IMPROVEMENT OF SENTENCES
Here, a week ago is the right usage. 234. (3) Though (Couj.) : although, despite the fact that
223. (3) come across (with something) (Phr.V.) % to pro- Since (Conj.) : from a time in the past until a later
vide or supply something when you need it. past time, or until now ; because ; as
come across (Phr.V.) : to meet or find somebody/ As (Conj.) : because
something by chance; to face When (Conj.) : considering that
l I hoped she would come across with some more in- Here, Though is the right usage.
formation. 235. (1) to (Inf.) will be used after agree (Verb of ‘saying’):
Here, come across is the right usage. l They agreed to try their luck at the fair (carnival)
224. (3) Who (Rel.Pro.) is used after he (Subject) and be- Hence, to answer is the right usage.
fore work (Verb) 236. (3) evaluated (Verb) : to form an opinion of the
He ____ work hard (Adjective Clause) amount; value or quality of something after thinking
Hence, who will be used. Verb (work) will be in Plu- about it carefully
ral (works) ® Simple Present Tense answered (Verb) : replied
Hence, who works hard is the right usage. judged (Verb) : to decide the result of a competition
225. (4) No improvement tested (Verb) : to find out how much somebody knows
The sentence structure is as follows : Here, evaluated is the right usage.
It’s high time + Subject (you) + Past Verb (started) 237. (2) shade (Noun) : an area that is dark and cool un-
® Refers to the present moment der or behind something. (tree, building, etc.)
226. (3) likelihood (Noun) : the chance of something hap- shadow (Noun) : the dark shape that somebody/
pening ; probability something forms on a surface, when he/it is between
l There is very little likelihood of that happening. the light and the surface.
probability (Noun) : how likely something is to hap- Here, shade is the right usage.
pen ; likelihood 238. (1) throw (Verb) (Simple Present) ® threw (Past) ®
possibility (Noun) : the fact that something might exist thrown (Past Participle)
or happen, but is not certain to Here, threw is the right usage.
l Bankruptcy is a real possibility if sales don’t improve. 239. (3) invent (Verb.) : to produce or design something
profit (Noun) : the advantage that you get from doing that has not existed before
something assemble (Verb) : to bring things together as a group
Here, profit is the right usage. l The shelves are easy to assemble.
227. (2) hampered (Verb) : to prevent somebody from eas- discover (Verb) : to be the first person to become
ily doing or achieving something ; hindered aware that a particular place or thing exists
obstacle (Noun) : a situation, an event, etc. that makes l Scientists are working to discover a cure for AIDS.
it difficult for you to do or achieve something ; hin- make (Verb.) : to create/prepare something by put-
drance ting parts together
facilitated (Verb) : to make an action or a process l The steam engine was invented by James Watt.
possible or easier Here, invented is the right usage.
burden (Verb) : to give somebody a duty, responsibil- 240. (1) kindness (Noun) is the right usage.
ity, etc. that causes worry, difficulty or hard work.
241. (2) discharged (Verb) : to give somebody official per-
Here, hampered is the right usage. mission to leave (hospital)
228. (2) Subject (It) will be attached before being. released (Verb) : set somebody/something free (pris-
It specifies the day. oner/hostage)
Hence, It being a rainy day is the right usage. let out (Phr.V.) : to come to an end, so that it may be
229. (2) scissors (Noun) is used as Singular as well as time for people to leave (movie)
Plural and the term a pair is used with it to specify a dismissed (Verb) : to officially remove somebody from
single piece (a pair of scissors – one pair of scissors) his job
Hence, a pair of old scissors is the right usage. Here, discharged is the right usage.
230. (4) No improvement 242. (3) mellowed (Verb) : to become or to make a colour
angry (Adj.) agrees with Prep. (with) become less bright, especially over a period of time.
231. (1) A pair of shoes signifies one. softened (Verb) : to become or to make something
Hence, the Verb will be in Singular-has been softer.
Hence, has been is the right usage. brightened (Verb) : to become or to make something
232. (3) Simple Present Tense-go will be used to express brighter in colour
future time, after when (Conj.). deepened (Verb) : to become or to make something
Hence, go is the right usage. deeper/worse.
233. (1) apologise (Verb) agrees with to (Prep.) Here, mellowed is the right usage.
Hence, to (Prep.) is the right usage. 243. (2) considerate (Adj.) : careful ; not to hurt or upset
others ; thoughtful