Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam — Set 372

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. Column I :
    A) This year’s No.1 on the 2020 Forbes Midas List of the
    B) After the pandemic, the government and
    C) We were already seeing an upgrade of
    Column II :
    D) world’s best venture capital investors is a familiar face
    E) private sector will both invest more into healthcare systems.
    F) the healthcare IT systems in China along all leading hospitals.

    B-F and C-E
    A-E, and C-F
    A-D and B-E
    B-F
    A-E and B-F
    Option C

     

  2. Column I :
    A) Policies are in place to encourage such
    B) China, with its high penetration of the Internet, could be
    C) We are seeing a big jump in online medical
    Column II :
    D) consulting and drug prescriptions for common and chronic diseases.
    E) developments and a few new online hospital licenses have been granted recently.
    F) one of the country that takes the lead in this online adoption.
    B-F and C-D
    A-D, B-E and C-F
    A-D and B-E
    A-E and C-D
    B-F
    Option D

     

  3. Column I :
    A) Facebook lawyers have come out fighting in its lawsuit against
    B) Our past statements about our business, and the extent of our interaction with our government
    C) Prior to the pandemic, Biobot earned revenue by contracting
    Column II :
    D) Israeli spyware provider NSO Group by revealing details on how the latter’s iPhone hacking tools were being operated in America.
    E) intelligence and law enforcement agency customers, are accurate.
    F) with state and local governments for its opioid detection platform.
    B-D and C-E
    A-D, B-E and C-F
    A-D and B-E
    A-E and C-D
    C-F
    Option B

     

  4. Column I :
    A) For decades, scientists have known
    B) While projecting specific climate impacts can be complex,
    C) In the 1850s, Eunice Foote and John Tyndall each
    Column II :
    D) demonstrated that CO2 absorbed infrared radiation.
    E) the science behind the greenhouse effect is quite simple and has long been understood.
    F) humanity was changing the climate.
    B-D and C-E
    A-D, B-E and C-F
    A-F, C-D and B-E
    A-E and C-D
    C-F
    Option C

     

  5. Column I :
    A) Recognizing that not everyone reads the press, they are inviting in􀁾uencers
    B) Generally, the empathy and care which all of these female leaders have communicated seems
    C) Norway’s Prime Minister, Erna Solberg, had the innovative
    Column II :
    D) of any age to spread fact-based information on managing the pandemic.
    E) to come of an alternate universe than the one we have gotten used to.
    F) idea of using television to talk directly to her country’s children.
    A-D and C-F
    B-E and C-F
    A-F, C-D and B-E
    A-F and C-E
    C-D
    Option A

     

  6. Directions(1-5): In the given question, a part of the sentence is given in brackets. Below the sentence, three alternatives to the bracketed part are given which may help improve the sentence. Choose the option that reflects the correct use of the phrase in the context of the sentence. In case the given sentence is correct, your answer is (E) i.e. No correction required.

  7. There’s a lot more of Israel in India and in (Indians’ day to daily life), common people and Prime Ministers included.
    I. Indians day to day lives
    II. Indians’ daily life
    III. Indians’ day-to-day live
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both II and III
    No correction required
    Option B
    In the given sentence, it should be ‘Indians’ daily life’.
    i: We need the possessive form of the word ‘Indians’’ because the sentence is talking about their day-to-day life.
    ii: It should be ‘life,’ instead of ‘lives.’
    Therefore, option B is the apt answer.

     

  8. The technical director is also thought (to be interviewed) for the role vacated by Chris Coleman.
    I. to have interviewed
    II. to had been interviewed
    III. to have been interviewed
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I and III
    No correction required
    Option C
    In the given sentence, ‘technical director’ is used as a subject, ‘is’ as an auxiliary verb showing simple present tense and ‘thought’ as a past participle serving the function of the main verb with reference to some past action.
    ‘To have been interviewed’ is a passive perfect in􀁽nitive. The perfect infinitive refers to a time before that of the preceding verb. The passive perfect infinitive is formed as ‘to have been + past participle.’
    The interview must have preceded the thought, hence it is passive perfect infinitive.
    Therefore, option C is the apt answer.

     

  9. A declaration of adherence (in democratic values) and norms of the Constitution in the inner party organization was made yesterday.
    For democratic values
    To democratic values
    On democratic values
    In democratic value
    No correction required
    Option B
    ‘Adherence to’ is the correct phrasal verb which should be used to make the sentence grammatically correct. The verb ‘adhere to’ means ‘To believe in a particular idea or concept’. So, the correct answer is option B.

     

  10. The state government proposes to pass two bills (of providing reservations) to Muslims and STs and then urge the Centre to include the matter in the 9th Schedule of Constitution as done in the case of Tamil Nadu.
    for providing reservations
    to provide reservations
    by providing reservations
    of providing reservations
    No correction required
    Option A
    To express purpose of something both ‘for+ing’ and ‘to+ verb (base form)’ is used. The difference between the two is that while ‘to+ verb (base
    form)’ focuses on the person, ‘for+ing’ focuses on the instrument. This means when we want to refer to the purpose or the “role” (function) of someone, we use ‘to+infinitive’ and for describing the reason (purpose) or the function of something we use ‘for+ing’.
    In this case, we are describing the reason behind passing the bills, so we need to use ‘for+ing’. So, the correct answer is option A.

     

  11. During the university elections, (the college elected their wise president to Swapnil for handling) the campaign for university president.
    the college elected their wise president to Swapnil for handling
    the college elected Swapnil their wise president for handling
    the college elected Swapnil their wise president to handling
    the college elected their wise president, Swapnil for handling
    No correction required
    Option B
    An objective complement can be a noun or an adjective which follows the direct object renaming or modifying it. It is used with verbs like make, name, call, choose, elect, and appoint. It is not set off with commas as an appositive is.
    The pattern is Subject (the college) + verb (elected) + object (Swapnil) + compliment (their wise president for handling). For describing the reason
    (purpose) or the function of something we use ‘for+ing’. So, the correct answer is option B.

     

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