Sentence Improvement and Construction Questions

Sentence Improvement and Construction Questions

Sentence improvement and construction are one of the highest scoring sections in the competitive examinations or in the verbal reasoning section. The concept of this topic is not merely based on the rules or basics of English Grammar, but also on the appropriate usage of the same. On this page we will learn Sentence Improvement and Construction Question – 

Relative Pronoun Questions

  • In the sentence improvement and construction section, a sentence is given with some difficult and confusing mistakes which needed to be found and replaced. There are some basic Grammar rules to consider before starting to solve these sentences.

One of the most important rule is to check the agreement of subject and verb with each other. The verb and subject must be accordance with each other. There should be less confusion I and Me. At the time of comparison, the pronoun shall be in objective form.

What you will find:

  •  A sentence with a phrase or word or a clause which will be in bold or underlined.
  • Four to five options will be presented following the question.

What you need to do:

  • Replace the underlined or bold word with an option so that the sentence becomes free of any grammatical mistakes.

Score Points:

  • Rules for sentence improvement and construction help you to mainly check correctness and effectiveness of sentences.
  • While choosing the answers you should have enough knowledge of standard written English.
  • You have to select that answer which is clear, without any ambiguity or redundancy. 

 

Rules For Sentence Improvement and Construction – 

 

Type 1. Subject-Verb Agreement:

Under this, if the subject in the sentence is in the singular form then the verb will also be in the singular form and if the subject is in the plural form then the verb will also be in a plural form.

For example –

  • The boy is playing in the playing ground – here, “boy” is singular, hence it takes a singular verb “is”.
  • The parents know how to handle their naughty kids – here, “parents” is plural hence takes a plural verb “know”
  • Anybody is more fun than you – here, “anybody” is singular hence it takes a singular verb ‘is’.
  • The rats gnaw at the cheese – here, “rats” is plural hence it will take a plural verb “gnaw”
  • Both Mita and Rita love to have chocolates – here, with the use of ‘and’ we see that the two singular subjects ‘Mita and ‘Rita; become plural hence it will take a plural verb “love”
  • Rohan with his guitar and drums plays good music – here, though we use ‘and’ between two objects -guitar and drums, the subject here is Rohan, which is singular, hence it will take a singular verb “plays”.
Type 2. Modifier Words or Clauses

Modifier: A modifier is a word that modifies the meaning of a sentence (gives more information) about a particular subject.

There are two main types of modifiers:

  1. Adjectives – it modifies a noun.
  2. Adverb – it modifies verbs, adjectives or other adverbs.

Examples:

  1. She is very excited for her new day at work – here, the verb excited is modified by ‘very’ which shows the extent of her excitement.
  2. The room was beautifully decorated for the festival – here the verb decorated is modified with ‘beautifully’.
  3. Sarah was a sure fit for the dance group – here the verb fit i modified by the word ‘sure’.
  4. She practiced her session in the auditorium – here the noun sessions is modified by the collective adverb ‘in the auditorium’ thus modifying about the place of session.

Misplaced Modifiers:

Sometimes modifiers can be used in wrong places that change the subject which has to be modified.

  1. Her father bought a pet dog for his daughter named Junnie. – here, it implies that the daughter’s name was Junnie.
  2. Here father bout a pet dog named Junnie for his daughter. – Here, it implies that the pet’s name was Junnie.

The second sentence is the correct one.

 

Question 1

Time: 00:00:00
Directions to solve:

In the below given questions, a part of sentence is bold. All you have to do is identify a suitable replacement for the underlined portion to properly construct and improve the sentence. In case there is no improvement needed and you feel that the sentence is grammatically correct, then choose the “No Improvement” option.

Where policies fails, finances may sometime succeed.

Sometimes succeed

Sometimes succeed

May succeed sometimes

May succeed sometimes

Sometimes succeeds

Sometimes succeeds

May be succeed

May be succeed

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Question 2

Time: 00:00:00
Directions to solve:

In the below given questions, a part of sentence is bold. All you have to do is identify a suitable replacement for the underlined portion to properly construct and improve the sentence. In case there is no improvement needed and you feel that the sentence is grammatically correct, then choose the “No Improvement” option.

I guess John had something urgent to discuss, however he was unable to express the thoughts to his mother.

He could not express his thoughts

He could not express his thoughts

Unable to speak his thoughts

Unable to speak his thoughts

He could not say anything

He could not say anything

He cannot express his thoughts

He cannot express his thoughts

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Question 3

Time: 00:00:00
Directions to solve:

In the below given questions, a part of sentence is bold. All you have to do is identify a suitable replacement for the underlined portion to properly construct and improve the sentence. In case there is no improvement needed and you feel that the sentence is grammatically correct, then choose the “No Improvement” option.

Only one fourths of the assignment are complete.

Assignment would be complete

Assignment would be complete

Assignment has complete

Assignment has complete

Assignment have compete

Assignment have compete

Assignment is complete

Assignment is complete

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Question 4

Time: 00:00:00
Directions to solve:

In the below given questions, a part of sentence is bold. All you have to do is identify a suitable replacement for the underlined portion to properly construct and improve the sentence. In case there is no improvement needed and you feel that the sentence is grammatically correct, then choose the “No Improvement” option.

She has studied English since four years.

From four years

From four years

Since years

Since years

For four years

For four years

Since four years ago

Since four years ago

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Question 5

Time: 00:00:00
Directions to solve:

In the below given questions, a part of sentence is bold. All you have to do is identify a suitable replacement for the underlined portion to properly construct and improve the sentence. In case there is no improvement needed and you feel that the sentence is grammatically correct, then choose the “No Improvement” option.

He cannot help to laugh at the joke.

To laughing at

To laughing at

Could not help laughing at

Could not help laughing at

Cannot to laugh at

Cannot to laugh at

None

None

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Question 6

Time: 00:00:00
Directions to solve:

In the below given questions, a part of sentence is bold. All you have to do is identify a suitable replacement for the underlined portion to properly construct and improve the sentence. In case there is no improvement needed and you feel that the sentence is grammatically correct, then choose the “No Improvement” option.

The reason why he has denied the promotion was that he was about to leave the job.

Having denied the promotion

Having denied the promotion

He had to deny the promotion

He had to deny the promotion

He had denied the promotion

He had denied the promotion

No improvement

No improvement

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Question 7

Time: 00:00:00
Directions to solve:

In the below given questions, a part of sentence is bold. All you have to do is identify a suitable replacement for the underlined portion to properly construct and improve the sentence. In case there is no improvement needed and you feel that the sentence is grammatically correct, then choose the “No Improvement” option.

The workers are persistent at getting at what they want.

Upon getting

Upon getting

For getting

For getting

To get

To get

No improvement

No improvement

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Question 8

Time: 00:00:00
Directions to solve:

In the below given questions, a part of sentence is bold. All you have to do is identify a suitable replacement for the underlined portion to properly construct and improve the sentence. In case there is no improvement needed and you feel that the sentence is grammatically correct, then choose the “No Improvement” option.

By ignoring the views of your family and friends, one often ran the danger of distancing them.

Often run to danger

Often run to danger

Seldom runs into danger

Seldom runs into danger

Certainly run into danger

Certainly run into danger

Often runs the danger

Often runs the danger

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Question 9

Time: 00:00:00
Directions to solve:

In the below given questions, a part of sentence is bold. All you have to do is identify a suitable replacement for the underlined portion to properly construct and improve the sentence. In case there is no improvement needed and you feel that the sentence is grammatically correct, then choose the “No Improvement” option.

The coach appreciated the trainee at handling considered to be hard trainings.

Considerably hard

Considerably hard

Considerably and difficult

Considerably and difficult

Considered difficult

Considered difficult

No improvement

No improvement

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Question 10

Time: 00:00:00
Directions to solve:

In the below given questions, a part of sentence is bold. All you have to do is identify a suitable replacement for the underlined portion to properly construct and improve the sentence. In case there is no improvement needed and you feel that the sentence is grammatically correct, then choose the “No Improvement” option.

No sooner did the snowfall stop we went for shopping.

Snowfall stop

Snowfall stop

The snowfall had stopped

The snowfall had stopped

Did the snowfall stop than

Did the snowfall stop than

Had the snowfall stop

Had the snowfall stop

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Question 11

Time: 00:00:00
Directions to solve:

In the below given questions, a part of sentence is bold. All you have to do is identify a suitable replacement for the underlined portion to properly construct and improve the sentence. In case there is no improvement needed and you feel that the sentence is grammatically correct, then choose the “No Improvement” option.

Shane had told me that he has not finished yet.

Was telling

Was telling

Have told

Have told

Told

Told

Tells

Tells

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Question 12

Time: 00:00:00
Directions to solve:

In the below given questions, a part of sentence is bold. All you have to do is identify a suitable replacement for the underlined portion to properly construct and improve the sentence. In case there is no improvement needed and you feel that the sentence is grammatically correct, then choose the “No Improvement” option.

If mother had time, she will visit here to see us.

 

She will be having

She will be having

She have

She have

She has

She has

No improvement

No improvement

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Question 13

Time: 00:00:00
Directions to solve:

In the below given questions, a part of sentence is bold. All you have to do is identify a suitable replacement for the underlined portion to properly construct and improve the sentence. In case there is no improvement needed and you feel that the sentence is grammatically correct, then choose the “No Improvement” option.

He was unable to saw anything as the hall was dark.