Sentence Improvement Quiz For SSC Exams 2018: 22 December

SSC CGL,  SSC CPO, SSC Stenographer 2018 Exams are big opportunities to serve in a govt job and to live in clover. The Commission has already released exam dates for three SSC exams to be conducted in the month of January & February 2019 among which one major exam is SSC Stenographer Exam 2018, to be held from 5 to 7 February 2019. Also SSC CGL and CPO Exam dates can surprise you anytime soon. English Section carries a heavy weightage in SSC CPO & SSC Stenographer exams. Also SSC CGL is no exception. Consolidating the level, priorities and type of questions, Daily English Quiz on SSCADDA & ADDA247 App is a productive outcome of our experts’ efforts to sharpen your practice skills.

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

Q1. Sonu (would had) got this offer if he had attended the interview. 
(a) would have had
(b) would
(c) would have
(d) No improvement

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S1. Ans.(c)
Sol. Use ‘would have’ in place of would had.
‘If + subject + had + V3……………+ Subject + would +have’ would be used.

Q2. The fact that he (can’t be able to) sing is known only to very few people. 
(a) is not able to
(b) couldn’t be able to
(c) can’t be
(d) No improvement

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S2. Ans.(a)
Sol. Use ‘is not able to’ in place of ‘can’t be able to’. Modal ‘can’ never takes ‘able’ with it as can already implies the ability of the subject.

Q3. I made him (to do) the project against his wishes.
(a) to be done
(b) to have done
(c) do
(d) No improvement

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S3. Ans.(c)
Sol. Use ‘Do’ in place of to do, (make/made+ obj + V1) i.e. ‘make’ when used in active voice takes ‘bare infinitive’.

Q4. The cities are (bursting on the seams) with people.
(a) bursting on seams
(b) bursting at seams
(c) bursting at the seams
(d) No improvement

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S4. Ans.(c)
Sol. Bursting at the seams→ If a place is bursting at the seams, it has a very large number of people or things in it.

Q5. However, great you may be, you cannot (trifle on) a man’s feelings.
(a) trifle along
(b) trifle upon
(c) trifle with
(d) No improvement

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S5. Ans.(c)
Sol. ‘Trifle with somebody’: to treat without due respect.
Hence, ‘trifle with’ is the right usage.

Q6. In order to get into the gang, the boy had to perform the (sanguine) task of stabbing a man to death.
(a) capital
(b) sanguinary
(c) akin
(d) No improvement

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S6. Ans.(b)
Sol. Sanguinary – Involving or causing much bloodshed.

Q7. Despite his father’s financial assistance he was always (hard on).
(a) hard in
(b) hard up
(c) hard out
(d) No improvement

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S7. Ans.(b)
Sol. Hard up: to not have enough of something important or valuable.
Hard on: to treat or criticize somebody.
Hence, ‘hard up’ is the right usage.

Q8. At the present rate of exchange, fourteen (dozen cost) Rs.3000.
(a) dozen costs
(b) dozens cost
(c) dozens
(d) No improvement

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S8. Ans.(d)
Sol. No improvement is required.
When a number is used before ‘dozen’ we do not use plural ‘dozens’.

Q9. The Vice Principal decided to resign when he was (passed over) for promotion to Principal.
(a) passed by
(b) passed off
(c) passed out
(d) No improvement

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S9. Ans.(d)
Sol.  Pass over: to skip over someone or something; to fail to select someone or something.

Q10. Aspirin-related compounds (were used) for the treatment of pain since the 16th century B.C.
(a) are used
(b) have been used
(c) have used
(d) No Improvement

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S10. Ans.(b)
Sol. ‘Present Perfect Tense’ + ‘Since’ + ‘Point in time’ rule will be applied.

Q11. His condition has only deteriorated, his life (hangs with threads).
(a) is hanging on threads
(b) hangs by a thread
(c) hangs on a thread
(d) No Improvement

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S11. Ans.(b)
Sol. ‘Hang by a thread’ is an idiom which means ‘be in a highly precarious state’.
Thus option (b) is correct.

Q12. I won’t be able to leave for office until they (arrive).
(a) have arrived
(b) had arrived
(c) will have arrived
(d) No Improvement

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S12. Ans.(d)
Sol. No improvement

Q13. (It is no good to cry) over past failures.
(a) It is of no good crying
(b) It is of no good to cry
(c) It is no good crying
(d) No Improvement

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S13. Ans.(c)
Sol. The gerund form of the verb “cry” is “crying.” ‘It’s no use/no good + Gerund form of verb’ is grammatically correct.

Q14. Why should we (bothered)?
(a) bother
(b) bothering
(c) to bother
(d) No improvement

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S14. Ans.(a)
Sol. “should” is a “modal” which will take base form of verb i.e. “bother” with it.

Q15. She (starts walks) without responding.
(a) start walking
(b) started walking
(c) starting walking
(d) No improvement

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S15. Ans.(b)
Sol. Only option B fits in the context thus justifying the tense and correct form of verb (i.e. V1 +ing).

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