English grammar for SSC Stenographer

Certainly! Here are some key grammar topics that are commonly tested in the English Language & Comprehension section of the SSC Stenographer exam:

1. Parts of Speech:

  1. Nouns: Types of nouns, singular/plural forms, countable/uncountable nouns.
  2. Pronouns: Personal, possessive, demonstrative, reflexive pronouns, etc.
  3. Verbs: Tenses (present, past, future), active/passive voice, modal verbs, infinitives, gerunds, participles.
  4. Adjectives: Degrees of comparison, types of adjectives, position of adjectives.
  5. Adverbs: Types of adverbs, degrees of comparison, formation.
  6. Prepositions: Commonly used prepositions, prepositional phrases.
  7. Conjunctions: Coordinating conjunctions, subordinating conjunctions, correlative conjunctions.

2. Sentence Structure:

  1. Subject-Verb Agreement: Agreement between subject and verb in number and person.
  2. Sentence Types: Simple, compound, complex sentences.
  3. Direct and Indirect Speech: Changing direct speech to indirect speech and vice versa.
  4. Active and Passive Voice: Conversion from active voice to passive voice and vice versa.

3. Sentence Correction/Improvement:

  1. Error Spotting: Identifying errors in sentences (grammatical, punctuation, usage).
  2. Sentence Improvement: Choosing the correct/incorrect sentence or identifying the part of the sentence that needs improvement.

4. Tenses:

  1. Present Tense: Simple Present, Present Continuous, Present Perfect, Present Perfect Continuous.
  2. Past Tense: Simple Past, Past Continuous, Past Perfect, Past Perfect Continuous.
  3. Future Tense: Simple Future, Future Continuous, Future Perfect, Future Perfect Continuous.

5. Subject-Verb Agreement:

  1. Agreement in Number: Singular subjects with singular verbs and plural subjects with plural verbs.
  2. Agreement in Person: Agreement between subject and verb in terms of person (first, second, third).

6. Articles:

  1. Use of ‘a’, ‘an’, ‘the’, and zero article.
  2. Indefinite and definite articles.

7. Modifiers:

  1. Proper placement and use of modifiers (adjectives, adverbs, phrases).
  2. Avoiding misplaced and dangling modifiers.

8. Parallelism:

  1. Ensuring parallel structure in sentences and lists.

9. Sentence Completion:

  1. Completing sentences with appropriate words or phrases to maintain coherence and meaning.

10. Vocabulary:

  1. Synonyms, antonyms, idioms, phrases, one-word substitutions.

Mastering these grammar topics will help candidates in scoring well in the English Language & Comprehension section of the SSC Stenographer exam. Regular practice and solving previous years’ question papers are essential for better understanding and retention.

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