Mixed English Questions for upcoming Exam — Set 413

Directions(1-4): Which of the following phrases (i), (ii), and (iii) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold letters to make the sentence grammatically correct? Choose the best option among the five given alternatives that reflect the correct use of phrase in the context of the grammatically correct sentence. If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (E) i.e., “No correction required” as the answer.

  1. I hope you (do not mind me borrowing your) brother’s black suit for a day.
    i. do not mind me borrowing you
    ii. do not mind my borrowing your
    iii. do not mind me borrowing your
    Only i
    Only ii
    Only iii
    i and iii
    No correction required
    Option B

     

  2. (Never I have seen such a) beautiful dress in my entire life.
    i. Never have seen such a
    ii. Never I seen such a
    iii. Never have I seen such a
    Only i
    Only ii
    Only iii
    i and ii
    No correction required
    Option C

     

  3. (Hardly we began to discuss the serious issue than) we were interrupted.
    i. Hardly we began to discuss the serious issue than
    ii. Hardly had we began to discuss the serious issue than
    iii. Hardly had we begun to discuss the serious issue when
    Only i
    Only ii
    Only iii
    ii and iii
    No correction required
    Option C

     

  4. He had given me (informations about the equipments which was) scheduled to arrive on Tuesday.
    i. information about the equipments which were
    ii. an information about the equipment which was
    iii. informations about the equipment which was
    Only i
    Only ii
    Only iii
    i and ii
    No correction required
    Option B

     

  5. Directions(5-7): In the following question, three statements have been given, and a word has been highlighted in each of them. Identify the statement(s) in which the word fits contextually to convey a logical meaning.

  6. Tail
    I. The child loves to listen to tails of medieval knights.
    II. The dog excitedly wagged its tail as its owner prepared to take it for a walk.
    III. The policeman was told to carefully tail the suspect without letting him know.
    Only II
    Both I and II
    Both II and III
    All I, II and III
    None of these
    Option C
    The word tail carries several meanings:
    1. The hindmost part of an animal, especially when prolonged beyond the rest of the body, such as the flexible extension of the backbone in a vertebrate, the feathers at the hind end of a bird or a terminal appendage in an insect.
    2. A person’s buttocks.
    3. A person secretly following another to observe their movements.

     

  7. Crane
    I. She craned her neck to look beyond the wall.
    II. As the photographer slowly approached the crane to 􀁽nd the perfect angle, the bird noticed him and flew away.
    III. They had to use several large cranes to remove the trees that had fallen on the road.
    Only I
    Both I and II
    Both II and III
    Both I and III
    All I, II and III
    Option E
    The word crane carries several meanings:
    1. A crane refers to a type of bird
    2. It also refers to a large, tall machine used for moving heavy objects by suspending them from a projecting arm or beam.
    3. It also means to stretch out one’s body or neck in order to see something.

     

  8. Sell
    I. After much deliberation, the trader agreed to sell me the vase for twenty rupees.
    II. The biology teacher explained how the human body is made up of millions of tiny sells.
    III. An oyster’s soft body is protected by a hard sell made of calcium carbonate.
    Only I
    Only II
    Both II and III
    Both I and III
    Both I and II
    Option A

     

  9. Directions(8-10): Four statements are given below at A, B, C and D. There may be some errors in the given statements. Mark the incorrect statement as the answer. If all the statements are incorrect, mark option E, i.e., “All are incorrect” as the answer.

  10. Most alarming factor in recent times is the high level of complacency by public and private leaders about the risks of Covid-19.
    The bear sniffed him and thought he was dead.
    Saikia and Rahman’s characterisation of Sayyid Ahmad, by and large, follows Hasan’s formulations.
    Chile has a strong precedence for student-led mobilisations.
    All are incorrect
    Option A
    The correct sentence will be: ‘The most alarming factor in recent times is the high level of complacency by public and private leaders about the risks of Covid-19.’

     

  11. To understand the second problem, consider a situation where the banks’ deposits are short term ones, but the lending has been done on a long-term basis.
    Suddenly they saw a bear coming at them.
    Rajan said that we can avail of the offer.
    All he wanted to do was conquer countries and frighten people, which he paid for in the end.
    All are incorrect
    Option C
    The correct phrase is ‘avail oneself of’, that is, we can avail ourselves of something. Avail means ‘to use or take advantage of an opportunity or available resource.
    Hence, the correct form of the statement will be: ‘Rajan said that we can avail ourselves of that offer’

     

  12. In 2001, the Nipah virus outbreak hit Siliguri, West Bengal, but remained undiagnosed in spite of 66 cases and 48 deaths.
    By the turn of 20th century, criminal policy came under the in􀁾uence of scienti􀁽c advancements that dealt with human behaviour.
    A man is known by the company he keeps.
    Very few students of J.D. Institution know that Dr. Jamal found the institution.
    All are incorrect
    Option D
    The word ‘found’ means to establish or originate an institution or organization. Founded is the past form of the verb ‘found’. Since the action of establishing the institution has taken place earlier (in the past), we need to use the simple past form of the verb.
    The correct form of the sentence will be: ‘Very few students of J.D. Institution know that Dr. Jamal founded the institution’.

     

 

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