Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam — Set 305

Directions(1-5): In the given questions, four words are 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. Interest in maintaining food(1) quality while reducing exploration(2) waste has encouraged the packaging(3) of the oxygen and aroma transport properties of edible(4) films.
    1-2
    2-3
    3-4
    1-4
    No correction required
    Option B

     

  2. Germany is not considering(1) providing Turkey with a financial lifeline to help it overcome(2) a crisis sparked by a fast falling(3) Lira and a lack of efficient fiscal reforms(4).
    1-2
    3-4
    2-3
    1-4
    No correction required
    Option E

     

  3. In her work on neurocircuitry(1) in mammals, Shubha seeks to study how(2) genetic mechanisms control(3) our brain to understand defects like(4) autism and epilepsy.
    1-2
    2-3
    1-3
    2-4
    No correction required
    Option E

     

  4. We’ve all come through(1) advertisements when brands take on one another(2), and openly mock the rival brand across(3) print, digital or broadcast media(4).
    1-2
    2-3
    1-3
    2-4
    No correction required
    Option C
    When we talk about movement from one side to another but ‘in something’ we use through instead of across. When we talk about something extending or moving from one side to another, we use across not through.

     

  5. The season has crucial(1) with the spectacular collapse(2) of a pedestrian bridge on a begun(3) railway line, causing injuries and overall urban paralysis(4).
    1-2
    1-3
    1-4
    2-3
    No correction required
    Option B

     

  6. Directions(6-10): A sentence with one blank is given, indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the word that best fits in the blank making the sentence grammatically correct and meaningful.

  7. The more I sketched my drawing, the more my pencil began to ____.
    Scanty
    Taper
    Piddle
    Slender
    None of these
    Option B
    Taper (Verb) – diminish or reduce in thickness towards one end.
    Scanty – small or insufficient in quantity or amount.
    Piddle – an act of urinating.
    Slender – (of a person or part of the body) gracefully thin.

     

  8. She was aware of the fact that she was not responsible for her parents’ state of mind, ___________ was she responsible for the state of their marriage.
    And
    Either
    Nor
    But
    More
    Option C
    ‘Nor’ follows a ‘neither’ when they’re used in the same sentence.

     

  9. The committee decided to ____ the plan altogether, and start all over.
    Fence
    Plug
    Scrap
    Cease
    None of these
    Option C
    Scrap (Verb) – abolish or cancel (a plan, policy, or law).
    Fence – a barrier, railing, or other upright structure, typically of wood or wire, enclosing an area of ground to prevent or control access or escape.
    Cease – come or bring to an end.

     

  10. For the purpose of the ________ every district and town is classified according to its general wealth and prosperity.
    Assessment
    Chunk
    Aplenty
    Passel
    None of these
    Option
    Assessment (Noun) – the action of assessing someone or something.
    Chunk – a thick, solid piece of something.
    Aplenty – in abundance.
    Passel – a large group of people or things.

     

  11. ____________ Chief Minister helps, we are going to face problem in receiving the fund.
    Unless
    Until
    Till
    If
    None of these
    Option A

     

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