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Sentence Improvement MCQ-151

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

One of my friends are going to Mumbai tomorrow.

(A) will
(B) is
(C) has been
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- One of my friends is a singular subject. Hence, singular verb ‘is’ should be used.

Question No:2

I want you to clearly understand that excuses will not do.

(A) you clearly to understand
(B) to clearly understand you
(C) you to understand clearly
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Here, you to understand (V1) clearly (Adverb) …. should be used.

Question No:3

I sat down to do my assignment. Instead of that, I watched a movie.

(A) I watched a movie instead
(B) And I watched a movie
(C) I began watching a movie
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Here, I watched a movie instead …. should be used.
Instead = in the place of something.
Look at the sentences:
He didn’t reply. Instead he turned to his heel and left the room.
Now I can walk to work instead of going by car.

Question No:4

The train was late for fifty minutes.

(A) behind
(B) by
(C) around
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- by

Question No:5

The train is running late time.

(A) after
(B) behind
(C) off
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- ahead of / behind time : earlier/later than was expected
Hence, as the sense suggests, behind should be used here.

Question No:6

When the party ended, the band pack up its equipment and left.

(A) will pack up
(B) will have packed up
(C) packed up
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- The sentence shows Past Time. Hence, Past Simple i.e., packed up should be used here.

Question No:7

I made a lecture.

(A) will make
(B) gave
(C) would make
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- lecture : a talk that is given to somebody to teach about a particular subject as part of a university or college course.
Hence, delivered/gave should be used here.

Question No:8

They prevented me from danger.

(A) was preventing
(B) were preventing
(C) protected
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Here, protected : made sure that somebody/ something was not harmed, damaged should be used.

Question No:9

The room is smoky.

(A) by smokes
(B) filled with smoke
(C) with smokes
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- smoky : fall of smoke e.g., a smoky atmosphere ; a smoky pub ; a smoky fire.

Question No:10

I really enjoyed the way the fashion show was executed and I also very much liked its theme.

(A) its theme conveyed
(B) and the executing of the fashion shows theme
(C) I really liked its theme
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Here, I liked its theme very much/ I really (Ad-‘ verb) liked its theme should be used.