Sentence Correction Practice Test 4


Question No: 1

“Both sides affirmed that for things to be good from now on, the relations and unity between the two should be further strengthened,” he said

  1. affirmed that for things to be good from now on,
  2. affirmed that for things to be best from now on,
  3. affirmed that for things to be better from now on,
  4. affirmed that for things to be more good from now on,
  5. affirmed that for things to be more better from now on,

Correct Answer: C

Explanation:

This sentence has an error by using the adjective (good) in the place its comparative form. When the adjective is used in a comparative notion the comparative form of the adjective has to be used as in the option C (to be better). The other forms (to be best/good/ more good/more better) that are suggested in the rest of the options are all wrong. Option C is the correct answer.

Question No: 2

Anti-social elements were said to have restored to booth capturing some areas. It was very disturbing that the police remained mute spectators when such incidents take place, he said.

  1. remained mute spectators when such incidents take place, he said.
  2. remained mute spectators when such incidents taken place, he said.
  3. remained mute spectators when such incidents took place, he said.
  4. remained mute spectators when such incidents taking place, he said.
  5. remained mute spectators when such incidents to be take place, he said.

Correct Answer: C

Explanation:

This sentence has an error in verb-time agreement. When a past tense proceeds, the following verb must also be expected in the same tense. Option C uses past tense followed by past tense (remained mute spectators when such incidents took place) that is more appropriate than other tenses in other options (take place/ taken place/ taking place/ to be take place); hence, option C is the correct answer.

Question No: 3

Office orders are used to pass on important information such as withdrawing rights, imposing conditions, making postings or transfers, and sanctioning promotion or increment and so on.

  1. information such as withdrawing rights, imposing conditions, making postings or transfers, and sanctioning promotion or increment and so on.
  2. information such as withdrawing rights, imposing conditions, and making postings or transfers, sanctioning promotion or increment and so on.
  3. information such as withdrawing rights, and imposing conditions, making postings or transfers, sanctioning promotion or increment and so on.
  4. information such as withdrawing rights, imposing conditions, making postings or transfers, and sanctioning promotion or increment and so on.
  5. information such as withdrawing rights, and imposing conditions, and making postings or transfers, sanctioning promotion or increment and so on.

Correct Answer: D

Explanation:

This sentence has an error in parallelism. The conjunction (and) must be placed before the last item and it is not needed after every pair. Option D is correct by using the conjunction in an appropriate place (transfers, and sanctioning promotion or increment and so on) while others are wrong by using conjunction (and) in irrelevant places. Option D is the correct answer.

Question No: 4

As office orders are related to important issues, they should be drafted carefull very in a precise language.

  1. they should be drafted careful very in a precise language.
  2. they should be drafted carefully very in a precise language.
  3. they should be drafted very careful in a precise language.
  4. they should be very drafted carefully in a precise language.
  5. they should be drafted very carefully in a precise language

Correct Answer: E

Explanation:

This sentence has an error in the place of an adverb (very) that modifies another adverb (carefully). The place of an adverb when modifying another adverb it should be placed before the adverb that must be modified as in the option E (very carefully). other options are all misplacing the adverb (very) which modifies the adverb (carefully). Option E is the correct answer.

Question No: 5

The person who came last in the marathon is also given a booby prize as an act of encouragement.

  1. The person who came last in the marathon is also given a booby prize as
  2. The person who came last in the marathon has also given a booby prize as
  3. The person who came last in the marathon was also given a booby prize as
  4. The person who came last in the marathon had also given a booby prize as
  5. The person who came last in the marathon have also given a booby prize as

Correct Answer: C

Explanation:

This sentence has an error in the verb-time agreement. A past tense must be followed by another past tense whether active or passive form as it is in the option C (came last in the marathon was also given) that is correct. Other options use either present (is also given) or perfect tenses (has/ had/have also given) that are irrelevant; hence, option C is the correct answer.

Question No: 6

The police did not go near the abandoned car, by fear it was a booby trap.

  1. by fear it was a booby trap
  2. in fear it was a booby trap
  3. to fear it was a booby trap
  4. fearing it was a booby trap
  5. fears it was a booby trap

Correct Answer: D

Explanation:

This sentence has an error by using a preposition in an irrelevant place. Options A, B and C use a preposition in an irrelevant place. Option E uses a third person singular verb (fears) that is inappropriate. Option D suggests a gerund (fearing) form that is suitable; hence, option D is the correct answer.

Question No: 7

To arrange for the mock conference of the executives in advertising industry in your section.

  1. To arrange for the mock conference of the executives
  2. Arrange for the mock conference of the executives
  3. To be arrange for the mock conference of the executives
  4. An arrange for the mock conference of the executives
  5. The arrange for the mock conference of the executives

Correct Answer: B

Explanation:

This sentence has an error by using a preposition (to) and making it as an infinitive so that the sentence is found incomplete. Option A uses an infinitive form (to arrange) that makes the sentence incomplete. Option C uses (to be) verb before another verb and makes it as a noun so that the sentence is incomplete. Option D and E uses articles (an/ the arrange) that are irrelevant to the context. Option B is correct by using the verb (arrange) barely and making the sentence as in the tone of command; hence, option B is the correct answer.

Question No: 8

Attending the interview one must have completed the basic degree course with an additional diploma in any of the management studies from a university.

  1. Attending the interview one must have completed the basic degree
  2. to be attending the interview one must have completed the basic degree
  3. to attend the interview one must have completed the basic degree
  4. attended the interview one must have completed the basic degree
  5. Attend the interview one must have completed the basic degree

Correct Answer: C

Explanation:

This sentence has an error in starting the sentence with an appropriate verb form. When a sentence is in the state of condition, it needs to be started with an infinitive verb as it is in the option C (to attend). Other forms of the verb forms that appear in other options (attending/ to be attending/attended/ attend) are all inappropriate; hence option C is the correct answer.

Question No: 9

The gate keeper is allowing the people these who have possessed a copy of the invitation card.

  1. The gate keeper is allowing the people these who have possessed a
  2. The gate keeper is allowing the people those who have possessed a
  3. The gate keeper is allowing the people this who have possessed a
  4. The gate keeper is allowing the people that who have possessed a
  5. The gate keeper is allowing the people have possessed a

Correct Answer: B

Explanation:

This sentence has an error in the use of determiner. Option A uses a wrong determiner (these) that is used to things that are near to the speaker. Option C uses a determiner (this) that is used to denote a particular thing. Option D uses a determiner (that) that is common to all. Option E has no determiners, whereas option B uses a determiner (those) that denotes the people in an indefinite sense; hence option B is the correct answer.

Question No: 10

Before we can come to a decision, we shall need to hear all the pros and cant’s of the matter.

  1. to hear all the pros and cant’s of the matter.
  2. to hear all the pros to cons of the matter.
  3. to hear all the pros and cons of the matter.
  4. to hear all the pros of cons of the matter.
  5. to hear all the pros the cons of the matter.

Correct Answer: C

Explanation:

This sentence has an error in the use of idiomatic expression. The right form of idiom is “the pros and cons” that means ‘the arguments for and against a matter’. Option A suggests a wrong pair (cant’s) in the idiom. Options B and D use irrelevant preposition (to-of) in the idiom where a conjunction (and) must take place. Option E proposes the definite article (the) in the place of conjunction. Option C uses the appropriate form of idiom; hence, option C is the correct answer.

Question No:11

The teacher and students has been appreciated for their team work.

  1. The teacher and students has been appreciated for their team work
  2. The teacher and students have been appreciated for their team work
  3. The teacher and students to have been appreciated for their team work
  4. The teacher and students to has been appreciated for their team work
  5. The teacher and students are been appreciated for their team work

Correct Answer: B

Explanation:

This sentence has an error in the subject-verb agreement. When the subject is a plural the verb follows must also be plural, a singular verb cannot be used. Option A has a singular verb (has been) for a plural subject that is incorrect. Option B is correct by using an appropriate verb (have been) whereas other options have a false form of conjugation (to have been/ to has been/ are been). Option B is the correct answer.

Question No: 12

Professor Richard is surely above all suspicion of scandals. He has been regarded as a pillar of the society in this university for over thirty years.

  1. regarded as a pillar of the society in this university
  2. regarded as a pillars of the society in this university
  3. regarded as a pillars of society in this university
  4. regarded as a pillar of society in this university
  5. regarded as a pillars of societies in this university

Correct Answer: D

Explanation:

This sentence has an error in the use of idiom by an irrelevant presents of a definite article. The right form of the idiom is “a pillar/ the pillars of society” meaning ‘a person/ the people considered to be upholding society’s moral and traditional values most reliably’. Option A has possessed the definite article (the) in an irrelevant place. Option C uses a plural noun (pillars) where it needs a singular noun. Option B uses a plural noun and also the definite article those are irrelevant. Option E uses a plural common noun (societies) where it should be a singular one. Option D uses the correct form of the idiom without any error; hence, option D is correct

Question No: 13

The bank will definitely give us a loan, but the burnings question is, will they let us have as much as we need?

  1. but the burnings question is
  2. but the question burning is
  3. but the burning question is
  4. but the burning questions is
  5. but the burned question is

Correct Answer: C

Explanation:

This sentence has an error in the use of gerund (burnings) that is in the form of plural form that must be in the form of singular to become correct. Option A suggests a plural form of gerund (burnings) that is wrong. Option B has misplaced the gerund (question burning) so that it becomes impolite. Option D uses a singular verb after a plural noun (is). Option E uses a verb form of past participle (burned) that is irrelevant. Option C uses a singular gerund (burning question) that suites well with the sentence; hence, option C is the correct answer.

Question No: 14

Employees expect to know who is going on within the organization, how their work fits in to the whole picture, and what the future holds in store.

  1. who is going on within the organization, how their work fits in to the whole picture, and what
  2. what is going on within the organization, how their work fits in to the whole picture, and what
  3. who is going on within the organization, what their work fits in to the whole picture, and what
  4. what is going on within the organization, what their work fits in to the whole picture, and what
  5. what is going on within the organization, how their work fits in to the whole picture, and who

Correct Answer: B

Explanation:

This sentence has an error in the place of interrogative conjunction. The conjunction (who) in the sentence denotes persons rather than the activities of the organization; so the conjunction should refer the activity (what). Option A suggests the conjunction that denotes the person instead of activities. Option C has possessed two unapt conjunctions (who) in the place of ‘what’ and (what) in the place where a conjunction that refers to the way work has been done ‘how’. Option D uses (what) an unapt conjunction in the place of ‘how’ that should refer to the way work has been done. Option E uses (who) a conjunction that refers persons in the place where a conjunction is needed to refer an element of future ‘what’. Option B is correct holding all the conjunctions in their right places .

Question No: 15

Today, there are myriad ways to communicate with employees: newsletters; email; voice mail; video conferencing; blogs; power luncheons; walking around; grapevine power; of course, and, meetings.

  1. power luncheons; walking around; grapevine power; of course, and, meetings.
  2. power luncheons; walking around; grapevine power; and, of course, meetings.
  3. power luncheons; walking around; and, grapevine power; of course, meetings.
  4. power luncheons; and, walking around; grapevine power; of course, meetings.
  5. power luncheons; and walking around; grapevine power; and, of course, meetings

Correct Answer: B

Explanation:

This sentence has an error in parallelism. When there are many items discussed, the conjunction (and) must take place before the last item and when the informal polite usages are used (of course) the conjunction falls before them, as it is in the option B (and, of course, meetings) that is correct. Whereas other options all have the conjunction either misplaced or bears conjunctions in irrelevant places. Option B is the correct answer.








































































































































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