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Sentence Improvement MCQ-139

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 made the utmost effort to save us.

(A) an all-out
(B) an altered
(C) an intentional
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Hence, an all-out will be used.

Question No:2

He belongs to a rich family.

(A) a well-to-do family
(B) an upper class family
(C) a well-known family
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Any of the four options is right but the most appropriate one is a well-to-do family

Question No:3

Suraj looked at Sunil with a question.

(A) questioningly
(B) questionably
(C) wistfully
(D) No improvement

Explanation:-
(2) questioningly (Adv.) : in a curious and questioning manner
Here, questionably will be used.

Question No:4

Ram filled ink into his pen before leaving for school.

(A) filled ink in his pen
(B) filled ink on his pen
(C) filled his pen with ink
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Hence, filled his pen with ink will be used.

Question No:5

The toys he bought for Suzy are too good to be cheap.

(A) are so much good to be cheap
(B) were so good to be cheap
(C) are so good that to be cheap
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- too (Adv.) : used before Adj. and Adv. to say that something is more than is good, necessary, possible, etc. Look at the sentences.
The news is too good to be true The news is so good that it cannot be true The toys he bought for Suzy are so good that they cannot be cheap.

Question No:6

I did one mistake in the dictation test today.

(A) I made a mistake in
(B) I did a mistake at
(C) I did a mistake in
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- mistake is made and not done.
Hence, I made a mistake in will be used.

Question No:7

John has been detained at a meeting.

(A) by the meeting
(B) in meeting
(C) on a meeting
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Here, at a meeting is the right usage.

Question No:8

The butler was as devoted as a faithful dog.

(A) a faithful cat
(B) a faithful friend
(C) a faithful pet
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Here, a faithful dog is the right usage.

Question No:9

The government representative furnished the reporters all details.

(A) provided the reporters all details
(B) furnished the reporters with all the details
(C) furnished reporters all details
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Hence, furnished the reporters with all the details will be used.

Question No:10

It was raining so heavily yesterday that I could not move out for my usual walk.

(A) I could not go out for my usual walk
(B) I could not go to my usual walk
(C) I could not move for my usual walk
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- I could not go out for my usual walk will be used