Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam— Set 138

Directions: In the questions given below few sentences are given which are grammatically correct and meaningful. Connect them by the word given above the statements in the best possible way without changing the intended meaning. Choose the answers accordingly from the options to form a correct and coherent sentence(s).

  1. ALTHOUGH
    a. he joined Dean at the kitchen table
    b. Dean doubted he’d have joined the contest, at least not willingly, even in his careless years
    c. Cynthia would have preferred having her private domain to herself
    d. it was a young man’s—or woman’s—game

    Only a & b
    Only d & a
    Both a & c ; d & b
    Both b & a ; c & d
    All are Correct
    Option C
    “Although” is used to show limitations, differences, and contrasts in situations. It’s similar to “even though” and “though.”

     

  2. ANYWAY
    a. I shan’t be able to keep up
    b. she probably never took a whip to your father, but there’s always a first time
    c. I guess she was pretty worked up
    d. tell them to send me to hospital; I’m aching all over

    Both a & c; d & b
    Only b & c
    Both b & a ; c & d
    Only d & a
    All are Correct
    Option B

     

  3. MOREOVER
    a. it is given me to rouse and guide this bright intelligence
    b. copper is not yet universally employed, price being the governing factor in its employment
    c. the conducting quality of the iron used for telegraphic purposes has of late years been very greatly improved
    d. it is a rare privilege to watch the birth, growth, and first feeble struggles of a living mind; this privilege is mine

    Both a & c; d & b
    Both b & a ; c & d
    Only c & a
    Only d & a
    All are Correct
    Option D

     

  4. FURTHERMORE
    a. during the whole period of the Omayyad caliphs, repeatedly to dangerous outbreaks, culminating in the great catastrophe which placed the Abbasids on the throne
    b. we thus see how the power of the house of Omayya developed itself, and how there arose against it an opposition, which led in the first place to the murder of Othman and the Caliphate of Ali
    c. this passage offers important corroboration of the Icelandic accounts of the Vinland voyages
    d. interesting “as the only undoubted reference to Vinland in a medieval book written beyond the limits of the Scandinavian world”

    Both a & c; d & b
    Both b & a ; c & d
    Only c & a
    Only d & b
    All are Correct
    Option B
    Use “furthermore” to add more information in your sentence. It’s a little formal

     

  5. BESIDES
    a. the hours he spent at the Rostovs’ there were other hours he had to spend somehow, and the habits and acquaintances he had made in Moscow formed a current that bore him along irresistibly
    b. I agreed with my wife but pointed out even though Bryce had tracked us down, I couldn’t think of any other slip ups
    c. Pierre still went into society, drank as much and led the same idle and dissipated life because
    d. Julie’s contest that would point to us

    Both a & c; d & b
    Only d & b
    Both c & a ; b & d
    Only c & a
    All are Correct
    Option C
    besides means ‘in any case’

     

  6. a. The decision to align with the Congress was quite an easy decision as the JD (S) realised that
    b. any truck with the BJP will be suicidal as some of the regional parties have experienced before.
    c. The JD (S)-Congress alliance was perhaps the only option for Deve Gowda to keep his party
    d. and identity intact as ‘Operation Lotus’ rolled out by BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa, was still fresh in the minds of political leaders.

    Only a
    All except b
    Only c & d
    Only a & d
    All are Correct
    Option
    b. will be = would be

     

  7. Directions: Choose one of the following options, which are error free, as your answer.

  8. a. A number of constitutional experts BusinessLine spoke to say the single-largest party,
    b. the BJP, should be invited to form the government. However, the experts highlighted the recent
    c. precedent set by the Governors of Goa, Manipur and Meghalaya, where coalitions headed by the BJP,
    d. and not the single-largest party, the Congress, was giving the opportunity to form governments.

    Only a
    Only b & c
    All except d
    Only a & d
    All are Correct
    Option B
    a. say = said d. was giving = was given

     

  9. a. The BJP’s first victory of the day was also from Coastal Karnataka. When Umanath Kotyan
    b. defeated Abhayachandra Jain, a former minister in the Siddaramaiah government from
    c. Moodbidiri in Dakshina Kannada, the BJP was quick enough to congratulate him, and more
    d. importantly, dedicate the victory to the late Prashant Poojary.

    All except a
    Only b
    Only c & d
    Only a & d
    All are Correct
    Option E

     

  10. a. The stock of Jagran Prakashan, publisher of one of the leading Hindi daily Dainik Jagran,
    b. has taken a baeting in the last one year.
    c. Demonetisation, followed by implementation of GST (Goods and Service Tax)
    d. took its toll on the newspaper industry leading to a steep revenue decline.

    All except a
    Only a & d
    Only c & d
    Only a & b
    All are Correct
    Option B
    b. baeting = beating d. Put comma after industry

     

  11. a. Ricoh India board had on January 25 resolved to inter alia file
    b. an application under Section 10 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code,
    c. 2016 (IBC) and relevant Rules and Regulations thereunder
    d. to initiate Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process.

    All except a
    Only b
    Only c & d
    Only a & d
    All are Correct
    Option A
    a. Ricoh India = Ricoh India’s

     


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