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. He said that he saw him last year, to discuss the documents.









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    Past Perfect Tense had seen will be used.
    The Sentence is in Indirect Speech.

    Correct Option: B

    Past Perfect Tense had seen will be used.
    The Sentence is in Indirect Speech.


  1. He is the only man I know who can laugh at himself.









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    No improvement
    who (Rel.Pro.) is used for he (Per.Pro)

    Correct Option: D

    No improvement
    who (Rel.Pro.) is used for he (Per.Pro)



  1. Why do you prefer the theatre than the cinema ?









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    to (Inf.) is used after Prefer (Verb) and not than. (Prep., Conj.)
    Hence, to (Prep.) is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    to (Inf.) is used after Prefer (Verb) and not than. (Prep., Conj.)
    Hence, to (Prep.) is the right usage.


  1. She said me about her holiday in Kerala.









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    In Indirect Speech,-said (Reporting Verb) changes to told. Hence, told me about is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    In Indirect Speech,-said (Reporting Verb) changes to told. Hence, told me about is the right usage.



  1. The light went out while I read,









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    Past Continuous Tense-was reading is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    Past Continuous Tense-was reading is the right usage.