English Questions for SSC CGL 2016

Directions (Q. 1-3): In these questions, some of the sentences have errors an some are correct. Find out which part of a sentence has an error. If a sentence is free from errors, (d) is the answer.
1.The widely publicized manifesto (a)/ of the new party is not (b)/ much different than ours. (c)/ No errors. (d)
2.I was taken with surprise (a)/ when I saw (b)/ the glamorous circus. (c)/ No error (d)
3.This watch is (a)/ superior and more expensive (b)/ than that. (c)/ No error (d)

Directions (Q. 4-7): In these questions, sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate words(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it in the Answer Sheet. 
4.Attention to detail is____________of a fine craftsman. 
(a)  hallmark 
(b) stamp 
(c) seal of authority 
(d) authenticity 
5.Macbeth is a tragedy of a-man who was____________with great qualities. 
(a) possessed
(b) empowered
(c) privileged
(d) endowed 
6.With the growing____________in the country the Government is gearing itself to quell rebellion.
(a) disturbances 
(b) tension
(c) unrest 
(d) insurgency 
7.Democracy ____________ some values which are fundamental to the realisation of the dignity of man. 
(a) cherishes 
(b) nourishes 
(c) espouses 
(d) nurtures 
Directions (Q. 8-10): In these questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.
(a) Praise
(b) Expose
(c) Ridicule
(d) Defame
(a) Wisdom
(b) Love
(c) Maturity 
(d) Efficiency 
(a) Obstinate 
(b) Cunning 
(c) Prudent 
(d) Trustworthy 
1.(c); Use ‘from’ in place of ‘than’
2.(a);  use ‘taken a back’ in place of ‘with surprise’
3.(b); Add ‘to’ after ‘superior’ 


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