Mixed English Questions for upcoming Exam — Set 439

Directions(1-5): In the given question, a part of the sentence is printed in bold. Below the sentence, alternatives to the emboldened part are given as (A), (B), (C) and (D), which may help improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative out of the given five options. In case the given sentence is correct, your answer will be an option (E), i.e., “No correction required”.

  1. To ensure absolute transparency, the (law was making) it compulsory for the parties to maintain accounts of the receipt of funds and expenditure in a systematic and regular way.
    law should make
    law would make
    law will made
    law can making
    No correction required
    Option A
    The sentence is discussing about things in general sense and expressing a suggestion, so the correct choice is “law should make”. The rest of the options are grammatically incorrect.
    ‘Would’ is used in hypothetical situations whereas ‘should’ is used to show obligation, give recommendation or even an opinion. So, the correct answer is option A.

     

  2. The appetite of banks for funds was lost under the onslaught of the slowdown, corporates refused to borrow even as (bank deposits flourished).
    bank deposits flourished
    bank deposits swelled
    bank deposits were enhanced
    bank deposits flummoxed
    No correction required
    Option B
    Bank deposits ‘swelled’ implies that they increased to a great extent. The banking industry can 􀁾ourish, not the deposits. Bank deposits cannot be ‘enhanced’ or ‘flummoxed’.

     

  3. The 8th-century revival of Byzantine learning is (an inexplicable phenomenon), and its economic and military precursors have yet to be discovered.
    a phenomenon yet to be discovered
    a phenomenon incompletely explained
    an fathomable phenomenon
    an unidentifiable phenomenon
    No correction required
    Option E

     

  4. Rahul Bajaj has done a great job of taking the company to its present status, but it is time that he (let go off the reins).
    let go of the reins
    stepped down
    let go to the reins
    delegated responsibility
    No correction required
    Option A
    We let go ‘of’ something, but we turn ‘off’ the lights. The proposals in B and D might go beyond the scope of the sentence and thus can’t be considered correct.

     

  5. Once you have prioritised your time well with efficient time management, (you will find your efficiency level has arisen to greater heights) and you will be an achiever in the end.
    Then you will find level has risen to efficacy of greater heights
    You will find your efficiency level has arisen to greater heights
    You will find your efficiency level has risen to greater heights
    You will find your efficiency level have arisen to greater heights
    You will find level of efficiency risen at greater heights
    Option C

     

  6. Directions(6-10): In the given question, a statement with a blank has been given, followed by three words out of which more than one can complete the sentence grammatically and contextually. Find the word (s) which can fill the blank and choose the option accordingly.

  7. Under the agreement, the UAE and Bahrain would normalise ties with Israel, __________ better economic, political and security engagement.
    I) Adumbrating
    II) Heralding
    III) Organising
    Both I and II
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I and III
    Both II and III
    Option A
    “Adumbrating” means “to give a vague outline or sign of something beforehand” and “heralding” means “to give a sign”. These words are contextually fit for the blank. “Organising” means to “arrange for something” is an irrelevant word here.

     

  8. A 2016 report entitled ‘Dangerous Pursuits’ by the Committee to Protect Journalists, the organisation I lead, found that journalists who report on government corruption are routinely murdered with __________.
    I) Impunity
    II) Retribution
    III) Immunity
    Only I
    Only II
    Both I and III
    Both II and III
    Only III
    Option C
    “Impunity” means “exemption from punishment” which is synonymous to “immunity” as well. “Retribution” means “punishment” which is irrelevant here as the sentence is talking about the exemption.

     

  9. The Finance Ministry seems to be having second thoughts on whether to __________ to a growing demand from the auto industry for goods and services tax (GST) rate cuts, given the hole it might burn in the revenues.
    I) Ascent
    II) Accede
    III) Accent
    Only I
    Only II
    Both I and II
    Both II and III
    Only III
    Option B
    “Ascent” means “to ascend or go upward” and “accent” means “articulation of words” both which are irrelevant here. “Accede” means “to agree” which is suitable for the blank contextually.

     

  10. The government on Wednesday informed the Rajya Sabha that “no __________ has been reported along the India-China border in the last six months”.
    I) Infilltration
    II) Trespassing
    III) Insuffoations
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I and II
    Both II and III
    Option D
    “Infiltration” and “trespassing” both means “entering a place illegally” which are contextually fit for the blank. “Insuffoations” means “breathing or blowing into” which is absolutely irrelevant here.

     

  11. It will also allow the RBI to amalgamate or reconstruct a stressed cooperative bank without first imposing a __________, thus protecting the interests of the depositors, said Finance Minister, moving the Amendment Bill in the House.
    I) Postponement
    II) Moratorium
    III) Abeyance
    Only I
    Both I and II
    Both II and III
    Only II
    Only III
    Option C
    “Postponement” means ‘to delay the happening of something” which is not relevant here. “Moratorium” means “to suspend activity for a time period” which is also synonymous to the word “abeyance” and these words are contextually fit for the blank.

     

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