Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam — Set 277

Directions(1-4): In the given question, four words are numbered 1, 2, 3 and 4. Of these, the positions of two of these words may be incorrect and need to be exchanged to make the sentence correct. Find the two words which need to be exchanged. In case the given sentence is correct, your answer is (E), i.e. ‘No correction required’.

  1. Alcohol addiction is a complex(1) phenomenon that research(2) indicates is likely to be caused(3) by a variety of factors(4) rather than a single one.
    1-2
    2-3
    1-4
    3-4
    No correction required
    Option E

     

  2. Apart from uplifting(1) your mood instantly(2), being in a several(3) relationship with music can help you in serious(4) other ways.
    1-2
    3-4
    1-3
    2-4
    No correction required
    Option B

     

  3. Wireless communication is one of the most active areas for(1) research and the demand of(2) wireless services has been changing from(3) the regular voice services to mixed multimedia services over(4) the wireless media.
    2-4
    1-2
    3-4
    2-3
    No correction required
    Option B

     

  4. Our core service is utilizing our pragmatic(1) and business expertise(2) to provide accountancy(3), technically correct and honest advice(4).
    1-2
    1-3
    3-4
    2-4
    No correction required
    Option B

     

  5. Directions(5-6): In the given questions, a statement has been divided into five segments, each of which is denoted by (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E). Rearrange all the segments to form a coherent statement and mark the corresponding option as your answer.

  6. A. about a month, beginning as the leaves
    B. hill-climbing season lasts for
    C. at the end of October
    D. start turning red and concluding
    E. with the National Climb Championships
    CBAED
    EADBC
    CDEBA
    BCDEA
    BADEC
    Option E

     

  7. A. each time we recall a memory,
    B. we only remember the last time we
    C. recalled that memory, and each time we pull up
    D. a memory, we may introduce new details
    E. that never occurred in real life
    BDCEA
    BCDAE
    ABCDE
    ECBDA
    AEBCD
    Option C

     

  8. Directions(7-10): In the following question, a sentence with two blanks is given, indicating that something has been omitted. The sentence is followed by two columns, I and II, each carrying three words. One or more than one of the three words mentioned in column I fill the first blank. Similarly, one or more than one of the three words mentioned in column II fill the second blank. You have to identify the correct pair(s) of words that would fill the blanks to make the sentence grammatically correct and meaningful. Them mark the relevant option as your answer.

  9. Her _____I______ is easy and natural, and it is ______II_____ because of its frankness and evident sincerity.

    (I) (II)
    a. behaviour d. charming
    b. charms e. glamour
    c. demeanour f. adorable

    cf and bd
    ad and cf
    bf and ae
    ce and af
    be and cd
    Option B

     

  10. The polytechnic institute ____I____ the privilege of ____II____ the degree of doctor of technical science.

    (I) (II)
    a. will acquire d. conferring
    b. acquired e. endorsing
    c. acquiring f. bestowing

    cf and ae
    ad and be
    bf and cd
    ce and ad
    bd and af
    Option E

     

  11. A table had been placed in the _____I____, and the young Count, Jonathan sat at it, ______II______ as a man with greying hair.

    (I) (II)
    a. middle d. disguise
    b. front e. disguised
    c. back f. disguising

    ae, be and ce
    ad, bd and cd
    af, bf and cf
    ad, be and cf
    cd
    Option A

     

  12. Land records in India are ___(I)___ complicated, with each state having ___(II)___ different methods of recording ownership from before Independence.

    (I) (II)
    a. notoriously d. challenged
    b. extensive e. adept
    c. pretty f. inherited

    ad, bf and cd
    cd, be
    cf, ae, ce
    be, cd
    cf, af
    Option E

     

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