Sentence Improvement MCQ-126

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

A shrewd man could only see through the trick.

(A) Only a shrewd man could see the trick through.
(B) Only a shrewd man could see through the trick.
(C) Through the trick a shrewd man could only see.
(D) No improvement.

Explanation:- ‘Only a shrewd man could see through the trick’ will be used.

Question No:2

As soon as I reached my house, I opened my cupboard.

(A) I reached my house as soon as I opened my cupboard.
(B) As soon as I opened my cupboard I reached my house.
(C) No sooner had I reached my house that I opened my cupboard.
(D) No improvement.

Explanation:- No improvement

Question No:3

Your success for hard work depends on your ability.

(A) Your success depends on your ability for hard working.
(B) Your success depends on your ability of hard work.
(C) Your success depends on your ability for hard work.
(D) No improvement.

Explanation:- Your success depends on your ability of hard work’ will be used.

Question No:4

I wish I knew what is wrong with my car.

(A) I wish I knew what was wrong with my car.
(B) I wish I had known what is wrong with my car.
(C) I wish I know what is wrong with my car.
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- ‘I wish I knew what was wrong with my car’ will be used .
‘wish’ is followed by Simple Past Tense ‘was’

Question No:5

Just before he died, Amar, who is a poet, wrote this poem.

(A) Amar wrote this poem who is a poet, just before he died.
(B) Just before he died, Amar, who was a poet, wrote this poem.
(C) Amar, who is a poet, wrote this poem j ust before he died.
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- ‘Amar, who is a poet, wrote this poem just before he died’ will be used.

Question No:6

The flag win be risen on the 15th of August.

(A) The flag will be raised on the 15th of August.
(B) The flag will be roused on the 15th of August.
(C) The flag will be rising on the 15th of August.
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- rise (Verb) : to reach a higher level or position
The river has risen several meters raise (Verb) : to lift or move something to a higher level

Question No:7

If I had the money I would have bought the house.

(A) If I have had the money I would have bought the house.
(B) If I had had the money I would have bought the house,
(C) If i have the money I would have bought the house.
(D) No improvement ?

Explanation:- have (Present Simple) -┬╗had (Simple Past) -> had (Past Participle)
If I had the money, I would have bought the house.

Question No:8

Don’t sit in the grass. It’s wet.

(A) beside
(B) by the side of
(C) on
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- in (Prep.) : used for describing physical surroundings.
We went out in the rain.
beside (Prep.) : next to ; by the side of.
She was sitting beside me.
on (Prep.) : in/into a position covering, touching or forming part of a surface.
She climbed on to the bed.

Question No:9

The game is more important than the winning of the prize.

(A) (. Gaming is more important than winning of the prize.
(B) The gaming is more important than the winning of the prize.
(C) The game is more important than winning of the prize.
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- No improvement

Question No:10

The actor is out of jail, and not exactly a free man, since he will be under house arrest for an additional 90 days.

(A) if not exactly a free man
(B) but not exactly a free man
(C) though exactly a free man
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- As the contrast — > out of jail — > free man is evident, ‘but’ (Conj.) will be used.