Sentence Improvement


Direction: In the following questions, a part of the sentence is printed in bold. Below are given alternatives to the bold 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. One of my teacher has received the Sahitya Akademi award.









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    one of (Pro.) : a person or thing belonging to a particular group
    ⇒ It’s a present for one of my children.
    one of is followed by a Plural Noun/Pronoun.
    Hence, my teachers is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    one of (Pro.) : a person or thing belonging to a particular group
    ⇒ It’s a present for one of my children.
    one of is followed by a Plural Noun/Pronoun.
    Hence, my teachers is the right usage.


  1. My friend went abroad last week.









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    No improvement

    Correct Option: D

    No improvement



  1. Sujata was junior to me in college.









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    No improvement
    to (Prep.) : used for showing a relationship between one person/thing and another
    Sujata → junior → me (shows the relationship between Sujata and me)

    Correct Option: D

    No improvement
    to (Prep.) : used for showing a relationship between one person/thing and another
    Sujata → junior → me (shows the relationship between Sujata and me)


  1. The offer is very good so it just can’t be true.









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    too (Adv.) : used before Adjectives and Adverbs to say that something is more than is good, necessary,
    possible, etc.
    Sentence structure will be as follows :

    Subject +
    Verb +
    too +
    Adj. +
    Inf.
    The offeristoogoodto

    ⇒ He’s very scared. He can’t move.
    ⇒ He’s too scared to move.
    Adj./Adv. denotes cause
    Inf. denotes effect
    Hence, too good to is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    too (Adv.) : used before Adjectives and Adverbs to say that something is more than is good, necessary,
    possible, etc.
    Sentence structure will be as follows :

    Subject +
    Verb +
    too +
    Adj. +
    Inf.
    The offeristoogoodto

    ⇒ He’s very scared. He can’t move.
    ⇒ He’s too scared to move.
    Adj./Adv. denotes cause
    Inf. denotes effect
    Hence, too good to is the right usage.



  1. They will arrive today night.









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    tonight (Adverb) : today’s night; on or during the evening or night of today
    Hence, tonight is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    tonight (Adverb) : today’s night; on or during the evening or night of today
    Hence, tonight is the right usage.