English Questions for CLAT 2020
1.  Choose the most appropriate option to change the voice (active / passive) form of the given sentence.
Army general recommended using bullet proof jackets by the soldiers. 
A. Using bullet proof jackets by the soldiers was recommended
B. Bullet proof jackets for the soldiers use was recommended by army general
C. The soldiers were recommended to use bullet proof jackets
D. Army general recommended that bullet proof jackets should be used by the soldiers

Answer :- D
Solution :- Basic rules to be followed for Active/Passive conversions are:
1. The object of the active verb becomes the subject of the passive verb.
2. The finite form of the verb is changed (to be+ past participle).
3. The subject of the active sentence becomes the object of the passive sentence (or is dropped).
4. Preposition ‘by’ is used before object
Recommend + gerund + object construction is usually expressed in the passive by using that – should construction. Other similar verbs are advice, insist, propose and suggest. Hence option D is the correct answer.

2. Find a word that is the synonym of -
OBSTACLE
A. Barrier
B. Benefit
C. Clearance
D. Accessory

Answer :- A
Solution :-
The meanings of the words are:
Obstacle: a thing that blocks one's way or prevents or hinders progress.
Barrier: a fence or other obstacle that prevents movement or access.
Benefit: an advantage or profit gained from something.
Clearance: the action or process of clearing or of being dispersed.
Accessory: a thing which can be added to something else in order to make it more useful, versatile, or attractive.
Hence, option A is the correct answer.

3. Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word. |
COMBUSTIBLE
A. nonexplosive
B. fragile
C. unbreakable
D. inflammable

Answer :- D
Solution :-
Combustible means capable of igniting. Inflammable is the most appropriate synonym of the given word
Nonexplosive means not explosive.
Fragile means delicate.
Unbreakable means impossible to break especially under ordinary usage.
Inflammable means easily ignited.
Therefore, option (D) is the correct choice.

4. Select the most appropriate antonym of the given word. |
PUBLIC
A. private
B. restricted
C. ready
D. common

Answer :- A
Solution :-
The meanings of the words are:
Public: of or concerning the people as a whole.
Private: belonging to or for the use of one particular person or group of people only.
Restricted: limited in extent, number, scope, or action.
Ready: in a suitable state for an action or situation; fully prepared.
Common: occurring, found, or done often; prevalent.
Hence, option A is the correct answer.

5. Select the most appropriate antonym of the given word. |
PROGRESSIVE
A. aristocratic
B. conservative
C. moving
D. repeated

Answer :- B
Solution :-
The meanings of the words are:
Progressive: favouring change or innovation.
Aristocratic: of, belonging to, or typical of the aristocracy.
Conservative: averse to change or innovation and holding traditional values.
Moving: in motion.
Repeated: done or occurring again several times in the same way.
Hence, option B is the correct answer.