Dear PaGaLGuY readers,

As we all know, Verbal Aptitude is an
important component of a number of competitive examinations such as the UPSC
Civil Services Examination, Banking Entrance Examinations, SSC CGL/CHSL
Examination, MBA Entrance Examination, Combined Defence Services Examination, etc.
In order to help you practise and improve your verbal ability, we provide you
this English Quiz.

Given below are a few questions from
SSC examinations held in the last few years. Leave your answers/ responses in
the comments section below and soon we’ll let you know the correct answers!

Directions (Q.Nos. 1-5) Which of the phrases (a), (b), (c)
and (d) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed bold to
make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct mark (d)
i.e., ‘No correction required’ as the answer.

1. Budget hotels are being set up across the country to
provide travellers with accommodation at
reasonable rates.

(a) are to be set in

(b) will be set up

(c) have been setting up around

(d) No correction required

2. Directly the meeting commenced then the Board called for the
Chairman’s resignation.

(a) No sooner had the meeting commenced than

(b) As soon as the meeting commenced when

(c) Hardly did the meeting commence

(d) No correction required

3. The Director said that
he did not want to see neither of the
who had failed and ordered them to

(a) none of the students

(b) one of the student

(c) any of the students

(d) No correction required

4. He was determined in
the project despite opposition from the union.

(a) on completing

(b) to complete

(c) for completion

(d) No correction required

5. In his speech he failed
to emphasize the only great reason why Government programmes have not benefited the poor.

(a) greatest reason why

(b) only greatest reason

(c) only greatest reason for

(d) No correction required

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1(d)               2(a)                3(c)                 4(b)                  5(d)

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