Sentence Improvement


Direction: In the following questions, a sentence/part of the sentence is printed in bold. Below are given alternatives to the bold sentence/part of the sentence at (1), (2) and (3) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, your answer is No Improvement.

  1. He is wanting in a little common sense.









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    lack (V.) : to have none or not enough of something.
    ⇒ He lacks confidence.
    Here, lacks is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    lack (V.) : to have none or not enough of something.
    ⇒ He lacks confidence.
    Here, lacks is the right usage.


  1. Drinking tea is an English habit.









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    tradition (N.) : a belief, custom/ way of doing something that has existed for a long time among a particular group of people
    convention (N.) : the way in which something is done that most people in a society expect and consider to be polite/the right way to do it
    custom (N.) : an accepted way of behaving/ of doing things in a society/ a community
    habit (N.) : a thing that you do often and almost without thinking, especially something that is hard to stop doing
    Here, tradition is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    tradition (N.) : a belief, custom/ way of doing something that has existed for a long time among a particular group of people
    convention (N.) : the way in which something is done that most people in a society expect and consider to be polite/the right way to do it
    custom (N.) : an accepted way of behaving/ of doing things in a society/ a community
    habit (N.) : a thing that you do often and almost without thinking, especially something that is hard to stop doing
    Here, tradition is the right usage.



  1. It’s high time that you go home.









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    It is high time is followed by Past Simple.
    Hence, went is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    It is high time is followed by Past Simple.
    Hence, went is the right usage.


  1. Mr. Mukherjee knows ten languages, isn’t it ?









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    The sentence is in Present Simple (affirmative).
    So, question tag should be in negative (present simple).
    Hence, doesn’t he ? is the right usage.

    Correct Option: D

    The sentence is in Present Simple (affirmative).
    So, question tag should be in negative (present simple).
    Hence, doesn’t he ? is the right usage.



  1. They spoke about the weather.









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    talk about (Phr. V.) : used to emphasize something.
    Here, talked is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    talk about (Phr. V.) : used to emphasize something.
    Here, talked is the right usage.