Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam— Set 163

Directions (1-7): Below a set of sentences are provided. You need to find out the best pairs which represent the same meaning and are grammatically and logically correct. Find out the suitable option and mark your answer accordingly.

  1. a) The Nobel Peace Prize conferred on the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is equally a recognition for the 122 countries that backed the 2017 UN treaty this summer to ban the bomb.
    b) While the 122 countries that backed the 2017 UN treaty this summer to ban the bomb, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) conferred the Nobel Peace Prize.
    c) The Nobel Peace Prize conferred on the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is equally a recognition because the 122 countries that backed the 2017 UN treaty this summer to ban the bomb.
    d) For the 122 countries, it is equally a recognition that the Nobel Peace Prize conferred on the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), that backed the 2017 UN treaty this summer to ban the bomb.
    a and b
    b and c
    c and d
    a and d
    a and c
    Option D

     

  2. a) When you consider employee recognition processes, you need to develop employee recognition that is equally powerful for both the organization and the employee.
    b) While considering employee recognition processes, one has to develop employee recognition that is equally powerful for both the organization and the employee.
    c) However you consider employee recognition processes, you can develop employee recognition that is equally powerful for both the organization and the employee.
    d) As considering employee recognition processes, one might develop employee recognition that is equally powerful for both the organization and the employee.
    a and b
    b and c
    c and d
    a and d
    a and c
    Option A

     

  3. a) The corporate world was expecting the government to reduce corporate tax years from 30%, but it has not been done for all.
    b) The corporate world will expect the government to reduce corporate tax years from 30%, but it had not done for all.
    c) To reduce corporate tax years from 30% was expected by the corporate world by the government.
    d) Although the corporate world was expecting the government to reduce corporate tax years from 30%, it has not been done for all.
    a and b
    b and c
    c and d
    a and d
    a and c
    Option D

     

  4. a) Although new products and new business models having shorter life cycles, there is a need for constant innovation.
    b) New products and new business models having shorter life cycles, yet there is a need for constant innovation.
    c) Because new products and new business models having shorter life cycles, there is a need for constant innovation.
    d) Either new products and new business models having shorter life cycles, or there is a need for constant innovation.
    a and b
    b and c
    c and d
    a and d
    b and d
    Option B

     

  5. a) Although organisations understand the idea of a high-potential pool, they fail to consider the differences between potential, performance and readiness.
    b) While organisations understand the idea of a high-potential pool, they fail to consider the differences between potential, performance and readiness.
    c) However organisations understand the idea of a high-potential pool, they start failing to consider the differences between potential, performance and readiness.
    d) Understanding the idea of a high-potential pool, organisations fail to consider the differences between potential, performance and readiness.
    a and b
    b and c
    c and d
    a and d
    b and d
    Option E

     

  6. a) Being one of the largest and youngest population in the world; 80% of India‘s workforce does not have identifiable marketable skills.
    b) India has one of the largest and youngest population in the world; however, 80% of its workforce does not have identifiable marketable skills.
    c) Despite being one of the largest and youngest population in the world; 80% of India‘s workforce does not have identifiable marketable skills.
    d) As India has one of the largest and youngest population in the world; so 80% of its workforce have identifiable marketable skills
    a and b
    b and c
    c and d
    a and d
    b and d
    Option B

     

  7. a) Though he never spoke more than a smattering of Malayalam, he still managed to communicate the most complex designs to his workers.
    b) He never spoke more than a smattering of Malayalam, because he still managed to communicate the most complex designs to his workers.
    c) He never spoke more than a smattering of Malayalam, yet he still managed to communicate the most complex designs to his workers.
    d) While he spoke more than a smattering of Malayalam, he still managed to communicate the most complex designs to his workers
    a and b
    b and c
    c and d
    a and d
    a and c
    Option E

     

  8. Directions (8-10): A part of sentence is underlined. You need to find the correct alternative from the provided options which makes the sentence grammatically and logically correct. Mark your answer accordingly.

  9. A bench of Justices J Chelameswar and S Abdul Nazeer declined to interfere with the 17 August order ―of the Allahabad High Court that rejected a plea of a Uttar Pradesh native, seeking quashing of the FIR lodged against him by the woman.
    of the Allahabad High Court that rejected a plea of a Uttar Pradesh native, seeking
    of the Allahabad High Court which had rejected a plea of a Uttar Pradesh native, seeking
    of the Allahabad High Court which rejected a plea of a Uttar Pradesh native, seeking
    of the Allahabad High Court that had rejected a plea of a Uttar Pradesh native, seeking
    of the Allahabad High Court who had rejected a plea of a Uttar Pradesh native, seeking
    Option B

     

  10. Deepening Russia’s involvement, its foreign ministry announced on Tuesday that 33 Syrian ―opposition groups and political parties had invited to the Russian resort of Sochi‖ for a “Syrian Congress on National Dialogue” on November 18.
    opposition groups and political parties had invited to the Russian resort of Sochi
    opposition groups and political parties invited to the Russian resort of Sochi
    opposition groups and political parties were invited to the Russian resort of Sochi
    opposition groups and political parties were being invited to the Russian resort of Sochi
    opposition groups and political parties had been invited to the Russian resort of Sochi
    Option

     

  11. “To the past two or three years, counsellors have noticed” that many students complain that they are not able to recall
    what they had studied.
    To the past two or three years, counsellors have noticed
    Over the past two or three years, counsellors had noticed
    To the past two or three years, counsellors noticed
    Over the past two or three years, counsellors have noticed
    Over the past two or three years, counsellors noticed
    Option D

     

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