Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam — Set 379

Directions(1-5): In the given question, four words are numbered 1, 2, 3 and 4. Of these, the position 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’.

  1. The prime minister said that as there was no clear incumbent(1) to counter the coronavirus, it was treatment(2) on people to observe(3) escalation(4) via social-distancing.
    1-2
    2-3
    1-3
    2-4
    No correction required
    Option A

     

  2. The private laboratories(1) have been asked to focus on asymptomatic(2) people who have a travel history that might have infection(3) in a novel coronavirus resulted(4).
    1-2
    2-3
    1-3
    3-4
    No correction required
    Option D

     

  3. Ms. Jafri was brought(1) in unconscious and in an extremely(2) critical condition(3) as her lungs were filled(4) with smoke.
    1-2
    2-3
    1-3
    2-4
    No correction required
    Option E

     

  4. The public transport agencies(1) were seated(2) to run services at 50% passenger capacity and ensure(3) that there are no passengers who are not directed(4) in buses.
    1-2
    2-3
    1-3
    2-4
    No correction required
    Option D

     

  5. The two states were among the first to pass resolutions(1) not to implemented(2) NRC, and said the NPR should be implement(3) “in its 2010 form” with one amendment(4).
    1-2
    2-3
    1-3
    2-4
    No correction required
    Option B

     

  6. Directions(6-8): 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 in between the two sentences combines both the sentences into one.

  7. Skipping class is a popular phenomenon. The habit affects a student’s overall performance.
    a) Along with
    b) Conversely
    c) And
    Only a
    Only b
    Only c
    Only b and c
    None of these
    Option C
    In the given question, the two sentences describe that the habit of skipping class is a popular one and affects a student’s overall performance. ‘In spite of this’ would imply that something different happens despite the influence of certain conditions. ‘Conversely’ would imply that the two reasons are dissimilar and don’t affect the same characteristics. The two ideas can be joined by “and” as they both talk about the same thing.

     

  8. Poetry lovers tend to be nostalgic by nature. You would hear a lot from them talking about the declining quality of the audience.
    a) Because
    b) Although
    c) Since
    Only a
    Only b
    Only c
    Only b and c
    None of the above
    Option C
    Both sentences are logically related to each other. Therefore, ‘although’ would be ruled-out as it is used to connect contradictory statements. ‘Because’ would also get cancelled as we do not start a sentence with the word.

     

  9. He had left a present for her on the nightstand near her bed. He did this after his cold words to her.
    a) Despite
    b) In spite of
    c) For example
    Only a
    Only b
    Only c
    Only a and b
    None of the above
    Option D
    The two sentences are in contrast to each other. The first sentence states a nice action. The second sentence states a harsh action. So, the nice action occurred even after the harsh one did. Thus, options a and b both can be used to join the sentences making option D the correct choice. Option c cannot be used as it generally refers to examples.

     

  10. Directions(9-10): The following question carries a statement with four highlighted words. The words are denoted by (A), (B), (C) and (D). One of these words may either be misspelt or incorrect in the given context. Identify the incorrect word. If all of the words are correct, mark option E, ‘All correct’ as your answer.

  11. The more scarce(A)/ any collecteble(B)/ item is, the higher(C)/ the price(D)/ tends to be.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option B
    In second part of sentence, “collecteble” is wrongly spelt and the correct spelling is “collectable.”.

     

  12. The campaign (A) had a singular (B) purpose which was to persuade (C) people to ask Congress for larger investments in medical reasearch (D) for the disease.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option D
    In the given sentence, the word placed at D i.e. ‘reasearch’ is spelt incorrectly. The correct spelling is ‘research’.

     

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