SSCCGL English Language And Comprehension

Question 36

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. If  a sentence is free from error, mark the answer is (d).
One of the most (a)/ widely spread (b)/ bad habit is the use of tobacco. (c)/No error (d)

  • One of the most

  • widely spread

  • bad habit is the use of tobacco

  • No error

Solution

C.

bad habit is the use of tobacco

Replace 'habit' by 'habits' in the third part of the sentence.

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. If  a sentence is free from error, mark the answer is (d).
Such rules (a)/ do not apply to (b)/ you and I. (c)/ No error (d)

  • Such rules

  • do not apply to

  • you and I

  • No error

Solution

C.

you and I

Use 'me' in place of 'I' in the third part of the sentence as after 'to' the objective pronoun is used.

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. If a sentence is free from error, mark the answer is (d).
The river (a)/ has overflown (b)/ its banks. (c)/ No error (d).

  • The river

  • has overflown

  • its banks

  • No error

Solution

B.

has overflown

Replace 'overflown' by overflowed in second part of the sentence.

Question 39

Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to the following question out of the four alternatives.
The critical faculty is the most potent one in the human make-up. Its pervasiveness and force have not properly been recognized because like breathing, it is so much a part and parcel of human activity. The difference between a simpleton and an intelligent man, according to the man who is convinced that he is of the latter category, is that the former wholeheartedly accepts all things that he sees and hears while the latter never admits anything except after a most searching scrutiny. He imagines his intelligence to be a sieve of closely woven mesh through which nothing but the finest can pass.
The critical sense is essential for keeping social transactions in a warm state. Otherwise life would become very dull and goody-goody. The critical faculty is responsible for a lot of give and take in life. It increases our awareness of our surroundings; it sounds dignified no doubt but it seems also to mean that we can watch someone else’s back better than our own! We never know our own defects till they are pointed out to us and even, then we need not accept them. We always question the bonafides of the man who tells us unpleasant facts. On the surface it is all very well to say, ‘I want an honest criticism: that will help me, not blind compliments.’ I wish people would mean it.
The negative side of the critical faculty is that

  • it makes us critical of others

  • it makes us critical of ourselves

  • it sounds dignified but it is not actually so

  • it is a tool for creating classificatory division

Solution

A.

it makes us critical of others

Question 40

Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to the following question out of the four alternatives.
International trade represents a significant share of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). While international trade has been present throughout much of history, its economic, social and political importance has been on the rise in recent centuries.
Industrialization, advances in technology, transportation, globalization, multi-national corporations and outsourcing are all having a major impact on the international trade system, increasing international trade is crucial to the continuance of globalization. International trade is, in principle, not different from domestic as the motivation and the behaviour of parties involved in a trade do not change fundamentally regardless of whether trade is across a border or not. The main difference is that international trade is typically more costly than domestic trade. Another difference between domestic and international trade is that factors of production such as capital and labour are typically more mobile within a country than across countries.
What is the main difference between international and domestic trade?

  • One is more significant than the other

  • One is more costly than the other

  • One is more advanced than the other

  • One is more crucial than the other

Solution

B.

One is more costly than the other