SSC CHSL Topic Wise Study Material – English Language – Sentence Completion
In the questions based on Sentence Completion, a sentence is given with a blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Below the sentence, four alternatives are suggested for the blank space. You have to choose the appropriate word out of the given four.
* Find out which part of speech is required to be filled.
* The word should fit in the context appropriately and provide a logical meaning.
* There may be a requirement of a contrasting or complementary word.
* If you find it difficult to understand the sentence. Try to sense its meaning.
* Consider all the options before selecting the answer.
1. In the following question, a sentence is given with a blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the given four. State laws __the sale of alcoholic beverages inside the stadium. SSC (10 + 2) 2017
(c) Prohibit means to stop something from being done or used especially by law.
Directions (Q.Nos. 2-5) Sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out the four. SSC (10 + 2) 2015
2. We can__right and wrong.
(a) distinguish between
(b) distinguish by
(c) distinguished for
(d) distinguish from
(a) Distinguish between A and B and distinguish A from B is used.
3. You take a decision. The ball is in___now.
(a) your court
(b) your pocket
(c) your garden
(d) your net
(a) The ball is in your court is the correct idiom which means ’it is your responsibility to take action next’.
4. The cold breath of autumn had__the ivy leaves from the vine and the branches remained almost bare.
(c) Use of ‘had’ clearly indicates that the third form of verb is required here. ‘Stricken’ is an adjective and the verb forms of strike are – strike – struck – struck. But ‘stricken’ is also used as the past participle of ‘strike’.
5. He is a man of ___simplicity.
(d) Childlike means ’having the qualities that children usually have’. Childlike simplicity / enthusiasm / delight is used.
Directions (Q.Nos. 6-10) In the following questions sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word (s) Four alternatives are suggested of for each question Choose the correct alternative out of the four.
6. If left unattended, even a small cut can turn into a__
(a) Sore means ‘wound’.
7. My neighbour is very ___for he believes that nothing good will happen to him.
(a) Pessimistic means ‘one* who looks at the dark side of things’.
8. She was aware of what was going__her father’s mind.
(d) On your/somebody’s mind is used.
9. Most parents__love and affection on their children.
(c) To pour love/affection is appropriate use.
10. The railway trains__the most popular and the cheapest means of transport.
(d) Out of the given alternatives ‘became’ fits the blank appropriately.
Directions (Q. Nos. 11-15) In questions sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word (s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four. SSC (10 +2) 2013
11. The more he remonstrated ___the referee the worse the situation became.
12. Our teacher encouraged___setting the poem to music.
13. He would not have been successful in the project but___my help.
14. Internet cafe owners fear that a police crackdown may cause ___damage to their business.
15. We heard that the Richards __their house recently.
(a) had shifted
(b) have shifted
(c) will shift
(d) are shifting
Directions (Q.Nos. 1-45) In the questions given below, sentences are given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word (s). Four alternatives are suggested for each questions. Choose the correct one out of the four
Directions (Q.Nos. 1-15) ssc (10+2)2012
1. The healthy silkworms ___on the leaves of mulberry.
2. He is a careful person, he never takes sides but remains ___
3. His services have been dispensed___
4. Mahfuz has an active mind, he can re-tell memories___any body else in the classroom.
(a) as vivid as
(b) far more vivid than
(c) more vividly than
(d) much vivid than
5. It was___that Rajiv was going to be excluded from the team as he hadn’t attended any exercise at all.
(a) at hand
(b) out of sight
(c) beyond doubt
(d) in fashion
6.I visit Shimla frequently: however, I have never___Kufri.
(a) visited to
(b) been too
(c) been to
(d) went to
7.He was junior ___me in college and we have been friends since then.
8.The ___in the region has been pleasant recently.
9.While he was working at the construction site, the block of wood suddenly___his right shoulder.
(a) was hit
(b) had hitted
(d) was hitted
10.___following all the constructions closely, he missed out an important guideline.
(b) Inspite of
(d) Instead of
11.She thanked Vishal as she could reach the station on time___his help.
12.My___brother is called Arhaan.
13. The lawyer has plenty of___
14. “I have brought the book. It’s___!” Ravi said assertively to all the boys present.
15. “The project is good, but there is ____missing to make it an excellent work,” the engineer commented.
Directions (Q.Nos. 16-25) ssc (10+2)2011
16. For a child, a blow ____self-esteem is a terrible thing.
17. The Greenland ice sheet is___at the rate of about 12 cubic miles a year.
18. The Principal called___an explanation from the clerks.
19. The _____crowd gave the victorious team a tumultuous welcome.
20. It is our duty to get__the truth.
21. A thorough search of the aircraft was carried____in the airport.
22. Discrimination___any form should be avoided.
23. My friend’s father died___cancer.
24. I can’t make ends___on my small salary.
25. His manners_____him.
(a) speak of
(b) speak out
(c) speak up
(d) speak for
26. The reward is a ___of her service to mankind.
27. They have___up the deficit.
28. A restaurant that presents spick and spam look will naturally ____more customers.
29. Through perseverance and hard work we can keep the____of liberty burning even during dark and trying times.
30. If arms race goes on between the super powers, chances for world peace will be___
31. A cup of water was enough to___his thirst.
32. The___of the Minister’s statement cannot be verified by people who have no access to official records.
33. He was not willing to accept the _____
34. He admired precision in everything, but it never hampered his quick____
35. Judicial decrees may not change the heart, but they can___the heartless.
36. Untouchability in still in vogue and atrocities are being___against poor people.
37. The ____is working on wood.
38. Their differences were amicably settled by a/ an_____
39. One major ____between the Election Commission and the Union Government is related to the powers of the former in respect of the deployment of central police forces at places where an election is held.
40. Violent and sudden fluctuation in prices and total earnings of exports have a serious____impact on the overall growth of the Third World Countries.
41. The defending champion____to victory in just 30 minutes.
42. The lost child was___to his parents.
43. To break the stalemate over the controversial issue, the Prime Minister held discussions today with four other leaders to____a consensus.
44. Inspite of our best efforts, we failed to____ any new facts from him.
45. Election____by both the rival contestants was in full swing.