Verbal Ability - Sentence Improvement

Exercise :: Sentence Improvement - Section 1

  • Sentence Improvement - Section 1

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.

15. 

While crossing the highway a five year old child was knocked out by a passing car.

A. away
B. up
C. down
D. No improvement

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

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16. 

hoping not to be disturbed, I sat down in my easy chair to read the book. I won as a prize.

A. I had won as a prize
B. I have won as prize
C. I had to win as a prize
D. No improvement

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

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17. 

More than one person was killed in accident.

A. were killed
B. are killed
C. have been killed
D. No improvement

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The expression more than one + noun, though plural in sense, is followed by a singular verb.

Example: More than one person has died in the accident.

Explanation provided by: Samy Kumar. Updated on 4th Aug 2018.


18. 

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

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

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19. 

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

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

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20. 

I took the cycle which he bought yesterday.

A. that he bought yesterday
B. that which he had bought yesterday
C. that he had bought yesterday
D. No improvement

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

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21. 

Please make it a point to send you letter at my address.

A. on my address
B. to my address
C. in my address
D. No improvement

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

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