Sentence Improvement MCQ-161

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

Plants cannot grow without sunshine.

(A) No improvement
(B) Plants can thrive in the sun.
(C) Plants cannot grow on a cloudy day.
(D) Plants do not live in darkness.

Explanation:- No improvement

Question No:2

The gold is a precious metal.

(A) No improvement
(B) A gold
(C) An old
(D) Gold

Explanation:- Gold is an Uncountable Noun (Material Noun). It is not proper to use the before it.

Question No:3

Old habits die hardly.

(A) No improvement
(B) die much hardly
(C) die hard
(D) die too hard

Explanation:- hardly : almost no/not/none
Old habits, traditions etc. die hard : used to say that things change very slowly.
die hard will replace die hardly

Question No:4

He is known by others.

(A) for
(B) among
(C) to
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- It is Preposition related error
to (prep.) will be used.
He is known to the police.
He is known to be an outstanding physicist.

Question No:5

They tried to win control of the company from their step brothers.

(A) inherit
(B) swindle
(C) wrest
(D) No improvement

Explanation:-
(1) wrest (Verb) : to take something such as power or control from something/somebody with great effort.
(2) inherit (Verb) : to receive money, property, etc, from somebody when they die.
(3) swindle (Verb): to cheat somebody in order to get something, especially money, from them Here, wrest will replace win.

Question No:6

Mr. Bharath was a professor whom all students respected.

(A) looked up to
(B) looked up
(C) No improvement
(D) looked over

Explanation:- No improvement

Question No:7

The criminal must be killed.

(A) hanged
(B) murdered
(C) hung
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- hang : to kill somebody as a punishment. Here, hanged is the right usage.

Question No:8

My daughter is going to take her final examination next month.

(A) under take
(B) No improvement
(C) appear
(D) give

Explanation:- No improvement

Question No:9

My father advised me to shun bad peers.

(A) escape
(B) leave
(C) avoid
(D) No improvement

Explanation:-
(1) Shun (Verb): to avoid somebody/something

Question No:10

All these events are associated like links in a chain.

(A) attached
(B) bracketed
(C) No improvement
(D) concatenated

Explanation:-
(1) attached (Adjective) : joined to something.
(2) concatenated : linked together concatenated is the right usage.