Sentence Improvement MCQ-116

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 Innocence of the child was obliterated due to hard labour.

(A) maintained
(B) increased
(C) destroyed
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- obliterated (Verb) : to remove all signs of something, either by destroying or covering it completely .
The snow had obliterated their footprints.

Question No:2

He was given a lot of pressure to sign the deed.

(A) told
(B) forced
(C) asked
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- pressure (Noun) : the act of trying to persuade or to force somebody to do something forced (Verb) : compelled

Question No:3

Presently, she is busy composing the music for her next play.

(A) At the present
(B) In the present
(C) At present
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- presently (Adv.) : now ; currently ; soon
She will be back presently (soon) at present (Idiom) : now ; at this point of time
At present there is energy shortage the world over

Question No:4

Modern medicine promotes good health.

(A) means
(B) preaches about
(C) praises
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- promotes (Verb) : to help something to happen or develop
means (Verb)
: to have something as a meaning
What does this sentence mean ?
preaches (about) (Verb)
: to tell people about a particular religion, way of life, system, etc. In order to persuade them to accept it • She preached about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. praises (Verb) : to express your approval or admiration for somebody/something • She praised his cooking.

Question No:5

Despite having many other opportunities, he went for Police Service.

(A) liked
(B) opted
(C) selected
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- went (Verb) : Past Tense of ‘go’ opted (Verb) : to choose to take or not to take a particular course of action
selected (Verb)
: to choose somebody/something from a group of people or things, usually according to a system
He hasn’t been selected for the team

Question No:6

I love him because he is a good man by heart.

(A) at heart
(B) of heart
(C) in heart
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- ‘at heart’ is an idiomatic expression which is the correct expression.

Question No:7

The editor gave me a time line to finish the article.

(A) guideline
(B) deadline
(C) decline
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- time line (Noun) : a time table
guideline (Noun)
: a rule about how something should be done
deadline (Noun) : a point of time by which something must be done.

Question No:8

Since she directing the play for quite some time, she knows the actors really well.

(A) Since she has directed
(B) Since she has been directing
(C) Since she was directing
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- The structure of the sentence (Present Perfect Continuous) will be as follows:
Since she has — >(has) been– >(been) directing…. (Present Participle)

Question No:9

She is scrutinizing hard for the final examination.

(A) recollecting
(B) recapitulating
(C) revising
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- scrutinizing (Verb) : to look or examine somebody/ something carefully
recollecting (Verb)
: to remember something; recall
recapitulating (Verb) : to repeat or give a summary of what has already been said, decided, etc.
revising (Verb) : to prepare for an exam by looking again at work that you have done

Question No:10

This is the late edition of the Shakespearean play which was originally published in

(A) later
(B) latest
(C) latter
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- late (Adj.) : happening after the usual time .
Here is a late news flash. later (Adj.) : coming after something else or at a time in the future. .
This is discussed in more detail in a later chapter. latest (Adj.) : the most recent; the newest .
Have you heard the latest news ?