IMPROVEMENT OF SENTENCES
       Directions (679–683) : In the         686. Wave after wave surrounded the        694. A thing of beauty is joy for ever.
following questions, a part of the sen-             tower.                                   (1) is the joy
tence is printed in bold. Below are                 (1) engulfed                             (2) is joyous
given alternatives to the bold part at
                                                    (2) circled                              (3) is a joy
(1), (2), (3) which may improve the
                                                                                             (4) No improvement
sentence. Choose the correct alterna-               (3) encircled
tive. In case no improvement is need-                                                   695. The little boy fell from the roof.
                                                    (4) No improvement
ed, your answer is (4).                                                                      (1) fell below the roof
                                             687. It is quite tough to declare which
             (SSC CHSL (10+2) DEO & LDC                                                      (2) fell down the roof
                                                    candidate will win the presiden-
         Exam. 16.11.2014, Patna Region :                                                    (3) fell off the roof
                                                    tial election.
                                Ist Sitting)                                                 (4) No improvement
                                                    (1) predict (2) augur
679. The octopus uses its arms for                                                      696. Because that there were heavy
                                                    (3) portend (4) No improvement
       hunting and locomotion.                                                               rains the lake was flooded.
                                             688. Transcoding has one of the
       (1) fins                                                                              (1) Because of the
                                                    items in the new syllabus.
       (2) flippers                                                                          (2) As there were
       (3) tentacles                                (1) is one of the items
                                                                                             (3) Since there was
       (4) No improvement                           (2) has one of the item                  (4) No improvement
680. It is compulsory for every citizen             (3) is one of the item              697. The thieves ran away in a black
       to help the administration for                                                        car.
                                                    (4) No improvement
       keep as the city clean.
                                                Directions (689-710) : In the fol-           (1) fled
       (1) for upkeep clean the city
                                             lowing questions, a part of the sen-            (2) escaped with
       (2) for keeping of the city cleanli-
                                             tence is printed in bold. Below are             (3) jumped away
           ness
                                             given alternatives to the bold part at          (4) No improvement
       (3) to keep the city clean            (1), (2), (3) which may improve the        698. I don’t understand why did you
       (4) No improvement                    sentence. Choose the correct alterna-           not call me last night.
681. Mr. Sharma has been living in this      tive. In case no improvement is need-
                                                                                             (1) why had you not call
       city since five years.                ed your answer is (4).
                                                                                             (2) why you did not call
       (1) for      (2) only                          (SSC GL Tier-II Exam. 21.09.2014)
                                             689. The toddler has a habit of                 (3) why not did you call
       (3) from     (4) No improvement
                                                    throwing tantrums.                       (4) No improvement
682. Kamal’s suggestion was greeted
       with hoots of laughter.                      (1) expressing emotions             699. What she said is not correct at
                                                    (2) expressing frustrations              all.
       (1) in       (2) at
                                                    (3) expressing happiness                 (1) incorrect
       (3) on       (4) No improvement
                                                    (4) No improvement                       (2) not incorrect
683. I could not help to laugh at the
       joke.                                 690. He absented from the meeting.              (3) correct
                                                    (1) was absent                           (4) No improvement
       (1) laughing
                                                    (2) absented himself                700. My uncle couldn’t rise up from
       (2) laugh
                                                    (3) took absence                         his bed no more.
       (3) to laughing
                                                    (4) No improvement                       (1) any farther
       (4) No improvement
                                             691. The concert will start when the            (2) any further
       Directions (684-688) : In the fol-           conductor comes.                         (3) any more
lowing questions, a part of the sentence            (1) when the conductor arrives           (4) No improvement
is printed in bold. Below are given al-             (2) when the curtain has been
                                                                                        701. The train rolls along the track.
ternatives to the bold part at (1), (2),                raising
(3) which may improve the sentence.                                                          (1) rumbles
                                                    (3) when the audience will arrive
Choose the correct alternative. In case             (4) No improvement                       (2) rattles
no improvement is needed, your an-           692. The air-conditioner has made               (3) ripples
swer is (4).                                        ceiling fans a little redundant in       (4) No improvement
             (SSC CHSL (10+2) DEO & LDC             today’s world.                      702. His miserable condition made us
                        Exam. 16.11.2014)           (1) superfluous                          wept.
684. She does not tell lies, doesn’t she?           (2) obsolete                             (1) made us weep
       (1) isn’t she ?                              (3) extinct                              (2) made us to weep
                                                    (4) No improvement                       (3) made us to wept
       (2) does she ?
                                             693. You ought to do your homework,             (4) No improvement
       (3) didn’t she ?
                                                    oughtn’t you ?                      703. Everybody was alarmed with the
       (4) No improvement                           (1) shouldn’t ?                          news of his murder.
685. Have you ever been in New York ?               (2) mustn’t ?                            (1) on         (2) after
       (1) at       (2) to                          (3) ought ?
                                                                                             (3) at         (4) No improvement
       (3) with     (4) No improvement              (4) No improvement
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