Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam — Set 274

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

  1. I)
    A. Digital services being offered by the government as well as the private sector
    B. The Hospital has made it easy to take
    C. Creating a faceless, paperless, cashless and digital interface between government and citizens

    II)
    D. has improved the life of every citizen.
    E. online appointments in 332 major hospitals.
    F. has immensely helped in curbing corruption, delays in service delivery and leakages.

    A-D, C-F
    A-E, B-D
    B-E, C-F
    A-F, B-D, C-E
    None of these
    Option C

     

  2. I)
    A. With the emergence of technology,
    B. In the colonial period, the British felt the need
    C. Improving teacher status by offering top-notch salaries

    II)
    D. there has been a change in how people perceive education.
    E. to attract the best to the profession could be the revolutionary step.
    F. to communicate with the administrators and thus setting up of English schools was encouraged.

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

     

  3. I)
    A. A dedicated reporting portal has been launched
    B. The drones will be able to detect new properties
    C. The most common form of human stupidity is forgetting

    II)
    D. what one is trying to do.
    E. which was otherwise hidden in normal surveys.
    F. to provide a comprehensive interface between reporting entities to income tax department.

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

     

  4. I)
    A. The Delhi government has deployed marshals in buses
    B. The decision has welcomed a debate on
    C. The initiative promises to rationalize

    II)
    D. to implement it at present.
    E. to ensure women safety.
    F. to make public transport free.

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

     

  5. I)
    A) The offence is not in viewing, but in
    B) In order to prevent piracy, some websites will now be
    C) The court had recently ordered ISPs to block
    II)
    D) a public exhibition or letting for sale.
    E) banned under the John Doe orders from the Bombay High Court.
    F) several sites showing pirated content.

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

     

  6. Directions(6-10): A sentence divided into three parts, I, II and III, is given. There may be an error in one or more parts. Determine the part(s) which requires correction and mark the relevant option as your answer.

  7. Many companys around the world are, (I)/ looking to India for a repeat (II)/ performance of China’s middle – class expansion (III).
    Both I and II
    Both II and III
    Only I
    Both I and III
    None of I, II, III
    Option C
    The error in part I of the sentence is that the plural noun ‘companys’ is incorrect and needs to be replaced with the plural noun ‘companies’ to make the sentence grammatically and contextually correct.

     

  8. With a growing number of African-Americans achieving the educational standards (I)/ as well as the practical experience require for executive positions, it is foreseeable that (II)/ the professional team-sport industry will soon face challenges because of its recent hasty decisions. (III)
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I and II
    Both II and III
    Option B
    Only part II needs the correction as instead of the present tense ‘require’, the past tense ‘required’ should be used.

     

  9. “Strange Bedfellows!” lament the title of a recent letter to Museum News, (I)/ in which a certain Harriet Sherman excoriated the National Gallery of Art in Washington (II)/ for its handling of tickets to the much-ballyhooed “Van Gogh’s van Goghs” exhibit. (III)
    Only I
    Both I and II
    Only II
    Both I and III
    Both II and III
    Option A
    Since the letter has been sent in the past, instead of the present tense form ‘lament’, the past tense form ‘lamented’ should be used.

     

  10. Galaxies are surrounded with large reservoirs of gas, mostly, (I)/ hydrogen, that are feed by inflows from the, (II)/ intergalactic medium and by outflows from galactic windy. (III)
    Both II and III
    Only I
    All I, II, III
    Both I and III
    Both I and II
    Option C
    The error in part I of the sentence is that the preposition ‘with’ is incorrect and needs to be replaced with the preposition ‘by’ to make the sentence grammatically and contextually correct. This is because the verb ‘surrounded’ takes the preposition ‘by’ after it, not ‘with’.
    In part II of the sentence, the past participle form of the verb ‘fed’ will be used in the passive voice construction ‘are + verb’.
    The error in part III of the sentence is that the adjective ‘windy’ is incorrect and needs to be replaced with the noun ‘winds’ to make the sentence grammatically and contextually correct.

     

  11. The chairman of the board, who was very sorry to learn that he’d acted on incorrect information, (I)/ should not be held responsible to decreasing revenues or falling stock prices; (II)/ though many have suggested he shall. (III)
    Only I
    Both I and II
    Only III
    Both I and III
    Both II and III
    Option E
    There is an error in part II because of the preposition ‘to’ after ‘responsible’. The adjective responsible can be followed by the prepositions for or to.
    We use for when we are naming a task that a person or group has to carry out. We use to when we are naming the person or group of people to whom you have a duty. Therefore, ‘to’ must be replaced with ‘for’ to make it a correct statement.
    There is an error in part III of the sentence because the verb ‘should’ must be used instead of ‘shall’.

     

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