Sentence improvement exercise

A part of the sentence is underlined. The underlined part may or may not contain an error. From the given alternatives, choose the one that will improve the sentence. If the sentence is correct as it is, choose ‘No improvement’ as your answer.

1. Will you lend me few rupees in this hour of need?

A. borrow me a few rupees

B. lend me any rupees

C. lend me a few rupees

D. No improvement

2. After the heavy rains last week, the water in the lake raised another two feet.

A. would raise another two feet

B. raise another two feet

C. rose another two feet

D. No improvement

3. Unless you work hard, you will not pass.

A. as long as you work hard

B. till you work hard

C. until you work hard

D. No improvement

4. The minister was removed from a key post.

A. thrown out

B. rusticated

C. ousted

D. No improvement

5. Audacity is the mother of invention.

A. Tenacity

B. Necessity

C. Paucity

D. No improvement

6. Professionals must continuously improve their skills.

A. hone

B. finetune

C. explore

D. No improvement

7. Mr. Raj has been asked to submit details of his tax returns.

A. give

B. furnish

C. disclose

D. No improvement

8. More than 60 percent of India’s population live under the poverty line.

A. live below the poverty line

B. stay below the poverty line

C. stay under the poverty line

D. live beside the poverty line

9. Since we are living in Bangalore for five years, we are reluctant to move to another city.

A. Since we were living

B. Being that we have been living

C. Being that we living

D. Since we have been living

10. Being too costly for him, he could not buy the coat.

A. It being too costly for him

B. He being too costly

C. Being it too costly

D. No improvement

Answers

1. Will you lend me a few rupees in this hour of need?

2. After the heavy rains last week, the water in the lake rose another two feet.

3. Unless you work hard, you will not pass. (No improvement)

4. The minister was removed from a key post. (No improvement)

5. Necessity is the mother of invention.

6. Professionals must continuously hone their skills.

7. Mr. Raj has been asked to furnish details of his tax returns.

8. More than 60 percent of India’s population live below the poverty line.

9. Since we have been living in Bangalore for five years, we are reluctant to move to another city.

10. It being too costly for him, he could not buy the coat.

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