Sentence Improvement MCQ-141

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

Only me I can solve the problem.

(A) Only me can
(B) Only I can
(C) I can only
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Only I can do should be used. Only I not others.

Question No:2

They congratulated me for my victory in the debate competition.

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

Explanation:- on (Prep.) is used when expressing one’s good wishes in the context of a happy event
for (Pre.) is used when offering praise for someone’s achievement.

Question No:3

When the little girl losses her doll, she began to cry.

(A) losing her doll
(B) loss her doll
(C) lost her doll
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- The sentence is showing past time. Hence, lost her doll will be used.

Question No:4

She did not like the movie, nor I did.

(A) nor did I.
(B) nor I like it
(C) nor did I like it.
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- In such cases, where a Negative Clause has to be linked, nor is used at the beginning of the Second Clause, followed by an Aux. V./Mod./be, followed by the Sub. and the Main V., if there is any. Look at the sentence : I don’t like him, nor does (Aux. V.) my sister. (Sub. )

Question No:5

Old habits die hardly.

(A) hard
(B) too hard
(C) much hardly
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- difficult to do/understand/answer

Question No:6

One cannot be indifferent to one’s health, can’t one

(A) can’t be?
(B) can one ?
(C) isn’t it ?
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- The sentence is Negative. Hence, can one (Affirmative) should be used.

Question No:7

The mother with her children were expected.

(A) was
(B) will
(C) have
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Singular Subject agrees with Singular Verb.
Hence, was will be used.

Question No:8

Sohan is pleased at the news yesterday.

(A) has been pleased
(B) had been pleased
(C) was pleased
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Hence, was pleased will be used.

Question No:9

The octopus uses its arms for hunting and locomotion.

(A) fins
(B) flippers
(C) tentacles
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- used for feeling or holding things, for moving or for getting food
(2) fins (N.) : a thin flat part that sticks out from a body of a fish, used for swimming and keeping balance
(3) flippers (N.) : a flat part of the body of some sea animals, used for swimming

Question No:10

It is compulsory for every citizen to help the administration for keep as the city clean.

(A) for upkeep clean the city
(B) for keeping of the city cleanliness
(C) to keep the city clean
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- The to-Inf. is used for indicating the purpose/ intention of an action. In this case to has the same meaning as in order to/so as to
Hence, to keep the city clean will be used.