English Language Quiz (Sentence Improvement)- 9-February -2022

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Directions (1-10)—In these questions, a part of the sentence is given in bold. Below are given alternatives to the bold part at a, b and c which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed your answer is (d). 

1. On one occasion he persuaded me to accompany him on a shooting expedition he was planning.
(a) has planned
(b) had planned
(c) planned
(d) No improvement

2.

Source: English Quiz

We have no less than a thousand students in our College.
(a) not less
(b) no less
(c) no fewer
(d) No improvement

3. When she regained consciousness she was stretched in the ditch out, soaked to the skin.
(a) out in the ditch stretched
(b) on the ditch outstretched
(c) outstretched in the ditch
(d) No improvement

4. Too little is known by this time about possible side-effects of the drug.
(a) presently
(b) in the end
(c) before hand
(d) No improvement

5. If you want to save money you must get rid of shopping.
(a) cut down on
(b) get on with
(c) put up with
(d) No improvement

6. The loud and incessant chatter worries your father who is trying to concentrate.
(a) aggravates
(b) annoys
(c) irritates
(d) No improvement

7. Not only they went to see a film, but also had dinner out.
(a) Not only did they go
(b) They didn't go not only
(c) They not only went
(d) No improvement

8. Birds sit on the boughs of trees in my garden and with their sweet notes fill the air with music.
(a) fill their sweet notes in the air
(b) by their sweet notes fill the air
(c) fill the air by their sweet notes
(d) No improvement

9. India will enter the league of major developed nations as a space giant within a short time.
(a) energy
(b) force
(c) power
(d) No improvement

10. Many a man would welcome the opportunity.
(a) Many man
(b) A many man
(c) Many a men
(d) No improvement 


Answers:

1. (b) Past Perfect Tense (had planned) will be used. Sentence structure is as follows:
 Subject + Aux.V. + Main V. + Object + he had planned
 Before we arrived at school the class had started 
Second action            First action
Hence, had planned is the right usage.

2. (c) fewer (Det., Adj.) : not many used for Countable Nouns. Hence, no fewer is the right usage. less (Det., Pro.) : a smaller amount of used for Uncountable Nouns

     No less than (Idiom) : used for emphasizing a large amount

3. (c) outstretched (Adj.) : spread out as far as possible
         stretch out (Phr. V.) : to lie down in order to relax or sleep Here, outstretched in the ditch is the right usage.

4. (a) presently (Adv.) : now ; currently; at the time you are speaking by this time : a particular allotted time
    Here, presently is the right usage.

5. (a) cut down on (Phr. V.) : to reduce
        get rid of (Phr. V.) : to make yourself free of something that is annoying or that you do not want or do not want to do
           Here, cut down on is the right usage.

6. (c) irritates (Verb.) : to annoy somebody, especially by something you continuously do or by something that continuously happens

incessant (Adj.) : never stopping ; constant annoys (Verb.) : to make some body slightly angry ; irritate
 Here, irritates is the right usage.

7. (a) Not only _____ but also are Correlative Conjunctions.

        Sentence structure is as follows : Not only +  Aux. verb +  Subject
                                                             Not only +    did     +      they
 
    Hence, Not only did they go is the right usage.

8. (c) The basic sentence structure is as follows : Subject  --> Verb --> Object

                  fill the sweet notes Hence, fill the air by their sweet notes is the right usage.

9. (c) power (Noun) : strength or influence in a particular area of activity
        giant (Noun) : a very large and powerful organisation
         Here, power is the right usage.

10. (d) No improvement many a (Det., Pro.) : a large number of used with a Singular Noun and Verb 
 
                  Many a good man has been destroyed by drink.

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