Sentence Improvement Exercise - Set 1

Directions: In each question, a part of the sentence is italicized. Each sentence is followed by some phrases which can replace the italicized part to make it better. Choose the option that can correctly substitute that part of the sentence.

If the sentence is correct as it, the answer is "No correction required" or "No improvement".

1. John is as fast as or perhaps faster than Sarah.

a. as fast
b. almost as fast
c. equally fast
d. No correction required

Answer: a. as fast

Explanation: Correct sentence: John is as fast or perhaps faster than Sarah.



2. This worker is the most skilled of all the other workers in our factory.

a. worker
b. of all the others workers
c. of all workers
d. No improvement

Answer: a. worker

Explanation: Correct sentence: This worker is the most skilled worker in our factory.



3. She loves the music, the art, the dance

a. music, art and dance
b. the music, art and the dance
c. the music, the art and the dance
d. No improvement

Answer: a. music, art and dance

Explanation: Correct sentence: She loves music, art and dance.



4. The girl told her teacher to explain the whole lesson again.

a. called her teacher
b. said to her teacher
c. asked her teacher
d. No improvement

Answer: c. asked her teacher

Explanation: Correct sentence: The girl asked her teacher to explain the whole lesson again.



5. What are needed are not large bungalows but small homes.

a. is
b. was
c. were
d. No improvement

Answer: a. is

Explanation: Correct sentence: What is needed are not large bungalows but small homes.



6. The speaker of Lok Sabha broke away the meeting as it turned violent.

a. broke up
b. broke off
c. broke through
d. No improvement

Answer: a. broke up

Explanation: Correct sentence: The speaker of Lok Sabha broke up the meeting as it turned violent.