IMPROVEMENT OF SENTENCES
l What does this sentence mean ? 432. (1) treat somebody (to something) : to pay for some-
preaches (about) (Verb) : to tell people about a par- thing that somebody/ you will enjoy and that you do
ticular religion, way of life, system, etc. in order to not usually have or do.
persuade them to accept it Here, treated us to is the right usage.
l She preached about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. 433. (4) No improvement
praises (Verb) : to express your approval or admira- go with the tide (Idiom) : to agree to the attitudes or
tion for somebody/something opinions that most other people have
l She praised his cooking. go against the tide (Idiom) : to oppose the attitudes
425. (2) opted (Verb) : to choose to take or not to take a or opinions that most other people have
particular course of action 434. (2) Here, does not exist (Simple Present) is the right
went (Verb) : Past Tense of ‘go’
435. (1) called off (Phr.V.) : to cancel something
selected (Verb) : to choose somebody/something from
a group of people or things, usually according to a banned (Verb) : to decide or say officially that some-
system thing is not allowed ; prohibited
disturbed (Verb) : to interrupt somebody when he is
l He hasn’t been selected for the team
trying to work.
Here, opted is the right usage.
interrupted (Verb) : to say or do something that makes
426. (1) at heart is an idiomatic expression which is the somebody stop what he is saying or doing.
Here, called off is the right usage.
Hence, at heart is the right usage.
436. (4) No improvement
427. (2) deadline (Noun) : a point of time by which some-
garner (Verb) : acquire ; gather
thing must be done.
experiences (Noun) : the knowledge or skill got/
time line (Noun) : a time table gained/gathered
guideline (Noun) : a rule about how something should episodes (Noun) : incidents
437. (4) No improvement
Here, deadline is the right usage.
speak up (Phr.V) : usually used in order to tell some-
428. (2) The structure of the sentence (Present Perfect body to speak more loudly
Continuous) is as follows : 438. (4) No improvement
Since she has been directing .... difficulty (Noun) : how hard (difficult) something is
̄ ̄ ̄ perplexity (Noun) : confusion
has been Present Participle hindrance (Noun) : a person or thing that makes it
Hence, Since she has been directing is the right more difficult for somebody to do something or for
usage. something to happen.
429. (3) revising (Verb) : to prepare for an exam by looking intricacy (Noun) : the complicated part or detail of
again at work that you have done something
scrutinising (Verb) : to look or examine somebody/ 439. (4) No improvement
something carefully The cooking soup on the stove got burnt is the right
recollecting (Verb) : to remember something ; recall usage.
recapitulating (Verb) : to repeat or give a summary of 440. (3) eternal (Adj.) : without an end ; existing or con-
what has already been said, decided, etc.
enduring (Adj) : lasting for a long time
Here, revising is the right usage.
imperishable (Adj.) : that will last for a long time or
430. (2) latest (Adj.) : the most recent ; the newest
l Have you heard the latest news ?
forever (Adj.) : used for saying that a particular situ-
late (Adj.) : happening after the usual time ation or state will always exist
l Here is a late news flash. Here, imperishable is the right usage.
later (Adj.) : coming after something else or at a time 441. (2) at/from close quarters (Idiom) : crowded ; in a
in the future. confined space ; very near
l This is discussed in more detail in a later chapter. close at hand (Idiom) : near
Here, latest is the right usage. close off (Phr.V.) : to separate something from other
431. (3) so long as (Idiom) : only if parts so that people may not use it
l Promoting a product before it is available is a good
close to (Phr.V.) : nearly; almost
idea, so long as you are certain it will be available Here at/from close quarters is the right usage.
soon. 442. (1) It’s time/It’s high time/It’s about time (Idiom) :
as long as (Idiom) : only if used for saying that you think somebody should do
l We’ll go as long as the weather is good.
It’s time I quit the job if I prefer a better one is the
Here, so long as is the right usage. right sentence.