Improve the sentences asked in exam UPSC CDS I 2016

Look at the underline part of speech sentence. Below each sentence are given three possible substitutions for the underlined part. If one of them (a), (b) or (c) is better than the underlined part, indicate your response on the answer sheet against the corresponding letter (a), (b) or (c). If one of the substitutions improves the sentence, indicated (d) as your response on the Answer Sheet. Thus a “No improvement” response will be signified by the letter (d).

  1. The police accused him for
    (a) with
    (b) in
    (c) of
    (d) No improvement
  2. He wanted that I left
    (a) I may leave
    (b) me to leave
    (c) I leave
    (d) No improvement
  3. This is to certify the I know J. Mathews since 1970.
    (a) am knowing
    (b) had known
    (c) have known
    (d) No improvement
  4. They took away everything that belonged to him.
    (a) that had been belonging
    (b) that belong
    (c) that has been belonging
    (d) No improvement
  5. It was the mother of the girl of whose voice I had recognised.
    (a) whose voice
    (b) the voice of who
    (c) voice whose
    (d) No improvement
  6. The Executive Council is consisted of ten members.
    (a) consists of
    (b) comprises of
    (c) constituted of
    (d) No improvement
  7. The maid was laying the table for dinner.
    (a) setting up
    (b) lying
    (c) sorting out
    (d) No improvement
  8. We have so arranged the matters and one of us is always on duty.
    (a) that one of us
    (b) so that one of us
    (c) such that one of us
    (d) No improvement
  9. Hardly have we got into the forest when it began to rain.
    (a) Hardly we got
    (b) We had hardly
    (c) We had got hard
    (d) No improvement
  10. Each time the felt tired he lied
    (a) lies
    (b) lays
    (c) lay
    (d) No improvement
  11. Thought it was raining, but I went out.
    (a) but yet I
    (b) I
    (c) however I
    (d) No improvement
  12. There is no chance of success unless you do not work
    (a) unless you work
    (b) until your working
    (c) until you do not work
    (d) No improvement
  13. She has grown too old to do little
    (a) some
    (b) any
    (c) a little
    (d) No improvement
  14. No one enjoys to deceive his family.
    (a) deceiving
    (b) for deceiving
    (c) deceive
    (d) No improvement
  15. Have you ever saw the flower of a pumpkin plat ?
    (a) see
    (b) seeing
    (c) seen
    (d) No improvement
  16. It is ancient, historical place and it once belonging to the Pandavas.
    (a) belonged
    (b) belonging
    (c) belong
    (d) No improvement
  17. Since we were knowing the correct route, we did not worry at all.
    (a) Knew
    (b) have known
    (c) know
    (d) No improvement
  18. Our country can progress when only people work hard.
    (a) when people only work hard
    (b) when people work hard only
    (c) only when people work hard
    (d) No improvement
  19. Wake me up when father will come.
    (a) comes
    (b) will have come
    (c) came
    (d) No improvement
  20. Do take an umbrella with lest you do not get wet.
    (a) lest you should get wet
    (b) lest you should not get wet
    (c) lest you might not get wet
    (d) No improvement
Anurag Mishra Professor Asked on 18th February 2016 in English.
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1 Answer(s)
  1. (c) of
  2. (b) me to leave
  3. (c) have known
  4. (b) that belong
  5. (a) whose voice
  6. (b) comprises of 
  7. (b) lying 
  8. (a) that one of us
  9. (a) Hardly we got
  10. (d) No improvement
  11. (b) I
  12. (a) unless you work
  13. (c) a little
  14. (b) for deceiving
  15. (c) seen
  16. (a) belonged
  17. (a) knew
  18. (c) only when people work hard 
  19. (d) No improvement
  20. (a) lest you should get wet
Anurag Mishra Professor Answered on 18th February 2016.
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