Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam — Set 362

Directions(1-6): Read the following sentence to find out whether there is any 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. He found some of his wired energy (1)/ dissipating at the long walk and (2)/ change of sceneries despite knowing nothing good had (3)/ ever come from a meeting with Sasha. (4)
    1
    2
    3
    4
    No error
    Option C
    The error is in the third part of the sentence.
    The word ‘scenery’ is uncountable in English. It may be countable in some other languages. However, in English, we can’t say ‘sceneries’ or ‘a scenery’. As we know, uncountable nouns do not have plural forms and they cannot be used with numbers or the article a/an. Therefore ‘sceneries’ must be replaced with ‘scenery’.

     

  2. Originally the cattle was nearly (1)/ all of the long-horned Spanish breed (2)/ and of little value for their meat, (3)/ except to the Saladero establishments. (4)
    1
    2
    3
    4
    No error
    Option A
    The error lies in the first part of the sentence.
    Some nouns are singular in meaning, but they are used as plural nouns and always take a plural verb. Example: Cattle, gentry, vermin, peasantry, artillery, people, clergy, company, police.
    The word ‘cattle’ is defined as a group of bovine animals, so a plural verb is needed. If referring to a single bovine animal, the word to use with the singular verb “is” is cow, bull or steer.

     

  3. Both Scrublett and Madingogo have done (1)/ nothing else than go (2)/ through my contributions list, (3)/ reverting my contributions. (4)
    1
    2
    3
    4
    No error
    Option B
    The error lies in the second part of the sentence.
    The word, ‘Else’ should be followed by ‘but’.

     

  4. Jinia behaved with me (1)/ so rudely in front of my (2)/ friends and acquaintances that I got angry (3)/ at her and stopped talking to her. (4)
    1
    2
    3
    4
    No error
    Option D
    The error lies in the fourth part of the sentence.
    We use the preposition ‘with’ with ‘angry’ whenever we refer a person or living entity for the purpose. Eg:- I got angry with him.
    We use the preposition ‘at’ with ‘angry’ whenever we refer something other than a person or living being.

     

  5. No sooner does man (1)/ discover intelligence when (2)/ he tries to involve (3)/ in his own stupidity. (4)
    1
    2
    3
    4
    No error
    Option B
    The error lies in the second part of the sentence. The word ‘when’ should be replaced by ‘than’.
    ‘No sooner’ is used to show that one thing happens immediately after another thing. It is often used with the past perfect, and usually followed by ‘than’.

     

  6. Dr. Rajesh Kumar Chodhury has (1)/ just been appointed as (2)/ the director of a multinational (3)/ company named Green-Labs Pvt. Ltd. (4)
    1
    2
    3
    4
    No error
    Option
    The error lies in the second part of the sentence. The word ‘as’ can be used as an adverb with the words- ‘treat, define, describe, regard, respect, depict, portray, view, know etc.’

     

  7. Directions(7-10): In the given question, four words are numbered 1, 2, 3 and 4. Of these, the positions of two 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.

  8. There are both national and personalities(1) companies who deal exclusively(2) in sponsorship(3) schemes and international.(4)
    2-3
    1-2
    1-4
    3-4
    No correction required
    Option C

     

  9. Almost disrupted(1) revolution for twenty-seven years following(2) independence had continuous(3) industry, commerce, and all progressive development.(4)
    1-3
    2-3
    4-1
    2-4
    No correction required
    Option A

     

  10. Latest vacuum cleaners are ideal for reaching(1) into restricted or less corners(2) areas such as the accessible(3) of rooms, equipment pockets(4) and channels.
    3-4
    1-2
    2-4
    2-3
    No correction required
    Option D

     

  11. The effect of the changes in the patterns(1) of taxation and public spending(2) was to inequality(3) an underlying accentuate(4) in income distribution.
    1-2
    3-4
    2-3
    1-3
    No correction required
    Option B

     

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