Directions(1-10): A sentence/a part of the sentence is underlined. Five alternatives are given to the underlined part which will improve the meaning of the sentence.Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, click the option corresponding to “No improvement”.
India, like Turkey and the United States, (have witnessed growing resentment of cosmopolitan secular elites) , with their lifestyles and perception of themselves as global citizens.have witness growing resentment of cosmopolitan secular eliteshave witnessed growing resentment to cosmopolitan secular eliteshad witnessed growth resentment of cosmopolitan secular eliteshas witnessed growing resentment of cosmopolitan secular elitesNo improvementOption A
In the underlined part the word ‘ have’ should be replaced with ‘ has’ as the talks about ‘ India’ which is singular so we can not use have here as it plural form of the verb.
- The movie of Robert Pattinson directed by Christopher Nolan which released yesterday was so awesome that tickets
(sold out yesterday at the box office quickly).sold out quickly yesterday at the box office.sold out at the box office quickly yesterday .sold out yesterday quickly at the box office .sold out quickly at the box office yesterday.No improvementOption D
- Looking farther, I was surprised to find that the chips were covered with such combatants, that it was not a duellum, but a bellum, a war between two races of ants, the red always pitted against the black, (and frequent two red ones) to one black.
frequent two red onesand seldom two red onesand frequently two red onesand occasionally two red onesNo ImprovementOption C
For the sentence to be correct, we need to use the adverbial phrase ‘frequently’ to modify the verb ‘pitted against’.
- (Seldom had professor not seen such) great enthusiasm in the fresh batch studying in Mechanical departments. Everyone wanted to do some major project on renewable energy and put a significant impact on the world.
Seldom had professor not seen suchHardly had professor not seen suchSeldom had professor seen suchSeldom had professor see suchNo improvementOption C
According to the rule, Negative adverbs should not be used with the words negative in meaning. So two negatives should be avoided. Seldom, Never, Nothing, Hardly, scarcely, neither, rarely are some of the adverbs expressing negative meaning.
- As Helen approached the front door to greet the guest who arrived for the first time at their house, she could hear a telephone at the back of the room ringing (within).
OntoForthWithoutInNo improvementOption E
- Parmesh may find there is (little nor nothing) to choose between pastries because they have similar baking methods which they use to bake cakes and pastries.
little or anythinglittle or nothinglittle nor anythinglittle and nothingNo improvementOption B
- The assignment has been immeasurable, it’s like everything needs to be done right now, last night I’ve probably drunk eight shots of vodka to stay awake, (that why I’ve got a hangover) today and lots of body ache.
that I’ve got a hangoversince I’ve got a hangoverbecause I’ve got a hangoverso I’ve got a hangoverNo improvementOption D
In this sentence instead of ‘that why’, we should use ‘so’
- There has been a lot of debate regarding India’s exit from the RCEP but we should also remember that Afghanistan is not in
(the ASEAN and not a member) of CPEC.the ASEAN and a memberthe ASEAN and not the memberthe ASEAN as well as a memberthe ASEAN and nor a memberNo improvementOption D
Instead of using the double ‘not’, as written here, ‘not ASEAN’ and ‘ not a member of CPEC’
We can join the whole sentence by using ‘nor’,for two non-contrasting grammatically negative items
- (Not did the only) Manoj win the 4x100m relay, which he was supposed to lose but also achieved a significant margin over the second-placed candidate. It is believed that he will announce his retirement from the league next year.
Not only didNot the onlyDid not the onlyThe only did notNo improvementOption A
- Although he has two (big eyes but he can’t) see these types of bigger things even in the light of the day.
big eyes yet he can’tbig eyes still he can’tbig eyes even though he can’tbig eyes and he can’tNo improvementOption A
Whenever ‘although /though’ are used in a sentence, we will not use ‘but’ instead, we will use ‘yet’.