iii)
    D) Both (i) and (ii)
    E) None
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    Option A
    Explanation: From (i) Changes have been made by Godrej Properties in its leadership team with chairman Adi Godrej assuming chairman emeritus position while Pirojsha Godrej who is currently the MD and CEO will be the executive chairman.
  3. R. Ashwin became the quickest to bag 250 test wickets. He broke Australian Dennis Lillee’s record.
    (i) R.Ashwin broke……
    (ii) Record of Australian Dennis Lillee…….
    (iii) Bagging 250 test wickets……
    A) Only (i)
    B) Only (ii)
    C) Only (iii)
    D) All
    E) Both (i) and (ii)
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    Option E
    Explanation: From (i) R.Ashwin broke Australian Dennis Lillee’s record and became the quickest to bag 250 test wickets.
    From (ii) Record of Australian Dennis Lillee was broken when R.Ashwin became the quickest to bag 250 test wickets.
  4. Haryana government has made E-stamping mandatory from March 1. The step has been taken to provide a hassle free, citizen centric and secure way to make payment of non-judicial stamp duty.
    (i) E-stamping has been made…….
    (ii) To provide a hassle free…….
    (iii) Mandatory from March 1………
    A) Only (i)
    B) Only (ii)
    C) Only (iii)
    D) Both (ii) and (iii)
    E) Both (i) and (ii)
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    Option E
    Explanation: From (i) E-stamping has been made mandatory by Haryana Government from March 1, a step taken to provide a hassle free, citizen centric and secure way to make payment of non-judicial stamp duty.
    From (ii) To provide a hassle free, citizen centric and secure way to make payment of non-judicial stamp duty, Haryana government has made E-stamping mandatory from March 1
  5. Centre has been pressurised by the Nagaland cabinet to revisit schedule IX-A of Indian Constitution. Schedule IX-A deals with the municipalities.
    (i) Nagaland Cabinet has pressurised………
    (ii) Schedule IX-A which deals with……….
    (iii) Revisiting Schedule IX-A……………
    A) Only (i)
    B) Only (ii)
    C) Only (iii)
    D) Both (i) and (ii)
    E) None
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    Option A
    Explanation: From (i) Nagaland cabinet has pressurized the Centre to revisit schedule IX-A of Indian Constitution which deals with the municipalities.

Directions (6-10): Which of the words/phrases (A), (B), (C) and (D) given below should replace the words/phrases given in bold in the following sentences to make it meaningful and grammatically correct. Mark (E) as the answer if the sentence is correct and ‘No correction is required’.

  1. The cartels of oil producers will try to boost prices today to boasting that members have honour their promise in November to slashing output.
    A) cartels, to boast, to honor, in slashing
    B) cartel, and boast, honour, in slashing
    C) cartel, by boasting, honoured, to slash
    D) cartels, by boast, honoured, to slash
    E) No Correction Required
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    Option C
    Explanation: Cartel – an association of manufacturers or suppliers with the purpose of maintaining prices at a high level and restricting competition.
  2. It is ironical that so many Indians are shouting themselves hoarse upon social media platforms about the new president of a country 12,000 km away – and urge its friends – to do the same, yet the chances are they do not even know their own neighbours.
    A) ironic, hoarse on, urging their, chances are
    B) ironic, horses in, urge their, chance is
    C) ironical, hoarses in, urging his, chances is
    D) ironical , hoarse on, urge his, chance are
    E) No Correction Required
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    Option A
    Explanation: hoarse- quite harsh voice
  3. Three serious rail accident from the last two months is not only a cause of serious concern but an indications of an alarming breakdown in systems that shape railway safety.
    A) accidents of, cause of, a indication, alarm
    B) accidents in, causes for, a indicator, alarm
    C) accident of, caused by, an indicator, alarming
    D) accidents in, cause for, an indication, alarming
    E) No Correction Required
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    Option D
  4. The prime minister promise the citizens that the pain would last for few days and this was a bold move to tackle black money, corruption as well as counterfeit notes that terrorists used to cause mayhem in our country.
    A) promised, since few day, apart from, are using to cause
    B) promising, by few days, along with, use in causing
    C) has a promise for, for a few days, and, use by causing
    D) promised, a few days, as well as, use to cause
    E) No Correction Required
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    Option D
  5. IDBI officials are accused of giving loans to Kingfisher although it was rated below investment grade; because some officials met Mallya on holidays; and because some politicians phoned to expedite the loan.
    A) accused for, it is rated, few officials, to expedite
    B) accusing by, it rates, some official, for expediting
    C) accused of , it may be rated, some official, for exedites
    D) accused in, it was rated, some officials, for expedite.
    E) No Correction Required
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    Option E

 

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