Mixed English Questions Set 26 (New Pattern)

Practise our New Pattern English questions for upcoming exams like SBI PO, IBPS PO, Clerk and insurance exams. This set contains questions from Sentence Filler and Odd Phrases.

Direction (1-5): In each of the following questions a short passage is given with one of the lines in the passage missing and represented by a blank. Select the best out of the five answer choices given, to make the passage complete and coherent.

  1. The gradual subsidence of most cities has several causes, both man-made and natural. It starts with the hundreds of millions of people migrating into urban centres in search of better jobs and higher standards of living. (…………………………………………………………………..).The indiscriminate use of groundwater, a scourge of rapidly-expanding cities, is a prime contributor. Dried-up lands compress under their own weight. In this sense it costs too little to sink tubewells and pump up the precious stuff at will.
    A) Unlike global warming, the problem of a sinking city is local, and eminently solvable.
    B) This puts pressure on certain pockets of the planet to keep up with the intensified demands for basic human sustenance.
    C) For more than a decade it has been mulling a plan to build inflatable gates on the seabed, which could be raised to close off the lagoon during high tides.
    D) As when facing the challenges posed by climate change, politicians tend to balk at most proposals to stop land subsidence.
    E) Underground pipelines can tilt marginally or crack under pressure, causing water and sludge to vomit onto the earth’s surface.
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    Option B
  2. A few forces could be pushing the two formats apart. The first is that the different skills needed to excel at Twenty20 has players starting to specialise. Twenty20 demands batsmen who can blast plenty of runs in a matter of minutes, rather than gradually build an innings over several days. Bowlers must bamboozle these aggressive hitters instead of probing at a batsman’s defence for hours at a time. (…………………………………………………) Repeatedly hurling the ball can fatigue and eventually injure fast bowlers.
    A) The third factor is the money.
    B) There are other signs of divergence between the player pools for international Test fixtures and Twenty20 cricket
    C) Those contracts represent significant investments, since each franchise has a salary cap of just $10m.
    D) The second is the fatigue the comes with playing both forms of the game.
    E) The competition pits eight star-studded teams against each other in the Twenty20 format, an abridged and heavy-hitting version of the sport launched in 2003.
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    Option D
  3. The worst part about liking or loving someone is not knowing whether they feel the same about you, or worse still, knowing that they don’t. From the moment you meet someone, it takes so much courage to express how you feel about them knowing that in all probability you might face rejection. The oldest and simplest route is to “find out through mutual friends”, or perhaps to be friends with the person and drop hints and gauge body language. (…………………………………………………………………………………..)
    A) Not just because it’s a lonely one-way street, or because your fantasies and dreams are dashed, but also because it becomes about self-worth.
    B) But wouldn’t you rather wait for the right person rather than moping over someone not in sync in with you?
    C) Whatever the methods used, rejection is never easy to handle.
    D) A long distance relationship only brings out the best sides that you put forward over social media and other forms of communication.
    E) All the fleeting time you do manage to spend together is full of the good stuff.
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    Option C
  4. (………………………………………………………………..) Cricket is no exception. Technological advancement is an indispensable part of the game now. Analytics and numbers determine the value of a player and every move is closely monitored to determine his strengths and weaknesses. A small fault can be easily exploited with the assistance of sophisticated software.
    A) In this scenario, when a batsman or a bowler shows rapid progress at the international level, it indicates the humongous amount of work he’s put in to strengthen his technicalities.
    B) The young players entertained the crowd with their talent.
    C) The modern generation of players are juggling with three formats of the game.
    D) There is no room for imperfection here.
    E) Development in any field is closely associated with the growth of technology.
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    Option E 
  5. The government and the RBI have been initiating a series of measures to encourage MSMEs, but these are generally supply-side efforts. (…………………………………………………………………)Therefore, there is need to nurture entrepreneurs from a young age. There is a difference between risk and opportunities, and this needs to be emphasised for the young in India.
    A) In India, commercial banks are mandated to lend to MSMEs.
    B) This can take the shape of higher fee or interest rate, failure to explain exit costs, and sometimes threatening them with refusal to extend regular credit.
    C) The need is to generate demand-side requirement from the general public to set up MSMEs.
    D) Not all banks can do MSME financing as this is a specialised area and requires specialised skills to assess the institutions that can benefit from bank finance and yield higher production
    E) In addition to financing, there is a need for focussed coordination of activities of different government authorities to encourage MSMEs.
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    Option C

Directions (6-10): Which of the words/phrases (A), (B), (C) and (D) given below should replace the words/phrases given in bold in the following sentences to make it meaningful and grammatically correct. Mark (E) as the answer if the sentence is correct and ‘No correction is required’.

  1. Giving their location in the mainstream of their adopted countries or their sheen numbers, the overseas Indian could played an important role in presentation a more realistic assessment of India.
    A) Gives their , the sheer , could have been playing, in the presentation
    B) Giving there , the sheen , can played , in the presentation of
    C) Given their , their sheer , can play , in presenting
    D) Giving of their, the sheer , can played , in presents
    E) No Correction Required
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    Option C
  2. The Ministry of Environment and Forests and Climate Change have urge the Ministry of External Affairs for revoke the visas of BBC’s South Asia correspondents Justin Rowlatt and his crews.
    A) has been urging , for the revocation of , corresponding , his crews
    B) has urged, to revoke, correspondent , his crew.
    C) have urged, for revoking , correspondant, their crew
    D) have been urged , to revoke , correspondent , his crews
    E) No Correction Required
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    Option B
    : The Ministry of Environment and Forests and Climate Change has urged the Ministry of External Affairs to revoke the visas of BBC’s South Asia correspondent Justin Rowlatt and his crew.
  3. OECD on Tuesday threw its weight around India saying the country is worth of a credit rating upgrade, but cautions Indian policy makers against taking measures only by the aim to get a better rating.
    A) weight along , is worthful , and cautions , alonf the aim
    B) weight behind , is worthy , but cautioned , with an aim
    C) weight on , is worthy , and cautiously , with an aim
    D) weight less , is worthy , and cautioned , by a aim
    E) No Correction Required
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    Option B
    : throw weight behind – to use your influence to support someone or something
    throw your weight around – to act as if you have a lot of power or authority
  4. Buddha shows the paths of knowledge and enlightenment to his disciple, but its implementation is something that the disciple ought accomplish on his own.
    A) shows the path , to his disciples , its implementation , must accomplish
    B) showed the path , among his disciple , his implementation , can be accomplished
    C) showing the path , to the disciples , their implementation , can accomplish
    D) showed the path , to his disciples , their implementation , ought accomplish
    E) No Correction Required
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    Option A
  5. It is welcome that the government has managed to persuade fuel retailers to continue to accept credit and debit cards, without any burden being placed on consumers.
    A) is welcomed , is managing , in acceptance of been placed
    B) is a welcome , has manage , accepting , placing
    C) is welcome , is managing , in acceptance , been placed
    D) can be a welcome , would manage , in acceptance of , along
    E) No Correction Required
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    Option E 


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