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Sentence Improvement MCQ-162

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

She is improving her pronunciation of English with a view to become a newsreader.

(A) No improvement
(B) be becoming
(C) have become
(D) becoming

Explanation:- with a view to should be followed by a Gerund, not an Infinitive.
Hence, becoming will be used.

Question No:2

The kingfisher is a bird founded most in the Eastern Hemisphere, especially in the southeast Asian countries.

(A) a bird find mostly
(B) a bird mostly founded
(C) a bird found mostly
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- mostly (Adverb) : mainly, generally. found (Verb) is the Past Tense of find (V.) founded is the incorrect usage.
Hence, a bird found mostly.

Question No:3

Instead of his hard work, he did not succeed.

(A) In spite of
(B) In case of
(C) In respect of
(D) No improvement

Explanation:-
(1) Instead of (Id.) : in the place of somebody/something.
(2) In spite of (Id.) : Despite
(3) In case of (Id.) : if something happens
(4) In respect of (Id.) : concerning Hence, in spite of will be used.

Question No:4

Seeing no way to escape, the thief suited to the Inspector.

(A) shooted
(B) surrendered
(C) supplied
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- surrender (Verb) : to allow yourself to be caught, taken prisoner etc.
Here, surrendered is the right usage.

Question No:5

If you want to catch the first flight you may leave now.

(A) must
(B) ought to
(C) No improvement
(D) could

Explanation:- must is used to say that something is necessary or very important.

Question No:6

Manoj is so credible that he immediately believed my story.

(A) No improvement
(B) credulous
(C) innocent
(D) creditable

Explanation:-
(1) credulous (Adjective) : too ready to believe things.
(2) credible (Adj.) : that can be believed/trusted
(3) creditable (Adj.) : admirable; praiseworthy
Here, credulous is the right usage.

Question No:7

Thomas Caffall the gunman killing two persons near the Texas A & M University, asked forgiveness for shooting the officers.

(A) who killed
(B) who has killed
(C) No improvement
(D) who had killed

Explanation:- Here, Past Perfect should be used. The event relates to the past.
Who had killed will be used.

Question No:8

I want to dispose off all my old furniture immediately

(A) dispose
(B) disposed off
(C) dispose of
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- dispose of something : to get rid of something that you do not want.
dispose of is the right usage.

Question No:9

He parts his hair in the centre.

(A) at the centre
(B) near the centre
(C) in the middle
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Middle : the part of something that is at an equal distance from all its edges or sides.
Look at the sentence:
He was standing in the middle of the room. centre (N.) : the middle point/part of something
• the centre of a circle
• chocolates with soft centre’s
Hence, in the middle is the right usage

Question No:10

I can’t allow to make jokes in the class.

(A) cut
(B) crack
(C) break
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Crack a joke = to tell a joke make/crack a joke : say something in order to make people laugh
• we stayed up for hours, laughing and cracking jokes.
• She would make jokes about her appearance.