SSC EXAM ENGLISH QUESTION 07
Q1 : The video of the accident was ___.
Explanation : ‘Dreadful’ means ‘terrible, shocking, awful’.
Q2 : Tom behaved ___ because he knew nobody of that company. It was difficult for him to start a conversation.
Explanation : ‘Timidly’ means in a shy and fearful manner.
Q3 : Andrew hopes ___ (to move) to New York next year.
1. to move✔
Explanation : ‘Hope’ requires the Infinitive.
Q4 : The demand __ labour is dependent on worker’s productivity: the demand will be higher if he adds much to the revenue.
Explanation : We should remember that some nouns are used with specific prepositions after them: ‘demand for’.
Q5 : It’s sunny. Why are you carrying an umbrella? – Just __ case
Explanation : It is correct to say ‘in case’.
Q6 : Transfer this Active voice sentence to the Passive one: Workers installed an air conditioning system at Jeremy’s house 3 days ago.
1. Jeremy installed his home air conditioning system 3 days ago.
2. Jeremy had his home air conditioning system installed 3 days ago.✔
3. Jeremy had his home air conditioning system been installed 3 days ago.
4. Jeremy had his home air conditioning system had installed 3 days ago.
Explanation : We use the Causative Passive to say that some service was done / will be done for us by someone else. It is formed: [subject + causative verb + object + past participle]
Q7 : British scientists have finally __ important research.
Explanation : We say ‘to do research’.
Q8 : Patrick was so loud and noisy in the morning that I had to get up and ___ (to criticize smb angrily).
1. get along with him
2. turn him out
3. figure him out
4. chew him out✔
Explanation : Phrasal verb ‘to chew out’ means ‘to criticize smb angrily’ and ‘to rebuke someone severely’.
Q9 : Choose two forms of the verb ‘to wring’ according to the order: Past Simple – Past Participle
1. wrung – wrung✔
2. wrong – wrung
3. wringen – wronge
4. wringed – wringed
Explanation : TO WRING – WRUNG – WRUNG
Q10 : These two vases look rather similar, ___ they are the same shape and color.
1. as soon as
2. inasmuch as✔
Explanation : ‘Inasmuch as’ is used to add a comment with more details, explain smth more clearly.
Q11 : Choose the sentence with the right word order
1. Our boss is ill, so Jack is currently filling in for him.✔
2. Our boss is ill, so Jack is currently filling for him in.
3. Our boss is ill, so Jack is currently filling him in for.
4. Our boss is ill, so Jack is currently him filling in for.
Explanation : When we use phrasal verbs we should remember that some of them are separable while others can not be separated. ‘to fill in for someone’ belongs to inseparable phrasal verbs.
Q12 : Sport plays __valuable role in my life.
Explanation : We use the article ‘a’ to refer to a sample of smth
Q13 : It’s 10 a.m. Jake ___ (already / to have) four cups of coffee this morning. Poor thing, he ___ (to work) all night long.
1. has already had / has been working
2. has already had / had worked
3. had already had / had been working
4. has already had / had been working✔
Explanation : 1. We use the Present Perfect for actions which happened in an unfinished period of time – this morning. 2. We use the Past Perfect Continuous to emphasize the duration of an action which was finished in the past.
Q14 : Darrel ___ (to decide) on a career of a software developer when he ___ (to be) twenty four. It __ (not / to be) difficult because he ____ (to graduate) from IT college before.
1. decided / was / wasn’t / had been graduating
2. decided / had been / wasn’t / had graduated
3. decided / was / wasn’t / had graduated✔
4. decided / was / hadn’t been / had graduated
Explanation : 1. We use the Past Simple for short actions in the past and actions which happened in a completed peroid of time: decided / was 24 / was difficult. 2. We use the Past Perfect to show that one action happened before another one: first he had graduated from the college and then he decided on a career.
Q15 : I suppose that Mary ___ (to quit) the project soon.
1. is going to quit✔
2. is to quit
3. is quitting
Explanation : We use ‘be going’ and ‘will’ for guesses and predictions.
Q16 : I like to be surrounded ___ energetic and open-hearted people.
Explanation : We should remember that some adjectives are used with specific prepositions after them: ‘surrounded by’.
Q17 : We don’t have enough __ in our office
Explanation : The noun ‘postman’ has the irregular plural form: POSTMAN – POSTMEN
Q18 : We may not finish repairs in time. We need _ extra hands.
2. a little
Explanation : We use ‘some’ in positive sentences and ‘any’ in negative ones before countable or uncountable nouns. ‘Much’ and ‘a little’ are used before uncountable nouns
Q19 : Express regret about the past: Jacob regrets that he bought that car.
1. Jacob wishes he didn’t buy that car.
2. Jacob wishes he hadn’t bought that car.✔
3. Jacob wouldn’t buy that car.
4. Jacob wouldn’t have bought that car.
Explanation : When we want to show regret about the past we usually use the construction [ I + wish + Past Perfect]. Other answers do not relate to the meaning.
Q20 : Use a suffix to form an adjective from a given word: accident
Explanation : We say ‘accidental’