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. Let us go see her new house, shall we?









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    No improvement
    After let us, (when there is a suggestion or proposal), the tag begins with shall.

    Correct Option: D

    No improvement
    After let us, (when there is a suggestion or proposal), the tag begins with shall.


Direction: In the following questions, 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. The doctor reassured that the operation was a routine one.









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    reassure (Verb) : put somebody’s mind at ease
    ⇒ They tried to reassure her, but she still felt anxious. reassume (Verb) : to carry on ; to adopt again ; to resume Object (me) will be used after reassured
    Hence, reassured me is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    reassure (Verb) : put somebody’s mind at ease
    ⇒ They tried to reassure her, but she still felt anxious. reassume (Verb) : to carry on ; to adopt again ; to resume Object (me) will be used after reassured
    Hence, reassured me is the right usage.



  1. When the Inspector of Police said this, we knew whom he was eluding.









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    referring to (Phr.v.) : speaking about or mentioning about somebody/something eluding (Verb) : managing to avoid or escaping from somebody/something especially in a clever way hinting (Verb) : suggesting something in an indirect way
    Here, referring to is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    referring to (Phr.v.) : speaking about or mentioning about somebody/something eluding (Verb) : managing to avoid or escaping from somebody/something especially in a clever way hinting (Verb) : suggesting something in an indirect way
    Here, referring to is the right usage.


  1. He had his breakfast, when we visited him.









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    Structure of sentence (Past Perfect Tense) will be as follows :
    Subject + had + Verb (Past Parti-ciple form)
    He had taken
    Hence, He had taken his breakfast is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    Structure of sentence (Past Perfect Tense) will be as follows :
    Subject + had + Verb (Past Parti-ciple form)
    He had taken
    Hence, He had taken his breakfast is the right usage.



  1. We eat that we may live.









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    No improvement
    may (Mod.v.) : used for saying that something is possible might (Mod.v.) : Past Tense of ‘may’ shall (Mod.v.) : used with ‘I’ and ‘we’ for talking about or predicting the future should (Mod.v.) : used for saying that something is the best thing or the right thing to do

    Correct Option: D

    No improvement
    may (Mod.v.) : used for saying that something is possible might (Mod.v.) : Past Tense of ‘may’ shall (Mod.v.) : used with ‘I’ and ‘we’ for talking about or predicting the future should (Mod.v.) : used for saying that something is the best thing or the right thing to do