SSC CGL Tier 2 English Questions
Directions: In the following question, some parts of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select 'No Error'.

1. The effect of this radiation would be so scorching on(a)/ the surface of Europa that it was believed that no living thing, or even amino(b)/ acids, as evidence of proteins, could enough last long to be detected.(c)/No error. (d)
(a): A
(b): B
(c): C
(d): No Error

Ans: Option c.

Solution:
“Last long enough” is the correct structure  because  “long enough” is a complete phrase which shows the duration of time and “long” acts as an adjective and “enough” is an adverb which should be used to qualify an adjective however “enough”  is an adverb which should be written after the adjective.

2. Since his wife left, he has avoided (A)/ relationships because he is afraid (B)/ of giving his heart out again only to drive another love away. (C)/ No error (D):

(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) NO ERROR

Ans: Option c.

Solution:
“heart out” should be replaced with “heart”. “Heart out” is a phrasal verb and it means to the maximum possible degree; as intensely as possible.


3. A special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court had in March and July (A)/this year issued non-bailable warrants against (B)/Choksi after it took cognizant of the charge sheet filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the case.(C)/ No error(D).
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) No Error

Ans: Option c,

Solution:
Cognizant should be replaced with cognizance as a noun is required here.


Directions: Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

4. While the Opposition parties certainly extended covert support, the organizations and leaders (involves in bringing) the farmers together were not affiliated to any of the major parties.

(a) involved at bringing
(b) involved in bringing
(c) involved in brings
(d) no improvement

Ans: Option b.

Solution:
As the sentence is in past tense “involves” should be replaced with “involved”. And “involves” takes “in” preposition with it.


5. Some forms of feminism have been criticized (for take into) account only white, middle class, and college-educated perspectives.

(a) to take in
(b) for taking into
(c) to take into
(d) No improvement

Ans: Option b

Solution:
Since, for is a preposition so it needs an object same as a verb does. The object of a preposition can be either noun or pronoun. Sometimes we do not have a noun or pronoun rather we are given a verb form. So, we have to use gerund form as we know that a gerund functions same as a noun does. So, to improve this sentence, we need to write ‘taking’ (gerund) at the place of ‘take’ (V1).