SSC Preparation: English Language & Comprehension

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SSC Preparation: English Language & Comprehension

SSC online notified the SSC CGL 2020 syllabus for SSC Preparation of English language & Comprehension. A good understanding of the English language is a must for CGL Posts.

SSC Preparation: Phrases and Idioms
Phrases are a group of words that have a specific meaning when used together.
Example: Bread and Butter- livelihood
Idioms are phrases that have well-known meanings but different from actual words.
Example: Think out of the box- think creatively.

Tips to learn Phrases and Idioms:

  • Keep reading Novels and magazines.
  • Understand the meaning
  • Find the origin of each idiom and phrase.
  • Connect visual imaginary
  • Learn the context
  • Learn similar Idioms and phrases together.
  • Make a handy copy to revise at the last minute.
  • Keep practicing them in your day to day conversation.

SSC Preparation: One-word Substitution
In this type of question, one word is used for a relatively large sentence or phrase to make it precise.

  • Improve your vocabulary.
  • Learn them by Category like a god, people, etc.
  • Keep revising on a daily basis.
  • Make them part of your spoken English.

SSC Preparation: Sentence Correction
For sentence correction, you must apply the correct grammar rule with the correct use of different words.

  1. The verb should be according to the subject.
  • Both should be either singular or plural.

Example: A girl is dancing.
The girls are dancing.

  • In the case of a collective noun, the singular form of the verb should be used.

Example: The world is watching.

  • Two Subjects added by ‘or’ must use a singular verb.

Example: X or Y is working on the project.

  • Two subjects added by ‘and’ must use a plural verb.

Example: Girls and boys are reading.

  • Sentences starting with ‘Any’, ‘Every’ or ‘Each’ must use a singular form of a verb.

Example: Anyone is going to the party.
Everyone is equal.

  • Sentence with ‘either’ or ‘neither’ use a singular verb if both the subjects are singular and use plural if one or both the subjects are plurals.

Example: Either Ram or Shyam is playing.
Neither girls nor boys are going to play.

  • Whenever use comparative words like ‘then’, the objective form of the verb is used.

Example: She is taller than me.

  1. Redundancy or repetition should be checked.
    Example:
    Incorrect sentence- He returned back yesterday.
    Correct sentence- He came back yesterday.
  2. Modifiers (an adjective or an adverb) should be used correctly; otherwise, the meaning of the sentence will change.
    Example:
    Incorrect Sentence- After painting all day, the poster was admired by the painter.
    Correct Sentence: After painting all day, the painter admired the painting he had painted.
  3. The comparison should be made between similar types of things.
    Example: The Population of India is greater than in Canada.
  4. ‘Few’ is used before countable nouns where ‘less’ is used before uncountable nouns.
    Example:
    The place is a few kilometers away.
    There is less water in a pot.
  5. ‘Few’ means something negligible; ‘a few’ is equivalent to some.
    The place is a few kilometers away.
    A few persons like the movie.
  6. Distinguish between similar types of words which have a different meaning.
    Example: lay, lie, laid, etc.

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