English Comprehensive Questions For SSC CGL And SSC CPO Exam 2018: 23rd July


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Direction (1-3) In the following questions, the sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.

Q1. Kristen must be quite a woman to inspire such ________ from Katie.
(a) motif
(b) admiration
(c) knowledge
(d) perjury
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S1. Ans.(b)
Sol.  Motif: a dominant or recurring idea in an artistic work.
Admiration: respect and warm approval.
Perjury: the voluntary violation of an oath or vow.
Hence option B fits in the context.

Q2. His colleague suggested him to discuss all his _______ with the human resource department, whether on a personal or a professional front.
(a) injustices
(b) protestations
(c) tyrannies
(d) grievances

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S2. Ans.(d)
Sol. Protestation: an emphatic declaration in response to doubt or accusation.
Tyranny: cruel, unreasonable, or arbitrary use of power or control.
Grievance: an official statement of a complaint over something believed to be wrong or unfair.
Hence option D fits in the context.

Q3. Seventeen students were needed for a ___________ in order to discuss the topics during the Student Council meeting.
(a) decorum
(b) quota
(c) quorum
(d) quote

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S3. Ans.(c)
Sol. Decorum: behavior in keeping with good taste and propriety.
Quorum: The minimum number of members of an assembly or society that must be present at any of its meetings to make the proceedings of that meeting valid.
Hence option C fits in the context.

Direction (4-6): Some parts of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out of which part of a sentence has an error and choose corresponding to the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, choose corresponding to ‘No Error’.

Q4. The evergreen trees have a characteristic of remaining green throughout the year, nonetheless of the prevailing season.
(a) The evergreen trees have a characteristic
(b) of remaining green throughout the year
(c) nonetheless of the prevailing season
(d) No error

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S4. Ans.(c)
Sol. Remove ‘of’ after ‘nonetheless’. As nonetheless means in spite of that; nevertheless. The preposition ‘of’ is conjoined in its meaning already and using ‘of’ with it makes it superfluous.
Hence option C has the error.

Q5. An effective secondary research requires data to be collected from discreet sources like journals, magazines and other published material.
(a) An effective secondary research requires data
(b) to be collected from discreet sources like
(c) journals, magazines and other published material
(d) No error

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S5. Ans.(b)
Sol. The proper adjective to use here is ‘discrete’ which means ‘individually separate and distinct’ while ‘discreet’ means ‘polite and careful in what you do or say’. Hence use ‘discrete’ in place of ‘discreet’.

Q6. The Captain along with his team has been invited to the function.
(a) The Captain along with
(b) his team has been
(c) invited to the function.
(d) No Error

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S6. Ans.(d)
Sol. No Error

Directions (7-9): Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

Q7. The shoes were very expensive, I couldn’t afford (to buying) them.
(a) of buying
(b) to buy
(c) bought
(d) No Improvement

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S7. Ans.(b)
Sol. Option B improves the sentence.

Q8. After they (had finished) eating they went for a walk.
(a) will finish
(b) have finished
(c) finish
(d) No Improvement

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S8. Ans.(d)
Sol. No Improvement

Q9. The customer (complains to) the representative and informed him that none of the holiday packages falls within his budget.
(a) complained to
(b) complaint to
(c) complained
(d) No improvement

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S9. Ans.(a)
Sol. As the sentence ends in Past Indefinite Tense, it is correct to use also the beginning clause in Past Indefinite Tense. Moreover, ‘Complaint’ is a noun but here a verb is needed, hence complained is the right usage. Also preposition ‘to’ goes well with verb ‘complained’. Hence option A improves the sentence.

Directions (10-12): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

Q10. Ball is in your court
(a) Put the blame on the other person.
(b) Request someone to return your belonging.
(c) It is up to you to make the next decision or step.
(d) To tell someone politely about his/her mistake.

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S10. Ans.(c)
Sol. Option C is the correct meaning.

Q11. Barking up the wrong tree
(a) Scolding the one who is innocent.
(b) Expecting a favor from a heartless person.
(c) Looking in the wrong place.
(d) Requesting but in an arrogant manner.

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S11. Ans.(c)
Sol. Option C is the correct meaning.

Q12. Call it a day
(a) To start a job wishing for success.
(b) To take a break or a holiday.
(c) Assign different days to different tasks.
(d) To declare the end of a task.

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S12. Ans.(d)
Sol. Option D is the correct meaning.

Directions (13-15): Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences.

Q13. An inscription written in the memory of a deceased person
(a) Paean
(b) Neophyte
(c) Mercenary
(d) Epitaph

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S13. Ans.(d)
Sol. Option D is the correct substitution. 

Q14. Interrupt (a public speaker) with derisive or aggressive comments or abuse.
(a) Heckle
(b) Soothe
(c) Allay
(d) Dulcify

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S14. Ans.(a)
Sol. Option A is the correct substitution.

Q15. Not being what it purports to be.
(a) Legitimate
(b) Palpable
(c) Evident
(d) Spurious

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S15. Ans.(d)
Sol. Option D is the correct substitution.