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Sentence Improvement MCQ-97

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

A pair of shoes have been purchased by me.

(A) has been
(B) has being
(C) would been
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- ‘A pair of shoes’ signifies ‘one’. Hence, the verb will be in Singular ‘has been’

Question No:2

When I shall go to Agra, I shall visit the TajMahal.

(A) have gone
(B) shall travel
(C) go
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Simple Present Tense ‘go’ will be used to express future time, after ‘when’ (Conj.).

Question No:3

You must apologise with him for this.

(A) to
(B) of
(C) for
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- apologise (Verb) agrees with ‘to’ (Prep.)

Question No:4

Since he worked hard he failed to secure good grades.

(A) As
(B) When
(C) Though
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- since (Conj.): from a time in the past until a later past time, or until now ; because ; as
as (Conj.) : because
considering that
though (Conj.): although, despite the fact that

Question No:5

The minister agreed will answer questions on television.

(A) to answer
(B) for answering
(C) with answering
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- to (Inf.) will be used after agree (Verb of ‘saying’) :
They agreed to try their luck at the fair (carnival)

Question No:6

Your answer book will be answered with the help of a computer.

(A) judged
(B) tested
(C) evaluated
(D) seen

Explanation:- answered (Verb) : replied
judged (Verb) : to decide the result of a competition
tested (Verb): to find out how much somebody knows
evaluated (Verb) : to form an opinion of the amount; value or quality of something after thinking about it carefully

Question No:7

In the hot afternoon after a long, walk, I rested under the shadow of a tree.

(A) shelter
(B) shade
(C) cool
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- shadow (noun): the dark shape that somebody/ something forms on a surface, when he/it is between the light and the surface.
shade (Noun): an area that is dark and cool under or behind something, (tree, building, etc.)

Question No:8

He throwed it out of the window.

(A) threw
(B) throw
(C) thrown
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- throw (Verb) (Simple Present) – threw (Past) -> thrown (Past Participle)

Question No:9

Marconi assembled the radio.

(A) discovered
(B) made
(C) invented
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- assemble (Verb) : to bring things together as a group
• The shelves are easy to assemble.
discover (Verb) : to be the first person to become aware that a particular place or thing exists
• Scientists are working to discover a cure for AIDS. make (Verb.) : to create/prepare something by putting parts together
invent (Verb.) : to produce or design something that has not existed before
The steam engine was invented by James Watt.

Question No:10

He showed great kind to his friend.

(A) kindness
(B) kind heart
(C) kind hearted
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- kindness (Noun) will be used.