Mixed English Questions for upcoming Exam — Set 392

Directions(1-4): 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. People are known to conform(1) their behaviour and decisions to change(2) to others, even for obviously(3) incorrect facts(4).
    1-2
    2-4
    3-2
    1-3
    No correction required
    Option A

     

  2. He had been publicly(1) humiliated by widespread supporters(2) that his accusations(3) had rigged the results of the poll to secure(4) him a seat.
    1-2
    2-3
    1-3
    2-4
    No correction required
    Option B

     

  3. In daylight, in winters, through(1) the ornate(2) trees you can see odd corners(3) of the bare(4) and expensive looking Victorian glasshouses.
    1-2
    2-3
    1-3
    2-4
    No correction required
    Option D

     

  4. When it came to cleaning(1) up afterwards(2), the boys were absence(3) by their conspicuous(4).
    1-2
    2-3
    3-4
    2-4
    No correction required
    Option C

     

  5. Directions(5-10): 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.

  6. Its no surprise that (A)/ the Bank of India (B)/ have one of the (C)/ largest store of gold in the world. (D)
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option B
    In part A, it should be ‘it’s’ rather than ‘its’. It’s is a contraction of “it is” or “it has.” ‘Its’ is a possessive determiner we use to say that something belongs to or refers to something.
    In part C, ‘have’ is incorrect. It should be ‘has’ to maintain the subject-verb agreement since the subject (Bank of India) is singular.
    In part D, ‘store’ is incorrect. The plural form of the word should be used after ‘one of the’. Hence, it should be ‘stores’.

     

  7. Some of a (A)/ most efficient refrigerator (B)/ consumes 70 percent less (C) electricity than traditional models. (D)
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option D
    In part A, ‘a’ is incorrect. We use ‘the’ before the superlative form.
    In part B, plural form is required while a singular form (refrigerator) is used. It should be replaced with ‘refrigerators’ to form a correct sentence.
    In part C, ‘consumes’ is erroneous. It should be ‘consume’ to maintain the subject-verb agreement.

     

  8. The pharmacist carefully (A)/ measured out a dose (B)/ of herbal medicine and (C)/ told me how to brew it. (D)
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option E

     

  9. The US tops the list holding (A)/ more than one-fifth or the total proven (B) coal reserve, while China, which ranks (C)/ third, is a biggest producer and consumer of coal. (D)
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option A
    In part B, ‘for’ is incorrect. It should be replaced with ‘of’ because ‘of’ expresses the relationship between a part and a whole.
    In part C, ‘reserve’ is incorrect. Plural form should be used after a fraction. Hence, it should be ‘reserves’.
    In part D, ‘a’ is incorrect. We use ‘the’ before the superlative form.

     

  10. As the people (A)/ was generally poor (B)/ he seldom or ever (C)/ had some trouble with them. (D)
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option A
    Part B: People is a plural noun therefore, verb must be plural i.e. were.
    Part C: ‘Seldom or ever’ is incorrect. It should be ‘seldom or never’ (The correct expressions are ‘seldom or never’ and ‘seldom if ever’).
    Part D: ‘Seldom or never’ is used to refer to the things that almost never happen. ‘Some’ is used in positive statements. However, the sentence implies that since people were poor, he hardly had any problem with them. Therefore, ‘some’ must be replaced with ‘any’.

     

  11. The idea of a crossroads is a (A)/ difficult concept to pin down (B)/ because we have to distinguish (C)/ between different types of changes. (D)
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option E

     

 

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