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Sentence Improvement MCQ-98

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

Directions In the following questions, a part of the sentences is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part at (1), (2) and (3), which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, your answer is (4).
Question No:1

He was released from the hospital yesterday

(A) let out
(B) discharged
(C) dismissed
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- released (Verb) : set somebody/something free (prisoner/hostage)
let out (Phr. V.): to come to an end, so that it may be time for people to leave (movie)
discharged (Verb) : to give somebody official permission to leave (hospital)
dismissed (Verb): to officially remove somebody from his job

Question No:2

The colours softened as the sun went down.

(A) brightened
(B) deepened
(C) mellowed
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- softened (Verb): to become or to make something softer.
brightened (Verb): to become or to make something brighter in colour
deepened (Verb) : to become or to make something deeper/worse.
mellowed (Verb) : to become or to make a colour become less bright, especially over a period of time.

Question No:3

The new manager is soft – spoken and is considerable to all.

(A) conceited
(B) considerate
(C) constricted
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- considerable (Adj.) : great in amount, size, importance, etc.
The project waste:’ a considerable amount of time and money.conceited (Adj.) : having too much pride in yourself and what you do
a very conceited person considerate (Adj.) : careful ; not to hurt or upset others ; thoughtful Tom was a kind and considerate young man. constricted (Adj.): tight/narrow; limited/restricted

Question No:4

He hanged his portrait in the main hall.

(A) hang
(B) hung
(C) had hanged
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- hang (Verb) Simple Present -»hanged (Past Tense) : kill somebody
Kasab was hanged for being a terrorist.
hang (Verb) simple Present —> hung (Past Tense): to attach something at the top
Ravi hung his coat on the hook.

Question No:5

We were unable to call on you because of the rains,

(A) help
(B) invite
(C) visit
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- call on (Phr. V.) : to formally invite or ask somebody to speak, etc.

Question No:6

Both the mother-in-laws welcomed the newlyweds with garlands of flowers.

(A) mothers-in-laws
(B) mother-in-law
(C) mothers-in-law
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- mother-in-law (Noun, Singular) -> mothers-in-law (Plural)

Question No:7

The workers looked run down.

(A) happy
(B) relaxed
(C) exhausted
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- run down (Adj.) : tired, especially after working hard
exhausted (Adj.) : very tired

Question No:8

The relatives comforted the old man whose wife had died.

(A) sympathized with
(B) pitied
(C) consoled
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- comforted (Verb): to make somebody who is worried or unhappy feel better by being kind and sympathetic towards him; consoled
sympathies with (Phr. V.): to feel sorry for somebody
pitted (Verb) : to feel sorry for somebody
consoled (Verb): to give comfort or sympathy to somebody who is unhappy or disappointed; comforted.

Question No:9

They obtained the top-secret information by wrong means.

(A) clever
(B) fraudulent
(C) bad
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- wrong (Adj.): not honest; unfair ; unjust means (Noun): a way of doing something
fraudulent (Adj.): intended to cheat somebody, usually in order to make money illegally

Question No:10

His speech was broadcasted over the radio last Thursday.

(A) was broadcast
(B) had been broadcast
(C) has been broadcast
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- broadcast (Verb)(Simple Present) — > broadcast (Simple Past)