Tuesday, June 23, 2015

SSC CGL 2015: English Quiz on Improvement of Sentences

Direction: In the following questions, a sentence/ a pair of sentence is printed in bold. Below are given alternatives to the bold part at (1), (2), (3) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, your answer is (4).

1. One of my neighbours will sell his house who is going abroad.

  1. One of my neighbours will who is going abroad sell his house.
  2. One who is going abroad of my neighbours will sell his house.
  3. One of my neighbours who is going abroad will sell his house.
  4. No Improvement.
2. There are many species of parakeets in India, the recognizable being the Rose-ringed parakeet.
  1. more recognizable
  2. more recognized
  3. most recognizable
  4. No Improvement
3. You cannot pass as long as you study
  1. provided
  2. unless
  3. less
  4. No Improvement
4. They sat by the river bank with their legs remaining in the water.
  1. swimming
  2. dangling
  3. washing
  4. No Improvement
5. A buffalo cannot defend a buffalo against lion.
  1. A buffalo cannot defend another buffalo against a lion.
  2. Buffalo cannot defend buffalo against lions
  3. Buffalo cannot defend a buffalo against lion.
  4. No Improvement.
6. I sat down on the bench to look at the trophy I won as a prize.
  1. I sat down on the bench to look at the trophy I had won as a prize.
  2. I sat down on the bench to look at the trophy I have won as a prize.
  3. I sat down on the bench to look at the trophy I had to win as a prize.
  4. No Improvement.
7. If the room had been seen brighter, Shweta would have been able to read for a while before bedtime.
  1. If the room was brighter, Shweta would have been able to read for a while before bedtime.
  2. If the room been brighter, Shweta would have been able to read for a while before bedtime.
  3. Had the room been brighter, Shweta would have been able to read for a while before bedtime.
  4. No Improvement.
8. I like tea and I like coffee.
  1. tea to coffee
  2. tea after coffee
  3. both tea and coffee
  4. No Improvement
9. They are bringing down the old bridge to build a new one.
  1. destroying
  2. damaging
  3. demolishing
  4. No Improvement
10.Maggie took a hot bath because she was working in the garden all afternoon.
  1. is
  2. has 
  3. had been
  4. No Improvement.
11.The country faced a rainfall deficit of eight per cent after the four month long southwest monsoon.
  1. during the
  2. at the end of the
  3. for the
  4. No Improvement
12. Children with disabilities and special needs also have the right to education just like normal children.
  1. just as normal children do
  2. even as normal children are doing
  3. along with normal children
  4. No Improvement
13.He was too glad to see his friend.
  1. very glad
  2. so glad
  3. to glad
  4. No Improvement
14. All his efforts to find his lost child were in vane
  1. vein
  2. wane
  3. vain
  4. No Improvement
15. He is so intelligent that he could win the quiz competition.
  1. will
  2. can
  3. should
  4. No Improvement
16.The demonstration passed away peacefully.
  1. passed out
  2. passed
  3. passed on
  4. No Improvement
17. They have not spoken to each other since they quarrelled.
  1. for
  2. because
  3. ever since
  4. No Improvement
18. I walked back home after the movie yesterday night.
  1. last night
  2. previous night
  3. that night
  4. No Improvement
19. Last evening I went to the optician and bought spectacles.
  1. a spectacle
  2. two spectacles
  3. a pair of spectacles
  4. No Improvement
20. He came despite of his busy schedule.
  1. nevertheless
  2. but for
  3. In spite of 
  4. No Improvement







Answers 
  1. (3) One of my neighbours who is going abroad will sell his house.
  2. (3)most recognizable
  3. (2) unless
  4. (2) dangling
  5. (1) A buffalo cannot defend another buffalo against a lion.
  6. (1) I sat down on the bench to look at the trophy I had won as a prize.
  7. (3) Had the room been brighter, Shweta would have been able to read for a while before bedtime.
  8. (3) both tea and coffee
  9. (3) demolishing
  10. (3) had been
  11. (1) during the
  12. (1) just as normal children do
  13. (1) very glad
  14. (3) vain
  15. (2) can
  16. (2) passed
  17. (3) ever since
  18. (1) last night
  19. (3) a pair of spectacles
  20. (3) In spite of 

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