Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam — Set 194

Directions(1-5): Five statements labelled A, B, C, 1 and 2 are given below. Among them, statements A, B and C are in the correct order. Identify the positions of 1 and 2 so as to make a logically coherent paragraph.

  1. A) I flew from Bengaluru to Delhi on Vistara and got the Gardenia to pack me a biryani.
    B) When the hostess asked me what I wanted for dinner, I responded that I had my own food.
    C) “Let me at least heat it for you”, she said.
    1) I try not to eat on planes but when it is a long flight, I take my own packed food.
    2) She took the biryani away and returned with a beautiful plate of warm biryani served restaurant style with curd, pickles, etc.

    12ABC
    1ABC2
    21ABC
    ABC12
    2ABC1
    Option B

     

  2. A) In my earlier avatar, I was just another spaced out smartphone user filled with self-loathing about my phone addiction.
    B) Then one day, I scrolled down my messages, skimming over the spam offerings of pest control, carpet cleaning and movie tickets.
    C) I saw one message with discount code: ‘loveplants’.
    1) Maybe due to a persistent cough, I clicked and went to the website that was advertising this discount.
    2) I do not know why I paid attention to that.
    ABC21
    ABC12
    12ABC
    21ABC
    1ABC2
    Option A

     

  3. A) Texturing and handicrafts will be back in a big way.
    B) Rahul Mishra agrees and adds, “People are looking for things that have a story-carrying a piece of their tradition forward.
    C) Fashion is going to become more of storytelling through clothes and accessories.
    1) Sonam says that the push for buy-less, wear-more will lead to a revolution of woven textiles and crochet.
    2) Craftsmanship and handmade is going to be big, stories from the past are going to reflect in fashion”, he says.
    ABC12
    ABC21
    1ABC2
    2ABC1
    21ABC
    Option C

     

  4. A) It is equally about sensitivity for the transgressions in Hindi.
    B) It is also about the misplaced words, the mixed up Js and Zs.
    C) But language is such an indicator of class and our anxieties around it, that any conversation around ‘correct’ usage throws up complicated issues.
    1) The point was subtly and impactfully communicated in a lovely movie based on the English language.
    2) To begin with, it’s not about English.
    1ABC2
    21ABC
    12ABC
    ABC21
    2ABC1
    Option E

     

  5. A) Without specialised equipment, humans would be lost in these deep-sea habitats, so how do fish make it seem so easy?
    B) Much of this is due to a biological phenomenon known as electro-reception – the ability to perceive and act upon electrical stimuli as part of the overall senses.
    C) This ability is found only in aquatic or amphibious species because water is an efficient conductor of electricity.
    1) Open your eyes in sea water and it is difficult to see much more than a murky, bleary green colour.
    2) Sounds, too, are garbled and difficult to comprehend.
    21ABC
    1ABC2
    ABC12
    12ABC
    2ABC1
    Option D

     

  6. Directions(6-9): In the given question, a part of the sentence is printed in bold. Below the sentence alternatives to the bold part are given at (A), (B), (C) and (D) which may help improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case the given sentence is correct, your answer is (E), i.e., ‘No correction required’.

  7. Andrew was (unexpected called for the jury) duty while he was on the way to attend his friend’s wedding party.
    unexpected call for the jury
    called unexpected for the jury
    called unexpectedly for the jury
    call unexpectedly for the jury
    No correction required
    Option C

     

  8. (“You’re fast!”, appreciated) the coach after seeing the incomparable run by the athlete.
    “Your fast!”, appreciated
    “Your faster!”, appreciated
    “Your fastest!”, appreciated
    “You’re fastest!”, appreciated
    No correction required
    Option E

     

  9. In the beginning of the 12th century, the Western Roman Empire (have collapsed, being left the Byzantine Empire) as the only real power in Eastern Europe.
    have collapsed, leaving the Byzantine Empire
    had collapsed, had left the Byzantine Empire
    have collapsed, left the Byzantine Empire
    had collapsed, leaving the Byzantine Empire
    had collapsed, being left the Byzantine Empire
    Option D

     

  10. Under the terms of the settlement, the father agreed to joint custody |(in lieu to pay) child support.
    on lieu of pay
    on lieu to paying
    in lieu of paying
    in lieu to paid
    No correction required
    Option C

     


  11. Direction:
    In the following question, a word is given, which has been used in the three statements given below it. Identify the statement(s) in which the word fits contextually to convey a logical meaning.

  12. Grate
    1) At the bottom of the kiln is a grate of iron bars, and on this wood and coke are piled to start the fire.
    2) He kept staring at her and it began to grate on her nerves.
    3) We are all to a grate extent the products of our culture.
    Only 1
    Only 3
    Both 1 and 2
    Both 2 and 3
    All 1,2,3
    Option C
    Grate can be used both as noun and a verb.
    When used as a verb it means to have an irritating effect, as used in sentence 2.
    When used as a noun it refers to a metal frame for holding fuel in a fireplace or furnace, as in sentence 1.
    Grate can never be used as an adjective as used in sentence 3. It should be great in sentence 3.

     

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