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Directions: In the following questions, some part of the sentence is highlighted in underline. Which of the options given below the sentence should replace the part in underline to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is given then choose option D ‘No Improvement’ as the answer.

Q1: National Green Tribunal is a government agency who takes care of the environment related matters.
(a) government agency whom
(b) government agency whose
(c) government agency which
(d) No Improvement
Ans:
(c)
A government agency is a non-living entity and noun.
To denote non-living nouns, the reflexive pronoun ‘which’ is used, and out of the given options, which is given only in option C.
Hence option C is the correct answer and the correct sentence will be “National Green Tribunal is a government agency which takes care of the environment related matters.”

Q2: The politician said in his speech "I have come here with an intention of changed the situation."
(a) intention in change
(b) intent of change
(c) intention to change
(d) No Improvement
Ans: (c)
In the underline part of the sentence, the preposition ‘of’ and the verb ‘changed’ have been used incorrectly.
The correct form of the verb ‘change’ that should be used in this sentence is its first form itself that is ‘change’ and the correct preposition that should be used with the word intention is ‘to’.
Another way to write the underline part will be “an intention of changing”, but it is not given in the options.
Hence option C is the correct answer and the correct sentence will be “The politician said in his speech "I have come here with an intention to change the situation.”

Q3: Though the students wrote the exam well, still the teacher was angry.
(a) still teacher
(b) yet the teacher
(c) teacher was still
(d) No Improvement
Ans:
(b)
As per the rules of conjunction grammar, ‘though’ is followed by ‘yet’.
Out of the given options, ‘yet’ is present only in option B.
Hence option B is the correct answer and the correct sentence will be “Though the students wrote the exam well, yet the teacher was angry.”

Q4: This bridge is amongst the long bridges in the world.
(a) amongst the longer
(b) among the long
(c) amongst the longest
(d) No Improvement
Ans: (c)
In the given sentence, a particular bridge is being compared on the basis of its length with the other bridges in the world, and it is a comparison made amongst the longest bridges in the world.
So the correct form of the adjective ‘long’ in the underline part should be ‘longest’ as it is the superlative form of the word ‘long’.
Out of the given options, in option C only the word ‘longest’ is given.
Hence option C is the correct answer and the correct sentence will be “This bridge is amongst the longest bridges in the world.”

Q5: His winning intact finally paid off.
(a) winning induct
(b) winning streak
(c) winning tactics
(d) No Improvement
Ans: (c)
As per the context of the given sentence, after the word ‘winning’ a noun should be used to indicate the strategy of winning.
In the underline part of the sentence given in the question, the word ‘intact’ means something which is not damaged or broken, it is an adjective and is incorrect to be used in that place.
In option A, ‘induct’, a verb meaning to introduce someone to a post is also incorrect to be used in that place.
From option B, ‘streak’, a noun meaning a long thin line, is also incorrect to be used in that place.
In option C, ‘tactics’, a noun meaning actions or strategies carefully planned to achieve something is the correct word to be used in that place.
Hence option C is the correct answer and the correct sentence will be “His winning tactics finally paid off”.

Q6: As directed by the general manager, the people had to work accordingly the rules and regulation mentioned in the manual.
(a) according to the rules
(b) accordingly to rules
(c) accord with the rules
(d) No Improvement
Ans: 
(a)
The expression ‘accordingly the rules’ is grammatically incorrect and it should be replaced with ‘in accordance with the rules’ or ‘according to the rules’.
Hence option A is the correct answer and the correct sentence will be “As directed by the general manager, the people had to work according to the rules and regulation mentioned in the manual.”

Q7: When he arrived home he noticed that the documents he had kept above the table were missing.
(a) keep above the
(b) kept on the
(c) kept over the
(d) No Improvement
Ans: (b)
The preposition ‘above’ is used when there is a scale or level between two things, like the water has risen above the mark, hence it is not the correct preposition to be used in the context of the given sentence, and therefore option A is eliminated.
In option C, the preposition ‘over’ is used, and as per the rules of grammar, it is used when two things are not in contact with each other, but one thing is above the other, like the bird flying over the head, hence the option is incorrect. The preposition ‘on’ is used to show two things which are in contact with each other and one is above the other.
Hence option B is the correct answer, as in the given sentence, the documents were kept above the table and they were also in contact with the table and the correct sentence will be “When he arrived home he noticed that the documents he had kept on the table were missing.”

Q8: The metro train project should find a place in the next budget.
(a) project find
(b) projects finds
(c)project had found
(d) No Improvement
Ans: 
(d)
The part in underline in the given sentence is grammatically correct and needs no improvement.
Hence option D is the correct answer.

Q9: A meeting was made assure that all the arrangements for the event were ready.
(a) made to be assured
(b) made ensuring
(c) made to ensure
(d) No Improvement
Ans: (c)
“Assure” and “ensure” are two confusing verbs and words.
“Assure” means to tell someone something positively to remove any doubts, and establish a faith that everything is or will be alright.
“Ensure” means to make certain that something will certainly happen or will be certainly done, to make sure that no problem occurs.
The general difference between the two is that while “assure” means to give a hope that results will be obtained, “ensure” means to make sure that the results will be obtained.
According to the context of the given sentence, the word “ensure” should be used here so that the meaning of the sentence will become that a meeting was made to make sure that all the arrangements for the event were ready.
Hence option C is the correct answer and the correct sentence will be “A meeting was made to ensure that all the arrangements for the event were ready.”

Q10: The teacher asked Ramesh to read what was write on the board.
(a) what to write
(b) what that write
(c) what was written
(d) No Improvement
Ans: 
(c)
In the given sentence, after ‘what was’ phrase the past participle form of the verb ‘write’ should be used to make the sentence grammatically correct, as the sentence is in passive voice and simple past tense.
The structure of such a sentence should be “subject + was /were + third form of the verb (Past Participle)” as per the rules of grammar. So write should be replaced by ‘written’, and the only option with ‘written’ is option C.
Rest other options are grammatically incorrect.
Hence option C is the correct answer and the correct sentence will be “The teacher asked Ramesh to read what was written on the board.

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1. What is the importance of sentence improvement in exams?
Ans. Sentence improvement is important in exams as it tests the candidate's understanding of grammar rules, sentence structure, and vocabulary. It helps evaluate their ability to identify and correct errors, enhancing their overall writing skills.
2. How can sentence improvement questions be approached in exams?
Ans. To approach sentence improvement questions effectively, it is crucial to read the sentence carefully, identify any grammatical or structural errors, and then select the most appropriate option that improves the sentence's clarity, coherence, and correctness.
3. What are some common errors to look out for in sentence improvement questions?
Ans. Common errors in sentence improvement questions include subject-verb agreement, incorrect verb tenses, improper word usage, lack of parallelism, and faulty sentence structure. It is essential to be aware of these errors to choose the correct answer.
4. Are there any strategies to improve performance in sentence improvement questions?
Ans. Yes, there are strategies to improve performance in sentence improvement questions. These include enhancing one's knowledge of grammar rules and sentence structure, practicing with sample questions, developing vocabulary, and paying attention to context clues within the sentence.
5. How can sentence improvement skills be developed for exams?
Ans. Sentence improvement skills can be developed for exams by regularly practicing sentence correction exercises, reading extensively to improve vocabulary and sentence structure, seeking guidance from teachers or tutors, and reviewing grammar rules and concepts. Consistent practice is key to improving these skills.
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