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English Mania: Sentence Improvement

Published on Friday, January 22, 2016
Dear Readers,
Today we are presenting English Mania which is based on Sentence Improvement for Banking and Insurance exams. Try to solve it. You may expect similar type of Sentence Improvement in your upcoming exams.

English Mania: Sentence Improvement

Directions (Q. A–J): Which of the phrases 1), 2), 3), and 4) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is given and ' No correction required', mark 5) as the answer.

A. He threw cold water over the project approved by the concerned department.
1) Rejected
2) discouraged
3) debated
4) lamented
5) No correction required

B. It is evident from the chief's remarks that heads will roll.
1) staff will be transferred
2) system will be overhauled
3) dismissals will occur
4) subordinates will be penalised
5) No correction required

C. I saw him make a wry face.
1) refusing the offer
2) lacking vigour
3) showing disappointment
4) feeling discomfort
5) No correction required

D. There is no need to rake up an old quarrel.
1) revive
2) invite
3) hasten
4) bury
5) No correction required

E. His car broke down on way to Jaipur yesterday.
1) stopped due to mechanical failure
2) broke into pieces
3) met with an accident
4) dashed against another vehicle
5) No correction required

F. A twenty-first century economy cannot be held hostage by power cuts nor travel on nineteenth-century roads.
1) cannot be hold
2) can either be held
3) can neither be held
4) can either be hold
5) No correction required

G. The company's philosophy is to make sure that the employees are happy, have the ability to be intellectually stimulated and contributes towards their growth.
1) contribute to their growth
2) contribute towards its growth
3) contributes towards its growing
4) contribute to its growing.
5) No correction required

H. Even though many companies are now penetrating rural India, it would help to give India a real chance of witnessing a double-digit GDP growth.
1) since many companies are
2) besides many companies are
3) as many company is
4) despite many companies are
5) No correction required

I. Today, governments are introducing more and more technology into their system to address the needs of citizens at a pace fast than that of manual operations.
1) faster than that of
2) faster than those for
3) fast than that for
4) more than that in
5) No correction required

J. Making good school education a reality would require major changes in existing school system with expansion as both secondary and elementary levels.
1) should requires major changes
2) would requires major change
3) must require major changes
4) require major changes
5) No correction required


A. 2) discouraged
B. 3) dismissals will occur
C. 3) showing disappointment
D. 1) revive
E. 1) stopped due to mechanical failure
F. 3) can neither be held
G. 2) contribute towards its growth
H. 1) since many companies are
I. 1) faster than that of
J. 5) No correction required
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