Sentence Improvement:

The technique to attempt sentence improvement questions is a variation of spotting errors. In this type of questions a sentence is given with a word or a phrase italicized, underlined or in bold letters. Under this sentence a number of substitutes are given as alternatives. An examinee is required to locate the error and find the correct answer from among the alternatives given. When the alternative has been substituted, the sentence becomes grammatically correct. If no other alternative is required, the answer is ‘no improvement’. However these questions can be attempted only if a student has knowledge about vocabulary, tenses, correct usage of sentences and phrases then only it is easy to answer without errors.

Directions: In below compare the bold part of each sentence with expressions a, b, c, d and e. choose the correct expression which is an improvement upon the bold part.

1. Soon after the Tsunami had killed thousands of people along the coasts of southern India, parliament passes a bill that proposed to set up an institutional mechanism to respond promptly to natural disasters.

A. passed a bill that proposed

B. passes a bill with purpose

C. pass a bill proposing

D. passed a bill which propose

E. No correction required

Ans. A

2. Denial of wages forced scientists and teachers at the agriculture universities throughout the country to go on strike, crippling crucial research that could help the state of agriculture in the country.

A. from going on strike

B. which went on strike

C. on going for a strike

D. for going to strike

E. No correction required

Ans. E

3. In an attempt to boost their profits, many edible oil-producing companies have been engaging themselves in propaganda against commonly used oils and promoting exotic and expensive varieties of oils as more healthier options.

A. as most healthiest options

B. as less healthy option

C. as a healthier option

D. as much healthiest option

E. No correction required

Ans. C

4. Thanks to numerous government initiatives, rural masses which was earlier unaware of the luxuries of urban ways of living are now connected to the same lifestyle.

A. who was earlier unaware

B. which were earlier aware

C. who were earlier conversant

D. who were earlier unaware

E. No correction required

Ans. D

5. Over the last few months, while most industries are busy in restructuring operations, cutting costs and firing the Indian pharmaceutical and healthcare industry was adding manpower and giving salary hikes.

A. as many industries are

B. while most industries were

C. while many industries is

D. where many industries were

E. No correction required

Ans. B