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Sentence Improvement — Practice Set-5 — Solved (Hindi & English)

1. The offerings were placed on the alter.
A) on the altar        B) on the steps
C) on the platform        D) No improvement

2. Really speaking, no man is perfect.
A) Strictly        B) slightly
C) vaguely        D) No improvement

3. Moby Dick is the story of a man’s battle with a white whale and the story would take place mostly in the South Seas.
A) the story has taken place mainly        B) the story took place primarily
C) the story is set to take place mainly        D) the story took place mainly

4. Wave after wave surrounded the tower.
A) engulfed         B) circled
C) encircled        D) No improvement

5. While campaigning against child-labour the leader said that he was feeling strongly about children being made to work when they should be going to school.
A) was feeling strong        B) felt strong
C) felt strongly        D) No improvement

6. Mohan will not be at home until eight O’clock.
A) in home        B) home
C) to home         D) No improvement

7. At the sound of footsteps he turned down fast really.
A) real fast        B) real fastly
C) real faster        D) No improvement

8. The enemy, beaten at every point, fled from the field.
A) having been beaten        B) was beaten
C) to be beaten        D) No improvement

9. She has that rare character – the ability to listen to people.
A) rare ear        B) rare characteristic
C) rare sense        D) No improvement

10. Both of us had a different opinion about it.
A) both of us has         B) each of us had
C) each of us have         D) No improvement

11. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.
A) be hid        B) hide
C) be hiding        D) No improvement

12. There was no cause of anxiety.
A) cause for anxiety        B) cause to anxiety
C) cause with anxiety        D) No improvement

13. He is extraordinarily clever at mimicking his friends.
A) clever in mimicking        B) clever for mimicking
C) clever to mimick        D) No improvement

14. When they reached the site of the accident they saw only one lively man at the spot.
A) live        B) alive
C) living        D) No improvement

15. The bullet struck the wall and was diverted from its course.
A) twisted        B) reflected
C) deflected        D) No improvement

16. There is no more room for you in this compartment.
A) accommodation        B) space
C) seat        D) No improvement

17. It was indeed a shock for her, but she has later recovered from it.
A) since        B) then
C) afterwards        D) No improvement

18. All the family members of his are in Ernakulum.
A) all the members of his family        B) all his family members
C) all of his family members        D) No improvement

19. The right to work implies the obligation on the part of the government to give a job to all the unemployed.
A) every unemployed        D) any of the unemployed
C) each of the unemployed        D) No improvement

20. I shall be grateful to you if you are of help to me now.
A) help        B) would help
C) helped        D) No improvement

21. We are unwilling to make any concessions to their demands.
A) not willing to take        B) not willing in giving
C) unwilling to take        D) No improvement

22. This is the least expensive of the two cars.
A) least expensive        B) the less expensive
C) the lesser expensive        D) No improvement

23. There will be a trend of unseasonal rainfall in April, in recent years.
A) There has been        B) It has been
C) It may have been        D) No improvement

24. They were angry because they realised that they have had been cheated.
A) had been cheated        B) were cheated
C) are cheated        D) No improvement

25. Sujata is the prettiest of all the other contestants.
A) all the contestants        B) all other contestants
C) other contestants        D) No improvement

Answer Key

1. A 2. A 3. B 4. A 5. C 6. D 7. A 8. A 9. B 10. D
11. D 12. D 13. D 14. B 15. C 16.D 17. A 18. A 19. D 20. D
21. D 22. B 23. A 24. A 25. A

Solution with explanation (in Hindi)


Solution with explanation (in English)


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