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English Language MCQ-74

Directions In the following questions, a sentence is given which may need improvement. Alternatives are given at (1), (2) and (3) below which may be a better option. In case no improvement is needed, your answer is (4).

Question No:1
I sent him a letter to return the car by registered post.

(A) I sent him a letter by registered post asking him to return the car.
(B) I sent by registered post him a letter to return the car.
(C) I sent him a letter by registered post to return the car.
(D) No improvement

Explantion:-

‘I sent him a letter by registered post asking him to return the car’ will be used.

Questions No:2
Covered with grease, the water did not seem unduly cold to the swimmer.

(A) As he was covered with grease, the water did not seem unduly cold to the swimmer.
(B) As it was covered with grease, the water did not seem unduly cold to the swimmer.
(C) As it was covered with water, the grease did not seem unduly cold to the swimmer.
(D) No improvement

Explantion:-

‘As he was covered with grease, the water did not seem unduly cold to the swimmer’ will be used.

Questions No:3
The old woman gave her dog biscuits.

(A) The old woman gave biscuits to her dog.
(B) The old woman was given biscuits by her dog.
(C) She gave the old woman dog biscuits.
(D) No improvement

Explantion:-

The old woman gave biscuits to her dog’ will be used.

Questions No:4
They take their children for a drive in the charming countryside around Bangalore always.

(A) They take their children for a drive always in the charming countryside around Bangalore.
(B) They take their children always for a drive in the charming countryside around Bangalore.
(C) They always take their children for a drive in the charming countryside around Bangalore.
(D) No improvement

Explantion:-

They always take their children for a drive in the charming countryside around Bangalore’ will be used.

Questions No:5
To prevent head colds, use a nebulizer to spray into your nose until it drops down into your throat.

(A) To prevent head colds, use a nebulizer to spray into your nose until the drug drops down into your throat.
(B) To prevent head colds, use a nebulizer to spray into your throat until it drops down into your nose.
(C) To prevent head colds, use a nebulizer to spray into your nose until your throat drops down into it.
(D) No improvement

Explantion:-

To prevent head colds, use a nebulizer to spray into your nose until the drug drops down into your throat’ will be used.

Questions No:6
Directions In questions, a sentence or underlined part thereof is given which may need improvement. Alternatives, a given at (1), (2) and (3) below, which may be a better option. In case no improvement is needed, your answer is (4).
The man whom I thought was thoroughly honest proved to be a swindler.

(A) The man whom I thought was thoroughly honest proved a swindler.
(B) The man who I thought was thoroughly honest proved to be a swindler.
(C) The man to whom I thought was thoroughly honest proved to be a swindler,
(D) No improvement

Explantion:-

No improvement

Questions No:7
No sooner had the dividend been declared, the notices were sent out.

(A) The company had hardly declared the dividend till the notices were sent for mailing.
(B) They had no sooner declared the dividend then the notices were sent out.
(C) Hardly had the dividend been declared than the notices were sent out.
(D) No improvement

Explantion:-

hardly (Adv.): used for saying that something has just begun, happened etc.

Questions No:8
Riding upon his horse, the tiger jumped at him.

(A) Riding upon the tiger, the horse jumped at him.
(B) The tiger jumped at him while he was riding upon his horse.
(C) The tiger rode at him while he was jumping upon his horse.
(D) No improvement

Explantion:-

‘the tiger jumped at him while he was riding upon his horse’ will be used.

Questions No:9
I, in black and white must have your terms down.

(A) I must have in black and white your terms down.
(B) I must have your terms in black and white down.
(C) I must have your terms down, in black and white.
(D) No improvement

Explantion:-

in black and white (Idiom): in writing or printing ‘I must have your terms down, in black and white’ will be used.

Questions No:10
What do you for go to school?

(A) For what do you go to school?
(B) What do you go for to school?
(C) What do you go to school for?
(D) No improvement

Explantion:-

Questions beginning with ‘what’ will end with a preposition.
What music are you listening to (Prep.) ?