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Sentence Improvement MCQ-128

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

You cannot pass as long as you study.

(A) provided
(B) unless
(C) less
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- 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.

Question No:2

They sat by the river bank with their legs remaining in the water.

(A) swimming
(B) dangling
(C) washing
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- dangling (Verb) : to hang or swing freely

Question No:3

A buffalo cannot defend a buffalo against lion.

(A) A buffalo cannot defend another buffalo against a lion.
(B) Buffalo cannot defend buffalo against lions.
(C) Buffalo cannot defend a buffalo against lion.
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- ‘A buffalo cannot defend another buffalo against a lion’ will be used.

Question No:4

I sat down on the bench to look at the trophy I won as a prize.

(A) I sat down on the bench to look at the trophy I had won as a prize.
(B) I sat down on the bench to look at the trophy I have won as a prize.
(C) I sat down on the bench to look at the trophy 1 had to win as a prize.
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- ‘I sat down on the bench to look at the trophy I had won as a prize’ will be used.

Question No:5

If the room had been brighter, Shweta would have been able to read for a while before bedtime.

(A) If the room was brighter, Shweta would have been able to read for a while before bedtime.
(B) If the room been brighter, Shweta would have been able to read for a while before bedtime.
(C) Had the room been brighter, Shweta would have been able to read for a while before bedtime.
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- ‘Had the room been brighter, Shweta would have been able to read for a while before bedtime1 will be used.

Question No:6

I like tea and I like coffee.

(A) tea to coffee
(B) tea after coffee
(C) both tea and coffee
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- ‘Both …. and’ — > emphasize the link between two things (tea and coffee) making a stronger connection.

Question No:7

They are bringing down the old bridge to build a new one.

(A) destroying
(B) damaging
(C) demolishing
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- 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

Question No:8

Maggie took a hot bath because she was working in the garden all afternoon.

(A) is
(B) has
(C) had been
(D) No improvement.

Explanation:- had been (Past Perfect Continuous Tense) will be used.

Question No:9

The country faced a rainfall deficit of eight per cent after the four month long southwest monsoon.

(A) during the
(B) at the end of the
(C) for the
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- 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.

Question No:10

Children with disabilities and special needs also have the right to education just like normal children.

(A) just as normal children do
(B) even as normal children are doing
(C) along with normal children
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- ‘just like normal children’ will be used. just as (idiom) : at the same time as• The building collapsed just as he arrived.