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Sentence Improvement MCQ-132

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
Although the goal-keeper was responsible for the defeat in the important football match, nobody blamed him.
Explanation::
Answer::D
No improvement
2
The children found the story funny.
Explanation::
Answer::D
funny : making you laugh.
3
The cattle are fed on barley and grass.
Explanation::
Answer::D
No improvement
4
Then with all his loot he sailed inwards Scotland’s shore.
Explanation::
Answer::B

(2) towards (Prep.) : in the direction of somebody/ something
5
Can you please give me some leave?
Explanation::
Answer::B
grant : agree to give.
6
The office is soon to be closed.
Explanation::
Answer::B
be about to do something : to be going to do something very soon.
7
The teacher was very proficient in his subject.
Explanation::
Answer::B
well-versed (Adj.) : having a lot of knowledge about something ; skilled at something
Hence, well-versed is the right usage.
8
He found a wooden chair that has broken in the room.
Explanation::
Answer::B
Adjectives usually come in this order : General Opinion — Specific Opinion(broken )— Size — Shape— Age — Colour— Nationality— Material(wooden)
9
The robbers fled before the police came.
Explanation::
Answer::A
arrived will be used
10
The hosts were taken aback when many guests who had been invited did not turn up for the party.
Explanation::
Answer::D
No improvement