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 (4).

  1. Henry is taking John for tea.









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    No improvement

    Correct Option: D

    No improvement


  1. ’The government can see scarcely any valid reason to launch an inquiry.









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    Here, can scarcely see any valid reason is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    Here, can scarcely see any valid reason is the right usage.



  1. The visitors arrived at a lucky moment.









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    opportunistic (Adj.) : taking immediate advantage
    opportune (Adj.) : at a convenient/suitable time; favourable
    Here, an opportune is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    opportunistic (Adj.) : taking immediate advantage
    opportune (Adj.) : at a convenient/suitable time; favourable
    Here, an opportune is the right usage.


  1. Although other parts the world 20 per cent of the farm area is owned by women, in India women own less than 7 per cent.









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    Here, while in other parts of is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    Here, while in other parts of is the right usage.



  1. Our big iron gate jingles on its hinges as it is opened.









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    clangs (V.) : to make a lud ringing sound like that of metal being hit
    grates (V.) : when two hard surfaces grate as they rub together, they make a sharp unpleasant sound
    bangs (V.) : to hit something in away that makes a loud noise
    Here, clangs is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    clangs (V.) : to make a lud ringing sound like that of metal being hit
    grates (V.) : when two hard surfaces grate as they rub together, they make a sharp unpleasant sound
    bangs (V.) : to hit something in away that makes a loud noise
    Here, clangs is the right usage.