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Sentence Improvement: SSC CGL English Practice Test

Sentence Improvement: SSC CGL English Practice Test

SSC CGL English

Sentence Improvement
Q1)     A flock of birds, flying south for the winter, was above us.

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A)     in
B)     at
C)     of

D)     No improvement.Q2)     As soon as I hear the dog bark, I knew you were at the door.

 
A)     heared
B)     herd
C)     had heared

D)     No improvementQ3)     I am eager to go for a walk because I relish exercise.

 
A)     enjoy
B)     savour
C)     rejoice
D)     No improvement
 
Q4)    He took delight in introducing me to his friends.
 
A)     takes delight
B)     received delight
C)     was filled in delight 
D)     No improvement

Q5)     He feels that she made a mistake previous year by not appearing for her final exams.
A)     subsequent year
B)     latter year
C)     last year
D)     No improvement

Q6)     The congregation believes that it has selected a suitable preacher.
 
A)     have selected
B)     has been selected
C)     has had selected
D)     No improvement
 
Q7)     My teacher said that he will grade the test next week as he had a lot of extra classes this week.
 
A)     would grade the test the following week
B)     would grade the test the next week
C)     will be grading the test next week
D)     No improvement
 
Q8)     He cooked the salmon well because he had attended a culinary school.
 
A)     cooking
B)     dietary
C)     cuisine
D)     No improvement
 
Q9)     The lawyer has handled many cases since he enrolled himself in the bar.
A)     had handled
B)     has been handling
C)     have handled
D)     No improvement
 
Q10)      She has grown a foot tall in the last one year because she has taken steroids.
A)     a feet tall
B)     a foot taller
C)     foot tall
D)     No improvement
 
Q11)    About hundred miles were covered by the birds before they reached the bird sanctuary in Rajasthan.
A) Mile was covered
B) Miles was covered
C) mile were covered
D) No improvement
 
Q12)     I would have been a senator if they voted for me.
A)     had voted
B)     would vote
C)     would have voted
D)     No improvement

Q13)     My grandmother will finish the puzzle soon.
A)     end
B)     solve
C)     complete
D)     No improvement
 
Q14)     The factory will produce many toys long before it closes for the new year holidays.
A)     shall produce
B)     will be producing
C)     will have produced
D)     No improvement
 
Q15)    Having read the book, there is no question the book is better than the film.
A)     doubt
B)     argument
C)     debate
D)     No improvement
 
Q16)     Whether baked or mashed, Tom loves potatoes.
A)     If
B)     instead of
C)     Overall
D)     No improvement
 
Q17)     People who jog frequently develop knee problems.
A)     that
B)     whom
C)     which
D)     No improvement

Q18)     Although the bite of brown honey bee are rarely fatal, they cause painful flesh wounds.
A)     sting
B)     prick
C)     tingle
D)     No improvement
 
Q19)     A powder derived from Himalayan yew tree flower, has been effective in preventing cancer according to the scientists.
A)     Himalayan flower yew tree
B)     Himalayan yew’s tree flower
C)     the flower of the Himalayan yew

D)     No improvementQ20)     This winter season there were fewer casualty as the government had made elaborate plans to look after the people living on the streets.

A)     Few casualty
B)     fewer casualties
C)     less casuality
D)     Lesser casualties
 Answer

SSC CGL English

    
1 d
2 a
3 a
4 d
5 c
6 d
7 a
8 d
9 b
10 b
11 b
12 c
13 b
14 c
15 a
16 d
17 d
18 a
19 c
20 b
 
ANSWERS WITH EXPLANATIONS
 
1     d
The birds generally fly to warmer areas before winter season begins.So they fly for the winter.
 
2     a
The sentence is in past tense.
 
3     a
Relish and savour is used with food. And enjoy is a general term can be used with everything.Rejoice is used for celebration.
 
4     d
Verbs used with delight are take and give.
 
5     c
Subsequent is after/following etc;Latter is used for two things when we are referring to the second one.
 
6     d
 
7     a
The sentence is in Indirect speech so the following week will be used and will  changes to would.
 
8     d
Cuisine means a style or manner of preparing food.And it generally refers to food that belongs to a particular place.eg Rajasthani cuisine is very spicy.
Culinary means related to or used in cooking.
 
 
9     B
Has been handling as the sentence is in present continuous tense.

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10     B
A foot taller as there is an implied comparison with her previous height.Feet cant be used as it is plural.
 
11     B
If the subject is a certain distance and is referred to as one unit eg five kilometers , fifteen feet ,twelve fathoms , ten miles etc the verb used is singular.
 
12     C
It is an imaginary situation. In imaginary situations would have is used.Eg I would have paid your fees if I had the money.
 
13     B
Puzzles are solved
 
14     C
The sentence is in future perfect tense.
 
15     A
No doubt is a phrase.When we say we have no doubt about something it means we are very sure.
 
16     D
 
17     D
 
18     A
Sting is used for bees/tingle means to have a prickling, stinging sensation, as from cold, a sharp slap, or excitement.
 
19     C
 
20     B
Casualties are people who die in a mishap.
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