Verbal Ability - Sentence Improvement - Discussion

Discussion :: Sentence Improvement - Section 1 (Q.No.14)

In questions given below, a part of the sentence is italicised and underlined. Below are given alternatives to the italicised part which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, option 'D' is the answer.


The greatest thing in style is to have a use of metaphor.

[A]. knowledge
[B]. command
[C]. need
[D]. No improvement

Answer: Option A


No answer description available for this question.

Sasi said: (Jan 26, 2012)  
Can anyone explain please?

Sowmya said: (Apr 2, 2012)  
Its not use and need. And if we use command, then we have to say that 'command over'. So knowledge is correct.

Priya said: (Jun 30, 2014)  
Actually what is the meaning of this sentence ?

Shachi Pandey said: (Jan 20, 2015)  
I didn't get the meaning of this sentence. Anyone please explain me?

Pari said: (Aug 1, 2015)  
Knowledge, command or need are not the alternatives used in the place of use. Please explain.

Manoj said: (Sep 2, 2015)  
Any body know this question with explanation?

Sindhu said: (Nov 7, 2015)  
What is a metaphor?

Alok said: (Nov 9, 2015)  
Metaphor are the words which expresses special meaning rather than literal meaning.

Yogesh Agrawal said: (Nov 24, 2016)  
The metaphor is the comparative words which are used without like, as.

Khushal Dave said: (Dec 19, 2016)  
The people who have the knowledge of metaphor(*) can put more style thing into their personality.

(*) some examples of metaphor:

- The snow is a white blanket.
- The hospital was a refrigerator.
- The classroom was a zoo.
- America is a melting pot.
- Her lovely voice was music to his ears.
- Life is a roller coaster.

Praveenkumar said: (Oct 1, 2018)  
Thank you @Khushal Dave.

Maria said: (Jul 6, 2019)  
Style is a distinctive use of devices by a particular writer. Metaphor is a device used by a writer to say things in comparison without using "like" or "as".

Sudhir said: (Jun 15, 2021)  
What is the exact meaning of the sentence, Can anyone explain me, please?

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