Sentence Improvement MCQ-85

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

As soon as winter sets in, the number of tourists start increasing suddenly.

(A) the number of tourists are increased
(B) the amount of tourists start increasing
(C) the number of tourists increases
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- When the main clause is in the Simple Present Tense, a Simple Present Tense will be used in the Subordinate Clause.

Question No:2

Is respect really preferable than money ?

(A) preferable to money ?
(B) preferred, or money ?
(C) preferable than money ?
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Preferable (Adj.) agrees with ‘to’, (Prep.)

Question No:3

His speech was marked by disagreement and scorn for his opponent’s position.

(A) is being marked with disagreement and scorn for his opponent’s position.
(B) was marked with disagreement and scorn for his opponents positions.
(C) was marked by disagreement and scorn for this opponents positions.
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- mark (Verb) agrees with ‘with’ (Prep.)

Question No:4

Changu is as tall if not, taller than Chanchu.

(A) as tall, if not, taller than
(B) as tall as, if not taller to
(C) as tall as, if not taller than
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- ‘as + Adj. (tall )+ as’ will be used.

Question No:5

The bigger dilemma facing these mega stores is how to retain customers after the novelty wear thin

(A) wears thin.
(B) cools down.
(C) wears off.
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- wears thin (Idiom) : begins to become weaker or less acceptable
cools down (Phr. V.) : becomes calm, less excited or less enthusiastic wears off (Phr. V.): gradually disappears or stops.

Question No:6

She has slept for eight hours last night.

(A) slept
(B) had slept
(C) has been sleeping
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Simple Past Tense ‘slept’ will be used.

Question No:7

I have seen the film and she also has .

(A) has also
(B) has too
(C) too has
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- too (Adv.) is used at the end of the sentence.

Question No:8

He is in want of a reliable servant.

(A) refused
(B) needs
(C) declined
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- is in want of (Idiom): needing something needs (Verb): requires something/somebody because it/he is essential or very important

Question No:9

He was rejected because he was too young.

(A) so
(B) hence
(C) though
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- No improvement

Question No:10

I hope that I shall get a First Class.

(A) I feel that
(B) I hope
(C) I am doing
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- ‘that’ will not be used.