Sentence Corrections Set – 30

Direction: Which of the phrases i, ii, iii, and iv given below each statement should replace the phrase printed in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically or structurally correct? Please note that more than one phrase can be correct so mark accordingly

Q1. His students write down everything he says.
i. down everything he says.
ii. everything he says down.
iii. everything down he says.
iv. down he says everything.
A) Only i
B) Both i and ii
C) All except iv
D) Both i and iii
E) None of these

Answer & Explanation

  Option C
Explanation: 
Some phrasal verbs can be separated when we used them with objects. This means that we have a choice. We can put the object between the verb and the preposition, or we can put the object at the end, just like we do for inseparable phrasal verbs.

Q2. Eventually I ran polite things out of to ask him.
i. out of to ask him.
ii. out of ask him.
iii. to ask him.
iv. out of to ask him.
A) Only ii
B) Only iii
C) Only iv
D) Only i
E) None of these

Answer & Explanation

 Option B
Explanation: 
Some phrasal verbs cannot be separated. This means that when we want to use an object, it must always come after the complete phrasal verb.

Q3. This is very important information. Please write it down with.
i. write it down with.
ii. write it down.
iii. write down it.
iv. write down.
A) Both i and ii
B) Both i and iv
C) Both ii and iii
D) Both ii and iv
E) None of these

Answer & Explanation

 Option D
Explanation:
 If we want to use a pronoun (like him, her, them, us, or it), we must separate the phrasal verb.

Q4. I need to pick a friend of mine up from summer camp  at the airport.
i. a friend of mine up from summer camp
ii. a friend of mine from summer camp up
iii. up a friend of mine from summer camp
iv. a friend up of mine from summer camp
A) All i , ii and iv
B) Both i and ii
C) Both ii and iii
D) All except iv
E) None of these

Answer & Explanation

 Option D
Explanation: 
It’s also important to remember that if the object is quite long, we usually do not separate the phrasal verb. It is not grammatically incorrect to separate the phrasal verbs in these cases, but it is much clearer for the listener if we do not separate the phrasal verb.

Q5. I always run Molly at the mall into.
i. Molly at the mall into.
ii. Molly into at the mall.
iii. into Molly at the mall.
iv. Molly at into the mall .
A) Only i
B) Only ii
C) Only iii
D) Only iv
E)  None of these

Answer

 Option C
Explanation:
 we cannot separate the words in inseparable phrasal verb

Q6. Where’s that shirt I lent you? I need to take back.
i. Where’s that shirt I lent you? I need to take back.
ii. I need to take it back the shirt I lent you.
iii. Where’s that shirt I lent you? I need to take it back.
iv. I need to take back the shirt I lent you.
A) All of these
B) Both I and ii
C)  Both ii and iii
D)  Both iii and iv
E) None of these

Answer

 Option D 

Q7. You need to fill out to register for the course this form.
i. out to register for the course this form.
ii. this form out to register for the course.
iii. out to register out this form for the course.
iv. out this form to register for the course.
A) Only i
B) Only ii
C) Both ii and iv
D) Only iv
E) None of these

Answer

 Option D

Q8. Please turn it off.
i. it off.
ii. off it
iii. the TV off.
iv. off the TV.
A) Both I and iv
B) Both I and ii
C) All except ii
D) All of these
E) None of these

Answer

 Option C 

Q9. I threw away the old pizza.
i. away the old pizza.
ii. it away .
iii. away it.
iv.  the old pizza away.
A) Both ii and iii
B) Both i and ii
C) Both i , ii & iv
D) Both i , iv & iii
E) None of these

Answer

 Option C 

Q10. They’ll pick up him from the airport.
i. up him
ii. up Johh
iii. John up
iv. him up
A) All except iii
B) All except ii
C) All except i
D) All except iv
E) None of these

Answer

 Option C 

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