Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam — Set 202

Directions(1-5): In the given questions, four words are printed in bold and are numbered A, B, C, and D. You have to decide which of the following is inappropriate in the context. If all the words are appropriate in the context then mark ‘All correct’ as your answer.

  1. The firms in developed countries are especially eager(A) for unfettered(B) access to the attraction(C) Chinese market, and have been pushing(D) their governments to secure it for them.

    D
    A
    B
    C
    All are correct
    Option D
    The error is in word at C, which means the word ‘attraction’ has been wrongly used here. Note that the word after ‘attraction’ is a noun, whereas we need an adjective to modify a noun. Hence, ‘attractive’ should replace the highlighted word mentioned in C to make the statement grammatically correct and contextually meaningful.

     

  2. The primary objective(A) of medical education should be to provide(B) a cater(C) of personnel(D) to take care of the health needs of the country.
    B
    C
    A
    D
    All are correct
    Option B
    The use of the word ‘cater’ in inappropriate, as it is a verb whereas a noun is required to act as an object to the verb ‘provide’. The context of the sentence implies that the main objective of medical education is to provide experts who can take care of health needs of the country. The word ‘cater’ (means to provide and sometimes serve food) does not fit in contextually and must be replaced with ‘cadre’ (means a small group of trained people who form the basic unit of a military, political or a business organisation).

     

  3. India must join region(A) trade partnership, hook(B) into global value chains, and address(C) issues afflicting(D) competitiveness.
    D
    A
    B
    C
    All are correct
    Option B
    The bold word given in A ‘region’ is a noun and has been wrongly used here. We need an adjective to modify a noun ‘trade partnership’. So, ‘regional’ must replace the highlighted word ‘region’.

     

  4. The state’s exit could result in foreign equity(A) control of banks and possibly(B) even a loss of sovereinty(C) over a sector that is vital(D) to the economy.
    B
    C
    A
    D
    All are correct
    Option B
    The spelling of the word mentioned at (C) is incorrect. The correct spelling is “sovereignty” which means supreme power or authority.

     

  5. The expansion(A) of rules-based trade and investment opened(B) up lucrate(C) new markets for US firms(D).
    D
    B
    C
    A
    All are correct
    Option C
    The word ‘lucrate’ is incorrect here as the word is not a standard word in the English language. The expansion of rule-based trade and investment would open up huge profits in new markets. So, the word ‘lucrative’ (producing a great deal of profit) will make the statement meaningful.

     

  6. Directions(6-10): Read the sentences to find out whether there is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number corresponding to that part will be your answer. If the given sentence is correct as it is, mark the answer as No error. Ignore the errors of punctuation if any.

  7. Vijay had always (1)/ been keen on (2)/getting as much (3)/ education as he could.(4)/ No error (5)
    1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    Option E

     

  8. The Chinese word for crisis (1)/ is divided in two characters (2)/, one meaning danger and (3)/ the other meaning opportunity. (4)/ No error(5)
    1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    Option B
    Use the preposition “into” instead of “in”. With divided, the preposition “into” is used.

     

  9. The writers (1)/ have no qualms on (2)/ depicting the gory (3)/ details of the violence. (4)/ No error (5)
    1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    Option B
    ‘Qualms’ means an uneasy feeling of doubt, worry, or fear, especially about one’s own conduct; a misgiving.
    Grammatically, the preposition ‘about’ should follow instead of ‘on’.

     

  10. Rajiv has won a prize of (1)/ two million dollars which (2)/ has to be shared (3)/ between all his team members.(4)/ No error (5)
    1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    Option D
    The phrase ‘between all his team members’ should be replaced by ‘among all his team members’ as there are multiple people. The preposition ‘between’ has been wrongly used here.

     

  11. My friend lives (1)/ at a beautiful house (2)/ not more than (3)/ five minutes from the beach.(4)/ No error (5)
    1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    Option B
    Substitute ‘at’ with ‘in’.
    ‘At’ is used to define a point roughly around the given location.
    ‘In’ is used to define something being within the confines of a given location.

     

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