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The post contains 100 Most important Sentence Improvement  questions( with detailed solution) asked in SSC  exams.
We have handpicked 100 very important “Sentence improvement questions” which have already been asked in SSC CGL CPO CHSL exams in the last three years and have provided detailed solution of these question to help you tackle similar questions. 
Hence, these questions are very important if you are targeting SSC CGL/CPO/CHSL exam
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◼️100 Most Important Sentence Improvement /phrase replacement  asked in SSC Exams  (with detailed solution) 
Q1. Improve the bold part of the sentence.

I had not only helped her by giving hints but also with providing him links.


1) helped not only to her by.
2) helped her not only by
3) not only helped her
4) No improvement

Solution : 2, helped her not only by
Explanation- Either … or’, ‘neither …. nor:‘both and’, ‘not only but also’
should be followed by the same part of speech.

Example – 
 He not only lost his ticket, but also his luggage.❌
 He lost not only his ticket but also his luggage.✔️

Refer to the rule No. 89⬇️
100 Golden Grammar Rules of English 

Q2. Improve the bold part of the sentence.
We has finished our lunch half an hour ago.
1) finished
2) will have finished
3) had finished
4) No improvement

Solution :1, finished
Explanation- We normally use ”ago” with the past simple, don’t use it with the present perfect. 
 It happened a long time ago.✔️
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Q3. Improve the bold part of the sentence.
I wish I was a superman.
1) am
2) have been
3) were
4) No improvement

Solution : 3, were

Explanation – For hypothetical sentences use ‘were’ even with singular subject.
If I were rich, I would buy a bungalow in Mumbai.
Refer to the ⬇️
💯Study Notes on Conditional Sentences

 
Q4. Improve the bold part of the sentence.
The people of Japan are wiser than America.1) wiser than that of America.

2) wiser than those of America .
3) wiser to that of America.
4) No improvementSolution : 2, wiser than those of America.
Explanation – People of Japan should be compared with the people of America.
People of Japan are wiser than America. ❌ ( incorrect because we are comparing ‘people of Japan’  with ‘America’)
People of Japan are wiser than those of America. ✔️(correct because we are comparing ‘people of Japan’  with ‘ People of America’)
That of – for singular
Those of – for plural (people – plural)

 

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Q5. Neha was too clever to see through Rohan’s tricks.


1) see at Rohan’s tricks.
2) see into Rohan’s tricks.
3) see Rohan’s tricks.
4) no improvement

Solution : 4, no improvement

Explanation – too…to – इतना …कि
Example- Himesh is too proud to beg. (Himesh is so proud that he will not beg.)
see through – detect the true nature of something/someone.
Refer to the ⬇️
100 Golden Grammar Rules of English

Q6. No sooner I saw the lizard than I ran away.

Options:
1) As soon as I saw
2) No sooner I had seen
3) No sooner did I see
4) no improvement


Solution : 3, No sooner did I see
Explanation – when sentence starts with following expressions , use inversion (verb before subject) : –
Seldom, never, hardly, rarely, scarcely, no sooner, etc. 
Example – Seldom  we bought buy such expensive beverage. ❌
Seldom did we buy such expensive beverage. ✔️

Q7. If the screen was any brighter, it would have been easier to read from the tablet.

1) was bright enough

2) was more brighter
3) had been brighter
4) no improvement

Solution : 3, had been brighter

Explanation –It’s  a  third conditional sentence structure. 
Refer to the ⬇️
💯Study Notes on CONDITIONAL SENTENCES 
 

Q8. He has been working off and on for several years on this theory.


1) regularly
2) on or off
3) on and off
4) no improvement

Solution : 4, The given sentence is absolutely correct.
Explanation – If something happens “on and off”, or “off and on”, it happens occasionally, not in a regular or continuous way.

Q9. Improve the bold part of the sentence.
Taj Mahal is a worth seeing monument in Agra.


1) a monument to see its worth
2) a monument worth seeing
3) one of worth seeing monuments
4) No improvement

Solution : 2, a monument worth seeing

Explanation- “Monument”(memorial,remembrance) is a noun and to modify a noun we use an adjective , here the word ‘seeing’ can not be used as adjective so the correct arrangement should be ‘a monument worth seeing’(worth is followed by v4). 



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Q10.Improve the bold part of the sentence.
I am always wondered what it would be like to be inside a chocolate factory.


1) have always wonder
2) have always wondering
3) have always wondered
4) No improvement

Solution : 3, have always wondered
Explanation- given sentence should be in active voice and the correct answer should be option no.(3) have always wondered ,
As the third form of verb is used with ‘has/have/had’ (present perfect) 
Example  –  I have just finished my meal.

Q11. Improve the bold part of the sentence
They loaded their ships with spices and silks and returns with the summer monsoon.


1) returned
2) return
3) returning
4) No improvement

Solution : 1, returned
Explanation – The sentence is in simple past tense, use second form of verb  – returned instead of returns.
Example- Sheetal went to the mall last night.




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Q12.Improve the bold part of the sentence.
I had a few eggs in the fridge, so we needed to go to the market to buy them.


1) a little
2) few
3) little
4) No improvement

Solution : 2, few
Explanation – Few – hardly any (negative)., a few – some (positive) the few –  not many, but all of those.
Here, their going to market shows that  ‘they had hardly any egg, so we will use ‘ few’ not ‘a few’.


Q13. Improve the bold part of the sentence.
She is the best and wisest girl in the class.


1) best an d wisest
2) a best and a wisest
3) the best and the wisest
4) No improvement


Solution : 3, the best and the wisest

Explanation  – ”Wisest” is superlative form of ‘wise’ and with superlative degree definite article ‘the’ should be used. The correct uses should be
‘the best and the wisest’.

 

Q14. Improve the bold part of the sentence.
The Chairman appointed her as a secretary as she is efficient.


1) a secretary
2) as secretary
3) secretary
4) No improvement

Solution :  3,  omit ‘as’ 
The Chairman appointed her secretary as she is efficient. ✔️



Q15. Having had in the USA Embassy for a long time, Mr. Gupta has met many prominent personalities.



1) He has been
2) Having been
3) Had he been
4) no improvement


Solution : 2, Having been
Having been warned of danger , I hired extra security for my family.✔️
Having had breakfast in the morning we didn’t need to eat again.✔️

Q16. The guest stood quietly for few moments.


1) a few moments
2) the few moments
3) few time
4) no improvement

Solution : 1,  a few moments
Explanation – Few means almost none, hardly any (negative). 
A few means some (positive) 
The few means some, but all of those.



Q17. I am definitely late, the bus will have left the bus stop by the time I reach there.

1) would have left
2) will be leaving
3) will leave
4) no improvement

Solution : 4, The sentence is absolutely correct.


Q18. The police broke away the concert as it turned violent.



1) broke through
2) broke up
3) broke off
4) no improvement


Solution : 2, broke up
Explanation – 
break away- escape from someone’s hold
Break through – achieve success in a particular area
Break up – disintegrate or disperse
Break off – abruptly stop talking

Q19. Reena cannot put forth with her nasty fellow.


1) put in
2) put out
3) put up
4) no improvement
I can’t put up with it any longer.

Solution : 3,  put up
Explanation – 
Put forth- to make a suggestion .
 Put in – interrupt in a conversation or discussion. 
Put out – upset or annoy someone. put up with- tolerate; endure.
Example – I can’t put up with my mother-in-law any longer. 

Q20. Rohit did many mischiefs.


1) committed many mischiefs

2) made many a mischiefs
3) made much mischiefs
4) no improvement

Solution : 1, committed many mischiefs
Explanation – 
Commit– perpetrate or carry out (a mistake, crime, or immoral act). 

Q21. The kid jumped with delight on seeing the joker at the circus.


1) dud
2) ruffian
3) clown
4) no improvement

Solution : 3, clown
Explanation –
 Joker – a person who is fond of joking. 
Dud –unsatisfactory or worthless. Ruffian –  a violent person.
Clown- a comic entertainer, especially one in a circus, wearing a traditional costume and exaggerated make-up.

Q22. One should get trained to prepare one’s own breakfast.


1) habituated
2) used
3) prepared
4) no improvement
Solution : 2,  use ‘used’  in place of ‘trained’. 
Explanation – 
Get used to –  be accustomed to, आदत पड़ना

Q23. The young man was carried by the passionate appeal made by the social worker.


1) was carried towards
2) was carried off by
3) got carried away by
4) no improvement

Solution : 3, got carried away by
Explanation – be/get carried away by sth means to become so excited about something that you do not control what you say or do, to become very excited and to lose control.
Example- Sheetal got carried away by the shopkeeper and purchased many things.✔️

Q24. Due to heavy monsoon showers, the water in the dam rose another foot.


1) raised another foot
2) raised by a feet.
3) had risen a foot
4) no improvement

Solution : 4, The sentence is absolutely correct. 
Rise(Rose v2, Risen v3)  – to move upward. 
Raise (Raised v2, Raised v3) – to cause to elevate. 

Q25. I myself think that this investigation is biased.


1) I think myself
2) I thought myself
3) I myself thought
4) no improvement
Solution : 4, no improvement

Q26. Fans queue for the concert tickets since early morning.


1) has queued up
2) have had queued
3) have been queuing up
4) no improvement

Solution : 3, have been queuing up
Explanation – Change the form of tense from simple present to present perfect continuous tense (structure – sub + has/have + been + verb-ing +…… since/for + time reference…..) The present perfect continuous tense shows that something started in the past and is continuing at the present time. 
Example – Sumit has been working on this project since 10 o’clock this morning.

Q27. Human beings are social animals, who are living in communities, regulated by social norms and laws.


1) living in communities
2) living amongst a community
3) living in midst of communities
4) no improvement

Solution : 1, living in communities
Explanation – The antecedent of the relative pronoun (who, that, which, what) is considered as its subject. In the given sentence the expression ‘living in communities’ is used for the main subject “human being” as a subject compliment (not for the subject of relative pronoun ‘who’- animals.) 
The correct answer should be – living in communities

Q28. Virat bats very well, didn’t he?


1) isn’t it
2) doesn’t he
3) wasn’t it
4) no improvement

Solution : 2, doesn’t he
Explanation – The form of tense of question tag depends on the main sentence, in the given sentence the main sentence is based on simple present tense so the question tag should not be used in past tense, 
Example – You live in New Delhi, don’t you?

Q29. As the financial situation worsened we realized that we were heading toward a disaster.


1) along
2) into
3) for
4) no improvement

Solution : 3,  for
Explanation – 
Head for someone /something – to aim for or move toward someone or something.
Example – You’ll be heading for trouble if you don’t get financial help on time.✔️

Q30. After today’s terrible test I am sure that my teacher’s opinion about me will change for the worse.


1) for
2) of
3) in
4) no improvement
Solution : 4,  The sentence is absolutely correct. 

Q31. The parents gave their children some advice before they left for the picnic.


1) advices
2) advise
3) advises
4) no improvement

Solution : 4, no improvement

Q32. The passengers were waited for the flight at the emigration lobby, for long.


1) had wait
2) had been waited
3) have been waiting
4) no improvement

Solution : 3, have been waiting
Explanation – 
structure – “since/for + time expression”
Is used in present or past perfect/perfect continuous tense

Q33. The public vent their anger on social media to protest toward police brutality.


1) for
2) against
3) regards
4) no improvement

Solution : 2,  against
Explanation – If you protest against something or about something, you say or show publicly that you object to it.
Example – The MLA started to protest against the bill.✔️

Q34. Look at this video clip in which I, my friend and you are enjoying a boat ride.


1) you, my friend and I
2) I, you and my friend
3) my friend, you and I
4) no improvement

Solution : 1, you, my friend and I
Explanation – The order ‘231’ should be followed for the good sense and for the bad sense the order should be – ‘123’
First person(1) – I, we
Second person (2)– you
Third person(3)-he, she, it
Example- You, he and I went to the college.✔️ (good sense) so 231 order
I, you and he are fraudsters. ✔️(bad sense) so 123 order

Q35. Any bad habit must be nipped on the bud.
1) on
2) in
3) off
4) no improvement

Solution : 2,  in
Explanation – 
‘Nip in the bud ‘ – to stop, cease, or prevent something at the beginning.

Q36. The patient died of a wound and not of cancer.
1) from a wound and not of
2) of a wound and not from
3) from a wound and not from
4) no improvement

Solution : 1,  from a wound and not of
Explanation – ‘die from’ – death caused by external factors.(earthquack, disaster, wound, etc.)
‘die of ‘ – death caused by internal factors (desease, illness, etc.)
Example – His sister is dying of cancer.✔️
She may die from the sting of that dangerous insect. ✔️

Q37. When I last saw Ravi, he had been running to catch his bus.
1) ran
2) was running
3) had run
4) no improvement

Solution : 2, was running
Explanation – The past continuous merely shows continuity whereas past perfect continuous tense puts an emphasis on the idea of duration. It is mainly used to indicate the duration of a past activity or state.
Hence, it should be ‘was running’ 

Q38. I would love to availing a short holiday, and go for an overnight trek.
1) to avail myself of
2) to avail of
3) to avail myself
4) no improvement

Solution : 3,  to avail myself
Explanation –The verb ‘avail’ is used reflexively. 
Example – I would like to avail myself of the opportunity. ✔️
Refer to the ⬇️
Study Notes on Verb

Q39. She has fallen out with the boy she was supposed to marry.
1) fell out with
2) has fallen out of
3) has fallen in with
4) no improvement

Solution : 4,  no improvement
Explanation – Fall out –  to quarrel



Q40. The footballers has been arguing with the coach since morning
1) was
2) had been
3) have been
4) no improvement

Solution : 3,  have been
Explanation – The subject of the given sentence is plural “The footballers”, hence the verb must be used in plural form. 

Q41. She has not been well for the past few months
1) since the past
2) for past
3) since the last
4) no improvement

Solution : 4,  no improvement
Explanation – ‘the past few months’ indicate the period of time and we use ‘for’ for period of time and ‘since’ for point of time.

Q42. The management would prefer you finishing the project on time.
1) that you finish
2) you had finished
3) that you could finish
4) no improvement

Solution : 1, that you finish
Explanation – In the given sentence we should use the plural form of verb – ‘finish’ for the plural subject ‘you’, not the gerund form – ‘finishing’ because gerund is used as a noun.
To connect the two clauses of the given sentence we need conjunction ‘that’. Hence, ‘that you finish’ will be the correct usage. 

Q43. It has been a long ago I last saw you.
1) time
2) since
3) before
4) no improvement

Solution : 2, since
Explanation –
‘Since’ as a conjunction means ‘starting at a particular point in the past and continuing until now’ 
Example – I have known her since she was born.✔️

Q44. Both the families were invited but neither had accepted our invitation.
1) accepted
2) did accept
3) has accepted
4) no improvement

Solution : 1, accepted
Explanation -We use ‘neither’ to refer to each of two things or people, when we are making a negative statement that includes both of them.
Usage of ‘neither’ as a pronoun
Example – They both were quite; neither seemed likely to be aware of my problems.
Usage of ‘Neither’ to avoid the repetition of the same sentence : – Neither + Auxiliary Verb + Subject.
Example – Sheetal didn’t  explain this question to me and neither did you.✔️
Note – When the events are told in the order in which they occurred, the past simple tense is used.
Example – She was really tired, so she slept early.
Hence, both the families were invited but neither accepted our invitation.✔️
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Q45. You are what you have eaten.
1) will eat
2) eat
3) shall eat
4) no improvement

Solution : 2, eat
Explanation – To express the general truth or fact we use simple present tense.
Example – The sun rises in the east.

Q46. I couldn’t help but had to cry at his sad story.
1) cry
2) cried
3) was crying
4) no improvement

Solution : 1, cry
Explanation – ‘Cannot help but’  means to be unable to do anything else except… 
Example- I can’t help but dance all the time. (I can’t help dancing all the time.)
“Cannot help but” should be followed by main verb ‘cry’

Q47. The thief escaped from burning as the noble King pardoned him.
1) of being burnt
2) from being burnt
3) from having being burnt
4) no improvement

Solution : 2, from being burnt

Q48. If I have had money, I would have bought this car.
1) had
2) did have
3) had had
4) no improvement

Solution : 3, had had
Explanation –It is a  third  
conditional sentence. Refer to the ⬇️
💯Study Notes on CONDITIONAL SENTENCES 

 

Q49. This palace has been belonging to our family since generations.
1) has belonging
2) has belonged
3) belonged
4) no improvement

Solution : 2, has belonged
Non-continuous (no ‘ing'(V4)  is used with them generally)  Verbs
Appear, feel, hear, see, seem, smell, taste, hate, like, love, prefer, want, wish, agree, deny, disagree, mean, promise, believe, imagine, know, mean, realize, remember, belong, concern, involve, matter, need, owe, own, etc.
The word “belong” is a non-continuous Verb, It should not be used in present perfect continuous tense as a main verb, so change the tense of the sentence to present perfect – has belonged.

Q50. My patients were waited for me since morning.


1) wait
2) had been waited
3) have been waiting
4) no improvement

Solution : 3, have been waiting

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