English Grammar MCQ-5

Directions (Q. No. 1 – 15): A part of the sentence is given in bold. Below are given alternatives to the bold part at 1, 2 and 3 which may improve the sentence.
Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, your answer is ‘4’.
1. It will depend now on they coming on time.

(A) their coming
(B) them coming
(C) they come
(D) No improvement

2. It is one and quarter hours since Harish went away

(A) one and quarter
(B) one and quarter hour
(C) one hour and a quarter
(D) No improvement

3. I prefer to ride than to walk.

(A) ride to walk
(B) riding than walking
(C) riding to walking
(D) No improvement

4. When new coins were issued, the old ones were called out.

(A) in
(B) up
(C) off
(D) No improvement

5. Ravi has been demanding a lot more marks, doesn’t he?

(A) hasn’t he?
(B) isn’t he?
(C) isn’t it?
(D) No improvement

6. Exercise is benevolent to good health.

(A) beneficial
(B) beneficent
(C) bounteous
(D) No improvement

7. He parked his vehicle under the shade of a tree.

(A) on
(B) in
(C) beneath
(D) No improvement

8. In case if it rains, I shall not visit you.

(A) If so
(B) In case of
(C) If
(D) No improvement

9. TV sets have become costlier, thanks to the sudden rise in the prices of imported compounds.

(A) tubes
(B) components
(C) things
(D) No improvement

10. Because the enemy had a reputation for engaging in sneak attacks we were frequently on the alert.

(A) occasionally
(B) inevitably
(C) constantly
(D) No improvement

11. Less people came to watch cricket matches this year, so the gate receipts were lesser than last year.

(A) Many
(B) Fewer
(C) Lot of
(D) No improvement

12. God has bestowed man unusual gifts.

(A) bestowed with man
(B) bestowed for man
(C) bestowed on man
(D) No improvement

13. Many workers were being held hostages.

(A) held to be hostages
(B) held as hostages
(C) held like hostages
(D) No improvement

14. You have to persevere on difficult students.

(A) with
(B) off
(C) to
(D) No improvement

15. I can still picture the house I grows up into.

(A) grew up with
(B) grew up in
(C) have grown
(D) No improvement