Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam — Set 254

Directions(1-5): Out of the three statements given below, one or more may be grammatically incorrect. Identify the correct statement(s) and choose the relevant option as your answer.

  1. I) Sturgis and I sang along with the radio, bouncing on our toes, burning energy while we had it and twirling tongs on our fingers like gunslingers before dropping them onto the steamer’s bar handles.
    II) Sturgis and I sung along with the radio, bouncing on our toes, burning energy while we had it and twirling tongs on our fingers like gunslingers before dropping them onto the steamer’s bar handles.
    III) Sturgis and I was singing along with the radio, bouncing on our toes, burning energy while we had it and twirling tongs on our fingers like gunslingers before dropping them onto the steamer’s bar handles.
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I and II
    All of these
    Option A

     

  2. I) Anissa Helou has assembled an astonishing treatise on food of the Islamic world, which includes recipes from countries as far flung as Iran, Somalia, India, Turkey, Oman and Nigeria.
    II) Anissa Helou has assembled an astonishing exposition on food of the Islamic world, which includes recipes from countries as far flung as Iran, Somalia, India, Turkey, Oman and Nigeria.
    III) Anissa Helou has assemble an astonishing treatise on food of the Islamic world, which includes recipes from countries as far flung as Iran, Somalia, India, Turkey, Oman and Nigeria.
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I and II
    All of these
    Option D

     

  3. I) The superbly written and research account is at once poignant and deeply troubling, blending the personal and the academic in a way that makes the heavy subject matter accessible.
    II) The superbly written and researched account is at once poignant and deeply troubling, blend the personal and the academic in a way that makes the heavy subject matter accessible.
    III) The superbly written and researched account is at once poignant and deeply troubling, blending the personal and the academic in a way that make the heavy subject matter accessible.
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    None of these
    All of these
    Option D
    The correct sentence is
    ‘The superbly written and researched account is at once poignant and deeply troubling, blending the personal and the academic in a way that makes the heavy subject matter accessible’.

     

  4. I) A woman very much like Laing prepares to get married against a backdrop of Trump, Brexit and a generalized malaise that makes everything feel out of control and bad.
    II) A woman very much like Laing prepares to get married against an backdrop of Trump, Brexit and a generalized malaise that makes everything feel out of control and bad.
    III) A woman very much like Laing prepares to get married against a backdrop of Trump, Brexit and an generalized malaise that makes everything feel out of control and bad.
    Only I
    Both I and II
    Both II and III
    Both I and III
    None of these
    Option A

     

  5. I) This often-poignant collections of Mandela’s missives gives us a deeper insight into how he struggled with being an absent and incarcerated father and husband.
    II) This often-poignant collection of Mandela’s missives gives us a deeper insight into how he struggled with being an absent and imprisoned father and husband.
    III) This often-poignant collection of Mandela’s missives gives us a deeper insight into how he struggled with being an absent and incarcerated father and husband.
    Only I
    Both I and II
    Both II and III
    Both I and III
    None of these
    Option C

     

  6. Directions(6-10): A sentence with two blanks is given, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the words that best fit in the given blanks making the sentence grammatically correct and meaningful.

  7. Stating that the ATM operations are _________ losses, the nation’s largest bank, the State Bank plans to _________ the management of some of its ATMs.
    Incurring, Outsource
    Generating, Resource
    Generating, Close
    Reporting, Tighter
    Undergoing, Revamp
    Option A

     

  8. Though the law became ________ from 1950, it was not until a decade later that any _________ under that law was recorded.
    Operative, Offence
    Invoked, Crime
    Enacted, Act
    Effective, Brief
    Adduced, Perjury
    Option A

     

  9. It is extremely painful that the media is giving _________ to wild allegations by people totally _________ with the incident.
    Credence, Unrelated
    Attention, Taken
    Encouragement, Fed up with
    Money, Poverty struck
    Incitement, Angry
    Option A

     

  10. Most journalistic writings could do with _________ of paragraph to make the prose more _________
    Deletion, Succinct
    Suppression, Legible
    Removal, Argumentative
    Simplification, Abstruse
    Interpretation, Sophisticated
    Option A

     

  11. On being asked for the passport, he ______ to his dismay that he had ______ to bring it along with him to the airport.
    Shocked, Failed
    Realised, Forgotten
    Pleaded, Forgotten
    Understood, Lost
    Recognized, Missed
    Option B

     

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