SSC CGL 2017 Sentence Improvement

SSC CGL 2017 Sentence Improvement :- 84 Questions

Q.1. Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
She did not like to have coffee (nor I did). [05.08.2017]
Options:
1) neither I liked it
2) nor did I
3) nor I like it
4) No improvement
Correct Answer: nor did I
Explanation: – We use tags with so and neither or nor to add to what someone has said, and the tag is made by using inversion (verb + subject)
We use ”so” for affirmative, ex – My parents love Indian food, So do I = [I love Indian food, too.]
We use ”neither or nor” for negative, ex -They haven’t visited the Red Fort, Nor has Peter.(Peter has not visited the Red Fort)
SSC CGL 2017 Sentence Improvement
Q.2.Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
Taj Mahal is ( a worth seeing monument) in Agra.[05.08.2017]
Options:
1) a monument to see its worth
2) a monument worth seeing
3) one of worth seeing monuments
4) No improvement
Correct Answer: a monument worth seeing
Explanation: – “monument” (memorial, statue, 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’
SSC CGL 2017 Sentence Improvement
Q.3.Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
I had (not only helped her by) giving hints but also with providing him links.[05.08.2017]
Options:
1) helped not only to her by.
2) helped her not only by
3) not only helped her
4) No improvement
Correct Answer: helped her not only by
Explanation: – the structure ‘not only……….but also.’ both the clauses must start with same part of speech.
Here in the given sentence the correct format should be – not only + preposition( verb helped)………but also + with (preposition)
Ex- Geeta has friends not only in America but also in China.
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Q.4.Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
We (has finished) our lunch half an hour ago.[05.08.2017]
Options:
1) finished
2) will have finished
3) had finished
4) No improvement
Correct Answer: finished
We normally use ”ago” with the past simple, don’t use it with the present perfect: ex – It happened a long time ago.
In present perfect we use ‘since’ or ‘for’
SSC CGL 2017 Sentence Improvement
Q.5.Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
I (am always wondered) what it would be like to be inside a chocolate factory.[06.08.2017]
Options:
1) have always wonder
2) have always wondering
3) have always wondered
4) No improvement
Correct Answer: have always wondered
Explanation: – The 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’ ex –  I have just finished my work.
He has read ’Mahabharata’ and ‘Ramayana’., I had cleaned it off the floor.

Q.6. Improve the bracketed part of the sentence
They loaded their ships with spices and silks and (returns) with the summer monsoon.[06.08.2017]
Options:
1) returned
2) return
3) returning
4) No improvement
Correct Answer: returned
Explanation: – The sentence is in simple past tense, use second form of verb in bracketed part – returned instead of returns.
Ex:- She went to the cinema last night.
He helped me a lot during my preparation for exam.

Q.7.Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
I had (a few) eggs in the fridge, so we need to go to the market to buy them.[08.08.2017]
Options:
1) a little
2) few
3) little
4) No improvement
Correct Answer: few
Explanation:- Few – hardly any (negative)., a few – some (positive) the few –  not many, but all of those.
Ex – We stayed a few days in Agra and visited the Taj Mahal.
There were few children in the class.
He lost the few friends he had.
SSC CGL 2017 Sentence Improvement
Q.8. Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
My brother is indifferent (about) whatever I say.[08.08.2017]
Options:
1) in
2) of
3) to
4) No improvement
Correct Answer: to
Explanation: – “indifferent” (followed by preposition ‘to’)- without interest or concern.
Ex –  He is Indifferent to suffering, insensitive to joy.
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Q.9. Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
She is (the best and wisest) girl in the class.[08.08.2017]
Options:
1) best an d wisest
2) a best and a wisest
3) the best and the wisest
4) No improvement
Correct Answer: 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’ ex- She is the most beautiful and the prettiest lady of my life.
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Q.10. Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
The people of Japan are (wiser than America.)[08.08.2017]
Options:
1) wiser than that of America.
2) wiser than those of America .
3) wiser to that of America.
4) No improvement
Correct Answer: wiser than those of America.
Explanation: -People of Japan should be compared with the people of America. That of – for singular. Those of – for plural.
Ex: – The sentences of comparative degree are more easier than those of superlative degree.

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Q.11. Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
The Chairman appointed her (as a secretary) as she is efficient.[08.08.2017]
Options:
1) a secretary
2) as secretary
3) secretary
4) No improvement
Correct Answer: 3) secretary
Explanation: – The Chairman appointed her secretary……

SSC CGL 2017 Sentence Improvement
Q.12. Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
I wish I (was) a superman.[08.08.2017]
Options:
1) am
2) have been
3) were
4) No improvement
Correct Answer: were
Explanation:- For hypothetical sentences use ‘were’ even with singular subject.
Ex – If I were you, I would study more.

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