Sentence Improvement MCQ-81

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

If I am the P.M. I would ban all processions.

(A) will be
(B) were
(C) am
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Subjunctive Mood — > expresses a wish Use of if-clauses — > expresses an unreal or imaginary condition.
The past tense of the subjunctive uses the Verb ‘were’.

Question No:2

Mrs. Madhuri has great respect and unlimited faith in her Director.

(A) respect and unlimited faith for
(B) respect for and unlimited faith for
(C) respect for and unlimited faith in
(D) respect in and unlimited faith for

Explanation:- respect (Noun) : agrees with Prep, (for) faith (Noun): agree with Pro. (in)

Question No:3

He is addicted to smoke.

(A) addicted to smoking
(B) used to smoke
(C) addicted of smoking
(D) addicted with smoking

Explanation:- addicted (Adj.): unable to stop doing something as a habit

Question No:4

Write down the address lest you may forget .

(A) you may not forget
(B) you cannot forget
(C) you will forget
(D) you should forget

Explanation:- lest (Conj.) : in case ; for fear that should (Mod. V) is used with ‘lest’

Question No:5

We used to get up early in the morning, have breakfast and then went out to play .

(A) go out to play
(B) gone out to play
(C) had gone out to play
(D) played

Explanation:- ‘go out to play’ (Inf.) will be used.

Question No:6

Can this machine be adopted in farm work.

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

Explanation:- for (prep.): used for showing purpose or function

Question No:7

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

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

Explanation:- dazzled (Verb.) : dim the vision with very bright light or moving lights

Question No:8

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:- ‘What matters most’ will be used.

Question No:9

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:- Positive sentence (without Auxiliary) — > Negative Tag
Tag structure — > did not (didn’t)

Question No:10

He paid the caretaker for his board and lodging.

(A) room
(B) furniture
(C) boarding
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- board (Noun) : a long, thin, flat piece of wood boarding (Verb): to furnish with meals, or with meals and lodging, for a payment