Mixed English Questions for upcoming Exam — Set 391

Directions(1-5): In the given question, four words are printed in bold and are numbered 1, 2, 3 and 4. Of these, the positions of two of these 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. Vietnam is sadly (1) notorious for its animal smuggling gangs, and actually(2) enough, the country(3) is a massive consumer of tiger parts(4) itself.
    1-2
    2-3
    1-3
    2-4
    No correction required
    Option A

     

  2. My grandmother narrated the story of an elephant watering(1) Athena who leads her herd to a new named(2) hole, risking the life of the youngest(3) calves in the process.(4)
    1-4
    2-3
    1-2
    3-4
    No correction required
    Option C

     

  3. That shows how hard these outside(1) can be to investigate and analyze(2) from the inside of a company, let alone for the researchers(3) and journalists working on the processes.(4)
    1-2
    2-4
    1-4
    3-4
    No correction required
    Option C

     

  4. Dengue viral(1) is a fever(2) infection that is spread(3) through the bite(4) of the female Aedes mosquitoes.
    2-4
    3-4
    1-4
    1-2
    No exchange required
    Option D

     

  5. Many of them have made fleets(1) big-budget promises in the last year(2) or two about how they plan to shift their similar(3) to mostly hybrid and electric powertrains.(4)
    2-3
    1-3
    2-4
    1-4
    No correction required
    Option B

     

  6. Directions(6-10): In the given question, a part of the sentence is printed in bold. Below the sentence, alternatives to the emboldened part are given as (A), (B), (C) and (D), which may help improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative out of the given five options. In case the given sentence is correct, your answer will be option (E), i.e., ‘No replacement required’.

  7. When we asked him about his background, he gave us (a foam at the mouth) about being from a royal bloodline and having spent his childhood in palaces.
    an angry look
    cock and bull story
    blow on the mouth
    high five
    No replacement required
    Option B
    The idiom ‘foam at the mouth’ means ‘to be very angry’. It should be replaced with ‘cock and bull story’ meaning ‘an implausible story used as an explanation or excuse’ to form a contextually correct sentence.

     

  8. The woman (drank like a fish) so often that when she really needed help the security company took their time to get to her.
    ate like a wolf
    pitched in
    sat tight
    cried wolf
    No replacement required
    Option D
    The idiom ‘drink like a fish’ means ‘to drink excessive amounts of alcohol’. It should be replaced with ‘cried wolf’ meaning ‘to call for help when it is not needed, with the effect that one is not believed when one really does need help’ to form a contextually correct sentence.

     

  9. Patterson, winner of the Euro 250 race at Mondello Park, could be (the dark horse) in these races.
    blue fish
    red rose
    pink panther
    cool as a cucumber
    No replacement required
    Option E
    The ‘dark horse’ is a candidate or competitor about whom little is known but who unexpectedly wins or succeeds.

     

  10. The Les Routiers annual awards honour establishments which, in the panel’s opinion, excel and (cut to the chase).
    eat like a horse
    compare apples and oranges
    go the extra mile
    spice things up
    No replacement required
    Option C
    The idiom ‘cut to the chase’ means ‘come to the point’. It should be replaced with ‘go the extra mile’ meaning ‘make a special effort to achieve something’ to form a contextually correct sentence.

     

  11. Face recognition might transform (everything about policing) to the way people interact every day with banks, stores, and transportation services.
    Everything with policing
    Everything from policing
    Everything within policing
    Everything for policing
    No correction required
    Option B
    Policing means to enforce regulations or an agreement in (a particular area or domain).
    The context here is of creating a range of actions; for that, we need ‘from-to’ pair.

     

 

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