IMPROVEMENT OF SENTENCES
23. (1) beneficial (Adj.) : favourable; advantageous ; help- l He openly boasted of his skills.
ful Here, boast of is the right usage.
benevolent (Adj.) : kind, helpful and generous 36. (3) Prepositions are used at the end of the sentence
beneficent (Adj.) : giving help ; showing kindness ; in Inf. structures, to make the sense clear.
generous Hence, didn’t want to is the right usage.
bounteous (Adj.) : giving very generously 37. (4) No improvement
Here, beneficial is the right usage. may (Mod.v.) : used for saying that something is pos-
24. (2) in (Prep.) : at a point within an area or a space sible
under (Prep.) : below something might (Mod.v.) : Past Tense of ‘may’
Here, in. (Prep.) is the right usage. shall (Mod.v.) : used with ‘I’ and ‘we’ for talking about
25. (3) in case (Conj.) : in the event that something takes or predicting the future
place ;as a precaution, if should (Mod.v.) : used for saying that something is
the best thing or the right thing to do
Here, If/In case is the right usage.
38. (1) Structure of sentence (Past Perfect Tense) will
26. (2) components (Noun) : one of several parts of which
be as follows :
something is made
Subject + had + Verb (Past Parti-ciple form)
compounds (Noun) : a thing consisting of two or more
separate things combined together
He had taken
Here, components is the right usage.
Hence, He had taken his breakfast is the right usage.
27. (3) constantly (Adv.) : all the time ; repeatedly
39. (2) referring to (Phr.v.) : speaking about or mention-
sneak (Verb) : to go somewhere secretly, trying to avoid
ing about somebody/something
eluding (Verb) : managing to avoid or escaping from
frequently (Adv.) : often somebody/something especially in a clever way
occasionally (Adv.) : sometimes but not often hinting (Verb) : suggesting something in an indirect
Here, constantly is the right usage. way
28. (2) fewer (Det., Pro.) : not many ® used for Count- Here, referring to is the right usage.
able Nouns 40. (2) reassure (Verb) : put somebody’s mind at ease
less (Det., Pro.) : a smaller amount of ® used for l They tried to reassure her, but she still felt anxious.
Uncountable Nouns reassume (Verb) : to carry on ; to adopt again ; to
Here, Fewer is the right usage. resume
29. (3) bestow something (on/upon somebody) : to give Object (me) will be used after reassured
something to somebody Hence, reassured me is the right usage.
bestow is used with on/upon (Prep.) 41. (4) No improvement
Hence, bestowed on man is the right usage. After let us, (when there is a suggestion or proposal),
30. (2) The sentence is in Passive Voice. Here, been will the tag begins with shall.
not be used. 42. (3) Here, what the truth was is the right usage.
Hence, held as hostages is the right usage. Structure of the sentence will be as follows :
31. (2) Here, four years ago is the right usage. Subject + Verb + ______
32. (2) by and large (Idiom) : in general; mainly ; to a ̄ ̄
large extent the truth was
by the way (Idiom) : used for introducing a comment 43. (3) Here, so am I is the right usage.
or question that is not directly related to what you 44. (4) No improvement
have been talking about must have-expresses an opinion about an earlier (Past)
Here, by and large is the right usage. situation, based on evidence.
33. (3) only (Adv.) : just l Dinosaurs were very big; they must have eaten a lot.
one (Adj.) : alone in a class or category 45. (2) Positive Sentences require Negative Tags. First
l It was only a matter of time. (Adv.) Auxiliary (Must) + not (Mustn’t)
l That is the only possible right answer. (Adj.) Hence, mustn’t he ? is the right usage.
Here, only a means is the right usage. 46. (2) English (Noun) : English language or literature as
a subject of study
34. (3) deflected (Verb) : changed direction after hitting
The English (Noun) : the people of England
The English language (Adj.) : relating to England, its
diverted (Verb) : made somebody or something change
people, or its language
Here, The English language is the right usage.
Here, deflected is the right usage.
47. (3) Sentence Structure will be as follows :
35. (3) boast about something :
If-clause (Simple Present Tense) ® will (Simple Fu-
l She is always boasting about her children.
boast of something : Hence, One will get is the right usage.