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. I am having two sisters.









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    have (Stative Verb) → expresses a state/condition rather than action
    → will not be used in Progressive Tense
    Hence, have is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    have (Stative Verb) → expresses a state/condition rather than action
    → will not be used in Progressive Tense
    Hence, have is the right usage.


  1. You can’t get good marks unless you don’t work hard.









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    unless (Conj.) → used in a negative sense.
    Hence, an Affirmative Sentence will be used.
    Hence, unless you is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    unless (Conj.) → used in a negative sense.
    Hence, an Affirmative Sentence will be used.
    Hence, unless you is the right usage.



  1. Have you taken your breakfast?









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    No improvement
    have/had is used with food and drink (a meal, break-fast, lunch, dinner, a snack, a cup of tea)
    [British Council - Learn English]

    Correct Option: D

    No improvement
    have/had is used with food and drink (a meal, break-fast, lunch, dinner, a snack, a cup of tea)
    [British Council - Learn English]


  1. The qualities which have supported Tilak and given him his hard earned success have been rare in Indian politics.









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    Simple Past Tense-gave is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    Simple Past Tense-gave is the right usage.



  1. Myself Rajesh Mehta.









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    myself (Pro.) : the Reflexive form of I
    I (Pro.) : used as the Subject
    Hence, I am is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    myself (Pro.) : the Reflexive form of I
    I (Pro.) : used as the Subject
    Hence, I am is the right usage.