Mixed English Questions Set 2

Directions (1-5): In each of the following sentences, find if any part of the sentence (1), (2), (3) or (4) contains error. If there is no error mark E) as you answer.

  1. The case for the government to exit sectors (1)/ such as steel and power is compelled,/ given that the private sector has developed technical and (3)/ managerial capability to operate in these areas. (4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No error
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    Option B
    Correction:

    Compelled => Compelling
  2. Companies that do not have a (1)/ promoter holding and ownership stake (2)/ but are run by professional managers (3)/ are relative few in India.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No error
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    Option D
    Correction:

    relative => relatively
  3. Because my son has (1) /started to exhibiting irrational (2)/ behaviors, I am taking (3)/ him to see a therapist.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No error
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    Option B
    Correction:

    exhibiting => exhibit
  4. The firefighters showed their bravery and heroism (1)/when they were able to retrieve the family members (2)/ by the burning house right before (3)/ it crashed to the ground. (4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No error
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    Option C
    Correction:

    by => from
  5. Even though the man was not considered (1)/a suspect on first, his subsequent actions (2)/at his wife’s funeral put him on (3)/the detective’s list of suspects.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No error
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    Option B
    Correction:

    on first => at first

Directions (6-10): Following sentences contain 4 bold words each. Find spelling error or grammatical error if any, else mark (E) as your answer.

  1. Although the food is not the tastiest I have ever ate, it is palatable and will fill my tummy.
    A) Although
    B) tastiest
    C) ate
    D) palatable
    E) All Correct
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    Option C
    Correction:

    ate should be replaced by eaten.
  2. On campus there is a statue of the school’s founder that stands as a tribute to the revered man.
    A) On
    B) school’s
    C) that
    D) revered
    E) All Correct
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    Option E
  3. RBI rolled back dreconian changes introduced earlier, where people who wanted to deposit old notes would have to convince two bank officials that there was a satisfactory reason for depositing their money.
    A) dreconian
    B) where
    C) convince
    D) satisfactory
    E) All Correct
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    Option A
    Correction:

    draconian is the correct spelling.
  4. The political candidate’s election hopes were dash when a book was published that detailed the baseness of his college days.
    A) hopes
    B) dash
    C) detailed
    D) baseness
    E) All Correct
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    Option B
    Correction:

    dashed is the correct word
  5. In a move that will burden school students, the Central Board of Secondary Education has approve the resumption of compulsory Class X board examination from 2018.
    A) burden
    B) approve
    C) resumption
    D) compulsary
    E) All Correct
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    Option B
    Correction:

    approve => approved.

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