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Sentence Improvement MCQ-138

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 bank manager was given a holiday and so he resolved to go for hitch-hiking.

(A) with hitch-hiking
(B) for the hitch-hiking
(C) hitch-hiking
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- As hitch hiking (V.) is an activity, we do not use for with go (V.)

Question No:2

Our big iron gate jingles on its hinges as it is opened.

(A) clangs
(B) grates
(C) bangs
(D) No improvement

Explanation:-
(2) that of a metal being hit
(3) when two hard surfaces rub against each other’
Here, grates will be used.

Question No:3

Although other parts the world 20 per cent of the farm area is owned by women, in India women own less than 7 per cent.

(A) If in other parts of
(B) However some parts of
(C) While in other parts of
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Hence, while in other parts of will be used.

Question No:4

The visitors arrived at a lucky moment.

(A) an opportunistic
(B) an opportunity
(C) an opportune
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Hence, an opportune will be used.

Question No:5

The government can see scarcely any valid reasonto launch an inquiry.

(A) cannot scarcely see any valid reason
(B) can see any valid reason scarcely
(C) can scarcely see any valid reason
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Hence, can scarcely see any valid reason will be used

Question No:6

Henry is taking John for tea.

(A) taking John on tea
(B) taking John to tea
(C) taking John at tea
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- No improvement

Question No:7

The medicines made miracles and healed me in two days.

(A) The medicines brought miracles
(B) The medicines worked miracles
(C) The medicine performed miracles
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- In this case, worked miracles is the right usage.
Hence, The medicines worked miracles will be used.

Question No:8

Any of these two books is good.

(A) Any of this
(B) Either of these
(C) Any other of this
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Hence, Either of these will be used.

Question No:9

The report highlights a number of instance of injustice.

(A) highlight a number of instances of injustice
(B) highlights a numbers of instances of injustice
(C) highlights a number of in-stances of injustice .
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Hence, highlights a number of instances of injustice will be used.

Question No:10

He was for a time our captain.

(A) for sometime
(B) once
(C) at any time
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Hence, once will be used.