Sentence Improvement MCQ-78

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

Please report to me when you return back from Delhi.

(A) you have returned back from
(B) you return from
(C) you returned back from
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- return (Verb) : to come or go back from one place to another
return:
turn back — > we had to return to the old rules.

Question No:2

Ravi has been demanding a lot more marks, doesn’t he ?

(A) hasn’t he?
(B) isn’t he?
(C) isn’t it?
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- to make a tag, the first auxiliary (has) will be used.

Question No:3

Exercise is benevolent to good health.

(A) beneficial
(B) beneficent
(C) bounteous
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- benevolent (Adj.): kind, helpful and generous beneficial (Adj.): favorable; advantageous; helpful beneficent (Adj.) : giving help ; showing kindness ; generous
bounteous (Adj.): giving very generously

Question No:4

He parked his vehicle under the shade of a tree.

(A) on
(B) in
(C) beneath
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- under (Prep.): below something
in (Prep.): at a point within an area or a space

Question No:5

In case if it rains, I shall not visit you.

(A) If so
(B) In case of
(C) If/In case
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- in case (Conj.): in the event that something takes place ;as a precaution, if

Question No:6

TV sets have become costlier, thanks to the sudden rise in the prices’ of imported compounds.

(A) tubes
(B) components
(C) things
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- compounds (Noun) : a thing consisting of two or more separate things combined together
> components (Noun) : one of several parts of which something is made

Question No:7

Because the enemy had a reputation for engaging in sneak attacks we were frequently on the alert.

(A) occasionally
(B) inevitably
(C) constantly
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- sneak (Verb): to go somewhere secretly, trying to avoid being seen
frequently (Adv.): often occasionally (Adv.): sometimes but not often constantly (Adv.): all the time ; repeatedly

Question No:8

Less people came to watch cricket matches this year, so the gate receipts were lesser than last year.

(A) Many
(B) Fewer
(C) Lot of
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- less (Det., Pro.): a smaller amount of — > used for Uncountable Nouns
fewer (Det., Pro.): not many — > used for Countable Nouns

Question No:9

God has bestowed man unusual gifts.

(A) bestowed with man
(B) bestowed for man
(C) bestowed on man
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- bestow something (on/upon somebody): to give something to somebody
‘bestow’ is used with ‘on/upon’ (Prep.)

Question No:10

Many workers were being held hostages.

(A) held to be hostages
(B) held as hostages
(C) held like hostages
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- No improvement