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

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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)

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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