Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam — Set 370

Directions(1-8): Select the phrase/connector from the given options which can be used to form a single sentence from the two sentences given below, implying the same meaning as expressed in the statement sentences. Pick out the option which when used to start a sentence combines both the above sentences in one.

  1. It has scarcely been possible to read a book on management without encountering four key factors of success such as high growth rate from the last few years. The ability to change continuously, a highly visionary company leadership and a success-oriented company culture are also the factors of success.
    I. The success factors are
    II. Over the last few years
    III. With the last few years
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Only I & III
    None of these
    Option B
    New Sentence:
    Over the last few years it has scarcely been possible to read a book on management without encountering four key factors of success such as high growth rate, the ability to change continuously, a highly visionary company leadership and a success-oriented company culture.

     

  2. Satellites serve to provide data that support communication, navigation, scientific research, weather forecasting, military support, earth imaging etc. However, the launch of these satellites also add to space junk composed of dead spacecraft, mission-related that are too tiny to be tracked, and remain orbiting for several decades.
    I. Inspite…the launches
    II. Apart from… these launches
    III. Although… the launch
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I and II
    None of these
    Option C
    New sentence:
    Although satellites serve to provide data that support communication, navigation, scientific research, weather forecasting, military support, earth imaging etc., the launch of these satellites also add to space junk composed of dead spacecraft, mission-related that are too tiny to be tracked, and remain orbiting for several decades.

     

  3. As far as bowlers are concerned, they know very well that each and every delivery will not fetch wickets. Yet they try their best on every delivery, sending across a message to do our best in the task assigned, without worrying about the result.
    a. Despite knowing well that each…yet
    b. In order to send across a message…bowlers
    c. Even after knowing well that … bowlers
    Both a and b
    Both a and c
    Only a
    Only c
    None of these
    Option D
    The new sentence will be formed in the following manner:
    “Even after knowing well that each and every delivery will not fetch wickets, bowlers try their best on every delivery, sending across a message to do our best in the task assigned, without worrying about the result.:

     

  4. Electric cars are not a popular choice for the consumers. The future plans of the industry are riding high on the hope that on improving certain factors, the prices of these automobiles would eventually come down.
    I. Still
    II. But
    III. Although
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both II and III
    Both I and III
    Option C
    The appropriate starter would be “Although electric cars are not a popular choice for the consumers, the future plans of the industry are riding high on the hope that on improving certain factors, the prices of these automobiles would eventually come down”.

     

  5. Alice carefully reviewed the job offers she had received. She chose the one with the best remuneration.
    I. Choosing the best remuneration
    II. After
    III. On carefully review of
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Only II and III
    None of these
    Option B
    We can deduce that Alice first reviewed the job offers she had received and then chose the one with the best remuneration. Hence, ‘after’ can appropriately combine the sentences, with the new sentence being:
    After carefully reviewing the job offers she had received, Alice chose the one with the best remuneration. ‘Carefully’ is an adverb and will not modify the noun ‘review’, which makes the third alternative, incorrect.

     

  6. The leader wanted people of all income levels to be able to send their children to school. To achieve this, he promulgated the right to education.
    I. In order to promulgate
    II. After promulgating
    III. So that
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Only II and III
    None of these
    Option C
    New sentence:
    So that people of all income levels would be able to send their children to school, the leader promulgated the right to education.

     

  7. Employers, today are offering competitive compensation in order to attract top talent. Employers are offering exciting perks and benefits.
    I. In order to attract top talent,
    II. Compensation to competitive employers
    III. In addition to offering exciting
    Only II
    Only I
    Only III
    Both I and III
    Both I and III
    Option D
    The possible sentences are:
    III. In addition to offering exciting perks and benefits, employers today are offering competitive compensation in order to attract top talent.
    I. In order to attract top talent, employers are offering exciting today are offering competitive compensation along with exciting perks and benefits.

     

  8. Grief buffers, repels realities and supplants them with flowing tears and shaking hail storms. Grief can also be acutely penetrating, insightfully unfurling truths as battle banners for veracity.
    I. Till the time grief
    II. Unless grief
    III. Not only does grief
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Only II and III
    All I, II and III
    Option C
    New statement:
    Not only does grief buffers, repels realities and supplants them with flowing tears and shaking hail storms, it can also be acutely penetrating, insightfully unfurling truths as battle banners for veracity.

     

  9. Directions(9-10): In the given question, a sentence is divided into four parts. There are errors in three parts. Choose the part which doesn’t have an error. If all the four parts are correct, mark E, i.e. ‘All are correct’ as the answer.

  10. She would be false (A)/ modest not to knowledge that (B)/ she come a very (C)/ long way since those early days. (D)
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option D
    Only part D is correct. The rest are incorrect as described below:
    A: “false” is an adjective which describes another adjective “modest”. This is a grammatical error. It should be “falsely”, an adverb, instead of “false”.
    B: the to-infinitive is followed by a verb, not a noun (knowledge).
    C: the sentence is not in the present tense, as the act of coming a long way is already done. The correct tense, in this case, should be present perfect (has come). Using the present perfect, we can define a period of time before now by considering its starting point, with since + a point in time.

     

  11. She deduced to make a (A)/ virtue of necessity and combined (B)/ a business trip at Paris with (C)/ a visit with her cousins there. (D)
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option B
    Only part B is correct. The rest are incorrect as described below:
    A: to deduce means to arrive at (a fact or a conclusion) by reasoning. This is not the case here, as she just planning her trip.
    C & D: a trip is planned to somewhere as the speaker is yet to arrive at Paris. So, it should be “to” instead of “at” in part C and “to” instead of “with” in part D.

     

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