English Practice Set-11 For LIC, SO and Railways

Dear Bank Aspirants we are providing practice English questions set for LIC AAO and Syndicate manipal PO exam. Try to solve these Mixed Questions and share time taken to solve these Mixed Questions and share your attempt.

English Questions- phrase replacement

In English section  Comprehension, Cloze test, Fill in the Blanks , rearrangement, spotting errors play important role in  exam.

Directions (Q. 1-5): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical or idiomatic error in it.
The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is ‘No error’, the answer is 5). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)

1. 1) France is one of the wealthiest economy in the world, / 2) home to leaders in aviation, insurance, banking, tourism / 3) and retail and is known for its / 4) fine cuisine and appelation-controlled wines. / 5) No error

2. 1) The fashion is becoming a global game now, / 2) where the label may originate in one country, / 3) the chief designer from another country, / 4) the owner investor from third nation. / 5) No error

3. 1) In India, for over a decade now, / 2) Ermenegildo Zegna has had a successful / 3) run with its standalone stores / 4) in Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad. / 5) No error

4. 1) The final outcome of India’s first environmental referendum is not yet known / 2) but the very fact that it is taking place / 3) in the thick forested and remote region of Niyamgiri / 4) provides a small glimmer of hope. / 5) No error

5. 1) The court ordered the seizure of his properties / 2) and gave him / 3) an additional 10 years in jail / 4) for misuse of power. / 5) No error

Directions (Q. 6-10): Each question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each pair of blanks that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

6. July and August are the months of the ‘silly season’ for the newspapers in the UK; with everyone on a summer holiday the papers are ________ to look for silly stories to ________ the pages.
1) needed, darken 
2) forced, complete
3) compelled, fill 
4) required, full
5) ready, arrange

7. The Supreme Court of India recently _______ up with two ________ on electoral laws.
1) appeared, views 
2) gave, circular
3) came, rulings 
4) sent, laws
5) brought, advice

8. The value of the rupee ________ the dollar has been declining ________ August 2011.
1) and, upto 
2) against, until 
3) and, for
4) vs, in 
5) vis-a-vis, since

9. The recent decision in the Novartis Glivec case continues a long-established tradition ________ India contesting a Northern agenda on patent ________.
1) of, laws 
2) in, acts
3) about, regulation 
4) against, rule
5) for, legislation

10. The cold war ________ friendships and ________ the quality of political discourse.
1) improved, crippled 
2) damaged, lower
3) sabotaged, abased 
4) destroyed, debased
5) disbanded, dishoured

Answers
1. 1; Replace ‘economy’ with ‘economies’
2. 4; Replace ‘third’ with ‘a third’
3. 5
4. 3; Replace ‘thick’ with ‘thickly’
5. 4; Replace ‘misuse’ with ‘abuse’
6. 3 
7. 3 
8. 5 
9. 1
10. 4

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