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Sentence Improvement MCQ-118

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

I have studied such characters at close hand.

(A) close to hand
(B) at close quarters
(C) close off hand
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- at close quarters (Idiom) : crowded ; in a confined space ; very near
close at band (Idiom) : near
close off (Phr. V.) : to separate something from other parts so that people may not use it

Question No:2

I must quit the job now if I prefer a better one.

(A) It’s time I quit the job if I prefer a better one
(B) It’s time I quit the better job if 1 prefer
(C) It’s time the job quits me before I get the better job
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- It’s time/It’s high time/It’s about time (Idiom) : used for saving that you think somebody should do something soon
‘It’s time I quit the job if I prefer a better one will be used.

Question No:3

The workers were bent at getting their dues.

(A) bent for getting
(B) bent upon getting
(C) bent in getting
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- bent upon (getting) (Adj.) determined to get

Question No:4

Jatin’s case against Jagat was trivial.

(A) insignificant
(B) harmful
(C) tolerable
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- trivial (Adj.) : not important/ serious
insignificant (Adj.) : not big/valuable enough to be considered important

Question No:5

How can one adjust among a passive lot?

(A) people who are cold and without feeling
(B) A lot of crowd
(C) Indolent people
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- passive (Adj.) : not taking active part
a passive lot: people who are cold and without feeling

Question No:6

Her activities are limited only to cooking and washing clothes.

(A) limited by
(B) limited to
(C) not limited to
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- limited (to something) : restricted to a particular limit of time, numbers, etc.

Question No:7

My sister doesn’t have as much jewellery as my mother.

(A) My mother has jewellery but not more than my sister.
(B) My sister has too much jewellery.
(C) My mother has more jewellery than my sister.
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- ‘My mother has more jewellery than my sister” will be used.

Question No:8

She prefers tea than coffee

(A) tea to
(B) tea over
(C) tea more than
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Inf. (to) will be used with ‘prefer (Verb) and not ‘than’ (Prep., Conj.)

Question No:9

Mutual shakes of hands was exchanged.

(A) Both shakes of hands was carried.
(B) The handshakes were exchanged.
(C) They shook hands with each other.
(D) No improvement.

Explanation:- They shook hands with each other will be used.

Question No:10

The incident made a deep impression on me.

(A) rounded
(B) profound
(C) slight
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- deep (Adj.) : strongly felt
a deep sense of loss profound (Adj.) : very great; felt or experienced very strongly