18. Sentence improvement

01. The three musketeers have been written by Dumas.

(A) are written

(B) are being written

(C) has been written

(D) is to written

(E) no improvement

2. The small child does whatever his father was done.

(A) has done

(B) did

(C) does

(D) have done

(E) no improvement

3.  if he has to spend five hours in the queue it was really a wastage.

(A) is a wastage

(B) is a real wastage

(C) has really a wastage

(D) is really a wastage

(E) no improvement

4. This is one of the most important inventions of this century.

(A) invention of this century

(B) invention of these centuries

(C) invention of centuries

(D) invention of the centuries

(E) no improvement

5. He is one of the best players that has ever lived.

(A) that would have ever lived

(B) that have ever lived

(C) that would have been ever lived

(D) that would ever lived

(E) no improvement

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6. If we had been one more good batsman in our team, we would have won the match.

(A) had had

(B) would have been

(C) would have

(D) would have had

(E) no improvement

7. In our friend’s circle it is customary for each of the members to buy their own tickets.

(A) buying their own tickets

(B) are buying their own tickets

(C) buying his own tickets

(D) to buy his own ticket

(E) no improvement

8. Purchasing at this place now depends on they coming here.

(A) them coming

(B) they come

(C) their coming

(D) theirs coming

(E) no improvement

9. The staff members wanted he to take over as the secretary to the MD.

(A) him to take over

(B) him to taken over

(C) he that should take over

(D) him for a take over

(E) no improvement

10. The thief carried the knife carefully to not cut himself.

(A) so as not to not hearey

(B) so not to

(C) not to

(D) not in order to

(E) no improvement

11. If he is fortunately to be successful, you should give something back to society.

(A) unless you are fortunate

(B) if you are fortunate

(C) by being fortunate

(D) if you were fortunately

(E) no improvement

12. kidnappers had telephoned the victim’s father from a public booth to conceal his identity.

(A) for concealing his

(B) because of concealing their

(C) to conceal their

(D) by concealing his

(E) no improvement

13. The government has announced several initiatives benefiting to factory workers.

(A) beneficial

(B) for benefiting to

(C) which will benefit

(D) benefited to

(E) no improvement

14. He listened to my objections patiently and then explained why he had taken such a decision in my absence.

(A) that he had been

(B) how he has

(C) why he was

(D) when having

(E) no improvement

15. Neither any of the members of the society nor the chairman were present for the annual meeting.

(A) were present at

(B) was present for

(C) have been present

(D) has been present for

(E) no improvement

16. We admire they are taking this step despite the numerous risks involved.

(A) them to take

(B) them for taking

(C) that they have taken over

(D) how their taking of

(E) no improvement

17. India has millions of job opportunities but there is a serious shortage of educated professionals whom are actually employable.

(A) those are actually employed

(B) that is actually employed

(C) who are actually employable

(D) which is actually employed

(E) no improvement

18. Most of the manager who involved in the deal had previous worked for multinational banks.

(A) whose involved

(B) involvement with

(C) involving whom

(D) involved in

(E) no improvement

19. They have decided to go ahead and implement which was discussed at last month’s conference in Chennai.

(A) what we had discussed

(B) whatever discussion

(C) that being discussed

(D) which has been discussed

(E) no improvement

20. The doctor has advice him to give up smoking.

(A) was advised

(B) had been advised

(C) has advised

(D) has to advised

(E) no improvement

21. By temperament the English are reserved, so they prefer to live in solitary houses.

(A) English people

(B) English

(C) some English

(D) a few Englishes

(E) no improvement

22. Company policy does not permit employees to engage this kinds of deals.

(A) in this kind

(B) in these kinds

(C) with this kinds

(D) for these kinds

(E) no improvement

23. Setbacks and failures has always been an integral part of science.

(A) has always being

(B) were always been

(C) has been always

(D) have always been

(E) no improvement

24. Its members were debarred from contesting elections.

(A) debarred to contest

(B) debarred to go to contest

(C) debarring contesting

(D) debarred from the contest of

(E) no improvement

25. The performance of the band on New year’s Eve was out of worlds.

(A) out of the worldly

(B) outing of worlds

(C) out from the world

(D) out of the world

(E) no improvement

26. Banks charge differently rate of interest depending on the size of the loan.

(A) difference in rate of interests

(B) differently what rate of interest

(C) different rates of interest

(D) the different rate of interest

(E) no improvement

27. Raju is having a good ear for music.

(A) Raju has a good ear

(B) Raju is owning a good ear

(C) Raju is possessing a good ear

(D) no improvement

(E) no improvement

28. One of the function of a teacher is to spot cases of maladjustment.

(A) one of the function of

(B) most of the functions of

(C) some of the functions of

(D) one of the functions by

(E) no improvement

29. The easiest of the thing to do is to ask the address to the postman.

(A) of the things to do

(B) among the things did

(C) of the thing to be done

(D) of all the things done

(E) no improvement

30. The deaf man asked me to speak up.

(A) speak in

(B) speak into

(C) speak down

(D) no improvement

(E) no improvement

31. Cricketers in India earn high salaries in relation with other sports.

(A) in comparison

(B) in comparison with those in

(C) in relation to

(D) when compared to

(E) no improvement

32. He claims that his proposal is preferable than that of any other employee.

(A) preferable to of

(B) preferable than by

(C) preferable to that of

(D) preferable more than that

(E) no improvement

33. As compared with last year, the production of this factory has not been satisfactory.

(A) as compared to

(B) as compared in

(C) compared as to

(D) compared as with

(E) no improvement

34. Though Raju is junior to all his colleagues he has learnt the complete procedure.

(A) has been junior than

(B) being junior to

(C) was junior than

(D) is junior than

(E) no improvement

35. The majority of our clients prefer our new office timings, which are convenience for them.

(A) is convenient to

(B) are convenience to

(C) are convenient for

(D) convenience

(E) no improvement

36. Students are not abandoning helmets, but some avoiding use of helmets while riding motorbikes.

(A) some avoid the used

(B) some avoid of the use

(C) some are avoiding of use

(D) some are avoiding use

(E) no improvement

37. Africa is one of the biggest producer of oil in the world.

(A) the biggest producers

(B) a big producer

(C) the big producers

(D) too biggest producer

(E) no improvement

38. Children now a days are watching too much television.

(A) to much of

(B) more of

(C) very much of

(D) much on

(E) no improvement

39. Economists have predicted that the country’s economic growth falls low to 8% this year.

(A) falling as low as

(B) fell to as low as

(C) will fall to as low as

(D) fallen lower than

(E) no improvement

40. Public health facilities are more scarce since patients have to wait for hours to see a doctor.

(A) too scarce

(B) very scarce because

(C) so scarce that

(D) quite scarce that

(E) no improvement

41. In less than 2 days the missing dog was back home.

(A) for fewer than

(B) for lesser than

(C) in lesser than

(D) within lesser than

(E) no improvement

42. Tourists have still come to Egypt and are probably still inscribing their names on the old stones.

(A) are still coming

(B) have come still

(C) still have come

(D) will have still come

(E) no improvement

43.  In the midst of his laborious work came a stroke of good fortune.

(A) comes a strike of

(B) come a strike of

(C) a strike comes of

(D) come a strike for

(E) no improvement

44. All you really need is a mask, a tube and a spear gun.

(A) you really need are

(B) you real need are

(C) you real need is

(D) you really needed is

(E) no improvement

45. What did happen there in the first place is not a matter of our concern.

(A) what happens

(B) what would have happened

(C) what happened

(D) what should have happened

(E) no improvement

46. As soon as I will reach Bangalore I will repay the loan.

(A) I shall reach

(B) I should reach

(C) I would reach

(D) I reach

(E) no improvement

47. This is one of the most remarkable stories that has been told so far.

(A) which has been told

(B) that has been telling

(C) that have been told

(D) which are told

(E) no improvement

48. There have been a spurt in the number of cases of atrocities on women during the last 3 months.

(A) it had been

(B) there are

(C) there has been

(D) there were

(E) no improvement

49. We have not attended any class since the term began.

(A) had not attended

(B) have not been attending

(C) have been not attended

(D) have not be attend

(E) no improvement

50. Do take an umbrella with you lest you do not get wet.

(A) lest you should get wet

(B) lest you would get wait

(C) lest you shall get wet

(D) lest you will get wet

(E) no improvement

51. Unless you don’t be persistent in your efforts you will not be able to succeed.

(A) unless you are

(B) until you don’t be

(C) if you didn’t be

(D) unless you should be

(E) no improvement

52. Blue and white lights adorning all sides of the venue looked just as welcome than the gorgeous dinner setting and the huge dance floor.

(A) so welcomed as

(B) as welcoming as

(C) so welcome as

(D) as welcoming so

(E) no improvement

53. They didn’t pay any heed to their superior’s instructions, I did ‘either.’

(A) I either did

(B) nor did I

(C) either I did not

(D) neither didn’t I

(E) no improvement

54. No sooner did Geeta reach the station then it started raining.

(A) then it starts to rain

(B) than it started raining

(C) when it started raining

(D) than it starts to rain

(E) no improvement

55. Hardly had she reached the station, then it started rain.

(A) as it started raining

(B) when it started rain

(C) than it started raining

(D) when it started raining

(E) no improvement

56. Most of us know perfect well that worrying is a futile exercise.

(A) know perfectly well

(B) knowing perfect well

(C) knows perfectly well

(D) known well perfectly

(E) no improvement

57. The person whom do you met yesterday is one of my best friends.

(A) you met to whom

(B) whom did you meet

(C) whom you met

(D) who meets you

(E) no improvement

58. He firmly believes that a radical change in the structure of our various departments is necessary.

(A) that firmly believes in

(B) a firmly belief that

(C) firmly belief that

(D) is believing that

(E) no improvement

59. She showed courage in advocating policies which were not common acceptability then.

(A) commonly accepted than

(B) then common acceptability

(C) common in acceptability than

(D) commonly acceptable then

(E) no improvement

60. A large amount of people think that he is innocent.

(A) big amount

(B) large amounts

(C) big amounts

(D) large number

(E) no improvement

61. The director prefers your proposal than that given by the other employees.

(A) proposal then that given

(B) proposal to that given

(C) only (a)

(D) only (b)

(E) no improvement

62. On seeing the lion she felt too much afraid.

(A) much

(B) very much

(C) very

(D) too

(E) no improvement

63.  He will be handling the next project since he has vastly experience in the business.

(A) vast experienced

(B) vastly experienced

(C) A vast experiencing

(D) the vast experience

(E) no improvement

64. His written presentation is very differently from the oral presentation.

(A) so differently

(B) more difference

(C) much difference

(D) quite different

(E) no improvement

65. The latest study by Nasscom indicates possibly short of 5 lakh qualified engineers in the IT industry.

(A) the possible shortage off

(B) possibly short by

(C) possibility of shortage

(D) a possible shortage of

(E) no improvement

66. Recently there has been suddenly increased the price of oil.

(A) suddenly increasing

(B) sudden increase from

(C) a sudden increase in

(D) increased suddenly

(E) no improvement

67. He did not invest wisely and has lost his entirely life savings.

(A) entire life savings

(B) life saving entirely

(C) saving for entire life

(D) entire lifetime of saving

(E) no improvement

68. We have reliably inform that the new branch will not open till next year.

(A) reliably to inform

(B) informed reliability

(C) reliable information

(D) to be reliably inform

(E) no improvement

69. It is noteworthy to note that India had pioneered the use of non cash based payment systems.

(A) is noteworthy that

(B) is notable that

(C) is worth to note

(D) is noted about

(E) no improvement

70. They came in quite so as not to wake the others in the dormitory.

(A) as quiet as not

(B) so quite as not

(C) so quiet that not

(D) quietly so as not

(E) no improvement

71. After the success of our project we have been receiving more requests than we do not have the resources to handle them.

(A) many requests but

(B) most of the requests

(C) more requests that

(D) too many requests

(E) no improvement

72. Since the deadline has been changed from next week to this Thursday you should give this work priority.

(A) be given this work priority

(B) not give priority this work

(C) prioritised this world

(D) priority this work

(E) no improvement

73. The officer appreciated his subordinates’ many attempt to bravely confront the miscreants.

(A) many attempting brave confronts

(B) many brave attempts to confront

(C) repeated attempts to brave confront

(D) many attempts of brave confront

(E) no improvement

74. If you want to complete this important assignment on time you must carefully planned.

(A) careful to plan

(B) plan carefully

(C) carefully planning

(D) planned carefully

(E) no improvement

75. The new airport is under construction and likely to operational in two years.

(A) likely will

(B) will be likely

(C) likely to be

(D) in all likelihood being

(E) no improvement

76. Did you hear the last news that is doing the rounds in the political circles?

(A) later news

(B) latter news

(C) latest news

(D) no improvement

(E) no improvement

77. The ladder will be collapse if you push the wall with both the hands.

(A) will collapse

(B) will have collapsed

(C) will have been collapsing

(D) should collapsed

(E) no improvement

78. He won’t tell you his problem unless you agree of helping him.

(A) do not agree to help

(B) agree to help

(C) agree for help

(D) do not agree of help

(E) no improvement

79. The roads were flooded because it has raining continuously for the last two days.

(a) since it has been raining

(b) because it has been raining

(A) only (a)

(B) only (b)

(C) either (a) or (b)

(D) no correction required

(E) no improvement

80. The crowd which has gather to protest against the decision slowly returned to their homes.

(A) which has gathered

(B) which have gather

(C) gathering up

(D) which gathers around

(E) no improvement

81. By the time they reach the hall, the concert was over.

(A) by the time they were reaching

(B) before they would be reaching

(C) just about they reach

(D) by the time they reached

(E) no improvement

82. Alcohol in moderate quantities boosts concentration of good cholesterol and inhibiting blood clots.

(A) inhibits blood clots

(B) inhibit blood clots

(C) inhibited blood clots

(D) inhibiting blood clots

(E) no improvement

83.  As Raju was familiar with the road to Jeetu’s house, he lead the way.

(A) led the way

(B) led away

(C) leading ways

(D) lead ways

(E) no improvement

84. The notorious criminal went to the police to go to prison.

(A) surrendered himself before the police

(B) gave himself up for the police

(C) submitted to the police

(D) no improvement

(E) no improvement

85. In several parts of Africa when the rain do not come the tribal chief conducts the ritual dance.

(A) the rain does not come

(B) the rain do not come

(C) the rains do not come

(D) the rains will not come

(E) no improvement

86. I am working on this job since last Monday.

(A) was working

(B) have been working

(C) being worked

(D) were to have worked

(E) no improvement

87. We have not attended any class since the term began.

(A) had not attended

(B) have not been attending

(C) have been not attended

(D) have not be attend

(E) no improvement

88. Mr Raju had occupying this house for over 25 years and has no intention of vacating it now.

(A) had been occupying

(B) was to occupy

(C) will occupy

(D) is occupying

(E) no improvement

89. Can you tell me why did you not speak the truth?

(A) why did not you speak

(B) that why did you not speak

(C) why you did not speak

(D) why did you not spoke

(E) no improvement

90. Since the car broke down, we must get a taxi.

(A) must have got

(B) had got to get

(C) had to get

(D) getting

(E) no improvement

91. The guests were witnessed to have a gala time, with most of them tapping their feet to the loud music.

(A) witnessed

(B) were witnessed having

(C) was witnessing to have

(D) were witnessed

(E) no improvement

92. Can you imagine what a space system would be looked like?

(A) should have been looking

(B) would look like

(C) should be looked

(D) was to be looked

(E) no improvement

93. She should apologize for her inability to attending the programme.

(A) being inability to attending

(B) being unable to attend

(C) inability to attend

(D) inability about attending

(E) no improvement

94. We have been look forward to the arrival of the new machinery.

(A) looked forward for

(B) looked forward at

(C) looking forward to

(D) looking forward

(E) no improvement

95. Wait here until I will call you.

(A) am calling

(B) am going to call

(C) call

(D) shall call

(E) no improvement

96. Unless the government monitored the loan waiver scheme well, it is likely to be a success.

(A) for the government to monitor

(B) unless the government monitors

(C) thought the government monitors

(D) if the government monitors

(E) no improvement

97. Despite of several representations and reminders, the district administration had not taken any action to stem the systematic encroachment of water bodies.

(A) because of

(B) despite

(C) Although

(D) inspite

(E) no improvement

98. Not only does children have fewer chances of surviving and are underfed, they also lack educational opportunities.

(A) not only did children have

(B) not only does the child have

(C) not only does the child has

(D) not do children have only

(E) not only do children have

(E) no improvement

99. TISCO had begun to produce steel in the early twentieth century but the British chief commissioner of the Indian railways had sworn to ‘eat every pound of steel rail’ they made, if it were to meet British specifications.

(A) if it ever met British specifications

(B) as it never ever met British specification

(C) unless it were to meet British specifications

(D) only if they tried to meet British specifications

(E) no improvement

100. We must treat any statement as a rumour until they are confirmed with proof.

(A) till they are confirmed

(B) until they are confirming

(C) until it is confirmed

(D) until it is confirming

(E) no improvement

101. They have supply to us with inferior quality machines this time.

(A) supplied us

(B) supplied from us

(C) supply us

(D) being supplied

(E) no improvement

102. Being tired, he lays under The banyan tree.

(A) being tired, he laid under The Banyan tree.

(B) being tired, he lay under The Banyan tree.

(C) being tired he lied under The Banyan tree.

(D) no improvement

(E) no improvement

103.  During her studies finance, she returned to India to manage her family business.

(A) she studied in

(B) during studying

(C) while she studies

(D) after studying

(E) no improvement

104. The equipment is in such poor condition that we have no alternative to buy new ones.

(A) many alternative like

(B) any alternative except

(C) no other alternative

(D) no alternative but

(E) no improvement

105. Have grown up in New York, I had never tasted spicy food until I arrived in India.

(A) had grown up

(B) grow up

(C) having grown up

(D) while grown up

(E) no improvement

106. Airline companies pay nearly 25 billion dollars for their right of fly over than their parent country.

(A) their right to fly

(B) their right in flying

(C) their right to flying

(D) their right of flight

(E) no improvement

107. It is the crippling losses suffered by US banks have led to the current economic slump.

(A) which have lead to

(B) that have led

(C) leading into

(D) have led to

(E) no improvement

108. Striking this deal will enable the company to expand its operation in Europe.

(A) strike this deal that

(B) to strike off this deal

(C) by striking this deal to

(D) this deal was struck which

(E) no improvement

109. People have respond in favour the government’s efforts to resolve the budget crisis.

(A) favorably responded

(B) response in favour of

(C) responded favorably to

(D) been responding favourably

(E) no improvement

110. If you want to complete this important assignment on time you must carefully planned.

(A) careful to plan

(B) plan carefully

(C) carefully planning

(D) planned carefully

(E) no improvement

111. He refused to sign till he would read the text of the agreement.

(A) had read

(B) will read

(C) would have read

(D) should be reading

(E) no improvement

112. He asked me if I will accept his condition if he helped me.

(A) that if I will accept

(B) that if I would accept

(C) if I would accept

(D) if I would be accepting

(E) no improvement

113. If he is fortunately to be successful, you should give something back to society.

(A) unless you are fortunate

(B) if you are fortunate

(C) by being fortunate

(D) if you were fortunately

(E) no improvement

114. I would have been in your place, I would not have accepted his suggestion.

(A) if I had in

(B) had I been with

(C) if I had been with

(D) had I been in

(E) no improvement

115. You should need my help, please feel free to tell me.

(A) if you are in need

(B) you would need

(C) should you need

(D) in case you felt need

(E) no improvement

116. Had he known more about the policies of the company, he might not have accepted the offer:

(A) he had known more

(B) did he know more

(C) since not mor was known

(D) if he would no more

(E) no improvement

117. Had you been shown your driving licence, the humiliating event would not have taken place.

(A) if you had been shown

(B) had you showed

(C) had you been showing

(D) had you shown

(E) no improvement

118. If you are being worried, our performance will:

(A) are worried

(B) have been worried

(C) have worried

(D) had worried

(E) no improvement

119. I would not have gone alone if you were told me of the danger.

(A) had been told me of

(B) had told me with

(C) would have told me of

(D) had told me of

(E) no improvement

120. Unless you don’t be persistent in your efforts, you will not be able to succeed.

(A) unless you are

(B) until you don’t be

(C) if you didn’t be

(D) unless you should be

(E) no improvement

121. Had he started 5 minutes earlier, Santosh would have reached in time.

(A) if he had started

(B) if he starts

(C) if he would have started

(D) had he been started

(E) no improvement

122. Please do not give him any food if his temperature will rise.

(A) if his temperature would rise

(B) if his temperature rises

(C) unless his temperature rises

(D) if his temperature shall rise

(E) no improvement

123.  I had been in your place, I would not have granted him any relief.

(A) had been in

(B) if I had been in

(C) had I been with

(D) if I had been with

(E) no improvement

124. Had the opportunity been given to him he will have proved successful.

(A) will be proving

(B) would have proved

(C) would have proven

(D) will have prove

(E) no improvement

125. if Indian people are united, this nation can become a source of strength for the entire world.

(A) could become a source of

(B) can become resourceful for

(C) would be a source in

(D) can become a source with

(E) no improvement

126. Don’t eat too many ice cream.

(A) too much

(B) several

(C) many

(D) no correction

(E) no improvement

127. Raju can speak Japanese but one of his parents can.

(A) none of his parents

(B) some of his parents

(C) none of their parents

(D) no correction

(E) no improvement

128. All, but her, had made an attempt

(A) all, but she

(B) all but her

(C) all, but her

(D) no improvement

129. He is better than any boy in the class.

(A) any boys

(B) all the boys

(C) any other boy

(D) no improvement

130. I took the cycle which he bought yesterday.

(A) that he bought yesterday

(B) which he had bought yesterday

(C) that he has bought yesterday

(D) no improvement

131. Books are ones best friends.

(A) ones

(B) once

(C) one’s

(D) no improvement

132. Mankinds are social by nature.

(A) mankind is

(B) mankind are

(C) mankinds are

(D) no correction

133. Please tell me the cost of this pen.

(A) price of this pen

(B) cost of these pen

(C) price of these pen

(D) no connection

134. Where is your cousin brother? Hasn’t he come with you?

(A) cousin

(B) cousin sister

(C) cousin brothers

(D) no connection

135. The story of witch and witches frightened the children.

(A) wizard

(B) wizards

(C) wamps

(D) no connection

136. The doe has fewer homes than the duck.

(A) swan

(B) antelope

(C) stag

(D) no connection

137. The wages of sin is death.

(A) the wage of sin is

(B) the wage of sin are

(C) the wages of sin are

(D) no connection

138. Peoples should be loyal to their nation.

(A) people

(B) peoples

(C) people’s

(D) no connection

139. Can your child recognise English alphabets?

(A) English’s alphabet

(B) English alphabet

(C) English’s alphabets

(D) no connection

140. The worship of idols has been our custom from time immemorial.

(A) from times

(B) for times

(C) since times

(D) no correction

141. He is the only one of the members who have paid all the bills.

(A) member who has paid

(B) members who have been paying

(C) member who has been paid

(D) no correction

142. There is no place in the bus; it is already over-crowded.

(A) vacancy

(B) room

(C) berth

(D) no improvement

143.  This box of chocolates belonged to me.

(A) belong

(B) belongs

(C) is belonging

(D) no improvement

144. This is one of the best novels that have appeared this year.

(A) that

(B) that has

(C) to have

(D) no improvement

145. This house belongs to the Yadavs.

(A) Yadav

(B) Yadav’s

(C) have had

(D) no improvement

146. The greater the demand, higher the price.

(A) high

(B) the high

(C) the higher

(D) no improvement

147. China has to be prepared to meet many age related social and financial challenges in the coming years.

(A) is been preparing

(B) was prepared

(C) have been prepared

(D) has preparations

(E) no improvement

148. He is one of the best players that has ever lived.

(A) that would have ever lived

(B) that have ever lived

(C) that would have been ever lived

(D) that would ever lived

(E) no improvement

149. When the child is being bored and not occupied is also mischievous.

(A) is board and unoccupied he

(B) is board and unoccupied that he

(C) was bored and not occupied he

(D) has boredom and no occupation he

(E) no improvement

150. He, I, she and they cooked the food.

(A) I, he, she and they cooked the food

(B) they, I, he and she cooked the food

(C) he, she, they and I cooked the food

(D) no improvement

151. No sooner he had arrived home than he was asked to start another journey.

(A) has he arrived

(B) he has arrived

(C) had he arrived

(D) no improvement

152. Our foreign exchange reserves have increased substantial.

(A) have been increased substantially

(B) have increased substantially

(C) have substantially increasing

(D) no connection required

153. The opposition is very weak to pose any serious challenge in Uttar Pradesh.

(A) very much weak

(B) rather too much week

(C) too weak

(D) no improvement

154. It is more better to take this route than the other one.

(A) good

(B) better

(C) more good

(D) no improvement

155. Less people came to watch cricket matches this year, so the gate receipts were lesser than last year.

(A) many

(B) fewer

(C) lot of

(D) no improvement

156. Old habits die hardly.

(A) hard

(B) too hard

(C) much hardly

(D) no improvement

157. Everybody who finished writing can go.

(A) had finished

(B) have finished

(C) has finished

(D) no improvement

158. Within a few years most of the fertile land had underwent forcible Indigo cultivation.

(A) had undergone

(B) has underwent

(C) was undergone

(D) no improvement

159. The voluntary organisation appealed to the people to come forward to help the victims and said that each may contribute what they can.

(A) each may contribute what he can

(B) each may contribute what each can

(C) each may contribute what each one can

(D) no improvement

160. If he will discharge his duties sincerely, he will not come to any harm.

(A) has been discharging

(B) discharges

(C) has discharged

(D) no improvement

161. They are bringing down the old bridge to build a new one.

(A) destroying

(B) damaging

(C) demolishing

(D) no improvement

162. How many ten rupees notes have you got?

(A) tens rupee notes

(B) tens rupees notes

(C) ten rupee notes

(D) no improvement

163.  One of my teacher has received the Sahitya Academy Award.

(A) the teacher

(B) my teachers

(C) teacher

(D) no improvement

164. The passengers have formed queue at the booking counter much before a train arrives.

(A) formed

(B) have been forming

(C) form

(D) no improvement

165. More than one person was killed in the accident.

(A) were killed

(B) are killed

(C) have been killed

(D) no improvement

166. Fifty miles are a long distance to walk.

(A) is

(B) become

(C) be

(D) no improvement

167. ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ are an interesting novel.

(A) were

(B) was

(C) is

(D) no improvement

168. The stranger asked the little girl what is her name.

(A) what her name is

(B) what her name was

(C) what was her name

(D) no improvement

169. His friends could not tell me why he did not come to college yesterday.

(A) why had he not come

(B) why did he not come

(C) Why not had he come

(D) no improvement

170. Either Raju or Ram are going to be selected for the match.

(A) had

(B) is

(C) have been

(D) no connection

171. Rahul gave me an old scissor.

(A) an old scissors

(B) a pair of old scissors

(C) a pair of old scissor

(D) no improvement

172. Many a man would welcome the opportunity.

(A) many man

(B) a many man

(C) many a men

(D) no improvement

173. Which do you prefer, tea or coffee?

(A) what

(B) who

(C) whom

(D) no improvement

174. He told to us everything he knew.

(A) us everything he knew

(B) us everything he is knowing

(C) us everything he was knowing

(D) no improvement

175. Each child received a gift but only a child thanked them.

(A) one

(B) a child

(C) one of them

(D) no improvement

176. Five years ago from today, I am sitting in a small Japanese car, driving across Poland towards Berlin.

(A) was sitting

(B) sat

(C) have been sitting

(D) no improvement

177. If a person studied a period of history, he would have wondered how things had happened at that time.

(A) if a person would study

(B) if a person had studied

(C) if a person could have studied

(D) no improvement

178. She must try at making him understand.

(A) to make him to understand

(B) to make him understand

(C) to make him understanding

(D) no improvement

179. The music show began when we arrived in the hall.

(A) had begun

(B) had began

(C) would begin

(D) no improvement

180. He is having many friends here.

(A) have

(B) has

(C) will have

(D) no improvement

181. He should not had done it.

(A) should had not

(B) should not have

(C) should have

(D) no improvement

182. I prefer to ride than to walk.

(A) ride to walk

(B) riding than walking

(C) riding to walking

(D) no improvement

183.  The workers went on strike asking for better pay and service conditions.

(A) requesting

(B) needing

(C) demanding

(D) no improvement

184. He quickly ordered the boy to being brought before him.

(A) has been brought

(B) to have brought

(C) to be brought

(D) no connection

185. Once the event is over, many people claim credit for success and disowning the responsibility for failure.

(A) for success but disowning

(B) for success but disown

(C) for success while disowned

(D) no correction

186. We could do nothing than praying.

(A) nothing but praying

(B) nothing but was praying

(C) nothing but pray

(D) no correction

187. The brown shirt wants washing.

(A) has to wash

(B) is in need of a wash

(C) requires a wash

(D) no improvement

188. Even he worked hard, he failed in the examination.

(A) since

(B) although

(C) for

(D) no improvement

189. When you are dismissed from your job, it does not help to throw up rows.

(A) kick up row

(B) kick up a row

(C) kick a row

(D) no correction

190. She did not like the movie, nor I did.

(A) nor did I

(B) nor I like it

(C) nor did I like it

(D) no improvement

191. Stop taking bribe lest you are caught.

(A) should caught

(B) will be caught

(C) may be caught

(D) no improvement

192. I am neither a poet nor philosopher.

(A) not philosopher

(B) nor the philosopher

(C) nor a philosopher

(D) no improvement

193. You cannot pass as long as you study.

(A) provided

(B) unless

(C) less

(D) no improvement

194. He is not only a good teacher but a good man.

(A) instead also

(B) but seldom

(C) but also

(D) no improvement

195. The train of the timing are subject to change.

(A) the timings of the train has been subject to change

(B) the timing of the train have been subject to change

(C) the timings of the train are subject to change

(D) no improvement

196. The news is so good but it can’t be true.

(A) too good to

(B) very good to

(C) rather good to

(D) no improvement

197. Since he worked hard, he failed to secure good grades.

(A) as

(B) when

(C) though

(D) no improvement

198. Beside being a poet he is also a famous singer.

(A) besides being

(B) besides becoming

(C) beside becoming

(D) no improvement

199. Dickens’ novels, like many writers, are largely autobiographical.

(A) like those of many other writers

(B) like so many others

(C) like many other novelists

(D) no improvement

200. Unless you work hard, you will not pass.

(A) as long as you work hard

(B) till you work hard

(C) until you work hard

(D) no improvement

201. Sincere workers do not rest till they had reached perfection in their work.

(A) they had achieved

(B) they have achieved

(C) they having reached

(D) no improvement

202. I shall appreciated if you kindly accept my proposal.

(A) I would appreciate if

(B) I shall appreciate it if

(C) I would have appreciate if

(D) no improvement

203.  If you were the prime minister of India what steps would you have taken to end unemployment.

(A) will you take

(B) will you be taking

(C) would you take

(D) no improvement

204. I wish I knew what is wrong with my car.

(A) I wish I knew what was wrong with my car

(B) I wish I had known what is wrong with my car

(C) I wish I know what is wrong with my car

(D) no improvement

205. When I shall go to Agra, I shall go to visit the Taj Mahal.

(A) have gone

(B) shall travel

(C) go

(D) no improvement

206. If I was you I would not sign the document.

(A) if I have been you

(B) if I were you

(C) if I had been you

(D) no improvement

207. Supposing if he comes, what should I do?

(A) if he comes

(B) incase he will come

(C) in the event of his being come

(D) no improvement

208. If I had played well, I would have won the match.

(A) I played well

(B) I play well

(C) I am playing well

(D) no improvement

209. if I dyed my hair green, everybody will laugh at me.

(A) would

(B) did

(C) may

(D) no improvement

210. If I am the PM, I would ban all processions.

(A) will be

(B) were

(C) am

(D) no improvement

211. In case if it rains, I shall not visit you.

(A) if for

(B) in case of

(C) if

(D) no improvement

212. If I will get an opportunity, I shall attend the conference without fail.

(A) shall get

(B) got

(C) get

(D) no improvement

213. If we have paid only 25 rupees for this bag, it has really cheap.

(A) is real cheap

(B) is really cheap

(C) has cheapest

(D) no improvement

214. He will be greatly surprised if he was felicitated by his staff members.

(A) he will have felicitated

(B) unless he was felicitated

(C) if he is felicitated

(D) no improvement

215. My friend would have missed the train if he had not hurried.

(A) had missed

(B) had missed

(C) missed

(D) no improvement

216. If you wrote to me earlier, I would have easily solved your problem.

(A) were writing

(B) had written

(C) have written

(D) no improvement

217. Although he was tired he is going on working.

(A) went on

(B) was going on

(C) goes on

(D) no improvement

218. We shall finish the work before he comes back.

(A) will come

(B) shall come

(C) came

(D) no improvement

219. I am having more than hundred books.

(A) had

(B) have

(C) have had

(D) no improvement

220. She is loving chocolate ice cream.

(A) has loving

(B) has been loved

(C) loves

(D) no improvement

221. When he will arrive, the band will play the national anthem.

(A) after he will arrive

(B) if he would arrive

(C) when he arrives

(D) no improvement

222. I have been ringing the doorbell five times but no one has answered.

(A) I had been ringing the doorbell

(B) I am ringing the doorbell

(C) I have rung the doorbell

(D) no improvement

223.  What would you have done if you are attacked by a bandit?

(A) if you were attacked by a bandit

(B) if you have been attacked by a bandit

(C) if you would have been attacked by a bandit

(D) no improvement

224. I sat down on the bench to look at the trophy I won as a prize.

(A) I sat down on the bench to look at the trophy I had won as a prize.

(B) I sat down on the bench to look at the trophy I have won as a prize.

(C) I sat down on the bench to look at the trophy I had win as a prize.

(D) no improvement

225. The gentry of the town was invited.

(A) is invited

(B) has been invited

(C) were invited

(D) no improvement

226. Some players on the team suffer from chronic knee problems and will not play in the next playoff.

(A) some player on the team suffer

(B) some players on the team suffers

(C) some player on the team suffered

(D) no improvement

227. Never I have seen such breathtaking scenery.

(A) never have I

(B) ever I have

(C) I can’t ever

(D) no improvement

228. Seeing that she is very tired, I walked out of the room and let her sleep.

(A) seeing that she are very tired

(B) seeing that she was very tired

(C) seeing she is tired

(D) no improvement

229. I, Geeta Verma, is happy to express my view on the topics “Types of Pollution and their effect.”

(A) I, Geeta Verma, am happy to express my views on the topic “Types of Pollution and their effects.”

(B) I, Geeta Verma, is happy to express my view on the topic “Types of Pollutions and their effects.”

(C) I, Geeta Verma, is going to be happy to express my view on the topic “Types of Pollutions and their effects.”

(D) no improvement

230. The actor is out of jail, and not exactly a free man, since he will be under house arrest for an additional 90 days.

(A) though exactly a free man

(B) if not exactly a free man

(C) but not exactly a free man

(D) no improvement

231. The receptionist asked the patient, “Who recommended you to Dr Joshi?”

(A) introduced

(B) referred

(C) alluded

(D) no improvement

232. One of my neighbours will sell his house who is going abroad.

(A) One of my neighbours will who is going abroad sell his house.

(B) One who is going abroad of my neighbours will sell his house.

(C) One of my neighbours who is going abroad will sell his house.

(D) no improvement

233. Having a few hours left, she wondered as she would finish the assignment.

(A) that if

(B) whether

(C) that

(D) no improvement

234. She was as pretty as, if not prettier than any other girl at the party.

(A) she was very pretty

(B) she was pretty

(C) she was the prettiest

(D) no improvement

235. You have read that book for ages.

(A) have been reading

(B) had read

(C) will be reading

(D) no improvement

236. The congregation believes that it has selected a suitable preacher.

(A) it has been selected

(B) it have selected

(C) it has select

(D) no improvement

237. Raju ought not to tell me your secret, but he did.

(A) to be telling

(B) tell

(C) to have told

(D) no improvement

238. As soon as the train left Bhopal and reached speed, a band of robbers brought out their revolvers and daggers.

(A) gained

(B) lost

(C) redoubled

(D) no improvement

239. I like tea and I like coffee.

(A) tea to coffee

(B) tea after coffee

(C) both tea and coffee

(D) no improvement

240. A buffalo can’t defend a buffalo against lion.

(A) a buffalo cannot defend another buffalo against a lion.

(B) buffalo cannot defend buffalos against lions.

(C) buffalo cannot defend a buffalo against lion.

(D) no improvement

241. Mr Shyam has been asked to submit the details of his tax returns.

(A) give

(B) furnish

(C) disclose

(D) no improvement

242. I did not see you for a long time.

(A) did not saw

(B) have not been seeing

(C) have not seen

(D) no improvement

243.  If I was you I should tell him the truth.

(A) am you

(B) were you

(C) had been you

(D) no improvement

244. The injured man had been shot from his back.

(A) in the back

(B) to the back

(C) by his back

(D) no improvement

245. I will buy the house provided it is quite sound.

(A) unless

(B) whether

(C) until

(D) no improvement

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