Sentence Improvement


Direction: In the following questions, a part of the sentence is 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. He told his tale of woe with tears in his eyes.









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    narrate (Verb) : to tell a story ; to relate tell (Verb) : to give information to somebody by speaking
    or writing Simple Past Tense-narrated is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    narrate (Verb) : to tell a story ; to relate tell (Verb) : to give information to somebody by speaking
    or writing Simple Past Tense-narrated is the right usage.


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. ‘‘Gulliver's Travels’’ are an interesting novel.









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    Singular Verb-is will be used with the name of the book Gulliver’s Travel
    Hence, is is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    Singular Verb-is will be used with the name of the book Gulliver’s Travel
    Hence, is is the right usage.


  1. The police would be employed at all places to beef up security.









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    deployed (Verb) : to move soldiers or weapons into a position where they are ready for military action employed (Verb) : to give somebody a job to do for payment
    Here, deployed is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    deployed (Verb) : to move soldiers or weapons into a position where they are ready for military action employed (Verb) : to give somebody a job to do for payment
    Here, deployed is the right usage.


  1. If you can afford a new car, your business must be looking up.









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    flourishing (Verb) : to develop quickly and be successful or common
    ⇒ Few businesses are flourishing today.
    look up (Phr.V.) : improve
    ⇒ At last things were beginning to look up.
    Here, flourishing is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    flourishing (Verb) : to develop quickly and be successful or common
    ⇒ Few businesses are flourishing today.
    look up (Phr.V.) : improve
    ⇒ At last things were beginning to look up.
    Here, flourishing is the right usage.


  1. If I hadn't seen the car coming, I might have been killed.









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    No improvement

    Correct Option: D

    No improvement