Sentence Improvement MCQ-154

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 chickens in his farm are fatted up nicely.

(A) are fattened
(B) are fattening
(C) are fat tying
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- fatten = to make or become fatter.

Question No:2

The university asked him to return back the funds allotted for the project.

(A) No improvement
(B) to bring back the funds
(C) to settle the funds
(D) to return the funds

Explanation:- Return = bring/give back.
I had to return some books to the library.
The use of ‘back’ is not needful.
Here, to return the funds will be used.

Question No:3

He learnt the lesson with great care.

(A) carefully
(B) carelessly
(C) with care
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Carefully (Adverb) = attentively carefully is the right usage.

Question No:4

No one cared for the boy after his father died.

(A) cared for the boy since his father died
(B) No improvement
(C) took the boy for care after his father’s death
(D) took care of the boy after his father died

Explanation:- Take care of= to care for somebody.
Here, took care of the boy after his father died will be used.

Question No:5

He insisted to go with me.

(A) insisted upon going
(B) agreed to go
(C) No improvement
(D) insisted that he should go

Explanation:- Insist on/upon something = to demand something and refuse to be persuaded to accept anything else.
Gerund (- ing form) will be used.
Hence, insisted upon going is the right usage.

Question No:6

The hawk said that the pigeons and dove are meat birds.

(A) No improvement
(B) meek birds
(C) meet birds
(D) weak birds

Explanation:- Meek = quiet, gentle
Here, meek birds will be used.

Question No:7

The second pigeon flew just as the first pigeon bad flown.

(A) No improvement
(B) one had done
(C) one had flown away
(D) had done

Explanation:- The repetition of pigeon is not proper.

Question No:8

The old man has acquired experience through age.

(A) No improvement
(B) developed experience
(C) experienced
(D) got experience

Explanation:- He gained valuable experience whilst working on the project.
Acquire gain something by your own efforts, ability or behavior.

Question No:9

Water and soil pollutants find their entry into the body through ingestion of contaminated water or food.

(A) No improvement
(B) digestion of contaminated
(C) injection of contaminated
(D) passage of contaminated

Explanation:- Ingest = to take food; drug Into your body, usually by swallowing.

Question No:10

He lives far from the station.

(A) No improvement
(B) away from the station
(C) a long way from the station
(D) off the station

Explanation:- The restaurant Is not far from here.