Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam— Set 165

Directions (1-5):Read each of the sentences to find out whether there is any grammatical mistake/error in it. The error, if any , will be in TWO PARTS of the sentence. The combination of those parts is the answer. If no part in the sentence has an error, then select ‘No error’ as your answer. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any)

  1. What is exhibited and displayed(A)/ outwardly should not be taken,(B)/ for creditworthy(C)/. Visual appearances are deceptive commonly.(D)
    AC
    BD
    AD
    CD
    No error
    Option
    In C, replace ‘for’ by ‘as’
    In D, correct arrangement -’commonly deceptive’.

     

  2. Those who work diligently, not only achieve their goals and get success,(A)/ but also remain happy,cheerful and active,(B)/ which is itself a great reward even if(C)/ the work does not bring success.(D)
    BD
    AB
    CD
    BC
    No error
    Option E

     

  3. In most of the countries,(A)/the amount of coverage in mainstream media are inversely proportional(B)/ to the actual prevalent of violence(C)/ and gives a false impression.(D)
    BD
    AC
    CD
    BC
    No error
    Option D
    In B, replace ‘are’ by ‘is
    In C, replace ‘prevalent’ by ‘prevalence’.

     

  4. The newspapers has so far(A)/ travelled a long journey of over 350 years,(B)/ yet it is not regarded as a source of(C)/ perfect authentically news or information.(D)
    AC
    CD
    AD
    BC
    No error
    Option C
    In A, replace ‘has’ by ‘have’
    In D, correct expression is ‘perfectly authentic’.

     

  5. With the rapid progress made by(A)/ science and technology in the recent past,(B)/ the conflict between science and(C)/ religion has widened further.(D)
    BC
    AD
    BD
    AB
    No error
    Option E

     

  6. Directions (6-10):Which of the following phrases given below the sentence can replace the words /phrase given in bold in the sentence grammatically and meaningfully? if none of the phrase can replace the word/phrase given in bold in the sentence, select ‘None’ as the answer . If the sentence is correct as it is , your answer is option (E) i.e No correction required.

  7. In the 1870s, Rowland Macy, the founder of the department store chain Macy’s, introduced a certain practice ‘to eliminating the haggling by’ retail goods by customers.
    I. for eliminating the haggling by
    II. to eliminate the haggling for
    III. to having eliminated the haggle for
    Only III
    Both II, III
    Only II
    Only I
    No correction required
    Option C

     

  8. Colleges have ‘a range of societies catering from’ students’ passion, such as photography society, music and dance clubs literature society, nature walk club and so on.
    I. a range of society catered to
    II. a range of societies catering with
    III. a range of societies catering to
    Both II, III
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    No correction required
    Option D

     

  9. You can’t fly a kite unless you go against the wind and have a weight ‘to keep it from turning’ somersaults.
    I. to keep it by turning
    II. for keeping it from turn
    III. to keep it with turning
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I, III
    Only I
    No correction required
    Option E

     

  10. ‘It is indeed a Herculean task to summing up’ the circumstances,reasons,causes,godly favours and other facts which made the British traders the despotic rulers.
    I. It had been indeed a Herculean task to sum
    II. It is indeed a Herculean task to sum up
    III. It were indeed a Herculean task to sum up
    Only III
    Only II
    Both I, III
    Only I
    No correction required
    Option

     

  11. Education for a girl child means making the next generation well educated, full of virtues,free from useless superstitions,confident and capable to do something good for the family.
    I. mean making of next generations
    II. mean making the next generation
    III. meant making of the next generation
    Both I, III
    Only II
    Only III
    Only I
    No correction required
    Option E

     

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