Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam — Set 218

Directions(1-5): In this question, two columns I and II are given containing three sentences/phrases each. The sentence is divided into two parts. Column I (A, B and C) consists of first half of each sentence and Column II (D, E and F) consists of second half of the sentence. Match column I with column II, so that the sentences formed are both meaningful and grammatically correct. Choose the option as per your answer.

  1. I.
    A) According to the State of Global Air 2019 Report,
    B) Increased PM levels
    C) No wonder reports claim that

    II.
    D) air pollution is the third highest killer in India.
    E) India has a PM 2.5 exposure at 91 microgram/cubic meter.
    F) and vehicular pollution are widespread in non-metro cities as well.

    BE and CF
    AE, BF and CD
    AF and CD
    BF
    AE and CF
    Option B

     

  2. I.
    A) Cooking oils are made of fats,
    B) All must try to inculcate habits
    C) Research your options and try the oils

    II.
    D) the which give us long and healthy life.
    E) that keep nutrient value of foods intact.
    F) some of which are good and the others not so much.

    BD
    AE and CF
    CE
    AF and CE
    CD and AF
    Option D

     

  3. I.

    A) While we glorify multitasking,
    B) We could be interrupted by the ping of our smartphones and
    C) When we prioritize things that are really necessary,

    II.

    D) we start feeling comfortable.
    E) constant switching between activities can take a toll on our brain.
    F) start managing our calendar in the middle of the work.

    BF and CD
    AE, BF and CD
    CD and AF
    CE
    BD
    Option B

     

  4. I.

    A) Antioxidants in blueberries
    B) Healthy fat stored in the body
    C) Omega-3 fatty acids

    II.
    D) can be found in fish or in capsule form.
    E) can help boost focus.
    F) is a useful reserve.

    AE, BF and CD
    AF, AE and BD
    BF
    CD
    CD and BF
    Option A

     

  5. I.
    A) Water scarcity already affects every continent and
    B) According to WHO, an individual requires
    C) India is currently reeling under severe water crisis in

    II.
    D) 365 districts spread across 17 states.
    E) around 2.8 billion people around the world.
    F) the around 25 litres of water daily.

    BE and CF
    AE and CD
    AF and CD
    BF
    AE and CF
    Option B

     

  6. Directions(6-10): In the given question, a part of the sentence is printed in bold. Below the sentence, three alternatives to the bold part are given, more than one of which may help improve the sentence. Choose the option that reflects the correct use of the phrase in the context of the sentence. In case the given sentence is correct, your answer is option (E), i.e., “No correction required”.

    The trees (shed his leaves every time autumn approaches) but a healthy tree always gets its leaves back in the spring, which explains the point that fighting spirit is enough to keep one afloat.

  7. i. has shed their leaves every time autumn approaches
    ii. shed their leaves every time autumn approaches
    iii. shed its leaves every time autumn approaches
    Only i
    Only ii
    Only iii
    Both i and iii
    No correction required
    Option B

     

  8. Both the framing and lighting used by the director of photography Nikhil Luka lends the film tangible textures, with (subtle differences between visualization), setting apart the spaces in which the drama unfolds.

    i. Subtle differences in visualization
    ii. Subtle difference of visualization
    iii. Subtle differences with visualization

    Only i
    Only ii
    Only iii
    Both ii and iii
    No correction required
    Option A

     

  9. When households experience food insecurity, they have to make many difficult (decision in order to have meet) the family’s nutritional needs.

    i. decisions in order to meet
    ii. decision in meeting
    iii. decisions to meet

    Both i and iii
    Only ii
    Only iii
    Both i and ii
    No correction required
    Option A

     

  10. I know for sure that this appliance should not be handled this way but if I am (proved wrong then I will drink a humble pie).

    i. proved to be wrong then I will drink a humble pie
    ii. proved wrong then I will drink an honourable pie
    iii. proved wrong then I will eat a humble pie

    Only i
    Only ii
    Only iii
    Both ii and iii
    No correction required
    Option C

     

  11. At the railway station, (the baby was holding up to its mother’s finger) because he was afraid of the emerging crowd.

    i. the baby was holding back to its mother’s finger
    ii. the baby was keeping off to its mother’s finger
    iii. the baby was holding fast to its mother’s finger

    Only i
    Only ii
    Only iii
    Both i and ii
    No correction required
    Option C

     

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