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Sentence Improvement MCQ-109

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

Try to understand the confidence of your opponents before you take any step against them.

(A) motivation
(B) inspiration
(C) motive
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- motive (Noun): intention ; a reason for doing something

Question No:2

A lot depends on your early brought up in the family.

(A) bringing
(B) bring up
(C) upbringing
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- upbringing (Noun): the way a child is brought up bring up (Phr. V.) : to care for a child, teaching him/ her how to behave, etc. : raise ; upbringing

Question No:3

The dictator declared an emergency in the country.

(A) proposed
(B) decreed
(C) ordered
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- declared (Verb) : Stated in an open way so that people may know about it; to say something officially/publicly

Question No:4

She is loving chocolate ice cream

(A) has loving
(B) has been loved
(C) loves
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Stative Verbs — > describe a state rather than an action, like, understand, seem, love, hate, have, own, etc.
They are not used in Progressive Tenses.

Question No:5

James had been teaching at the university since June.

(A) has been teaching
(B) have been teaching
(C) is teaching
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Present Perfect Continuous Tense ‘has been teaching’ will be used.

Question No:6

He has been growing weaker and his life now hangs with a thread.

(A) on
(B) to
(C) by
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- hang by a thread (Idiom); to be in great danger

Question No:7

The passengers were afraid, but the captain consoled them that there was no danger.

(A) guaranteed
(B) assured
(C) confided
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- consoled (Verb): to give comfort/sympathy to somebody who is unhappy or disappointed ; comfort guaranteed (Verb): to promise to do something assured (Verb) : to tell somebody that something is definitely true or is definitely going to happen, especially when he has doubts about it confided (Verb) : to tell somebody secrets and personal information that you do not want other people to know

Question No:8

Would you like some water ?

(A) Can
(B) Do
(C) Shall
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- would (Mod. V.) : used in polite offers or invitations.

Question No:9

The injured man had been shot from his back.

(A) in the back
(B) to the back
(C) by his back
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- ‘in the back’ will be used.

Question No:10

Luckily we’ve got the few minutes to spare.

(A) quite few
(B) a little
(C) a few
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- few (Det; Adj.): not many a few (Det; Adj.): a small number ; some