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 gypsies had left the village a few days ago.









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    Simple Past Tense-left is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    Simple Past Tense-left is the right usage.


  1. He evaded to pay income tax.









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    paying (Gerund) will be used. It is the object of the sentence.
    evaded (Verb) : to find a way of not doing something, especially something that legally or morally you should do
    Hence, paying will replace to pay

    Correct Option: C

    paying (Gerund) will be used. It is the object of the sentence.
    evaded (Verb) : to find a way of not doing something, especially something that legally or morally you should do
    Hence, paying will replace to pay


  1. He reached the village just when the sun was setting.









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    No improvement.

    Correct Option: D

    No improvement.


  1. The Blue Whale, weighing more than 150 tons, the largest known animal on Earth.









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    Singular Verb-is will be used.
    weighing more than 150 tonnes is the is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    Singular Verb-is will be used.
    weighing more than 150 tonnes is the is the right usage.


  1. After we ate a spectacular nine-course dinner, three television shows were watched by us.









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    we watched three television shows (Active Voice) is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    we watched three television shows (Active Voice) is the right usage.