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Sentence Improvement MCQ-125

Directions In these questions, a part of the sentence is in Blue Colour .Below are given alternatives to the Blue Colour part at 1,2 and 3 which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed your answer is (4).
1
The man ate an apple, an orange, and washed his hands.
Explanation::
Answer::A
‘an apple and an orange, and washed his hands’ will be used.
2
After we ate a spectacular nine-course dinner, three television shows were watched by us.
Explanation::
Answer::C
‘we watched three television shows’ (Active Voice) will be used.
3
The Blue Whale, weighing more than 150 tons, thelargest known animal on Earth.
Explanation::
Answer::B
Singular Verb ‘is’ will be used. ‘weighing more than 150 tonnes is the’ will be used.
4
He reached the village just when the sun was setting.
Explanation::
Answer::D
No improvement.
5
He evaded to pay income tax.
Explanation::
Answer::C
evaded (Verb) : to find a way of not doing something, especially something that legally or morally you should do
Paying (Gerund) will be used, It is the object of the sentence.
6
The gypsies had left the village a few days ago.
Explanation::
Answer::C
Simple Past Tense ‘left’ will be used.
7
When we bought the house, it could tell that it was a large, new, compact, tinted house.
Explanation::
Answer::C
The general order of Adjectives is as follows:
Opinion(new) Appearance(large) Age (compact ) Colour (tinted) Origin Material
8
Migrant workers can be seen working on many of the building places in New Delhi.
Explanation::
Answer::A
places (Noun) : a particular position, point or area sites (Noun) : a place where a building will be located premises (Noun) : the building and land near to it that a business owns or uses locations (Noun) : the position of something
9
“Indian English” has come of age and has been accepted as a legitimate category the world over.
Explanation::
Answer::D
legitimate (Adj.) : allowed and accepted according to the law; valid literate (Adj.) : able to read and write local (Adj.) : relating to or occurring in a particular area, city, or town illegal (Adj) : not allowed by law
10
If they were knowing about the crabs, they would not have decided to picnic there.
Explanation::
Answer::A
The sentence structure will be as follows:
If they + had + known (Past Participle) →Past Perfect