Mixed English Questions for upcoming Exam — Set 409

Directions(1-2): In the given question, five words are numbered A, B, C, D, and E. The positions of some highlighted words may be incorrect and need to be exchanged with another highlighted to make the sentence correct. Find the words that need to be exchanged.

  1. The highly globe(A) phrase quickly infected(B) the international(C) media and spread(D) across the contagious(E) in a matter of days.
    A-B and C-D
    Option C


  2. In addition to change(A) eligible patients, Gordon practices(B) to discharging(C) a series of other(D) long-standing sought(E).
    A-C & B-E
    A-B & C-E
    No exchange required
    Option B


  3. Directions(3-4): In the given question, a statement has been divided into five segments, each of which is denoted by (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E). Rearrange all the segments to form a coherent statement.

  4. A) canoe slalom is a
    B) a decked canoe
    C) of hanging gates as quickly as possible
    D) sport that involves navigating
    E) or a kayak through a course
    Option D


  5. A) at least partly done, in the
    B) top court has ordered
    C) interim compensation to the flat owners
    D) justice appears to have been,
    E) Maradu flats demolition case as the
    Option D


  6. Directions(5-7): In this question, two columns I and II and three sentences are given, which are divided into two parts. Column I (A, B and C) consists of first half of each sentence and Column II (D, E and F) consists of second half of each sentence. Match column I with column II, so that the sentences formed are both meaningful and grammatically correct. Choose the option as your answer.

  7. I.
    A. Oil prices have plunged 30 percent since October as the supply
    B. Before anyone could do something, Alex
    C. The number of road accidents have gone down due to
    D. of everything that is wrong with today’s society.
    E. has surged and the global demand growth has weakened.
    F. among all songs released this year.
    B-F and C-D
    A-F and C-D
    Option E


  8. I.
    A) China and India may be talking about
    B) The school was opened so people in the poor neighbourhood
    C) Huawei today continues to expand into new areas
    D) improving their trade relationship but there is little action to go with the words.
    E) including chip development, artificial intelligence and cloud computing.
    F) was awarded the best player of the tournament.
    B-E and C-F
    A-D and C-E
    C-F and A-D
    Option C


  9. I.
    A) Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad announced that
    B) According to reports, three Indian astronauts
    C) Reports also add that the three astronauts’ journey
    D) will be the fourth nation to send humans to space after USA, Russia and China.
    E) will be embarking on a journey to space for seven days in the year 2022.
    F) will take off from the Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh.
    B-E and C-F
    A-E, B-F and C-D
    A-F and C-D
    A-E and C-F
    Option A


  10. Directions(8-9): Given below are three statements, of which some may be incorrect. Identify the correct statement(s).

  11. I. The sight of Robert filled the queen with a womanly sympathy.
    II. Robert’s sight filled the queen with a womanly sympathy.
    III. The sight of Robert’s filled the queen with a womanly sympathy.
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I and II
    All of these
    Option A
    Some nouns such as separation, excuse, sight, mention, report, pardon, favour are not used with a noun or pronoun in the possessive form.
    The sentence I is both grammatically and contextually correct.
    In sentence II, use of ‘Robert’s sight’ is wrong here.
    In sentence III, use of ‘sight of Robert’s’ is wrong here.


  12. I. After having a wholehearted meal at lunch, Jonathan came into the room, fully dressed.
    II. After having a wholehearted meal at lunch, Jonathan came in to the room, fully dressed.
    III. After having a wholehearted meal at lunch, Jonathan came on to the room, fully dressed.
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both II and III
    None of the above
    Option A
    There is a difference in the usage of into and in to. The preposition “into” indicates movement. (For example: Lindsay walked into the office). While, “in to” is used in lots of situations because the individual words “to” and “in” are frequently used in other parts of a sentence. In case of sentence III, one cannot get on to a room as it does not make any sense in the sentence. Thus, option A is the correct answer.



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