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CHOOSING THE CORRECT / INCORRECT SENTENCE – Set 2

CHOOSING THE CORRECT / INCORRECT SENTENCE – Set 2

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) The dacoits being stopped to divide the booty, the police overtook them.

(b) Since the dacoits stopped to divide the booty, the police had overtook them.

(c) The dacoits having stopped to divide the booty , the police overtook them.

(d) The dacoits having been stopped for dividing the botty, the police overtook them.

Ans:- (c) The dacoits having stopped to divide the booty , the police overtook them.

  1. (a) He came in too quickly to avoid waking his father

(b) He entered in quickly, so as not to wake his father

(c) Having not to wake his father, he came in quickly.

(d) He came in very quickly so that he might avoid waking his father.

Ans:- (d) He came in very quickly so that he might avoid waking his father.

  1. (a) The harassed wife shot herself after bidding her husband the last good bye with a gun.

(b) The harassed wife with a gun shot herself ater bidding her husband the last goodbye

(c) The harassed wife shot herself with a gun after bidding her husband the last   goodbye

(d) With a gun the harasse4d wife shot herself, after bidding her husband the last goodbye.

Ans:- (c) The harassed wife shot herself with a gun after bidding her husband the last goodbye

  1. (a) Many works must close owing to lack of fuel, if the strike lasts till the weekend.

(b) If the strike lasts for the weekend, owing to lack of fuel, many works must close.

(c) Owing to lack of fuel, many works must close if the strike lasts over the weekend.

(d) Having the strike lasting to the weekend, many works must close for lack of fu el.

Ans:-  (c) Owing to lack of fuel, many works must close if the strike lasts over the weekend.

  1. (a) Hoping to be hearing from you, I remaing you, I remain yours sincerely.

(b) Hoping to hear from you, I remain yours sincerely.

(c) Hoping to have heard from you, I sincerely remain yours .

(d) Sincerely I remain yours hopping to be hearing from yours.

Ans:- (b) Hoping to hear from you, I remain yours sincerely.

  1. (a) In thirty seven bomb-blasts, fortunately only five lives were lost.

(b) In thirty seven bomb-blasts only five lives were fortunately lost.

(c) In fortunately thirty seven bomb-lasts, only five lives were lost.

(d) Fortunately, in thirty seven bomb-blasts, only five lives were lost.

Ans:- (d) Fortunately, in thirty seven bomb-blasts, only five lives were lost.

  1. (a) It is far too hard an essay for me to attempt.

(b) It is too far hard an essay to attempt for me.

(c) It is too hard an essay hard for me to attempt.

(d) It is too hard an essay for me to far attempt.

Ans:- (a) It is far too hard an essay for me to attempt.

  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) 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.

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