Phrase Substitution Quiz For SSC CGL And SSC CPO Exam 2018: 16th August

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Directions (1-15): Improve the bracketed part of the sentence. 

Q1. The (false appearance) of the building erected for the function was blown away in the storm.


No improvement
Exterior: the outer surface or structure of something. Facade: the principal front of a building, that faces on to a street or open space. Skeleton: the supporting framework, basic structure, or essential part of something. Hence option C is the most appropriate choice.
Q2. I will be with you (in one quarter of an hour).
A quarter of one hour
A quarter of an hour
A quarter or hour
No improvement
Option B fits in the context as a quarter is one of four equal parts of something. Quarter being a fraction won’t take a definite number ‘one’ before it. Hence usage of ‘one’ before it is wrong. But using determiner ‘a’ before it, is correct. For e.g. I’ve got to go in a quarter of an hour.
Q3. She has decided to (canvas) for the Conservative Party.
No improvement
Canvass (verb): solicit votes from (electors or members). Hence option B is an appropriate choice.
Q4. Serious charges of corruption were (levied against) him.
No improvement
‘Level a charge against someone’ is an idiomatic expression which means to place a charge against someone; to accuse someone of something. Hence option B is the correct choice.
Q5. A lot of bloodshed could have been (saved), had the administration taken timely action.
No improvement
Prevent: to stop something from happening. Eschew: to avoid habitually especially on moral or practical grounds: shun. Hence option B fits in the context.
Q6. The professor has agreed to take (remediable) classes for the weaker students.
No improvement
Remediable: capable of being cured; treatable. Remedial: giving or intended as a remedy or cure. Hence option B is the correct choice.
Q7. During the recent floods, we (waded through) waist-deep water for almost half a kilometer?
Shuffled through
Walked over
Skipped through
No improvement
Wade through (idiomatic expression): To physically try to move through some area or substance that restricts forward progress. Hence No Improvement is required.
Q8. We have received many (anomalous) letters about this issue.
No improvement
Anonymous: not identified by name; of unknown name. Hence option C is the correct choice.
Q9. My friend lamented that though a complete report was sent to the department a month ago (no action is being taken) so far.
No action has been taken
No action was taken
No action had taken
No improvement
‘Yet’, ‘So far’ take Present Perfect Tense with it. Hence option A is the correct choice as it fits in the context.
Q10. The (underlining) assumption is that the amount of money available is limited.
No improvement
Underlying: Basic; fundamental. Hence option B is the correct choice.
Q11. It is a sheer foolishness to think that the education system can be improved (by doing away) examinations.
by doing with
by doing it to
by doing away with
No improvement
Do away with (phrasal verb): put an end to; remove. Hence option C is correct.
Q12. Two Children were (knocked down) by a speeding truck.
Turned down
Pulled down
Brought down
No improvement
Knock down: to strike to the ground with or as if with a sharp blow. Hence No Improvement is required.
Q13. The company is not doing well isn’t it time you (sell) off your shares in it?
No improvement
The expressions like ‘It is time’, ‘It is high time’ take V2 (second form of verb) after them. Hence ‘Sold off’ is the correct usage.
Q14. Before a skunk (squeals) an unpleasant spray from the glands under its tail. It will stamp its feet and hiss a warning.
No improvement
Squeal: to make a long, very high sound or cry. Squint: look at someone or something with one or both eyes partly closed in an attempt to see more clearly Squirt: cause (a liquid) to be ejected from a small opening in a thin, fast stream or jet. Hence option C is the correct choice.
Q15. (Although) pandas eat bamboo almost exclusively, they are also carnivorous.
As soon as
Not only
No improvement
No Improvement

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