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Sentence Improvement MCQ-146

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

The tribunal has postponed the hearing to December

(A) delayed
(B) pushed
(C) adjourned
(D) No Improvement

Explanation:-
(2) postponed (V.) : to arrange for an event, etc. to take place at a later time/date Here, adjourned is the right usage.

Question No:2

The workers are very determined on fighting for their dues.

(A) No Improvement
(B) have seriously planned
(C) hell bent
(D) have decided

Explanation:- Here, hell bent will be used.

Question No:3

I will buy the house provided it is quite sound.

(A) unless
(B) whether
(C) until
(D) No Improvement

Explanation:- No Improvement

Question No:4

It was fortunate that the time bomb had burst only after the crowd had dispersed.

(A) exploded
(B) No Improvement
(C) blown up
(D) erupted

Explanation:- Event shows past time. Hence, Simple Past i.e., exploded (burst loudly and violently) should be used.

Question No:5

The amount multiplies over a period of time.

(A) within
(B) in
(C) by
(D) No Improvement

Explanation:- No Improvement

Question No:6

The police found a human body in the forest.

(A) corpse
(B) No Improvement
(C) carcass
(D) copse

Explanation:-
(2) carcass (N.) : the dead body of an animal
(3) copse (N.) : a small area of trees/bushes growing together
Here, corpse is the right usage.

Question No:7

The teacher asked him to copy the material word for word.

(A) by
(B) No Improvement
(C) before-
(D) after

Explanation:- word for word (Id.) : in exactly the same words.

Question No:8

Granting that he has a very great influence, he cannot injure us.

(A) Having great influence
(B) He may have great influence so
(C) Because of his great influence
(D) No Improvement

Explanation:- grant: to admit that something is true.

Question No:9

Equipment and practice-space will be provided for the players.

(A) Much facility
(B) Each facility
(C) No Improvement
(D) Every facility

Explanation:- It is proper to use every facility ( all facilities) here.

Question No:10

Everyone of this girls is beautiful.

(A) that
(B) the
(C) these
(D) No Improvement

Explanation:- everyone of is followed by a Plural Noun.
Hence, these will replace this.