Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam — Set 297

Directions(1-5): Five alternatives A, B, C, D, E are given under each sentence. You are required to select the most suitable alternative to fill in the blank in the sentence to make it meaningful.

  1. In order to maintain good health one should eat a _____ diet.
    Rich
    Spicy
    Balanced
    Fresh
    Salty
    Option C

     

  2. It was impossible to recover the victims’ bodies as the place of the accident was ______.
    Inaccessible
    Marshy
    Distant
    Near
    Rocky
    Option A

     

  3. The salt spray has gradually ______ the bridge.
    Spoilt
    Ravaged
    Demolished
    Eroded
    Captured
    Option D

     

  4. Rajeev is too ______ as far as his food habits are concerned.
    Enjoyable
    Fastidious
    Curious
    Interesting
    Edible
    Option B
    Fastidious–very concerned about matters of cleanliness

     

  5. My father keeps all his _______ papers in a lock and key.
    Required
    Necessary
    Useful
    Confidential
    Needful
    Option D

     

  6. Directions(6-10) In the following questions, you will find sentences, part of which are highlighted. Compare the highlighted part of each sentence with the expression A, B, C, D given below. Choose the expression which is an improvement of the highlighted part. If none of the expressions improves the sentence, then choose Option E.

  7. The floor of the hall was (covered by) a carpet.
    Covered in
    Covered with
    Covered upon
    Covered within
    No improvement
    Option B

     

  8. I would like (to avail) a fifteen day holiday this summer.
    To avail of
    To avail myself of
    To avail myself
    To availing of
    No improvement
    Option B
    ‘Avail’ takes a reflexive pronoun after it if it has an object to express.

     

  9. When we saw him last, he (ran) to catch a bus.
    Has run
    Had run
    Was running
    Would have run
    No improvement
    Option C

     

  10. Hardly had he finished his lunch (than) the phone rang.
    When
    While
    Then
    Than
    No improvement
    Option A
    Hardly…..When is the expression that is commonly used.

     

  11. If I (had) money, I would send to you.
    Had had
    Have had
    Have
    Had have
    No improvement
    Option E

     

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