English Miscellaneous Quiz For SSC Exams 2019: 9 October

Direction (1-5): In the following questions, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select ‘No Error’.

Q1. Not only did they offer him (A)/ good salary but provided (B)/ him with a beautiful bungalow. (C)/ No Error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
S1. Ans.(b)
Sol. In second part of the sentence use ‘’but also’’ in place of ‘’but’’.
As “not only……….but also” is the correct conjunction pair.

Q2. I finished my household chores (A)/ before he reached (B)/ to my place after so long. (C)/ No Error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
S2. Ans.(a)
Sol. Grammar rule ‘’Subject + had + V3+……………..+ before + subject + V2’’ will be followed. Hence replace “finished” with “had finished”.

Q3. I am vexed at him (A)/ for what he has (B)/ done with us till date. (C)/ No Error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
S3. Ans.(a)
Sol. Vexed: annoyed.
Vexed takes preposition ‘at’ for a thing and ‘with’ for a person.
Hence replace ‘at’ by ‘with’.

Q4. The Manager warned his team members (A)/ that if they persist in their (B)/ obstructionist attitude they would be punished. (C)/ No Error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
S4. Ans.(b)
Sol. As the main clause is in past tense then the subordinate clause should be in past tense as well thus “persist” should be replaced with “persisted”.

Q5. He did not go (A)/ to the hospital on foot (B)/ he went there by the car. (C)/ No Error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
S5. Ans.(c)
Sol. ‘By the car’ should be replaced with ‘by car’ as it just shows the mode of transportation thus, “the” should not be used in between by and car.

Directions (6-8): The questions below consist of a set of labelled sentences. Out of the four options given, select the most logical order of the sentences to form a coherent paragraph.

Q6. Is our national identity
P- needs to be shrouded in a
Q- of such a loose character that it
R- cloak of anodyne conformity?
(a) QPR
(b) RQP
(c) PQR
(d) PRQ
S6. Ans.(a)
Sol. The correct sequence is ‘QPR’.

Q7. This is what comes
P- who sits below the Finance Minister
Q- and not consulting the economist
R- out of not knowing economics
(a) QRP
(b) RQP
(c) PRQ
(d) PQR
S7. Ans.(b)
Sol. The correct sequence is ‘RQP’.

Q8. The pith helmets
P- gone, but the blood
Q- has never dried
R- may have long
(a) RPQ
(b) RQP
(c) PQR
(d) QPR
S8. Ans.(a)
Sol. The correct sequence is ‘RPQ’.

Directions (9-10): There are four different words out of which one is correctly spelled. Find the correctly spelled word.

Q9.
(a) apihelion
(b) apheleion
(c) aphelion
(d) aphileon
S9. Ans.(c)
Sol. Option C is correctly spelt.

Q10.
(a) dessication
(b) desiccation
(c) desicattion
(d) desication
S10. Ans.(b)
Sol. Option B is correctly spelt.

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