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SSC CGL Exam English study material: Sentence Completion-I

Apr 6, 2018 18:53 IST
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    ssc cgl sentence completion

    Through SSC CGL exam, candidates are recruited under various government ministries and departments on Grade-‘B’ & ‘C’ posts. A few of such posts are Examiner, Income tax Inspector, Statistical Investigator, etc. To get selected for these posts, you should have a sound knowledge of English language. This is necessary not only in the examination but also in daily works. There are a plenty of books in the market and it is not practical to go through and read all of them. Hence, you will need questions as per the SSC CGL exam syllabus and their difficulty level.

    In this article, we have prepared a set of 10 questions based on sentence completion with explanations. Go through them and understand the usage of work. Let us start-

    SSC CGL English study material: Sentence Completion

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    Directions: In each of the following questions, a sentence is given with a blank to be filled with an appropriate word. Four alternatives are given for each question. Choose the best one.

    1. The teacher ordered Rajat to leave the room and ………… him to return.
    a. forbade
    b. Urged
    c. Refused
    d. Stopped
    forbade, refused, and stopped all are similar word. However, forbade matches with the verb of first sentence.

    2. Ravi was …………….on meeting his boss yesterday only.
    a. Determined
    b. Sure
    c. Keen
    d. Decided
    Other three options are not suitable to fit in the sentence as per its meaning.

    3. The firm…………its workers well.
    a. Cared
    b. Regarded
    c. Behaved
    d. Treated
    No firm care/regard/behave its workers. It does treat them in any way.

    4. He is a ……….writer.
    a. Skilled
    b. Adept
    c. Adopt
    d. Adapt
    Writing is a skill of a professional not his adaptation.

    5. The degree was awarded in the annual …………..
    a. Convolution
    b. Ceremony
    c. Convention
    d. Convocation
    For awarding degrees, there is a separate event called convocation.

    6. Handle with care, it is ………..
    a. Agile
    b. Ductile
    c. Fragile
    d. Volatile
    Agile/Ductile/Volatile have different meaning and out of the sentence context. Hence, fragile is the most appropriate word.

    7. Tensions in the Kashmir is likely to …………..now.
    a. Decline
    b. Fall
    c. Ease
    d. Drop
    Explanation: -
    In such sentences, all use antonyms of the word and the appropriate antonym for tension is ease.

    8. A glass of water is enough to …….. his thirst.
    a. Satisfy
    b. Fulfill
    c. Quench
    d. Any of the above
    Satisfy or fulfill is used in different context for agreeing the pre-stated conditions. While, quench is always used with the thirst of anything.

    9. We had a warm weather in the …… of March.
    a. Month
    b. Phase
    c. Time
    d. Period
    It is obvious word, which can be used with the March.

    10. Planets move in elliptical ……….. round the Sun.
    a. Orbits
    b. Circles
    c. Figure
    d. Shape
    if an object roams around a body in an irregular path, then such paths are known as orbits.

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