Sentence Corrections Set – 15

Directions: 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, mark E) as the answer

Q1. The Government has been vocal about improving India’s tourism potential and has taken several steps. It seems this push is paying out.
A) paying on
B) paying off
C) paying out
D) paying against
E) None of these.

Answer & Explanation

Option  B
Explanation: 
pay off = to yield profits; to result in benefits

Q2. News about the stock-market indices may have dominated the headlines but the less visible and somewhat mysterious (to many) bond markets have also seen a bull run.
A) over the stock-market may
B) on the stock-market indices might
C) at the stock-market index may
D) on the stock-market index may
E) None of these.

Answer

Option  B

Q3. There was a question about Napolean in the exam, thank goodness I brushed over on him.
A) brushed aside on him.
B) brushed up on him
C) brushed on him
D) brushed about on it
E) None of these.

Answer & Explanation

OptionB
Explanation: 
brush up on something = to improve your knowledge of something already learned but partly forgotten

Q4. Rajeev is working part-time in a factory to put himself on college.
A) put himself in
B) put himself about
C) put him throughout
D) put himself through
E) None of these.

Answer

Option  D

Q5. The number of tourists begins to taper off in late autumn.
A) taper on
B) taper down
C) tapering
D) taper up
E)  None of these

Answer & Explanation

Option  C
Explanation: 
tapering = to become gradually narrower at one end

Q6. The committee rejected the idea at first, but they are now warming to it.
A) the idea at first
B) the idea first
C) idea at the first
D) ideas about the first
E) None of these

Answer & Explanation

Option  A

Q7. Rosa was cautioned by the police and she was scared that news of this wouuld get out in her home-town.
A) would get off
B) would get up
C) would get around
D) will get about
E) None of these

Answer & Explanation

Option  C
Explanation:
get around = to travel to a lot of places

Q8. The hospital later made an unprecedented attack on US neurology professor Michio Hirano, who had led Charlie’s parents believe he could be treated.
A) had led Charlie’s parents in beliving
B) had led Charlie’s parents to believe
C) has led Charlie’s parents to believe
D) led Charlie’s parents in believing
E) None of these.

Answer

Option  B

Q9. Investors’ interpretation of Duda’s announcement as having stalled a constitutional crisis caused the Polish currency, the zloty, rise against the euro.
A) rise for
B) rise above
C) to rise against
D) rose against
E) None of these

Answer

Option  C

Q10. The Center for Inquiry, which merged with the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science last year
A) which merged for
B) that merged for
C) which merge with
D) which had merged for
E) None of these.

Answer & Explanation

Option  E
Explanation:
No correction required.

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