Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam — Set 251

Directions(1-4): For the following word given below, a contextual usage is provided. Pick the word from the alternatives given that is most inappropriate in the given context.

  1. Statutes: The codes are comprehensive statutes that structure the process from arrest through appeal.
    Regulation
    Enactment
    Procrastination
    Pronouncement
    None of the above
    Option C
    “Procrastination” means “the action of delaying or postponing something”.

     

  2. Impasse: Negotiations seemed to have reached an impasse.
    Halt
    Deadlock
    Standstill
    Unfold
    None of the above
    Option D
    “Unfold” means to (of events or information) gradually develop or be revealed.

     

  3. Devious: Ratan took us by a devious route to his home.
    Serpentine
    Promenade
    Circuitous
    Winding
    None of the above
    Option
    “Promenade” means “a paved public walk, typically one along the seafront at a resort”.

     

  4. Deprecate: What I always deprecate is my mother’s persistent indulgence in my personal matters.
    Abhor
    Deplore
    Adore
    Execrate
    None of the above
    Option C
    “Adore” means to like something very much.

     

  5. Directions(5-10): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error if any will be in one part of the sentence. If there is no error, the answer is 5) i.e ‘No error’. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any.)

  6. Let’s wait and see (1)/ how the land (2)/ laid before (3)/ we do anything. (4)/ No error (5)
    1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    Option C
    Present tense is evident from the sentence. Hence, Present Simple i.e. ‘lies’ should be used instead of ‘laid’.

     

  7. In ancient Greece (1)/ a messenger ran from Marathon (2)/ to Athens with the news of (3)/ a victory over the Persians. (4)/ No error (5)
    1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    Option E

     

  8. Grammar information enables (1)/ students to map a (2)/ structure of a foreign (3)/ language onto their own. (4)/ No error (5)
    1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    Option B
    Here, definite article ‘the’ should be used before structure.

     

  9. Their wedding (1)/ turned out to be (2)/ quite (3)/ an occasion. (4)/ No error (5)
    1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    Option E

     

  10. I may be stated (1)/the obvious but (2)/ without more money the (3)/ project cannot survive. (4)/ No error (5)
    1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    Option A
    Here, ‘I may be stating’ should be used. Use of passive is not proper.

     

  11. My friend lived at the top(1) / of an old house (2) / which attic had been(3) / converted into a flat. (4)/ No Error(5)
    1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    Option C
    Here, ‘whose attic had been’…should be used.

     

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