Sentence Improvement MCQ-124

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 sentence is printed in bold. Below are given alternatives to the bold 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 had hardly gone when his friend came.

(A) Hardly he had gone
(B) He had gone hardly
(C) Hardly had he gone
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- hardly (Adv.) : used for saying that something has just begun, happened, etc.
The sentence structure will be as follows:
Hardly (Adv.) + had already gone (Past Perfect Tense) + when his friend came.

Question No:2

Neither Ted nor Johan are going.

(A) have been going
(B) were going
(C) is going
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Johan (subject closest to the Verb.) is Singular.
Hence, is going (Singular Verb) will be used.

Question No:3

You have played instead of worked

(A) working
(B) having worked
(C) being worked
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- instead of (Prep.) : in the place of somebody/ something ‘instead of is followed by an – ing form working (Gerund)

Question No:4

50 New hires in this laboratory should anticipate excellent research opportunities and getting valuable clinical, experience.

(A) as well as
(B) and also getting
(C) and obtaining
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- ‘as well as’ will be used.
as well as (Idiom) : in addition to

Question No:5

It is more better to take this route than the other one.

(A) good
(B) better
(C) more good
(D) No Improvement

Explanation:- Use of Double comparatives (more and better) is incorrect.

Question No:6

She is absent; she must be sick again.

(A) She is absent; she has been sick again
(B) She is absent: she is sick again
(C) She is absent; she must have been sick again
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- No improvement

Question No:7

Jackie has already gone to the airport she will meet us at the check-in-counter.

(A) gone to the airport and Jackie will meet us
(B) gone to the airport and she will meet us
(C) gone to the airport she ought to meet us
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- and (Conj.) is used for linking clauses.
Clause 1 — > Jackie has already gone to the airport
Clause 2 — > she will meet us …..

Question No:8

The place at which the two roads meet, you will find a small log cabin.

(A) Where the two roads meet
(B) At the place where the two roads meet
(C) The place where the two roads meet
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- where (Rel. Pro.) — > used with place
‘where the two roads meet’ will be used.

Question No:9

The vivid photos of majestic animals and colorful birds from the wild-life park is a graphic depiction of what is beautiful inthe continent of Africa.

(A) is a graphic depiction of what was beautiful in
(B) are graphic depictions of what is beautiful in
(C) is a beautiful and graphic depiction of
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- ‘are graphic depictions of what is beautiful in’ will be used.
The vivid photos (Plural Subject). Hence Plural Verb ‘are’ will be used.

Question No:10

Although I was initially apprehensive, I found the eating of snails to be a rather pleasant experience.

(A) .1 ate the pleasant snail’s experience
(B) I found the snails experienced
(C) I found it to be a more pleasant experience
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- ‘I found it to be a more pleasant experience’ will be used.