Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam — Set 242

Directions(1-5): Read the sentence 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.

  1. The basketball match (1)/ was organized and (2)/ the sponsored by his (3)/ father’s company. (4)/ No Error (5)
    1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    Option C
    It is improper to use an article before a verb. Thus the article THE should be excluded.

     

  2. Child labor is (1) / considered to be (2) / illegal in(3) /many Countries (4)/ No Error (5)
    1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    Option B
    Here, it is improper to use ‘to be’ (Probability).
    Thus TO BE should be excluded from the sentence.

     

  3. She wanted to reaching (1)/ the hall before others (2)/ so as to (3)/ get the best seats. (4)/ No error (5).
    1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    Option A
    The error is in the first part of the statement. The form of an infinitive is ‘to + V 1 (Plural)’.
    ‘She wanted to reach’ should be used.

     

  4. The royal guards were instruction (1) / to keep the palace (2) /gates closed as the (3)/ villagers were agitated.(4)/ No Error (5)
    1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    Option A
    Here, The royal guards were instructed should be used. Verb should be used in place of a noun.

     

  5. In about five minutes, they would 1/ cover the distance from the road to the point 2/ where the waves would 3/ Begin lick their feet 4 / No error 5
    1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    Option D
    “Begin lick their feet” is incorrect. The sentence talks about an activity that begins. The end of the activity is not there. The phrase should be in its continuous form.

     

  6. Directions(6-10): A sentence with one blank is given, indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the word that best fits the blank appropriately.

  7. Before making a bad decision, take some time and _________ the consequences of your actions.
    Exalt
    Federalize
    Obstinate
    Contemplate
    None of these
    Option D
    Exalt- glorify
    Federalize- form into a single centralized unit; unite in a federal union
    Contemplate- look thoughtfully for a long time at
    Obstinate- stubborn, headstrong

     

  8. The collaboration among the teachers is an ________ project designed to improve student morale.
    Callow
    Foment
    Ad Hoc
    Befuddled
    None of these
    Option C
    Ad Hoc – means – created or done for a particular purpose as necessary

     

  9. A “societe industrielle” for the encouragement of original discovery and invention among the workmen has existed since 1825, and there are various _________societies.
    benevolent
    gooey
    calm
    fractious
    None of these
    Option A
    Benevolent – adjective – well meaning and kindly

     

  10. He might have been overlooked but for the well-meant, _________ officiousness of his father.
    callow
    foment
    indignant
    befuddled
    None of these
    Option C
    Indignant – adjective – feeling or showing anger or annoyance at what is perceived as unfair treatment

     

  11. When Mack was convicted of the _________crime of murder, his wife was so embarrassed she divorced him.
    fractious
    cantankerous
    anomalous
    despicable
    None of these
    Option D
    Despicable: deserving hatred and contempt.
    Fractious: (typically of children) irritable and quarrelsome.
    Anomalous: deviating from what is standard, normal, or expected.
    Cantankerous: bad-tempered, argumentative, and uncooperative.

     

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