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Sentence Improvement MCQ-134

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

We did not see this movie yet.

(A) never seen
(B) have not seen
(C) never have seen
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Here, have not seen will be used.

Question No:2

The sight of the lizard is hateful tome.

(A) repulsion
(B) repulsive
(C) repulse
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Here, repulsive will be used.

Question No:3

During his long discourse, he did not touch the central idea of the topic.

(A) touch
(B) touch up
(C) touch upon/on
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Here, touch upon/on will be used.

Question No:4

He will revise it when he is comes back.

(A) when he come back
(B) on coming back
(C) when he came back
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- on coming back

Question No:5

The members of the student’s union did not give the examination in protest.

(A) did not write
(B) did not sit for
(C) did not show up for
(D) No improvement

Explanation:-
(1) give an exam is something a teacher does to her students
(2) take an exam is something a student does to prove their knowledge
(3) sit for an exam is the same as take an exam
(4) write an exam is the same as give an exam. Here, did not sit for will be used.

Question No:6

She was kept from her assignment because of her loquacious room-mate.

(A) noisy
(B) irritating
(C) talkative
(D) No improvement

Explanation:-
(1) loquacious (Adj.) : very talkative, especially of persons given to excess conversation
(2) talkative (Adj.) : liking to talk a lot loquacious is a synonym of talkative
Here, talkative is the right usage.

Question No:7

James epitomizes everything that a leader should be.

(A) worships
(B) loves
(C) adores
(D) No improvement

Explanation:-
(1) epitomizes (V.) : to be a perfect example of something
(2) worships (V) : to love and respect somebody/ something; adore
(3) adores (V.) : to love somebody very much Here, epitomizes is the correct usage.

Question No:8

The businessman is respectively connected.

(A) respectfully
(B) respectably
(C) receptively
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Here, respectfully is the right word to be used.
(1) respectably (Adv.) : in a way that is considered by society to be acceptable, good/correct
(2) respectfully (Adv.) : in a way that shows respect

Question No:9

The old man is addicted to singing.

(A) is fond of singing
(B) is used to singing
(C) likes singing
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Here, is fond of singing is the right usage.
(1) addicted (to something) (Adj.) : spending all your free time doing something because you are so interested in it.
(2) fond of (doing something) (Adj.) : finding something pleasant/enjoyable, especially something you have liked/enjoyed for a long time

Question No:10

We were not used to get up early.

(A) used to getting up
(B) getting up
(C) used to be up
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- structure of be used to is as follows:
Sub. (We) + Main V. (be) (were) + not(not) + used to (used to) + Ob.(getting up early) .
If the Ob. involves a V. , we use – ing form (Gerund) Hence, used to getting up will be used.-