English Grammar IAS,UPSC,IBPS Clerks,CSAT,SBI POs,RRB,SSC,KPSC

Sentence Improvement MCQ-136

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

Will you let me borrow some money in this hour of need ?

(A) lend me some rupees
(B) let me borrow a few rupees
(C) lend me some money
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- lend me some moneyis the right usage as the sentence implies that the person needs money. In such cases, lend (V.) will be used.

Question No:2

The autumn season of Parliament will begin on Monday.

(A) session
(B) cession
(C) mission
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- session (N.) : is the right usage. It is used for meetings held in Assembly, Parliament, Court, etc.

Question No:3

The boy said that he has read the book.

(A) he has already read
(B) he had read
(C) he has finished to read
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Hence, he had read will be used.

Question No:4

Loose tea leaves are kept in a tea box.

(A) tin
(B) cosy
(C) caddy
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- tea is usually kept in a container made of tin/ aluminum, with a lid and that is caddy. Hence, caddy is the right usage.

Question No:5

Shakespeare is greater than any other poet.

(A) greater than many poets
(B) greater as any other poet
(C) greater than all poets
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- No improvement

Question No:6

I saw the woman whom you said lived next door.

(A) that you said live next door
(B) who you said lived next door
(C) which you said lived next door
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- No improvement

Question No:7

A thousand rupees are all that he wants.

(A) are
(B) was
(C) is
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- When a Plural Noun (A thousand rupees) denotes some specific quantity/amount considered as a whole, the Verb is generally Singular.
Hence, is will be used.

Question No:8

I have never been hearing from him since he left for America.

(A) have never heard
(B) have never been hearing
(C) was never heard
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Here, Present Perfect i.e., have never heard should be used.

Question No:9

The camera I bought recently is not convenient.

(A) easy to use
(B) hard to use
(C) difficult to use
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- easy to use will be used

Question No:10

You are a mechanic, aren’t you?

(A) wasn’t
(B) isn’t
(C) are
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- No improvement