Sentence Improvement MCQ-101

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 advancements in medical science has proved to be a boon for all of us.

(A) has proven
(B) had proven
(C) have proved
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Subject (advancements) is plural. Hence, Plural Verb ‘have’ will be used.

Question No:2

Educational facilities In underdeveloped nations are often limiting.

(A) limited
(B) limitless
(C) delimiting
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- limiting (Adj.): putting limits on what is possible limited (Adj.): not very great in amount or extent limitless (Adj.) : without a limit; very great

Question No:3

Doctors are known for their illegible handwriting.

(A) ineligible
(B) eligible
(C) incorrigible
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- illegible (Adj.) : difficult or impossible to read. ineligible (Adj.): not having the necessary qualifications to have or to do something
eligible (Adj.) :
having the necessary qualifications to have or to do something incorrigible (Adj.) : incurable ; having bad habits which cannot be changed/improved

Question No:4

He cited a number of reasons for his absence.

(A) sited
(B) recited
(C) sighted
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- cited (Verb): to mention something as a reason or an example, or in order to support what you are saying
sited (Verb): to build or place something in a particular position recited (Verb): to say a poem, piece of literature, etc. that you have learnt, especially to an audience sighted (Verb): to suddenly see something, especially something you have been looking for

Question No:5

He received many praises for his latest invention.

(A) great many praises
(B) much praise
(C) too much praises
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- praise (Uncountable Noun) : can only be used in Singular. They take ‘much’

Question No:6

If I was you, I would not sign the document.

(A) If l have been you
(B) If I were you
(C) If I had been you
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Structure of the sentence will be as follows:
If + Past Tense (were) would + Inf. (sign) Time : present; Tense : past, but we are talking about the present, now.
Imaginary condition — > Plural Verb ‘were’ will be used.

Question No:7

They were astonished through his failure in the examination.

(A) from
(B) at
(C) with
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- astonished (Verb) agrees with ‘at/by’ (Prep.)

Question No:8

The increasing sale of luxuries is an index of the country’s prosperity.

(A) appendix
(B) pointer
(C) mark
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- index (Noun): indication appendix (Noun) : a section giving extra information at the end of a book or document pointer (Noun): a sign that something exists mark (Noun): a sign/indication

Question No:9

When are you starting to write to your friend?

(A) wanting
(B) going
(C) thinking
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- going (Present Cont.) -┬╗talking about the future Structure of the sentence will be as follows:
Subject (you) + Verb + ‘to be’ (are) + Present Participle (going)

Question No:10

I prefer to ride than to walk.

(A) ride to walk
(B) riding than walking
(C) riding to walking
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- The structure of the sentence is such that it does not need any to-inf. formation before than’ and after ‘than’. Gerund (ing-formation) on both sides will do the job.