Mixed English Questions for upcoming Exam — Set 400

Directions (1-3): In the given question, a statement with a blank is given. Fill the most suitable idiom/phrase from the given options to make the statement meaningful and complete.

  1. These days, it is hard to find someone who will be ___________ on receiving a loan from the bank due to the steep interest rates.
    Full cry
    On the edge
    In the loop
    Full of beans
    Come full circle
    Option D
    Full cry – to talk about a subject in an eager manner.
    On the edge – to feel tense
    In the loop – to be aware of information.
    Full of beans – to be optimistic or enthusiastic
    Come full circle – to return to an earlier position or decision.

     

  2. In the last episode of the serial, Benjamin’s Ryan is shown ______________ from troubled teen to the man who offers to help another teenager in a similar situation.
    Come full circle
    Came full circle
    Was coming full circle
    Will come full circle
    Coming full circle
    Option E
    The idiom ‘come full circle’ means return to a past position or situation, especially in a way considered to be inevitable. We need to select the correct tense form for the blank to make the sentence grammatically correct. The given sentence is in present continuous tense, making ‘coming’ the correct tense form. Thus, option E is the correct fit.

     

  3. Cough syrups tend to make me feel as if I am ________ making it very difficult for me to concentrate on things.
    In a jam
    In a fog
    In a heartbeat
    In a nutshell
    In a coon’s age
    Option B
    In a jam – in a difficult spot
    In a fog – confused and not mentally alert
    In a heartbeat – immediately
    In a nutshell – expressed in few words
    In a coon’s age – in a very long time

     

  4. Direction (4-6): 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.

  5. We are witnessing a see (A)/change in the way society’s (B)/problems solved, work (C)/is performed, and businesses are grow. (D)
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option B
    A: verbs (see) cannot be witnessed.
    C: “solved” lacks the auxiliary verb “are”.
    D: the auxiliary verb “are” cannot be followed by a verb in its base form. It should be “growing” instead of “grow”.

     

  6. Instead of the passport opening (A)/frontiers to the traveller without letting (B)/or hindrance, it has became (C)/the mean of international surveillance. (D)
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option A
    B: it should be “let” in part B so that the phrase “let or hindrance” is formed. ‘Let or hindrance’ is usually used in the form ‘without let or hindrance’, denoting something that is free to progress.
    C: “has” should be followed by the past participle form of the verb. It should be “become” instead of “became”.
    D: “mean” means to be unkind, spiteful, or unfair. The correct word in the given context is “means”, which means an action or system by which a result is achieved; a method.

     

  7. Once in a blue moon Eric will (A)/offered to help with the dishes, (B)/but unusually he doesn’t (C)/did any housework at all. (D)
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option A
    B: “will” should be followed by the base form of verb. So, it should be “offer” instead of “offered”.
    C: If you say that something happens “once in a blue moon”, you are emphasizing that it does not happen very often. so, we can say that Eric normally or usually doesn’t do any housework.
    D: “not” is always followed by the base form of the verb. It should be “do” instead of “did”.

     

  8. Directions (7-10) : In the following question, two sentences I and II have been given. In each sentence some words have been highlighted, which may or may not be grammatically and contextually appropriate at its current place. Words in sentence I may be exchanged with words in sentence II and vice versa, to make both the sentences grammatically and contextually correct. If both the sentences are correct as it is, choose ‘No exchange required’ as your answer.

  9. I. The children(A) came to a deserted(B) castle and began with their mysterious photographic.(C)
    II. The text was expedition(D) copies of her own handwriting and the thousands of plates required(E) were laboriously(F) produced on hand-coated paper.
    A-F
    C-D
    B-E
    A-D & B-E
    No exchange required
    Option B

     

  10. I. The elaborate facade(A) contrasts strongly(B) with the severity of the interior(C).
    II. The plans incorporate(D) several revolutionary(E) new concepts which, for obvious(F) reasons, must be kept top secret.
    A-F & C-E
    B-E & C-F
    A-D
    C-F
    No exchange required
    Option E

     

  11. I. Representing(A) an image services(B) requires a great many bytes of digital information.(C)
    II. None of the standard(D) private economic forecasting accurately(E) were suggesting that inflation would accelerate(F) either.
    A-D & B-F
    B-E
    C-E & A-F
    C-D
    No exchange required
    Option B

     

  12. I. His sister said he had pleased(A) given the hospital(B) a false name and committees.(C)
    II. I am deliberately(D) to report that the various address(E) are now working in unison(F) to thoroughly investigate this matter.
    B-D
    C-E
    A-F, B-D & C-E
    A-D & C-E
    No exchange required
    Option D

     

 

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