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Sentence Improvement

DIRECTIONS (Qs. 1-5) : In the following questions a (c) I am playing well (d) No improvement
part of the sentence is bold. Below are given 9. Since the records are missing the possibility of paying
alternatives to the bold part at (a), (b) and (c) which more than one compensation for the same piece of land
may improve the sentence. Choose the correct cannot be
alternative. In case no improvement is needed, your
answer is (d). ruled aside.

(SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2010) (a) out (b) off

1. Obviously he isn't cut up to be a good teacher. (c) away (d) No improvement

(a) cut out (b) cut in 10. A callous system generates nothing but a
misanthrope.
(c) cut for (d) No improvement
(a) develops (b) induces
2. Power got with money is the most craved for today.
(c) produces (d) No improvement
(a) sought after (b) wished for
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 11-15) : In the following
(c) welcomed for (d) No improvement questions, a sentence or Bold part thereof is given
3. The brown shirt wants washing. which may need improvement. Alternatives as given
(a) has to wash (b) is in need of a wash at (a), (b) and (c) below, which may be a better option.
In case no improvement is needed, your answer is (d).
(c) requries a wash (d) No improvement (SSC CGL 1St Sit 2011)
4. You are asked to copy this letter word by word. 11. He has for good left India.
(a) word for word (b) word with word (a) He has left for good India.
(c) word to word (d) No improvement (b) He has left India for good.
5. The weak man is a slave to his sensuous pleasures. (c) Good he has left India.
(a) sensory (b) sensual (d) No improvement
(c) secondary (d) No improvement 12. We are credibly informed that the murderer has given
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 6-10) : In the following questions, himself up.
a part of the sentence is printed in bold. Below are (a) We are informed that the murderer has credibly given
given alternatives to the bold part at (a), (b) and (c) himself up.
which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct
alternative. In case no improvement is needed, your (b) We are informed that the murderer has given credibly
answer is (d). himself up.

(SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2010) (c) We are informed that credibly the murderer has given
up himself,
6. To get into the building I'll disguise as a reproter.
(d) No improvement
(a) disguise to be (b) disguise as one
13. We generally select one of the most intelligent
(c) disguise myself (d) No improvement student of the school for this award.
7. He denied that he had not forged my signature (a) one of the most intelligent students of the school
(a) would not forge (b) had forged (b) one of the intelligent most students of the school
(c) did not forge (d) No improvement (c) one of the intelligent most student of the school
8. If I had played well, I would have won the match. (d) No improvement
(a) I played well (b) I play well

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14. My friend lives in a nearby street whose name I have (c) The courtiers used to tell the King all day long how
forgotten. efficient an administrator he was.
(a) the name of which (d) No improvement
(b) which name 19. Every Saturday I go out for shopping.
(c) of which name (a) for shops (b) to shopping
(d) No improvement (c) for shop (d) No improvement
15. He both won a medal and a scholarship. 20. We had a grand party and we enjoyed very much.
(a) He won a medal and a scholarship both. (a) We had a grand party and enjoyed very much.
(b) Both he won a medal and a scholarship. (b) We had a grand party to enjoy very much.
(c) He won both a medal and a scholarship. (c) We had a grand party and we enjoyed ourselves very
(d) No improvement much.

DIRECTIONS (Qs. 16-20) : In question, a sentence is (d) No improvement.


given, a part of which may need improvement. DIRECTIONS (Qs. 21-25) : In questions, a part of the
Alternatives are given at (a), (b) and (c) below which sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to
may be a better option. In case no improvement is the underlined part at (a), (b) and (c) which may
needed your answer is (d). improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative.
(SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2011) In case no improvement is needed, your answer is (d).

16. What do you for go to school? (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2012)

(a) For what do you go to school? 21. Sordid and sensational books tend to vitiate the
public taste.
(b) What do you go for to school?
(a) divide (b) distract
(c) What do you go to school for?
(c) distort (d) No improvement
(d) No improvement
22. By studyding AIDS has engaged many researchers
17. He pleased the directors and this completed his report in the last decade.
in good time.
(a) Important study (b) Now that the study
(a) He pleased the directors in good time and this
completed his report. (c) The study of (d) No improvement

(b) He completed his report in good time and this pleased 23. His Master's thesis was highly estimated and is now
the directors. being prepared for publication.

(c) He pleased the directors and completed his report and (a) was highly discussed
this in good time. (b) was highly commended
(d) No improvement (c) is highly appraised
18. The courtiers used to tell the King how efficient an (d) No improvement
administrator he was all day long. 24. No sooner had she realized her blunder than she
(a) The courtiers all day long used to tell the King how began to take corrective measures.
efficient an administrator he was. (a) then she began to take
(b) The courtiers used all day long to tell the King how (b) than she began taking
efficient an administrator he was.

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(c) when she began to take correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed
(d) No improvement your answer is (d).

25. A good scholar must be precise and possess (SSC CGL 1St Sit. 2012)
originality. 31. His life is hanging with a thread.
(a) must be precise and original (a) from (b) by
(b) must be possess precision and original (c) to (d) No improvement
(c) must be precision and possess originality 32. After twenty years of exile, the prisoner was in the
(d) No improvement end of his tether.

DIRECTIONS (Qs. 26-30) : In question, a pan of the (a) on (b) though


sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to (c) at (d) No improvement
the underlined part at (a), (b), (c) which may improve 33. Grandfather is often so tired that he drops in his
the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case armchair.
no improvement is needed your answer is (d).
(a) slides away (b) falls out
(SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2012)
(c) slips in (d) No improvement
26. It took her a long time to get past her failure in the
medical examination. 34. The court was forced to respect the profundity of the
learned judge's knowledge.
(a) through (b) over
(a) probity (b) proximity
(c) by (d) No improvement
(c) prodigality (d) No improvement
27. The boy wanted to ask his father for money, but
waited for a propitious occasion. 35. He has lost his nearly all many pets.

(a) protective (b) prophetic (a) all his nearly many pets

(c) prospective (d) No improvement (b) his many pets nearly all of them

28. I did not agree with him; he appeared to be so bigoted (c) nearly all his many pets
for-me to concur. (d) No improvement
(a) much (b) very DIRECTIONS (Qs. 36-40) : In the following questions
(c) too (d) No improvement a part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given
alternatives to the underlined part at (a), (b) and (c)
29. As soon as she noticed the workmen, she asked them which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct
what they have been doing. alternative. In case no improvement is needed your
(a) have done (b) had been answer is (d).
(c) are doing (d) No improvement (SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2012)
30. He was asleep before the mother tucked him off. 36. You shall have attended if the court had instructed
(a) through (b) away you to do so.

(c) in (d) No improvement (a) would have had to attend

DIRECTIONS (Qs. 31-35) : In the following (b) would attend


questions, a part of the sentence is printed in bold. (c) would have to
Below are given alternatives to the bold part at (a), (d) No improvement
(b), (c) which may improve the sentence. Choose the

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37. The relics of Greece over which such a great deal of (c) looking forward to seeing
evidence has been collected should be preserved. (d) No improvement
(a) from which (b) on which 44. they could not tell me why did he not eat his lunch.
(c) ascent which (d) No improvement (a) why not had he eaten
38. When the beverage was ready, they drank possibly as (b) why he did not eat
much as they could.
(c) why had he not eaten
(a) as much as they possibly could
(d) No improvement
(b) as much as possibly they could
45. He who will bid the highest will get the product.
(c) as much as they could possibly
(a) who bids the highest
(d) No improvement
(b) who the highest bids
39. A citizen is expected to give allegiance to his country
of origin. (c) who would bid the highest

(a) homage (b) loyalty (d) No improvement

(c) obedience (d) No improvement 46. John had told me that he hasn't done it yet.

40. We were with daggers drawn despite attempts to (a) told (b) tells
understand each other. (c) was telling (d) No improvement
(a) in (b) on 47. The clients are waiting outside since morning and
(c) at (d) No improvement will continue to wait until you meet them.

DIRECTIONS (Qs. 41-50) : In question, a sentence/ (a) have waited (b) have been waiting
part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given (c) were waiting (d) No improvement
alternatives to the underlined sentence/part of the 48. He may have grown taller when i last saw him.
sentence at (a), (b) and (c) which may improve the
sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no (a) from when I last saw him
improvement is needed your answer is (d). (b) since I last saw him
st
(SSC CGL 1 Sit. 2013) (c) before I last saw him
41. If he had time he will call you (d) No improvement
(a) would have (b) would have had 49. While crossing the highway, a five year old child was
(c) has (d) No improvement knocked out by a passing car.

42. The workers are hell bent at getting what is due to (a) away (b) up
them. (c) down (d) No improvement
(a) hell bent on getting (b) hell bent for getting 50. During his long discourse, he did not touch that point.
(c) hell bent upon getting (a) touch upon (b) touch in
(d) No improvement (c) touch of (d) No improvement
43. We are looking forward to see you tomorrow: DIRECTIONS (Qs. 51-60) : In question, a
(a) looking forward towards seeing sentence/part of the sentence is printed in bold. Below
are given alternatives to the sentence/part of the
(b) looking forward for seeing
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sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no (a) will make Japan (b) will enable Japan
improvement is needed, your answer is (d). (c) can make Japan (d) No improvement
(SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2013) 57. I could never repay the debt I owe to my place of
51. The disparity of the GDP between the rich and the study.
poor has broadened in the last some decades. (a) Alma Master (b) Motherland
(a) have widened in the last some decades (c) Place of worship (d) No improvement
(b) have widened in the last few decades. 58. She cries all the time.
(c) have broadened in the last few decades. (a) mostly everytime (b) Day in and day out
(d) No improvement (c) pretty frequently (d) No improvement
52. How, is beyond my understanding, the boy could 59. For a week last month, the team's 20 players were
fall into the ditch. stranded because the Government-issued passport is
(a) How the boy could fall into the ditch is beyond my not up to international standards.
understanding (a) Government-issued passports were not up to
(b) Beyond my understanding is how the boy could fall international standards.
into the ditch (b) Government-issued passports are not up to
(c) How could the boy fall into the ditch is beyond my international standards
understanding. (c) The passports issued by the government were not up
(d) No improvement to international standards
53. The pioneer spacecraft went beyond Pluto. (d) No improvement
(a) made its way past. 60. Since July 2008, our customers will be able to use
(b) went across the ATM network of BBY Bank, the bank that was
acquired by us during that year.
(c) went after
(a) have been able to use
(d) No improvement
(b) were using
54. The firm buys frozen seafood in bulk, packs it into
smaller pouches and then they sell them to the local (c) will have been able to use.
grocery stores. (a) it sells them (d) No improvement
(b) sell them DIRECTIONS (Qs. 61-70) : In these questions a
(c) they sell the pouches sentence/ part of the sentence is bold. Below are given
alternatives to the bold sentence/ part of the sentence
(d) No improvement at (a), (b) and (c) which may improve the sentence.
55. The learners are intended to read the sources at Choose the correct alternatives. In case no
home. improvement is needed, your answer is (d).
(a) are meant (b) are suggested (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2013)
(c) are expected (d) No improvement 61. I wish I knew what is wrong with my car.
56. Fuji's invention of supercomputer will be enable to (a) I wish I had known what is wrong with my car
make Japan supercede America in computer (b) I wish I know what is wrong with my car
technology.
(c) I wish I knew what was wrong with my car

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(d) No improvement (c) if not exactly a free man
62. Just before he died, Amar, who is a poet, wrote (d) No improvement
this poem. 68. Some players on the team suffer from chronic knee
(a) Just before he died, Amar, who was a poet, wrote this problems and will not play in the next playoff.
poem (a) Some player on the team suffered
(b) Amar, who is a poet, wrote this poem just before he (b) Some player on the team suffer
died
(c) Some players on the team suffers
(c) Amar wrote this poem, who is poet, just before he
died (d) No improvement

(d) No improvement 69. Sushma has wisdom, charm and she has a good
sense of humour.
63. The flag will be risen on the 15th of August.
(a) Sushma had a good sense of humour
(a) The flag will be roused on the 15th of August
(b) a good sense of humour
(b) The flag will be rising on the 15th August
(c) has a good sense of humour
(c) The flag will be raised on the 15th of August
(d) No improvement
(d) No improvement
70. They knocked down ten houses when they built the
64. If had the money I would have bought the house. new road.
(a) If I had had the money I would have bought the house (a) ruptured (b) removed
(b) If I have the money I would have bought the house (c) pulled down (d) No improvement
(c) If I have had the money I would have bought the DIRECTIONS (Qs. 71-80) : In the following
house questions, a sentence/part of the sentence is
(d) No improvement underlined. Below are given alternatives to the
65. Don't sit in the grass. It's wet. underlined sentence/part of the sentence at (a), (b)
and (c) which may improve the sentence. Choose the
(a) by the side of (b) on correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed,
(c) beside (d) No improvement your answer is (d).
66. The game is more important than the winning of (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2013)
the prize. 71. The climate ofICarnataka is cooler than Tamil Nadu.
(a) The gaming is more important than the winning of the (a) is cooler to (b) is cooler than of
prize
(c) is cooler than that of
(b) The game is more important than winning of the prize
(d) No improvement
(c) Gaming is more important than winning of the prize
72. The Tsunami victims suffered of cholera.
(d) No improvement
(a) suffered from (b) suffered under
67. The actor is out of jail, and not exactly a free man,
since he will be under house arrest for an additional 90 (c) suffered in (d) No improvement
days. 73. I gave to Sana the keys.
(a) but not exactly a free man (a) I gave (b) I gave to the
(b) though exactly a free man (c) I gave the (d) No improvement

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74. If he smokes less he might get rid of his cough. (d) No improvement
(a) If he smoked less he would get rid of his cough. DIRECTIONS (Qs. 81-90) : A sentence/ part of the
(b) If he had smoked less he might get rid of his cough. sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to
the underlined sentence/part of the sentence at (a), (b)
(c) If he smokes less he might have got rid of his cough. and (c) which may improve the sentence. Choose the
(d) No improvement. correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed,
75. He compensated the loss to me. your answer is (d).

(a) He compensated the loss for me. (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2013)

(b) He compensated me to the loss 81. It became clear that the strangers were heading into a
serious disaster.
(c) He compensated me for the loss.
(a) along (b) towards
(d) No improvement.
(c) on (d) No improvement
76. As employees, we are accountable for our
stakeholders. 82. Twenty kms are not a great distance in these days of
fast moving vehicles.
(a) accountable with (b) accountable to
(a) is not a great distance
(c) accountable against (d) No improvement
(b) are not too great a distance
77. Recently he had insured for a mediclaim policy.
(c) aren't proving a great distance
(a) He had recently insured for
(d) No improvement
(b) Recently he insured for
83. I adapted a new method to solve the problem.
(c) He insured recently for
(a) I have been adopted
(d) No improvement
(b) I adopted
78. Everyday, we usually had lunch at 1.30 p.m.
(c) I was adapted
(a) we have had usually
(d) No improvement
(b) we have usually
84. Hoping not to be disturbed, I sat down in my easy
(c) we usually have chair to read the book, I won as a prize.
(d) No improvement (a) I had won as a prize
79. All nations must first become agricultural strong. (b) I have won as prize
(a) become agriculturally strong (c) I had to win as a prize
(b) become strong agriculture (d) No improvement
(c) become agriculture strong 85. If you are living near a market place you should be
(d) No improvement ready to bear the disturbances caused by traffic.
80. An orangutan's intelligence is as superior to that of (a) to bear upon (b) to bear with
man. (c) to bear away (d) No improvement
(a) is more superior to 86. The more they earn, more they spend on luxury
(b) is superior to items.
(c) is superior than that of (a) more they should spend

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(b) the more they spend (c) you be despaired of the success of your undertaking
(c) the more they ought to spend (d) No improvement.
(d) No improvement 92. As Rees was going to town in the High Street a
87. You have come here with a view to insult me. savage dog attacked him and bit him.

(a) to insulting me (b) of insulting me (a) going to town a savage dog attacked him and bit him
in the High Street
(c) for insulting me (d) No improvement
(b) in the High Street a savage dog attacked him and bit
88. A little rail-road engine was employed by a station him in the town
yard for doing small pieces of work.
(c) going to town in the High Street a savage dog bit him
(a) was made by a station yard and attacked him
(b) was used at the station yard (d) No improvement
(c) was employed at the station yard 93. Something is pretty here that Vineeta can wear to the
(d) No improvement party.
89. From an aesthetic point of view, the painting did not (a) Something here is pretty
appeal to me. (b) Something is here pretty
(a) From the viewpoint of aesthetics, the painting did not (c) Here is something pretty
appeal to me
(d) No improvement
(b) The painting had no aesthetic appeal to me
94. I have dreamt all my life to own a beautiful maroon
(c) From an aesthetic point of view, the painting had a coloured car.
little appeal to me
(a) of owning (b) to owning
(d) No improvement
(c) at owning (d) No improvement
90. The child tossed in bed burning with fever.
95. Sitting on the hill top, the sun went down watching
(a) The child in bed, burning with fever tossed before him.
(b) The child burning with fever, tossed in bed (a) he watched the sun go down.
(c) The child burning in bed tossed with fever (b) the sun went down with him watching
(d) No improvement (c) the sun went down when he watched
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 91-100) : A sentence/a part of the (d) No improvement
sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to
the underlined part at (a), (b), (c) which may improve 96. The office is soon to be closed.
the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case (a) just to (b) about to
no improvement is needed your answer is (d). Mark (c) immediately to (d) No improvement
your answer in the Answer Sheet
97. He has achieved nothing out of his way worth
(SSC CGL 2014) mentioning.
91. Why should you be despaired of your success of your (a) out of the way (b) by the way
undertaking?
(c) in a big way (d) No improvement
(a) you despair of the success of your undertaking
98. I prevailed on him to vote for you.
(b) you despair of success of undertaking
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(c) upon (d) No improvement (d) No improvement
99. Eager to pass his final exams, studying was the 106. Water and soil pollutants find their entry into the
students top priority. body through ingestion of contaminated water or food.
(a) the student's top priority was studying. (a) digestion of contaminated
(b) the student made studying his top priority. (b) injection of contaminated
(c) the top priority of studying was made by the student. (c) passage of contaminated
(d) No improvement. (d) No improvement
100. Mr. Dev will not go to the wedding reception 107. He lives far from the station.
without being called. (a) away from the station
(a) if he is not invited (b) till he is invited (b) a long way from the station
(c) unless he is invited (d) No improvement (c) off the station
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 101-110): In the following Ten (d) No improvement
Questions, a sentence/a part of the sentence is
underlined. Below are given alternatives to the 108. Mumbai is famous because of its textiles.
underlined part which may improve the sentence. (a) at (b) in
Choose the correct alternative. In case no (c) for (d) No improvement
improvement is needed mark your answer as "No
improvement". 109. They spoke about the weather.

(SSC CGL 1St Sit. 2015 ) (a) said (b) talked

101. It's high time that you go home. (c) expressed (d) No improvement

(a) are going (b) went 110. Mr. Mukherjee knows ten languages, isn't it"?

(c) gone (d) No improvement (a) doesn't Mr. Mukherjee

102. Drinking tea is an English habit. (b) hasn't he

(a) tradition (b) convention (c) doesn't he

(c) custom (d) No improvement (d) No improvement

103. He is wanting in a little common sense. DIRECTIONS (Qs. 111-120): In Question, a sentence/
a part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given
(a) lacks (b) is lacking in
alternatives to the underlined part which may
(c) needs some (d) No improvement improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative.
104. The second pigeon flew just as the first pigeon had In case no improvement is needed choose "No
flown. Improvement". Mark your answer in the answer
sheet
(a) one had done (b) one had flown away
(SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2015)
(c) had done (d) No improvement
111. He does not laugh, nor he smiles.
105. The old man has acquired experience through age.
(a) nor he does smile
(a) developed experience
(b) No improvement
(b) experienced
(c) neither he does smile
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(d) nor does he, smile (c) prevail (d) accept
112. If I will get an opportunity, I shall attend the DIRECTIONS (Qs. 121-125): A sentence/a part of the
seminar. sentence is underlined. Four alternatives are given to
(a) get (b) No improvement the underlined part which will improve the sentence.
Choose the correct alternative. In case no
(c) shall get (d) got improvement is needed, mark "No improvement" as
113. The others shook their heads and made vague noises your answer
of approval. (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2016)
(a) nodded (b) No improvement 121. Sunita's sister had ribbons on her hair.
(c) turned around (d) hung (a) in (b) over
114. The world is being faced with a crisis (c) through (d) No improvement
(a) No improvement (b) facing 122. She has an ability for Mathematics.
(c) confronted (d) in front of (a) attitude (b) aptitude
115. She insisted on she was innocent. (c) altitude (d) No improvement
(a) No improvement (b) insisted on that 123. I was impressed of it.
(c) insisted that (d) insisted with (a) by (b) on
116. She could not help but laugh (c) for (d) No improvement
(a) but laughing (b) No improvement 124 Only high officials have access with the President.
(c) laughter (d) laughing (a) to (b) for
117. I took my mother some grapes when she was in (c) from (d) No improvement
hospital.
125. No other snake is as poisonous as this one.
(a) I took some grapes for my mother
(a) are as poisonous as this one
(b) No improvement
(b) is more poisonous as this one
(c) I took for my mother some grapes
(c) is poisonous than this one
(d) I brought my mother some grapes
(d) No improvement
118. We met yesterday, haven't we ?
DIRECTONS (Qs. 126-130) : A sentence/a part of the
(a) isn't it ? (b) No improvement sentence is underlined. Four alternatives are given to
(c) didn't we ? (d) hadn't we ? the underlined part which will improve the sentence.
119. Both the teams played the game fairly. Choose the correct alternative. In case no
improvement is needed, "No improvement" is the
(a) played fairly the game answer
(b) No improvement (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2016)
(c) fairlyplayed the game 126. Any able-bodied man is eligible for the job.
(d) played a fair game (a) Each able-bodied man is
120. You must endure what you cannot cure. (b) Any able-bodied men have been
(a) suffer (b) No improvement (c) Any able-bodied men are

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(d) No improvement (c) on the platform (d) No improvement
127. She found a wooden broken table in the room. 133. Really speaking, no man is perfect
(a) wooden and broken table (a) strictly (b) slightly
(b) broken wooden table (c) vaguely (d) No improvement
(c) broken and wooden table 134. Mankind does not know this
(d) No improvement (a) do (b) had
128. The truck rumbled to a halt and a man got out and (c) is (d) No improvement
ran. 135. Practically every part of the coconut tree is used by
(a) shrieked at (b) screeched to man
(c) screamed at (d) No improvement (a) each (b) most
129. The Professor asked the intruder who was he and (c) any (d) No improvement
why was he in his lecture. DIRECTIONS (Qs. 136-140) : A sentence/apart of the
(a) who he was and why he was sentence is underlined. Four alternatives are given to
(b) who he was and why was he the underlined part which will improve the sentence.
Choose the correct alternative. In case no
(c) who he had been and why he had been improvement is needed, "No improvement" is the
(d) No improvement answer
130. My uncle goes to office on bicycle or by foot. (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2016)
(a) by bicycle or by foot 136. They have had a real good time.
(b) by bicycle or on foot (a) have had a (b) have had really
(c) on bicycle or on foot (c) have had a really (d) No improvement
(d) No improvement 137. Electricity has modernized the march of modern
events.
DIRECTIONS (131-135) : A sentence/a part of the
sentence is underlined. Four alternatives are given to (a) revolutionised (b) developed
the underlined part which will improve the sentence. (c) created (d) No improvement
Choose the correct alternative. In case no
improvement is needed, "No improvement" is the 138. The sales boy told the consumer not to touch the
answer products on display.

(SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2016) (a) buyer (b) shopper

131. The more they earn, more they spend (c) customer (d) No improvement

(a) The more they earn, the more they spend 139. Please make it a point to send the letter at my
address.
(b) More they earn, the more they spend
(a) on (b) to
(c) More they earn, more they spend
(c) in (d) No improvement
(d) No improvement
140. Sunil and I helped to sell tickets.
132. The offerings were placed on the alter
(a) we (b) us
(a) on the altar (b) on the steps
(c) me (d) No improvement

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DIRECTIONS (Qs. 141-145): In questions below, a (c) did not show up for (d) No improvement
part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given 148. She was kept from her assignment because of her
alternatives to the underlined part at (a), (b), (c) loquacious room-mate.
which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct
alternative. In case no improvement is needed your (a) noisy (b) irritating
answer is (d). Mark your answer in the Answer Sheet. (c) talkative (d) No improvement
(SSC Sub Inspector 2015) 149. James epitomizes everything that a leader should be.
141. She is very eccentric woman. (a) worships (b) loves
(a) unusual (b) impatient (c) adores (d) No improvement
(c) generous (d) no improvement 150. The businessman is respectively connected.
142. The workers should have been more meticulous. (a) respectfully (b) respectably
(a) precise (b) punctual (c) receptively (d) No improvement
(c) committed (d) no improvement DIRECTIONS (Qs. 151-155) : In the following
143. The chickens in his farm are fatted up nicely. questions, a sentence / part of the sentence is printed
in bold. Below are given alternatives to the bold
(a) are fattening (b) are fattying sentence /part of the sentence at (a), (b) and (c) which
(c) are fattened (d) no improvement may improve the sentence. Choose the correct
144. I was angry at myself for making such a big alternative. In case no improvement is needed, your
mistake. answer is (d).

(a) about (b) with (SSC Sub. Ins. 2013)

(c) on (d) no improvement 151. The gentry of the town was invited.

145. Torture and trauma has made her a mental patient. (a) is invited (b) has been invited

(a) mad (b) mania (c) were invited (d) No improvement.

(c) lunatic (d) no improvement 152. After the written exam, you will also have an oral
exam.
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 146-150) : In questions below, a
sentence, a part of the sentence is underlined. Below (a) practical (b) viva voice
are given alternatives. to the underlined part at (a), (c) vocal (d) No improvement
(b), (c) which may improve the sentence. Choose the 153. The regular use of alcohol, only in small
correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed quantities, tends to cause mischief in many ways to
your answer is (d). Mark your answer in the Answer various organs of the body.
sheet
(a) though in small quantities
(SSC Sub. Ins. 2014)
(b) even in a little quantity
146. He will revise it when he is comes back.
(c) even in small quantities
(a) when he come back (b) on coming back
(d) No improvement
(c) when he came back (d) No improvement
154. If you were the Prime Minister of India what steps
147. The members of the student's union did not give the would you have taken to end unemployment?
examination in protest.
(a) will you take (b) will you be taking
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155. A high school student is not even understanding 161. The trek is difficult but it is worth well the
the basics of Chemistry and Physics. endeavour.
(a) does not understand even (a) well worth the endeavour
(b) was not even understanding (b) worth the endeavour well
(c) has even not understood (c) the endeavour well worth
(d) No improvement (d) No improvement
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 156-160) : In questions, a part of 162. The manager was given a holiday and so he decided
the sentence is underlined. Below are given to go to the hitch-hiking.
alternatives to the underlined part at (a), (b) and (c) (a) for the hitch-hiking
which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct
alternative. In case no improvement is needed, your (b) for hitch-hiking
answer is (d). (c) hitch-hiking
(SSC Sub. Ins. 2012) (d) No improvement
156. The ship ran over when it crashed into an iceberg. 163. Goaded to frenzy, the bull charged its tormentors.
(a) get over (b) gave up (a) the tormentors were charged by the bull
(c) went down (d) No improvement (b) the tormentors were being charged by the bull
157. His wife was contentious. (c) the bull charged on its tormentors
(a) contagious (b) quarrelsome (d) No improvement
(c) content (d) No improvement 164. The war was a time of tribulations for all of us.
158. Historians feel there is an earnest need for the (a) intimacy (b) placidity
review of history text books every five years and a (c) stupidity (d) No improvement
revision of the same every ten years.
165. The temptations that bestow young people today are
(a) imperative (b) indispensable ruining them.
(c) urgent (d) No improvement (a) appeal (b) beset
159. My car broke off on my way to the office. (c) confront (d) No improvement
(a) out (b) in 166. We kept all the old paintings in a place where they
(c) down (d) No improvement would remain safe from harm or danger.
160. Freedom is a wonderful thing, for Jimmy was eager (a) will remain safe (b) are safe
to experience it. (c) may remain safe (d) No improvement
(a) though (b) and
167. The tragedy is reflection of an episode that took
(c) but (d) No improvement place a decade ago.
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 161-167) : A part of the sentence (a) rendition (b) reincarnation
is bolded. Below are given alternatives to the bolded (c) reminiscent (d) No improvement
part at (a), (b) and (c) which may improve the
sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no DIRECTIONS (Qs. 168 & 169) : In questions, a part
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alternatives to the underlined part at (a), (b), (c) (c) have (d) No improvement
which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct DIRECTIONS (Qs. 175-178) : In questions apart of
alternative. In case no improvement is needed, your the sentence is underlined. Below are given
answer is (d). alternatives to the underlined part at (a), (b), (c)
(SSC CHSL 2013) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct
168. The commoners joined the king's army at crushing alternative. In case no improvement is needed your
the rebels. answer is (d).

(a) into (b) in (SSC CHSL 2015)

(c) without (d) No improvement 175. She had realized that she had seen him before.

169. She is quite well now, except a slight cold. (a) had been realized (b) realized

(a) except have a slight cold (c) has realized (d) No improvement

(b) excepting a slight cold 176. Being ill, he came to work,

(c) except for a slight cold (a) He came to work and fell ill

(d) No improvement (b) Despite coming to work, he was ill

DIRECTIONS (Qs. 170-174) : In question, a part of (c) Inspite of being ill, he came to work
the sentence is underlined Below are given (d) No improvement
alternatives to the underlined part at (a), (b), (c) 177. Hundreds of children are deaf born every year.
which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct
alternative. In case no improvement is needed your (a) deaf are born every
answer is (d). (b) every born are deaf
(SSC CHSL 2014) (c) are born deaf every
Mark your answer in the Answer Sheet. (d) No improvement
170. Sohan is pleased at the news yesterday. 178. She is willing to help you.
(a) has been pleased (b) had been pleased (a) wilful (b) willingly
(c) was pleased (d) No improvement (c) wilfully (d) No improvement
171. She did not like the movie, nor I did. DIRECTIONS (Qs. 179-182) : A sentence/ a part of
(a) nor did I. (b) nor I like it. the sentence is underlined. Below are given
alternatives to the underlined part which may
(c) nor did I like it. (d) No improvement improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative.
172. Old habits die hardly. In case no improvement is needed choose "No
(a) hard (b) too hard improvement".

(c) much hardly (d) No improvement (SSC CHSL 2015)

173. One cannot be indifferent to one's health, can't one 179. Rani has completed her graduation from a reputed
university last year.
(a) can't be ? (b) can one ?
(a) completed (b) No Improvement
(c) isn't it ? (d) No improvement
(c) was completed (d) had been compelted
174. The mother with her children were expected.
180. The terrorist as well as his accomplices was killed in
(a) was (b) will the encounter.

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(a) was being killed (b) were killed 187. This is the late edition of the Shakespearean play
(c) No improvement (d) have been killed which was originally published in 1603.

181. The Councillor behaves as if he is the Chief (a) later (b) latest
Minister. (c) latter (d) No improvement
(a) has been (b) were DIRECTIONS (Qs. 188-192) : In questions, a part of
(c) No improvement (d) was the sentence is underlined. Below are given
alternatives to the underlined part at (a), (b) and (c)
182. Inspite of age he is my senior. which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct
(a) He is my senior, in keeping with his age. alternative. In case no improvement is needed your
(b) He is my senior in regard of his age. answer is (d). Mark ayour answer in the Answer
Sheet.
(c) No improvement
(SSC Multitasking 2014)
(d) In respect of age, he is my senior.
188. I knew that if the animal was at home in that
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 183-187) : In the following moment it would probably be sound asleep.
questions, apart of the sentence is underlined. Below
(a) within that moment (b) about that moment
are given alternatives to the underlined part at (a), (b)
and (c) which may improve the sentence. Choose the (c) at that moment (d) No improvement
correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, 189. What would you have done if you are attacked by a
your answer is (d) bandit?
(SSC Multitasking 2013) (a) if you have been attacked by a bandit
183. On receiving his appointment letter, Ravi treated us (b) if you would have been attacked by a bandit
with a sumptuous meal.
(c) if you were attacked by a bandit
(a) treated us to (b) treated us for
(d) No improvement
(c) treated us by (d) No improvement
190. She works so that she may not fail.
184. She is scrutinising hard for the final examination.
(a) or that she may not fail
(a) recollecting (b) recapitulating
(b) therefore she may fail
(c) revising (d) No improvement
(c) lest she should fail
185. Since she directing the play for quite some time, she
knows the actors really well. (d) No improvement

(a) Since she has directed 191. Looking out of the window the little boy saw a kite
entangled in the branches of the gulmohar tree.
(b) Since she has been directing
(a) Looking at the window
(c) Since she was directing
(b) Peeping in at the window
(d) No improvement
(c) Gazing out into the window
186. You can borrow my laptop as long as you promise
not to misuse it. (d) No improvement

(a) only long as (b) too long as 192. If you do not mend your behaviour, you will suffer

(c) so long as (d) No improvement (a) bend (b) repair


(c) tend (d) No improvement

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DIRECTIONS (Qs. 193-197) : In the following Five 198. No sane person or government can tolerate terrorists
Questions, a sentence a part of the sentence is of any degree or kind.
underlined. Below are given alternatives to the (a) torture of any degree or kind
underlined part which may improve the sentence.
Choose the correct alternative. In case no (b) No Improvement
improvement is required, choose "No Improvement" (c) terrorism of any degree or kind
option. (d) terrorism of any degree or kind
(SSC Sub. Ins. 2016) 199. Saibal has got an extensive to finish writing his
193. Try to LOWER the amount of fat in your diet. thesis.
(a) No improvement (b) Reduce (a) an extension (b) No Improvement
(c) Cut (d) Lose (c) an extended (d) an extention
194. 1 contradicted against him. 200. She stood by him under all conditions and
(a) contradicted over (b) No improvement undaunted by anything.

(c) contradicted (d) contradicted with (a) through thick and thin

195. No sooner than it stopped raining, the children went (b) No Improvement
out. (c) without reserve
(a) did it stop raining than (d) without hesitation
(b) had it stopped raining than 201. Sheela was reprimanded by the school Marshall for
(c) No improvement coming lately to school.

(d) did it stopped raining than (a) to school later (b) No Improvement

196. You must accustom yourself with new ideas. (c) to school lately (d) late to school

(a) get accustom to (b) accustom yourself to 202. Kunal looked very manliness in his police uniform.

(c) accustomed yourself with (a) manly (b) No Improvement

(d) No improvement (c) menliness (d) man-like

197. You should cut off on the amount of cigarettes you 203. The school was very co-operation when we made a
smoke. documentary film there.

(a) cut up (b) cut down (a) very co-operated (b) No Improvement

(c) No improvement (d) cut out (c) very co-operator (d) very co-operative

DIRECTIONS : In the following Ten Questions, a 204. "I would like to tell you about this my friend." said
part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given John.
alternatives to the underlined part which may (a) this friend (b) No Improvement
improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. (c) this friend of mine (d) the friend of mine
In case no improvement is required, choose 'No
Improvement" option. Mark your answer in the 205. The boat was drowned.
Answer Sheet. (a) was sink (b) No Improvement
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206. Either Kiran or Mala is sure to be chosen for the 211. English in India has acquired distinct identity as a
school debate tearu. regional variety and is known as Indian English.
(a) Either Kiran or Mala will (a) an distinct (b) a distinct
(b) No Improvement (c) a special (d) No improvement
(c) Either Kiran or Mala are sure to 212. It is said that Oscar Wilde was most sincere
(d) Either Kiran nor Mala are sure to artistically when he depicts insincere characters.

207. Tom was standing besides the school house poster, (a) were (b) have been
towards him. (c) is (d) No improvement
(a) stood beside the school-house poster 213. A person who wants to go out to work should be
(b) No Improvement given the possibility to do so.

(c) standing beside the school-house poster (a) chance (b) opportunity

(d) stand besides the school house poster (c) preference (d) No improvement

DIRECTIONS (Qs. 208-217) : In questions, a part of 214. Unless he does not leave this house, I will not say
the sentence is underlined. Below are given anything.
alternatives to the underlined part at (A), (B) and (C) (a) has left (b) left
which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct (c) leaves (d) No improvement
alternative. In case no improvement is needed, your
answer is (D). 215. The politician surprisingly confesed the
responsibility for the accident.
(SSC Steno 2016)
(a) owned up (b) agreed
208. He never thought so sad as when he had made a
blunder. (c) acknowledged (d) No improvement

(a) looked (b) cried 216. Indian democracy is a great attention for overseas
investors.
(c) caused (d) No improvement
(a) attraction (b) demand
209. The man taken to the hospital by an ambulance.
(c) avocation (d) No improvement
(a) was taken (b) took
217. She abandoned the idea of marrying him.
(c) is taking (d) No improvement
(a) deserted (b) forsake
210. I am looking forward to see you soon.
(c) left (d) No improvement
(a) looking forward towards seeing
(b) looking forward for seeing
(c) looking forward to seeing
(d) No improvement

HINTS & Solutions


1. (a) Phrase 'cut out' means : to have the qualities and 4. (a) word for word means : in exactly the same words
abilities needed for something. or when translated exactly equivalent words.
2. (d)
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5. (b) The word Sensual (adjective) means: connected up around them. 31. (b) Hang by a thread/hair means : to
with your physical feelings; giving pleasure to your be in great danger.
physical senses; especially to sexual pleasures. 32. (c) Be at the end of your tether means : to feel that
6. (c) disguise myself you cannot deal with a difficult situation any more
7. (b) had forged because you are too tired, worried etc.

8. (d) 33. (d) drop into position in a chair

9. (a) ruled out is the correct phrase 34. (d)

10. (c) 35. (c) nearly all his many pets

11. (b) He has left India for good. 36. (a) Would have had to attend

12. (d) Give yourself up to somebody means : to otter 37. (a) from which
yourself to be captured. 38. (a) as much as they possibly could
13. (a) implies only one from many 39. (b) Alternative should be 'Loyalty'
14. (a) the name of which I have 40. (c) at
15. (c) both a medal and a scolarship 41. (a) would have correct
16. (c) What do you go to school for ? 42. (c) fully committed to achieving a goal
17. (b) He completed his report in good time and this 43. (c) looking forward for seeing
pleased the directors. 44. (b) why he did not eat
18. (c) The courtiers used to tell the King all day long 45. (a) who bids the highest
how efficient an administrator he was.
46. (b) tells
19. (d) No improvement
47. (b) have been waiting
20. (c) We had a grand party and we enjoyed ourselves
very much. 48. (b) since I last saw him

21. (b) distract the public taste 49. (c) knock down

22. (c) the study of AIDS 50. (a) touch upon

23. (b) was highly commended 51. (d) Here, has widened should be used. Widen = to
become wider; larger in degree.
24. (d)
52. (a) Arrangement of words
25. (a) precise and original
53. (a) made its way past
26. (b) get over sometyhing means to accept an
unpleasant factor situation after dealing with it for a 54. (a) For singular subject (the firm), it should be used.
while. 55. (c) are expected
27. (d) likely to result in success 56. (b) Enable is a verb.
28. (c) too bigoted 57. (a) Motherland = the country that you are born in and
29. (b) had been doing have a strong emotional connection. Alma mater = the
school, college that somebody went to
30. (c) Tuck somebody in/up means : to make
somebody fell comfortable in bed by pulling the covers 58. (d) All the time = very often; frequently.

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59. (a) Past tense should follow as the first clause is in 77. (a) Recently denotes not long ago and thus usually
past tense. takes perfect tense.
60. (a) Present Perfect Continuous should be used as the 78. (c) Present tense shows what exits or happening now
work continued in the past and still continues. It also denotes a habit which in this case is the timing of
61. (c) Here, Past Simple should be used. I wish I were having lunch.
taller. I only wish I knew! 79. (a) Here 'agriculturally' is the adverb that adds to the
62. (b) It is an error related to position of words. meaning of the adjective 'strong'. Other examples are
'slowly' in 'He ran slowly', 'very' in 'It's very hot', or
63. (c) Raise = to lift or move something to a higher 'naturally' in 'Naturally, we want you to come.'
level.
80. (b) Superior always takes preposition 'to'. Ex: Your
Rise = to move upward computer is far superior to mine.
Smoke was rising from the Chimney. 81. (b) heading towards
64. (a) Have = had (Past) = had (Past Participle) 82. (a) Twenty kms is
65. (b) sit on 83. (b) to adopt a new method
66. (d) 84. (a) I had won as a prize
67. (a) Here, contrast is evident. 85. (b) ready to bear with
68. (d) 86. (b) the more they earn, the more they spend
69. (c) No need of double subjects. 87. (a) with a view to insulting me
70. (c) Knock down = to destroy a building; hit 88. (b) was used at
somebody.
89. (c)
Put down = demolish; destroy a building completely.
90. (b)
71. (c) Here we compare the climate of Karnataka with
the climate of Tamil Nadu and not with the Tamil Nadu 91. (a) The sentence requires an improvement. The
itself; hence we use 'than that of. under-lined portion must be rectified to 'you despair of
the success of your undertaking'.
72. (a) If someone suffers from an unpleasant or difficult
experience or situation, then we use 'suffer from.' Ex: 92. (d) The statement requires no improvement. The
Shiela is suffering from ill health. Lately factories are under-lined portion of the statement suits best with the
suffering from a desperate shortage of labours. mean-ing of the statement.

73. (a) The correct arrangement of sentence is - I gave 93. (c) The underlined portion of the statement requires
Sana the keys. an improvement. It may be rectified as 'here is something
pretty that Vinita can wear to the party.
74. (a) When you are using if to talk about something
that is unlikely to happen or is impossible, use the past 94. (a) The underlined portion requires an improvement.
tense in the if-clause, not present. Ex: If someone gave It may be rectified as 'of owning'. So, the sentence will be
me (NOT gives or would give me) the money, I'd buy a as 'I have dreamt all my life of owning a beautiful
car tomorrow. maroon colored car'.

75. (c) 'He compensated me for the loss,' is the correct 95. (a) The underlined portion in the sentence requires an
answer. improvement. It may be rectified as 'he watched the sun
go down'. So, the sentence will be 'sitting on the top of
76. (b) The proposition 'to' is complementary with the hill he watched the sun go down'.
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96. (b) The underlined portion of the sentence has to be 109. (b) If you talk, you are having a conversation with
rec-tified. 'Soon to' may be replaced with 'about to'. So, other people. Ex: They were all talking and laughing
the sentence will be as 'the office is about to close'. together. We were talking about you just last night.
97. (a) The underlined portion of the sentence needs to be 110. (c) A tag question is one where a statement is made,
rectified. It may be replaced with 'out of the way'. So, the but the speaker wants a response from the listener. The
sentence will be as 'He has achieved nothing out of the given sentence is in simple present with third person, so
way worth mentioning'. response will be 'doesn't he?'
98. (c) 'On' maybe replaced with 'upon'. So, the sentence 111. (d) Nor doesn't necessarily have to appear in a
will be as 'I prevailed upon him to vote for you'. sentence with the word "neither." "Nor" can start a
99. (b) The underlined portion maybe replaced with 'the sentence. Ex: if you've just mentioned that you don't
stu-dent made studying his top priority'. So, the sentence usually wake up at 6 a.m. and you want to continue being
will be as 'Eager to pass his final exams the student made negative, you can start another sentence with "nor": "Nor
studying his top priority'. do I like to wake up at 5 a.m."

100. (c) The underlined portion in the sentence may be 112. (a) In the first conditional sentences the structure is:
replaced with 'unless he is invited'. So, the sentence will If + simple present simple future If this thing happens,
be as 'Mr.Dev will not go to the wedding reception unless that thing will happen. Ex: Ifyou don't hurry, you will
he is invited'. miss the train. If it rains today, you will get wet.

101. (b) If you say it's high time that something 113. (a) The second part of the sentence clears the
happened, you mean that it should already have been ambiguity with 'approval.' Hence, nodded is the right
done. His parents decided it was high time he started answer.
behaving himself. (often + that) It's high time that 114. (b) The world is facing a crisis is a meaningful
workers were given better pay and conditions. sentence.
102. (d) Habit is personal, custom, or usage: the habit of 115. (c) The verb insist may be used as follows: She
shaking hands. insisted on her being innocent or she insisted that she was
103. (a) 'He lacks common sense' is a meaningful innocent. 116. (b) She couldn't help but laugh does not
sentence. Others are not. need any improvement.

104. (a) A single person or thing; a unit: one had done. 117. (a) I took some grapes for my mother (subject 'I' +
verb + immediate object grapes).
105. (c) Experience may be gained, acquired or gathered;
hence, option c is correct. 118. (c) If the verb is in the past simple we use did. Ex:
They went to the theatre, didn't they? She studied in New
106. (d) Ingestion is the process of taking food into the York, didn't she?
body through the mouth (as by eating); hence, option d.
119. (d) Both the teams played a fair game is the correct
107. (d) The adverb far showing distance indicates at, to, usage.
or from a great distance in space or time: Ex: How far is
it from Australia to New Zealand? He doesn't live far 120. (b) Endure means put up with something or
from here. somebody unpleasant. Ex: The new clerk had to endure a
lot of unprofessional remarks.
108. (c) If someone or something is famous, a lot of
people know their name or have heard about them. Ex: 121. (a) in
The town of Moradabad is famous for brassware. 122. (b) aptitude for mathematics
Alexander Fleming, the Scot famous for discovering 123. (a) impressed by
penicillin.
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125. (d) 154. (c) Conditional sentence is in Past Simple. Hence,
126. (d) would you take ... should be used.

127. (b) broken wooden table 155. (d) Here, generality is evident. Hence, Present
Simple should be used.
128. (b) screeched to
156. (c) went down
129. (a) who he was and why he was
157. (b) Contentious means causing or likely to cause an
130. (b) on bicycle or foot. argument. Best alternative is quarrelsome.
131. (a) The more they earn, the more they spend 158. (c) urgent
132. (a) alter 159. (c) in
133. (a) strictly speaking 160. (b) and
134. (d) 161. (a) well worth the endeavor
135. (d) 162. (c) go hitch -hiking
136. (b) have had really 163. (d)
137. (a) revolutionized 164.(d)
138. (c) told the customer 165. (b) beset
139. (b) to 166. (d)
140. (d) 167. (c) reminiscent
141. (a) ecentric = unusual, others have a different 168. (b) into
meaning
169. (c) except for a slight cold
142. (a) precise
170. (c) Sohan was pleased at the news yesterday. (the
143. (a) are fettening sentence is in past tense)
144. (b) with 171. (a) She did not like the movie, nor did I.
145. (c) lunatic 172. (a) Old habits die hard.
146. (b) He will revise it on coming back. 173. (b) One cannot be indifferent to one's health, can
147. (b) the members of the student's union did not sit for one?
the examination in protest. 174. (a) The mother with her children was expected.
148. (d) She was kept from her assignment because of 175. (b) she realized
her loquacious roommate.
176. (c) inspite of being ill
149. (d) James epitomises everything that a teacher
should be. Epitomises means to personify, typify the 177. (c) are born deaf
traits/ characteristics. 178. (d)
150. (a) The businessman is respectfully connected. 179. (a) We will use 'completed' as it is simple past
151. (c) Gentry is plural in number. which is used to express the idea that an action started
and finished at a specific time in the past.
152. (b) Viva voice
180. (c)
153. (b) Here, even in a little quantity should be used. To
use plural form is not proper. 181. (b) We will replace 'is' with 'were' because in an
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to the facts, the we use 'if ' clauses with 'were' even if the
pronoun is singular.
182. (d) in respect of his age, he is my senior.
183. (a) treated us to which also means offered us
184 (c) scrutinising means revising
185. (b) since she has been directing
186. (c) so long as will be the exact phrase
187. (b) latest will be the correct word here
188. (c) I knew that ifthe animal was at home at that
moment, it would probably be sound asleep. The
preposition 'at' is used to signify the point in time.
189. (c) What would you have done if you were attacked
by a bandit? If, will, would and were are used in case of
condition and/or imagination.
190. (d) The sentence is correct and doesn't need any
improvement.
191. (d) The sentence is correct and doesn't need any
improvement.
192. (d) The sentence is correct and doesn't need any
improvement. The idiom ' mend your behaviour' means
to improve your behavior and stop doing things that
cause trouble.
193. (b) 194. (c) 195. (d) 196. (b) 197. (b)
198. (c) 199. (b) 200. (a) 201. (d) 202. (a)
203. (a) 204. (c) 205. (a) 206. (a) 207. (c)
208. (a) 209. (c) 210. (d) 211. (b) 212. (a)
213. (b) 214. (c) 215. (a) 216. (a) 217. (a)

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