Sentence Improvement MCQ-103

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

I asked the traveller where is he going.

(A) where he is going
(B) where was he going
(C) where he was going
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- The sentence structure of Interrogative Sentences in Indirect speech is as follows:
Subject(I)+ Reporting Verb (asked )+ Wh-word (where) + Object(he)+Verb was going

Question No:2

The bird sanctuary is about 10 kms inside from Central Delhi.

(A) was about 10 kms over
(B) is about 10 kms on top
(C) is about 10 kms away
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- is about 10 km away’ will be used. away (Adv.) : to or at a distance from somebody/ something in space or time from (Prep.) agrees with ‘away’

Question No:3

This is so important a matter.

(A) such an important
(B) very important
(C) quite important
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- ‘such an important’ is the correct formation, ‘so important a’ does not make any correct sense.

Question No:4

When Rahul handed his homework, he forgot to give the teacher the last page.

(A) handed in his homework
(B) handed down his homework
(C) hand over his homework
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- hand (verb) : to pass or give something to somebody
• She handed the letter to me. hand something – in (to somebody): to give something to a person in authority
• You must hand in your projects by the end of the next week.

Question No:5

Although he was tired, he went out for playing,

(A) goes out for playing.
(B) goes out to play.
(C) went out to play.
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- to-Inf. is used for indicating purpose or intention of an action,
gerund is used for indicating a cause.

Question No:6

Rakesh didn’t knew my address.

(A) didn’t known
(B) didn’t have
(C) didn’t know
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Sentence structure will be as follows:
Subject (Rakesh) + did + not (didn’t) (Past Tense) + Verb Know

Question No:7

It was quite clear that the runner could be able to improve upon his own record.

(A) will be able
(B) should be able
(C) would be able
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- could (Mod. V.) : used as the Past Tense of ‘can’, ‘able to’ cannot be used with ‘could’
would (Mod. V.): used as the Past tense of ‘will’, used for talking about the result of an event that you imagine
• She would look better with shorter hair.

Question No:8

This work of art is worthy to praise.

(A) for
(B) of
(C) about
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- of (Prep.) will be used after ‘worthy’ (Adj.).

Question No:9

To alleviate the pain of losing his only son, he took up meditation.

(A) lessen
(B) minimise
(C) lesson
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- alleviate (Verb): to make something less severe lessen (Verb): to make something less important • minimize (Verb): to reduce something

Question No:10

The Prime Minister established a commission to look after the plight of the widows.

(A) formed
(B) created
(C) set up
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- established (Verb): to start or create an organization, a system, etc.; set up formed (Verb): to start a group of people, such as an organization, a committee, etc. created (Verb): to make something happen set up (Phr. V.) : to create something or start it ; to establish