IMPROVEMENT OF SENTENCES
130. (4) No improvement 144. (1) Simple Present Tense-reaches will be used.
dozen (Noun, Det.) : a group of twelve of the same The clause has started with after. In such cases, Sim-
thing – two dozen eggs ple Present Tense is used.
dozens (Noun, Det.) : a lot of people or things – in Hence, After the letter reaches is the right usage.
dozens ® in large numbers 145. (3) Simple Past Tense-returned is the right usage.
dozen is always used in the Singular form after nu- 146. (1) As the action has started in the Past and is still
merals continuing, Present Perfect Continuous Tense will
131. (1) euphemisms (Noun) : an indirect word or phrase be used.
that people often use to refer to something embar- The sentence structure will be as follows :
rassing or unpleasant, sometimes to make it seem more ... have + Subject (you) + been + Verb + ing (work-
acceptable than it really is ing) ..... ?
hoodwink (Verb) : to trick somebody Hence, have you been working here ? is the right
l Pass away is the euphemism for ‘die’ usage.
euphoria (Noun) : a feeling or state of intense excite- 147. (2) remind (Verb) : cause (someone ) to remember
ment and happiness someone/or something
pleasantries (Noun) : friendly remarks made in order Here, remind is the right usage.
to be polite 148. (1) acquaint (Verb) agrees with with (Prep.)
Here, euphemisms is the right usage. Hence, with (Prep.) is the right usage.
132. (1) put off (Phr.V.) : postpone 149. (4) No improvement
adjourn (Verb) : break off a meeting/ a legal case/ denied (Verb) : refused to admit the truth or existence
game with the intention of resuming it later of.
Here, postpone is the right usage. refused (Verb) : showed that one is not willing to do
133. (1) but the best one is : “Style – it is the man.”is the something
disagreed (Verb) : had or expressed a different opinion
134. (1) Positive Statement ® Negative Tag rejected (Verb) : dismissed as inadequate, unaccept-
Tag structure ® First Auxiliary (have) + not (haven’t) able, or faulty
Hence, haven’t they ? is the right usage.
150. (2) Positive Statement ® Negative Tag
135. (4) No improvement
Tag structure ® First Auxiliary (is) + not (isn’t)
entreaties (Noun) : earnest (serious) and humble (emo-
Hence, isn’t it ? is the right usage.
151. (2) Positive statement ® Negative Tag
136. (1) I sent him a letter by registered post asking him
to return the car is the best option. Tag structure ® First Auxiliary (was) + not (wasn’t)
137. (1) As he was covered with grease, the water did not Hence, wasn’t he ? is the right usage.
seem unduly cold to the swimmer’ is the best op- 152. (3) The structure of the sentence will be as follows :
tion. ... have + Subject (you) + been + Verb + ing (doing) ... ?
138. (1) The old woman gave biscuits to her dog is the The sentence is in Present Perfect Continuous Tense.
best option. Hence, have you been doing is the right usage.
139. (3) They always take their children for a drive in the 153. (3) expresses (Verb) : convey a thought or feeling in
charming countryside around Bangalore is the best words, by looks or actions
option. Here, expresses is the right usage.
140. (1) To prevent head colds, use a nebulizer to spray 154. (2) retreated (Verb) : (of an army) withdrew from ene-
into your nose until the drug drops down into your
my forces as a result of their superior power or after a
throat is the best option.
141. (2) refused (Verb) : indicated or showed that one is returned (Verb) : came or went back to a place or
not willing to do something person
declined (Verb) : became smaller, fewer, or less ; de-
retrenched (Verb) : reduced costs or spending in re-
sponse to economic difficulty
spurned (Verb) : rejected with contempt (disregard)
Here, retreated is the right usage.
refuted (Verb) : proved (a statement or theory) to be
155. (2) no sooner ... than is used for conveying that the
wrong or false
second event mentioned happens immediately after
Here, refused is the right usage. the first
142. (1) The sentence structure will be as follows : no sooner ... than ® Correlatives
It is time + Subject (we) + Past Verb (left) ® Refers Here, than is the right usage.
to the present moment
156. (3) dispose (Adj.) : prepared; ready ; in the mood
Hence, left is the right usage.
dispose of (Phr.V) : to get rid of somebody or some-
143. (1) Use of about (Prep.) is super– fluous (unneces-
thing that you do not want or cannot keep
Hence, disposed of is the right usage.
Hence, his character is the right usage.