Sentence Improvements Questions for SSC CHSL Exam 2016

 
Directions (1-15): In each question, a part of the sentence is printed in bold. Below each sentence, some phrases are given which can substitute the bold part of the sentence. Find out the phrase which can correctly substitute that part of the sentence. If the sentence is correct as it is, the answer is ‘No correction required’ or ‘No improvement’.
Q1. Being a handicapped youth, he was put hard to complete his military course.
(a) was hard put to
(b) was put to it hard
(c) was hardly put to
(d) No improvement

 

Q2. According to the Planning Commission estimates, by the year 2020, India will have become self-sufficient in petroleum products.
(a) would have become
(b) shall have become
(c) should have become
(d) No improvement
Q3. She says she’s already paid me back, but I can’t remember, so I’ll have to take her word.
(a) to take her word true
(b) to take her at her word
(c) to take her word for it
(d) No improvement
Q4. The mother has not seen the child for several months and now eagerly looks forward to seeing him.
(a) looks for
(b) looks onto
(c) looks ahead to
(d) No improvement
Q5. He is too impatient for tolerating any delay.
(a) at tolerating
(b) with tolerating
(c) to tolerate
(d) to tolerating
Q6. The train was late for fifty minutes.
(a) around
(b) by
(c) behind
(d) No improvement
Q7. My father is suffering from diabetes for the past three years.
(a) has suffered
(b) was suffering
(c) has been suffering
(d) No improvement
Q8. If neither of them are to be trusted, it is not at all advisable to invest further.
(a) is to be trusted
(b) has to be trusted
(c) have to be trusted
(d) No improvement
Q9. These days it is difficult to make both ends meet.
(a) to make the ends meet
(b) to make two ends meet
(c) to make all ends meet
(d) No improvement
Q10. She was more beautiful than either of her three sisters.
(a) all of her three sisters
(b) each of her three sisters
(c) any of her three sisters
(d) No improvement
Q11. Let’s have party some time the next week.
(a) sometime next week
(b) sometimes nest week
(c) sometime in the next week
(d) No improvement
Q12. If I shall pass this examination, my mother will be very happy.
(a) would pass
(b) pass
(c) will pass
(d) No improvement
Q13. Don’t touch the door as it has just been painted.
(a) is just painted
(b) just has been painted
(c) have just been painted
(d) No improvement
Q14. Call in this evening, if you can, I have something important to discuss.
(a) call for
(b) call on
(c) call off
(d) No improvement
Q15. However great you may be, you cannot trifle on a man’s feelings.
(a) trifle with
(b) trifle upon
(c) trifle in
(d) No improvement

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