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English Language Quiz for SSC CGL of 2nd April ( Sentence Improvement)

Updated Fri, 02 Apr 2021 11:59 AM IST
Source: English Quiz
Direction(1-10) : In the following questions you will find sentences , part of which are bold. choose the expression which is an improvement upon the bold part. If none of the three expressions improve the sentence, then your answer is (d)

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Question 1:The floor of the hall was covered by a carpet

Option 1:  covered in

Option 2:  covered with

Option 3:  covered upon

Option 4:  no improvement 


Question 2: If you come across my umbrella anywhere , bring it to me , can you?

Option 1:  isn't it 

Option 2:  don't you 

Option 3:  will you

Option 4:  no improvement


Question 3: The teacher gave the students some advice 


Option 1:  advices

Option 2:  advise

Option 3:  advises

Option 4:  no improvement



Question  4: You should avoid to make such trivial mistakes 


Option 1:  avoid making 

Option 2:  avoid to have made 

Option 3:  avoid make 

Option 4:  no improvement


Question 5: What struck one most was their kindness


Option 1: what stroke one most 

Option 2:  what struck one more

Option 3:  what stroke one more 

Option 4:  no improvement


Question 6: The boy told his teacher to explain the passage 


Option 1:  asked his teacher 

Option 2:  said to his teacher 

Option 3:  invited his teacher 

Option 4:  no improvement 



Question 7: A highly improved variety of seeds is  availabe to the farmer these day 


Option 1:  are

Option 2:  will be 

Option 3:  has been 

Option 4:  no improvement


Question 8:We should be bound by a code of conduct , isn't it ? 


Option 1:  shouldn't we 

Option 2:  is it 

Option 3:  aren't we 

Option 4:  no improvement


Question 9: When it was dark they decided to put at an inn.


Option 1:  put off with 

Option 2:  put up at

Option 3:  put out in

Option 4:  no improvement 
 

Question 10: I am tired as i am working since 7 O'clock in the morning



Option 1:  i was working 

Option 2:  i had been working

Option 3:  i have been working 

Option 4:  no improvement 


Answers :
 Ans 1: 
covered with

Explanation: use 'covered with' in place of 'covered by' 

covered by- put something on top of or in front of (something), especially in order to protect or conceal it.

covered in- complete a roof over.

Ans 2:  will you


Explanation: use 'will you', in place of 'can you' ,

Ans 3:  no improvement

Explanation: no improvement 

advise(verb) but here we need advice(noun) 

Ans 4:  avoid making 


Explanation: we use gerund( v1+ing) , after avoid not infinitive(to+v1) 


Ans 5:  no improvement


Explanation: no improvement 

Ans 6:   asked his teacher 

Explanation: According to the sense of the sentence use 'asked his teacher' in place of 'told his teacher'


Ans 7: no improvement

Explanation: No improvement


Ans 8:  shouldn't we 

Explanation: Use 'shouldn't we' in place of  'isn't it' 


Ans 9:  put up at

Explanation: use 'put up at' in place of 'put at' , according to the sense of the sentence 'put up at' correct 

put off-to delay or move an activity to a later time

put out- extinguish something that is burning.


Ans 10:   I  have been working 

Explanation:  This is the present perfect continuous tense , time of expression is given in the sentence so,we should  use 'i have been working' in place of 'i am working'



 

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