English Quiz (Sentence Improvements) SSC CGL and CPO 2016

Directions (Q.1-10) : In the following questions, a part of the sentence is printed in bold. Below are given alternatives to the bold part at (a), (b), (c) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, your answer is (d).

Q1. She was the oldest of the two sisters.
(a) Older of the two sisters 
(b) Oldest between the two sisters 
(c) Older than her sister 
(d) No improvement 

Q2. I’ll write to you after I shall arrive.
(a) After I shall have arrived 
(b) After I arrived 
(c) After I arrive 
(d) No improvement 
Q3. We spoke about this yesterday, haven’t we?
(a) Isn’t it?
(b) Hadn’t we?
(c) Didn’t we?
(d) No improvement 
Q4. The family has changed houses twice during the last six months.
(a) Since the post 
(b) After the previous 
(c) Since the last 
(d) No improvement 
Q5. Please get red of this addiction once and for all.
(a) Once and all 
(b) Only once and all 
(c) Once for all 
(d) No improvement  
Q6. We intend to, despite the rain, deliver the goods on time.
(a) We intend despite rain to 
(b) Despite rain, we intend to 
(c) We, despite rain, intend to 
(d) No error 
Q7. He cannot succeed in business because he works by fits and starts.
(a) With fits and starts 
(b) Fits and starts 
(c) Into fits and starts 
(d) No improvement 
Q8. His father won’t be able to leave for Varanasi until they have arrived.
(a) Until they arrive 
(b) Until they will arrive  
(c) Until they will have arrived 
(d) No improvement 
Q9. The summer has set out, and the days are getting warm.
(a) Set up
(b) Set in 
(c) Set off 
(d) No improvement 

Q10. No sooner I saw the tiger than I ran away.
(a) No sooner I had seen 
(b) No sooner did I see 
(c) As soon as I saw 
(d) No improvement 

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