Sentence Improvement MCQ-108

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

They will arrive today night.

(A) at night
(B) tonight
(C) at night today
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- tonight (Adverb): today’s night; on or during the evening or night of today

Question No:2

The offer is very good so it just can’t be true.

(A) so good to
(B) rather good to
(C) too good to
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- too (Adv.): used before Adjectives and Adverbs to say that something is more than is good, necessary, possible, etc.
Sentence structure will be as follows:
Subject(The offer ) + Verb (is) + too(too) + Adj. (good) + Inf. (to) • He’s very scared. He can’t move. • He’s too scared to move. Adj./Adv. denotes ’cause’ Inf. denotes ‘effect’

Question No:3

Sujata was Junior to me in college.

(A) junior than
(B) junior most to
(C) junior of
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- to (Prep.) : used for showing a relationship between one person/thing and another
Sujata -» junior —> me (shows the relationship between Sujata and me)

Question No:4

My friend went abroad last week.

(A) has gone
(B) went to
(C) had gone
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Simple Past Tense “went’ will be used.

Question No:5

One of my teacher has received the Sahltya Akademi award.

(A) the teacher
(B) my teachers
(C) teacher
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- one of (Pro.) : a person or thing belonging to a particular group
• It’s a present for one of my children.’one of is followed’ by a Plural Noun/Pronoun.

Question No:6

If I had gone to Mumbai, I would surely bring your books.

(A) would have surely brought
(B) could have surely brought
(C) might have brought
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Past Perfect Tense (would have surely brought) will be used with this Conditional Sentence (that starts with an ‘if)
The sentence structure will be as follows:
If + Past Perfect (had gone) …. would + have + Past Participle ‘brought’

Question No:7

The bell was ringing and ringing but no one picked up the phone.

(A) rang and rang
(B) rang repeatedly
(C) was ringing repeatedly
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- ringing and ringing: ringing again and again ; ringing repeatedly repeatedly (Adv.): many times ; happening again and again

Question No:8

SachinTendulkar has completed hundred centuries, hasn’t he ?

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

Explanation:- Positive statement — > Negative tag (with Auxiliary) Tag structure — > First Auxiliary (has) + not (hasn’t) he

Question No:9

I prefer tea rather than coffee.

(A) and
(B) over
(C) to
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Inf. (to) will be used with ‘prefer’ (Verb) and not ‘rather than’. rather than (Idiom): instead of somebody/something • I’ll have a cold drink rather than coffee.

Question No:10

The carpenter did not keep his promise that the work will be finish before the end of the week.

(A) can
(B) could
(C) would
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- In indirect speech ‘will’ changes to ‘would’ when the Reporting Verb is in Past Tense.