Sentence Improvement MCQ-107

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

Directions In the following questions, a part of the sentence is bold. Below are given alternatives to the bold part at (1), (2), (3) and (4) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative.
He told his tale of woe with tears in his eyes.

(A) narrated
(B) recited
(C) was telling
(D) narrate

Explanation:- tell (Verb) : to give information to somebody by speaking or writing narrate (Verb) : to tell a story ; to relate Simple Past Tense ‘narrated’ will be used

Question No:2

I prefer tea more than coffee.

(A) than
(B) to
(C) better than
(D) much more than

Explanation:- Inf. (to) will be used after ‘prefer’ (Verb) and not than’ (Prep., Conj.)

Question No:3

The teacher told that Monday would be a holiday

(A) is telling
(B) has told
(C) said
(D) might tell

Explanation:- said (Verb) will be used as there is no object mentioned.

Question No:4

We have to respect our elders.

(A) should
(B) may
(C) can
(D) better

Explanation:- should (Mod. V.) : used for indicating duty have to (Mod. V.): used for showing that you must do something • You don’t have to knock -just walk in.

Question No:5

I am working here from 2008

(A) have been working here since
(B) have worked here from
(C) have been working here from
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Present Perfect Continuous Tense ‘have been working here since’ will be used. since (Prep.): from a point in the past until now • We’ve been living here since 2006.

Question No:6

Myself Rajesh Mehta.

(A) My selves
(B) Myself is
(C) I am
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- myself (Pro.) : the Reflexive form of I (pro.): used as the subject

Question No:7

The qualities which have supported Tilak and given him his hard-earned success have been rare in Indian politics.

(A) gave
(B) had given
(C) have given
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Simple Past Tense ‘gave’ will be used.

Question No:8

Have you taken your breakfast?

(A) had
(B) eaten
(C) done
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- have/had is used with food and drink (a meal, breakfast, lunch, dinner, a snack, a cup of tea) [British Council – Learn English]

Question No:9

You can’t get good marks unless you don’t work hard.

(A) till you don’t
(B) unless you
(C) until you don’t
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- unless (Conj.) — > used in a negative sense. Hence, an affirmative sentence will be used.

Question No:10

I am having two sisters.

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

Explanation:- have (Stative Verb) — > expresses a state/condition rather than action — > will not be used in Progressive Tense