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Sentence Improvement MCQ-88

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

Can this machine be adopted in farm work.

(A) by
(B) into
(C) for
(D) No improvement

Explanation:-

Question No:2

The driver was dazzled by the bright light of approaching car.

(A) twinkled
(B) flashed
(C) glowed
(D) No improvement

Explanation:-

Question No:3

What does it matter most is the quality of the goods that we require.

(A) What it matters more
(B) What does it matter more
(C) What matters most
(D) No improvement

Explanation:-

Question No:4

You called on me when I was not at home, don’t you?

(A) did you ?
(B) didn’t you ?
(C) didn’t I ?
(D) No improvement

Explanation:-

Question No:5

He paid the caretaker for his board and lodging.

(A) Room
(B) Furniture
(C) Boarding
(D) No improvement

Explanation:-

Question No:6

I had my ears bored, so I could wear my diamond ear-rings.

(A) holed
(B) pricked
(C) pierced
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- bored (Verb): made a long deep hole with a tool or by digging
holed (Verb): made a hole
Pricked (Verb): made a hole in something with a sharp point
pierced (Verb): had a small hole made in your ears/ nose, etc. so that you may wear jewellery there

Question No:7

It is interesting to correspond the history of the 19th century with its literature.

(A) corroborate
(B) correlate
(C) command
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- correspond (Verb): to be the same as something • corroborate (verb): to provide information that supports a statement, theory, etc.
correlate (Verb): to have a close connection with something

Question No:8

Didn’t Mr. Sharma come to the office yet?

(A) Hadn’t
(B) Hasn’t
(C) Isn’t
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Present Perfect Tense (hasn’t) will be used as ‘yet’ has been used.

Question No:9

He can’t read this, nor can I.

(A) no, I never can
(B) no, I can’t
(C) no, I don’t
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- No improvement

Question No:10

I bought four dozen mangoes.

(A) dozens of mango
(B) dozens of mangoes
(C) dozens mangoes
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- dozen (Noun. Det.): a group of twelve of the same thing – two dozen eggs
dozens (Noun, Det.) : a lot of people or things – in dozens — > in large numbers
‘dozen’ is always used in the Singular form after numerals