Sentence Improvement


Direction: In the following questions, a sentence / a part of the sentence is in bold. Below are given alternatives to the bold sentence / part 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. There is no escape in the container for the water to flow.









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    outlet (Noun) : a pipe or hole through which liquid or gas can flow out
    escape (Noun) : the act of escaping from a place/ situation
    Here, outlet is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    outlet (Noun) : a pipe or hole through which liquid or gas can flow out
    escape (Noun) : the act of escaping from a place/ situation
    Here, outlet is the right usage.


  1. The voluntary organization appealed to the people to come forward to help the victims and said that each may contribute what they can.









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    each may contribute what he can is the right usage.
    each (Pro.) : each one ; everyone individually when each (Pro.) comes immediately before the Verb (contribute), it always takes a Singular Verb and a Singular Pronoun he/she

    Correct Option: A

    each may contribute what he can is the right usage.
    each (Pro.) : each one ; everyone individually when each (Pro.) comes immediately before the Verb (contribute), it always takes a Singular Verb and a Singular Pronoun he/she


  1. There is no alternate offered to us.









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    choice (Noun) : an act of choosing between two or more possibilities
    alternate (Adj.) : (of two things) happening or following one after the other regularly
    ⇒ Alternate layers of fruit and cream fruit → cream → fruit → cream ...
    Here, choice is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    choice (Noun) : an act of choosing between two or more possibilities
    alternate (Adj.) : (of two things) happening or following one after the other regularly
    ⇒ Alternate layers of fruit and cream fruit → cream → fruit → cream ...
    Here, choice is the right usage.


  1. The saint said that men are mortal.









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    No improvement.

    Correct Option: D

    No improvement.


  1. The newspaper report of the killing verified with the police findings.









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    corroborated (Verb) : confirmed
    ⇒ The evidence was corroborated by two independent witnesses.
    verified (Verb) : to check that something is true/accurate
    ⇒ We have no way of verifying his story.
    authenticated (Verb) : to prove that something is genuine, real or true
    ⇒ The letter has been authenticated by the handwriting experts.
    confirmed (Verb) : to state or show that something true or correct, especially by providing evidence
    Here, corroborated is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    corroborated (Verb) : confirmed
    ⇒ The evidence was corroborated by two independent witnesses.
    verified (Verb) : to check that something is true/accurate
    ⇒ We have no way of verifying his story.
    authenticated (Verb) : to prove that something is genuine, real or true
    ⇒ The letter has been authenticated by the handwriting experts.
    confirmed (Verb) : to state or show that something true or correct, especially by providing evidence
    Here, corroborated is the right usage.