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Sentence Improvement MCQ-128

Directions In these questions, a part of the sentence is in Blue Colour .Below are given alternatives to the Blue Colour part at 1,2 and 3 which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed your answer is (4).
1
You cannot pass as long as you study.
Explanation::
Answer::B
as long as (Idioms) : only if ** You cannot pass as long as you do not study. provided (Conj.) : used for saying that must happen or be done to make it possible for something else to happen; if You can pass provided you study. unless (Conj.) : used for saying that something can only happen or be true in a particular situation
You cannot pass unless you study.
2
They sat by the river bank with their legs remaining in the water.
Explanation::
Answer::B
dangling (Verb) : to hang or swing freely
3
A buffalo cannot defend a buffalo against lion.
Explanation::
Answer::A
‘A buffalo cannot defend another buffalo against a lion’ will be used.
4
I sat down on the bench to look at the trophy I won as a prize.
Explanation::
Answer::A
‘I sat down on the bench to look at the trophy I had won as a prize’ will be used.
5
If the room had been brighter, Shweta would have been able to read for a while before bedtime.
Explanation::
Answer::C
‘Had the room been brighter, Shweta would have been able to read for a while before bedtime1 will be used.
6
I like tea and I like coffee.
Explanation::
Answer::C
‘Both …. and’ → emphasize the link between two things (tea and coffee) making a stronger connection.
7
They are bringing down the old bridge to build a new one.
Explanation::
Answer::C
bringing down (Phr. V.) : to reduce something** We aim to bring down prices on all our computers. destroying (Verb) : to damage something so badly that it no longer exists, works, etc.** The building was completely destroyed by fire. damaging (Verb) : to harm or spoil something** The fire badly damaged the town hall. demolishing (Verb) : to pull or knock down a building
8
Maggie took a hot bath because she was working in the garden all afternoon.
Explanation::
Answer::C
had been (Past Perfect Continuous Tense) will be used.
9
The country faced a rainfall deficit of eight per cent after the four month long southwest monsoon.
Explanation::
Answer::A
after the (Prep.) : following something in time during (Pre.) : all through a period of time. at the end of: the final part of a period of time, an event, etc.
10
Children with disabilities and special needs also have the right to education just like normal children.
Explanation::
Answer::A
‘just like normal children’ will be used. just as (idiom) : at the same time as** The building collapsed just as he arrived.