Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam — Set 360

Directions(1-6): 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.

  1. Several new business (1)/ have come up recently due to (2)/ the various schemes (3)/ introduced by the government. (4)
    1
    2
    3
    4
    No error
    Option A
    The error is in the first part of the sentence.
    We need to replace ‘business’ with ‘businesses’. The determiner ‘several’ implies the context of ‘more than two’, so we need to use plural noun ‘businesses’.

     

  2. If there is something you want (1)/ to accomplish then simply make (2)/ a decision and do it rather than (2)/ waited for the right time. (4)
    1
    2
    3
    4
    No error
    Option D
    The error is in the fourth part of the sentence.
    We need to replace ‘waited’ with ‘wait’ or ‘waiting’ ( means the verb in its base form or gerund). Note that ‘Rather than’ is used with the infinitive form of a verb to indicate negation as a contrary choice or wish.

     

  3. Experts suggest that (1)/ making work rewarding (2)/ may mean rethinking the way (3)/ company are led. (4)
    1
    2
    3
    4
    No error
    Option D
    The error is in the fourth part of the sentence.
    We need to replace ‘company’ with ‘companies’. The use of the plural auxiliary verb ‘are’ indicates the requirement of plural subject ‘companies’, in accordance to the rule of subject verb agreement.

     

  4. Psychologists has done a (1)/ considerable amount of research (2)/ to assess the effectiveness of various strategies (3)/ for behaviour modification. (4)
    1
    2
    3
    4
    No error
    Option A
    The error is in the first part of the sentence.
    We need to replace ‘has’ with ‘have’. Plural subject ‘Psychologists’ should be accompanied by plural auxiliary verb ‘have’ in accordance with the rule of subject-verb agreement.

     

  5. We all have the ability to focus (1)/ and concentrate, but only if we (2)/ decide what is important to us (3)/ and we want to accomplishing. (4)
    1
    2
    3
    4
    No error
    Option D
    The error is in the fourth part of the sentence.
    We need to replace ‘we want to accomplishing’ with ‘what we want to accomplish’. Grammatically the verb after the infinitive “to” seeks a verb in its base form.

     

  6. Just around two decades ago, (1)/ few imagine that the robust data, (2)/ messaging, voice and video connections (3)/ could be established with such ease. (4)
    1
    2
    3
    4
    No error
    Option B
    The error is in the second part of the sentence.
    We need to replace ‘few imagine’ with ‘few could imagine’. The modal is required to express possibility here.

     

  7. Directions(7-10): In the given question, four words 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 exchange required’.

  8. To carry(1) the illicit sale of liquor in areas under limit,(2) the authorities have laid down a prohibition(3) on the amount of alcohol one can restrict(4).
    1-4 & 2-3
    2-3
    1-3
    2-4 & 1-3
    No exchange required
    Option A

     

  9. Employees are ill(1) to go to work despite being too obliged(2), especially in a layoffs(3) where instances of scenario(4) are on a rise.
    1-2
    2-3 & 1-4
    1-2 & 3-4
    2-4
    No exchange required
    Option C

     

  10. Corals are prone(1) to temperature changes,(2) which affect their structures, making(3) them sensitive(4) to diseases and even death.
    1-4
    2-3
    1-3
    2-4
    No exchange required
    Option A

     

  11. A preliminary diet(1) by the team of scientists explains(2) how restricted report(3) affects molecular(4) mechanisms.
    1-2
    2-3
    1-3
    2-4
    No exchange required
    Option C

     

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