English: Phrase Replacement/ Sentence Improvement Set 113

Directions(1-10): In the given question, a part of the sentence is given in brackets. Below the sentence alternatives to the bracketed part are given at (A), (B), (C) and (D) which may help improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case the given sentence is correct, your answer is (E) i.e. ‘No correction required’.

  1. If England (has better weather), it would be the perfect place to live.
    Would have better weather
    Had better weather
    Would had better weather
    Have better weather
    No correction required
    Option B

     

  2. Whatever (the eventually outcome) of this contentious issue, it is not likely to be resolved in the near future.
    The eventual outcome
    A eventual outcome
    An eventually outcome
    An eventually outcomes
    No correction required
    Option A

     

  3. The director (drew at the meeting) for another hour with a series of tedious questions.
    Drew the meeting
    Draw at the meeting
    Drew out the meeting
    Draw by the meeting
    No correction required
    Option C

     

  4. He was brought dead despite rushing him (to the hospital as quickly) the driver could drive.
    To the hospital as quick
    To the hospital as quickly as
    At the hospital as quickly
    At the hospital as quickly as
    No correction required
    Option B

     

  5. The company can always (fall down on its core) business if any of the subsidiaries fail.
    Fall down on his core
    Fall back on its core
    Fall up on its core
    Fall across its core
    No correction required
    Option B
    The phrasal verb ‘fall back on something’ means ‘to have something you can use or do if what you originally planned to use or do is not available or not possible’.

     

  6. An elaborate dog wedding was held at the Maharaja’s (royal state in full royal style when two his) favourite mutts decided to mate.
    i. royal estate in full royal style when two of his
    ii. royal state in full royal style when two of his
    iii. royal estate in full royal style when two his
    Only i
    Only ii
    Only iii
    Both ii and iii
    No correction required
    Option A

     

  7. His immense (love of dogs made him to splurge on his) 800 canines with everything from silver dog palanquins and gold jewellery to formal evening suits.
    i. love of dogs made him splurge on his
    ii. love for dogs made him splurge on his
    iii. love for dogs make him to splurge on his
    Only i
    Only ii
    Only iii
    Both ii and iii
    No correction required
    Option B

     

  8. One must allow oneself (to see the world from a different perspective and feel) the things, one has never felt before.
    i. to see the world from a different mindset and feel
    ii. to see the world from a different context and feel
    iii. to see the world from a different standpoint and feel
    Only i
    Only ii
    Only iii
    Both ii and iii
    No correction required
    Option E

     

  9. Gratitude, passion and respect- this is the recipe of a wholesome relationship, (a love which sticks, and a bond that lasts through years).
    i. a love that sticks, and a bond that lasts for years
    ii. a love which sticks, and a bond that lasts for years
    iii. a love that sticks, and a bond that lasts through years
    Only i
    Only ii
    Only iii
    Both ii and iii
    No correction required
    Option A

     

  10. Pankaj Tripathi is on a roll, (with pumped brilliant performances on) hand and winning critical acclaim on the other.
    i. with pumped brilliant performances in one
    ii. with pumping brilliant performances on
    iii. with pumping brilliant performances on one
    Only i
    Only ii
    Only iii
    Both ii and iii
    No correction required
    Option C

     

 

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