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. The master aimed a blow to Oliver’s head with the ladle.









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    Here, a blow at is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    Here, a blow at is the right usage.


  1. The hosts were taken aback when many guests who had been invited did not turn up for the party.









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    No improvement

    Correct Option: D

    No improvement


  1. The robbers fled before the police came.









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    Here, arrived is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    Here, arrived is the right usage.


  1. He found a wooden chair that has broken in the room.









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    Adjectives usually come in this order :
    General Opinion — Specific Opinion → broken
    — Size—Shape—Age—Colour—Nationality—Material → wooden
    Hence, broken wooden chair is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    Adjectives usually come in this order :
    General Opinion — Specific Opinion → broken
    — Size—Shape—Age—Colour—Nationality—Material → wooden
    Hence, broken wooden chair is the right usage.


  1. The teacher was very proficient in his subject.









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    well-versed (Adj.) : having a lot of knowledge about something ; skilled at something
    Hence, well-versed is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    well-versed (Adj.) : having a lot of knowledge about something ; skilled at something
    Hence, well-versed is the right usage.