Mixed English Questions for upcoming Exam — Set 438

Directions (1-5): In the given question, a sentence is divided into five parts out of which the last part is correct. Out of the remaining four, there are errors in three parts. Choose the part which doesn’t have an error. If all the four parts are correct, mark ‘All are correct’.


  1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Wednesday (A)/ came down heavily on incidents of vandalisms (B)/ of statues of leaders in various parts (C)/ of the country and took to the matter (D)/ with Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option C
    A is incorrect because we use ‘on’ with days of the week. ‘In’ should be used for ‘years.’
    B is incorrect too. Once we have mentioned ‘incidents’ we need not write the plural of ‘vandalism.’ The focus is on ‘incidents.’
    The phrases ‘take to’ and ‘take up’ have different meanings. ‘Take to’ means ‘begin or fall into the habit of.’ On the other hand, ‘take up’ means ‘pursue a matter later or further.’

     

  2. In the end of the absorbing (A)/ 90-minute clash, coaches (B)/ Ranko Popovic and Albert Roca have (C)/ smiling, locked in a warmer (D)/ embrace on the sidelines.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option B
    A is incorrect because the use of ‘In the end’ here is not right. In the end is generally used as an idiom, which means ‘finally’ But grammatically correct option is to use ‘At the end’ generally followed by ‘of.’
    C is incorrect because the helping verb to be used here should be indefinite i.e. ‘are’ or ‘were’.
    D is incorrect because ‘warmer’ can be used only when comparisons are made. Here we must use ‘warm’ only.

     

  3. Pune City and Bengaluru FC left themself with (A)/ everything to done in the return clash as they (B)/ played out a goalless draw in the first leg (C)/ semi-final of the Indian Super League (ISL) in (D)/ Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Stadium.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option C
    Option A is incorrect because the sentence is talking about two different teams, and a singular emphatic pronoun, ‘themself’, cannot be used to reflect back to a plural noun.
    Option B is incorrect because ‘to’ is followed by the base form of the verb to form an infinitive, in this case, ‘to do’.
    Option D is incorrect because the venue mentioned is not the name of a country or even a state. It is just one small place, a stadium to be precise. And for a smaller location, the preposition ‘at’ is used.

     

  4. Pune will knew they have a (A)/ chance, has given that they got a (B)/ 1-1 draw when they had went to Bengaluru (C)/ in the league stage and Roca’s team will have (D)/ the backing of the home crowd at their Fortress.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option D
    A is wrong because, ‘knew’ is in the past tense, and ‘will’ in the future tense. So this is wrong.
    B is wrong because, ‘has’ used in this part of the sentence has disrupted the continuity of the sentence. The sentence was continuing with ‘have’ that was used in the previous part, so we don’t need to use ‘has’ again.
    C is wrong because, we can only use ‘V3’ with ‘has, have, had.’

     

  5. League leaders Bengaluru were favourites for this semi-final (A)/ clash but Pune measured up to the challenge to the final (B)/ whistle, denying the visitor “the crucial (C)/ away goal”, and a rule that has been introduced in this edition (D)/ of ISL for the first time.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option A
    B is wrong because, ‘to’ is used in order express motion towards a place. For time, we must use ‘till.’ Here ‘final whistle’ is blown at a particular time i.e. 90 minutes. So we must use ‘till.’
    C is wrong because, when we talk about team sports, it consists of multiple members. So we must write ‘visitors.’
    D is wrong because, the use of ‘and’ implies that ‘Pune denied a goal as well as a rule.’ This makes no sense. We must not use the ‘and’ at all. Only then it will make sense.

     

  6. Directions(6-10): Select the phrase/connector from the given options which can be used to form a single sentence from the two sentences given below, implying the same meaning as expressed in the statement sentences. Pick out the option which when used to start a sentence combines both the given sentences in one.


  7. He was an accomplished pianist and composer. He never published any of his works.
    I. Despite being an accomplished
    II. Although he was an
    III. He was an

    All I, II, and III
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I and II
    None of these
    Option A
    The given sentences can be joined using all I, II and III as follows:
    • Despite being an accomplished pianist and composer, he never published any of his works.
    • Although he was an accomplished pianist and composer, he never published any of his works.
    • He was an accomplished pianist and composer, however, he never published any of his works.

     

  8. The village and exterior of the house looked run down and barely out of poverty. The house’s interior was immaculate.
    I. Although the village and exterior
    II. The village and exterior
    III. Therefore
    Only II
    Both I and III
    Both I and II
    All I, II, and III
    None of these
    Option C
    Both the sentences can be joined using ‘although the village and exterior’ and ‘the village and exterior’ as follows:
    • Although the village and exterior of the house looked run down and barely out of poverty, the house’s interior was immaculate.
    • The village and exterior of the house looked run down and barely out of poverty, but the house’s interior was immaculate.

     

  9. Startups in the Fintech space face a number of issues and challenges. A number of Fintech startups are quickly earning rising market valuations.
    I. Quickly earning rising market…
    II. Despite facing a number of issues..
    III. Ever since startups in the Fintech space..
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I and II
    Both I and III
    Option B
    New Sentence: Despite facing a number of issues and challenges, a number of startups in Fintech are quickly earning rising market valuations.

     

  10. You cannot be sure whether the princess has to do with her youth or her upbringing in a royal household. But this high school student is the only one to have addressed her dress-designer with respect.
    I. Having addressed her dress-designer with respect
    II. Despite addressing her dress-designer with respect
    III. Although, the princess addressed her dress-designer with respect
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    All I, II and III
    None of these
    Option E
    Both the given sentences in the question are different in terms of meaning, and none of the given options would connect these. Option (a) and (b) cannot be used to connect the sentences because these connectors give the reason for why she addressed her dress designer with respect, however, the first sentence does not take this idea forward, rather offers distinct information.

     

  11. From designers to celebrities, saris are no longer reserved for weddings since saris are having a major moment in fashion right now. From handloom fabrics to sheer, there’s one for everyone’s taste.
    I. Therefore
    II. Because
    III. Not only
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    None of these
    All I, II & III
    Option A
    New statement:
    From designers to celebrities, saris are no longer reserved for weddings since saris are having a major moment in fashion right now; therefore, from handloom fabrics to sheer, there’s one for everyone’s taste.

     

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