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. Can this machine be adopted in farm work.









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    for (Prep.) is used for showing purpose or function
    Hence, for (Prep.) is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    for (Prep.) is used for showing purpose or function
    Hence, for (Prep.) is the right usage.


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. We used to get up early in the morning, have breakfast and then went out to play.









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    Here, go out to play (Inf.) is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    Here, go out to play (Inf.) is the right usage.



  1. Write down the address lest you may forget.









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    lest (Conj.) : in case ; for fear that should (Mod.V) is used with lest
    Hence, you should forget is the right usage.

    Correct Option: D

    lest (Conj.) : in case ; for fear that should (Mod.V) is used with lest
    Hence, you should forget is the right usage.


  1. He is addicted to smoke.









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    addicted (Adj.) : unable to stop doing something as a habit an Adj. + to → Gerund (Verb + ing) will be used.
    Hence, addicted to smoking is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    addicted (Adj.) : unable to stop doing something as a habit an Adj. + to → Gerund (Verb + ing) will be used.
    Hence, addicted to smoking is the right usage.



  1. Mrs. Madhuri has great respect and unlimited faith in her Director.









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    respect (Noun) agrees with Prep. (for) faith (Noun) agrees with Prep. (in)
    Hence, respect for and unlimited faith in is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    respect (Noun) agrees with Prep. (for) faith (Noun) agrees with Prep. (in)
    Hence, respect for and unlimited faith in is the right usage.