Sentence Improvements Questions for SSC CHSL Exam 2016

Directions (1-15): In each question, a part of 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. He refused the allegations of his boss.
(a) refuted
(b) rejected
(c) accused
(d) No improvement

Q2. Can this machine be adopted in farm work.
(a) by
(b) into
(c) for
(d) No improvement

Q3. The driver was dazzled by the bright light of approaching car.
(a) twinkled
(b) flashed
(c) glowed
(d) No improvement

Q4. What does it matter most is the quality of the goods that we require.
(a) what it matters more
(b) what does it matter more
(c) what matters most
(d) No improvement

Q5. You called on me when I was not at home, don’t you?
(a) did you?
(b) didn’t you?
(c) didn’t I?
(d) No improvement

Q6. He paid the caretaker for his board and lodging.
(a) room
(b) furniture
(c) boarding
(d) No improvement

Q7. He was released from the hospital yesterday.
(a) let out
(b) discharged
(c) dismissed
(d) No improvement

Q8. The colours softened as the sun went down.
(a) brightened
(b) deepened
(c) mellowed
(d) No improvement

Q9. The new manager is soft-spoken and is considerable to all.
(a) conceited
(b) considerate
(c) constricted
(d) No improvement

Q10. He hanged his portrait in the main hall.
(a) hang
(b) hung
(c) hand hanged
(d) No improvement

Q11. Your results depends not only on how much you have studied but how long you have read.
(a) but also how long
(b) but also on how long
(c) but also on how much long
(d) No improvement

Q12. Ram cut a sad figure in her first performance on the stage.
(a) made a sorry figure
(b) cut a sorry face
(c) cut a sorry figure
(d) No improvement

Q13. All her answers were correct.
(a) her every answers
(b) her all answers
(c) all of her answers
(d) No improvement

Q14. Hari gave me an old scissors.
(a) old scissor
(b) an old scissor
(c) a pair of old scissors
(d) No improvement

Q15. His trousers are three sizes large.
(a) three sizes too
(b) three size
(c) three sizes over
(d) No improvement