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Sentence Improvement (Level-2) Test-2

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Question 1
In the question below, there are four statements which express the same idea. Choose the alternative that is most concise and clear. Also, make sure you select the grammatically correct sentence from among the four options given.
A
There’s Mr. Som, whom they say is the best singer in the country.
B
There’s Mr. Som, who they say is the best singer in the country.
C
There is Mr. Som, whom they say is the best singer in the country.
D
There is Mr. Som who, they say is the best singer in the country.
Question 1 Explanation: 
According to the question, we need to use ‘who’ for the subject Mr. Som. Choice (D) is not correct due to the wrong placement of the comma after ‘who’. Option (B) is the right answer choice.
Question 2
In the question below, there are four statements which express the same idea. Choose the alternative that is most concise and clear. Also, make sure you select the grammatically correct sentence from among the four options given.
A
The Board of Directors will hold its next meeting in July.
B
The Board of Directors will hold it’s next meeting in July.
C
The Board of Directors shall hold the next meeting in July.
D
The Board of Directors shall hold it’s next meeting in July.
Question 2 Explanation: 
'Its' is the right use of the word here. Hence, option 1 is the right choice.
Question 3
In the question below, there are four statements which express the same idea. Choose the alternative that is most concise and clear. Also, make sure you select the grammatically correct sentence from among the four options given.
A
Neither the king nor his ministers desires war.
B
Neither king nor his ministers desires war.
C
Neither the king nor his ministers desire war.
D
Neither king nor his ministers desire war.
Question 3 Explanation: 
There are two things to be kept in mind for answering this question. Since we are talking of about a particular king, we need to use the construction ‘the king’ in the sentence. Secondly, the verb desire will agree with the noun closest to it, that is ministers. Since that noun is plural in nature, the verb concerned will be desire and not desires.
Question 4
In the question below, there are four statements which express the same idea. Choose the alternative that is most concise and clear. Also, make sure you select the grammatically correct sentence from among the four options given.
A
The fact that Raghu was a good student he had many offers for good jobs.
B
The fact that Raghu was a good student resulted in his having many offers for good jobs.
C
The fact Raghu was a good student resulted in him having offers for good jobs.
D
The fact that Raghu was a good student resulted in him having many offers for good jobs.
Question 4 Explanation: 
The only statement that is grammatically correct is option 2 as it explains the main idea accurately. Hence, option 2 is the right answer choice.
Question 5
In the question below, there are four statements which express the same idea. Choose the alternative that is most concise and clear. Also, make sure you select the grammatically correct sentence from among the four options given.
A
The professor, as well as the students, was pleased with their results.
B
The professor, as well as the students, were pleased with their results.
C
The professor as well as the students were pleased with their results.
D
The professor as well as the students were pleased with their results.
Question 5 Explanation: 
When using ‘as well as’ to introduce a complex subject, the phrase should be set-off by commas, and the verb agrees with the main subject, which in this case is ‘the professor’
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