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Sentence Improvement MCQ-100

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

Did there bus come on time ?

(A) their’ s
(B) theirs
(C) their
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- there (Adv.) : used for showing that something exists or happens; in, at or to that place/position
There’s a restaurant around the corner. I hope we get there in time.
theirs (Pro.) : the possessive form of ‘they’ — > of or belonging to them. — > It’s a favorite game of theirs.
their (Det.): of or belonging to them — > Their parties are always fun.

Question No:2

Mayank was working overtime for the last two weeks.

(A) is working
(B) is being working
(C) has been working
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Present Perfect Continuous Tense ‘has been working’ will be used.
The action started in the Past and has continued until now.
The structure will be as follows:
has + been + Present Participle ‘working’

Question No:3

Every morning I get up at 4 O’ clock, but today I get up at 7 O’ clock.

(A) got up
(B) was getting up
(C) am getting up
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Simple Past Tense ‘got up’ will be used.

Question No:4

Most children are liking ice -cream.

(A) likes
(B) like
(C) were liking
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Simple Present Tense ‘like’ will be used. We are talking about a habit.

Question No:5

Supposing if he comes, what should I do ?

(A) If he comes
(B) In case he will come
(C) In the event of his being come
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- supposing (Conj.): if; assuming– > used with ‘that’ supposing (that) you are wrong, what will you do then ?
It you are wrong, what will you do then ?

Question No:6

My uncle presented me the more expensive watch.

(A) much
(B) mere
(C) most
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- superlative degree ‘most’ will be used.
the (Def. Art) has been used and it is used before superlative Degree.

Question No:7

Either Vijay or Vimal are going to be selected for the match.

(A) has
(B) is
(C) have been
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Either _ or : Correlatives -> both elements (Vijay and Vimal) are singular —> the verb will also be Singular ‘is’

Question No:8

Nisha is more funnier than Natasha.

(A) funnier
(B) funniest
(C) quite funny
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Use of Double Comparatives (more, funnier) is incorrect.

Question No:9

The office staff members wished each and otheron New Year’s Day,

(A) one other
(B) one another
(C) each another
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- one another (Pro.) : used when you are saying that each member of a group (consisting of more than two) does something to or for the other people in the group
We all try and help one another

Question No:10

The two brothers shared the property beside themselves.

(A) among
(B) between
(C) amidst
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- beside (Prep.) : next to/at the side of somebody/ something
among (Prep.):
in the middle of somebody/something between (Prep.): in/into the space/time separating two or more points, objects, people, etc. amidst (Prep.): in the middle of /during something