Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam — Set 377

Directions(1-5): Read the following sentence to find out if there is any error in it. The sentence is divided into four parts. The option containing the part of the sentence containing an error is the answer. If the given sentence is correct as it is, mark E, i.e., ‘No error’ as the answer. Ignore the errors of punctuation if any.

  1. The Delhi High Court ask the Centre (1)/ about the steps taken by it for appointing (2)/ a three-member committee to oversee (3)/ the issuance of advertisements by its Ministries. (4)
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    No error
    Option A
    ‘Ask’ should be replaced by ‘asked’ to make the sentence grammatically correct. It can be judged that it is a reported statement which means the incident has already happened; thus should use the tense that describes the past context.

     

  2. The buzz at the party was (1)/ that the famous (2)/ 􀁽lm star and politician would (3)/ probable drop by for a while. (4)
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    No error
    Option D
    “Drop” is a verb, so an adverb should be used before it to modify it. So, instead of “probable” which is an adjective, “probably” should be used.

     

  3. The Third World countries must adopt (1)/ a radically different approach for (2)/ the disseminated of scientific information (3)/ in view of the nature and magnitude of their problems. (4)
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    No error
    Option C
    The word ‘disseminated’ must be replaced with ‘dissemination’. ‘Disseminated’ is the verb form and it must be replaced with noun form, i.e., dissemination to make the sentence grammatically correct.

     

  4. SEBI has recently issued (1)/ show cause notices to some (2)/ insurance companies seeking its explanation for not (3)/ complying with certain norms. (4)
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    No error
    Option C
    The objective noun “some insurance companies” is in plural case. Therefore, the pronoun used for this should also be in the same case. Therefore, the use of “its” is incorrect here as it is singular in form. It should be replaced by “their”.

     

  5. Four trains accidents in less than 12 hours, which killed seven (1)/ people and injured 11, have again raised (2)/ questions over the railways’ safety record (3)/ and its competence to run trains safely. (4)
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    No error
    Option A
    When units like two, three are used to make a compound noun, the noun is written in the singular form. For example, two hundred rupees.
    Thus, here “train” should be in singular and not plural.

     

  6. Directions(6-10): In the given question, a statement divided into different segments is given. The first segment is fixed, rearrange the other segments to form a coherent statement. If the sentence is already arranged or the correct sequence doesn’t match any of the given sequence, mark (e). i.e. “None of the above” as your answer.

  7. It is most unfortunate that there/ across most parts of India but in the West (P)/ is scant regard for heritage building conservation (Q)/ there is great pride and investment (R)/ in preserving heritage structures (S)
    QPSR
    QPRS
    RQPS
    RPSQ
    None of the above
    Option B

     

  8. Over about thirty-five years,/ my father produced (A)/ short stories and travelogues, (B)/ plus columns for the Gujarati press (C)/ several novels, plays (D)
    ADBC
    ABDC
    CDAB
    CDBA
    None of the above
    Option A

     

  9. The government and,/ its lending rules should be (A)/ RBI have been sparring over (B)/ how much capital the central bank (C)/ needs and how tough (D)
    BCAD
    BACD
    BADC
    BCDA
    None of the above
    Option D

     

  10. It’s a great ugly thing, / With massive metal chimneys(P)/ And a tangle of ducts, pipes and valves (Q)/ Twice as ungainly and, (R)/ Large as a dinosaur (S)
    RSPQ
    PRQS
    QRSP
    QPSR
    None of the above
    Option A

     

  11. The researchers/ noted that (P)/ by 2030, 21.7 million new cancer cases and (Q)/ 13 million cancer deaths are (R)/ expected to occur around the world (S)
    PRSQ
    SQPR
    SQRP
    SRQP
    None of the above
    Option E
    The correct sequence is PQRS.

     

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