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Sentence Improvement MCQ-130

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
She is quite well now, except a slight cold.
Explanation::
Answer::A
‘except for a slight cold’ will be used. except (Prep.) : used before you mention the only thing or person about which a statement is not true ; apart from** They all came except Matt.** All came apart from Matt.
2
The commoners joined the king’s army at crushing the rebels
Explanation::
Answer::B
in (Prep.) will be used.join in (Phr. V.) : to take part in an activity with other people
3
The fronds of the coconut tree make a gentle musical note when the wind blows.
Explanation::
Answer::C
fronds (Noun) : a long leaf of some plants/trees, especially palms/ferns. They are divided into parts along the edge,
‘musical sound’ will be used.
4
The President shook hands with all the persons on the dais.
Explanation::
Answer::C
‘shook hands with everyone’ will be used.
5
He argued endlessly with him on the subject.
Explanation::
Answer::B
endlessly (Adv.) : in a way that continues for a long time and seems to have no end.** She talks endlessly about her problems.on and on (Idiom) : without stopping; continuously** She went on and on about her trip.all the time (Idiom) : the whole time . ** The letter was in my pocket all the time.
6
She sat on the tree to protect herself from the rain.
Explanation::
Answer::C
‘sat under’ will be used.
7
Complete the formalities of registration of the workshop before you enter the hall.
Explanation::
Answer::C
‘formalities of registration for’ will be used.
8
If a man remains as careful as he is in the beginning, there will be no failure.
Explanation::
Answer::A
‘he was in the beginning’ (Simple Past Tense) will be used.
9
Stop taking bribe lest you are caught.
Explanation::
Answer::B
lest (Conj.) is always followed by should (Aux. V.) which is used in Conditional Clauses.
Hence, should be caught will be used
10
Someone has tempered with my lock
Explanation::
Answer::B

(1) tempered (V.) : to make something less severe by adding something that has the opposite effect(2) trampled (V.) : to step heavily on somebody/something so that you may crush/harm him/it with your feet (3) tampered (V.) : tamper with something (Phr. V.) : to make changes to something without permission, especially in order to damage it (4) tethered (V.) : to tie an animal to a post so that it may not move very far Here, tampered will be used.