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Sentence Improvement MCQ-127

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

Some players on the team suffer from chronic knee problems and will not play in the next playoff.

(A) Some players on the team suffers
(B) Some player on the team . suffered
(C) Some player on the team suffer
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- No improvement

Question No:2

Sushma has wisdom, charm and she has a good sense of humour.

(A) has a good sense of humour
(B) Sushma had a good sense of humour
(C) a good sense of humour
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Use of double subjects (Sushma, she) is superfluous.

Question No:3

They knocked down ten houses when they built the new road.

(A) pulled down
(B) ruptured
(C) removed
(D) No Improvement

Explanation:- knock down (something) (Phr. V.) : to destroy a building by breaking its walls; demolish
pulled down (Phr. V.): to destroy a building completely ; demolish

Question No:4

The gentry of the town was invited.

(A) is invited
(B) has been invited
(C) were invited
(D) No improvement.

Explanation:- gentry (Noun) : people belonging to a high social class — > used with a Plural Verb (were invited)

Question No:5

After the written exam, you will also have an oral exam.

(A) practical
(B) viva voce
(C) vocal
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- No improvement

Question No:6

The regular use of alcohol, only in small quantities, tends to cause mischief in many ways to various organs of the body.

(A) though in small quantities
(B) even in a little quantity
(C) even in small quantities
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- ‘even is a little quantity’ will be used.

Question No:7

If you were the Prime Minister of India what steps would you have taken to end unemployment ?

(A) will you take
(B) will you be taking
(C) would you take
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- The sentence structure will be as follows:
If you were (Simple Past)…… would you + take (Simple Past) ….

Question No:8

A high school student is not even understanding the basics of Chemistry and Physics.

(A) does not understand even
(B) was not even understanding
(C) has even not understood
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- It is a general statement.
Hence. Simple Present Tense ‘does not understand even’ will be used.

Question No:9

One of my neighbors will sell his house who is going abroad.

(A) One of my neighbours will who is going abroad sell his house.
(B) One who is going abroad of my neighbours will sell his house.
(C) One of my neighbours who is going abroad will sell his house.
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- ‘one of my neighbours, who is going abroad will sell his house’ will be used.
Position of who (Relative Pro.) will be changed

Question No:10

There are many species of parakeets in India, the recognizable being the Rose-ringed parakeet.

(A) more recognizable
(B) more recognized
(C) most recognizable
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Superlative Degree (Most recognizable) will be used with Def. Art. (the)