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Sentence Improvement MCQ-80

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

Let us go see her new house, shall we?

(A) do we ?
(B) don’t we ?
(C) do they ?
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- After ‘let us’, (when there is a suggestion or proposal), the tag begins with ‘shall’.

Question No:2

It took a long time for him to realize, what was truth.

(A) what is truth.
(B) what was the truth.
(C) what the truth was.
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- ‘what the truth was’ will be used.
Structure of the sentence will be as follows:
Subject( the truth) + Verb (was)+—-

Question No:3

My mother is worried about my father’s health and also I .

(A) I also
(B) also me
(C) so am I
(D) also I am

Explanation:- ‘so am I will be used.

Question No:4

Roads are wet, it must have rained last night.

(A) must had
(B) might have been
(C) must have been
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- ‘must have’ expresses an opinion about an earlier (past) situation, based on evidence.
Dinosaurs were very big; they must have eaten a lot.

Question No:5

He must know them in their most plausible form, isn’t it ?

(A) isn’t he?
(B) mustn’t he ?
(C) can’t he ?
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Positive sentences require negative tags. First Auxiliary (Must) + not (Mustn’t)

Question No:6

English opens the window upon the world’s knowledge.

(A) the English
(B) the English language
(C) the English land
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- English (Noun): English language or literature as a subject of study
The English (None): the people of England
The English language (Adj.): relating to England, its people, or its language

Question No:7

If one works hard, you have got the reward.

(A) one gets
(B) one has got
(C) one will get
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Sentence Structure will be as follows:
If-clause (Simple Present Tense) -> will (Simple Future)

Question No:8

The U.N.O. insists on better understanding between the countries of the world.

(A) among the countries
(B) with the countries
(C) by the countries
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- between (Prep.) —> one member to another member (reciprocal)
among (Pre. p) -> with all members (collective)

Question No:9

He doesn’t smoke, nor I did.

(A) nor I smoke
(B) nor I do
(C) nor do I
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- nor (Conj., Adv.) : used before a positive verb to agree something negative that has just been said.
She doesn’t like them and nor does he.
I’m not going and nor is he.

Question No:10

His reasons can be good, is it not?

(A) Can they?
(B) Isn’t he ?
(C) Can’t they ?
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Positive sentence — > Negative tag
Tag structure — > First auxiliary (can) + not (can’t)