Sentence Improvement MCQ-96

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

With these extra people you can work easily with this job.

(A) deal
(B) improve
(C) cope
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- work (Verb) : to do something
deal (Verb) : to do business with somebody
improve (Verb) : to become better than before
cope (Verb) : manage; to deal successfully with something difficult

Question No:2

I visited my aunt just before a week.

(A) a week before
(B) a week earlier
(C) a week ago
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- before (Adv.) : at an earlier time ; in the past the week before (the previous week)
long before (a long time earlier)
earlier (Adv.) : near the beginning of a period of time, an event, a piece of work, etc.
early in the week /year/season/morning
ago (Adv.) : used in expressions of time with the Simple Past Tense to show how far in the past something happened

Question No:3

Foreigners often come across with serious difficulties in studying English.

(A) have to come across with
(B) come cross with
(C) come across
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- come across (with something) (Phr. V.) : to provide or supply something when you need it.
I hoped she would come across with some more information.come across (Phr. V.) : to meet or find somebody/ something by chance

Question No:4

He work hard will succeed.

(A) who will work hard
(B) who will be working hard
(C) who works hard
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Who (Rel. Pro.) will be used after he (Subject) and before work (Verb)
He __ work hard (Adjective clause)
Hence, ‘who’ will be used. Verb (work) will be in Plural (works) -ยป Simple Present Tense

Question No:5

It is high time you started revising your lessons.

(A) start
(B) had started
(C) will start
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- The sentence structure is as follows:
It’s high time + Subject (you) + Past Verb (started) -> Refers to the present moment

Question No:6

Officials were asked to examine the likelihood of providing banking facilities in the area.

(A) probability
(B) possibility
(C) profit
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- likelihood (Noun): the chance of something happening ; probability
There is very little likelihood of that happening,
probability (Noun) : how likely something is to happen ; likelihood
possibility (Noun): the fact that something might exist or happen, but is not certain to
Bankruptcy is a real possibility if sales don’t improve, profit (Noun): the advantage that you get from doing something

Question No:7

The shortage of fuel has obstacled interstate transportation.

(A) facilitated
(B) hampered
(C) burdened
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- obstacle (Noun) : a situation, an event, etc. that makes it difficult for you to do or achieve something ; hindrance
facilitated (Verb) : to make an action or a process possible or easier
hampered (Verb) : to prevent somebody from easily doing or achieving something ; hindered
burden (Verb): to give somebody a duty, responsibility, etc. that causes worry, difficulty or hard work.

Question No:8

Being a rainy day, we had to abandon the match.

(A) Having been a rainy day
(B) It being a rainy day
(C) It been a rainy day
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Subject (It) will be attached before ‘being’. ‘It’ specifies the ‘day’.

Question No:9

Rahul gave me an old scissor.

(A) an old scissors
(B) a pair of old scissors
(C) a pair of old scissor
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- ‘scissors’ (Noun) : used as singular as well as plural and the term ‘a pair’ is used with it to specify a single piece (a pair of scissors – one pair of scissors)

Question No:10

The teacher was angry with Paul as he had not done the homework.

(A) at
(B) on
(C) from
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- angry (Adj.) agrees with Prep, (with)