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Sentence Improvement MCQ-165

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

If the room had been brighter, I would have been able to read for a while before going to bed.

(A) If the room was brighter
(B) If the room are brighter
(C) Had the r.oom been brighter
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- As the structure suggests, Had the room been brighter should be used,
we can also used
If the room were brighter

Question No:2

He has composed a beautiful song.

(A) penned
(B) written
(C) jotted down
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- No improvement.

Question No:3

The old car thumped along over the stony road.

(A) creaked
(B) crawled
(C) chugged
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- (1) thumped (V.) : to hit somebody/something hard
(2) creaked (V.) : sound made by a door when it is opened/sound made by wooden floor when you step on it
(3) crawled (V.) : to move forward very slowly
(4) chugged (V.) : to move making the sound of an engine running slowly
Here, chugged is the right usage.

Question No:4

No sooner bad he reaching the station than the train began to move.

(A) No sooner had he reach the station than the train begins to move.
(B) No sooner did he reaching the station than the train began to move.
(C) No sooner had he reached the station than the train began to move.
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- The structure is :
No sooner did he reach ….. No sooner had he reached….
In this case, no sooner is used to talk about something that happens immediately after something else. Hence, Past Per. Tense – had reached will be used.

Question No:5

My father has been advised to reduce smoking.

(A) cut down
(B) No improvement
(C) lower down
(D) reduce down

Explanation:- cut down : to reduce the size, amount or number of something.
cut down (Phr. V.) is the correct replacement for reduce (V.)
Look at the sentences :
The doctor told him to cut down on his drinking. I won’t have a cigarette, thanks-I am trying to cut down.

Question No:6

Sincerity is always appreciated.

(A) enhanced
(B) enjoyed
(C) waited
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- No improvement

Question No:7

Listen attention to what I say.

(A) attentively
(B) attend
(C) attentive
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- To modify a Verb, an Adverb i.e. attentively should be used.

Question No:8

My sister does not know whether tomorrow can be a holiday for her.

(A) whether tomorrow is a holiday to her
(B) whether tomorrow will be a holiday for her
(C) No improvement
(D) whether tomorrow is a holiday for her.

Explanation:- whether tomorrow is a holiday for her will be used.

Question No:9

Honesty is more superior than riches.

(A) far superior than
(B) No improvement
(C) more superior to
(D) superior to

Explanation:- superior (Adj.) : better in quality than somebody/ something else.
Superior, inferior, senior, junior, etc. (Adj.) take to (Prep.) Look at the sentence :
This model is technically superior to its competitors.

Question No:10

A hand pump is very easy to work and it can be fitted in every house.

(A) No improvement
(B) can be fits
(C) could be fitting
(D) can be fitting

Explanation:- No improvement.