Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam — Set 303

Directions(1-5): In the following question, a part of the sentence is bold. Five alternatives to the bold part are given as (A), (B), (C) and (D) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case the given sentence is correct, your answer is (E), i.e., “No correction required”.

  1. But come, my children; let us explore the mountain and discover which way we must go in order to escape from this cavern, (which is got to be) almost as hot as a bake-oven.
    which has get to be
    which is getting to be
    which had got to be required
    which ought to be
    No correction required
    Option B
    The given sentence is in present tense and the part after the comma expresses an ongoing action at the time of speaking. Therefore, present continuous tense (is/am/are+ Vi+ing) should be used to make the sentence grammatically correct.

     

  2. The players have the right to (roam free).
    roaming free
    travel free
    playing free
    talk free
    No change required
    Option B

     

  3. They are operated (in advanced) western countries.
    on advanced
    ever advanced
    upon advanced
    the advanced
    No change required
    Option E

     

  4. Privatization (was made) these institutions financially sound, competitive and quality oriented.
    will make
    can made
    would making
    are made
    No correction required
    Option A

     

  5. Many unemployed youths (are sell) lottery tickets to earn their living, will face tough times.
    which sells
    was selling
    who sell
    that sell
    No correction required
    Option C

     

  6. Directions(6-10): Read the sentence to find out whether there is an error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number corresponding to that part will be your answer. If the given sentence is correct as it is, mark the answer as ‘No error’. Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any.

  7. Around the large expand of (1)/ the lawn is a perimeter walk (2)/ with regular lookout points (3)/ over the park and the river. (4)
    1
    2
    3
    4
    No error
    Option A
    We need to replace ‘expand’ (verb) with ‘expanse’ (noun). ‘Large’ is an adjective and will modify a noun.

     

  8. As any corporate storyteller (1)/ would tell you stories unlike plain (2)/ hard-nosed statistics and speak (3)/ to the heart more eloquently. (4)
    1
    2
    3
    4
    No error
    Option A
    ‘As’ should be removed from the first part to make a grammatically and structurally correct sentence.

     

  9. Neither Alice or Mary remembers (1)/ what happened before (2)/ the car crashed (3)/ into the wall. (4)
    1
    2
    3
    4
    No error
    Option A
    We need to replace ‘or’ with ‘nor’. ‘Nor’ is the correct form of correlative that should come with ‘neither.’

     

  10. A witness in a jury trial invokes (1)/ the Fifth Amendment in order to avoid (2)/ relating personally (3)/ incriminating evidence. (4)
    1
    2
    3
    4
    No error
    Option E

     

  11. In the industrial regions of northern France cattle (1)/ is stall-fed with the waste (2)/ products of the beet-sugar factories, (3)/ oil-works and distilleries. (4)
    1
    2
    3
    4
    No error
    Option B
    “Cattle” can only be used in the plural, not in the singular but in part 2, a singular verb is used for it. So, “is” in part 2 should be replaced by “are”.

     

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