Sentence improvement

October 14, 2013pdf

In each of the following sentences, the underlined parts may need improvement. From the given options choose the one that will replace the underlined part and make the sentence grammatically correct. If the sentence is correct as it is, choose d (No improvement is needed) as your answer.

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

a) lend me a few dollars

b) borrow me few dollars

c) lent me a few dollars

d) No improvement is needed

2. Half of his students doesn’t understand anything he says.

a) A half of his students doesn’t

b) Half of his students don’t

c) Half his students don’t

d) No improvement is needed

3. Where is that ten dollars I lent you?

a) are those ten dollars

b) is that ten dollar

c) are the ten dollars

d) No improvement is needed

4. Since I am living in Bangalore for well over twenty years, I am reluctant to move to another city.

a) Since I have been living in Bangalore

b) Since I was living in Bangalore

c) Since I had been living in Bangalore

d) No improvement is needed

5. The boy complained of having tortured by his step-mother.

a) tortured

b) having been tortured

c) being tortured

d) No improvement is needed

Answers

1. a) lend me a few dollars

2. b) Half of his students don’t

3. d) No improvement is needed (When we talk about amounts and quantities, we usually use singular determiners, verbs and pronouns.)

4. a) Since I have been living in Bangalore

5. b) having been tortured

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