Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam — Set 321

Directions (1-5): In each sentence below, there are two blanks spaces. Below each sentence some pairs of words are given which are numbered (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E). Pick out the most appropriate pair to fill in the blanks in the same order, to make the sentence meaningfully complete.

  1. Veteran environment filmmaker Mihir Kumar was honoured ……… the prestigious V. Shantaram Life Time Achievement Award …… the Mumbai International Film Festival 2012.
    By, in
    with, at
    through, at
    Of, at
    None of these
    Option B

     

  2. She has ……… the permission of a court to put an end ……. her life.
    Seeked, of
    sought, to
    requested, to
    Asked, to
    None of these
    Option B

     

  3. …………., while he was going to Bangalore to have his visa application processed, he was knocked down……. a speeding lorry.
    Fortunately, with
    unfortunately, of
    Unfortunately, by
    luckily, with
    None of these
    Option C

     

  4. While his father died ……. the trauma last year, his mother has been taking care …… him single-handedly.
    Of, of
    From, of
    Of, from
    Of, for
    None of these
    Option A

     

  5. The award……….. a citation and cash price …….. Rs.10 lakh.
    Carry, for
    gives, from
    carries, worth
    Carries, of
    None of these
    Option C

     

  6. Directions(6-10):In each of the questions given below, four words are given written (A), (B), (C) and (D). These four words may or may not be in their correct position. The sentence is then followed by options with the correct combination of words that should replace each other in order to make the sentence grammatically and contextually correct. Find the correct combination of words that replace each other. If the sentence is correct as it is, select ‘E’ as your option.

  7. Gold prices turbulence(A) up on Wednesday, as markets eyed ongoing political and trade inched(B), even though the US decision to delay appetite(C ) on some Chinese goods boosted risk tariffs(D) .
    Only A-B
    Both B-C and A-D
    Only B-D
    Both A-B and C-D
    The sentence is correct
    Option D
    The statement is not correct in its present form and it is clear from first bold word. Therefore, option E can be ruled out easily.
    Now, coming to the given options, if we carry out the interchanging of the pair A-B it gives a partly meaningful statement that means our choice must have A-B.
    So option A and option D have this choice so other options are ruled out.
    If we interchange C-D it makes complete sense along with the A-B

     

  8. The rest of India Inc. is problematic(A) by debt and overstretched(B); consumers are selfdoubt(C ); and so is the government which is paralyzed(D) for the economy.
    Only A-B
    Both B-C and A-D
    Only B-D
    Both A-B and C-D
    The sentence is correct
    Option B
    The statement is not correct in its present form and it is clear from first bold word. Therefore, option E can be ruled out easily. ( should be in problem )
    Now, coming to the given options, if we carry out the interchanging of the pair A-B does not make sense.
    Option A and option D have this choice of interchanging A-B so options A and D are ruled out.
    If we interchange B-C it makes complete sense along with the A-D

     

  9. In today’s world, any discussion or stability(A) across various forums on attracted(B), economic growth or political debate(C ), attention of the world is automatically development(D) towards India.
    Only A-B
    Both B-C and A-D
    Only B-D and A-C
    Both A-B and C-D
    The sentence is correct
    Option C
    The statement is not correct in its present form and it is clear from first bold word as “stability” word cannot be used with the word” discussion” with the conjunction “or”. Therefore, option E can be ruled out easily.
    Now, coming to the given options, if we carry out the interchanging of the pair A-B does not make sense. (Same is the case as the previous explanation as conjunction “or” is used. option A and option D have this choice of interchanging A-B so options A and D are ruled out.
    If we interchange B-C it does not make any sense along with the A-D
    So only option left is interchanging of B-D and A-C.

     

  10. Stock and commodity exchanges(A), currency as well as bond markets(B) are closed on Monday as the country celebrates(C) Eid al-Adha also called the “Festival of the Sacrifice(D)”.
    Only A-D
    Both B-C and A-D
    Only B-D
    Both A-B and C-D
    The sentence is correct
    Option E

     

  11. The surplus exchequer(A) transfer would help the government meet its fiscal(B) deficit target as it will come as a windfall(C) to the capital(D).
    Only A-D
    Both B-C and A-D
    Only B-D
    Both A-B and C-D
    The sentence is correct
    Option A
    The statement is not correct in its present form and it is clear from first bold word as the word “exchequer” means the government department that receives and gives out public money,
    Now, coming to the given options, if we carry out the interchanging of the pair A-D the sentence makes sense so option A and B are the only choices.
    If we interchange B–C the meaning gets distorted so A is the only option.

     

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