Mixed English Questions for upcoming Exam — Set 403

Directions(1-5): In the following question, a sentence with four words printed in bold is given. These words are numbered as (1), (2), (3) and (4). One of these four words may either be misspelt or inappropriate in the context of the sentence. Find out the word(s) that is wrongly spelt or inappropriate and mark the relevant option as your answer. If all the words printed in bold are correct, mark option (E), i.e. ‘All are correct’, as the answer.

  1. Our bones become brittle(1) as we grow old, so, it is adjusted(2) to increase your calcium intake(3) by having a glass of milk or a glass of relaxing(4) wine.
    1
    2
    3
    4
    All are correct
    Option B
    Having a glass of milk to increase calcium intake is an ‘advice’. Note that the word “adjusted” is preceded by the phrase “so, it is”. So, it should be advisable instead of
    adjusted.

     

  2. Directors(1) may weight(2) the long-term interests of the company against(3) the short-term interests(4) of the present shareholders.
    1
    2
    3
    4
    All are correct
    Option B
    ‘Weight’ refers to the body’s relative mass or the quantity of matter contained by it, giving rise to a downward force; the heaviness of a person or thing.
    But here it is used as a verb which is wrong. We should use ‘weigh’, which is a verb and in the given context would mean compare the importance of one factor with that of (another).

     

  3. Resented(1), NASA Astronaut A.J (Drew) Feutsel shared(2) a video of him trying(3) to walk on land, after spending 197 days at the International Space Station, for a field(4) test experiment.
    1
    2
    3
    4
    All are correct
    Option A
    ‘Resent’ means to feel bitterness or indignation at (a circumstance, action, or person). This makes no sense in the given sentence, as it stating an event.
    ‘Recently’ will be more suitable in position A as it gives us a time frame of the said event.

     

  4. In today’s world(A), when migrants are increasingly being viewed with fear and suspicion(B), one story that successfully endure(C) is that of the mignon(D) of South Asians to the Persian Gulf.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option D
    The word ‘mignon’ is an adjective which means small and pretty; delicately pretty. In the given context this word is absolutely absurd. We need a noun at this position. The best word that can be used to replace it is ‘migration’ to match the context.

     

  5. The romantic(1) biographical drama The Theory of Everything is a love story which was expertly(2) woven together with pleasant(3) humour and stolid(4) performances by the actors.
    1
    2
    3
    4
    All are correct
    Option D
    ‘Stolid’ is used to describe a person who is not interesting or attractive. To describe the noun ‘performance’, solid is more appropriate, which indicates that the performances were of a good standard.

     

  6. Directions(6-10): In the given question, four words are numbered 1, 2, 3 and 4. Of these, the positions 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’.

  7. The package(1) sent to CNN, which the US President has experts(2) derided for its coverage of him, contained(3) an envelope of white powder that repeatedly(4) are analyzing.
    1-2
    2-4
    3-4
    2-3
    No correction required
    Option B

     

  8. Given the embarrassment(1) and adverse(2) publicity suffered by the Supreme Court because of its jurisdiction(3) holding advocate Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt for a couple of tweets, one would have thought the superior judiciary would avoid wading into needless controversies by invoking its contempt verdict(4).
    1-2
    3-4
    2-4
    1-4
    No correction required
    Option B

     

  9. Gareth Bale has move(1) a trophy-laden spell in Madrid since his record-breaking enjoyed(2) from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013, but his relationship(3) with the fans has soured(4) over the years.
    1-2
    2-3
    2-4
    3-4
    No correction required
    Option A

     

  10. Being(1) a developing(2) country, India has a lot of poverty(3) of problems(4) and undernourishment.
    1-2
    3-4
    1-3
    2-4
    No correction required
    Option B

     

  11. The contours(1) of the US generally(2) election are now clear, though the nature(3) of the contest was presidential(4) anticipated.
    1-2
    2-3
    2-4
    1-4
    No correction required
    Option C

     

 

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