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General English For All Competitive Examinations

General English For All Competitive Examinations

General English For All Competitive Examinations

With useful and relevant Rules, Examples, Tips, Previous Year Questions and Solved Practice Sets

  • By: Dr. Mahesh Bhatnagar, Dr. S. D. Tiwari, Dr. B. D. Joshi

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ISBN: 9789386385475

Bind: Paperback

Year: 2018

Pages: 252

Size: 8.5 x 11 Inch

Publisher: Source Books

Published in India by: Source Books

Exclusive Distributors: Viva Books

Sales Territory: Worldwide



General English for All Competitive Examinations is the third book in the PATHWAY TO SUCCESS series developed by SOURCE BOOKS for the ever-growing pool of career-conscious youths who appear in different competitive examinations every year, to realise their career goals. General English, as the patterns and trends for tests conducted by IBPS, SSC, CDSINDA, RRB, LIC, etc., suggest, is a key segment in almost all the competitive examinations. The purpose of initiating this series is to facilitate the aspirants with a sound and thoroughly competitive understanding of the basics of English language and grammar required for achieving success.

Salient features of the book

  • Comprehensive and Broad based content featuring all the relevant topics relating to English Language, Grammar and Comprehension, in accordance with the syllabi for various competitive examinations
  • Competition-oriented conceptualisation of different topics with proper guidelines and neatly presented rules of grammar, sentence improvement and error detection
  • Adequate number of examples in each chapter with emphasis on their relevance to the latest pattern of examinations that the aspirants are likely to take
  • Simple, graspable and intelligible style of presentation
  • Detailed coverage of concepts, tricks, success tips and strategies for various examinations
  • Practice sets in each chapter containing questions reflecting the latest trends and the possibility of their recurrence
  • Answer keys and thorough explanations wherever required, to offer the aspirants fresh insights into how they can take on the challenge with confidence and determination to succeed

Target Audience:

A must-read for candidates willing to get through: SSC (CGL, MTS, LDC), Bank (PO/MT/Clerk), IBPS, RBI, Insurance, Railway, NDA, CDS, CPO, MBA, B.Ed., UPSC, State PCS & various other examinations



Chapter 1: Nouns • Types of NounsConcrete Nouns • Abstract Nouns • Compound Nouns • Noun Numbers • Countable and Uncountable Nouns • Singular and Plural Nouns • Noun Genders • Noun Cases • Functions of Nouns • Adjectives Used as Nouns • Homophones • Practise to Perfect

Chapter 2: Pronouns • Types of Pronouns • Personal Pronouns • Reflexive Pronouns • Possessive Pronouns • Demonstrative Pronouns • Relative Pronouns • Interrogative Pronouns • Indefinite Pronouns • Distributive Pronouns • Reciprocal Pronouns • Practise to Perfect

Chapter 3: Adjectives • Types of Adjectives • Adjectives of Quality • Adjectives of Quantity • Possessive Adjectives • Demonstrative Adjectives • Adjectives of Number • Degrees of Comparision • Positive Degree • Comparative Degree • Superlative Degree • Adjective Clauses and Phrases • Position of Adjectives • Correct Usage: Some Special Cases • Premodifiers and Postmodifiers with Adjectives • The Order of Adjectives in a Series • Capitalisation of Adjectives • Practise to Perfect

Chapter 4: Verbs • Auxiliary or Helping Verbs • Use of ‘is’, ‘am’ and ‘are’ • Use of ‘was’ and ‘were’ • Use of ‘have’, ‘has’ and ‘had’ • Subject-Verb Agreement • Finite Verbs • Transitive and Intransitive Verbs • Modal Verbs • Types of Modal Verbs • How to use past modals • Infinitives, Gerunds and Participles • Infinitives • Gerunds • Participles • Linking Verbs and Action Verbs • Strong and Weak Verbs • Weak verbs • Strong verbs • ‘If’ Clauses and Hypothesis • Correct Usage of Some Special Verbs • Tenses • Classification of Tenses • Present Tense • Past Tense • Future Tense • Future in the Past • Practise to Perfect

Chapter 5: Adverbs • Adverbs as Derivatives of Adjectives • Types of Adverbs • Adverbs of Manner • Adverbs of Time • Adverbs of Place • Adverbs of Frequency • Adverbs of Degree • Position of Adverbs • Degrees of Comparison • Some Special Types of Adverbs • Adjunct • Adverb Phrase • Adverbial Clause • Conjunctive Adverbs • Adverbs of Emphasis • Relative and Interrogative Adverbs • Practise to Perfect

Chapter 6: Prepositions • Types of Propositions • Preposition of Place or Location • Preposition of Direction • Preposition of Time • Words Followed by Prepositions • Prepositions and Conjunctions • Idiomatic Expressions with Prepositions • Unnecessary Prepositions • Prepositions in Parallel form • Practise to Perfect

Chapter 7: Conjunctions • Some Common Conjunctions and their Uses • Types of Conjunctions • Coordinating Conjunctions • Subordinating Conjunctions • Correlative Conjunctions • Conjunctive Adverbs • Rules for Correct Usage of Conjunctions • Practise to Perfect

Chapter 8: Articles • Indefinite Articles ‘A’ and ‘An’: Usage Rules with Examples • Differences in the Use of ‘A’ and ‘An’ • Definite Article ‘The’: Usage Rules with Examples • Omission of Articles • Practise to Perfect


Chapter 9: Synonyms that Matter

Chapter 10: Antonyms You Should Remember

PART – C  

Chapter 11: Reconstructing Sentences

Chapter 12: Rearranging Sentences in a Paragraph

Chapter 13: How to Substitute a Word

Chapter 14: The Idiomatic Trail

PART – D  

Chapter 15: Comprehension

Chapter 16: Completing Passages



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