Sentence Improvement


Direction: In these questions a sentence/ part of the sentence is bold. Below are given alternatives to the bold sentence/ part of the sentence at (a), (b) and (c) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternatives. In case no improvement is needed, your answer is (d).

  1. They knocked down ten houses when they built the new road.









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    As per the above given sentence , we can say that
    Knock down = to destroy a building; hit somebody.
    Put down = demolish; destroy a building completely.
    Replace the word knocked down :- pulled down

    Correct Option: C

    As per the above given sentence , we can say that
    Knock down = to destroy a building; hit somebody.
    Put down = demolish; destroy a building completely.
    Replace the word knocked down :- pulled down
    Hence , knocked down is replaced by pulled down in given above sentence .


  1. I wish I knew what is wrong with my car.









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    As we know that ,
    Here, Past Simple should be used.
    I wish I were taller.
    I only wish I knew !
    Replace the sentence I wish I knew what is wrong with my car :-
    I wish I knew what was wrong with my car.

    Correct Option: C

    As we know that ,
    Here, Past Simple should be used.
    I wish I were taller.
    I only wish I knew !
    Replace the sentence I wish I knew what is wrong with my car :-
    I wish I knew what was wrong with my car.
    Hence , option C is correct answer .


  1. The flag will be risen on the 15th of August.









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    As we know that ,
    Raise = to lift or move something to a higher level.
    Rise = to move upward Smoke was rising from the Chimney.
    Replace the verb risen :- raised

    Correct Option: C

    As we know that ,
    Raise = to lift or move something to a higher level.
    Rise = to move upward Smoke was rising from the Chimney.
    Replace the verb risen :- raised
    Hence , risen is replaced by raised in above given sentence .


  1. Don't sit in the grass. It's wet.









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    As per the given above sentence , we can say that
    Replace the verb sit in:- sit on
    Correct sentence will be :-
    Don't sit on the grass. It's wet.

    Correct Option: B

    As per the given above sentence , we can say that
    Replace the verb sit in:- sit on
    Correct sentence will be :-
    Don't sit on the grass. It's wet.
    Thus , sit in is replaced by sit on in given above sentence .So , option B will be correct .


  1. The actor is out of jail, and not exactly a free man, since he will be under house arrest for an additional 90 days.









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    Here, contrast is evident.
    Replace the clause and not exactly a free man :- but not exactly a free man
    Correct sentence :-
    The actor is out of jail, but not exactly a free man, since he will be under house arrest for an additional 90 days.

    Correct Option: A

    Here, contrast is evident.
    Replace the clause and not exactly a free man :- but not exactly a free man
    Correct sentence :-
    The actor is out of jail, but not exactly a free man, since he will be under house arrest for an additional 90 days.
    Thus , option A will be correct .