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Sentence Improvement MCQ-137

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

Sincere workers do not rest till they have reached perfection in their work.

(A) they had achieved
(B) they have achieved
(C) they having reached
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Here, they have achieved (attained) should be used.

Question No:2

The interesting tale had its beginning more than fifty years ago.

(A) began
(B) was started
(C) initiated
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Here, Past Simple i.e., began should be used.

Question No:3

One of her friends had just got down from the bus.

(A) alighted from
(B) arrived in
(C) landed from
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Hence, alighted from will be used.

Question No:4

This crime makes a man liable for transportation till his life.

(A) to transportation to life
(B) for transportation for life
(C) to transportation for life
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- life (N.) : the period between somebody’s birth and his death.
liable (V.) agrees with to (Prep.) here.

Question No:5

I don’t think many people will be able to attend the meeting tomorrow. I, but for one, have to be in Chennai.

(A) so for one
(B) rather for one
(C) for one
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Hence, for one will be used.

Question No:6

My visits to my family are a few and far between.

(A) few and a far between
(B) few and far between
(C) few or far between
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- few (Det., Adj.): used with a Plu. N. and a Plu. V. to mean not many
a few (Det.. Adj.) : used with a Plu. N. and a Plu. V. to mean a small number/some Look at the sentences:
Few people understand the difference. We’ve had a few replies. Here, few and far between will be used.

Question No:7

Their friendship will not last through long time.

(A) last through a long time
(B) last through
(C) last long
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- last long will be used

Question No:8

All these articles are kept in a tin box to prevent from spoiling of damp in rainy season.

(A) prevent them from spoiling by damp
(B) prevent them being spoiled by damp
(C) prevent them from spoiling of damp
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- prevent them being spoiled by damp will be used. prevent from is used for stopping to do an act/something else

Question No:9

Your previous project was only failed because you did not persevere yourself in it.

(A) failed only because you did not persevere.
(B) failed only because you did not persevere for it.
(C) (3} only failed because you did not persevere.
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- was is the followed by Verb, of the sentence to express true meaning.

Question No:10

I had more sympathy with you, my friend.

(A) have a more sympathy
(B) have much sympathy
(C) had much sympathy
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- So, have much sympathy will be used.