SSC CHSL English Grammar Quiz: 23 June

SSC CHSL 2018 is to be conducted from 1 to 26 July 2019. English is important part of the CHSL examination, so today we are providing English grammar quiz with solutions to make you more accurate in your SSC CHSL examination.  Attempt this quiz and prepare yourself.

Wish you best of luck for the all upcoming exams.

 

Each question has a sentence with three parts labelled (a), (b) and (c). Read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in any part and indicate your answer against the corresponding letter i.e. (a), (b) or (c). If you find no error, your answer should be indicated as option (d).

1. News travel (a)/ very fast today (b)/ due to advancement in technology. (c)/ No error (d)

Correct! Wrong!

Explanation (a) Use ‘travels’ as the noun. ‘News’ is singular.

2. The Chairman made it clear at the meeting (a)/ that he will not step down (b)/ from his position as chairman. (c)/ No error (d)

Correct! Wrong!

Explanation (b) Replace ‘will’ by ‘would’ as the first clause is in the past.

3. We had (a)/ lot of difficulty (b)/ in finding the way here. (c)/ No error (d)

Correct! Wrong!

Explanation (b) Use ‘a’ before ‘lot of’.

4. Just as he was driving along the road, (a)/ a bus pulled up and the driver asked him (b)/ if he has seen a briefcase on the road. (c)/ No error (d)

Correct! Wrong!

Explanation (c) Replace ‘has’ by ‘had’ because the first clause is in the ‘past indefinite tense’. In such a case an event that took place earlier than that must be in the past perfect tense.

5. Experience has taught me (a)/ not to ignore any man, high or low, (b)/ not to ignore anything, great or small. (c)/ No error (d)

Correct! Wrong!

Explanation (c) Remove the words ‘not to ignore’ and use ‘nor’.

6. I have spent (a)/ most of my money, (b)/ so I can travel only bus (C)/No error (d)

Correct! Wrong!

Explanation (b) Use ‘the’before ‘most’. When the preposition of is used after a superlative degree adjective like most, best, greatest, the article ‘the’ is used before it.

7. When he asked me as to why (a)/ I had not finished my work in time, (b)/ I felt Confused. (c)/ No error (d)

Correct! Wrong!

Explanation (a) Remove ‘as to’. The sentence is complex one with noun clause.

8. The Foreign Minister said (a)/ there was no use to criticise the policy of non-alignment (b)/ which had stood the test of time. (c)/ No error (d)

Correct! Wrong!

Explanation (b) Replace ‘there was no use’ by ‘it was of no use’ or ‘it was useless’.

9. The train should arrive at (a)/ 7:30 in the morning (b)/ but it was almost an hour late. (c)/ No error (d)

Correct! Wrong!

Explanation (a) Replace ‘should’ by ‘could’ or ‘was to’.

10. I should do (a)/ the same (b)/ if I were in your place. (c)/ No error (d)

Correct! Wrong!

Explanation (a) Use ‘would’ in place of ‘should’.

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