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Sentence Improvement MCQ-132

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

Although the goal-keeper was responsible for the defeat in the important football match, nobody blamed him.

(A) still nobody blamed him
(B) nevertheless nobody blamed him
(C) yet nobody blamed him
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- No improvement

Question No:2

The children found the story funny.

(A) humorous
(B) bad
(C) ridiculous
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- funny : making you laugh.

Question No:3

The cattle are fed on barley and grass.

(A) catties are fed
(B) catties are feeding
(C) cattle is fed
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- No improvement

Question No:4

Then with all his loot he sailed inwards Scotland’s shore.

(A) onwards
(B) towards
(C) forward
(D) No improvement

Explanation:-
(2) towards (Prep.) : in the direction of somebody/ something

Question No:5

Can you please give me some leave?

(A) grant for me
(B) grant me
(C) grant from me
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- grant : agree to give.

Question No:6

The office is soon to be closed.

(A) just to
(B) about to
(C) where to
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- be about to do something : to be going to do something very soon.

Question No:7

The teacher was very proficient in his subject.

(A) expert
(B) well versed
(C) proficient
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- well-versed (Adj.) : having a lot of knowledge about something ; skilled at something
Hence, well-versed is the right usage.

Question No:8

He found a wooden chair that has broken in the room.

(A) wooden and broken chair
(B) broken wooden chair
(C) broken and wooden chair
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Adjectives usually come in this order : General Opinion — Specific Opinion(broken )— Size — Shape— Age — Colour— Nationality— Material(wooden)

Question No:9

The robbers fled before the police came.

(A) arrived
(B) were coming
(C) had come
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- arrived will be used

Question No:10

The hosts were taken aback when many guests who had been invited did not turn up for the party.

(A) had been invited
(B) had invited
(C) was invited
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- No improvement