Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam — Set 330

Directions (1-5): In the given statement some words have been highlighted. These words may not be at the correct place making the sentence grammatically and contextually incorrect. Choose the option which represents the correct sequence of words, which will make the sentence grammatically and contextually correct. If the sentence is correct as it is, choose E i.e. ‘No rearrangement required’ as your answer.

  1. The pilot of the facts(A) will surely be aircraft(B) when all the exculpated(C) are known.
    CBA
    ACB
    BCA
    BAC
    No rearrangement required
    Option C

     

  2. She ended(A) a few perfunctory questions(B) about my family and then asked(C) the conversation.
    CBA
    ACB
    BCA
    BAC
    No rearrangement required
    Option A

     

  3. She was cases(A) critical of the highly(B) and peremptory way in which the insensitive(C) had been handled.
    CBA
    ACB
    BCA
    BAC
    No rearrangement required
    Option C

     

  4. Modern cosmology believes(A) the universe to have existence(B) into come(C) about 15 billion years ago.
    CBA
    ACB
    BCA
    BAC
    No rearrangement required
    Option B

     

  5. The sedate(A) against a chemical fight(B) site has transformed a normally storage(C) village into a battleground.
    CBA
    ACB
    BCA
    BAC
    No rearrangement required
    Option C

     

  6. Directions (6-10): In the question, one sentence is given, and four words have been denoted by (A), (B), (C) and (D). You have to decide which of the following is inappropriate in the context. If all the words are appropriate in the context then mark ‘All correct’ as your answer.

  7. At just over 6,000 feet of elevation(A) in the High Plains, Cheyenne’s natural beauty(B) is almost as subttle(C) as its weather is unpredictable.(D)
    A
    B
    C
    D
    No error
    Option C
    The correct spelling is “subtle”. “Subttle” should be replaced by “subtle” to make the sentence correct.

     

  8. By the time Priyanka reached the beech(A) house, her face was red and she was labouring(B) under the weight(C) of the treasures(D) she’d found.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    No error
    Option A
    Beech is a type of a tree. And beach means sea shore. In this sentence, “beech” should be replaced by “beach” to make the sentence correct.

     

  9. The police searched the surrounding(A) area and found a woman nearby(B) who appeared(C) to have given berth(D) recently.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    No error
    Option D
    The word “berth” means a bunk allotted for sleeping in train or ship. The word “birth” means the act of having a baby. Hence “berth” should be replaced by “birth” to make the sentence correct.

     

  10. The nature and dynamics(A) of South Asian geopolitics are undergoing(B) a radical transformation, slowly, steady(C) and irrevocably(D).
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option C
    “Slowly” and “irrevocably” are adverbs, and to maintain parallelism, “steadily” should be used instead of “steady”. Thus, option C is the correct answer.

     

  11. The scepticism(A) around the draft of(B) National Education Policy of India should be suspense(C) until it is implemented(D).
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option C
    ‘Scepticism’ means an attitude that shows you doubt whether something is true or useful. The sentence says that we should stop doubting the usefulness of India’s draft National Election Policy until it is implemented. In this context, ‘suspense’ has been used incorrectly and it should be replaced with ‘suspended’. Hence, Option C is the correct answer.

     

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