Cognizant Sentence Improvement & Construction Quiz – 1

Question 1

Time: 00:00:00
In the question a part of the sentence is italicised. Alternatives to the italicised part is given which may improve the construction of the sentence. Select the correct alternative.

The mother has not seen the child for several months and now eagerly looks forward to seeing him.

look ahead

look ahead

look into

look into

look for

look for

No improvement needed

No improvement needed

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Question 2

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When it was feared that the serfs might go too far and gain their freedom from serfdom, the Protestant leaders joined the princes at crushing them.

into crushing

into crushing

in crushing

in crushing

without crushing

without crushing

No improvement needed

No improvement needed

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Question 3

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They are social insects, living in communities, regulated by definite laws, each member of society bearing a well-defined and separate part in the work of a colony.

who are living in communities

who are living in communities

living among a community

living among a community

who lives with a community

who lives with a community

No improvement needed

No improvement needed

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Question 4

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The reason for what he wrote the letter was because he could not contact him over the phone.

why he wrote the letter was since

why he wrote the letter was since

why he wrote the letter was because

why he wrote the letter was because

why he wrote the letter was that

why he wrote the letter was that

No improvement needed

No improvement needed

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Question 5

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Whatever to our other problems, we have no shortcoming of cheap labour in India.

default

default

deficit

deficit

scarcity

scarcity

No improvement needed

No improvement needed

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Question 6

Time: 00:00:00
Kiara and her brothers __________ at school.

is

is

are

are

would

would

all are correct

all are correct

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Question 7

Time: 00:00:00
Which of the following sentence is correct?

Hearing the good news, James was happy.

Hearing the good news, James was happy.

Hearing the good news, happiness was of James.

Hearing the good news, happiness was of James.

Hearing the good news, happy James was.

Hearing the good news, happy James was.

Hearing the good news, James were happy

Hearing the good news, James were happy

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Question 8

Time: 00:00:00
Choose the sentence which is grammatically correct among all.

The Drawing teacher spoke in a thick tone, coldly, but conveying the information clearly and was funny.

The Drawing teacher spoke in a thick tone, coldly, but conveying the information clearly and was funny.

The Drawing teacher had coldly, thick tone, but conveyed the information clearly and humorously.

The Drawing teacher had coldly, thick tone, but conveyed the information clearly and humorously.

The Drawing teacher had unpleasant, nasal tone, but conveyed the information clearly and humorously.

The Drawing teacher had unpleasant, nasal tone, but conveyed the information clearly and humorously.

The Drawing teacher spoke coldly, nasal tone, but conveyed the information clearly and humorously.

The Drawing teacher spoke coldly, nasal tone, but conveyed the information clearly and humorously.

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Question 9

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Choose the correct form of sentence.

They await your judgment

They await your judgment

They wait your judgment

They wait your judgment

They await for your judgment

They await for your judgment

They await upon your judgment

They await upon your judgment

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Question 10

Time: 00:00:00
I went to the shopping mall, but these days errands just leave you unhappy.

Me

Me

Us

Us

Yourselves

Yourselves

No correction

No correction

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