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Sentence Improvement MCQ-83

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

By this time tomorrow, I will reach my home.

(A) will be reaching
(B) shall have reached
(C) can reach
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Structure of sentence in Simple Future Tense is as follows:
Subject (I) + Auxiliary Verb (will)+ Main Verb reach

Question No:2

He was so afraid that his knees knocked one another.

(A) one against
(B) each other
(C) both
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- one another (pro.) : used when you are saying that each member of a group does something to or for the other people in the group
We all try and help one another. each other (Pro.): shows that each member of a group does something to or for the other member .
They looked at each other and laughed. (A looked at B and B looked at A)

Question No:3

They only work when they have no money.

(A) When they have no money, they only work.
(B) they only work,
(C) work only when.
(D) No improvement.

Explanation:- they only work : they do only work nothing else work only when : never work, except when
Call me only when your cold is unbearable.

Question No:4

When we saw him last, he ran to catch a bus.

(A) has run
(B) was running
(C) had run
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- The structure of the Past Continuous Tense is as following: Subject (he) + Auxiliary Verb (be) (was) (Simple Past) + Main Verb (running ) + ing

Question No:5

He suddenly struck a note of discord in his otherwise harmonious presentation.

(A) unhappiness
(B) regret
(C) anger
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- discord (Noun) : lack of agreement among persons, groups or things
A note of discord surfaced during the proceedings.

Question No:6

If I dyed my hair green, everybody will laugh at me.

(A) would
(B) did
(C) may
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- The structure of the sentence is as follows:
if (if) + simple past, (I dyed) Main clause with would (would laugh) + Infinitive

Question No:7

The students often play truant, didn’t they ?

(A) can they?
(B) is indeed ?
(C) don’t they?
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- truant (Verb): (of a child) to stay away from school without permission
positive statement -> Negative
The sentence structure is as follows:
Subject (The students) Auxiliary Verb Main(play) Verb, Auxiliary (do) not not personal Pronoun same( they )as subject do not -> don’t

Question No:8

He is adequately provided forthe necessities of life.

(A) by
(B) to
(C) with
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Provide (something) for (someone) (Phr. V.).
The animals provide food for their young, provide (someone) with (something) (Phr. V.).
They provided him with money to buy new clothes. Look at the sentence :
We are here to provide the public with a service.

Question No:9

The T.V. news is doctored by non professionals and whetted by political higher-ups.

(A) wetted
(B) vetted
(C) written
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- doctored (verb): altered or modified
whetted (Verb): increased your desire for or interest in something
vetted (Verb) : checked the contents, quality, etc. of something carefully

Question No:10

Will you type these letters now ?

(A) Could
(B) Can
(C) Shall
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- can (mod. V.)-> less polite could (Mod. V) -┬╗more polite than ‘can’ The sentence structure is as follows:
Could (Could )+ Subject (you )+ Verb (type ) ….