Sentence Improvement MCQ-122

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 clients are waiting outside since morning and will continue to wait until you meet them.

(A) have waited
(B) have been waiting
(C) were waiting
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Present Perfect continuous Tense ‘have been waiting’ will be used.

Question No:2

The workers are hell bent at getting what is due to them.

(A) hell bent on getting
(B) hell bent for getting
(C) hell bent upon getting
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- be hell bent on doing something (Idiom) : to be determined to do something

Question No:3

During his long discourse, he did not touch that point.

(A) touch upon
(B) touch in
(C) touch of
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- discourse (Noun) : a long and serious discussion of a subject in speech touch (verb) : to deal with touch upon (Phr. V.) : to deal with (a topic) in a few words, not going in detail

Question No:4

They could not tell me why did he not eat his lunch.

(A) why not had he eaten
(B) why he did not eat
(C) why had he not eaten
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- The reported clause will be in statement from why he (Subject) + did not eat (Verb)

Question No:5

He who will bid the highest will get the product.

(A) who bids the highest
(B) who the highest bids
(C) who would bid the highest
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- The sentence structure will be as follows:
he who (conditional) + bids (Simple Present) ….. will get (Simple Future) …..

Question No:6

If he had time he will call you.

(A) would have
(B) would have had
(C) has
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Simple Present Tense ‘has’ will be used.

Question No:7

John had told me that he hasn’t done it yet.

(A) told
(B) tells
(C) was telling
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- In Indirect Speech — >if Reporting Speech — > Present Tense
Then, Reporting Verb (tell) will also in Present Tense (tells)

Question No:8

The disparity of the GDP between the rich and the poor has broadened in the last some decades.

(A) have widened in the last some decades
(B) has widened in the last few decades
(C) have broadened in the last few decades
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- disparity (Noun) : a difference, especially one connected with unfair treatment• the wide disparity between the rich and the poor broadened (Verb) : to increase/become wider widened (Verb) : to become large in degree or range some (Det.) — > used with Uncountable Nouns —> some milk
few (Det.) —> used with Uncountable Nouns – few people

Question No:9

How, is beyond my understanding, the boy could fall into the ditch.

(A) How the boy could fall into the ditch is beyond my understanding
(B) Beyond my understanding is how the boy could fall into the ditch
(C) How could the boy fall into the ditch is beyond my understanding
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- ‘How the boy could fall into the ditch is beyond my understanding’ will be used.

Question No:10

The pioneer spacecraft went beyond Pluto.

(A) made its way past
(B) went across
(C) went after
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- go beyond (something) : to be more than something ; exceed
make (one’s) way (Idiom) : to go forward; advance go across (something) (Idiom) : to cross something (water, bridge, etc.)
go after (Idiom): to chase someone/something