Verbal Ability - Sentence Improvement - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Sentence Improvement - Section 1 (Q.No. 20)
Directions to Solve

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.

I took the cycle which he bought yesterday.
that he bought yesterday
that which he had bought yesterday
that he had bought yesterday
No improvement
Answer: Option
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Nurudin Jaafaru said:   4 years ago
The correct answer should be A.

Shubham said:   5 years ago
I took the cycle,which he brought yesterday.
Or I took the cycle which/that he had brought yesterday.
Perfect tense + point of time in some cases.

Dixit said:   7 years ago
But why not use which and use that in the answer?

As rules all, much, anything, the same, nothing, anybody, none, adjective in superlative degree.

That come in relative pronoun.

But in this sentence not come any kind of those word present.

So why in answer that is come?

Madhur said:   7 years ago
Yes, you are correct @Mohit.

Kumar said:   7 years ago
Here we are talking about two past actions, so the action which happened first should be in past perfect so answer is C.

Mohit said:   7 years ago
If we are adding information about the thing use which.

If we talk about a thing then use that.

I took the cycle, which he bought yesterday. (use comma, adding information about cycle).

I took the cycle that he bought yesterday. (talking about cycle).

Avik said:   8 years ago
Point in time is given (Yesterday) , so only bought should be used. The usage of "Had Bought" is wrong in this case.

Anand said:   8 years ago
My comment is "that" is used wrong. So we use only "which he had brought yesterday" is correct.

Zara hayat khan said:   1 decade ago
In this sentence we qualify the word cycle and that is in the form of simple present so the second parts of the sentence is in the form of past perfect tense.

Mister Micawber said:   1 decade ago
There is no requirement for past perfect here. Since 'which' can serve as either a restrictive or non-restrictive conjunction, both A and D are acceptable answers. C is necessary only when the statement is emphatic.

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