Verbal Ability - Sentence Improvement - Discussion

Discussion :: Sentence Improvement - Section 1 (Q.No.3)

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.


If the room had been brighter, I would have been able to read for a while before bed time.

[A]. If the room was brighter
[B]. If the room are brighter
[C]. Had the room been brighter
[D]. No improvement

Answer: Option C


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Gaurav said: (Jan 23, 2011)  
how it is?

Mayank Dubey said: (Apr 7, 2011)  
C is correct but the given sentence is also correct.Meaning is exactly same and correct.if+Noun+Had OR Had+Noun is same.
mayank Dubey

Asitha said: (Sep 9, 2011)  
Why not D?

Nitin said: (Dec 13, 2011)  
The question is choose the alternative so that we can improve. So we have to choose the answer if given. Both are correct.

Raghul said: (Dec 15, 2011)  
Why not option A? Its past tense. Its correct.

Chetana said: (Oct 19, 2014)  
Given sentence is correct so there s no need of improvement here.

Sarath said: (Nov 3, 2014)  
I think the sentence is expressed in past perfect continues is it.

Surya said: (Dec 26, 2014)  
Option A is correct because as the sentence in past perfect.

Aayushi Thakkar said: (Apr 19, 2015)  
Guys it's absolutely option D because in this sentence there's no need of improvement.

Navya said: (May 26, 2015)  
C is correct but given sentence is also correct as improvement should be done we go with C.

Kanchan said: (Jun 18, 2015)  
I think there is no need to improvement.

Satish said: (Aug 20, 2015)  
Why not A?

Damini.Arora said: (Aug 22, 2015)  
If conditionals:

Type 1: If noun/prenoun+present tense, noun/pronoun+future tense.

Type 2: If noun/pronoun+past tense, noun/pronoun+would/could/might+simple verb.

Type 3: If noun/pronoun+past perfect, noun/pronoun+would/could+have+past participle.

So option C is the only right option. But isn't the original statement right too.

Tanu said: (Dec 25, 2015)  
If room were brighter.

Lusifer said: (Aug 22, 2016)  
A is also the correct one.

Bob Jake said: (Jan 26, 2017)  
Why not A?

Suresh said: (Feb 3, 2017)  
I too think A is correct answer.

Nagarjun said: (Apr 23, 2017)  
I think A is the correct answer.

Neeraj said: (May 12, 2017)  
When we want to fulfill a wish then past perfect is used.

Raj said: (Jun 21, 2017)  
I think it is option A.

Yasmeen said: (Jun 30, 2017)  
Why not A and why C can anybody explain?

Yasmeen said: (Jun 30, 2017)  
Why not A and why C can anybody explain?

Yasmeen said: (Jun 30, 2017)  
Why not A and why C can anybody explain?

Rachana said: (Aug 5, 2017)  
I think A is correct.

Ankush said: (Sep 2, 2017)  
There is no improvement needed. So option D is the correct one.

Nayeem said: (Oct 11, 2017)  
"If" should be followed by "Then". As we don't have "Then" in the given sentence, we need to remove "If". Hence the answer: C.

Biswajit Borah said: (Feb 25, 2018)  
Why A is not a correct option?

Priyanka said: (Jun 28, 2018)  
In past conditional sentence, we can write; If+sub+had+V3 or Had+sub+V3 so question and option C grammatically right but the question is a sentence improvement that's why the 2nd form is a more requisite sentence.

Priyanka said: (Jun 28, 2018)  

Because in if clause we cant use ''was".

Prasanta said: (Sep 16, 2018)  
Thanks a lot @Damini.

Priya Sri said: (Sep 20, 2018)  
In a sentence will it come twice as had been or have been?

Option A must be right.

Pranesh said: (Dec 6, 2018)  
@Priya Sri.

Option C is right. had+object+been+adjective.

Golam Mabud Mallick said: (May 18, 2019)  
Why not B? Please tell me.

Swidheesh said: (May 27, 2019)  
Had means something of past. This answer was like questions. So had is not the correct answer.

Gargi Chowdhury said: (Jun 23, 2019)  
Main clause would+have+past participle then if clause will be past perfect so had.

Murali said: (Sep 6, 2019)  
A is the correct answer. I too agree.

Jignesh said: (Nov 28, 2019)  
The given question is already correct.

Shashi Ranjan said: (May 17, 2020)  
Why not option A? Explain it.

Nurudin Jaafaru said: (Jul 24, 2020)  
I strongly believe Option D, no Improvement is the correct answer.

Harini said: (Oct 9, 2020)  
Hasbeen->persent perfect tense. So are, was won't come.

Tanmay Srivatsa said: (Dec 22, 2020)  
How C? Because 'Had' in beginning is used, Please anyone explain me.

Muhammed Mahin said: (Mar 16, 2021)  
The sentence refers to the unfulfilled wish of the speaker. The room didn't have enough light this speaker was unable to read.

So he wishes to have more light. In such cases we use inversion.

Ali said: (Jun 24, 2021)  
Why not A because the question is past tense?

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