Sentence Improvement


Direction: In each of the following questions, a sentence/a part of sentence is printed in bold. Below are given alternatives to the bold part which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is required, choose No improvement.

  1. Raja is a bad singer, he is tonedeaf.









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    No improvement
    tone-deaf (Adj.) : unable to hear/appreciate the difference between musical notes.

    Correct Option: D

    No improvement
    tone-deaf (Adj.) : unable to hear/appreciate the difference between musical notes.


  1. Ram cooked a conspiracy to cheat Abdul.









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    hatch (V.) : to create a plan or an idea especially in secret.
    Here, hatched is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    hatch (V.) : to create a plan or an idea especially in secret.
    Here, hatched is the right usage.



  1. The student told her teacher to explain the passage.









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    ask (V.) : to tell somebody that you would like them to do something.
    Hence, asked the teacher is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    ask (V.) : to tell somebody that you would like them to do something.
    Hence, asked the teacher is the right usage.


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 No improvement.

  1. My brother would gladly given you his car if you had asked him.









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    As the structure suggests, would have gladly given is the right usage. The Conditional Clause is in Past Perfect.

    Correct Option: B

    As the structure suggests, would have gladly given is the right usage. The Conditional Clause is in Past Perfect.



  1. Not having practised his lines he cut an angry figure on the stage









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    cut a sorry figure (Id.) : to have a particular appearance.
    Here, cut a sorry figure is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    cut a sorry figure (Id.) : to have a particular appearance.
    Here, cut a sorry figure is the right usage.