Sentence Improvement for NIACL AO Prelims Exam – 2nd January 2019

Dear Aspirants, 

English Quiz For NIACL AO Prelims 

NIACL AO Exam is on its way and a lot of aspirants are heading towards new hopes with this upcoming opportunity. Thus, the English Language can be an impetus for their success by helping them save crucial time and score good points in lesser time and effort. So, instead of boiling the ocean, try building up a strong vocabulary, an effective knowledge of grammar, and efficient comprehension skills so as to be on the ball to face this particular section. Here is a quiz on English Language being provided by Adda247 to let you practice the best of latest pattern English Questions for upcoming NIACL AO Exam.





Directions (1-15): Which of the following phrases given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold letters to make the sentence meaningfully correct? Choose the best option among the five given alternatives that reflect the correct use of phrase in the context of the grammatically correct sentence. If the sentence is correct as it is, mark “No Change required” as your answer. 


Q1. Although he lost the first time, the politician was able to hand win this election.

to handily win
to handheld win
too handheld win
to hand won
No change required
Solution:

’to handily win’ is grammatically and contextually correct here. Handily is an adverb and means to perform in a skillful manner.

Q2. Since the little girl hates getting vaccinations, her glance is riveted on the needle in the nurse’s hand.

glance were revited
glance was revite
glances is revited
glances would revited
No change required
Solution:

No change required

Q3. The Congressman has made mistakes, as he him acknowledged during a televised apology last weekend.

as he was acknowledging
as he himself acknowledged
was he acknowledging
for he was acknowledging
No change required
Solution:

‘as he himself acknowledged’ is correct here.

Q4. Even though the unemployment rate continues for abate, voters are still unhappy with the president’s economic plan.

rate continuing for
rate is continues to
rate was continued to
rate continues to
No change required
Solution:

‘rate continues to’ is correct here. We use ‘to’ with the word ‘abate’.

Q5. Four guards is too few for the number of prisoners we are escorting.

was too few for
were too few for
was to few for
were to few for
No change required
Solution:

‘were too few for’ is correct here. Here ‘too’ as an adverb will be used to compare that the guards were few in comparison to the number of prisoners.

Q6. Instead of buying twenty lottery tickets as usual, the man realized the buying only one ticket would shrink his chances of winning.

the men realized that buying
the man realized that buying
the man realizes that buying
the men realizes that buying
No change required
Solution:

‘the man realized that buying’ is contextually and grammatically correct here. The subject is singular, so it will be man and not men.

Q7. The pro football team could possibly retrench and trim down their huge payroll budget.

will possible retrench
can possible retrenched
can possible retrench
shall possibly retrenched
No change required
Solution:

No change required

Q8. By using an ergonomic keyboard, you can less the risk of getting carpal tunnel syndrome.

one will lessen to risk
you could less the risk
one can less the risk
you can lessen the risk
No change required
Solution:

‘you can lessen the risk’ is correct here.

Q9. Even after spraying the air freshener, Kim could still smelled the residual odor of burnt chicken.

can had smell
could still smell
could till smell
can till smell
No change required
Solution:

‘could still smell’ is grammatically and contextually suitable for the sentence. ‘could’ is already in past tense so we cannot use the verb in past tense as well.

Q10. Once the water reaches boiling temperature, you can turn of the stove and allow the egg to cook from the residual heat.

turned the stove off
turn of that stove
turn off the stove
turned the stove of
No change required
Solution:

‘turn off the stove’ is grammatically and contextually suitable for the sentence.

Q11. The delaying game will be postponed until Friday or whenever the wet field finally dries up.

delayed gaming was
delayed game will
delaying game was
delay game were
No change required
Solution:

‘delayed game will’ is correct here. We use ‘of’ with ‘delay’.

Q12. The construction workers needed to taper the pavement to reflect the two lanes that merged.

needs to taper
needs too taper
needed too taper
needed to tapered
No change required
Solution:

No change required

Q13. A handful of parents showing up to the midday meeting while the rest chose to come at night.

showing up too the
showed up too the
showed up to the
shows up to the
No change required
Solution:

‘showed up to the’ is correct here.

Q14. The police seldom cruise through them poorer neighborhoods in the city.

through the poorer
though the poorer
although the poorer
though them poor
No change required
Solution:

‘through the poorer’ is correct here. We will use the comparative degree in the sentence.

Q15. The students barely have any homework since their teacher thinks that afterschool activities are a total waste of time.

since those
for those
for is
since for
No change required
Solution:

No change required

               









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