English Language MCQ-75

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
He pleased the directors and this completed his report in good time.

(A) He pleased the directors In good time and this completed his report.
(B) He completed his report in good time and this pleased the directors.
(C) He pleased the directors and completed his report and this in good time.
(D) No improvement

Explantion:-

in good time (Idiom): early ; with enough time so that you may not be in a hurry.
‘He completed his report in good time and this pleased the directors’ will be used

Questions No:2
The courtiers used to tell the King how efficient an administrator he was all day long.

(A) The courtiers all day long used to tell the King how efficient an administrator he was.
(B) The courtiers used all day long to tell the King how efficient an administrator he was.
(C) The courtiers used to tell the King all day long how efficient an administrator he was.
(D) No improvement

Explantion:-

all day long (Idioms): throughout the day The courtiers used to tell the king all day long how efficient an administrator he was’ will be used.

Questions No:3
He has for good left India.

(A) He has left for good India.
(B) He has left India for good.
(C) Good he has left India.
(D) No improvement

Explantion:-

For good (Idiom) : permanently
This time she’s leaving for good (= she will never return)

Questions No:4
We are credibly Informed that the murderer has given himself up.

(A) We are informed that the murderer has credibly given himself up.
(B) We are informed that the murderer has given credibly himself up.
(C) We are informed that credibly the murderer has given up himself.
(D) No improvement

Explantion:-

credibly (Adv.) : in a way that is easy or possible to believe
give somebody up (Idiom) : to offer somebody to be captured (caught)

Questions No:5
He both won a medal and a scholarship.

(A) He won a medal and a scholarship both.
(B) Both he won a medal and a scholarship.
(C) He won both a medal and a scholarship.
(D) No improvement

Explantion:-

‘He won both a medal and a scholarship’ will be used.

Questions No:6
A taller Sikh rushed forward than any of his comrades.

(A) A Sikh, taller than any of his comrades, rushed forward
(B) A Sikh rushed forward taller than any of his comrades
(C) A Sikh rushed forward than any of his comrades taller
(D) No improvement

Explantion:-

‘A sikh, taller than any of his comrades, rushed forward’ will be used.

Questions No:7
An author in the reign of Queen Anne who was famous lived in a cottage.

(A) An author in the reign, who was famous, of Queen Anne lived in a cottage
(B) In the reign of Queen Anne, an author lived in a cottage, who was famous
(C) An author who was famous in the reign of Queen Anne, lived in a cottage
(D) No improvement

Explantion:-

‘An author who was famous in the reign of Queen Anne, lived in a cottage’ will be used.

Questions No:8
In the absence of your support, he would have lost the election.

(A) Lacking your support, he would have lost the election
(B) But for your support, he would have lost the election
(C) He would have lost the election if you had not supported him.
(D) No improvement

Explantion:-

‘He would have lost the election if you had not supported him’ will be used

Questions No:9
My uncle is enough rich to buy a car.

(A) My uncle is rich enough to buy a car
(B) My uncle is richer enough to by a car
(C) My uncle is enough richer to buy a car
(D) No improvement

Explantion:-

‘My uncle is rich enough to buy a car’ will be used.

Questions No:10
Walking along the road, an old man ran over the lorry.

(A) Walking along the road, an old man ran behind the lorry
(B) Running along the road, the lorry ran over an old man
(C) The lorry ran over an old man walking along the road
(D) No improvement

Explantion:-

The lorry ran over an old man walking along the road’ will be used.