Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam — Set 196

Directions(1-5): In the given question, four words are printed in bold and are numbered 1, 2, 3 and 4. Of these, the positions of two of these words may be incorrect and need to be exchanged to make the sentence correct. Find the two words which need to be exchanged. In case the given sentence is correct, your answer is (E), i.e., ‘No correction required’.

  1. A series(1) of letters left behind by Gerry starts(2) her through the next(3) couple of months, and she guides(4) re-discovering herself.
    2-4
    3-4
    1-3
    2-1
    No correction required
    Option A

     

  2. Congested(1) roads and massive traffic(2) are one of the first things that comes(3) to our minds when we think(4) of Mumbai.
    1-2
    2-3
    1-3
    2-4
    No correction required
    Option E

     

  3. The investigation(1) will cast a further shadow on an Indian beer business(2) that already faces stringent tougher(3) and state-level regulation, making it compliance(4) for brewers to expand.
    1-2
    2-3
    2-4
    3-4
    No correction required
    Option D

     

  4. Mumbai is a/an reputation(1) city in some ways, but this developed(2) depends on fair weather, it turns(3) into a soggy mess with the arrival(4) of a monsoon.
    2-4
    1-3
    1-2
    3-4
    No correction required
    Option C

     

  5. The season has crucial(1) with the spectacular collapse(2) of a pedestrian bridge on a begun(3) railway line, causing injuries and overall urban paralysis(4).
    1-2
    1-3
    1-4
    2-3
    No correction required
    Option B

     

  6. Directions(6-9): In the given question, a statement has been divided into five segments, each of which is denoted by (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E). Rearrange all the segments to form a coherent statement.

  7. A. Thus, crowding out investment
    B. Agriculture as a sector
    C. Where the policy has regressed in terms of public spending
    D. Seems to be one area
    E. Moving away from investments towards subsidies,
    EBCDA
    EBDCA
    BCDEA
    BDCEA
    BDECA
    Option D

     

  8. A) Japan is facing international condemnation after
    B) For the first time in more than 30 years as
    C) To allow the resumption of “sustainable” hunting
    D) The populations of certain types of whale have recovered sufficiently
    E) Confirming it will resuming commercial whaling
    BADCE
    CAEBD
    DEBAC
    ADBEC
    AEBDC
    Option E

     

  9. A) From exploiting desperate workers,
    B) Who were willing to work the rat hole tunnels
    C) Because that is the most remunerative employment available to them
    D) To stop unscrupulous operators of the illegal mine
    E) The administration did not act
    EABCD
    AEDBC
    EDABC
    ABCED
    DAECB
    Option C

     

  10. A) Exceed the community’s or
    B) Seriously disrupts the functioning of a community or society and
    C) Causes human, material, and economic or environmental losses that
    D) A disaster is a sudden, calamitous event that
    E) Society’s ability to cope using its own resources
    DCBAE
    DCBEA
    DBACE
    DBCEA
    DBCAE
    Option E

     

  11. Direction(10): A sentence with one blank is given, indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the word that best fits the blank appropriately.

  12. Far from the din of the city, there __________ an old man who is known for his far sightedness.
    Live
    Lives
    Lived
    Was living
    None of the above
    Option B

     

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