" The candidates should follow a strategy to clear SSC CGL 2020 exam "
The SSC CGL 2020 preparation strategy must include regular practice with mock tests and last year question papers.
SSC CGL 2020 Strategy: Improvement of Sentences
For the improvement of the sentence, you must apply the correct grammar rule with the correct use of different words.
· Subject-verb agreement must be checked properly.
Incorrect: Boys is playing.
Correct: Boys are playing.
· Singular verb is used when two subjects are added by ‘or’.
Example: Ram or Shyam is going to the party.
· The Plural form of verb is used when two subjects are added by ‘and’.
Example: The teacher and students are going to the picnic.
· Sentences starting with ‘Any’, ‘Each’ or ‘Every’ always use a singular verb.
Example: Everyone is busy.
· Redundant words should be eliminated.
Incorrect sentence - I hardly have any time left.
Correct sentence - I have no time left.
· Comparisons are made among similar things.
Example: The population of a city is greater than the town.
·‘Few’ is used before countable nouns.
Example: Ram is a few kilometers away from his house.
· ‘Less’ is used with uncountable nouns.
Example: There is less water left.
SSC CGL 2020 Strategy: Active/ Passive Voice of Verbs
Active Voice: In a sentence when a subject acts upon its verb, it is said to be in Active Voice.
· This is used to convey direct messages in conversation.
· It is recommended to use active voice over passive voice.
Passive Voice: In a sentence where a subject is at the receiver end of a verb’s action
it is said to be in Passive Voice.
· This is used to convey messages in a gentle way.
· This is used where a message is conveyed softly.
Active Voice: He has written a book.
Passive Voice: A book has been written by him.
Change in Subject when sentence is changed from active voice to passive voice:
No changes occur in the following subjects when changed from active voice to passive voice:
SSC CGL 2020 Strategy: Conversion of Direct/ Indirect Narration
There are two ways to communicate in English on the basis of tenses used.
· The direct narration is used to convey information in the present tense.
· It uses quoted words to convey information.
· For example, He says, “Ram is dancing”.
· The Indirect narration conveys the meaning in indirect form.
· It uses conjunction words like ‘that’ in place of inverted commas.
· For example, He says that Ram is dancing.
· If Verb is in the present or future tense, there will be no change.
Direct: He says, “Everybody is going.”
Indirect: He says that everybody is going.
· Rules to change pronouns in the reported speech are as follows:
First-person - According to Subject
Second Person- According to object
Third Person - No change
Direct Narration: They told me, “We were living in London”.
Indirect Narration: They told me that they had been living in London.