Sentence Improvement MCQ-149

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

He impressed with his words than with his acts rather.

(A) He impressed with his words rather than with his acts
(B) He rather impressed with his words than with his acts
(C) Rather he impressed with his words than with his acts
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Rather than = instead of somebody/something. I think I will have a cold drink rather than coffee.

Question No:2

John loves Mary so much that she can turn him round her finger.

(A) turn a blind eye
(B) turn him a cold shoulder
(C) turn his head
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- No improvement

Question No:3

He has a good command over both English and French is known to all.

(A) That he has a good command over both English and French is known to all
(B) That is known he has a good command over both English and French to all
(C) That a good command over both English and French he has is known to all
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Here, clause i.e., That he has a good …….. should be used.

Question No:4

I want a nurse to look after my child of about fifty years.

(A) I want a nurse to look of about fifty years after my child
(B) I want a nurse of about fifty years to look after my child
(C) To look after my child of about fifty years I want a nurse
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Here, the person needs a nurse of age fifty.
Hence, I want a nurse of about fifty years ………… should be used.

Question No:5

Why should you be despaired of your success of your undertaking?

(A) you despair of the success of your undertaking
(B) you despair of success of undertaking
(C) you be despaired of the success of your undertaking
(D) No improvement.

Explanation:- It is not proper to use possessive case repeatedly.

Question No:6

As Rees was going to town in the High Street a savage dog attacked him and bit him.

(A) going to town a savage dog attacked him and bit him in the High Street
(B) in the High Street a savage dog attacked him and bit him in the town
(C) going to town in the High Street a savage dog bit him and attacked him
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- going to town a savage dog attacked him and bit him in the High Street

Question No:7

Something is pretty here that Vineeta can wear to the party.

(A) Something here is pretty
(B) Something is here pretty
(C) Here is something pretty
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Here is something pretty means : there is something that is pretty.

Question No:8

I have dreamt all my life to own a beautiful maroon colored car.

(A) of owning
(B) to owning
(C) at owning
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Dream of = to imagine and think about something Look at the sentence :
He dreams of running (Gerund) her own business.

Question No:9

Sitting on the hill top, the sun went down watching before him.

(A) he watched the sun go down
(B) the sun went down with him watching.
(C) the sun went down when he watched.
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- It is an error of unattached participle.
Hence, he watched the sun go down …… should be used.

Question No:10

The office is soon to be closed.

(A) just to
(B) about to
(C) immediately to
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Just = at this/that moment; going to happen only a few moments from now.