IMPROVEMENT OF SENTENCES
1115. (4) No improvement. 1143. (2) Here, Present Simple i.e. do not have is the
1116. (1) Bacterium (Singular) right usage.
Þ Bacteria (Plural). 1144. (2) The sentence shows past time. Hence, Past
Hence, Plural Verb i.e. Bacteria are is the right usage. Simple threw is the right usage.
1117. (2) Here, moved to is the right usage. 1145. (3) Here, in such a mess that there is the right
1118. (2) as if agrees with a Plural Verb even for a Singular usage.
Subject. 1146. (4) No improvement
Hence, as if he were is the right usage. 1147. (3) Here, to refrain is the right usage.
1119. (3) Here, Infinitive i.e. had forgotten to take the refrain : desist from; to stop yourself from doing
key from is the right usage. something
1120. (2) besides (Prep.) : in addition to 1148. (2) Here, Past Simple i.e. ordered his immediate
beside (Prep.) : by the side of dismissal is the right usage.
Hence, Besides cricket Rahul plays is the right 1149. (3) Here, Reporting Verb will be in Past Tense.
usage. Hence, felt very proud is the right usage.
1121. (2) Here, both of which are is the right usage. 1150. (2) either (Def., Pro.) : one or the other of two
1122. (1) Here, Past Simple i.e. little of what he said is either is used where there are two N./Sub.
the right usage. For more than two N./Sub., any is used.
1123. (4) No improvement. Hence, any of her three sisters is the right usage.
1124. (3) either (Det. Pro.) : one or both of two. 1151. (4) No improvement
Hence, either of is the right usage. 1152. (1) No sooner ... than is correct form of Connective.
1125. (3) For a certain programme in future, Present Simple
Hence, than the lights went out is the right usage.
should be used.
1153. (2) The sentence shows a period of time. Hence,
Here, are expected is the right usage.
Present Perfect Continuous i.e. has been suffering
1126. (2) Here, to meeting (Gerund) you is the right usage.
is the right usage.
1127. (4) No improvement.
1154. (2) Here, by is the right usage.
1128. (3) In Comparative Degree than should be used.
Population will be compared with population. 1155. (2) Here, Past Simple-knew is the right usage.
Hence, is greater than that of any other town in 1156. (2) Of the two past events, the event that happened
India is the right usage. earlier, .... should be expressed in Past Perfect.
1129. (4) No improvement. 1157. (1) Confess = to admit that you have done something
1130. (1) Here, Superlative Degree most honest should wrong or illegal.
be used as the best has been used before. 1158. (3) File (Verb) = to present something so that it can
Here, she is the best and most honest student of be officially recorded and dealt with.
the class is the right usage. Book = to write down in an official book the name
1131. (3) As the structure suggests, Not only did the of a player who has broken the rules of the game.
robbers rob is the right usage. Each part of Not 1159. (1) One of the students is a singular subject.
only..... but also agree with same part of speech. Hence, Singular Verb (comes) .... should be used.
1132. (2) Here, Passive Voice (Past Simple) i.e. The Originate = begin; start; rise.
meeting was abruptly adjourned is the right usage. Come from = to be or have been a resident or native
1133. (3) It is related to period of time. (of).
Hence, Present Perfect Continuous i.e. How long 1160. (4) No improvement
have you been learning English for? is the right 1161. (2) Here, sub-ordinate clause (Rreported speech) is
usage. in Present Tense. Hence, Reporting Verb .... should
1134. (4) No improvement be in Present Tense.
1135. (2) give away (Phr. V.) : to give something as a gift. 1162. (2) Concerned with/about something = interested
Hence, gave away is the right usage. in something.
1136. (1) Here, as the Subject (The use) is Singular. Hence, 1163. (4) No improvement
makes it possible is the right usge. 1164. (2) Here, verb is plural. Hence, a black and a white
1137. (3) trifle with somebody (Phr. V.) : to treat without goat .... should be used here.
due respect. A black and white goat – singular.
Here, trifle with is the right usage.
1165. (3) The sentence shows past time.
1138. (4) No improvement
Hence, Past Simple i.e. took the papers .... should
1139. (4) No improvement
1140. (4) No improvement
1166. (3) Here, the setting sun (= the sun that is setting)
Neither of followed by a Plural N./Pro. agree with a
glimmer .... should be used.
1141. (2) Here, get the most (Adjective) severe is the right 1167. (2) A few = a small number of things.
usage. To qualify a Noun, an Adjective is used. Hence, lend me a few rupees ,,,, should be used
1142. (2) When better is used to give an advice, then it is here.
followed by an Inf. without to. 1168. (1) In such structures ‘the’ is used even before
Hence, consult is the right usage. comparative degree.