Sentence Improvement


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 alter native. In case no improvement is needed, your answer is (4).

  1. He declined all the allegations against him.









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    refused (Verb) : indicated or showed that one is not willing to do something
    declined (Verb) : became smaller, fewer, or less ; decreased
    spurned (Verb) : rejected with contempt (disregard)
    refuted (Verb) : proved (a statement or theory) to be wrong or false
    Here, refused is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    refused (Verb) : indicated or showed that one is not willing to do something
    declined (Verb) : became smaller, fewer, or less ; decreased
    spurned (Verb) : rejected with contempt (disregard)
    refuted (Verb) : proved (a statement or theory) to be wrong or false
    Here, refused is the right usage.


Direction: In the following questions, a sentence is given which may need improvement. Alternatives are given at (1), (2) and (3) below which may be a better option. In case no improvement is needed, your answer is (4).

  1. To prevent head colds, use a nebulizer to spray into your nose until it drops down into your throat.









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    To prevent head colds, use a nebulizer to spray into your nose until the drug drops down into your throat is the best option.

    Correct Option: A

    To prevent head colds, use a nebulizer to spray into your nose until the drug drops down into your throat is the best option.



  1. They take their children for a drive in the charming countryside around Bangalore always.









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    They always take their children for a drive in the charming countryside around Bangalore is the best option.

    Correct Option: C

    They always take their children for a drive in the charming countryside around Bangalore is the best option.


  1. The old woman gave her dog biscuits.









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    The old woman gave biscuits to her dog is the best option.

    Correct Option: A

    The old woman gave biscuits to her dog is the best option.



  1. Covered with grease, the water did not seem unduly cold to the swimmer.









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    As he was covered with grease, the water did not seem unduly cold to the swimmer’ is the best option.

    Correct Option: A

    As he was covered with grease, the water did not seem unduly cold to the swimmer’ is the best option.