IMPROVEMENT OF SENTENCES
bear out (Phr. V.) : to show that somebody is right or 114. (2) compliment (Verb) agrees with on (Prep.)
that something is true Here, on Prep.) is the right usage.
104. (1) on the alert (Idiom) : on guard against danger, 115. (2) deliciously (Adv.)
attack, etc.; watchful ; ready delicious (Adj.) : highly pleasing to the senses, espe-
the will be used. cially taste or smell.
Hence, was on the alert is the right usage. Here, delicious is the right usage.
105. (3) while (Conj.) : on the contrary ; during the time that 116. (2) many ® used with Plural Noun ® many friends
106. (1) Simple Past Tense-came to is the right usage. much ® used with Singular Noun ® much money
107. (3) Positive Statement ® Negative Tag Hence, many is the right usage.
The sentence structure is as follows : we can also use most.
Subject Main.V. Aux.V. 117. (2) Simple Past Tense (bought) is the right usage.
̄ ̄ ̄ 118. (2) died (Verb) agrees with of (Prep.)
He comes does Here, use of, of (Prep.) is the right option.
not Per.Pro. same as sub. 119.(2) I will phone you (Independent Clause – Future
̄ ̄ Tense)
not he I shall arrive (Dependent/Time Clause – Present
does not ® doesn’t Tense)
Hence, doesn’t is the right usage. Hence, after I arrive is the right usage.
108. (1) The sentence structure will be as follows ; 120. (1) The sentence structure is as follows :
nor + Aux.V. + Subject It’s high time + Subject (you) + Past Verb (came ) ®
refers to the present moment
̄ ̄ ̄
Hence, came is the right usage.
nor did I
121. (3) for (Prep.) is used for showing purpose or function
nor did I : also not
Hence, for (Prep.) is the right usage.
When a clause with nor is used after a Negative Clause,
we invert the Subject and the Verb after nor. 122. (4) No improvement
Hence, nor did I is the right usage. dazzled (Verb.) : dim the vision with very bright light
or moving lights
109. (1) marked (Verb) : officially remembered an event
123. (3) Here, What matters most is the right usage.
that you considered to be important
noted (Verb) : noticed or paid careful attention to some- 124. (2) Positive Sentence (without Auxiliary) ® Negative
showed (Verb) : made something clear Tag structure ® do/did/does + not
Hence, didn’t you ? (Past Tense) is the right usage.
indicated (Verb) : showed that something is true or
exists 125. (4) No improvement
Here, marked is the right usage. board (Noun) : a long, thin, flat piece of wood
110. (1) having been beaten suggests that the enemy was boarding (Verb) : to furnish with meals, or with meals
and lodging, for a payment
once beaten but is no longer (Passive Voice) (Past Par-
ticiple) board (Noun) : a person’s food/meals, provided regu-
larly for money
Hence, having been beaten is the right usage.
used in Phr. like full board, board and lodging
111. (2) Positive Statement ® Negative Tag 126. (3) pierced (Verb) : had a small hole made in your
No Aux.V. ® does + not (doesn’t) ears/nose, etc. so that you may wear jewellery there
Hence, doesn’t she ? is the right usage. bored (Verb) : made a long deep hole with a tool or by
112. (3) momentum (Noun) : the ability to keep increasing digging
or developing holed (Verb) : made a hole
movement (Noun) : an act of moving pricked (Verb) : made a hole in something with a sharp
motion (Noun) : the act of moving point
Here, momentum is the right usage. Here, pierced is the right usage.
113. (3) affectation (Noun) : behaviour or an action that is 127. (2) correlate (Verb) : to have a close connection with
not natural or sincere and that is often intended to something
impress other people correspond (Verb): to be the same as something
affection (Noun) : a tender feeling of fondness corroborate (Verb) : to provide information that sup-
admiration (Noun) : a feeling of pleasure, approval, ports a statement, theory, etc.
respect or wonder Here, correlate is the right usage.
affliction (None) : a condition of pain, suffering, or 128. (2) Present Perfect Tense (Hasn’t) will be used as yet
distress has been used.
Here, affectation is the right usage. 129. (4) No improvement