Sentence Improvement MCQ-160

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

He bowed down at the altar.

(A) next to the altar
(B) No Improvement
(C) before the altar
(D) in front of the altar

Explanation:- At the altar = because of something that you think is worth suffering for. Hence, before the altar ….. should be used here.

Question No:2

They were being commanded to wait till the signal was given,

(A) commanded
(B) command
(C) given command
(D) No Improvement

Explanation:- Here, Past Simple (Passive) should be used.

Question No:3

River Damodar in West Bengal carry the effluents from the Durgapur Industrial complex for miles.

(A) No Improvement
(B) carries the effluents
(C) carries the effluence
(D) carried the effluents

Explanation:- Here, subject (River Damodar) is singular.

Question No:4

The climate of Shillong is somewhat like Kohima.

(A) as Kohima
(B) asKohima’s
(C) No Improvement
(D) likeKohima’s

Explanation:- Here, Possessive i.e. like Kohima’s should be used. Climate can be compared with climate, not a city.

Question No:5

John decided to go to the Advocate General to clear his name of the accusation.

(A) to clean his name
(B) to cleared his name
(C) to wash his name
(D) No Improvement

Explanation:- No Improvement

Question No:6

He could not be able to think logically because of his illness.

(A) was not able
(B) No Improvement
(C) cannot be able
(D) can be unable

Explanation:- Here, He was not able should be used.

Question No:7

He only married her for her money.

(A) He married her for her money only.
(B) He married her only for her money.
(C) No improvement
(D) Only for her money he married her.

Explanation:- It is position related error.
He only married her : He did nothing but married. He married her only for money : He married her to take money and nothing else. He married her only for her money will be used.

Question No:8

Please send the letter on the address given below.

(A) to
(B) No improvement
(C) at
(D) upon

Explanation:- It is Preposition related error. at (Prep.) will be used.

Question No:9

The two thieves distributed the loot between themselves.

(A) with themselves
(B) amongst themselves
(C) among themselves
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- No improvement

Question No:10

The equipment were faulty.

(A) equipment were
(B) equipments are
(C) equipment was
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Singular Subject agrees with a Singular Verb. Equipment is an Uncountable Noun.
The Plural of equipment is equipment. Hence, Singular Verb – was will be used.