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. If I was you, I would not sign the document.









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    Structure of the sentence will be as follows :
    If + Past Tense (were), would + Inf. (sign)
    Time : present ; Tense : past, but we are talking about the present, now.
    Imaginary condition → Plural Verb-were will be used.
    Hence, If I were you is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    Structure of the sentence will be as follows :
    If + Past Tense (were), would + Inf. (sign)
    Time : present ; Tense : past, but we are talking about the present, now.
    Imaginary condition → Plural Verb-were will be used.
    Hence, If I were you is the right usage.


Direction: In the following questions, a part of the sentence is 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 received many praises for his latest invention.









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    praise (Uncountable Noun) : can only be used in Singular. It takes much
    Hence, much praise is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    praise (Uncountable Noun) : can only be used in Singular. It takes much
    Hence, much praise is the right usage.



  1. He cited a number of reasons for his absence.









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    No improvement
    cited (Verb) : to mention something as a reason or an example, or in order to support what you are saying
    sited (Verb) : to build or place something in a particular position
    recited (Verb) : to say a poem, piece of literature, etc. that you have learnt, especially to an audience
    sighted (Verb) : to suddenly see something, especially something you have been looking for

    Correct Option: D

    No improvement
    cited (Verb) : to mention something as a reason or an example, or in order to support what you are saying
    sited (Verb) : to build or place something in a particular position
    recited (Verb) : to say a poem, piece of literature, etc. that you have learnt, especially to an audience
    sighted (Verb) : to suddenly see something, especially something you have been looking for


  1. Doctors are known for their illegible handwriting.









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    No improvement
    illegible (Adj.) % difficult or impossible to read.
    ineligible (Adj.) % not having the necessary qualifications to have or to do something
    eligible (Adj.) % having the necessary qualifications to have or to do something
    incorrigible (Adj.) % incurable ; having bad habits which cannot be changed/improved

    Correct Option: D

    No improvement
    illegible (Adj.) % difficult or impossible to read.
    ineligible (Adj.) % not having the necessary qualifications to have or to do something
    eligible (Adj.) % having the necessary qualifications to have or to do something
    incorrigible (Adj.) % incurable ; having bad habits which cannot be changed/improved



  1. Educational facilities in under-developed nations are often limiting.









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    limited (Adj.) : not very great in amount or extent
    limiting (Adj.) : putting limits on what is possible
    limitless (Adj.) : without a limit ; very great
    Here, limited is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    limited (Adj.) : not very great in amount or extent
    limiting (Adj.) : putting limits on what is possible
    limitless (Adj.) : without a limit ; very great
    Here, limited is the right usage.