SSCCGL English Language And Comprehension

Question 36

Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to the following question out of the four alternatives.
By the mid-nineteenth century, mass production of paper patterns, the emergence of the home sewing machine, and the convenience of mail order catalogues brought fashionable clothing into the American home. By the early twentieth century, home economists working in extension and outreach programs taught women how to use paper patterns to improve the fit and efficiency to new garments as well as how to update existing ones.
Teachers of home economics traditionally made home sewing a critical part of their curriculum, emphasizing self-sufficiency and resourcefulness for young women. However, with the increasing availability of mass-produced clothing in catalogues and department stores, more and more women preferred buying garments to making them. As a result, home economists shifted their attention to consumer education.
Through field study’s analysis and research, they became experts on the purchase and preservation of ready-to-wear clothing for the family, offering budgeting instruction targeted at adolescent girls. Modern home sewing made it possible for American women to transcend their economic differences and geographic locations with clothing that was increasingly standardized. The democratization of fashion continued through the twentieth century as the ready-to wear market expanded and home sewing became more of a pastime than a necessity.
How did home sewing help American women?

  • They became filed analysis and researchers

  • They went beyond economic boundaries

  • They found good jobs

  • They became excellent teachers

Solution

D.

They became excellent teachers

Question 37

In the following question, some parts of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of a sentence has an error corresponding to the appropriate letter (a), (b), (c). If a sentence is free from error, corresponding to (d).
The whole black of flats (a)/ including two shops were (b)/ destroyed in fire. (c) / No error

  • The whole black of flats

  • including two shops were

  • destroyed in fire

  • No error

Solution

B.

including two shops were

Use 'was' in place of 'were'. The subject of the sentence is singular.

Question 38

In the following question, some parts of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of a sentence has an error corresponding to the appropriate letter (a), (b), (c). If a sentence is free from error, corresponding to (d).
He feels his troubles (a) / as much or (b) / even more than they. (c) / No error (d)

  • He feels his troubles

  • as much or

  • even more than they

  • No error

Solution

B.

as much or

Replace 'as much or' with 'as much as or' in the second part of the sentence.

Question 39

In the following question, some parts of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of a sentence has an error corresponding to the appropriate letter (a), (b), (c). If a sentence is free from error, corresponding to (d).
I like reading (a)/ more than (b) to play. (c)/ No error (d)

  • I like reading

  • more than

  • to play

  • No error

Solution

C.

to play

Replace 'to play'  by 'playing' in the third part of the sentence.

Question 40

In the following question, some parts of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of a sentence has an error corresponding to the appropriate letter (a), (b), (c). If a sentence is free from error, corresponding to (d).
The old lady swooned (a) / but was soon (b) / restored at senses.(c) / No error (d)

  • The old lady swooned

  • but was soon

  • restored at senses

  • No error

Solution

C.

restored at senses

Replace 'at' by 'to' in third part of the sentence i.e. restored to senses is the correct sentence.