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Sentence Improvement MCQ-164

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

Where are you coming from ?

(A) No improvement
(B) do you come from
(C) were you from
(D) you are coming from

Explanation:- Here, present simple should be used.
Where do you come from? = Where do you live?

Question No:2

Directions In the following questions, a part of the sentence is printed in bold. Below are given alternatives to the bold part which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternatives. In case no improvement is needed your answer is No improvement.
Journalism and medicine would be two of his career options.

(A) No improvement
(B) could be
(C) will be
(D) might be

Explanation:- Might is used when showing that something is or was possible.

Question No:3

No economist can accurately foresee whether tax will go up or down.

(A) expect
(B) anicipate
(C) No improvement
(D) obviate

Explanation:- Anticipate = to see what might happen in the future.

Question No:4

One should keep their word.

(A) One’s
(B) his
(C) everyone’s
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- The possessive case of one is one’s.

Question No:5

Many a man have died of cancer.

(A) No improvement
(B) have died from
(C) have been dying of
(D) has died of

Explanation:- Many a man is a Singular Subject.
Hence Singular Verb i.e. has died of should be used.

Question No:6

I want to admit in a university in the US.

(A) go
(B) enter
(C) enrol
(D) No improvement

Explanation:-
(1) admit (V.) : allow to enter/join
(2) enrol (V.) : to arrange for yourself/for somebody else to officially join a course, school, etc.
Hence, enrol will be used in place of admit.

Question No:7

He was a failure at art but his last piece was so beautiful that no one could believe he had painted it.

(A) breath taking enough to be unreal.
(B) indeed a masterpiece !
(C) very realistic and unbelievable.
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- No improvement

Question No:8

This matter admits no excuse.

(A) admits for
(B) No improvement
(C) admits of
(D) admits to

Explanation:- (1) admit of (Phr. V.) : to show that something is possible as a solution, an explanation, etc.
(2) admits (V.) : to accept truth
(3) admit to (Phr. V.): to confess something to someone Here, admits of will be used.

Question No:9

I was greatly shocked by the most ruthless murder.

(A) gruesome
(B) shocking
(C) loathsome
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- (1) Gruesome (Adjective) : very unpleasant and filling you with horror (of death injury)
(2) ruthless (Adj.) : hard and cruel (of people or their behavior)
(3) loath some (Adj.) : extremely unpleasant ; disgusting
Hence, gruesome is the right usage here.

Question No:10

She is annoying that her father had not accepted her suggestion.

(A) was to annoy
(B) had to annoy
(C) No improvement
(D) was annoyed

Explanation:- Here, Past Perfect Tense has been used
.When both the events happen in the Past, the first event takes Past Per. T. and the second event takes Simple Past Tense Hence, was annoyed will be used.