IMPROVEMENT OF SENTENCES
521. (2) Only a shrewd man could see through the trick 540. (3) Superlative Degree (Most recognizable) is the right
is the right sentence. usage with Def. Art. (the)
522. (4) No improvement 541. (2) unless (Conj.) : used for saying that something
523. (2) Your success depends on your ability of hard can only happen or be true in a particular situation
work is the right sentence l You cannot pass unless you study.
524. (1) I wish I knew what was wrong with my car is the as long as (Idioms) : only if
right sentence l You cannot pass as long as you do not study.
‘wish’ is followed by Simple Past Tense ‘was’ provided (Conj.) : used for saying that must happen
525. (3) Amar, who is a poet, wrote this poem just be- or be done to make it possible for something else to
fore he died is the right sentence happen ; if
526. (1) rise (Verb) : to reach a higher level or position l You can pass provided you study.
l The river has risen several metres Here, unless is the right usage.
raise (Verb) : to lift or move something to a higher 542. (2) dangling (Verb) : to hang or swing freely
level Here, dangling is the right usage.
The flag will be raised on the 15th of August is the 543. (1) A buffalo cannot defend another buffalo against
right sentence. a lion is the right sentence
527. (2) have (Present Simple) ® had (Simple Past) ® 544. (1) I sat down on the bench to look at the trophy I
had (Past Participle) had won as a prize is the right sentence
l If I had the money, I would have bought the house 545. (3) Had the room been brighter, Shweta would have
is the right sentence. been able to read for a while before bedtime is the
528. (3) on (Prep.) : in/into a position covering, touching right sentence.
or forming part of a surface 546. (3) Both .... and ® emphasize the link between two
l She climbed on to the bed. things (tea and coffee) making a stronger connection.
in (Prep.) : used for describing physical surroundings Hence, both tea and coffee is the right usage.
l We went out in the rain. 547. (3) demolishing (Verb) : to pull or knock down a build-
beside (Prep.) : next to ; by the side of ing
l She was sitting beside me. bringing down (Phr. V.) : to reduce something
Here, on (Prep.) is the right usage. l We aim to bring down prices on all our computers.
529. (4) No improvement destroying (Verb) : to damage something so badly
530. (2) As a contrast ® out of jail ® free man is evident, that it no longer exists, works, etc.
but (Conj.) will be used. l The building was completely destroyed by fire.
Hence, but not exactly a free man is the right usage. damaging (Verb) : to harm or spoil something
531. (4) No improvement l The fire badly damaged the town hall.
532. (3) Use of double Subjects (Sushma, she) is super- Here, demolishing is the right usage.
fluous. 548. (3) had been (Past Perfect Continuous Tense) is the
Hence, a good sense of humour is the right usage. right usage.
533. (1) pulled down (Phr.V.) : to destroy a building com- 549. (1) during (Pre.) : all through a period of time.
pletely ; demolish after the (Prep.) : following something in time
knock down (something) (Phr.V.) : to destroy a build- at the end of : the final part of a period of time, an
ing by breaking its walls ; demolish event, etc.
Here, pulled down is the right usage. Here, during the is the right usage.
534. (3) gentry (Noun) : people belonging to a high social 550. (1) just as normal children do is the right usage.
class ® used with a Plural Verb (were invited) is the 551. (1) too (Adv.) : very ; extremely
right usage. too glad to ® gives a negative sense.
535. (4) No improvement So, very glad is the right usage.
536. (2) Here, even in a little quantity is the right usage. 552. (3) vain (Adj.) : useless
537. (3) The sentence structure will be as follows : vane (Noun) : a flat blade, moved by wind/water
If you were (Simple Past) ....., would you + take (windmill)
(Simple Past) .... vein (Noun) : any of the tubes that carry blood from
Hence, would you take is the right usage. all the parts of the body to.
538. (1) It is a general statement. wane (Verb) : fade ; decrease
Hence, Simple Present Tense-does not understand Here, vain is the right usage.
even is the right usage. 553. (2) can (Mod.V.) (Simple Present) is the right usage
539. (3) One of my neighbours, who is going abroad will as the Main Clause is in Simple Present Tense.
sell his house is the right sentence 554. (2) passed (Verb) : to move past or to the other side of
Position of who (Relative Pro.) is changed something/somebody