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Sentence Improvement MCQ-84

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

The traveller commanded of the peasant he would tell him the way to the nearest village.

(A) exclaimed of the peasant if he would
(B) enquired of the peasant if he could
(C) replied of the peasant whether he will
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- In Indirect speech, the Reporting Verb changes to asked, enquired, etc. and ‘if is used.

Question No:2

As I was new to the place, I felt like a fish In water.

(A) felt like a fish in the water.
(B) felt like a fish with water.
(C) felt like a fish out of water.
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- feel like a fish out of water (Idiom) : someone who is uncomfortable in a particular situation

Question No:3

The flood-affected people are looking forward with the visit of the Governor.

(A) looking forward to
(B) looking forward on
(C) looking forward for
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- look forward to (Idiom): to anticipate something with pleasure

Question No:4

He is fond of saving money.

(A) hoarding
(B) not spending
(C) spending carefully
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- No improvement

Question No:5

He comes often to our house.

(A) come often
(B) often comes
(C) often come
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- As there is no Aux. v. in the sentence, ‘often’ will come before the Verb ‘comes’.

Question No:6

Most of the participating members at the fair, which was organized by the students, were Mathematics teacher’s.

(A) Mathematic teachers
(B) Mathematics teachers
(C) Teacher in mathematics
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- The Subject (participating members) is Plural. So, ‘teacher’ will be used.

Question No:7

Americans do not object my calling them by their first names.

(A) my calling the
(B) to my calling them
(C) been called
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- object (Verb) agrees with ‘to’ and – ing form will be used after ‘object to’.

Question No:8

The NYC building at New York City is as high as every other building in the United States of America.

(A) high than every other building
(B) as high as every other building
(C) higher than any other one
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Comparative Degree (higher than) and ‘any other one’ will be used.

Question No:9

But here again, there are allegations of indiscriminate reclamations and acquisition to the farmland by the Adanis.

(A) reclamations and also acquisition by the farmland
(B) reclamation as well as acquisition of farmland
(C) reclamation and acquisition of farmland
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- reclamation (Noun) : reformation ; restoration to use (Singular) acquisition (Noun): the act of acquiring (Singular)

Question No:10

It is a three-years degree course.

(A) an three-years degree course
(B) a three-year degree course
(C) a three years degree course
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Sentence structure in Compound Adjectives is as follows:
Number (in words) (three)+ Hyphen (-) + time period (year) (Singular)