Sentence Improvement MCQ-148

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 doctor made no farther comment to justify his action.

(A) The doctor made no farther commandments to justify his action
(B) The doctor made no further comments to justify his action
(C) The doctor made no further commitments to justify his action
(D) No improvement.

Explanation:- Farther shows distance. Hence, The doctor made no further (in addition to) comments ……… should be used here.

Question No:2

When the thief saw the police approaching he showed a clean pair at heels.

(A) a clean pair of heels
(B) a clean pair on heels
(C) a clean pair down heels
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- It is preposition related error. Hence, a clean pair of heels …. should be used. A clean pair of heels = to flee quickly and swiftly.

Question No:3

Not until did he receive her letter he fully realized her problem.

(A) Not until he received her letter did he fully realize
(B) Not until had he received her letter that he
(C) Not until he had received her letter that he
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- The structure of sentence should be :
Not until + subject + V2 + object + did + subject + V1

Question No:4

I can’t think of anybody whom to invite.

(A) anybody whom I should invite
(B) anybody to invite
(C) anybody who should be invited
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Here, Passive Voice i.e., anybody who should be invited …. should be used.

Question No:5

I hadn’t heard from him for nearly ten years in which time I had got married and had two children.

(A) I hadn’t heard of him for nearly ten years, during which point 1 had got married and had two children
(B) 1 hadn’t heard of him for nearly ten years, in which point I had got married
(C) I hadn’t heard for him for nearly ten years, in which case I had got married
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- No improvement

Question No:6

Our progress was slow because of having to search for them at frequent intervals.

(A) at having
(B) through having
(C) in having
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- through having

Question No:7

One day a wonderful plate of gold fell into the courtyard of a temple from Heaven at Beneras.

(A) One day at Beneras a wonderful plate of gold fell into the courtyard from Heaven of a temple
(B) One day fell into the courtyard of a temple at Beneras a wonderful plate of gold -from Heaven
(C) One day a wonderful plate of gold fell from Heaven into the courtyard of a temple at Ben-eras
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- It is position of words related error.

Question No:8

The man who approached me of dark complexion has disappeared.

(A) The dark complexioned man who approached me has disappeared
(B) Has disappeared who approached me of dark complexion
(C) Who of dark complexion approached me has disappeared
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- To make correct sense position of words should be correct. Hence, the dark complexioned man who …………. should be used.

Question No:9

He narrated what his brother had done in vivid detail.

(A) He narrated in vivid detail what his brother had done
(B) In vivid detail, he narrated what his brother had done
(C) He narrated what his brother in vivid detail had done
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- In vivid detail will come first that will make correct sense. It should not come after ‘done’.

Question No:10

He is looking for a flat for his son of 1200 sq feet carpet area.

(A) He is looking for a flat of 1200 sq feet carpet area for his son
(B) He of 1200 sq feet carpet area is looking for a flat for his son
(C) Of 1200 sq feet carpet area he is looking for a flat for his son
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- It is position of words related error.
The size of son is not 1200 sq. feet carpet area, but of flat.