Sentence Improvement Questions for SSC CHSL with Solutions

Sentence Improvement Questions for SSC CHSL with Solutions

SENTENCE IMPROVEMENT

1.  Tense                 – 13

11.     Gerund/Infinitive     –    2

2.  No error            – 12

12.      Question tag     –    2

3.  Preposition       – 7

13.      Determiner –     2

4.  Sub. Verb Agreement             – 6

14.      Conjunction –     1

5.  Conditional sentence                 – 5

15.      Adjective  – 1

6.  Pronoun            – 4

16.      Phrasal verb     –    1

7.  Parallel Construction          – 4

        Based

17.      Superfluous word  –                1

8.  Vocabulary Based     –   3

18.      Inversion  – 1

9.  Adverb              – 3

19.      Collocation Based –                1

10.    Noun             – 2

20.      Latin Comparative       – 1

 

Direction: Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select 'No improvement'.

1.    Supriya as well as her friends have gone of a trekking expedition.

       (a) are going at        (b) No improvement

       (c) has gone on       (d) have gone on

(SSC CHSL 2020, 12.04.2021 Shift-1)

2.    The house has been auction before we reached there.

       (a) has been auctioned  (b) No improvement

       (c) was auctioning  (d) had been auctioned

(SSC CHSL 2020, 12.04.2021 Shift-1)

3.    My hands were eager for tore up that awful letter.

       (a) No improvement      (b) of tearing up

       (c) for tearing upon (d) to tear up

(SSC CHSL 2020, 12.04.2021 Shift-2)

4.    Make a list of most the things you would like to do once this lockdown is over.

       (a) all                        (b) No improvement

       (c) each                    (d) many

(SSC CHSL 2020, 12.04.2021 Shift-2)

5.    I cannot understand that you are trying to say.

       (a) No improvement      (b) who you

       (c) which you          (d) what you

(SSC CHSL 2020, 12.04.2021 Shift-3)



6.    Seldom do we find so many birds nesting during this season.

       (a) Seldom we do find   (b) No improvement

       (c) Seldom did we found           (d) Seldom does we find

(SSC CHSL 2020, 12.04.2021 Shift-3)

7.    It was cloudy in the morning but the sun is shining now.

       (a) the sun has shone    (b) a sun is shining

       (c) No improvement      (d) the sun were shining

(SSC CHSL 2020, 13.04.2021 Shift-1)

8.    Neither the parents nor the child were happy about the result.

       (a) was happy with (b) was happy for

       (c) No improvement      (d) were happy with

(SSC CHSL 2020, 13.04.2021 Shift-1)

9.    How much does it cost to travels from the airport to Noida?

       (a) No improvement      (b) travelled

       (c) travelling            (d) travel

(SSC CHSL 2020, 13.04.2021 Shift-2)

10.  I wrote a novel for the last two years but it is not finished yet.

       (a) I wrote the novel      (b) I am writing the novel

       (c) No improvement      (d) I have been writing a novel

(SSC CHSL 2020, 13.04.2021 Shift-2)

11.  My niece pick me up from the station if she gets short leave from her office.

       (a) No improvement      (b) will have pick me up

       (c) picks me up       (d) will pick me up

(SSC CHSL 2020, 13.04.2021 Shift-3)

12.  Who is responsible for the disorderly state of this room?

       (a) No improvement

       (b) are responsible to

       (c) are responsible in making

       (d) is responsible of

(SSC CHSL 2020, 13.04.2021 Shift-3)

13.  You have locked the gate, isn't it?

       (a) did you               (b) have you

       (c) haven't you        (d) No improvement

(SSC CHSL 2020, 15.04.2021 Shift-1)

14.  Clearing the entrance examination for universities abroad was the biggest challenge of my life.

       (a) is the bigger       (b) had been the big

       (c) has been bigger (d) No improvement

(SSC CHSL 2020, 15.04.2021 Shift-1)

15.  It is the responsibility of all of us to invest time and effort in verifying information and not follow victim to fake news.

       (a) No improvement      (b) not following victim

       (c) not fall victim     (d) not falls victim

(SSC CHSL 2020, 15.04.2021 Shift-2)

16.  Sitab has learnt how to cook really well as he regularly watching YouTube videos.

       (a) watch                 (b) watches

       (c) No improvement      (d) will watch

(SSC CHSL 2020, 15.04.2021 Shift-2)

17.  The king's palace was heavily guarded during the riots.

       (a) guarding heavily      (b) No improvement

       (c) heavy guard       (d)heavily guard

(SSC CHSL 2020, 15.04.2021 Shift-3)

18.  Our debating team is superior to theirs.

       (a) superior from them (b) No improvement

       (c) superior to them      (d) superior than theirs

(SSC CHSL 2020, 15.04.2021 Shift-3)

19.  It is wise to insure one's home on fire.

       (a) in                        (b) No improvement

       (c) against                (d) by

(SSC CHSL 2020, 16.04.2021 Shift-1)

20.  No other place in India gets much rainfall as Mawsynram.

       (a) No improvement      (b) as much rainfall

       (c) more rainfall      (d) the most rainfall

(SSC CHSL 2020, 16.04.2021 Shift-1)

21.  Wasim agreed to share his notes with Arif on conditions that he are return them in a day.

       (a) on condition that he will be return

       (b) No improvement

       (c) on the condition that he would return

       (d) on his condition that he is returning

(SSC CHSL 2020, 16.04.2021 Shift-2)

22.  We have been waiting here for you since two hours.

       (a) in two hours      (b) No improvement

       (c) from two hours (d) for two hours

(SSC CHSL 2020, 16.04.2021 Shift-2)

23.  There was a bell over the door that jingled whenever a customer entered.

       (a) who jingles whenever         (b) which jingled wherever

       (c) that jingle when (d) No improvement

(SSC CHSL 2020, 16.04.2021 Shift-3)

24.  Kunal did not anticipate the need, so he did not carries his own water bottle.

       (a) so he does not carry his own

       (b) No improvement

       (c) so he did not carried his own

       (d) so he did not carry his own

(SSC CHSL 2020, 16.04.2021 Shift-3)

25.  I cannot help you if you tell me your problem.

       (a) unless you don't tell me

       (b) unless you tell me

       (c) until you don't tell me

       (d) No improvement

(SSC CHSL 2020, 19.04.2021 Shift-1)

26.  Fermented vegetables can be stored for about a year without going bad.

       (a) with going bad  (b) to go bad

       (c) No improvement      (d) without going worst

(SSC CHSL 2020, 19.04.2021 Shift-1)

27.  It was a second hand car but it hasn't been use much.

       (a) hasn't been used      (b) wasn't using

       (c) hadn't been used      (d) No improvement

(SSC CHSL 2020, 19.04.2021 Shift-2)

28.  The medicines have arrived, isn't it?

       (a) didn't they         (b) No improvement

       (c) haven't they       (d) have they

(SSC CHSL 2020, 19.04.2021 Shift-2)

29.  The green shirt is too lose for me to wear.

       (a) No improvement      (b) lost for me

       (c) loss for me         (d) loose for me

(SSC CHSL 2020, 19.04.2021 Shift-3)

30.  My daughter could not find the words to say why she has been Crying on a day when she should have been happy.

       (a) was crying         (b) can be crying

       (c) No improvement      (d) is been crying

(SSC CHSL 2020, 19.04.2021 Shift-3)

31.  What a palace home!

       (a) palatial               (b) pushy

       (c) No improvement      (d) palatable

(SSC CHSL 2020, 04.08.2021 Shift-1)

32.  If he doesn't reach the station in time, he would sure miss the train.

       (a) No improvement      (b) would surely miss

       (c) will surely miss (d) will sure missing

(SSC CHSL 2020, 04.08.2021 Shift-1)

33.  I practised for the debate; that's why I am late.

       (a) was practising for    (b) No improvement

       (c) have practised for    (d) am practising for

(SSC CHSL 2020, 04.08.2021 Shift-2)

34.  We were quite impressed with the enthusiasm that she work for.

       (a) that she is working on         (b) that she worked with

       (c) No improvement      (d) which she works for

(SSC CHSL 2020, 04.08.2021 Shift-2)

35.  The roof is being held up over two stone pillars.

       (a) was held above (b) is held up by

       (c) No improvement      (d) is hold up on

(SSC CHSL 2020, 04.08.2021 Shift-3)

36.  The child is crying because she can't find her mother.

       (a) A child is crying (b) The child were crying

       (c) The child has cried   (d) No improvement

(SSC CHSL 2020, 04.08.2021 Shift-3)

37.  India has identified a nose-based vaccine against Covid-19 that could be a ‘game- changer'.

       (a) a nasal vaccine  (b) a sense-based vaccine

       (c) No improvement      (d) an aural vaccine

(SSC CHSL 2020, 05.08.2021 Shift-1)

38.  Lavanya was happy to see that the tree they had planted the previous year has grow quite taller.

       (a) had grown quite tallest        (b) had grow quite taller

       (c) No improvement      (d) had grown quite tall

(SSC CHSL 2020, 05.08.2021 Shift-1)

39.  If the box breaking the glass bottle will be shattered.

       (a) If the box breaks      (b) No improvement

       (c) If the box break (d) If the box broke

(SSC CHSL 2020, 05.08.2021 Shift-2)

40.  What are the options available of me for a change of career?

       (a) No improvement

       (b) options available from me

       (c) options available to me

       (d) options available over me

(SSC CHSL 2020, 05.08.2021 Shift-2)

41.  I want to buy this book. Please give me any money.

       (a) No improvement      (b) some money

       (c) less money         (d) little money

(SSC CHSL 2020, 05.08.2021 Shift-3)

42.  Large glasses magnified his eyes so that to gave him the appearance of a wise owl.

       (a) so as to give       (b) so that it gives

       (c) as though to gave     (d) No improvement

(SSC CHSL 2020, 05.08.2021 Shift-3)

43.  Small desert animals burrow underground across the days and come out only at night.

       (a) during the day   (b) between days

       (c) No improvement      (d) within the days

(SSC CHSL 2020, 06.08.2021 Shift-1)

44.  I must have dropped one of my gloves in the car.

       (a) the                      (b) No improvement

       (c) any                      (d) an

(SSC CHSL 2020, 06.08.2021 Shift-1)

45.  The miscreants were shifted to another building that same evening and was keeping in custody by the police.

       (a) No improvement      (b) were kept

       (c) keeps                  (d) was kept

(SSC CHSL 2020, 06.08.2021 Shift-2)

46.  The advertising industry wants us to believe that buy more stuff will make us happier.

       (a) that buys more  (b) that buying more

       (c) No improvement      (d) that bought more

(SSC CHSL 2020, 06.08.2021 Shift-2)

47.  A school teacher earns fewer salary from a college lecturer.

       (a) less salary from (b) fewer salary than

       (c) a lower salary than   (d) No improvement

(SSC CHSL 2020, 06.08.2021Shift-3)

48.  The workers' union has threatened for going to an indefinite strike.

       (a) No improvement      (b) to go on

       (c) to be going for   (d) for going to

(SSC CHSL 2020, 06.08.2021 Shift-3)

49.  Sometimes the family liking to play a game together after dinner.

       (a) Sometimes the family likes

       (b) Sometime the family likes

       (c) Sometimes the family are like

       (d) No improvement

(SSC CHSL 2020, 09.08.2021 Shift-1)

50.  Had you not interfering in my affairs, I would have been in the US now.

       (a) Was you not interfere

       (b) Have you not been interfering

       (c) Had you not interfered

       (d) No improvement

(SSC CHSL 2020, 09.08.2021 Shift-1)

51.  A heavy fine will be inflicted with them if they do not pay the taxes in time.

       (a) will be inflicted for them

       (b) will be inflicted of them

       (c) No improvement

       (d) will be inflicted on them

(SSC CHSL 2020, 09.08.2021 Shift-2)

52.  According to J Krishnamurti, education is not about having a career but about being able to look, observation and listen.

       (a) No improvement      (b) observant

       (c) observe              (d) observer

(SSC CHSL 2020, 09.08.2021 Shift-2)

53.  Ashoka was one of the greater king of India.

       (a) the greater kings      (b) No improvement

       (c) the greatest kings     (d) the more great kings

(SSC CHSL 2020, 09.08.2021 Shift-3)

54.  Just like a spider that spins its own web and later destroys it, human beings can also destroy the web of desires that engulfs it.

       (a) No improvement      (b) engulfing it

       (c) engulf it              (d) engulfs them

(SSC CHSL 2020, 09.08.2021 Shift-3)

55.  Unless someone makes a complaint, they will not clear the garbage from the street.

       (a) Despite someone makes a complaint

       (b) No improvement

       (c) Except someone makes a complaint

       (d) Without someone makes a complaint

(SSC CHSL 2020, 10.08.2021 Shift-1)

56.  How long have you being seating on this bench?

       (a) been sitting        (b) being sat

       (c) been seating      (d) No improvement

(SSC CHSL 2020, 10.08.2021 Shift-1)

57.  This is the student which won the first prize in the recitation.

       (a) whom won         (b) No improvement

       (c) who won            (d) whose won

(SSC CHSL 2020, 10.08.2021 Shift-2)

58.  The migrant said that he did not planning to come back to the city for quite some time.

       (a) did not plan       (b) do not planning

       (c) No improvement      (d) was not planned

(SSC CHSL 2020, 10.08.2021 Shift-2)

59.  Regard of whether the students were ready or not the teacher announced the dates of the test.

       (a) Regardless of whether

       (b) Regardless of whatsoever

       (c) Regarding whether

       (d) No improvement

(SSC CHSL 2020, 10.08.2021 Shift-3)

60.  If a person tests positive for Covid-19, he have to isolate himself immediately so that he does not infect others.

       (a) he isolated himself

       (b) he has to isolate himself

       (c) he must have to isolate

       (d) No improvement

(SSC CHSL 2020, 10.08.2021 Shift-3)

61.  If you tries to dictate your terms, I don't think we can work together.

       (a) No improvement      (b) have try

       (c) try                       (d) were tried

(SSC CHSL 2020, 11.08.2021 Shift-1)

62.  Most of us hesitate to accept our mistakes.

       (a) Much of us         (b) No improvement

       (c) More of us          (d) Lots many of us

(SSC CHSL 2020, 11.08.2021 Shift-1)

63.  You must return back the book you borrowed last month.

       (a) must return       (b) must be returned back

       (c) must be returned     (d) No improvement

(SSC CHSL 2020, 11.08.2021 Shift-2)

64.  We have finished our work for the day, so let we go home early today.

       (a) No improvement      (b) let us go

       (c) let our go           (d) let ours go

(SSC CHSL 2020, 11.08.2021 Shift-2)

65.  These days, wherever district courts are functioning, hearings is limit to urgent matters.

       (a) hearings were limited          (b) No improvement

       (c) hearing is limit   (d) hearings are limited

(SSC CHSL 2020, 11.08.2021 Shift-3)

66.  It was the biggest jump in earnings for me and I was delighted.

       (a) is the big            (b) has been the biggest

       (c) No improvement      (d) was the bigger

(SSC CHSL 2020, 11.08.2021 Shift-3)

67.  The interview will be conducted by 9 a.m. till 11 a.m.

       (a) No improvement

       (b) from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

       (c) from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.

       (d) during 9 a.m. till 11 a.m.

(SSC CHSL 2020, 12.08.2021 Shift-1)

68.  Did you do what I telling you to do yesterday?

       (a) what I told you  (b) No improvement

       (c) that I am telling you (d) what I have told you

(SSC CHSL 2020, 12.08.2021 Shift-1)

69.  Despite living in the same neighbourhood, we only did not greet each other.

       (a) No improvement      (b) even

       (c) mainly                (d) still

(SSC CHSL 2020, 12.08.2021 Shift-2)

70.  I would have told you if I receive the medicines.

       (a) No improvement      (b) had received

       (c) would receive    (d) am receiving

(SSC CHSL 2020, 12.08.2021 Shift-2)

71.  Mr. Sharma is kind as his father.

       (a) kinder as            (b) as kind as

       (c) the kindest as    (d) No improvement

(SSC CHSL 2020, 12.08.2021 Shift-3)

72.  He won't come to the party unless you will invite him personally.

       (a) would invite       (b) invite

       (c) No improvement      (d) invited

(SSC CHSL 2020, 12.08.2021 Shift-3)

 

Answer Key

 

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