IMPROVEMENT OF SENTENCES
267. (2) Either _ or : Correlatives ® both elements (Vijay appendix (Noun) : a section giving extra information
and Vimal) are Singular ® the Verb will also be Singular at the end of a book or document
Hence, is is the right usage. pointer (Noun) : a sign that something exists
268. (1) Use of Double Comparatives (more, funnier) is mark (Noun) : a sign/indication
incorrect. 279. (2) going (Present Cont.) ® talking about the future
Hence, funnier is the right usage. Structure of the sentence will be as follows :
269. (2) one another (Pro.) : used when you are saying Subject (you) + Verb + to be (are) + Present Participle
that each member of a group (consisting of more than (going)
two) does something to or for the other people in the
Here, going is the right usage.
280. (3) The structure of the sentence is such that it does not
l We all try and help one another
need any to-inf. formation before ‘than’ and after ‘than’.
Hence, one another is the right usage. Gerund (ing-formation) on both sides will do the job.
270. (2) between (Prep.) : in/into the space/time separat- 281. (1) Gerund-painting is the right usage.
ing two or more points, objects, people, etc.
282. (1) Simple Present Tense-finishes will be used ® the
beside (Prep.) : next to/at the side of somebody/some- first sentence is in Simple Present Tense.
Here, finishes is the right usage.
among (Prep.) : in the middle of somebody/something
283. (3) exceed (Verb) : to be more than a particular num-
amidst (Prep.) : in the middle of /during something ber or amount
Here, between is the right usage. exceed and more than mean the same.
271. (3) Subject (advancements) is Plural. Hence, Plural They cannot be used together.
Verb-have will be used.
Hence, exceed is the right usage.
Here, have proved is the right usage.
284. (1) come across (Something) (Phr.V.) : to find some-
272. (1) limited (Adj.) : not very great in amount or extent thing
limiting (Adj.) : putting limits on what is possible Here, come across is the right usage.
limitless (Adj.) : without a limit ; very great 285. (3) giving something for a noble cause is donating
Here, limited is the right usage. (Verb)
273. (4) No improvement Hence, donating is the right usage.
illegible (Adj.) % difficult or impossible to read. 286.(2) Present Perfect Continuous Tense (have been fish-
ineligible (Adj.) % not having the necessary qualifica- ing) is the right usage.
tions to have or to do something The structure of the sentence is as follows :
eligible (Adj.) % having the necessary qualifications to Subject + Aux. V. (have) + Aux. V. (be) + Main V.
have or to do something ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄
incorrigible (Adj.) % incurable ; having bad habits The fishermen have been fishing
which cannot be changed/improved 287. (3) subscribe (to something) (Phr. V.) : to pay an
amount of money regularly in order to receive or use
274. (4) No improvement
cited (Verb) : to mention something as a reason or an
Hence, subscribe to is the right usage.
example, or in order to support what you are saying
288.(4) No improvement
sited (Verb) : to build or place something in a particu-
if (Conj.) : used after wonder to introduce one of two
or more possibilities ; whether
recited (Verb) : to say a poem, piece of literature, etc.
l I wonder if I should wear a coat or not.
that you have learnt, especially to an audience
289.(4) No improvement
sighted (Verb) : to suddenly see something, especially
something you have been looking for The Tense of the Verb remains unchanged.
275. (2) praise (Uncountable Noun) : can only be used in 290.(4) No improvement
Singular. It takes much likely (Adv.) : very probably (used to say that some-
Hence, much praise is the right usage. thing is likely to happen)
276. (2) Structure of the sentence will be as follows : 291.(3) The sentence structure of Interrogative Sentenc-
es in Indirect Speech is as follows :
If + Past Tense (were), would + Inf. (sign)
Subject + Reporting Verb+Wh-word + Object + Verb
Time : present ; Tense : past, but we are talking about
the present, now. ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄
Imaginary condition ® Plural Verb-were will be used. I asked where he was going
Hence, If I were you is the right usage. Hence, where he was going is the right usage.
277. (2) astonished (Verb) agrees with at/by (Prep.) 292.(3) is about 10 kms away is the right usage.
Hence, at (Prep.) is the right usage. away (Adv.) : to or at a distance from somebody/
something in space or time
278. (4) No improvement
from (Prep.) agrees with away
index (Noun) : indication