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Most expected English Questions Series for SSC CGL SSC CHSL 2019-2020

 🔘As we know tackling English section of SSC CGL,SSC CHSL  with wits can give you an edge over other students. And English is all about practice, so to make your job easier,we have come up with a series of ” Most Expected English Questions Series (Topic wise) . In this ” SET 2 ” we have provided  most expected SENTENCE IMPROVEMENT  questions  with detailed solution.These questions are based on the grammar rules which are frequently asked in SSC Exams.  These questions have been prepared by the experts of EK after analyzing the patterns of questions asked by TCS in SSC CGL , CHSL 2018 and SSC CPO 2019.Set 2 of the Most expected English Questions Series for SSC CGL, SSC CHSL 2019 – 2020

 

Q.  She made him cleaning the hall thoroughly.
1. She made him clean
2. No substitution required
3. She make him cleaning
4. She making him clean

(similar questions were asked in SSC CPO 2019, SSC CGL 2018. It’s one of the frequently asked grammar rules in SSC exams ) 

Solution: 1
“Let, help, bid, make” are followed by bare infinitive. 
Check out the rule No.  38⬇️
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Q. I enjoy to watch a good detective web-series.
1. watching
2. watched
3. No substitution
4. watch


(similar questions were asked in SSC CPO 2019, SSC CGL 2018.) 

Solution: 1
Gerund is used after verbs ‘enjoy’, ‘mind’, ‘deny’. 
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Q. She availed of the big discounts at the sale.
1. No substitution
2. She availed for a
3. She availed on the
4. She availed herself of the
(similar questions were asked in SSC CPO 2019, SSC CGL 2018. It’s one of the frequently asked grammar rules in SSC exams ) 

Solution: 4
‘Avail’ is used reflexively. 
Check out the rule no. 9 ⬇️
💯Study Notes on VERB

 
 
Q. If I would have a degree from the university, I would get a good job. (SSC CPO 2019)
1. When I will have a degree
2. If I am having the degree
3. No substitution
4. If I had a degree


( It’s one of the frequently asked grammar rules in SSC exams ) 

Solution: 4
This is a type 2 conditional sentence. 
Refer to the notes ⬇️
💯Study Notes on CONDITIONAL SENTENCES (with examples) 

 
Q. This is place where Krishna was born.
1. No substitution required
2. This is the place
3. This is a place
4. This be the place
(Every year one ques based on “definite and indefinite Article”  is definitely asked.)

Solution: 2

Place is definite here , hence definite article ‘the’ should be used. 

Q. If you will bring a letter of introduction, I will consider your request.

 

1. If you brings
2. No substitution
3. If you will be bringing
4. If you bring

Solution: 4

If you  bring a letter of introduction, I will consider your request. ✔️

 

Q. This is one of the boldest economic reform that have ever been introduced.
1. economic reform that has ever
2. No substitution
3. economic reforms that has ever
4. economic reforms that have ever


(similar questions were asked in SSC CPO 2019, SSC CGL 2018. It’s one of the frequently asked grammar rules in SSC exams ) 

Solution: 4
‘One of the’ structure is followed by a plural noun.  





Q. 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
(Almost every year, question based on this rule is asked) 

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 

Q. 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 improvement
(similar questions were asked in SSC CPO 2019, SSC CGL 2018, SSC CHSL 2017. It’s one of the frequently asked grammar rules in SSC exams ) Solution : 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) 



Q. Improve the bold part of the sentence.
I wish I was a king.
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

 

Q. 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 improvement

Solution : 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) 





Q. Improve the bold part of the sentence.
Red Fort is a worth seeing monument in Delhi.

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


(similar questions were asked in SSC CPO 2019,SSC CHSL 2018. It’s one of the frequently asked grammar rules in SSC exams ) 

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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Q. 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


(It is one of the frequently asked grammar rules in SSC exams ) 

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

 

Q. That beautiful palace has been belonging to their family since generations.
1) has belonging
2) has belonged
3) belonged
4) no improvement


(similar questions were asked in  SSC CGL 2018, SSC CHSL 2017. It’s one of the frequently asked grammar rules in SSC exams ) 

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.

 



Q. 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. ✔️

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Q. An old misunderstanding exist among the two families, so they are not friendly any more.
1.has exist within the two families
2.No improvement
3.exist between the two families
4.will exist among the two families

(similar questions were asked in SSC CPO 2019, SSC CGL 2018, SSC CHSL 2017. It’s one of the frequently asked grammar rules in SSC exams ) 


Solution : 3

Between Vs Among
Two families are there ,so ‘between’ will be used.
(This is one of the frequently asked grammar rules in SSC exams)
https://www.englishkendra.com/2019/11/Frequently-asked-grammar-rules-in-ssc-exams.html

 

Q.  Scarcely had he gone out than a client came to meet him.
1.he had gone out than
2.No improvement
3.he had go out when
4.had he gone out when

 

Solution : 4
Scarcely/hardly is followed be when while no sooner is followed by ‘than’. 
Click here for the compilation of important rules associated with ADVERB (with examples)

 

Q. The invigilator did not known that the two boys were exchanging notes under his nose. (SSC CGL 2018)

 

1.written in small letters
2.rolled into small pellets
3.wrapped in handkerchiefs
4.right in front of him

Solution : 4
Under someone’s nose – right in front of someone 
Q.  Let us have all the regulations in black and white.

1.painted in colour
2.printed in coloured ink
3.written on the black-board
4.in writing
 
Solution : 4
In black and white- in writing, explicitly, clearly or without doubt 
Q. The female ostrich guards the nest at night and the male guard in the day.

1.guard it during the day.
2.guarding it during day.
3.guards it during the day.
4.No improvement

Solution : 3

Q.  He made a desperate but also partial successful effort to change the ghastly topic.

1.yet also partial successful effort
2.but partially successful effort
3.No improvement
4.though part successful effort
 
Solution : 2



Q.  She was so tired to work any longer.

1.too tired to work
2.so tiring to work
3.No improvement
4.so tired to not work
Solution : 1

It is ” too… to” structure. 
(similar questions were asked in SSC CPO 2019, SSC CGL 2018, SSC CHSL 2017. It’s one of the frequently asked grammar rules in SSC exams ) 

Q.  The flowers smell so sweetly that I want to pluck them.

1.No improvement
2.will smell so sweet
3.smell so sweet
4.smelling so sweetly
Solution : 3
 
 
Q.  If you join this job now, it proves to be good in the long run.

1.it has proved to be good
2.it will prove to be good
3.it prove good
4.No improvement

Solution :2

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