IMPROVEMENT OF SENTENCES
293.(1) such an important is the right usage. so impor- 305. (2) enhance (Verb) : to increase the value or status of
tant a does not make any correct sense. somebody/something
294.(1) hand (Verb) : to pass or give something to somebody embellishment (Noun) : a decoration or other addi-
l She handed the letter to me. tion, to make something more beautiful or interesting.
hand something – in (to somebody) : to give some- replenish (Verb) : to make something full again by
thing to a person in authority replacing what has been used
l You must hand in your projects by the end of the next Here, enhance is the right usage.
week. 306. (4) No improvement
Here, handed in his homework is the right usage. victim (Noun) agrees with to (Prep.)
295.(3) to-Inf. is used for indicating purpose or intention of 307. (2) In Indirect Speech, the Subject comes before the
an action. Verb.
Gerund is used for indicating a cause.
Hence, what her name was is the right usage.
Hence, went out to play is the right usage.
308. (2) scoffed (Verb) : to talk about somebody/something
296. (3) Sentence structure will be as follows :
in a way that makes it clear that you think he/ it is
Subject + did + not + Verb
stupid. It agrees with at (Prep.)
̄ ̄ ̄
Hence, at (Prep.) is the right usage.
Rakesh didn’t know
(Past Tense) 309. (2) beside (Prep.) : next to something/somebody
Hence, didn’t know is the right usage. besides (Prep.) : in addition to something
297. (3) would (Mod.V.) : used as the Past tense of will, Here, Besides being is the right usage.
used for talking about the result of an event that you 310. (1) behest (Noun)
imagine at somebody’s behest (Idiom) : because somebody
l She would look better with shorter hair. has ordered or requested it
could (Mod.V.) : used as the Past Tense of can. able l at the King’s behest/at the behest of the King
to cannot be used with could request (Noun) : the action of asking for something
Hence, would be able is the right usage. formally and politely
298. (2) of (Prep.) will be used after worthy (Adj.). desires (Noun) : a strong wish to have or do something
Here of (Prep.) is the right usage. orders (Noun) : something that somebody is told to do
299. (4) No improvement by somebody in authority
alleviate (Verb) : to make something less severe Here, behest is the right usage.
lessen (Verb) : to make something less important 311. (1) aching (Verb) : to feel a continuous dull pain ; hurting
minimise (Verb) : to reduce something paining (Verb) : hurting ; to cause somebody pain or
300. (3) set up (Phr.V.) : to create something or start it ; to make him unhappy
establish ailing (verb) : ill/sick and not improving
established (Verb) : to start or create an organization, l She looked after her ailing father.
a system, etc.; set up
paining is not used in Progressive/Continuous Tenses.
formed (Verb) : to start a group of people, such as an
organization, a committee, etc. Here, aching is the right usage.
created (Verb) : to make something happen 312. (1) Past Continuous Tense-was reading is the right
Here, set up is the right usage.
301. (3) good (Adj.) : of high quality or an acceptable standard 313. (3) In Indirect Speech,-said (Reporting Verb) chang-
es to told. Hence, told me about is the right usage.
l a good book/good food
goods (Noun) : things that are produced to be sold. 314. (3) to (Inf.) is used after Prefer (Verb) and not than.
l Cheap/expensive goods/electrical goods
Hence, to (Prep.) is the right usage.
Hence, electronic goods is the right usage.
302. (2) since (Prep.) : from a time in the past until now ® 315. (4) No improvement
used with the Present Perfect Tense. who (Rel.Pro.) is used for he (Per.Pro)
Hence, since is the right usage. 316. (2) Past Perfect Tense had seen will be used.
303. (1) descendant (Noun) : a person who has descended The Sentence is in Indirect Speech.
from a specific ancestor ; an offspring 317. (1) them ® Objective case of they (Pro.)
royalty (Noun) : (uncountable) members of a royal l We saw them yesterday :
family of (Prep.) will be used with descendant those ® Plural of that (pronoun)
Hence, of (Prep.) is the right usage. their ® Possessive Case of they (Pro.)
304. (2) unless (Conj.) : if .... not l their house.
l I wouldn’t eat that food if I wasn’t really hungry. Here, those is the right usage.
l I wouldn’t eat that food unless I was really hungry. 318. (2) noticeable (Adj.) : capable of being noticed ; easy
Hence, Simple Past-went is the right usage. to see or notice