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Sentence Improvement MCQ-115

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

The trek is difficult but it is worth well the Endeavour.

(A) well worth the Endeavour
(B) worth the Endeavour well
(C) the Endeavour well worth
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- worth (Prep.) : good or important enough to justify (what is specified – the trek)• a place worth visiting ‘well worth the endeavour’ will be used. It is followed by a Noun/Pronoun/-ing form of a verb

Question No:2

The manager was given a holiday and so he decided to go to the hitch-hiking.

(A) for the hitch-hiking
(B) for hitch-hiking
(C) hitch-hiking
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- hitch hike (Verb) : to travel by asking for free rides in other people’s cars, by standing at the side of the road and trying to get passing cars to stop • They hitch hiked around Europe.

Question No:3

Goaded to frenzy, the bull charged its tormentors.

(A) the tormentors were charged by the bull
(B) the tormentors were being charged by the bull
(C) the bull charged on its tormentors
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- goaded (Verb): to keep irritating or annoying somebody/something until he/it react frenzy (Noun): a state of violent mental agitation or wild excitement; temporary madness charged (Verb) : to rush forward and attack somebody/something tormentors (Noun) : person who causes somebody to suffer

Question No:4

The war was a time of tribulations for all of us.

(A) intimacy
(B) placidity
(C) stupidity
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- tribulations (Noun) : great trouble or suffering placidity (Noun) : the state of being calm and peaceful

Question No:5

The temptations that bestow young people today are ruining them.

(A) appeal
(B) beset
(C) confront
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- bestow (Verb) : to give something to somebody, especially to show how much he is respected •
It was a title bestowed upon him by the King. appeal (Verb) : to attract/interest somebody •
The design appealed to all ages. beset (Verb) : to affect somebody/something in a harmful way •
It’s one of the most difficult problems besetting our modern way of life.

Question No:6

We kept all the old paintings in a place where they would remain safe from harm or danger.

(A) will remain safe
(B) are safe
(C) may remain safe
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- We kept all the old paintings (Principal clause -Simple Past Tense)
Hence, ‘would remain safe’ will be used.

Question No:7

The tragedy is reflection of an episode that took place a decade ago.

(A) rendition
(B) reincarnation
(C) reminiscent
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- reflection (Noun) : careful thought about something, sometimes over a long period of time •
A week off would give him time for reflection. rendition (Noun) : the particular way in which something is performed•
The band gave a live rendition of their latest songs. re incarnation (Noun) : the belief that after somebody’s death their soul lives again in a new body•
Do you believe in reincarnation ? reminiscent (Adj.) : reminding you of somebody/ something

Question No:8

He makes excellent portraits.

(A) paints
(B) portrays
(C) illustrates
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- portrait (Noun) : a painting, drawing or photograph of a person

Question No:9

The dog bite him.

(A) beat him
(B) bit him
(C) bitten him
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- bit him (Simple Past Tense) will be used.

Question No:10

Students will have to take the test again tomorrow.

(A) apply the test
(B) avoid the test
(C) retain the test
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- ‘take a test/do a test’ will be used.