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SSC English free practice set: Sentence Improvement (Set-1)

Nov 15, 2017 15:59 IST
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    SSC english pratice set

    Sentence improvement is the test of your English grammar skills. How a sentence is formed correctly? You should know about it. This section is very important from the point of view of SSC exams as there are nearly 5-6 questions in every SSC exams out this section. You will be given a sentence with an underlined phrase that contains some grammatical errors in it and there will be four subsequent options for this. You are supposed to choose the most relevant one that fits with the entire sentence. The error can be related to noun, pronoun, adjective, adverb, parts of speech, voice, figures of speech, etc.

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    In this context, we are providing you a set of 20 questions on this topic. So that, you can test your grammar knowledge. Attempt all questions and verify their answers from the answer key.

    SSC English Free questions: Sentence Improvement

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    Directions: In the following questions, a sentence/ part of the sentence is printed in bold. Below are given alternatives which may improve the bold part. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, your answer is No Improvement.

    Q1. Please report to me when you’re turn back from Delhi.

    (a)you have returned back from

    (b)you return from

    (c)you returned back from

    (d)No Improvement

    Q2. Ravi has been demanding a lot more marks, doesn’t he?

    (a)hasn’t he?

    (b)isn’t he?

    (c)isn’t it ?

    (d)No improvement

    Q3. Exercise is benevolent to good health.

    (a)beneficial

    (b)beneficent

    (c)bounteous

    (d) No improvement

    Q4. He parked his vehicle under the shade of a tree.

    (a)on

    (b)in

    (c)beneath

    (d)No improvement

    Q5. In case if it rains, I shall not visit you.

    (a)If so

    (b)In case of

    (c) In case

    (d) No improvement

    Q6. TV sets have become costlier, thanks to the sudden rise in the prices of imported compounds.

    (a)tubes

    (b)components

    (c) things

    (d)No improvement

    Q7. Because the enemy had a reputation for engaging in sneak attacks we were frequently on the alert.

    (a)occasionally

    (b)inevitably

    (c)constantly

    (d)No improvement

    Q8. Less people came to watch cricket matches this year, so the gate receipts were lesser than last year.

    (a)Many

    (b) Fewer

    (c) Lot of

    (d) No improvement

    Q9. God has bestowed man unusual gifts.

    (a)bestowed with man

    (b)bestowed for man

    (c)bestowed on man

    (d)No improvement

    Q10. Many workers were being held hostages.

    (a)held to be hostages

    (b)held as hostages

    (c)held like hostages

    (d)No improvement

    Q11. He told me that he was married four years.

    (a)over four years

    (b)four years ago

    (c)about four years

    (d)No Improvement

    Q12. Chennai is by the way a cosmopolitan city.

    (a)by the by

    (b)by and large

    (c)on the large

    (d)No improvement

    Q13. For me, money is only the means to an end.

    (a)only means

    (b)only the mean

    (c)only a means

    (d)No improvement

    Q14. The bullet struck a wall and Was diverted from its course.

    (a)twisted

    (b) reflected

    (c) deflected

    (d) No improvement

    Q15. You should not boasting of your achievements.

    (a)boast for

    (b) boast at

    (c) boast of

    (d) No improvement

    Q16. Kannan asked me to go round with them, but I didn’t want.

    (a)don’t want

    (b)don’t want to

    (c)didn’t want to

    (d)No improvement

    Q17. We eat that we may live.

    (a)might

    (b) shall

    (c) should

    (d) No Improvement

    Q18. He had his breakfast, when we visited him.

    (a)He had taken his breakfast

    (b)He wished to have his breakfast

    (c)He avoided his breakfast

    (d)No improvement

    Q19. When the Inspector of Police said this, we knew whom he was eluding.

    (a)intending

    (b) referring to

    (c) hinting

    (d) No improvement

    Q20. The doctor reassured that the operation was a routine one.

    (a)is reassuming

    (b)reassured me

    (c)was reassuming

    (d)No improvement

    Answer Key

    1

    b

    11

    b

    2

    a

    12

    b

    3

    a

    13

    c

    4

    b

    14

    c

    5

    c

    15

    c

    6

    b

    16

    c

    7

    c

    17

    d

    8

    b

    18

    a

    9

    c

    19

    b

    10

    d

    20

    b

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