IMPROVEMENT OF SENTENCES
343. (4) No improvement 357. (2) assured (Verb) : to tell somebody that something is
to (Prep.) : used for showing a relationship between definitely true or is definitely going to happen, espe-
one person/thing and another cially when he has doubts about it
Sujata ® junior ® me (shows the relationship be- consoled (Verb) : to give comfort/sympathy to some-
tween Sujata and me) body who is unhappy or disappointed ; comfort
344. (4) No improvement guaranteed (Verb) : to promise to do something
345. (2) one of (Pro.) : a person or thing belonging to a confided (Verb) : to tell somebody secrets and personal
particular group information that you do not want other people to know
l It’s a present for one of my children. Here, assured is the right usage.
one of is followed by a Plural Noun/Pronoun. 358. (4) No improvement
Hence, my teachers is the right usage. would (Mod.V.) : used in polite offers or invitations.
346. (1) Past Perfect Tense (would have surely brought) 359. (1) in the back is the right usage.
will be used with this Conditional Sentence (that starts 360. (3) a few (Det ; Adj.) : a small number ; some
with an if)
few (Det ; Adj.) : not many
The sentence structure will be as follows :
Hence, a few is the right usage.
If + Past Perfect (had gone) .... would + have + Past
Participle-brought 361. (1) Present Perfect Continuous Tense-have been
347. (3) ringing and ringing : ringing again and again ; ring- working here since is the right usage.
ing repeatedly since (Prep.) : from a point in the past until now
repeatedly (Adv.) : many times ; happening again and l We’ve been living here since 2006.
again 362. (3) myself (Pro.) : the Reflexive form of I
Hence, was ringing repeatedly is the right usage. I (Pro.) : used as the Subject
348. (4) No improvement Hence, I am is the right usage.
Positive Statement ® Negative Tag (with Auxiliary)
363. (1) Simple Past Tense-gave is the right usage.
Tag structure ® First Auxiliary (has) + not (hasn’t)
364. (4) No improvement
have/had is used with food and drink (a meal, break-
349. (3) Inf. (to) will be used with prefer (Verb) and not
fast, lunch, dinner, a snack, a cup of tea)
rather than (Idiom) : instead of somebody/something [British Council - Learn English]
l I’ll have a cold drink rather than coffee. 365. (2) unless (Conj.) ® used in a negative sense.
Hence, to (Prep.) is the right usage. Hence, an Affirmative Sentence will be used.
350. (3) In Indirect Speech-will changes to would when Hence, unless you is the right usage.
the Reporting Verb is in Past Tense. 366. (2) have (Stative Verb) ® expresses a state/condition
Hence, would will replace will be. rather than action
351. (3) motive (Noun) : intention ; a reason for doing some- ® will not be used in Progressive Tense
thing Hence, have is the right usage.
Here, motive is the right usage. 367. (2) tonight (Adverb) : today’s night; on or during the
352. (3) upbringing (Noun) : the way a child is brought up evening or night of today
bring up (Phr.V.) : to care for a child, teaching him/ Hence, tonight is the right usage.
her how to behave, etc. ; raise ; upbringing 368. (3) too (Adv.) : used before Adjectives and Adverbs
Here, upbringing is the right usage. to say that something is more than is good, necessary,
353. (4) No improvement possible, etc.
declared (Verb) : Stated in an open way so that people Sentence structure will be as follows :
may know about it ; to say something officially/publicly Subject + Verb + too + Adj. + Inf.
proposed (V.) : declare a plan for the future
̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄
decreed (V.) : decide with authority by order/command
The offer is too good to
order (V.) : impose regulations on
l He’s very scared. He can’t move.
354. (3) Stative Verbs ® describe a state rather than an
action-like, understand, seem, love, hate, have, own, etc. l He’s too scared to move.
They are not used in Progressive Tenses. Adj./Adv. denotes cause
Hence, loves is the right usage. Inf. denotes effect
355. (1) Present Perfect Continuous Tense-has been teach- Hence, too good to is the right usage.
ing is the right usage. 369. (4) No improvement
356. (3) hang by a thread (Idiom) ; to be in great danger to (Prep.) : used for showing a relationship between
Hence, by (Prep.) is the right usage. one person/thing and another