Sentence Improvement MCQ-120

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 could not look anything in the dark room.

(A) look at
(B) see
(C) see through
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- look (Verb) : see; to turn your eyes in a particular direction look at (Phr. V.) : to examine something closely see through (Phr. V.) : to realise the truth about somebody/something • We saw through him from the start.

Question No:2

No one could explain how a calm and balanced person like him could penetrate such a mindless act on his friends.

(A) perpetuate
(B) perpetrate
(C) precipitate
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- penetrate (Verb) : to go into/through something perpetuate (Verb) : to make something such as a bad situation, a belief, etc. continue for a long time
This system perpetuated itself for several centuries. perpetrate (Verb) : to commit a crime or do something wrong or evil precipitate (Verb) : to make something, especially something bad, happen suddenly or sooner than it should .
His resignation precipitated a leadership crisis

Question No:3

Anyone who would speak with authority on the poets of the Renaissance must have a broad acquaintance with the writers of classical antiquity.

(A) Anyone who will speak
(B) If one would speak
(C) Anyone desirous for speaking
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- No improvement

Question No:4

He found a wooden broken chair in the room,

(A) wooden and broken chair
(B) broken wooden chair
(C) broken and wooden chair
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- The general order of Adjectives is as follows:
Opinion Appearance (broken) Age Colour Origin (wooden) Material

Question No:5

The starving and crawling people in the television programmelooked more like beasts than tiring creatures.

(A) posed
(B) resembled
(C) seemed
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- looked (Verb) : to seem ; to appear
That looks like an interesting book.
posed (Verb) : to dress/behave in a way that is intended to impress other people
seemed (Verb) (linking Verb) : to give the impression of being or doing something

Question No:6

I took the cycle which he bought yesterday.

(A) that he bought yesterday.
(B) which he had bought yesterday.
(C) that he has bought yesterday.
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Earlier past events (bought yesterday) will be indicated by ‘had bought yesterday’ (Past Perfect Tense)

Question No:7

Having only a few hours left, she wondered as she would finish the assignment.

(A) that if
(B) whether
(C) that
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- as (Prep.)
that (Conj.) : used after some Verbs, Adjectives and Nouns for introducing a new part of the sentence
whether (Conj.) : used in indirect questions for introducing one alternative:
used for introducing clauses after Verbs of doubting (wonder)

Question No:8

It became clear that the strangers were heading into a serious disaster.

(A) along
(B) towards
(C) on
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- into (Prep.) : used for showing the result of an action.
She was shocked into a confusion of guilt. along (Adv.) : towards a better state or position
The book is coming along nicely. towards (Prep.) : getting closer to achieving something
This is the first step towards political union head to ward (Idiom) : to point at and move towards something/someone/some place

Question No:9

Twenty kms are not a great distance in these days of fast moving vehicles.

(A) is not a great distance
(B) are not too great a distance
(C) aren’t proving a great distance
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Singular Verb ‘is’ will be used with distance Twenty km’ (measure of distance)

Question No:10

I adapted a new method to solve the problem.

(A) I have been adopted
(B) I adopted
(C) I was adapted
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- adapted (Verb) : modified ; adjusted
The animals were forced to adapt in order to survive. adopted (Verb) : to start using a particular method