Mixed English Questions for upcoming Exam — Set 395

Directions(1-3): 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 are correct’ as your answer.

  1. It has always been the policy(A)/ of the company(B)/ to promote existing(C)/ staff to senior positions(D).
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option E

     

  2. The completion(A)/ of the tunnel(B)/ has been held(C)/ up owning(D) to a strike.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option D
    ‘Owning’ is incorrect in the context of the statement and does not give any proper meaning as well. It should be replaced with ‘owing’ which would mean ‘because of’. Thus, option D is the correct answer.

     

  3. Sharad consoled(A)/ Vijay and insured(B)/ him that his son would return(C)/ home by sunset(D).
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option B
    The word ‘insured’ should be replaced by ‘assured’, which means certain. With respect to the context of the sentence, one would assure or promise another person about something critical in nature. One is “insured” or protected against something negative. Thus, option B is the correct answer.

     

  4. Directions(4-9): In the given statement some words have been highlighted. These words may not be at the correct place making the sentence grammatically and contextually incorrect. Choose the option which represents the correct sequence of words, which will make the sentence grammatically and contextually correct. If the sentence is correct as it is, choose E i.e. ‘No rearrangement required’ as your answer.

  5. Construction activity(A) is likely to decline(B) due to increased caution in private sector investment, after widespread(C) social unrest in the country.
    BAC
    CAB
    ACB
    CBA
    No rearrangement required
    Option E

     

  6. The actor recently(A) took to social media and complained over(B) death threats he’s received about(C) his role in the show.
    BAC
    ACB
    ABC
    CBA
    No rearrangement required
    Option B
    To imply the context of ‘on the subject of something’ or ‘(referring to a cause of interest, worry, discussion, etc.) connected with’ we use the preposition ‘over’. The actor received threats as a result of his role in the show. So, the appropriate word at C is ‘over’.
    The correct sequence is ACB. So, the correct answer is option B.

     

  7. Executed(A) is making a digitalisation(B) change in how maintenance can be major(C).
    BAC
    CAB
    No rearrangement required
    CBA
    BCA
    Option E

     

  8. He bring(A) arrested for fighting, but the police have(B) decided not to was(C) charges.
    BAC
    CAB
    ACB
    CBA
    No rearrangement required
    Option D
    The phrase ‘bring charges’ means to charge (someone) with a crime. So, ‘bring’ needs to be placed at C. The correct sequence is CBA. So, the correct answer is option D.

     

  9. After a question(A), awkward pause, someone(B) finally asked a long(C).
    BAC
    CAB
    CBA
    ABC
    No rearrangement required
    Option C

     

  10. His(A) under investigation because of he’s(B) dubious accounting practices(C).
    ACB
    CAB
    No rearrangement required
    CBA
    BAC
    Option E

     

  11. Direction: In the given question, a part of the sentence is given in brackets. Below the sentence, alternatives to the bracketed 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 correction required”.

  12. (She was animously voted the most animated) person in the classroom.
    She was animously voted the most animated
    She was unanimatedly voted the most animated
    She was unanimous voted a most animated
    She was unanimously voted the most animated
    No correction required
    Option D
    ‘animously’ is a made-up word and is not a part of the English vocabulary. The word ‘unanimously’ indicates a state of uniformity. In the above context, ‘unanimously’ is the adverb that can most appropriately qualify the verb ‘voted’ to indicate a situation of complete accord.

     

 

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