Sentence Improvement MCQ-92

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 only way to solve the racial problem is by education

(A) because of
(B) thanks to
(C) on account of
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- No improvement

Question No:2

He may be poor now but he appears to be rich.

(A) to seem rich
(B) rich to be
(C) to have been rich
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- ‘to have been rich’ will be used

Question No:3

The suspected couple was taken away from the airport through a side entrance to the police station for interrogation.

(A) whisked
(B) rushed
(C) guided
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- taken away (Phr. V.) : made an effort or value of something seem less
whisked (Verb) : took somebody/something very quickly and suddenly

Question No:4

She left the room feeling contrite.

(A) sorry for what she had done
(B) rather ill
(C) extremely irritated
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- contrite (Adj.): very sorry for something bad that you have done.

Question No:5

The transport workers have organized a strike asking for more salary.

(A) demanding
(B) begging
(C) requesting
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- demand (Verb): to ask for something very firmly beg (Verb): to ask somebody, especially in an anxious way because you want or need it very much
request (Verb) : to ask for something or ask somebody to do something in a polite or formal way

Question No:6

Obviously he isn’t cut up to be a good teacher.

(A) cut out
(B) cut in
(C) cut for
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- cut up (Phr. V.): to behave in a noisy and silly way (be) cut out (for)(Phr. V.) : to have the qualities and abilities needed
cut in (Phr. V,) : to go in front of other people who are waiting

Question No:7

Power got with money is the most craved for today.

(A) sought after
(B) wished for
(C) welcomed for
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- craved for (Adj.) : to have a very strong desire for something; longed
sought after (Adj.): wanted by many people, because it is of very good quality or difficult to get or to find

Question No:8

The brown shirt wants washing.

(A) has to wash
(B) is in need of a wash
(C) requires a wash
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- ‘requires a wash’ will be used.

Question No:9

You are asked to copy this letter word by word .

(A) word for word
(B) word with word
(C) word to word
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- word by word (Idiom) : one word at a time
word for word (Idiom): in the exact words

Question No:10

The weak man is a slave to his sensuous pleasures.

(A) sensory
(B) sensual
(C) secondary
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- sensuous (Adj.) : giving pleasure to your senses; suggesting an interest in sexual pleasure
sensory (Adj.) : connected with your physical senses
sensual (Adj.) : giving pleasure to your physical senses, especially sexual pleasure