PSC Study Materials 37: General English Questions and Answers

General English Questions and Answers: General English is an important topic for all psc examinations. Here can get some important English question and answers for Kerala PSC exams.

General English Questions and Answers – Fill in the blanks

  1. I am waiting ___ my brother | Ans: for
  2. It never occurred __ me to ask him such a question | Ans: to
  3. I am not satisfied __ your explanation | Ans: with
  4. He has been ill __ one week | Ans: for
  5. Please look __ this world in the dictionary for me | Ans: up
  6. We should be prepared __ the worst | Ans: for
  7. Are you familiar __ the works of Dickens | Ans: with
  8. He has too much confidence __ his students | Ans: in
  9. Is there any cure __ cancer | Ans: for
  10. Are you fond __ English | Ans: of
  11. What is the penalty __ the violation of an agreement | Ans: for
  12. I shall be grateful __ you for all your advice | Ans: to
  13. They have proved themselves unworthy __ the trust people placed in them | Ans: of
  14. He always finds excuses __ his inability to work | Ans: for
  15. He has recovered __ his illness | Ans: from
  16. The boy feels ashamed __ his conduct | Ans: of
  17. She has been unconscious __ hours | Ans: for
  18. He is clever __ carpenter | Ans: at
  19. This train is bound __ Calcutta | Ans: for
  20. His income is not sufficient __ his needs | Ans: for
  21. They are not capable __ doing it | Ans: of
  22. Most of the people easily yield __ temptations | Ans: to
  23. Indian became independent | Ans: in
  24. Can you suggest __ me an eye-specialist | Ans: to
  25. We are not interested __ whatever you say | Ans: in
  26. The minister held a long discussion __ the problem with his colleagues | Ans: about
  27. There is provision __ unemployment pension in India | Ans: for
  28. I remind him __ the earlier offer | Ans: of
  29. I was not informed __ his arrival | Ans: of
  30. He is an adept __ the art of cooking | Ans: with
  31. This chair is not identical __ his needs | Ans: with
  32. The desire __ knowledge is a good sign of learning | Ans: for
  33. In spite of the great anxiety of his presents, the boy got __ in the examination | Ans: through
  34. She ____ for eight hours last night | Ans: slept
  35. ‘Elucidate’means – To make something cleared by explaining
  36. The opposite of ‘Encouraged’ is : Discouraged
  37. A ___ of puppies | Ans: litter
  38. Raju could not get ____ sugar | Ans: any
  39. An expert in choice of food : Gourmet
  40. The word meaning ‘tolerate’ is : endure
  41. I shall go there ____ you like it or not | Ans: whether
  42. One who speaks less : Reticent
  43. We are driving ____ a tunnel : through
  44. The opposite of ‘Wholesale’: Retail
  45. I am content ___ what I have | Ans: with
  46. An animal who preys on other animals: Predator
  47. A group of people ___ waiting outside to see you : is
  48. He has ten toes ___ his feet : on
  49. A place for sick people who need long periods of treatment or rest : Sanatorium
  50. The former minister is under a cloud now. ‘Under a cloud’ means: Under suspicion
  51. I look forward to _____ you again : seeing
  52. Use the collective noun – Fish : Shoal
  53. The weather has turned very – : warm
  54. Policemen riding on motor cycles as guards to a VIP : Outriders
  55. The antonym of ‘Professional’: Amateur
  56. The meaning of ‘Rivalled’: Competed
  57. One word for a collection of ships? – Fleet
  58. I have lost my __ of Keys? – Bunch
  59. The hunter was attacked by a __ of wolves – Were
  60. I feel __ about what happened – Bad
  61. I want to meet the artist __ has painted this picture – Who
  62. I met __ European tourist at the hotel – a
  63. Cows __ grass – Eat
  64. Sandeep speaks English __ – well
  65. You may sit __ – When you are tired.
  66. Stubborn means? – Obstinate
  67. The opposite of the word SYNTHETIC is – Natural
  68. An unmarried woman is called – Spinster
  69. Bibliophile means – One who loves books.
  70. A man whose wife is dead is called – Widower

General English Questions – One word substitutes

  1. The original inhabitants of a country – Aborigines
  2. The boy at the state of growth between boyhood and youth – Adolescent
  3. The science or philosophy of beauty – Aesthetics
  4. One who holds the belief that nothing is known about the existence of God – Agnostic
  5. A state of body in which the cells are specially sensitive to certain substances – Allergy
  6. A foreigner – Alien
  7. A person who loves others – Altruist
  8. A warlike or masculine woman – Amazon
  9. One who does things for pleasure and not for money – Amateur
  10. One having the faculty of using both his hands; a double dealer  – Ambidextrous
  11. A proclamation; general pardon of the offenses of subjects against the government – Amnesty
  12. Having the power of living in two elements, air and water – Amphibious
  13. One who excites/ignites disorder in a state – Anarchist
  14. The science which treats the internal structure of organized bodies, as elucidated by dissection – Anatomy
  15. A substance which has the power of depriving one of feeling or sensation. – Anesthetic
  16. Any error which implies the misplacing of persons or events in time – Anachronism
  17. A work of art, the name of whose author is not known or acknowledged. – Anonymous
  18. A scientist who studied the development of man from his earliest beginnings – Anthropologist
  19. A place where aquatic are kept – Aquarium
  20. A plant that grows in water – Aquatic
  21. A person chosen or appointed by parties in controversy to decide their differences. – Arbitrator
  22. One skilled in the science of antiquities – Archaeologist
  23. The rule of the nobility; the rich and the sophisticated of the society – Aristocracy
  24. A place where weapons are manufactured and stored – Arsenal
  25. One who is skilled in the science of the celestial bodies, their nature, magnitudes, etc – Astronomer
  26. One who does not profess faith of God – Atheist
  27. Biography or memoirs of a person written by himself – Autobiography
  28. The government of an absolute monarch – Autocracy
  29. Personal observations : in medical science, post-Mortum examinations – Autopsy
  30. A building for the keeping, rearing and breeding of birds – Aviary

Common grammar mistakes in English

Wrong WordsCorrect Words
I lost my luggagesI lost my luggage
He both speaks Hindi and Malayalam He speaks both Hindi and Malayalam
I should meet the staff members I should meet the members of the staff
When three years old my father died When I was three years old, my father died
Chitra sings good Chitra sings well
I met my cousin brother last week I met my cousin last week
I should never interfere your life I should never interfere with your life
My ear is painingMy ear is paining me
He told to her story He told her the story
Kerala is beautiful state Kerala is a beautiful state
All of the trees did not have any fruit None of the trees had any fruit
We will go and enjoyWe will go and enjoy ourselves

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