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English Quiz - Sentence Correction with Solutions

Dear Readers,
We are providing the English Sentence Improvement Quiz which will be help you clearing this section which often comes in competitive exams such as SSC CGL , FCI, SSC CPO and Bank PO.

1.    Rahul  hesitated to listen to what his brother was saying.
(1) listened to hesitate
(2) hesitate listened to
(3) hesitate to listening
(4) is hesitated to listen to
(5) No improvement

2.    Rita  was asked that why she had not attended the prayer
(1) why had she not
(2) that why had she not
(3) why she was not
(4) why she had not
(5) No improvement

3.    This one of the most important inventions of this century.
(1) invention of this century
(2) invention of these centuries
(3) inventions of centuries
(4) inventions of the centuries
(5) No improvement

4.    Can you tell me why did you not speak the truth?
(1) why did not you speak
(2) that why did you not speak
(3) why you did not speak
(4) why did you not spoke
(5) No improvement

5.    They are not beware of all the facts.
(1) are not aware for
(2) are not aware of
(3) are not to be aware
(4) why did you not spoke
(5) No improvement

6.    Why did you not threw the bag away?
(1) did you not throw
(2) had you not threw
(3) did you not thrown
(4) you did not thrown
(5) No improvement

7.    Sumeet is as tall if not taller than Amit.
(1) not as tall but
(2) not so tall but as
(3) as it not
(4) as tall as, if not
(5) No improvement

8.    If he has to spend five hours in the queue, it was really wastage.
(1) is really a wastage
(2) is real wastage
(3) has really a wastage
(4) is really a wastage
(5) No improvement.

9.    The moment they saw me, they were delight.
(1) they had delighted
(2) they were delighted
(3) they are delighted
(4) they have been delighted
(5) No improvement.

10.  The small child does whatever his father was done.
(1) has done
(2) did
(3) does
(4) had done
(5) No improvement.

ANSWERS WITH EXPLANATION:
1.    (5) No improvement
Explanation:-  
After Hesitate should be : infinitive ( To + v1)
Example :
(i) Rubi and Babita hesitate to come here ( Correct)
(ii) Rubi and Babita hesitate come here( Incorrect)

2.    (4) ‘they why she had not’  replace with ‘why she had not’
Explanation:-
In Indirect speech , the clause that begins with interrogative words ( who/ which/ whom etc) is not preceded by a conjunction

3.    (5)

4.    (3) :
Explanation:-
because the sentence is based on interrogative assertive pattern whose pattern is as follows:
Interrogative word + S + Verb
While, the structure of interrogative sentence is as follows:
Interrogative word + Auxiliary verb + Subject + main verb

5.    (2)
Explanation:-
Because Beware is a verb which means to be cautious about something while aware is an adjective which means having knowledge of something. Clearly after the verb “Be” adjective will be used.
6.    (1)
Explanation:-
Because v1 form is used after the verb todo” while threw  is v2 form of throw.

7.    (4)
Explanation:-
Because use Positive Degree Adjective between so/ as ………. As.
8.     (4)
Explanation:-
Because the given sentence gives the sense of present tense, which is clear from the given clause.

9.    (2)
Explanation:-
Because the sentence gives the meaning of Passive structure . Be delighted means be greatly pleased.

10.  (3)
Explanation:-
Because the sentence gives a sense of present habit and simple present is use to represent a present habit.


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