Sentence Improvement MCQ-94

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

He behaves like coward.

(A) cowardly
(B) in a cowardly manner
(C) as if he was a coward
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- coward (Noun): a person who is not brave or who does not have the courage to do things that other people do not think are, especially difficult,
‘as if he were a coward’ will be used.

Question No:2

Neither of them went to the cinema.

(A) Both of them did not go
(B) Both did not go
(C) Neither went
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- While using Neither + of + Pronoun ‘them1, Prep, ‘of will be used before the Pronoun ‘them’.

Question No:3

I used to have very thick hair.

(A) use to have
(B) used to having
(C) used to had
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- used to (have) (Mod. V): something that you had in the past but no longer have it now (in the present)

Question No:4

They reached at Calcutta on Monday last.

(A) reached to Calcutta
(B) reached on Calcutta
(C) reached Calcutta
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Use of any Prep, is superfluous.

Question No:5

I did not saw my cousin in Madras.

(A) not seen
(B) did not see
(C) did not seen
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- The structure of the negative sentence is as follows:
Subject (I) + did + not Verb (see) …

Question No:6

Several disciples follow the footsteps of their guru.
(A) follow in
(B) follow on
(C) are following
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- follow in somebody’s footsteps (Idiom) : to do the same job, have the same style of life, etc. as somebody else.

Question No:7

I did not see him since he wrote last.

(A) I could not see him
(B) I shall not see him
(C) I have not seen him
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- ‘I have not seen him’ (Present Perfect Tense) will be used.
The basic structure is as follows: Subject (I) + have + not + Past Participle (seen) …

Question No:8

Who will provide relief to the poor in this country ?

(A) money
(B) succor
(C) shelter
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- relief (Noun) : the feeling of happiness that you have when something unpleasant stops or does not happen
succor (None): help that you give to somebody who is suffering or having problems

Question No:9

Most of the non-Western countries have been subject either to total colonial rule or varying degrees of economic control and their native population has either been destroyed or westernized.

(A) has been subject to either
(B) either have been subject to
(C) have been either subjected to
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- either (Conj.) comes before the verb (Subject), as the actions mentioned are different.

Question No:10

Strenuous as It was , they went on with their task.

(A) since it was
(B) because it was
(C) although it was
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- although (Conj.) : in spite of the fact that; even though; though
strenuous (Adj.): needing great effort and energy ‘although’ is used to show contrasts in situation.