Sentence Corrections Set – 14

Which of the phrases A),B),C),and D) given below each statement should replace the phrase printed in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct ? If the sentence is correct as it is given and ‘None of these’, mark E) as the answer

Q1. Shakespeare’s works were collected and printed in various edition in the century after his death, and in the earlyeighteenth century his reputation as the greatest poet ever to write in English was well established.
A) various editions in the century after his death, in the early
B) various edition in the century on his death, and by the early
C) various editions in the century following his death, and by the early
D) various edition of the century at his death, and in the early
E) None of these

Answer & Explanation

Option C

Q2. When I took the twisting road south to where Gostilje waterfall plunges 20 metres from a limestone cliff, the mountains grew taller and greener.
A) When I take the twisting road south
B) While taking the twisting road south
C) As I took the twisting road south
D) As I take the twisting road south
E) None of these.

Answer & Explanation

Option C
Explanation: 

Sentence is : As I took the twisting road south to where Gostilje waterfall plunges 20 metres from a limestone cliff, the mountains grew taller and greener.

Q3. If you encountered a starling when troubled with grammar, you might refer it to the classic Strunk & White’s “Elements of Style,” which should be on everybody’s nightstand.
A) you encounter a starling when troubled with
B) you encounter a starling having trouble with
C) you encountered a starling having troubled with
D) you encounter a starling while having trouble with
E) None of these.

Answer & Explanation

Option B
Explanation: 

Sentence is : If you encounter a starling having trouble with grammar, you might refer it to the classic Strunk & White’s “Elements of Style,” which should be on everybody’s nightstand.

Q4.The backdrop is very uncertain and it was made worse by the tragic events which happened across British cities over the last few months.
A) those happened in British cities for the last
B) those happened across British cities for the last
C) that happened across British cities over the last
D) which happened in British cities over the last
E) None of these.

Answer & Explanation

Option C
Explanation: 

Sentence is :- The backdrop is very uncertain and it was made worse by the tragic events that happened across British cities over the last few months.

Q5. A crowd lusting for even more Roger, another glimpse of that single-handed backhand before the curtain falls on the most exclusive show in town, obviously get what they need at the end: another Federer win, another Federer final, less than a month before his 36th birthday.
A) obviously got what they wanted in the end
B) obviously get what they wanted in the end
C) obviously had what they needed in the end
D) obviously have got what they needed in the end
E) None of these

Answer & Explanation

Option A
Explanation: 

Sentence is :- A crowd lusting for even more Roger, another glimpse of that single-handed backhand before the curtain falls on the most exclusive show in town, obviously got what they wanted in the end: another Federer win, another Federer final, less than a month before his 36th birthday.

Q6. Cilic thumped Federer over the way to win US Open in 2014 and he will be a tricky adversary
A) over the way to win the US Open
B) on the way to winning the US Open
C) on the way to win the US Open
D) for the way to win the US Open
E) None of these.

Answer & Explanation

Option B
Explanation: 

Sentence is:- Cilic thumped Federer on the way to winning the US Open in 2014 and he will be a tricky adversary

Q7. I had hoped that I would see You the other day, but unfortunately I fell ill.
A) see You for other day
B) would saw You the other day
C) will see You the next day
D) shall see You the other day
E) None of these.

Answer & Explanation

Option E
Explanation: 

Sentence is Correct in its given form.

Q8. The old man sail the boat.
A) men sail
B) men
C) man sails
D) man
E) None of these

Answer & Explanation

Option D
Explanation: 

Sentence is :- The old man the boat .
the word ‘man’ is a verb meaning to take one’s place for service, and ‘old’ is used to mean a collective group of old people

Q9. She describes her own boredom with life and seems to imply that a girl could be having more fun if she was beautiful and simple.
A) girl could had more fun if she was beautiful and simplistic.
B) girl could had more fun if she is beautiful and simplistic.
C) girl can have more fun if she is beautiful and simplistic.
D) girl can has more fun if she is beautiful and simple.
E) None of these.

Answer & Explanation

Option C
Explanation: 

Sentence is :- she describes her own boredom with life and seems to imply that a girl can have more fun if she is beautiful and simplistic.

Q10. Tony Blair had warned that the combination of Brexit followed by a Jeremy Corbyn government would soon leave Britain “flat on our back”, arguing that a deeply divided country needs a fundamental rethink of its political ideas.
A) warned that the combination
B) has warned that the combination
C) has warned about the combination
D) had warned about the combination
E) None of these.

Answer & Explanation

Option B
Explanation: 

Sentence is:- Tony Blair has warned that the combination of Brexit followed by a Jeremy Corbyn government would soon leave Britain “flat on our back”, arguing that a deeply divided country needs a fundamental rethink of its political ideas.

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