Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam — Set 358

Directions(1-5): In this question, two columns I and II and three sentences are given, which are divided into two parts. Column I (A, B, and C) consists of first half of each sentence and Column II (D, E and F) consists of second half of each sentence. Match column I with column II, so that the sentences formed are both meaningful and grammatically correct. Choose the option as your answer.

  1. I.
    A. The company’s profits have been
    B. The general misread the enemy’s intentions, and
    C. The effects of global warming, while not
    II.
    D. didn’t anticipated the attack.
    E. substantially lower this year.
    F. immediate, are potentially catastrophic.
    A-E and C-F
    All A-E, C-F and B-D
    B-D
    Both B-D and A-E
    C-F
    Option A
    We must join two parts of a sentence in a way that they form a meaningful and grammatically correct sentence. In the given question, A joins with E and C joins with F to form correct sentences.
    Contextually, B and D would have joined, if it had been ‘anticipate’ rather than ‘anticipated’ because we use base form of the verb after ‘didn’t’.

     

  2. I.
    A. This agreement is very ambiguous and close
    B. The government has announced an ambitious
    C. The walkers in front crossed the ledge easily, seemingly oblivious at
    II.
    D. the fact that there was a 3000 foot drop on either side.
    E. to various interpretations
    F. program to modernize the railway network.
    A-E
    B-F
    C-D
    Both B-F and A-E
    None of the above
    Option B
    We must join two parts of a sentence in a way that they form a meaningful and grammatically correct sentence. In the given question, B joins with F to make a correct sentence. F tells what the program is about, thus, completing B.
    A and E would have joined, if it had been ‘open’ rather than ‘close’. ‘Ambiguous’ means ‘open to more than one interpretation; not having one obvious meaning’. Hence, the use of ‘close’ is contextually incorrect.
    C and D when joined forms a grammatically incorrect sentence. ‘To’ must be used instead of ‘at’ after ‘oblivious’ to form a grammatically correct sentence.

     

  3. I.
    A. They lost many of the games because
    B. We were wondering if she was
    C. The police are anxious to hear from anyone
    II.
    D. who may know the whereabouts of the firearms.
    E. they had not practiced enough.
    F. able to meet us at noon.
    A-E and C-D
    B-F
    All B-F, C-D and A-E
    Both B-F and A-E
    C-D
    Option C
    The pairs A-E, C-D, and B-F form both contextually and grammatically correct sentences.

     

  4. I.
    A. The school has received various grants
    B. The police is investigating the mysterious
    C. Relations between the two countries
    II.
    D. are in a fragile state.
    E. from the education department.
    F. deaths of children at the hospital.
    A-E and C-D
    All A-E, C-D and B-F
    B-F
    Both B-F and A-E
    A-E
    Option A
    We must join two parts of a sentence in a way that they form a meaningful and grammatically correct sentence. In the given question, A joins with E to make a correct sentence. F tells from where the school has received grants, thus, completing A.
    The pair C-D also forms a grammatically correct sentence.
    B and F would have joined, if it had been ‘are’ rather than ‘is’ because ‘police’ is a plural noun and takes a plural verb.

     

  5. I.
    A. The government decided to encourage
    B. The party vowed to incorporate environmental
    C. We will strive to accelerated the eradication
    II.
    D. considerations on all its policies.
    E. of ozone depleting substances.
    F. industries based on biotechnology.
    C-E
    B-D
    A-F
    Both B-D and C-E
    None of the above
    Option C
    We must join two parts of a sentence in a way that they form a meaningful and grammatically correct sentence. In the given question, A joins with F to make a correct sentence.
    B and D would have joined, if it had been ‘into’ rather than ‘on’.
    C and E when joined forms a grammatically incorrect sentence. It should be ‘accelerate’ rather than ‘accelerated’ because we use an infinitive after ‘to’.

     

  6. Directions(6-8): In the following question, a word is given, which has been used in the three statements given below it. Identify the statement(s) in which the word fits contextually to convey a logical meaning.

  7. Catch
    1) While Jinia was speaking to Harsha there was a catch in her voice
    2)Dhoni took a brilliant catch just at the most crucial juncture.
    3) You need to change the door catch, as it has become rusted.
    Only 1
    Only 3
    Both 1 and 2
    Both 2 and 3
    All 1, 2 and 3
    Option E
    The word “catch” carries several meanings:
    a. intercept and hold something which has been thrown, propelled, or dropped. (Verb)
    b. capture a person or animal that tries or would try to escape. (Verb)
    c. (of an object) accidentally become entangled or trapped in something. (Verb)
    d. reach in time and board a train, bus, or aircraft. (Verb)
    e. engage a person’s interest or imagination. (Verb)
    f. strike someone on a part of the body. (Verb)
    g. contract an illness through infection or contagion. (Verb)
    h. become ignited and start burning. (Verb)
    i. an act of catching something, typically a ball. (Noun)
    j. a device for securing something such as a door, window, or box. (Noun)

     

  8. Litter
    1)The capacity of this tank is 1500 litters.
    2)In the small basket Rakesh saw a litter of three kittens sleeping peacefully.
    3) She said in a low voice that was a lot of litter on the streets behind their house.
    Only 1
    Only 3
    Both 1 and 2
    Both 2 and 3
    All 1, 2 and 3
    Option D
    The word “litter” carries several meanings:
    a. rubbish such as paper, cans, and bottles left lying in an open or public place. (Noun)
    b. a number of young animals born to an animal at one time. (Noun)
    c. absorbent material, typically in granular form, used to line a shallow receptacle in which a cat can urinate and defecate when indoors. (Noun)
    d. a structure used to transport people, containing a bed or seat enclosed by curtains and carried on men’s shoulders or by animals. (Noun)
    e. make (a place or area) untidy with rubbish or a large number of objects left lying about. (Verb)

     

  9. Weight
    1) A recommendation by Dr. Kunal Joshi will carry great weight and things may work out well.
    2) Gagan stooped and watched the four weight wagons.
    3) The wrestler was at least 320 pounds in weight.
    Only 1
    Only 3
    Both 1 and 2
    Both 2 and 3
    Both 1 and 3
    Option E
    The word “weight” carries several meanings:
    a. a body’s relative mass or the quantity of matter contained by it, giving rise to a downward force; the heaviness of a person or thing. (Noun)
    b. a piece of metal known to weigh a definite amount and used on scales to determine how heavy an object or quantity of a substance is. (Noun)
    c. the ability of someone or something to influence decisions or actions. (Noun)
    d. hold (something) down by placing a heavy object on top of it. (Verb)
    e. attribute importance or value to. (Verb)

     

  10. Directions(9-10): A sentence with one blank is given, indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the word that best fits the blank appropriately.

  11. The discussions ___________________ on the possibilities of uniform statutory framework in the country to facilitate new ways for farming.
    Emanated
    Chassis
    Inchoate
    Christens
    Expanding
    Option
    The blank needs a verb. Thus, option B and C is invalid. Chassis is noun and inchoate is adjective.
    ‘Christens’ mean use for the first time. ‘Emanated’ means to (of a feeling, quality, or sensation) issue or spread out from (a source). The sentence talks about the discussion giving out an idea of the uniform statutory framework. Thus, option A fits in the blank perfectly.

     

  12. The desert is harsh, and sometimes inhabitants need to _______________ into a protective shell.
    westbound
    effusions
    withdraw
    inquest
    piqued
    Option C
    Options A, D and B is incorrect as the blank needs a verb. Option E won’t fit the blank as to is followed by the infinite form of the verb. Thus, option C fits the blank perfectly and is the correct answer.

     

 

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