Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam— Set 141

Direction : In each question below there are four statements. Each statement has pairs of words/phrases that are highlighted. From the highlighted word(s)/phrase(s), select the most appropriate word(s)/phrase(s) A or B to form correct sentences. Then choose the best option.

  1. a. The Rajdhani Express usually [A]run/runs[B] on time; and is one of the fast est trains in India.
    b. The committee [A]is/are[B] seriously considering the matter.
    c. The Indians had fought a long struggle before they [A]attained/had attained[B] independence.

    BAA
    BBA
    BAB
    ABB
    None of these
    Option B
    A. Singular Subject
    B. are–the members and not the agency
    C. first fought, then attained independence

     

  2. a. A good teacher not only [A]teach/teaches[B], but he is also a good guide.
    b. During recession, not even the Mumbai public [A]has/have[B] enough money to meet its needs.
    c. The farmer sold the crop after he [A]harvested/had harvested[B] it.

    BAB
    AAB
    ABA
    BBB
    None of these
    Option A
    B. has–one entity–its need

     

  3. a. In a mature democracy like India, the voters [A]knows/know[B] whom to vote.
    b. The public [A]is/are[B] dispersing away from the monotonous show.
    c. He [A]went/had gone[B] out after he had eaten his lunch.

    AAB
    BBA
    ABA
    BAB
    None of these
    Option C
    B. are–different members of public in different directions

     

  4. a. Whenever he [A]meets/meet[B] me he talks about his illness.
    b. The majority [A]wins/win[B] what the minority loses.
    c. The rival countries [A]fretted and fumed/had fretted and fumed[B] before the war finally broke out.

    ABA
    AAA
    BBB
    AAB
    None of these
    Option D
    B. wins,–one entity

     

  5. a. It is so rainy in this region that it [A]rain/rains[B] very frequently even in winters.
    b. The government [A]has/have fallen[B] after the trust vote.
    c. The train [A]went/had gone[B] before we reached the station.

    AAB
    ABA
    BAB
    BBA
    None of these
    Option C
    A. Singular Subject
    B. has–the entire one government
    C. had gone–happened first, then reached station

     

  6. Directions: Choose the odd sentence out of the given five sentences in each question.

  7. only a fool would ever pick England to win this or indeed any other tournament.
    the English are one of the greatest underperformers in international football.
    this is not just popular wisdom but statistical fact.
    when auditors PwC put together their The PwC World Cup Index
    but also look back at previous tournaments.
    Option E
    ABCD

     

  8. it is the season of high-profile conferences. At the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue held at Singapore recently,
    extending from the shores of Africa to the Americas.
    to consider the use of China’s yuan as a reserve currency in the region
    among other things, Modi noted that infrastructure projects must empower nations.
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi outlined his vision for the Indo-Pacific region,
    Option C
    AEBD

     

  9. sat in a meeting with the state department’s director of policy planning, Winston Lord.
    this was less apparent in 1974 but is well understood today.
    “Once a nation has crossed the (nuclear) threshold,” Lord told Kissinger, “it is very hard to turn it back.”
    by the end of Tuesday’s historic Donald Trump-Kim Jong-Un summit in Singapore.
    afew weeks after India’s first nuclear test in May 1974, the US secretary of state, Henry Kissinger,
    Option D
    EACB

     

  10. if you swallow us, it would be very painful.
    threats of survival were not fantasies: Indonesia had taken over East Timor after the Portuguese left,
    neither Malaysia, from which Singapore separated in 1965, nor Indonesia, from whose Riau islands you can see Singapore.
    delaying its independence by a quarter-century.
    Singapore invested vast amounts in its defence forces to send a clear message that it could not be taken for granted.
    Option A
    BDCE

     

  11. if the underperformance of the funds are temporary and because of market conditions, but the fund is consistent with its strategy, the fund stays on.
    But some of our recommendations are bound to go wrong.
    following the investment mandate and how ‘true to label’ schemes really are.
    schemes that chase momentum or herd mentality are avoided.
    it is our endeavour to ensure that the Mint50 basket doesn’t churn frequently.
    Option C
    DEBA

     


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