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Sentence Improvement MCQ-76

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

On one occasion he persuaded me to accompany him on a shooting expedition he was planning.

(A) has planned
(B) had planned
(C) planned
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Past Perfect Tense (had planned) with be used. Sentence structure is as follows:

Subject +Aux. V. +Main V. Object
he+had + planned

eg. Before we arrived (Second action)at school the class had started ( First action)

Question No:2

We have no less than a thousand students in our College.

(A) not less
(B) no less
(C) no fewer
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- less (Oct., Pro.): a smaller amount of –> used for Uncountable Nouns no less than… (Idiom) : used for emphasizing a large amount; fewer (Det., Adj.): not many — > used for Countable Nouns.

Question No:3

When she regained consciousness she was stretched in the ditch out, soaked to the skin.

(A) out in the ditch stretched
(B) on the ditch outstretched
(C) outstretched in the ditch
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- stretch out (Phr. V.): to lie down in order to relax or sleep outstretched (Adj.) : spread out as far as possible

Question No:4

Too little is known by this time about possible side-effects of the drug.

(A) presently
(B) in the end
(C) before hand
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- by this time : a particular allotted time presently (Adv.): now; currently; at the time you are speaking

Question No:5

If you want to save money you must get rid of shopping.

(A) cut down on
(B) get on with
(C) put up with
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- get rid of (Phr. V.): to make yourself free of something that is annoying or that you do not want or do not want to do
cut down on (Phr. V.): to reduce

Question No:6

The loud and incessant chatterworries your father who is trying to concentrate.

(A) aggravates
(B) annoys
(C) irritates
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- incessant (Adj.): never sloping; constant annoys (Verb.) : to make some body slightly angry ; irritates
irritates (Verb.) : to annoy somebody, especially by something you continuously do or by something that continuously happens

Question No:7

Not only they went to see a film, but also had dinner out.

(A) Not only did they go
(B) They didn’t go not only
(C) They not only went
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Not only ___ but also are Correlative Conjunctions.
Sentence structure is as follows:

Not only + Aux. verb + Subject Not only + did + they

Question No:8

Birds sit on the boughs of trees in my garden and with their sweet notes fill the air with music.

(A) fill their sweet notes in the air
(B) by their sweet notes fill the air
(C) fill the air by their sweet notes
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- The basic sentence structure is as follows:
Subject – -> Verb (fill ) – -> Object — > the sweet notes

Question No:9

India will enter the league of major developed nations as a space giant within a short time.

(A) energy
(B) force
(C) power
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- giant (Noun): a very large and powerful organisation
power (Noun) : strength or influence in a particular area of activity

Question No:10

Many a man would welcome the opportunity.

(A) Many man
(B) A many man
(C) Many a men
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- many a (Det., Pro.): a large number of used with a Singular Noun and Verb
Many a good man has been destroyed by drink.