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Sentence Improvement MCQ-117

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

You can borrow my laptop as long as you promise not to misuse it.

(A) only long as
(B) too long as
(C) so long as
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- as long as (Idiom) ; only if.
We’ll go as long as the weather is good. so long as (Idiom) : only if.
Promoting a product before it is available is a good-idea, so long as you are certain it will be available soon.

Question No:2

On receiving his appointment letter, Ravi treated us with a sumptuous meal.

(A) treated us to
(B) treated us for
(C) treated us by
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- treat somebody (to something): to pay for something that somebody/ you will enjoy and that you do not usually have or do.

Question No:3

He proved himself unique for he refused to go with the tide.

(A) go in the tide
(B) go against the tide
(C) go by the tide
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- go with the tide (Idiom): to agree to the attitudes or opinions that most other people have go against the tide (Idiom) : to oppose the attitudes or opinions that most other people have

Question No:4

The building you are talking about is not existing.

(A) have not been existing
(B) does not exist
(C) has not been existing
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- does not exist (Simple Present) will be used.

Question No:5

His lecture was banned because of the bandh.

(A) called off
(B) disturbed
(C) interrupted
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- banned (Verb) : to decide or say officially that something is not allowed; prohibited
called off (Phr. V.) : to cancel something
disturbed (Verb) : to interrupt somebody when he is trying to work.
interrupted (Verb) : to say or do something that makes somebody stop what he is saying or doing.

Question No:6

Some people garner new experiences after retirement.

(A) episodes
(B) events
(C) happenings
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- garner (Verb) : acquire ; gather
experiences (Noun) : the knowledge or skill got/gained/gathered episodes (Noun) : incidents

Question No:7

The deaf man asked me to speak up.

(A) speak in
(B) speak into
(C) speak down
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- speak up (Phr. V) : usually used In order to tell somebody to speak more loudly

Question No:8

The difficulty level of this problem is extremely great.

(A) perplexity
(B) hindrance
(C) intricacy
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- difficulty (Noun) : how hard (difficult) something is perplexity (Noun) : confusion
hindrance (Noon) : a person or thing that makes it more difficult for somebody to do something or for something to happen.
intricacy (Noun) : the complicated part or detail of something

Question No:9

The cooking soup on the stove got burnt.

(A) The soup cooking on the stove got burnt.
(B) The soup which has been cooking on the stove gets burnt.
(C) The soup which have been cooking on the stove got burnt
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- The cooking soup on the stove got burnt will be used.

Question No:10

Diamonds are eternal.

(A) enduring
(B) forever
(C) imperishable
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- eternal (Adj.) : without an end ; existing or continuing forever
enduring (Adj) : lasting for a long time
imperishable (Adj.) : that will last for a long time or forever
forever (Adj.) : used for saying that a particular situation or state will always exist