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Sentence Improvement MCQ-168

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

Ours is a joined family.

(A) joint
(B) jointed
(C) No Improvement
(D) join

Explanation:- Here, joint (Adjective)… should be used.
Joint = involving two or more people together.

Question No:2

Be quick otherwise you would miss the train.

(A) otherwise you could have
(B) No Improvement
(C) otherwise you will
(D) otherwise you will have

Explanation:- As the structure suggests, Future Simple… should be used here.

Question No:3

The terrorist as well as his accomplices was killed in the encounter.

(A) have been killed
(B) No improvement
(C) were killed
(D) was being killed

Explanation:- When we use as well as, verb agrees according to the number/person of the first subject.

Question No:4

The Councillor behaves as if he is the Chief Minister.

(A) has been
(B) were
(C) No improvement
(D) was

Explanation:- As if is followed by plural verb (Past).
Hence, were should be used here.

Question No:5

In spite of age he is my senior.

(A) He is my senior, in keeping with his age.
(B) He is my senior in regard of his age.
(C) No improvement
(D) In respect of age, he is my senior.

Explanation:- In respect of = connecting Look at the sentence :
A writ was served on the firm in respect of their unpaid bill.

Question No:6

Rani has completed her graduation from a reputed university last year.

(A) completed
(B) was completed
(C) No improvement
(D) had been completed

Explanation:- Here, Past Simple i.e. completed… should be used.

Question No:7

The President of India administers the oath of office to the Council of Ministers.

(A) imposes the promise
(B) supervises the oath taking ceremony
(C) No improvement
(D) reads out the oath

Explanation:- Here, subject should come. Hence, It being a wet day/As it was … should be used.

Question No:8

Being a wet day, he stayed at home.

(A) Though
(B) As it was
(C) No improvement
(D) Since

Explanation:- As it was

Question No:9

We’ve got a new big house.

(A) big new house
(B) house big new
(C) No improvement
(D) house new big

Explanation:- Here, big new house …… should be used.

Question No:10

I shall write to you when I reach Agra.

(A) will write to you
(B) would write to you
(C) No improvement
(D) should write to you

Explanation:- No improvement