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SSC English Free practice set: Sentence completion (Set-1)

Oct 11, 2017 15:50 IST
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    SSC English study material

    As SSC exams are approaching, it is very essential to study the respective subjects properly and in timely manner. English language & comprehension section is asked in all SSC exams whether it is tier-1, 2 or 3. There will nearly four questions on this topic as per the new exam pattern is introduced by SSC.

    Now, understand “What is sentence completion?” you are given a sentence with a blank and you have to place a word in that. So that, meaningful & coherent sentence can be obtained. This word can be adjective, adverb, noun, pronoun or verb. As much as you practice them, you will gain more confidence to solve them. Let us take a tour of such questions-

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    SSC English practice questions: Sentence completion

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    1. She hadn’t eaten all day, and by the time she got home she was ______.

    a. blighted

    b. confutative

    c. ravenous

    d. ostentatious

    2. The movie offended many of the parents of its younger viewers by including unnecessary ______ in the dialogue.

    a. vulgarity

    b. verbosity

    c. vocalizations

    d. garishness

    3. His neighbors found his ______ manner bossy and irritating, and they stopped inviting him to backyard barbeques.

    a. insentient

    b. magisterial

    c. reparatory

    d. restorative

    4. Steven is always ______ about showing up for work because he feels that tardiness is a sign of irresponsibility.

    a. legible

    b. tolerable

    c. punctual

    d. literal

    5. Candace would ______ her little sister into an argument by teasing her and calling her names.

    a. advocate

    b. provoke

    c. perforate

    d. lamente

    6. The dress Ariel wore ______ with small, glassy beads, creating a shimmering effect.

    a. titillated

    b. reiterated

    c. scintillated

    d. enthralled

    7. Being able to afford this luxury car will ______ getting a better paying job.

    a. maximize

    b. recombinant

    c. reiterate

    d. necessitate

    8. Levina unknowingly ______ the thief by holding open the elevator doors and ensuring his escape.

    a. coerced

    b. proclaimed

    c. abetted

    d. sanctioned

    9. Shakespeare, a(n) ______ writer, entertained audiences by writing many tragic and comic plays.

    a. numeric

    b. obstinate

    c. dutiful

    d. prolific

    10. I had the ______ experience of sitting next to an over-talkative passenger on my flight home from Brussels.

    a. satisfactory

    b. commendable

    c. galling

    d. acceptable

    11. Prince Phillip had to choose: marry the woman he loved and ______ his right to the throne, or marry Lady Fiona and inherit the crown.

    a. reprimand

    b. upbraid

    c. abdicate

    d. winnow

    12. If you will not do your work of your own ______, I have no choice but to penalize you if it is not done on time.

    a. predilection

    b. coercion

    c. excursion

    d. volition

    13. After sitting in the sink for several days, the dirty, food-encrusted dishes became ______.

    a. malodorous

    b. prevalent

    c. imposing

    d. perforated

    14. Giulia soon discovered the source of the ______ smell in the room: a week-old tuna sandwich that one of the children had hidden in the closet.

    a. quaint

    b. fastidious

    c. clandestine

    d. fetid

    15. After making ______ remarks to the President, the reporter was not invited to return to the White House pressroom.

    a. hospitable

    b. itinerant

    c. enterprising

    d. irreverent

    16. With her ______ eyesight, Krystyna spotted a trio of deer on the hillside and she reduced the speed of her car.

    a. inferior

    b. keen

    c. impressionable

    d. ductile

    17. With a(n) ______ grin, the boy quickly slipped the candy into his pocket without his mother’s knowledge.

    a. jaundiced

    b. nefarious

    c. stereotypical

    d. sentimental

    18. Her ______ display of tears at work did not impress her new boss, who felt she should try to control her emotions.

    a. maudlin

    b. meritorious

    c. precarious

    d. plausible

    19. Johan argued, “If you know about a crime but don’t report it, you are ______ in that crime because you allowed it to happen.”

    a. acquitted

    b. steadfast

    c. tenuous

    d. complicit

    20. The authorities, fearing a ______ of their power, called for a military state in the hopes of restoring order.

    a. subversion

    b. premonition

    c. predilection

    d. infusion

    Answer key

    1

    c

    11

    c

    2

    a

    12

    d

    3

    b

    13

    a

    4

    c

    14

    d

    5

    b

    15

    d

    6

    c

    16

    b

    7

    d

    17

    b

    8

    c

    18

    a

    9

    d

    19

    d

    10

    c

    20

    a

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