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English Questions For DSSSB 2018 Exam: 26th July 2018 (Solutions)

English Questions For DSSSB 2018 Exam: 26th July 2018 (Solutions)_30.1
Directions (1-4) Improve the bracketed part of the sentence:
Q1. If (I followed) instructions I would have averted the mishap.
(a) I had followed
(b) I would have followed
(c) I were to follow
(d) No improvement
Sol. Following the Grammar Rule i.e. Sub + had + V3+…………… Sub + would+ have + V3+…… Hence, Option A is correct
Q2. It is a sheer foolishness to think that the education system can be improved (by doing away) examinations.
(a) by doing with
(b) by doing it to
(c) by doing away with
(d) No improvement
Sol. Do away with (phrasal verb): put an end to; remove. Hence option C is correct.
Q3. The Vice Principal decided to resign when he was (passed over) for promotion to Principal.
(a) passed by
(b) passed off
(c) passed out
(d) No improvement
Sol.  pass over-to skip over someone or something; to fail to select someone or something.
Hence no improvement is needed.
Q4. The cities are (bursting on the seams) with people.
(a) bursting on seams
(b) bursting at seams
(c) bursting at the seams
(d) No improvement
Sol. Bursting at the seams→ If a place is bursting at the seams, it has a very large number of people or things in it.
Hence option C fits in the context.

Directions (5-7): In the following question, sentences are given with blanks to be filed in with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four as your answer.
Q5. The petition before the court prayed for ____________ the appointment orders issued by the management.
(a) removing
(b) granting
(c) posting
(d) quashing
Sol.  Quash: reject as invalid, especially by legal procedure. Hence Option D fits in the context.
Q6. He waited with ________ breathe for the door to open.
(a) baited
(b) bated
(c) beaten
(d) bitten
Sol. Baited is the Past Participle of the verb ‘bait’ which means deliberately annoy or taunt.
Bated is an adjective which means in great suspense; very anxiously or excitedly.
An adjective with an apt meaning is required to complete the sentence. Hence option B fits in the context.
Q7. Fortune ________ very often, such was his ill luck.
(a) grinned at
(b) imposed on
(c) eluded
(d) grasped at
Sol. Elude: escape from or avoid (a danger, enemy, or pursuer), typically in a skillful way.
Hence option C fits in the context.
Directions (8-10): In the following questions, out of the given four alternatives, one word is mis-spelt. Find the mis-spelt word.
(a) Hitchhiker
(b) Innuendo
(c) Hemoerrhage
(d) Iridescent
Sol. Correct Spelling is Hemorrhage.
(a) Pellicle
(b) Pilgrimage
(c) Portrait
(d) Parepet
Sol. Correct selling is Parapet.
(a) Luminiscent
(b) Lusciousness
(c) Lavatory
(d) Localization
Sol. Correct selling is Luminescent.