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Sentence Improvement MCQ-102

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 not finished to paint the door.

(A) painting
(B) the paint of
(C) the painting
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- gerund ‘painting’ will be used.

Question No:2

She usually does not leave for work until she finished all her chores.

(A) finishes
(B) has finished
(C) had finished
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Simple Present Tense ‘finishes’ will be used -»the first sentence is in Simple Present Tense.

Question No:3

The article should not exceed more than hundred words.

(A) exceed beyond
(B) exceed than
(C) exceed
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- exceed (Verb): to be more than a particular number or amount

Question No:4

Geeta said that she had never viewed across a book she liked so much .

(A) come across
(B) come through
(C) come round
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- come across (Something) (Phr. V.): to find something

Question No:5

I will be giving blood in the hospital at 00 a.m. tomorrow.

(A) exchanging
(B) contributing
(C) donating
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- giving something for a noble cause is ‘donating’ (Verb)

Question No:6

The fishermen are fishing in the sea from sunrise and will continue to do so until sunset.

(A) have fished
(B) have been fishing
(C) were fishing
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- Present Perfect Continuous Tense (have been fishing) will be used.
The structure of the sentence is as follows:
Subject (The fishermen )+ Aux. V. (have) have + Aus. V. (be) been + Main V. fishing

Question No:7

Which newspaper do you subscribe for?

(A) subscribe in
(B) subscribe at
(C) subscribe to
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- subscribe (to something) (Phr. V.) : to pay an amount of money regularly in order to receive or use something.

Question No:8

Mary wondered if the other girls were as excited as she was.

(A) that
(B) whether
(C) that if
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- if (Conj.): used after ‘wonder’ to introduce one of two or more possibilities ; whether
• I wonder if I should wear a coat or not.

Question No:9

His friends could not tell me why he did not come to college yesterday.

(A) why had he not come
(B) why did he not come
(C) why not had he come
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- No improvement The tense of the verb remains unchanged.

Question No:10

The festival is likely to fall in December,

(A) will likely to fall
(B) will be likely to fall
(C) will likely for fall
(D) No improvement

Explanation:- likely (Adv.): very probably (used to say that something is likely to happen)