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Sentence Improvement MCQ-156

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

He met European lady at the conference who works for an NGO.

(A) European lady who works for an NGO at the conference
(B) No improvement
(C) a European lady who works for an NGO, at the conference
(D) an European lady at the conference who works for an NGO

Explanation:- A European — >Consonant sound.
More over, antecedent of who is ‘lady’.

Question No:2

I did not see you for a long time.

(A) have not seen
(B) saw
(C) No improvement
(D) have not been seeing

Explanation:- The effect of past is evident on present. Hence, Present Perfect should be used here.

Question No:3

The glass figurine that was being shown in the store window appealed to me.

(A) No improvement
(B) that was on display
(C) that was exhibited
(D) that was advertised

Explanation:- Display (Noun) = on show; arrangement of things in a public place to advertise something for sale.
Look at the sentence:
Designs for the new sports hall are on display in the library.

Question No:4

He is somehow tall for his age.

(A) No improvement
(B) rather
(C) many
(D) much

Explanation:- Rather = fairly or to some degree.

Question No:5

The practice of starving the children in order to cure diarrhoea also aggravates the situation.

(A) starving child
(B) No improvement
(C) starve children
(D) starving children

Explanation:- In indirect speech, here is changed into there

Question No:6

She said that she was glad to be here that evening.

(A) to ome here
(B) to be there
(C) to have been here
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- to be there

Question No:7

If I will get an opportunity, I shall attend the seminar.

(A) get
(B) got
(C) No Improvement
(D) shall get

Explanation:- Simple present is also used in conditional sentences to show future time.
Hence, If I get an opportunity ….. should be used here.

Question No:8

Both the teams played the game fairly.

(A) No Improvement
(B) played a fair game
(C) played fairly the game
(D) fairly played the game

Explanation:- Here, played a fair (Adjective) game ….. should be used.

Question No:9

She could not help but laugh.

(A) but laughing
(B) laughter
(C) No Improvement
(D) laughing

Explanation:- No Improvement

Question No:10

We met yesterday, haven’t we?

(A) didn’t we?
(B) No Improvement
(C) hadn’t we?
(D) isn’t it?

Explanation:- The sentence is in Past Simple (affirmative).
Hence, question tag should be negative and in Simple past tense.