Sentence Improvements Questions for SSC CHSL Exam 2016

Directions (1-15): In each question, a part of the sentence is printed in bold. Below each sentence, some phrases are given which can substitute the bold part of the sentence. Find out the phrase which can correctly substitute that part of the sentence. If the sentence is correct as it is, the answer is ‘No correction required’ or ‘No improvement’.

Q1. I have been telling her that she had better consult a good doctor.
(a) consulting
(b) been consulting
(c) consulted
(d) No improvement

Q2. Before I could stop him, the boy was throwing the box down the stairs.
(a) threw
(b) had thrown
(c) did throw
(d) No improvement

Q3. He would have lent me a pen, if he was knowing that I didn’t have one.
(a) had known
(b) had been knowing
(c) would know
(d) No improvement

Q4. The District Collector gave up the prizes to the winners at the end of the function.
(a) gave back
(b) gave out
(c) gave away
(d) No improvement

Q5. One day you will repent over what you have done.
(a) about
(b) for
(c) of
(d) No improvement

Q6. The car’s doors are loose.
(a) car-doors are loose
(b) doors of car are loose
(c) doors of the car are loose
(d) No improvement

Q7. Dad’s illness gave us some anxious moments.
(a) troubled
(b) disturbed
(c) worry
(d) No improvement

Q8. The young architect had devised many buildings before coming to Bombay.
(a) designed
(b) conceived
(c) planned
(d) No improvement

Q9. The village has a temple besides the lake.
(a) beside
(b) below
(c) beneath
(d) No improvement

Q10. After a long lunch-break, business resurfaces as usual.
(a) resumes
(b) continues
(c) delays
(d) No improvement

Q11. They stood gazing a Taj Mahal, lost in estimation.
(a) admiration
(b) respiration
(c) satisfaction
(d) No improvement

Q12. The meeting was held under the auspicious of the Lions Club.
(a) auspices
(b) audience
(c) auspiciousness
(d) No improvement

Q13. The officer scolded the peon in front of the clerks.
(a) with
(b) before
(c) beside
(d) No improvement

Q14. Herbal medicines are very efficient in treatment of jaundice.
(a) affective
(b) effective
(c) expensive
(d) No improvement

Q15. As per the Central Government order people having double cylinder connections are not eligible for kerosene.
(a) citizens
(b) consumers
(c) elders
(d) No improvement