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Sentence Improvement MCQ-129

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 was too glad to see his friend.

(A) very glad
(B) so glad
(C) to glad
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- too (Adv.) : very ; extremely too glad to– > gives a negative sense.
So, Very glad’ will be used.

Question No:2

All his efforts to find his lost child were in vane.

(A) vein
(B) wane
(C) vain
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- vane (Noun) : a flat blade, moved by wind/water (windmill)vein (Noun) : any of the tubes that carry blood from all the parts of the body to. wane (Verb) : fade : decrease vain (Adj.) : useless

Question No:3

He is so intelligent that he could win the quiz competition.

(A) will
(B) can
(C) should
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- can (Mod. V.) (Simple Present) will be used as the Main clause is in Simple Present Tense.

Question No:4

The demonstration passed away peacefully.

(A) passed out
(B) passed
(C) passed on
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- pass away (Phr. V.) : die pass out (Phr. V.) : faint; to become unconscious passed (Verb) : to move past or to the other side of something/somebody pass on (Phr. V.) : to give something to somebody else

Question No:5

They have not spoken to each other since they quarrelled.

(A) for
(B) because
(C) ever since
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- since (Conj.) : from an event in the past until now• It’s twenty years since I’ve seen her. ever since (Conj.) : continuously since the time mentioned • She had been worrying ever since the letter arrived.

Question No:6

I walked back home after the movie yesterday night.

(A) last night
(B) previous night
(C) that night
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- ‘last night’ will be used.

Question No:7

Last evening I went to the optician and bought spectacles.

(A) a spectacle
(B) two spectacles
(C) a pair of spectacles
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- spectacles (Plural) a pair of spectacles (Singular)

Question No:8

He came despite of his busy schedule.

(A) nevertheless
(B) but for
(C) in spite of
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- despite (Prep.) : in spite of nevertheless (Adv.) : despite something that you have just mentionedin spite of (Pre. phrase) : despite

Question No:9

The receptionist asked the patient, “Who recommended you to Dr. Paulson?”

(A) introduced
(B) referred
(C) alluded
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- recommend (Verb) : to tell somebody that something is good/useful, or that somebody would be suitable for a particular job, etc.introduced (Verb) : to tell somebody about yourself (name, where you live, etc.)referred (Verb) : to mention/speak about somebody/ somethingalluded (Verb) : to mention something in an indirect way

Question No:10

Seeing that she is very tired, I walked out of the room and let her sleep.

(A) Seeing that she are very tired
(B) Seeing that she was very tired
(C) Seeing she is tired
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Simple Past Tense ‘was’ will be used as the sentence is indicating a Past action.