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Sentence Improvement MCQ-77

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 greater the demand, higher the price.

(A) high
(B) the high
(C) the higher
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- higher (Adv.) ‘the’ (Indef. Avt.) is used in the Comparative Degree with Adverbs. The structure is as follows:
the + Comparative Expression ( greater )+ Subject (demand )+ Verb + the

Question No:2

I prefer to ride than to walk.

(A) riding to walking
(B) ride to walk
(C) riding than walking
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- prefer (Verb) : to like one thing or person better than another
A Prepositional phrase with ‘to’ will be used.

Question No:3

The workers went on a strike asking for better pay and service condition

(A) requesting
(B) demanding
(C) needing
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- demand (Verb): to ask for something firmly

Question No:4

The newspaper provides more international news than domestic news.

(A) national
(B) alien
(C) provincial
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- International News will be compared to National News.

Question No:5

The teacher was very angry at his student.

(A) angry with
(B) angry against
(C) angry about
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- be angry at something: to be irritated by be angry with someone to feel or express displeasure
angry at what somebody does angrywith somebody about something or for doing something

Question No:6

He backed out of the agreement.

(A) gave his full support
(B) reconsidered the point
(C) withdrew his support from
(D) went through the back door

Explanation:- back out (Phr. V.): to withdraw from something

Question No:7

Man is the only animal who can talk.

(A) which
(B) whom
(C) that
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- who (Pro.) : used for showing which person you mean

Question No:8

He did not know the answer, I did not neither.

(A) neither did I
(B) either did I
(C) neither have I
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- neither (Adv.): used for introducing a further negative statement eg. He didn’t remember, and neither did I

Question No:9

When the owner offered tea, the peon denied it.

(A) disliked
(B) declined
(C) disobeyed
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- denied (Verb.): said that something is not true declined (Verb.) : refused politely to accept or to do something

Question No:10

“Do you remember his phone number? I don’t suspect so.”

(A) don’t think
(B) don’t thing
(C) may think
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- suspect (Verb.): to be suspicious about something; not to trust something
don’t think so (Idiom): used for saying very strongly that you do not agree to something, or that something is not possible