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. Sushma has wisdom, charm and she has a good sense of humour.









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    As we know that ,
    No need of double subjects.
    Replace the sub clause she has a good sense of humour :- has a good sense of humour .

    Correct Option: C

    As we know that ,
    No need of double subjects.
    Replace the sub clause she has a good sense of humour :- has a good sense of humour .
    Correct sentence will be :-
    Sushma has wisdom, charm and has a good sense of humour ..
    Thus , option C is required answer .


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

  1. As Rees was going to town in the High Street a savage dog attacked him and bit him.









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    The statement requires no improvement. The underlined portion of the statement suits best with the meaning of the statement.

    Correct Option: D

    The statement requires no improvement. The underlined portion of the statement suits best with the meaning of the statement.
    As Rees was going to town in the High Street a savage dog attacked him and bit him is correct answer already .
    Hence , No improvement will be in above given sentence .



  1. I have dreamt all my life to own a beautiful maroon coloured car.









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    As we know that ,
    The underlined portion requires an improvement. It may be rectified as of owning. So, the sentence will be as 'I have dreamt all my life of owning a beautiful maroon colored car'.

    Correct Option: A

    As we know that ,
    The underlined portion requires an improvement. It may be rectified as of owning. So, the sentence will be as 'I have dreamt all my life of owning a beautiful maroon colored car'.
    Hence , required answer will be option A .


  1. The office is soon to be closed.









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    The underlined portion of the sentence has to be rectified. 'Soon to' may be replaced with 'about to'. So, the sentence will be as 'the office is about to close'.

    Correct Option: B

    The underlined portion of the sentence has to be rectified. 'Soon to' may be replaced with 'about to'. So, the sentence will be as 'the office is about to close'.
    Hence , required answer will be option B .



  1. I prevailed on him to vote for you.









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    As we know that ,
    'On' may be replaced with 'upon'. So, the sentence will be as 'I prevailed upon him to vote for you'.

    Correct Option: C

    As we know that ,
    'On' may be replaced with 'upon'. So, the sentence will be as 'I prevailed upon him to vote for you'.
    Hence , option C will be required answer .