English Language Quiz (Sentence Improvement)- 15-February -2022

Safalta Experts Published by: Annu Chaudhary Updated Tue, 15 Feb 2022 03:29 PM IST

Directions (1-10) : In the following questions, a sentence/part of the sentence is printed in bold. Below are given alternatives to the bold sentence/part of the sentence at (1), (2) and (3) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, your answer is (4).

1. They left the hotel by car where they had been staying.
(a) They left the hotel where they had been staying, by car.
(b) They left where they were staying in a hotel by car.
(c) In a car they left where they were staying in a hotel.
(d) No improvement

2. Will you lend me few rupees in this hour of need ?
(a) lend me a little rupees
(b) borrow me a few rupees
(c) lend me a few rupees
(d) No improvement


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Five years ago today, I am sitting in a small Japanese car, driving across Poland towards Berlin.
(a) was sitting
(b) sat
(c) have been sitting
(d) No improvement

4. He could not look anything in the dark room.
(a) look at
(b) see
(c) see through
(d) No improvement

5. No one could explain how a calm and balanced person like him could penetrate such a mindless act on his friends.
(a) perpetuate
(b) perpetrate
(c) precipitate
(d) No improvement

6. Anyone who would speak with authority on the poets of the Renaissance must have a broad acquaintance with the writers of classical antiquity.
(a) Anyone who will speak
(b) If one would speak
(c) Anyone desirous for speaking
(d) No improvement


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He found a wooden broken chair in the room,
(a) wooden and broken chair
(b) broken wooden chair
(c) broken and wooden chair
(d) No improvement

8. The starving and crawling people in the television programme looked more like beasts than tiring creatures.
(a) posed
(b) resembled
(c) seemed
(d) No improvement

9. I took the cycle which he bought yesterday.
(a) that he bought yesterday.
(b) which he had bought yesterday.
(c) that he has bought yesterday.
(d) No improvement

10. Having only a few hours left, she wondered as she would finish the assignment.
(a) that if
(b) whether
(c) that
(d) No improvement


Ans1 (a) They left the hotel where they had been staying, by car is the right sentence

2. (c) a few (Det.) : a small number ; some used with plural Countable Nouns
few (Det.) : not many Here, lend me a few rupees is the right usage.

3. (a) Past Continuous Tense-was sitting is the right usage.

4. (b) see through (Phr.V.) : to realise the truth about somebody/something
We saw through him from the start.
look (Verb) : see ; to turn your eyes in a particular direction
look at (Phr.V.) : to examine something closely
Here, see is the right usage.

5. (b) perpetrate (Verb) : to commit a crime or do something wrong or evil
penetrate (Verb) : to go into/through something
perpetuate (Verb) : to make something such as a bad situation, a belief, etc. continue for a long time
This system perpetuated itself for several centuries.
precipitate (Verb) : to make something, especially something bad, happen suddenly or sooner than it should
His resignation precipitated a leadership crisis Here, perpetrate is the right usage.

6. (d) No improvement

7. (b) The general order of Adjectives is as follows : Opinion Appearance Age Colour Origin Material
                                                                                                broken                        wooden

Hence, broken wooden chair is the right usage.

8. (b) looked (Verb) : to seem ; to appear 
That looks like an interesting book.
posed (Verb) : to dress/behave in a way that is intended to impress other people seemed (Verb)(linking Verb) : to give the impression of being or doing something

Here, resembled is the right usage.

9. (b) Earlier past events (bought yesterday) will be indicated by had bought yesterday (Past Perfect Tense)

Hence, which he had bought yesterday is the right usage.

10. (b) whether (Conj.) : used in indirect questions for introducing one alternative ; used for introducing clauses after Verbs of doubting (wonder) as (Prep.) that (Conj.) : used after some Verbs, Adjectives and Nouns for introducing a new part of the sentence

Hence, whether is the right usage

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