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Sentence Improvement MCQ-130

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

She is quite well now, except a slight cold.

(A) except for a slight cold
(B) excepting a slight cold
(C) excepting have a slight cold
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- ‘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.

Question No:2

The commoners joined the king’s army at crushing the rebels

(A) without
(B) in
(C) into
(D) No improvement.

Explanation:- in (Prep.) will be used.join in (Phr. V.) : to take part in an activity with other people

Question No:3

The fronds of the coconut tree make a gentle musical note when the wind blows.

(A) music note
(B) music sound
(C) musical sound
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- 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.

Question No:4

The President shook hands with all the persons on the dais.

(A) shook hands with all
(B) shook hands with each of the’ persons
(C) shook hands with everyone
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- ‘shook hands with everyone’ will be used.

Question No:5

He argued endlessly with him on the subject.

(A) argued on and on
(B) argued all the time
(C) argued continuously
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- 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.

Question No:6

She sat on the tree to protect herself from the rain.

(A) sat upon
(B) sat before-
(C) sat under
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- ‘sat under’ will be used.

Question No:7

Complete the formalities of registration of the workshop before you enter the hall.

(A) formalities to register for
(B) formalities to registering for
(C) formalities of registration for
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- ‘formalities of registration for’ will be used.

Question No:8

If a man remains as careful as he is in the beginning, there will be no failure.

(A) he was in the beginning
(B) he in the beginning
(C) he at the beginning
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- ‘he was in the beginning’ (Simple Past Tense) will be used.

Question No:9

Stop taking bribe lest you are caught.

(A) might be caught
(B) should be caught
(C) may be caught
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- lest (Conj.) is always followed by should (Aux. V.) which is used in Conditional Clauses.
Hence, should be caught will be used

Question No:10

Someone has tempered with my lock

(A) trampled
(B) tampered
(C) tethered
(D) No improvement

Explanation:-
(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