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Sentence Improvement MCQ-91

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

We have already disposed our old house.

(A) disposed off
(B) disposed out
(C) disposed of
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- dispose (Adj.) : prepared; ready ; in the mood dispose of (Ph. V) : to get rid of somebody or something that you do not want or cannot keep

Question No:2

We can buy anything in this shop, can we ?

(A) isn’t it
(B) can’t we
(C) don’t we
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Positive statement — > Negative tag
Tag Structure — > First Auxiliary (can) + not (can’t)

Question No:3

If I had followed your advice, I would not regret today.

(A) will not regret
(B) had not regretted
(C) would not have regretted
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- The structure of the sentence is as follows:
If( If I) + Past (had )Perfect,( followed …. I) Main Clause with would (would)+ have (have) + Past Participle (regretted)

Question No:4

Somebody must be made to answer for the securities scam.

(A) to
(B) after
(C) upon
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- answer (Verb) agrees with Prep, ‘to’

Question No:5

Corruption is the most serious problem in India.

(A) the more serious
(B) the seriouser
(C) serious
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- No improvement

Question No:6

In the desert, the sun is the master, all else resigns before its merciless rays.

(A) collapses
(B) falls
(C) retires
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- No improvement

Question No:7

I intend to learn French next year.

(A) learning
(B) learn
(C) have learnt
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Intend (Verb) of feeling. Hence, will be followed by Inf. With ‘to’.

Question No:8

The police needed him for armed robbery.

(A) liked
(B) was after
(C) were looking to
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- look to (Phr. V): to rely on or expect somebody to provide something.

Question No:9

There is no more room for you in this compartment.

(A) no seat
(B) no more space
(C) no more accommodation
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- no room (Idiom): no space

Question No:10

It is easy to see why cities grew on the river banks.

(A) along the river banks
(B) in the river banks
(C) upon the river banks
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- along (Prep.) : in a line that follows the side of something long have
on (Prep.): at or near a place