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Sentence Improvement MCQ-145

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

Too much of anything is good for everything.

(A) No Improvement
(B) a thing
(C) all things
(D) nothing

Explanation:- anything and everything are synonymous. Here, we have to use an antonym and nothing is the antonym of anything

Question No:2

The most important part in life is to be humble.

(A) appearance
(B) No Improvement
(C) aspect
(D) entity

Explanation:- Here, aspect is the right usage.

Question No:3

We could not help admire his inventive genius.

(A) could not help to
(B) No Improvement
(C) could not but
(D) could not help but

Explanation:- Here, contrast is evident. Hence, could not help but should be used.
But is used to introduce a word or phrase that contrasts with what was said before.
Look at the sentence :
His mother won’t be there, but his father might.

Question No:4

He borne down all opposition with an iron hand.

(A) bore in all
(B) bore down all
(C) No Improvement
(D) bore up all

Explanation:- The sentence shows past time. Hence, Past Simple i.e., bore down all should be used.
bear down: to move quickly towards somebody/something in a determined or threatening way.

Question No:5

The teacher was stimulated by the mischievous behavior of the students.

(A) provoked
(B) evoked
(C) No Improvement
(D) inspired

Explanation:-
(3) evoke (V.) : to bring a feeling, a memory or an image into your mind
Here, provoked is the right usage.

Question No:6

The prisoner was kept in Jail.

(A) kept in confined
(B) kept in confinement.
(C) No Improvement
(D) kept in confirmation.

Explanation:- Here, kept in confinement will be used.

Question No:7

The students met the college authority whom allowed them to sit for the exams.

(A) who allowed them to sit at the exams
(B) which allowed them to sit in exams
(C) which allowed them to sit for the exams
(D) No Improvement

Explanation:- In Relative Clauses, which/who is used after a Collective Noun such as family, committee, group, etc. Hence, which (authority) allowed them to sit for the exams.
(2) threshold (N.) : the floor/ground at the bottom of a doorway, considered as the entrance to a building or room
Here, doorway is the right usage.

Question No:8

Placing a talisman or lucky charm on the door or near the threshold is not mere superstition.

(A) entrance
(B) opening
(C) No Improvement
(D) doorway

Explanation:- door way : an opening into a building or a room where the door is.
Look at the sentence :
She stood in the doorwayfor a moment before going in.

Question No:9

He could not cope up with the heavy rush.

(A) No Improvement
(B) cope by
(C) cope with
(D) cope upto

Explanation:- cope (V.) is always followed by with (Prep.) Use of up is unnecessary.

Question No:10

One day the hare began to make fun of the tortoise as it moved slowly.

(A) mock
(B) shout at
(C) No Improvement
(D) torture

Explanation:- Hence, mock is the right usage.