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Sentence Improvement MCQ-114

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 has been growing weaker and his life now hangs with a thread.

(A) on
(B) to
(C) by
(D) No improvement

Explanation:-

Question No:2

The passengers were afraid, but the captain consoled them that there was no danger.

(A) guaranteed
(B) assured
(C) consolded
(D) No improvement

Explanation:-

Question No:3

Would you like some water ?

(A) Can
(B) Do
(C) Shall
(D) No improvement

Explanation:-

Question No:4

The injured man had been shot from his back.

(A) in the back
(B) to the back
(C) by his back
(D) No improvement

Explanation:-

Question No:5

Luckily we’ve got the few minutes to spare.

(A) quite few
(B) a little
(C) a few
(D) No improvement

Explanation:-

Question No:6

We hurried to the door, but nobody is there.

(A) nobody was there
(B) nobody are there
(C) nobody were there
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- nobody was there (Simple Past Tense) will be used.

Question No:7

I cannot say it to you right now. We will discuss it tomorrow.

(A) demand
(B) expect
(C) explain
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- explain (verb) will be used.

Question No:8

Let’s buy a new sari with the annual bonus, can we ?

(A) shall we
(B) could we
(C) isn’t it
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- After ‘let’s’, the tag begins with ‘shall’.

Question No:9

He is not only a good teacher but a good man.

(A) instead also
(B) but seldom
(C) but also
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- ‘not only …. but also’ — > orrelative Conjunctions.

Question No:10

The position gives an excellent remuneration.

(A) offers
(B) carries
(C) holds
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- offer (Verb) : to make available ; to provide