Important English Questions For SSC CGL And SSC CPO Exam 2018: 21st July


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Direction (1-5) Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

Q1. I had not completed my project so I thought I was (done with) when the manager asked me to hand it in.
(a) done for
(b) done in
(c) done on
(d) No improvement
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S1. Ans.(a)
Sol. done for: Doomed to death or destruction. 
The context says that as he had not completed his project on time he thought he was dead or in big trouble..

Q2. Rohan was upset and so (picked up) his food while his cousins ate heartily.
(a) Picked out
(b) Picked on
(c) Picked at
(d) No improvement

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S2. Ans.(c)
Sol. pick at: to nag or hassle. 
As the context shows that “he was upset and his cousin ate heartily then he must have nagged, thus to show resentment or hassle option (a) should be used.

Q3. (After he arrived) from office, he goes to gym.
(a) After he had being arriving
(b) After he had arrived
(c) After he arrives
(d) No improvement.

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S3. Ans.(c)
Sol. As it shows the general habit thus both the clauses should be in present. thus option (a) is correct..

Q4. When I first saw Ankit, he (was playing) cricket.
(a) had played
(b) had been playing
(c) played
(d) No improvement

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S4. Ans.(d)
Sol. No improvement

Q5. Neha (would be looked) beautiful in Indian attire.
(a) had looking
(b) was looked
(c) would look
(d) No improvement

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Sol. Akin takes proposition ‘to’ with it.
Hence replace ‘Akin with’ with ‘akin to’.

Directions (6-10): In the following question, 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’.

Q6. Organic pulses are so popular today (1)/ that many people wonder (2)/ how they ever lived without them. (3)/ No Error (4)
(a) 1
(b) 2
(c) 3
(d) 4

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S6. Ans.(c)
Sol. In 3rd part of sentence “have” should be used after “they”. “Had” should not be used as it will give the sense that people could not live without pulses but now people can live without pulses. 

Q7. The reason Priya was late (1)/ to the meeting is because her (2)/ flight was delayed. (3)/ No Error (4)
(a) 1
(b) 2
(c) 3

(d) 4

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S7. Ans.(b)
Sol. “because” should be replaced with “that” because two reason given words should not be used together and as “reason” is already given thus “because” should not be used.

Q8. Not only did they offer him (1)/ good salary but provided (2)/ him with a beautiful bungalow. (3)/ No Error (4)
(a) 1
(b) 2
(c) 3
(d) 4

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S8. Ans.(b)
Sol. in second part of the sentence “but also” should be used. “not only—–but also” should be used in pair.

Q9. I was taken with surprise (a)/ when I saw (b)/ the beautiful TajMahal. (c)/ No Error (d)
(a) 1
(b) 2
(c) 3
(d) 4

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S9. Ans.(a)
Sol. taken aback: surprised, shocked, etc. 
“With surprise” should be removed and “taken aback” should be used as “taken aback” itself gives the meaning of “surprise” or “taken with” should be removed and “surprise” should be changed to “surprised” because an adjective should be used after “was” and “surprised” is a past participle which acts as an adjective. In either way it can be corrected.

Q10. I finished my household chores (a)/ before he reached (b)/ to my place after so long. (3)/ No Error (4)
(a) 1
(b) 2
(c) 3
(d) 4

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S10. Ans.(a)
Sol. we should use perfect participle before “before” and past indefinite after “before”, when two actions are compared according to the time of their occurrence. 
Thus “finished” should be replaced with “had finished”.

Directions (11-15): In the following question, 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.

Q11. It is mainly due to Peter’s lethargy that the plan fell _____.
(a) off
(b) through
(c) in

(d) out

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S11. Ans.(b)
Sol. fell through: to fail to happen.

Q12. Mother shall return _____ an hour.
(a) in
(b) after
(c) during
(d) within

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S12. Ans.(d)
Sol. within: not further than an area or period of time. Thus option (d) is correct.

Q13. My father did not approve ______ the plan of travelling to Uttarakhand because of bad weather there.
(a) of
(b) one
(c) to
(d) with

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S13. Ans.(a)
Sol. approve of: officially agree to or accept as satisfactory.

Q14. I settled ______ Canada last year.
(a) at
(b) in
(c) off
(d) on

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S14. Ans.(b)
Sol. with “countries” we use “in” before it.

Q15.His father _____ him up in a construction business.
(a) built
(b) hold
(c) keep
(d) set

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S15. Ans.(d)
Sol. set up: to plan or to arrange.

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