Sentence Improvement MCQ-140

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

There is an error in grammar in this sentence.

(A) a written error
(B) a grammatical error
(C) a grammar error
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Hence, a grammatical error will be used.

Question No:2

He denied that he had not forged my signature.

(A) would not forge
(B) did not forge
(C) had forged
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- deny gives a Negative sense, hence, a negative word will not be used.
So, had forged is the right usage.

Question No:3

To his astonishment and admiration he got the information that it was only the picture of a curtain.

(A) found
(B) received the information
(C) saw clearly
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Receive/obtain/collect/gather information will be used

Question No:4

Hitler was an absolute Potentate.

(A) dictator
(B) militant
(C) ruler
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- 664.(1)
(3) potentate (N.) : a ruler who has lot of power, especially when this is not restricted by a parliament, etc.
(4) militant (N.) : a person who uses, or is willing to use, force or strong pressure to achieve his aims, especially to achieve social/political change
Here, dictator will be used.

Question No:5

Having completion of the course, the students left college

(A) On completion of
(B) In order to complete
(C) Down the completion
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Here, Having completed/On completion of should be used.

Question No:6

Will you please give me a warm glass of water?

(A) Will you please give me a glass of warm water?
(B) Will you please give I a warm glass of water?
(C) Would you please give I a warm glass of water?
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- You need warm water, not the glass. Hence, a glass of warm water should be used.

Question No:7

Boil the potatoes and then crush it until soft.

(A) smash it
(B) knead it
(C) mash it
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Here, mash it will be used.

Question No:8

They presented him a beautiful expensive designer gold pen.

(A) an expensive designer beautiful gold
(B) a beautiful gold expensive designer
(C) a designer gold beautiful expensive
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- No improvement

Question No:9

I brushed my teeth every day at 7 o’clock in the morning.

(A) I brushes my teeth every day at 7 o’clock in the morning
(B) I brush my teeth every day at 7 o’clock in the morning
(C) I brush my tooth every day at 7 o’clock in the morning
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- A regular/action/habit is evident. Hence, Present Simple should be used.

Question No:10

More than 60% of India’s population live under the poverty line.

(A) live by the poverty line
(B) live below poverty line
(C) live beside the poverty line
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- below and under can mean lower than; below is used when one thing is not directly underanother. under is used when something is covered by what is over it.