Sentence Corrections Set – 35

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. Brian asked Judy out to dinner and a movie.
i. Brian asked Judy out to dinner and a movie.
ii. Brian asked them out to dinner and a movie.
iii. Brian asked out Judy to dinner and a movie.
iv. Brian asked him out to dinner and a movie.
A) Only i
B) Only ii
C) Only iii
D) Only iv
E) All are Correct

Answer

 Option E 

Q2. He fell off the ladder.
i. He fell off the ladder.
ii. He fell the ladder off.
iii. He fell it off.
iv. He fell off it.
A)  Only  i & ii
B) Only ii & iii
C) Only i
D) Only ii
E) All are Correct

Answer & Explanation

  Option C
Explanation: Inseparable phrasal verb

Q3. I picked the baby up.
i. I picked the baby up.
ii. I picked up the baby.
iii. I picked up.
iv. I picked it up.
A) Only i & ii
B) All i, ii & iii
C) Only ii
D) Only iii
E) All are Correct

Answer & Explanation

 Option E
Explanation: some phrasal verbs can act both as transitive as well as intransitive; separable as well as inseparable.

Q4. I picked her up.
i. I picked her up.
ii. I picked it up.
iii. I picked up her.
iv. I picked up the axe.
A) All i, ii, iii
B) Only i, ii
C) All except iii
D) Only i
E) All are Correct

Answer & Explanation

 Option C

Q5. The car broke down on the way to work.
i. The car broke down on the way to work.
ii. It has broken down on the way to work.
iii. Something has made broke it down on the way to work.
iv. The car broke on the way down to work.
A) Only i
B) Only ii
C) Only iii
D) Only iv
E) All are Correct

Answer

 Option A

Q6. We set off for the beach.
i. We set for off the beach.
ii. We set off for it.
iii. We set it off for the beach.
iv. We set for the beach off.
A) Only i
B) Only ii
C) Only ii & iv
D) Only  ii & iii
E) All are Correct

Answer & Explanation

 Option B

Q7. Our teacher broke the final project down into three separate parts.
i. Our teacher broke down the final project into three separate parts.
ii. Our teacher broken the final project down into three separate parts.
iii. Our teacher broke the final project down into three separate parts.
iv. Our teacher broken down the final project  into three separate parts.
A) Only i
B) Only ii & iii
C) Both i & iii
D) Only iv
E) All are Correct

Answer & Explanation

 Option C
Explanation: structure of sentence should also be concerned.

Q8. The people  requested to cut down the prices.
i. The people  requested to cut the prices down .
ii. The people  requested to cut down the prices.
iii. The people  requested to cut it down.
iv. The people  requested to cut down the trees.
A) Only iii
B) Only i
C) Only iii & i
D) Only ii & iv
E) All are Correct

Answer

 Option D

Q9. The thief ran away.
i. The thief ran away. 
ii. He ran away.
iii. The police made the thief ran away.
iv. The police made ran him away.
A) All except i
B) All except ii
C) All except iii
D) All except iv
E) All are Correct

Answer & Explanation

  Option D

Q10. She looks after the child.
i. She looks after the child.
ii. The child is being looked after by her.
iii. She looks the child after
iv. The child is being looked by her after.
A) Only  i & iii
B) Only i
C) Only ii
D) Only ii & iv
E) All are Correct

Answer & Explanation

 Option B
Explanation: Some phrasal verbs take object.

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