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Choosing The Correct / Incorrect Sentence Set 1

Choosing The Correct / Incorrect Sentence Set  1

Directions: In each of the following questions, some sentences are give n which are on the same theme. Decide which sentence is the most preferable with respect to grammar, meaning and usage, suitable for a formal writing in English.

  1. (a) Our school had won the match if only we have concentrated.

(b) Our if only we would have won the match if only we would have concentrated.

(c) Our school would win the match only if we had concentrated

(d) Our school had won the match if only we would have concentrated.

(e) Our school would have won the match if only we had concentrated.

Ans:- (e) Our school would have won the match if only we had concentrated.

  1. (a) He will not pay unless he is not compelled.

(b) He will not pay unless he will be compelled.

(c) He will not pay unless he is compelled.

(d) He will not pay till he is compelled.

Ans:- (c) He will not pay unless he is compelled.

  1. (a) The boy regretted that he had spend a greater part of his vacation in the chair with a plastered leg.

(b) With a plastered leg, the boy regretted that he had spent a greater part of his vacation in the chair.

(c) The boy regretted that with a plastered leg he had spent a greater part of his vacation in the chair.

(d) The boy with a plastered leg regretted that he had spent a greater part of his vacation in the chair.

Ans:- (c) The boy regretted that with a plastered leg he had spent a greater part of his vacation in the chair.

  1. (a) If you will pay heed to the small details, the general plans will surely succeed.

(b) If you pay heed to the small details, the general plans will surely succeed.

(c) If you would heed the small details, the general plans would have succeeded.

(d) If you heeded to the small details, the general plans would surely succeed.

Ans:- (b) If you pay heed to the small details, the general plans will surely succeed.

  1. (a) It is a pleasure to see an alligator basking in the sunshine on a river bank as long as 90 feet.

(b) It is a pleasure to see an alligator as long as 90 feet basking in the sunshine on a river bank.

(c) It is a pleasure to see an alligator basking in the sunshine as long as 90 feet on a river bank

(d) It is a pleasure to see an alligator basking as long as 90 feet in the sunshine on a river bank.

Ans:- (b) It is a pleasure to see an alligator as long as 90 feet basking in the sunshine on a river bank.

  1. (a) Without your help I must try to carry out my task alone.

(b) Barring your help I should try to carry out my task alone.

(c) Besides help from you, I must try to carry out my task alone.

(d) Failing your help I must try to carry out my task alone.

Ans:- (d) Failing your help I must try to carry out my task alone.

  1. (a) There will be meeting in the long room at 4 o’clock of all the boys who play cricket and football.

(b) There will be a meeting of all the boys who play cricket and football in the long room at 4 c’ clock

(c) There will be in the long room at 4 o’ clock meeting of all boys who play cricket and football

(4) In the long room at 4 o’clock there will be a meeting of all the boys who play cricket and football.

Ans:- (4) In the long room at 4 o’clock there will be a meeting of all the boys who play cricket and football.

  1. (a) Sumit is my elder brother.

(b) He is two years younger to me.

(c) He is the eldest man of this village

(d) Ravi is five years older than me.

Ans:- (c) He is the eldest man of this village

  1. (a) It is the most ideal place

(b) The news is too good to be true

(c) These flowers smell sweet.

(d) Your watch is better then mine

Ans:- (a) It is the most ideal place

  1. (a) It is time you went to bed.

(b) There is no end to troubles

(c) We got out of the swimming pool and dried us.

(d) He gloried in his victory.

Ans:- (c) We got out of the swimming pool and dried us.

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