Useful Sentence Improvement Quiz For SSC CGL And SSC CPO Exams 2018: 15 June

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Today, in this English quiz we are providing 15 Sentence Improvement Questions. To make you learn basic English with effective grammar rules 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): Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

Q1. Tell your leader that I grant him permission (of stay) in my kingdom. 
(a) for stay
(b) about staying
(c) to stay
(d) No Improvement
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S1. Ans.(c)
Sol.  Whether ‘grant him permission for staying’ or ‘grant him permission to stay’ is the right usage as ‘to stay’ is given in the option. Hence ‘to stay’ will improve the sentence.

Q2. Our dwindling supplies were (replaced) when the new shipment arrived. 
(a) restocked
(b) replenished
(c) refilled
(d) No Improvement
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S2. Ans.(b)
Sol. Replenish (verb): restore (a stock or supply) to a former level or condition.
Dwindling means to become steadily less, hence the sentence reflects the correct meaning with the word ‘replenished’ as it implies the supplies which kept on declining in number or amount came to their former level.
Hence option B fits in the context.

Q3. Being a handicapped youth, he (was put hard to) complete his military course. 
(a) was hard put to
(b) was put to it hard
(c) was hardly put to
(d) No Improvement
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S3. Ans.(a)
Sol. Hard put to (do something) is an idiom which means struggling to do or accomplish something,
Hence option A improves the sentence.

Q4. To learn a language well, one must have patience and (readiness to work) hard.
(a) readiness to working
(b) be ready to working
(c) ready to working
(d) No Improvement
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S4. Ans.(d)
Sol. No Improvement is required.

Q5. When it comes to lawsuits, everyone seems to want (piece of an action).
(a) piece of action
(b) a piece of the action
(c) a piece of the information
(d) No Improvement
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S5. Ans.(b)
Sol.  A piece of the action is an idiom which means a part of the profits or advantages that come from an activity.
Hence option B improves the sentence.

Q6. He seemed to (pander) when journalists asked pointed questions.
(a) gambol
(b) supplant
(c) prevaricate
(d) No Improvement
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S6. Ans.(c)
Sol. Pander (verb): to provide gratification for others' desires.
Gambol (verb): run or jump about playfully.
Prevaricate (verb): speak or act in an evasive way.
Hence option C fits in the context.

Q7. It is high time they (burst with anger) for not getting justice from the High Court. 
(a) bursted with anger
(b) bursted for anger
(c) burst on getting angry
(d) No Improvement
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S7. Ans.(d)
Sol. ‘It is high time’ phrase takes V2/past form of verb after it. And ‘Burst’ is the verb that remains same in Present and Past form. Hence No Improvement is required.

Q8. Illness, injury, food poisoning, grief- any of these things can (prostate) people or lying down in a helpless position. 
(a) prostrate
(b) prospect
(c) prosecute
(d) No Improvement
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S8. Ans.(a)
Sol. Prostate: A gland which is a part of a man’s reproductive system.
Prostrate: to make helpless or defenseless.
Prospect: to inspect (a region).
Hence option A improves the sentence.

Q9. Even after being sentenced to life in prison, the (impenitent) man was not sorry for his crimes.
(a) compunctious
(b) contrite
(c) insular
(d) No Improvement
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S9. Ans.(d)
Sol. Impenitent (adjective): not feeling shame or regret about one's actions or attitudes.
Compunctious (adjective): Feeling or expressing regret for one's sins or misdeeds.
Contrite (adjective): feeling or expressing remorse at the recognition that one has done wrong.
Insular (adjective): ignorant of or uninterested in cultures, ideas.
Hence No Improvement is required.

Q10. The orphans have been clamouring for nutritious food (from the past) two weeks.
(a) since the past
(b) for the past
(c) for past
(d) No Improvement
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S10. Ans.(b)
Sol. Perfect/ Perfect Continuous Tense +………….For + Time denoting phrase.
Hence option B improves the sentence.

Q11. (I think in my opinion) that all those who claim to be honest are not really so. 
(a) In my opinion, I believe
(b) It seems to me
(c) It is my believing
(d) No Improvement
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S11. Ans.(a)
Sol. The better and formal way to begin a sentence is ‘In my opinion’. And ‘I believe’ is correct to use as a subsequent part of ‘In my opinion’. Hence option A improves the sentence.

Q12. The (underlining) assumption is that the amount of money available is limited.  
(a) undermining
(b) underlying
(c) underwhelming
(d) No Improvement
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S12. Ans.(b)
Sol. Underlying (adjective): serving as a basis or cause.
Hence option B improves the sentence.

Q13. The government has been (cutting the mustard) about legalizing marijuana for the past several years.
(a) sitting on the fence
(b) feeling a bit under the weather
(c) giving the benefit of the doubt
(d) No Improvement
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S13. Ans.(a)
Sol. Sitting on the fence (idiom): To not make a decision or take a side when presented with two or more options or possibilities.
Feel a bit under the weather (idiom): Feeling slightly ill.
Give the benefit of the doubt (idiom): Believe someone's statement, without proof.
Hence ‘sitting on the fence’ is the correct idiom to use.

Q14. Though he worked hard, (but) he failed.
(a) and
(b) then
(c) yet
(d) No Improvement
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S14. Ans.(c)
Sol. Though-yet is correct form of Conjunction pair.
Hence option C improves the sentence.

Q15. I (made him to do) the project against his wishes.
(a) made him to be done
(b) made him to have done
(c) made him do
(d) No improvement
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S15. Ans.(c)
Sol. (Make/Made+ Obj + V1) i.e. make when used in active voice takes bare infinitive.
 Hence option C improves the sentence.



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