IMPROVEMENT OF SENTENCES
1078. (2) own is a Stative Verb. Look at the sentence :
Hence, Present Simple should be used here. l As a dancer, he is second to none.
Own is not used in Progressive Tenses Here, second to none is the right usage.
Hence, own is the right usage. 1098. (2) It is not proper to use had had here. Subject +
1079. (1) Here, give you some advice (Uncountable) is had + V3 is the right structure.
the right usage. Hence, had is the right usage.
Look at the sentence : 1099. (1) Here, All the members of his family (Possessive
l Let me give you a piece of advice. Case) is the right usage.
1080. (1) In such structures of comparison, the is used 1100. (2) Here, Definite Article i.e. not the triumph but
even before a Comparative Degree. the breakdown is the right usage.
Here, The more they earn, the more they spend is 1101. (4) No improvement
the right usage. woe betide somebody (Id.) : a phrase that is used
1081. (1) altar (N.) : a holy table in a temple to warn somebody that there will be trouble for them
alter (V.) : to make something different; to become if they do something or do not do something.
different. Look at the sentence :
Hence, on the altar is the right usage. l Woe betide anyone who plays Ann’s CDs wihtout
1082. (1) strictly (Adv.) : in all details ; exactly. asking her first.
strictly speaking : If you are using words or rules 1102. (4) No Improvement
in their exact or correct sense. within a stone"s throw (Id.) : within a very short
Hence, strictly is the right usage. distance.
1083. (4) No improvement Look at the sentence :
1084. (4) No improvement l The police department was located within a stone’s
1085. (2) Congratulate agrees with Preposition-on. throw of our house.
Hence, on his is the right usage. 1103. (2) Here, She herself saw the thief is the right
1086. (1) Here, Present Simple should be used. sentence
Hence, do not believe is the right usage. Herself is used to emphasize a particular woman,
1087. (3) Here, stopped constructing (Gerund) is the right girl or female animal.
usage. 1104. (2) Period is given in the sentence. Hence, Future
1088. (3) cut a sorry figure (Id.) : to have a particular Perfect i.e. will have reached is the right usage.
appearance. 1105. (3) Here, I think she will come to the party. is the
Here, cut a sorry figure is the right usage. right sentence.
1089. (2) As the structure suggests, would have gladly 1106. (2) old habits die hard (Id.) : It is used for saying
given is the right usage. The Conditional Clause is that it is difficult to change a way of behaving that
in Past Perfect. someone has had for many years; things change very
1090. (1) ask (V.) : to tell somebody that you would like slowly.
them to do something. hardly (Adv.) : almost no; almost not.
Hence, asked the teacher is the right usage. hard (Adv.) : with great effort
1091. (2) hatch (V.) : to create a plan or an idea especially Here, old habits die hard is the right usage.
in secret. 1107. (3) break into something (Phr., V.): to enter a
Here, hatched is the right usage. building by force.
1092. (4) No improvement Hence, broke into is the right usage.
tone-deaf (Adj.) : unable to hear/appreciate the 1108. (4) No improvement
difference between musical notes. 1109. (1) exemplify (V.) : to be typical example of
1093. (3) continuously (Adv.) : existing for a period of time something.
without interruption. exemplary (Adj.) : severe; providing a good example.
constantly (Adv.) : all the time repeatedly. Here, exemplify is the right usage.
Here, constantly is the right usage. 1110. (3) reign (N.): the period during which a king, queen
1094. (1) Here, Past Perfect should be used. etc. rules.
Adverb (quickly) should come after Verb. rein (N.) : a long narrow leather band that is attached
Hence, he had known them, began to swim quickly to a metal bar in a horse’s mouth.
is the right usage. Hence, during the reign of is the right usage.
1095. (2) helter-skelter : in a hurry and in a way that lacks 1111. (2) Hence, by a common friend is the right usage.
organisation; in a confused and careless way. 1112. (1) insist will agree with Gerund i.e. on going.
Here, helter-skelter is the right usage. Here, on going is the right usage.
1096. (4) No improvement 1113. (1) lend (V.) : give
forewarned is forearmed : If you know about
Hence, borrowing (taking and using) is the right
problems, dangers etc. before they happen, you can
be better prepared for them.
1114. (3) The sentence is Affirmative. Hence, the question
1097. (2) second to none (Id.) : better than anyone/
tag-won’t you? is the right usage.