Sentence Improvement MCQ-150

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 has achieved nothing out of his way worth mentioning.

(A) out of the way
(B) by the way
(C) in a big way
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- In a big/small way = on a large/small scale.

Question No:2

I prevailed on him to vote for you.

(A) to
(B) at
(C) upon
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Prevail on/upon somebody = to persuade somebody.

Question No:3

Eager to pass his final exams, studying was the students top priority.

(A) the student’s top priority was studying.
(B) the student made studying his top priority.
(C) the top priority of studying was made by the student.
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- It is not needful to make gerund ‘subject’ here.

Question No:4

Mr. Dev will not go to the wedding reception without being called.

(A) if he is not invited
(B) till he is invited
(C) unless he is invited
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Unless = used to say that something will only happen or be true in a particular situation.

Question No:5

The girl filled the pitcher for water.

(A) in
(B) of
(C) with
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Here, preposition ‘with’ should be used.

Question No:6

Walk carefully lest you do not fall.

(A) lest you might not fall
(B) lest you fall
(C) lest you should not fall
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Lest = in order to prevent something bad happening.
Look at the sentence :
Work hard lest you should fail.

Question No:7

Please tell the story in a nutshell.

(A) in nutshell
(B) in the nutshell
(C) in nutshells
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- In a nutshell = in a very clear way.

Question No:8

The housing problem in Mumbai becomes more serious.

(A) is becoming
(B) has become
(C) become
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Here, Present Perfect should be used. Here, effect of past on the present is evident.

Question No:9

If he would have tried he would have succeeded.

(A) had tried
(B) is tried
(C) was tried
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- If he had tried, he would have succeeded. If I work hard, I will pass. If I worked hard, I would pass.

Question No:10

Renuka availed herself of all the leave to her credit.

(A) availed of
(B) availed
(C) availed to
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Avail yourself of something = to make use of something especially an opportunity.