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. Really speaking, no man is perfect









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    strictly (Adv.) : in all details ; exactly.
    strictly speaking : If you are using words or rules in their exact or correct sense.
    Hence, strictly is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    strictly (Adv.) : in all details ; exactly.
    strictly speaking : If you are using words or rules in their exact or correct sense.
    Hence, strictly is the right usage.


  1. The offerings were placed on the alter.









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    altar (N.) : a holy table in a temple
    alter (V.) : to make something different; to become different.
    Hence, on the altar is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    altar (N.) : a holy table in a temple
    alter (V.) : to make something different; to become different.
    Hence, on the altar is the right usage.



  1. The more they earn, more they spend.









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    In such structures of comparison, the is used even before a Comparative Degree.
    Here, The more they earn, the more they spend is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    In such structures of comparison, the is used even before a Comparative Degree.
    Here, The more they earn, the more they spend 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 No improvement.

  1. An old friend, may I give you an advice?









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    Here, give you some advice (Uncountable) is the right usage.
    Look at the sentence :
    ⇒ Let me give you a piece of advice.

    Correct Option: A

    Here, give you some advice (Uncountable) is the right usage.
    Look at the sentence :
    ⇒ Let me give you a piece of advice.



  1. I’m staying with some friends who are owning a farm.









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    own is a Stative Verb.
    Hence, Present Simple should be used here.
    Own is not used in Progressive Tenses
    Hence, own is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    own is a Stative Verb.
    Hence, Present Simple should be used here.
    Own is not used in Progressive Tenses
    Hence, own is the right usage.