Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam — Set 199

Directions(1-4): Out of the five statements given below, only one is grammatically correct. Choose the correct statement as your answer.

  1. Since I am visually impaired, my mother prohibit me from playing the game.
    Since I am visually impaired, my mother prohibit me playing the game.
    Since I am visually impaired, my mother prohibits me from playing the game.
    Since I am visually impaired, my mother resisted me playing the game.
    Since I am visually impair, my mother prohibits me from playing the game.
    Option C
    A. “Mother” is a singular noun, thus, the verb should be singular too, i.e. “prohibits”.
    B. “Prohibit from” is the correct phrase which means to stop someone from doing something. Here the preposition ‘from’ is missing. Hence, it is incorrect.
    D. The sentence is grammatically and structurally incorrect.
    E. One is visually “impaired” (noun) and not “impair” (verb), thus, option E is incorrect.

     

  2. The demand-led view of education can gives it a new sense of energy and purpose.
    The demand-led view of education could give it a new sense of energy and purpose.
    The demand-led view of education can give it a new senses of energy and purpose.
    The demand-led view of education can give it a new sense of energy and purposes.
    The demand-led view of education can give it a new sense of energy and purpose.
    Option E
    Option :A give will be appropriate rather than gives.
    Option :B Replace could with can. could is used as the past tense of can.
    Option :C senses is wrong use with article a so correct verb will be sense.
    Option : D Replace purposes with purpose. “And” is conjunction here, Basically, and conjunctions join similar form of words.

     

  3. Neither the public nor the police officers who rushed to the spot was able to help Sundar and his wife as the car was engulfed in flames.
    Neither the public nor the police officers who rushed to the spot were able to help Sundar and his wife as the car were engulfed in flames.
    Neither the public nor the police officers who rushed to the spot were able to help Sundar and his wife as the car was engulfed in flames.
    Neither the public nor the police officers who rushed to the spot were capable to help Sundar and his wife as the car was engulfed in flames.
    Neither the public nor the police officers who rushed to the spot were able to help Sundar and his wife as the car was engulf in flames.
    Option C
    A) The correct usage for “police officers” is “were”.
    B) ‘Car’ is singular, so “was” should be used.
    C) This sentence is grammatically correct.
    D) The word “capable” is used to show “capability” and “competency”. Hence, “able” is the correct usage.
    E) Past form of “engulf” should be used after the main verb ,“was”.

     

  4. Surprisingly, only 12% of the students have been scored above 45.
    Surprisingly, only 12% of the students had been scored above 45.
    Surprisingly, only 12% of the students have scoring above 45.
    Surprisingly, only 12% of the students are scored above 45.
    Surprisingly, only 12% of the students had scored above 45.
    Option E

     

  5. Directions(5-9): 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’.

  6. Our core service is utilizing our pragmatic(1) and business expertise(2) to provide accountancy(3), technically correct and honest advice(4).

    1-3
    1-2
    3-4
    2-4
    No correction required
    Option A

     

  7. The negative(1) habit of spending(2) too much time on social media quickly(3) begins to have insidious(4) effects on the mind.
    1-4
    2-4
    2-3
    1-3
    No correction required
    Option A

     

  8. Cromwell thoroughly(1) approved of the privations(2) scheme of confiscation and colonization, causing great enormous(3) and sufferings, which was carried(4) out.
    1-2
    2-4
    2-3
    3-4
    No correction required
    Option C

     

  9. Mingled(1) with his allegorical(2) philosophy are the most vehement(3) attacks upon the established(4) religion.
    2-3
    2-4
    1-3
    3-4
    No correction required
    Option E

     

  10. Surely there are hearts and hands ever ready(1) to make it possible for generous(2) wrought(3) to be intentions(4) into noble deeds.
    1-3
    2-3
    3-4
    2-4
    No correction required
    Option C

     

  11. 10. Which of the following is opposite in meaning to the word “nimble” ?
    Dexterous
    Dynamic
    Stiff
    Reticent
    None of these
    Option C
    Nimble means dynamic and the opposite is ‘stiff’, which means inflexible.

     

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