Mixed English Questions for upcoming Exam — Set 427

Directions(1-5): In the given question, a part of the sentence is printed in bold. Below the sentence, three alternatives to the bold part are given which may help improve the sentence. Choose the option that reflects the correct use of the phrase in the context of the sentence. In case the given sentence is correct, your answer is (E), i.e., ‘No correction required.

  1. (Gita represents the spiritual heritage) of India as it reconciles different schools and strands of thoughts.
    i. Gita represent the spiritual heritage
    ii. Gita represents a spiritual heritage
    iii. The Gita represents the spiritual heritage

    Only i
    Only ii
    Only iii
    i and ii
    No correction required
    Option C
    In the given sentence, “Gita” is a proper noun that is utilized as an identity or a particular name. Proper noun is used with article
    ‘the’, only when it talk about a specific or unique thing, which is the case here.

     

  2. (People consider the trains as their best medium) of transportation because their tickets are cheaper when compared with airlines.
    i. People consider the train as theirs best medium
    ii. People consider trains as the best medium
    iii. People consider the trains as its best medium
    Only i
    Only ii
    Only iii
    i and ii
    No correction required
    Option B
    In the given sentence, “trains” is a plural common noun which can’t be used with article as the statement is stating a general
    fact. Specific trains are not being talked about.

     

  3. Work hard until you get success, but (you should not have air) after you succeed because it makes you sound dumb.
    i. you should not be in the air
    ii. you should not have airs
    iii. you should not be above air
    Only i
    Only ii
    Only iii
    i and iii
    No correction required
    Option B
    The meaning of “airs” is to have arrogance and after being successful, a person is most likely to have airs. So, the correct
    answer is option B.

     

  4. At the railway station, (the baby was holding up to its mother’s finger) because he was afraid of the emerging crowd.
    i. the baby was holding back to its mother’s finger
    ii. the baby was keeping off to its mother’s finger
    iii. the baby was holding fast to its mother’s finger
    Only i
    Only ii
    Only iii
    i and ii
    No correction required
    Option C
    The given sentence is incorrect because “holding up” means to delay something or someone, which is inappropriate for the
    given context. Thus, the correct phrasal verb here should be “holding fast” which means to hold firmly. Hence, option C is the
    correct answer.

     

  5. Raghu’s and Ram’s (college are known for the best results and has every facility) that is required for the development of students.
    i. colleges are known for the best results and have every facility
    ii. college is known for best results and have every facility
    iii. colleges are known for the best result and has every facility
    Only i
    Only ii
    Only iii
    i and ii
    No correction required
    Option A
    The above sentence talks about two colleges, Raghu’s and Ram’s, hence “colleges” will be used. Since, the subject “colleges” is
    plural, the verb should also be plural.
    So, ‘are’ and ‘have’ are the correct verb forms to be used.
    The other possible correct statement here could be that the two subjects belong to the same college; in that case, ‘college is’
    should replace ‘college are’.

     

  6. Directions(6-10): In the given question, a statement divided into different segments is given. The first segment is fixed, rearrange the other segments to form a coherent statement. If the sentence is already arranged or the correct sequence doesn’t match any of the given sequences, mark (E) .i.e., “None of the above” as your answer.

  7. With the growing number of vehicles/ and the increase in road lengths, (A)/ Indian roads are spattered with blood (B)/ as accidents resulting in injuries and fatalities (C)/ have been mounting over the past twenty years. (D)

    ADBC
    CBAD
    CADB
    ADCB
    None of the above
    Option E
    The given sentence implies that due to increasing vehicles on the lengthy roads, the accidents resulting in deaths and injuries
    have risen, leaving Indian roads spattered with blood. The parts of the given sentence follow the fixed part in the correct order
    and there is no reshuffling is required. This makes the correct sequence to be ABCD making option E the correct answer.

     

  8. FDI inflows increase steeply / to a few countries. (A)/ with an increase in infrastructure (B)/ explains why FDI remains restricted (C)/and this non-linear effect potentially (D)
    DCBA
    BDCA
    ADCB
    ABDC
    None of the above
    Option B

     

  9. A poor start to/ has seen United slip 19 points behind (A)/ the hunt for the top-four place (B)/ the leaders, Liverpool, and fall off the pace in (C)/ the Premier League season (D)
    BADC
    CABD
    ABCD
    DACB
    None of the above
    Option D

     

  10. When it all/ welcome thaw in Australia’s long winter (A)/ Perth, it was the best sign yet of a (B)/ the fourth evening and fifth morning in (C)/ came together on (D)
    DCBA
    DABC
    ABDC
    DBAC
    None of the above
    Option A

     

  11. If your data and research/ person creation and content roll-out process (A)/ you haven’t addressed, you’ll want to ask yourself to (B)/ suggest you have a new audience (C)/ some key questions before investing in the full buyer (D)
    CDAB
    CBDA
    ADBC
    ADCB
    None of the above
    Option B

     

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