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SSC CPO 2017 Sentence Improvement :- 70 Questions

Q. 1:- (Having had) in the USA Embassy for a long time, Mr. Gupta has met many prominent personalities.
Options:
1) He has been
2) Having been
3) Had he been
4) no improvement
Having been warned of danger , I hired extra security for my family.
Correct Answer: Having been
Having had breakfast in the morning we didn’t need to eat again.
Structure- “had + subject + been” – for conditional sentences.
Ex- If he had been here, he could have helped us. (Had he been here, he could have helped us.)

Q.2 :- The guest stood quietly for (few) moments.
Options:
1) a few moments
2) the few moments
3) few time
4) no improvement
Correct Answer: a few moments
Explanation:- Few = not many / almost none (negative). A few = some. (positive) The few = not many, but all of those.

Q.3 :- He has been working (off and on) for several years on this theory.
Options:
1) regularly
2) on or off
3) on and off
4) no improvement
He worked off and on as a part time sweeper, but he never found permanent work.
Correct Answer: NO INPROVEMENT
Explanation:- If something happens “on and off”, or “off and on”, it happens occasionally, not in a regular or continuous way.

Q.4 :- Neha was too clever to (see through Rohan’s tricks).
Options:
1) see at Rohan’s tricks.
2) see into Rohan’s tricks.
3) see Rohan’s tricks.
4) no improvement
Correct Answer: no improvement
Explanation: – too….to – इतना ….. कि. Ex- He is too proud to beg. (He is so proud that he will not beg.)
“see through” – detect the true nature of, स्वभाव जानना, अंजाम देना.

SSC CPO 2017 Sentence Improvement

Q.5 :- (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
No sooner had we heard the noise than we went to the spot.
Correct Answer: 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. ex – we seldom get the chance to go to the cinema.
Seldom did we buy such expensive dress.

Q.6 :- I am definitely late, the bus (will have left) the bus stop by the time I reach there.
Options:
1) would have left
2) will be leaving
3) will leave
4) no improvement
Correct answer: no improvement
Explanation: – ex – The sun will have set by the time I get home. You will have finished by the time I am ready. (would have left )

SSC CPO 2017 Sentence Improvement

Q.7 :- The police (broke away) the concert as it turned violent.
Options:
1) broke through
2) broke up
3) broke off
4) no improvement
The government decided to break-up the demonstrations to save the common people..
Correct Answer: 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.

Q. 8:- Reena cannot (put forth) with her nasty fellow.
Options:
1) put in
2) put out
3) put up
4) no improvement
I can’t put up with it any longer.
Correct Answer: 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.
Ex – I can’t put up with it any longer. (nasty – बुरा. Fellow – साथी)

SSC CPO 2017 Sentence Improvement

Q.9 :- Rohit (did many mischiefs).
Options:
1) committed many mischiefs
2) made many a mischiefs
3) made much mischiefs
4) no improvement
Correct Answer: committed many mischiefs
Explanation: – “commit” – perpetrate or carry out (a mistake, crime, or immoral act). A number of – several
He is suspected of having committed a number of robberies.

Q. 10:- The kid jumped with delight on seeing the (joker) at the circus.
Options:
1) dud
2) ruffian
3) clown
4) no improvement
Correct Answer: clown
Explanation:- Joker – a person who is fond of joking. Dud – व्यर्थ, असफल व्यक्ति या निक्कम्मा आदमी, unsatisfactory or worthless. Ruffian – बदमाश, a violent person.
Clown- a comic entertainer, especially one in a circus, wearing a traditional costume and exaggerated make-up.

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