Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam — Set 208

Directions(1-5): The given sentences, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labelled with a letter. Find the correct order of the sentences after rearrangement to construct a coherent paragraph keeping (6) as the last statement. Then answer the questions that follow.

  1. A) Co-working space is defined as the sharing of office space by self-employed, independent professionals who wish to work together in a communal and collaborative setting.
    B) While coworking has many benefits, it is necessarily not ________ for every entrepreneur or business.
    C) It also helps fill the social needs people have either informally, by simply bringing together a group of people with similar interests, or formally, through networking events, holiday parties, and even softball leagues.
    D) Co-working spaces allow individuals to rent out workspace in an environment alongside others doing the same.
    E) If you prefer a quiet work environment with a minimum of interruptions to stay focused, then coworking space may not be suitable.
    6) Background noise from phone conversations, socialization, music, etc. can be very distracting and detract from your productivity.

    1. Which of the following would be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?

    A
    B
    C
    D
    E
    Option D

     

  2. Which of the following pairs form two consecutive statements after rearrangement?
    AE
    AB
    EB
    CB
    None of these
    Option D

     

  3. Which of the following can replace the FIFTH sentence of the passage?
    A co-working environment can provide a flexible, convenient and professional work environment that encourages productivity.
    Co-working allows you a designated area to get your work done, away from home, physically separating your work and personal life.
    A well-equipped co-working space will have the office essentials you need, like a printer, scanner and other standard equipment.
    Co-working space users may have minimal choices when it comes to ergonomic issues such as desk space and seating.
    Co-working is less expensive than renting out a facility all your own.
    Option D

     

  4. Which of the following word would fill the blank given in statement B?
    Incompetent
    Unworthy
    Suitable
    Conflicting
    Contrast
    Option C

     

  5. Which of the following should be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?
    B
    C
    D
    E
    F
    Option A

     

  6. Directions(6-10): In the given question, a sentence is divided into five parts out of which the last part is correct. Out of the remaining four, there are errors in three parts. Choose the part which doesn’t have an error. If all the four parts are correct, mark E, i.e., ‘All are correct’ as the answer.

  7. Eating with your hands also made (A)/ you conscious of the textures and intricacies (B)/ of the food you eat, not mention (C)/ its extremely freeing, so its easy (D)/ to understand how the world’s following suit.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option B
    Part A is wrong because it has the verb in simple past. In part C, ‘to’ must be added before ‘mention’ to make the segment correct. So, option C is also wrong. In part D, it should be ‘it’s’ instead of ‘its’ as this past needs a subject (it) not a possessive pronoun (its).

     

  8. Bonsai is a Japanese arts form (A) that use cultivation (B)/ techniques in (C)/ produce small trees in containers that mimic the shape (D)/ and scale of full-size trees.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option D
    A- the plural “arts” is incorrect. “Art form” is a compound noun. The plurals of compound nouns are generally formed by adding ‘s’ to the principal word (i.e. the most significant word in the compound), also called the head of the compound. The head informs us about what the compound refers to. The other elements of the compound modify the head and are called the head’s dependents. In the given case, since we have a singular subject “Bonsai”, even the principle word should not be plural.
    B- “Bonsai” is a singular noun, thus, the verb must also be singular. Hence, “uses” must be used instead of “use”.
    C- The preposition “in” is incorrect and must be replaced by “to”.

     

  9. A Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity (formerly the (A)/ International Advertising Festival), a global event for those (B)/ working on creative communications, advertising, and related fields, (C)/ is considered to be the prodigiousest gathering of the advertising (D)/ and creative communications industry.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option B
    Option A uses the article ‘a’ instead of ‘the’ while mentioning the name of a specific event. Option C uses the wrong preposition. It uses ‘working on creative field’ instead of ‘working in creative field’. Option D uses ‘prodigiousest’, which is not a word. The superlative degree of ‘prodigious’ is ‘most prodigious’.

     

  10. The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) are (A)/ a membership organization of much than (B)/ 19,000 federal, state, and local public finance officials (C)/ from the United States and Canada who (D)/ was founded more than 100 years ago.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option C
    The error in part ‘A’ is the use of verb ‘are’. It should be replaced with ‘is’ because it is used for a singular entity, i.e., the GFOA. In ‘B’ ‘much’ should be replaced with ‘more’ because ‘more’ is used for countable nouns. Error in ‘D’ is the use of the word ‘who’ which needs to be replaced with ‘which’ because ‘who’ is used for living beings and here ‘which’ is to be used for an association.

     

  11. Mr. Siddaramaiah has filed nomination for the May 12 (A)/ election from Chamundeshwari in Mysuru district (B)/ and Badami at Bagalkot district, while (C)/ his son Yathindra is contesting of (D)/ Varuna in Mysuru district.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option B
    Part A is incorrect because we can see that he has filed nominations from two places. So we must write ‘nominations.’
    Part C is incorrect because, unless we are talking about a definite place like ‘station, airport, market’ we must not use ‘at.’ For places like ‘district, states, country’ we must use ‘in.’
    Part D is incorrect as the preposition “of” is incorrect and must be replaced by “from”.

     

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