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Sentence Improvement MCQ-90

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

How long are you working here?

(A) have you been working here ?
(B) you are working here ?
(C) were you working ?
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- As the action has started in the Past and is still continuing, Present Perfect Continuous Tense will be used.
The sentence structure will be as follows:
… have + Subject (you) + been + Verb + ing (working)——?

Question No:2

The officer asked his secretary to remember him about the meeting.

(A) recall
(B) remind
(C) recollect
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- remind (Verb) : cause (someone } to remember someone/or something

Question No:3

I acquainted him about the facts of the case.

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

Explanation:- acquaint (Verb) agrees with ‘with’ (Prep.)

Question No:4

He denied to be party to the deal.

(A) refused
(B) disagreed
(C) rejected
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- denied (Verb): refused to admit the truth or existence of.
refused (Verb) : showed that one is not willing to do something
disagreed (Verb): had or expressed a different opinion
rejected (Verb): dismissed as inadequate, unacceptable, or faulty

Question No:5

It is necessary to consider separately these problems, is indeed?

(A) is that it
(B) isn’t it
(C) are they
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Positive statement — > Negative tag
Tag structure -> First Auxiliary (is) + not (isn’t)

Question No:6

He was weary of failure, Didn’t he?

(A) isn’t he
(B) wasn’t he
(C) doesn’t he
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Positive statement — > Negative Tag
Tag structure –> First Auxiliary (was) + not (wasn’t)

Question No:7

What you have been doing in the workshop since last month ?

(A) have you done
(B) you have done
(C) have you been doing
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- The structure of the sentence will be as follows:
… have + Subject (you) + been + Verb + ing (doing) ?
The sentence is in Present Perfect Continuous Tense.

Question No:8

Keats says the idea very well in his poems.

(A) speaks
(B) describes
(C) expresses
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- expresses (Verb) : convey a thought or feeling in words, by looks or actions

Question No:9

The enemy soldiers went back hastily.

(A) returned
(B) retreated
(C) retrenched
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- returned (Verb): came or went back to a place or person
retreated (Verb): (of an army) withdrew from enemy forces as a result of their superior power or after a defeat
retrenched (Verb): reduced costs or spending in response to economic difficulty

Question No:10

No sooner had the teacher entered the room and the boys rushed to their seats.

(A) when
(B) than
(C) but
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- no sooner … than : used for conveying that the second event mentioned happens immediately after the first
no sooner … than — > correlatives