IMPROVEMENT OF SENTENCES
(1) has run (3) felt like a fish out of water. (2) reclamation as well as acqui-
(2) was running (4) No improvement sition of farmland
(3) had run 83. The flood-affected people are look- (3) reclamation and acquisition of
(4) No improvement ing forward with the visit of the farmland
75. He suddenly struck a note of dis- Governor. (4) No improvement
cord in his otherwise harmonious (1) looking forward to 90. It is a three-years degree course.
presentation. (2) looking forward on (1) an three-years degree course
(1) unhappiness (3) looking forward for (2) a three-year degree course
(2) regret (4) No improvement (3) a three years degree course
(3) anger 84. He is fond of saving money. (4) No improvement
(4) No improvement (1) hoarding 91. As soon as winter sets in, the
76. If I dyed my hair green, every- (2) not spending number of tourists start in-
body will laugh at me. (3) spending carefully creasing suddenly.
(1) would (2) did (4) No improvement (1) the number of tourists are
(3) may (4) No improvement 85. He comes often to our house. increased
77. The students often play truant, (1) come often (2) the amount of tourists start
didn’t they ? (2) often comes increasing
(1) can they ? (3) often come (3) the number of tourists in-
(2) is indeed ? (4) No improvement creases
(3) don’t they ? Directions (86-95) : In the follow- (4) No improvement
(4) No improvement ing questions, a part of the sentence is 92. Is respect really preferable than
78. He is adequately provided for the given in bold. Below are given alterna- money ?
necessities of life. tives to the bold part at 1, 2 and 3 (1) preferable to money ?
(1) by (2) to which may improve the sentence.
(2) preferred, or money ?
(3) with (4) No improvement Choose the correct alternative. In case
(3) preferable than money ?
79. The T.V. news is doctored by non- no improvement is required your an-
swer is (4). (4) No improvement
professionals and whetted by po-
(SSC Statistical Investigators 93. His speech was marked by dis-
Grade-IV Exam. 13.08.2006) agreement and scorn for his
(1) wetted (2) vetted
86. Most of the participating mem- opponent’s position.
(3) written (4) No improvement
bers at the fair, which was (1) is being marked with dis-
80. Will you type these letters now ?
organised by the students, were agreement and scorn for his
(1) Could (2) Can opponent’s position.
(3) Shall (4) No improvement (2) was marked with disagree-
(1) Mathematic teachers
Directions (81–85) : In the follow- ment and scorn for his
(2) Mathematics teachers
ing questions, a part of the sentence opponent’s position.
(3) Teacher in mathematics
is in bold. Below are given alterna- (3) was marked by disagreement
(4) No improvement
tives to the bold part at (1), (2) and and scorn for this opponents
(3) which may improve the sentence. 87. Americans do not object my call-
ing them by their first names. positions.
Choose the correct alternative. In case
(1) my calling the (4) No improvement
no improvement is needed, your an-
(2) to my calling them 94. Changu is as tall if not, taller
swer is (4).
(3) been called than Chanchu.
(SSC Tax Assistant (Income
Tax & Central Excise) (4) No improvement (1) as tall, if not, taller than
Exam. 11.12.2005) 88. The NYC building at New York (2) as tall as, if not taller to
81. The traveller commanded of the City is as high as every other (3) as tall as, if not taller than
peasant he would tell him the way building in the United States of (4) No improvement
to the nearest village. America. 95. The bigger dilemma facing these
(1) exclaimed of the peasant if (1) high than every other build- mega stores is how to retain cus-
he would ing tomers after the novelty wear
(2) enquired of the peasant if he (2) as high as every other build- thin.
could ing (1) wears thin.
(3) replied o f the peasant (3) higher than any other one (2) cools down.
whether he will (4) No improvement (3) wears off.
(4) No improvement 89. But here again, there are allega-
(4) No improvement
82. As I was new to the place, I felt tions of indiscriminate reclama-
Directions (96 – 100) : In the fol-
like a fish in water. tions and acquisition to the
lowing questions, a part of sentence is
(1) felt like a fish in the water. farmland by the Adanis.
printed in bold. Alternatives to the
(2) felt like a fish with water. (1) reclamations and also acqui-
bold part, which may improve the sen-
sition by the farmland