Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam — Set 234

Directions(1-5): In the given questions, 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 option E, i.e., ‘All are correct’ as the answer.

  1. To a untrained eye, (A)/ wetlands are easily and frequently (B)/ mistake to be wasteland, a (C)/ point off view that shows (D)/ remarkable ecological ignorance.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option B
    In A, the indefinite article ‘a’ is incorrect and needs to be replaced with the indefinite article ‘an’, as the succeeding word sounds a vowel.
    In C, the noun ‘mistake’ is incorrect and needs to be replaced with the adjective ‘mistaken’. This is because an adjective is needed to describe noun.
    In D, the preposition ‘off’ is incorrect and needs to be replaced with the preposition ‘of’ to make the sentence grammatically and contextually correct.

     

  2. At the half and hour mark, (A)/ Sunil Chettri tested Pune’s city (B)/ goalkeeper Vishal Kaith agility (C)/ with a free kick, after Gurtej Singh brought (D)/ down Miku just outside the box.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option D
    A is incorrect because, we don’t write ‘half and hour,’ it must be ‘half-hour’ or which means a period of 30 minutes.
    B is wrong because ‘Pune’ is itself the city, so Pune’s city doesn’t make sense. The correct usage is “Pune city’s”.
    C is wrong because, here we just show possession using ‘apostrophe.’ It is the agility of ‘Vishal Kaith’ we are talking about.

     

  3. Some countries are (A)/ excluded deposits of the purview (B)/ of bail-in provisions, making (C)/ it easier in build a case for (D)/ jettisoning the clause.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option C
    Part(A): Replace ‘are’ with ‘have’. There should be correct use of verb as per the meaning of the context as the word succeeding ‘are’, in the second part of the sentence is ‘excluded’ which is a verb in its third form.
    Part(B): Replace ‘of’ with ‘from’. ‘Exclusion’ is done from something not ‘of’.
    Part(C): Grammatically correct
    Part(D): Replace ‘build’ with ‘building’ as the preposition it is preceded with preposition ‘in’ indicating the presence of a noun after it.

     

  4. Vitamin B6 transform amino (A)/ acid tryptophan into the hormone (B)/ serotonin that is responsible (C)/ in lifting one’s mood and (D)/ aiding in better sleep.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option B
    Part A: ‘Transform’ is used when the subject just changes its form, but essentially remains the same. But here amino acid tryptophan is getting changed into a completely new object (hormone serotonin). The correct word in this case is ‘convert’. Moreover, we need a singular verb in accordance to singular subject “Vitamin B6”. So, the correct word in this case is ‘converts’.
    Part C: “is responsible for lifting one’s mood….” is a non-descriptive clause. So, the correct relative pronoun is ‘which’ not ‘that’.
    Part D: part D tells the purpose of serotonin. For such purposes, ‘for’ must be used instead of ‘in’.

     

  5. If you’re a runner or an exercise (A)/ regularly, daily consuming (B)/of walnuts can actual speed (C)/ up muscle recovery and (D)/ keep those pesky cramps at bay.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option D
    Part A: ‘exercise regularly’ is an action performed by ‘you’ and doesn’t require an article (an).
    Part B: Replace ‘consuming’ with ‘consumption’. The action of eating or drinking something is appropriately described by the noun ‘consumption’.
    Part C: Speed up is a phrasal verb, thus the adverb “actually” should be used to modify it.

     

  6. Directions(6-10): In these questions, 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.

  7. I.
    A) The issue of heavy school bags
    B) A circular has been sent to the states which
    C) The HRD ministry

    II.
    D) mentions the specified limit of the school bag a child carries.
    E) has recently woken up to the issue of overloaded school bags.
    F) often appears in headlines.

    A-D and C-E
    B-E and C-D
    A-F, B-D and C-E
    C-D
    A-E
    Option C

     

  8. I.
    A) Creating positive change in one’s life
    B) One succumbs to negative expectations thinking it
    C) Doing good can

    II.
    D) would prepare one for worst situations.
    E) transform your outlook.
    F) might hinge on how well one can keep check on their cynicism.

    A-E
    B-E and C-F
    A-F, B-D and C-E
    C-D and A-F
    B-E
    Option C

     

  9. I.
    A) Google has shut down
    B) Google first introduced the Google Go app
    C) Google Go is available on the Google Play Store

    II.
    D) on Android Oreo devices back in 2017.
    E) for all Android devices running on Lollipop and above.
    F) it Mobile Network Insights service.

    B-D and C-E
    A-E, B-F and C-D
    C-D and A-F
    C-D
    B-E
    Option A

     

  10. I.
    A) Although inflation is rampant,
    B) It lies pleasant in a well-wooded country on the
    C) The washing machine broke down so we

    II.
    D) had to call in the technician.
    E) small river Brett, a tributary of the Stour.
    F) the standard of living has gone up.

    B-E
    A-F, C-D and B-E
    A-F and C-D
    A-F and B-E
    B-E and C-D
    Option C

     

  11. I.
    A) The Prime Minister tried his best to give the impression of being in
    B) He said that he paid
    C) He just kept shouting to me, even

    II.
    D) control, but the BBC revealed that the party president called all the shots.
    E) the fee the previous week.
    F) though I had apologized.

    B-E and C-F
    A-D and B-E
    A-D
    B-E
    C-F
    Option C

     

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