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Sentence Improvement MCQ-105

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

My foot is paining.

(A) aching
(B) ailing.
(C) hurting
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- paining (Verb): hurting; to cause somebody pain or make him unhappy aching (Verb): to feel a continuous dull pain ; hurting ailing (verb): ill/sick and not improving• she looked after her ailing father. ‘paining’ is not used in Progressive/Continuous Tenses.

Question No:2

The light went out while I read,

(A) was reading
(B) am reading
(C) had read
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Past Continuous Tense ‘was reading’ will be used.

Question No:3

She said me about her holiday in Kerala.

(A) told about
(B) said about
(C) told me about
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- In indirect speech, ‘said’ (Reporting Verb) changes to ‘told’. Hence, ‘told me about’ will be used.

Question No:4

Why do you prefer the theatre than the cinema ?

(A) for
(B) against
(C) to
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- ‘to’ (Inf.) is used after prefer (Verb) and not ‘than’. (Prep., Conj.)

Question No:5

He is the only man I know who can laugh at himself.

(A) whose
(B) whom
(C) which
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- who (Rel. Pro.) used for he (Per. Pro)

Question No:6

He said that he saw him last year, to discuss the documents.

(A) met
(B) had seen
(C) seen
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Past Perfect Tense ‘had seen’ will be used. The Sentence is in Indirect Speech.

Question No:7

Themshoes are mine.

(A) Those
(B) That
(C) Their
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- them — > Objective case of ‘they’ (Pro.)• We saw them yesterday :those — > plural of ‘that’ (pronoun) their — > Possessive case of ‘they’ (Pro.)• their house.

Question No:8

Unity in diversity is the most noticeable quality of India.

(A) popular
(B) remarkable
(C) famous
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- noticeable (Adj.): capable of being noticed ; easy to see or notice
• Her scars are hardly noticeable now. popular (Adj.): liked or enjoyed by a large number of people• This is one of our most popular designs. remarkable (Adj): unusual; astonishing ; surprising in a way that causes people to take notice• a remarkable achievement/talent

Question No:9

He is addicted to alcohol and exerts a bad influence for his family.

(A) on
(B) in
(C) about
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- exert (verb) : to use power or influence to affect somebody/something
It agrees with ‘on’ (Prep.)

Question No:10

Kalidasa is the Shakespeare of India.

(A) Shakespeare
(B) a Shakespeare
(C) like Shakespeare
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Shakespeare is considered to be one of the greatest dramatists/writers. So, is Kalidasa considered in India. Hence, to lay force, on the Superlative quality the’ (Def. Art) will be used.