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  • Direction for Individual Question In each question below a sentence is given a part of which is printed in bold and underlined. This part may contain a grammatical error or might represent inappropriate usage. Below each sentence, three possible substitutions are provided for the underlined portion. If any one of them is better than the underlined part, indicate your response accordingly. If the sentence is correct as it is and no correction is required mark the last option i.e. ‘No improvement’ as the answer.

Sentence Correction: Test-2

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Question 1
By the time he arrived, everybody had gone home.
A
when he arrived
B
at which he arrived
C
by which he arrived
D
No improvement
Question 1 Explanation:
The sentence is correct.
Question 2
There is no alternate, so we must leave now.
A
altering
B
alternative
C
alternation
D
No improvement
Question 2 Explanation:
It should be 'alternative'. An alternate is something or someone that serves in place of another. An alternative is a second option that does not replace the first. For example, when a road undergoing maintenance is closed to traffic, you have to take an alternate route. But when an under-construction road is still accessible to traffic, you might choose to take an alternative route to avoid congestion. The first option is still there, and the alternative gives you a choice.
Question 3
I cannot listen what she is saying.
A
hear what
B
listen for what
C
listen to that
D
No improvement
Question 3 Explanation:
It should be 'hear what'. Listen is an intransitive verb and does not take a direct object; you must use a prepositional phrase to specify the thing being perceived. Hear, on the other hand, is transitive and can take an object
Question 4
He is still in vigorous health although he is on the right side of sixty.
A
wrong
B
left
C
negative
D
No improvement
Question 4 Explanation:
It should be 'wrong'. The statement is about the contradiction between his age and the typical health condition associated with the age. So, when we say on the wrong side of sixty, we mean that the man even of being of an age greater than sixty, possesses a good health.
Question 5
We are sorry to hear regarding your father's death.
A
of
B
over
C
for
D
No improvement
Question 5 Explanation:
'Hear of' means to know about.
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