Sentence Improvement MCQ-113

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

Playing cricket and football are his best hobbies.

(A) favourite
(B) closest
(C) friendliest
(D) worst

Explanation:- favourite(Adj.): liked more than others of the same kind

Question No:2

Laura forgot her friend’s birthday, so she make her a cardwhen she finally remembered.

(A) bought her a card
(B) send her a card
(C) dispatch her a card
(D) e-mail her a card

Explanation:- bought her a card (Simple Past Tense) will be used.

Question No:3

Rajan has got many friends because he has got much money.

(A) a lot of money
(B) enough money
(C) bags of money
(D) very much money

Explanation:- a lot of (Det.): a large number or amount of somebody/something

Question No:4

One of my friend is an engineer.

(A) One of my friends
(B) One among my friends
(C) One of friend of mine
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- ‘one of is followed by a Plural Noun/Pronoun

Question No:5

The constitution of India guaranteed each citizen equal rights and privileges.

(A) Indian guaranties
(B) India guarantees
(C) India guarantys
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- It is a Universal Truth. Hence, Simple Present Tense ‘guarantees’ will be used.

Question No:6

I give key to my wrist watch every day.

(A) wind down
(B) wound up
(C) wind
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- wind (Verb) : to make a clock or other piece of machinery work by turning a knob, handle, etc. several times

Question No:7

We did a test when the lights went out.

(A) have been doing
(B) were doing
(C) had done
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- were doing (Past Progressive or Continuous Tense) will be used.

Question No:8

The frightened convict wept for mercy.

(A) mumbled
(B) pleaded
(C) shouted
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- wept (Verb): Past Tense of weep – to cry, usually because you are sad mumbled (Verb) : to speak or say something in a quiet voice in a way that is not clear pleaded (Verb): to ask somebody for something in a very strong and serious way

Question No:9

He put up a lot of work on that article.

(A) put in
(B) put down
(C) put over
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- put up (Phr. V.): to show a particular level of skill, determination, etc. in a fight or contest • The team put up a great performance. put in (Phr. V.): to spend a lot of time or make a lot of effort doing something put down (Phr. V.) -. to land (of an aircraft or its pilot) put over (Phr. V.) : to communicate your ideas, feelings. etc. successfully to somebody

Question No:10

The beggar was satisfied with his lowly meal.

(A) miserly
(B) mean
(C) meagre
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- lowly (Adj.) : low in status/importance miserly (Adj.) : too small (of a quantity/amount) meagre (Adj.) : small in quantity and poor in quality