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. Ramesh laid in the shade of a tree before he could walk further.









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    Lie ⇒ Lay (Past) ⇒ lain (Past Participle)
    Here, lay is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    Lie ⇒ Lay (Past) ⇒ lain (Past Participle)
    Here, lay is the right usage.


  1. His powerful desire brought about his downfall.









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    Here, His desire for power is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    Here, His desire for power is the right usage.



  1. Unfortunately I did not pass in the examination.









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    No improvement

    Correct Option: D

    No improvement


  1. As soon as I arrived in home, I knew that something was wrong.









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    Here, the use of Preposition in is superfluous.
    Hence, arrived home is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    Here, the use of Preposition in is superfluous.
    Hence, arrived home 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. I would soon walk than stand in the cold waiting for the bus.









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    Comparison is evident.
    Hence, sooner is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    Comparison is evident.
    Hence, sooner is the right usage.