Sentence Improvement MCQ-79

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 told me that he was married four years.

(A) over four years
(B) four years ago
(C) about four years
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- ‘four years ago will be used,

Question No:2

Chennai is by the way a cosmopolitan city.

(A) by the by
(B) by and large
(C) on the large
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- by the way (Idiom) : used for introducing a comment or question that is not directly related to what you have been talking about
by and large (Idiom) : in general; mainly; to a large extent

Question No:3

For me, money is only the means to an end.

(A) only means
(B) only the mean
(C) only a means
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- only (Adv.): just It was only— >( just) a matter of time.
one (Adj.) : alone In a class or category That is the only possible right an ver.

Question No:4

The bullet struck a wall and was diverted from its course.

(A) twisted
(B) reflected
(C) deflected
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- diverted (Verb) : made somebody or something change direction
deflected (Verb): changed direction after hitting something

Question No:5

You should not boasting of your achievements.

(A) boast for
(B) boast at
(C) boast of
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- boast about something :
She is always boasting about her children, boast of something:
He openly boasted of his skills.

Question No:6

Kannan asked me to go round with them, but I didn’t want.

(A) don’t want
(B) don’t want to
(C) didn’t want to
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Prepositions are used at the end of the sentence in Inf. structures, to make the sense clear.

Question No:7

We eat that we may live.

(A) might
(B) shall
(C) should
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- may (Mod. v.) : used for saying that something is possible
might (Mod. v.): Past Tense of ‘may’
shall (Mod. v.) : used with T and ‘we’ for talking about or predicting the future
should (Mod. v.) : used for saying that something is the best thing or the right thing to do

Question No:8

He had his breakfast, when we visited him.

(A) He had taken his breakfast
(B) He wished to have his breakfast
(C) He avoided his breakfast
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Structure of sentence (Past Perfect Tense) will be as follows:
subject + had + verb (Past Participle form)
He + had + taken

Question No:9

When the Inspector of Police said this, we knew whom he was eluding.

(A) intending
(B) referring to
(C) hinting
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- eluding (Verb): managing to avoid or escaping from somebody/something especially in a clever way
referring to (Phr. v.): speaking about or mentioning about somebody/something
hinting (Verb): suggesting something in an indirect way

Question No:10

The doctor reassured that the operation was a routine one.

(A) is reassuming
(B) reassured me
(C) was reassuming
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- reassure (Verb): put somebody’s mind at ease. They tried to reassure her, but she still felt anxious.
reassume (verb) : to carry on ; to adopt again; to resume
object (me) will be used after ‘reassured’