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Sentence Improvement MCQ-143

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 concert will start when the conductor comes.

(A) when the conductor arrives
(B) when the curtain has been raising
(C) when the audience will arrive
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- especially at the end of a journey
Hence, when the conductor arrives will be used.

Question No:2

The air-conditioner has made ceiling fans a little redundant in today’s world.

(A) superfluous
(B) obsolete
(C) extinct
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Here, obsolete is the right usage.

Question No:3

You ought to do your homework, oughtn’t you?

(A) shouldn’t.
(B) mustn’t
(C) ought
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- No improvement

Question No:4

A thing of beauty is joy forever.

(A) is the joy
(B) is joyous
(C) is a joy
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- is a joy will be used

Question No:5

The little boy fell from the roof.

(A) fell below the roof
(B) fell down the roof
(C) fell off the roof
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- off (Adv.) is used for saying that someone leaves a place. Hence, fell off the roof will be used.

Question No:6

Because that there were heavy rains the lake was flooded.

(A) Because of the
(B) As there were
(C) Since there was
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Here, because of the will be used.

Question No:7

The thieves ran away in a black car.

(A) fled
(B) escaped with
(C) jumped away
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Here, fled will be used.

Question No:8

I don’t understand why did you not call me last night.

(A) why had you not call
(B) why you did not call
(C) why not did you call
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- So, Sub. is used before the V.
Hence, why you did not call will be used.

Question No:9

What she said is not correct at all.

(A) incorrect
(B) not incorrect
(C) correct
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- No improvement

Question No:10

My uncle couldn’t rise up from his bed no more.

(A) any farther
(B) any further
(C) any more
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Use of double negatives – couldn’t and no more is incorrect. Hence, anymore will replace no more