Sentence Improvement Questions: 

Dear Students,

English section is an integral part of SSC Exams and it is just round the corner. This is also a section that is feared by most of the candidates.Though the sheer number of concepts and rules may seem intimidating at first, with discipline and the right approach, it is not difficult to master these concepts and their application to questions. SSC CGL Tier 2 exam holds an appreciating weightage of 200 marks which is enough to know the importance of this Section in govt exams.Now SSC CHSL Exam is the next target for the aspirants.You need to gird up your loins to score maximum marks.Today, in this English quiz we are providing 15 Tricky Sentence Improvement questions asked in any govt exam. To make you learn important grammar rules effectively and at an apt time is the motive behind the provided quiz. Attempt this quiz and prepare yourself flawlessly. We wish you good luck for the upcoming Exams.
Directions (1-15): Which of the phrases (a), (b) and (c) given below should replace the phrase given in bold in the following sentence to make the sentence grammatically correct. If the sentence is correct as it is and no correction is required mark (d) as the answer. 

Q1. Both the families were invited but neither (had accepted) our invitation.
(a) accepted
(b) did accept
(c) has accepted
(d) No improvement

Q2. If I (have had) money, I would have bought this car.
(a) had
(b) did have
(c) had had
(d) No improvement

Q3. She has not been well (for the past) few months.
(a) since the past
(b) for past
(c) since the last
(d) No improvement

Q4. Any bad habit must be nipped (on) the bud.
(a) on
(b) in
(c) off
(d) No improvement

Q5. Perhaps the wolf (was waiting) to spring upon him.
(a) had been waited
(b) has waited
(c) could be waiting
(d) No improvement

Q6. Each of our (trainee pay theirs) tuition fee at the beginning of the course.
(a) trainees pay theirs
(b) trainee pays theirs
(c) trainees pays his
(d) No improvement

Q7. Hardly had she finished her dinner (then) the doorbell rang.
(a) than
(b) when
(c) while
(d) No improvement

Q8. The patient died (of a wound and not of) cancer.
(a) from a wound and not of
(b) of a wound and not from
(c) from a wound and not from
(d) No improvement

Q9. The manager was highly upset because of (the inordinate delaying).
(a) the inordinate delay
(b) the inordinately delay
(c) the inordinately delaying
(d) No improvement

Q10. Ramesh says, he has already repaid me but I can’t recall, so I’ll have (to take his word).
(a) to take his word as true
(b) to take him at his word
(c) to take his for word for it
(d) No improvement

Q11. Grandfather always (finds faults) with the poor gardener.
(a) find fault
(b) find faults
(c) is finding faults
(d) No improvement

Q12. (As) you find me absent, please leave the parcel with my colleague.
(a) Unless
(b) As
(c) Should
(d) No improvement

Q13. When the prodigal son returned home, his father welcomed him (with open hands).
(a) with open hearts
(b) with open mind
(c) with open arms
(d) No improvement

Q14. Mr. Shah (is having) two houses.
(a) has
(b) got
(c) has been having
(d) No improvement

Q15. Contrast this work of art (to) that.
(a) for
(b) with
(c) by
(d) No improvement


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