Sentence Improvement


Direction: In the following questions, a part of the sentence is given 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. Most of the participating members at the fair, which was organised by the students, were Mathematics teacher’s.









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    The Subject (participating members) is Plural.
    So, teacher will be used.
    Hence, Mathematics teachers is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    The Subject (participating members) is Plural.
    So, teacher will be used.
    Hence, Mathematics teachers 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 alter native. In case no improvement is needed, your answer is (4).

  1. He comes often to our house.









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    As there is no Aux.V. in the sentence, often will come before the Verb-comes.
    Hence, often comes is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    As there is no Aux.V. in the sentence, often will come before the Verb-comes.
    Hence, often comes is the right usage.



  1. He is fond of saving money.









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    No improvement

    Correct Option: D

    No improvement


  1. The flood-affected people are looking forward with the visit of the Governor.









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    look forward to (Idiom) : to anticipate something with pleasure
    Hence, looking forward to is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    look forward to (Idiom) : to anticipate something with pleasure
    Hence, looking forward to is the right usage.



  1. As I was new to the place, I felt like a fish in water.









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    feel like a fish out of water (Idiom) : someone
    who is uncomfortable in a particular situation
    Hence, fell like a fish out of water is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    feel like a fish out of water (Idiom) : someone
    who is uncomfortable in a particular situation
    Hence, fell like a fish out of water is the right usage.