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Sentence Improvement MCQ-125

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 man ate an apple, an orange, and washed his hands.

(A) an apple and an orange, and washed his hands
(B) an apple, an orange, washed his hands
(C) an apple, an orange and his washed hands
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- ‘an apple and an orange, and washed his hands’ will be used.

Question No:2

After we ate a spectacular nine-course dinner, three television shows were watched by us.

(A) we were watching three television shows
(B) we engaged in the watching of three shows
(C) we watched three television shows
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- ‘we watched three television shows’ (Active Voice) will be used.

Question No:3

The Blue Whale, weighing more than 150 tons, thelargest known animal on Earth.

(A) weighing more than 150 tons, it is
(B) weighing more than 150 tons, is the
(C) which weighs more than 150 tons, being the
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Singular Verb ‘is’ will be used. ‘weighing more than 150 tonnes is the’ will be used.

Question No:4

He reached the village just when the sun was setting.

(A) When just the sun was setting, he reached the village.
(B) When the sun was setting he just reached the village.
(C) He just reached the village when the sun was setting.
(D) No improvement.

Explanation:- No improvement.

Question No:5

He evaded to pay income tax.

(A) from paying
(B) against paying
(C) paying
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- 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.

Question No:6

The gypsies had left the village a few days ago.

(A) have left
(B) would have left
(C) left
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Simple Past Tense ‘left’ will be used.

Question No:7

When we bought the house, it could tell that it was a large, new, compact, tinted house.

(A) it was a new large and compact house
(B) It was as new large and as tinted
(C) it was a new large, compact and tinted house
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- The general order of Adjectives is as follows:
Opinion— >(new) Appearance— >(large) Age — >(compact )

Question No:8

Migrant workers can be seen working on many of the building places in New Delhi.

(A) sites
(B) premises
(C) locations
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- 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

Question No:9

“Indian English” has come of age and has been accepted as a legitimate category the world over.

(A) literate
(B) local
(C) illegal
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- 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

Question No:10

If they were knowing about the crabs, they would not have decided to picnic there.

(A) had known
(B) knew
(C) did know
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- The sentence structure will be as follows:
If they + had + known (Past Participle) — >Past Perfect