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Sentence Improvement MCQ-87

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.

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

She teaches us grammar, isn’t it ?

(A) isn’t she?
(B) doesn’t she?
(C) doesn’t it?
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Positive statement — > Negative Tag
No Aux. V. — > does + not (doesn’t)

Question No:2

The struggle for independence is gaining movement every day.

(A) motion
(B) movement
(C) momentum
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- movement (Noun): an act of moving
motion (Noun): the act of moving
momentum (Noun): the ability to keep increasing or developing

Question No:3

She is quite without affection and has no false pride.

(A) admiration
(B) affliction
(C) affectation
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- affection (Noun): a tender feeling of fondness admiration (Noun) : a feeling of pleasure, approval, respect or wonder
affliction (None) : a condition of pain, suffering, or distress
affectation (Noun): behavior or an action that is not natural or sincere and that is often intended to impress other people

Question No:4

I complimented Raju for his promotion.

(A) with
(B) on
(C) about
(D) no improvement

Explanation:- compliment (Verb): agrees with ‘on’ (Prep.)

Question No:5

The food tastes deliciously.

(A) delicacy
(B) delicious
(C) badly
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- deliciously (Adv.)
delicious (Adj.): highly pleasing to the senses, especially taste or smell.

Question No:6

Ihave seen much of the plays of Shakespeare acted.

(A) a few
(B) many
(C) most
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- much -»used with Singular Noun -> much money many -> used with Plural Noun -» many friends

Question No:7

I have bought this house in 1970 for Rs. two lakhs.

(A) had bought
(B) bought
(C) have been bought
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Simple Past Tense (bought) will be used.

Question No:8

The child died from jaundice.

(A) with
(B) of
(C) by
(D) nN improvement

Explanation:- died (Verb) agrees with ‘of (Prep.)

Question No:9

I will phone you after I shall arrive.

(A) after I shall have arrived
(B) after I arrive
(C) after I arrived
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- I will phone you (Independent clause – Future Tense)
I shall arrive (Dependent/Time Clause – Present Tense)

Question No:10

It’s high time you come to a decision.

(A) came
(B) had come
(C) have come
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- The sentence structure is as follows:
It’s high time + subject (you) + Past Verb (came ) -» Refers to the present moment