English: Phrase Replacement/ Sentence Improvement Set 75

Directions(1-10): Which of the phrases (A), (B), (C) and (D) given below each statement should replace the phrase given in brackets in the sentence to make it grammatically meaningful and correct. If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (E) i.e ‘No correction required’ as the answer.

  1. Many international companies (have been altering) their marketing materials out of respect for the host country’s particular norms and behaviour. A good example of cultural differences is the case of the Swedish company IKEA.
    Alter
    Have already altered
    Has altered
    Are in the process of altering
    No correction required
    Option A

     

  2. In addition (to enhance their reputation) through the strategic use of philanthropy, companies are sponsoring social initiatives to open new markets.
    of enhancing their reputation
    to having enhance their reputation
    to enhancing their reputation
    to have their reputation enhancing
    No correction required
    Option C

     

  3. Thousands of fire-fighters were deployed (at the factory when) a fire suddenly broke out due to a short circuit.
    on the factory when
    at the factory while
    at than factory when
    in the factory while.
    No correction required
    Option E

     

  4. The Indian banking sector is growing rapidly and banks are opening (much of branches) in unbanked areas.
    many branches
    numerous branch
    mostly branch
    as much branches as
    No correction required
    Option A

     

  5. The country that a person treats as his permanent home, (or was living) in and has a substantial connection with: his wife has a domicile of origin.
    Or lived in
    Or lives in
    Or has been living in
    Or used to live in
    No correction required
    Option B

     

  6. As we age, healthy eating can make a difference in our health, help to improve (how are we feeling), and encourage a sense of well-being.
    how do we feel
    how we felt
    what we felt
    how we feel
    No correction required
    Option D

     

  7. Charles Dickens’ writings are priceless as they depict the true state of society, (particularly exploitation of the labour class), including very young children.
    particularly exploited of the labour class
    particularly exploitatings of the labour class
    particularly exploits of the labour class
    particularly exploiting of the labour class
    No correction required
    Option E

     

  8. The government has increased the (lockdown period for the third’s time) by two more weeks, starting from the next month.
    lockdown periods for the third time
    lockdown period for the three time
    lockdown period for the third time
    lockdown period for the thrice time
    No correction required
    Option C

     

  9. Scientists have (detected an exotic planet off another) solar system where the weather forecast is always dire.
    detected an exotic planet under another
    detected an exotics planet in another
    detected an exotic planet with another
    detected an exotic planet in another
    No correction required
    Option D

     

  10. Conversely, the possibilities of siting bedrock aquifers are rare on granitic terrain (across paucity of fractures).
    along paucity of fractures
    due to paucity of fractures
    among paucity of fractures
    to paucity of fractures
    No correction required
    Option B

     

 

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