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Sentence Improvement MCQ-123

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 firm buys frozen seafood in . bulk, packs it into smaller pouches and then they sell them to the local grocery stores.

(A) it sells, them
(B) sell them
(C) they sell the pouches
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- The firm (Subject) is singular.
Hence, ‘it’ (Pro.) will be used

Question No:2

The learners are intended to read the sources at home.

(A) are meant
(B) are suggested
(C) are expected
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- intended (Verb) : to have a plan, result or purpose in your mind when you do something
meant (Verb) : intend
suggested (Verb) : to put forward an idea or a plan for other people to think about
expected (Verb) : required (to do something)

Question No:3

Fuji’s invention of super computer will be enable to make Japan super cede America in computer technology.

(A) will make Japan
(B) will enable Japan
(C) can make Japan
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- ‘will enable Japan’ will be used.
enable (Verb) : to make it possible for somebody to do something; allow

Question No:4

I could never repay the debt I owe to my place of study.

(A) Alma Mater
(B) Motherland
(C) Place of worship
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Alma Mater (Noun) : the school, college or university that somebody went to
Motherland (Noun) : the country that you were born in and that you feel a strong emotional connection with

Question No:5

She cries all the time.

(A) mostly every time
(B) day in and day out
(C) pretty frequently
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- all the time (Idiom) : repeatedly; the whole time day in, and day out (Idiom) : on every day; for each day.
They eat nothing but vegetables, day in, and day out.

Question No:6

For a week last month, the team’s 20 players were stranded because the Government-issued passport is not up to international standards,

(A) Government-issued passports were not up to international standards
(B) Government-issued passports are not up to international standards
(C) the passports issued by the government were not up to international standards
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- the team’s 20 players — > Plural Subject
Hence, ‘Passports’ will be used.
Simple Past Tense and Plural Verb ‘were’ will be used.

Question No:7

Since July 2008, our customers will be able to use the ATM network of BBY Bank, the bank that was acquired by us during that year.

(A) have been able to use
(B) were using
(C) will have been able to use
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- since (Adv.) : continuously from Present Perfect Tense ‘have been able to use’ will be used with ‘since’.

Question No:8

It has been raining since morning.

(A) from
(B) for
(C) during
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- No improvement

Question No:9

I am neither a poet nor philosopher.

(A) not philosopher
(B) nor the philosopher
(C) nor a philosopher
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- ‘neither – nor’ — > Correlatives ‘nor a philosopher’ will be used.

Question No:10

He was hung for murder,

(A) hang
(B) hanged
(C) hanging
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- hang (Simple Present) (Verb) : to attach something, at the top — >hung (Simple Past)
hang (Simple present) (Verb) : to kill somebody, by tying a rope around his neck and allowing him to drop — > hanged (Simple Past)