IMPROVEMENT OF SENTENCES
443. (2) bent upon (getting) (Adj.) : determined to get 456. (1) outlet (Noun) : a pipe or hole through which liquid
Here, bent upon getting is the right usage. or gas can flow out
444. (1) insignificant (Adj.) : not big/valuable enough to be escape (Noun) : the act of escaping from a place/
considered important situation
trivial (Adj.) : not important/ serious Here, outlet is the right usage.
Here, insignificant is the right usage. 457. (1) too (Adv.) : used before Adjectives and Adverbs
445. (4) No improvement so (Adv.) : to a great degree
passive (Adj.) : not taking active part l She spoke so quietly that I could hardly hear her.
a passive lot : people who are cold and without feel- Here, too is the right usage.
ing 458. (1) They left the hotel where they had been staying,
446. (2) limited (to something) : restricted to a particular by car is the right sentence
limit of time, numbers, etc. 459. (3) a few (Det.) : a small number ; some used with
Here, limited to is the right usage. plural Countable Nouns
447. (3) My mother has more jewellery than my sister is few (Det.) : not many
the right usage. Here, lend me a few rupees is the right usage.
448. (1) Inf. (to) will be used with prefer (Verb) and not 460. (1) Past Continuous Tense-was sitting is the right
than (Prep., Conj.) usage.
Here, tea to is the right usage. 461. (2) see through (Phr.V.) : to realise the truth about
449. (3) They shook hands with each other is the right somebody/something
sentence. l We saw through him from the start.
450. (2) profound (Adj.) : very great ; felt or experienced look (Verb) : see ; to turn your eyes in a particular
very strongly direction
deep (Adj.) : strongly felt look at (Phr.V.) : to examine something closely
l a deep sense of loss Here, see is the right usage.
Here, profound is the right usage. 462. (2) perpetrate (Verb) : to commit a crime or do some-
451. (3) Order 231 (Second Person, Third Person, First thing wrong or evil
Person) will be used. penetrate (Verb) : to go into/through something
Hence, He, she they and I cooked the food is the perpetuate (Verb) : to make something such as a
right sentence. bad situation, a belief, etc. continue for a long time
l This system perpetuated itself for several centuries.
452. (2) corroborated (Verb) : confirmed
l The evidence was corroborated by two independent
precipitate (Verb) : to make something, especially
witnesses. something bad, happen suddenly or sooner than it
verified (Verb) : to check that something is true/ac-
l His resignation precipitated a leadership crisis
Here, perpetrate is the right usage.
l We have no way of verifying his story.
463. (4) No improvement
authenticated (Verb) : to prove that something is gen-
uine, real or true 464. (2) The general order of Adjectives is as follows :
l The letter has been authenticated by the handwrit- Opinion Appearance Age Colour Origin Material
ing experts. ̄ ̄
confirmed (Verb) : to state or show that something broken wooden
true or correct, especially by providing evidence Hence, broken wooden chair is the right usage.
Here, corroborated is the right usage. 465. (2) looked (Verb) : to seem ; to appear
453. (4) No improvement. l That looks like an interesting book.
454. (3) choice (Noun) : an act of choosing between two or posed (Verb) : to dress/behave in a way that is in-
more possibilities tended to impress other people
alternate (Adj.) : (of two things) happening or follow- seemed (Verb) (linking Verb) : to give the impression
ing one after the other regularly of being or doing something
l Alternate layers of fruit and cream Here, resembled is the right usage.
fruit ® cream ® fruit ® cream ... 466. (2) Earlier past events (bought yesterday) will be in-
Here, choice is the right usage. dicated by had bought yesterday (Past Perfect
455. (1) each may contribute what he can is the right
usage. Hence, which he had bought yesterday is the right
each (Pro.) : each one ; everyone individually
467. (2) whether (Conj.) : used in indirect questions for
when each (Pro.) comes immediately before the Verb
introducing one alternative ;
(contribute), it always takes a Singular Verb and a
used for introducing clauses after Verbs of doubting
Singular Pronoun he/she