Sentence Improvement


Direction: In each of the following questions, a sentence/a part of the sentence is printed in bold. Four alternatives are given to the bold part which will improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative corresponding to it. In case no improvement is needed, choose the alternative corresponding to “No improvement”.

  1. Please switch of the fan.









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    Switch off = to stop giving your attention to something; to turn off by turning a button or moving a switch.

    Correct Option: A

    Switch off = to stop giving your attention to something; to turn off by turning a button or moving a switch.


  1. A chance remark by her friend transported her life.









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    Trans form (Verb ) = to change in form, appearance or structure; to change completely.
    Transport (Verb) = convey, carry; shift.
    Hence, transformed .... should be used here.

    Correct Option: C

    Trans form (Verb ) = to change in form, appearance or structure; to change completely.
    Transport (Verb) = convey, carry; shift.
    Hence, transformed .... should be used here.



  1. My uncle goes to office on bicycle or by foot.









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    It is a preposition related error. Hence, by bicycle or on foot .... should be used here.

    Correct Option: B

    It is a preposition related error. Hence, by bicycle or on foot .... should be used here.


  1. The Professor asked the intruder who was he and why was he in his lecture.









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    In indirect speech, interrogative sentence is changed into assertive.
    Hence, who he was and why he was .... should be used here.

    Correct Option: A

    In indirect speech, interrogative sentence is changed into assertive.
    Hence, who he was and why he was .... should be used here.



  1. The truck rumbled to a halt and a man got out and ran.









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    Screech = give a loud harsh cry; to make an unpleasant noise.
    Hence, screeched .... should be used here

    Correct Option: B

    Screech = give a loud harsh cry; to make an unpleasant noise.
    Hence, screeched .... should be used here