Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam — Set 284

Directions(1-4): In the following questions, two columns are given, containing a connector and three phrases each. In the first column, the phrases are A, B and C and in the second column, the phrases are D, E and F. You have to make meaningful sentences using the connectors and from the phrases of both the columns. There are five options, four of which display the sequence(s) in which the phrases with the connectors can be joined to form a grammatically and contextually correct sentence. If none of the options given forms a correct sentence after combination, select ‘None of these’ as your answer.

  1. Such…that

    I.
    (A) The designer has received rave reviews
    (B) It was a beautiful night
    (C) She is a perfectionist

    II.
    (D) We decided to dine outside
    (E) She notices even the tiniest of the mistakes
    (F) A conventional thing to happen to him

    AF
    BD and CE
    AF, BD and CE
    BD and AF
    None of these
    Option
    The sentences after correction are:
    It was such a beautiful night that we decided to dine outside.
    She is such a perfectionist that she notices even the tiniest of the mistakes.

     

  2. Not only…but also

    I.
    (A) The thieves did steal the diamonds
    (B) Mothers are not paid
    (C) The nurses do want a pay increase

    II.
    (D) Most of their work goes unnoticed
    (E) The nurses want better working conditions
    (F) They destroyed most of the furniture

    AF
    BD and CE
    AF, BD and CE
    BD and AF
    None of these
    Option C
    The sentences after correction are:
    Not only did the thieves steal the diamonds, but also destroyed most of the furniture.
    Not only are mothers not paid, but also most of their work goes unnoticed.
    Not only do the nurses want a pay increase, but also better working conditions.

     

  3. Just as…so

    I.
    (A) Large companies are having to cut back.
    (B) The work was all properly ordered.
    (C) The French love their wine.

    II.
    (D) Small businesses are being forced to close.
    (E) We were setting out for airport.
    (F) The English love their beer.

    AF
    BD and CE
    AF, BD and CE
    BD and AF
    None of these
    Option E

     

  4. Neither…nor

    I
    (A) Of the two boys has passed the theory examination
    (B) The teacher couldn’t answer her question.
    (C) He followed the hares into the shrubs

    II
    (D) The weather is mils today
    (E) She did not understand her question
    (F) did they qualify for the football team.

    AF
    BD and CE
    AF, BD and CE
    BD and AF
    None of these
    Option A
    The correct sentence is:
    Neither of the two boys has passed the theory examination, nor did they qualify for the football team.

     

  5. Directions(5-8): Out of the three statements given below, one or more may be grammatically correct. Identify the correct statement (s) and choose the appropriate option as your answer.

  6. I. With so much fake news prevalent in the social media, busting fake news is not so much a choice rather than a necessity.
    II. With so much fake news prevalent in the social media, busting fake news is not so much a choice as a necessity.
    III. With so much fake news prevalent in the social media, busting fake news is not so much a choice but a necessity.
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I and II
    All of these
    Option B
    ‘Not so much as’ is an idiomatic phrase. So, when we say something is ‘not so much a choice as a necessity’, we mean that it is more of a necessity than a choice.

     

  7. I. I think she’s wrong; you deceive one another, and you are both going to have to forgive to have a future.
    II. I think she’s wrong; you deceived one another, and you are both going to have to forgive to have a future.
    III. I think she’s wrong; you deceiving one another, and you are both going to have to forgive to have a future.
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I and III
    All are correct
    Option B

     

  8. I. The dedication of these women, supporting themselves and their families, because of the bare minimum resources they have, is eye-opening.
    II. The dedicated of these women, supporting themselves and their families, given the bare minimum resources they have, is eye-opening.
    III. The dedication of these women, supporting themselves and their families, given the bare minimum resources they have, is eye-opening.
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I and III
    None of these
    Option C

     

  9. I. The ancient practice of alienating mothers and daughters during menstruation is known as ‘chhaupadi’.
    II. The ancient practise of alienating mothers and daughters during menstruation is known as ‘chhaupadi’.
    III. The ancient practice by alienating mothers and daughters during menstruation is known as ‘chhaupadi’.
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I and III
    All of these
    Option A

     

  10. Directions(9-10): The given questions have a statement with two highlighted words/ phrases. Choose the most appropriate option from the given alternatives which can help replace the highlighted words to make the statement grammatically and logically correct. If the given sentence is correct as it is, mark ‘no correction required’ as the answer.

  11. In 1741, the (cavalry) of Raghoji Bhosle, the Maratha ruler of Nagpur, started to (pillage) western Bengal under the command of Bhaskar Pandit.
    Forces, Loot
    Army, Main
    Squadron, Kill
    Troops, Destroy
    No correction required
    Option E

     

  12. Poor urban migrants are more undernourished than the rest of the population but are unable to (contact) subsidised food (help) when they migrate for work.
    Excess, Aid
    Obtain, Profits
    Get, Materials
    Access, Benefits
    No correction required
    Option D

     

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