Sentence Improvement MCQ-153

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

He did not give me some books.

(A) more
(B) any
(C) much
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- As the sentence shows negative sense, any should be used here.

Question No:2

We saw one tiger approached to us.

(A) approaching to us
(B) approaching us
(C) approaching towards us
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Here, approaching (Gerund) us should be used. Use of Preposition to is incorrect.

Question No:3

There were so many children at the party- that it was hardly impossible to keep a count.

(A) hardly possible for keeping
(B) hardly impossible keeping
(C) hardly possible to keep
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Hardly is a negative word meaning – almost no/ not. So, another negative word will not be used. Hence, hardly possible to keep should be used.

Question No:4

I am the secretary of the sports club since its formation five years ago.

(A) was
(B) have been
(C) had been
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- It is evident that the job continues for a period of time.
Hence, Present Perfect Continuous should be used. have been is the right usage.

Question No:5

Sunil was acting strange when I saw him.

(A) strangely
(B) stranger
(C) more strange
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- An Adverb modifies a Verb. Hence, strangely will be used.

Question No:6

I shall not go until I am invited.

(A) till
(B) whether
(C) unless
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- until; till (Conj., Prep.) : up to the point in time/ the event mentioned
unless (Conj.) : used to talk about a situation that could happen, or something that could be true, in the future.
The sentence means –If I am not invited, I shall not go.

Question No:7

Directions In the following questions, a part of the sentence is printed in bold. Below are given alternatives to the bold part at (1), (2), (3) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, your answer is (4).
Question No:1

The workers should have been more meticulous.

(A) Committed
(B) Precise
(C) No improvement
(D) Punctual

Explanation:- Committed = willing to work hard and give your time and energy to something.

Question No:8

I was angry atmyself for making such a big mistake.

(A) with
(B) about
(C) No improvement
(D) on

Explanation:- He felt angry at the injustice of the situation Please don’t be angry with me. angry (Adj.) agrees with with (Prep.) when one is angry with somebody, and with at (Prep.) when one is angry at something.

Question No:9

Torture and trauma has made her a mental patient.

(A) No improvement
(B) Lunatic
(C) Mania
(D) Mad

Explanation:- Lunatic = a person who is mentally ill.

Question No:10

She is very eccentric woman.

(A) Impatient
(B) No improvement
(C) Unusual
(D) Generous

Explanation:- No improvement