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Sentence Improvement MCQ-144

Directions In the following questions, a part of the sentence is given in bold. Below are given alternatives to the bold part at 1,2,3 and 4 which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative.

Question No:1

The train rolls along the track.

(A) rumbles
(B) rattles
(C) ripples
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- to move slowly and heavily
(3) rattles (V.) : to make a series of short loud sounds as it moves somewhere
(4) ripples (V.) : to move or to make something move in very small waves
Hence, rumbles is the right usage here.

Question No:2

His miserable condition made us wept.

(A) made us weep
(B) made us to weep
(C) made us to wept
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Causative Verb (made) should be followed by V1, (weep).

Question No:3

Everybody was alarmed with the news of his murder.

(A) on
(B) after
(C) at
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- be alarmed agrees with at (Prep.)

Question No:4

The greatest fear which is scaring of the world today is global warming.

(A) which had scared of the world
(B) that scared off the world
(C) that scares the world
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Here, that scares the world will be used.

Question No:5

Anyone interested in computer programming can find a job in contemporary industry if you learn the basic programming languages, such as COBOL and FORTRAN.

(A) by studying
(B) by the study of
(C) if he would learn
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Hence, by studying will be used.

Question No:6

Anxiety and other such emotions are known to be unhealthy to the body.

(A) dangerous
(B) detrimental
(C) damaging
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- detrimental is the right usage here.

Question No:7

The Portsmouth Summer Art Festival is the only place in New Hampshire where we are fortunately see such diverse tales all in one place.

(A) we are able to fortunately see
(B) we are fortunate to see
(C) we are fortunate to seeing
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- use of fortunately (Adv.) is incorrect. Here, fortunate (Adj.) will be used.
Hence, we are fortunate to see is the correct usage

Question No:8

He speaks not only English but Hindi as well.

(A) as well as Hindi
(B) Hindi too
(C) also Hindi
(D) 4} No improvement

Explanation:- Hence, also Hindi will be used here.

Question No:9

His powerful desire brought about his downfall.

(A) his intense desire
(B) his desire for power
(C) his fatal desire
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Here, His desire for power should be used.

Question No:10

My opinion of the play is that it will win the National award.

(A) opinion to
(B) opinion about
(C) opinion on
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- opinion (of) used with a person opinion (on) used with a general topic opinion (about) used with a specific topic Hence, opinion about is the right usage.