Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam — Set 289

Directions(1-5): In the given question, a statement divided into different segments is given. The first segment is fixed; rearrange the other segments to form a coherent statement. If the given statement is already arranged or the correct sequence does not match any of the given sequence, mark (e). i.e., “None of the above” as your answer.

  1. Climate chaos is playing out in / and those who contributed least (P) from Africa to the Arctic and beyond, (Q) /to the problem are suffering the most (R) /
    real time from California to the Caribbean,(S)

    PQRS
    RSPQ
    SPRQ
    SQPR
    None of the above
    Option D
    The correct sentence is ;
    Climate chaos is playing out in real time from California to the Caribbean, from Africa to the Arctic and beyond, and those who contributed least to the problem are suffering the most.

     

  2. As capital spending/ on defence continuous to fall well short of (P)/what is required,(Q)/ it is difficult to contest the premise (R)/ that needs to be bolstered(S).
    QPRS
    QRPS
    QSPR
    QSRP
    None of the above
    Option E
    The above statement given is correct i.e. PQRS. So, no rearrangement is required. Hence, option E is the correct answer.

     

  3. While India’s hand is not as strong /as we sometimes believe it to be, (P)/ further down the road (Q)/ there might be opportunities (R)/ to leverage the international situation (S).
    SPRQ
    PRSQ
    RSPQ
    SPRQ
    None of the above
    Option B
    A conjunction ‘as’ is followed by ‘as. So, P will come after the fixed statement. R follows P which states that although India’s hand is not as strong as we think it to be yet there might be some opportunities to leverage the international situation. Hence, the correct sequence is PRSQ.

     

  4. Though illiterate,/ an important place in the (P)/ Hyder Ali earned (Q)/ history of southern India for his (R)/ administrative acumen and military skills (S)
    QPSR
    QPRS
    RQPS
    RPSQ
    None of the above
    Option B
    The correct sequence after rearrangement is, “Though illiterate, Hyder Ali earned an important place in the history of southern India for his administrative acumen and military skills.”

     

  5. In a remote area of / community conserved areas (P)/ village communities are creating (Q)/ the Zunheboto district of Nagaland, (R)/ to protect their forests (S)
    PSQR
    RQPS
    RPSQ
    PSRQ
    None of the above
    Option B

     

  6. Directions(6-10): In the given question, a part of the sentence is printed in bold. Below the sentence alternatives to the bold part are given at (A), (B), (C) and (D) which may help improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case the given sentence is correct, your answer is (E), i.e., ‘No correction required

  7. The President of the organisation thanked the investors (to funding the company) to dive into a new business venture.
    To fund the company
    For funding
    For funding the company
    In funding the company
    No correction required
    Option C
    In the given sentence, the verb ‘thanked’ must carry a cause, i.e., the act of thanking must have been for a reason. Thus, the preposition ‘for’ should be used ‘funding’. The preposition “for” is used as “because” to state a reason. Thus, option C is the correct answer.

     

  8. “His master gives him food. (Their) gives me fine clothes and plenty of money to spend,” said the stranger about his master.
    There
    Our’s
    They
    Mine
    No correction required
    Option D

     

  9. (Depending on much the temperature rise), for how long and over how much land, a heatwave can impact human life in different ways.
    Depending on how much the temperature rose
    Depending on how much the temperature has risen
    Depending on much the temperature has rised
    Depending on how much the temperature rised
    Depending on much the temperature has rose
    Option B
    The phrase ‘a heatwave can impact’ implies a future possibility. So, the verb in the highlighted part can either be in simple present tense i.e. ‘rises’ or present perfect tense ‘has risen’. In addition to this, to maintain parallelism we need to imply the context of the quantity by which the temperature increases. So, we need to add ‘how’ before ‘much’ in the highlighted part. Hence, the correct answer is B.

     

  10. (The work he did was humiliating personally), because of the social stigma associated with scavenging in the Hindu tradition.
    The work he did was sociologically humiliating
    The work he did was mental humiliating
    The work he did was socially humiliating
    The work he did was hypothetically humiliating
    The work he did was theoretically humiliating
    Option C
    In the given sentence, the order of verb and adverb is incorrect and should be ‘personally humiliating’. Since, the sentence mentions a realistic aspect of the society, ‘hypothetically’, ‘theoretically’ and ‘sociologically’ is contextually incorrect. This makes option A, D and E incorrect. The use of adjective ‘mental’ in option B is incorrect and needs to be replaced by the adverb ‘mentally’. Hence, the correct answer is C.

     

  11. (They had came to the city looking for a stable source) of income, hoping to get permanent jobs as sanitation workers in the city’s municipal corporation.
    They had come to the city looking for a stable source
    They had come into the city looking for a stable means
    They had came into the city looking for a stable source
    They had come to the city looking for a stable means
    They had came into the city looking for a stable means
    Option A

     

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