Phrase Substitution Questions MCQs


Phrase Substitution Questions
Question 1.

Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold type to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (5) as the answer.



Speculations and hypothesising are the most essential and well known aspects of inventions.

Options:
  1.    hypothesis has been
  2.    hypothesising needs
  3.    hypothesis makes
  4.    hypothesising confronts
  5.    No correction required
Answer: Option E
Question 2.

Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold type to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (5) as the answer.



The earnest appeal by the staff members that the salaries be subjected to upward revision were rejected by the industrialist.

Options:
  1.    upwardly revision was rejected
  2.    upward revision was rejected
  3.    upward revising were rejectable
  4.    upwardly revision was rejectable
  5.    No correction required
Answer: Option B
Question 3.

Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold type to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (5) as the answer.



Increased productivity necessary reflects greater efforts made by the employees.

Options:
  1.    increase in productivity necessary
  2.    Increased productivity is necessary
  3.    Increase of productivity necessary
  4.    Increased productivity necessarily
  5.    No correction required
Answer: Option D
Question 4.

Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold type to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (5) as the answer.



All the members of the club were assembled to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the club.

Options:
  1.    had assembled to celebrate
  2.    were assembling to celebrate
  3.    had been assembled for celebrating
  4.    assembled to celebration
  5.    No correction required
Answer: Option A
Question 5.

Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold type to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (5) as the answer.



Until he does not ask for an apology, I am not going to reinstate him.

Options:
  1.    does ask for      
  2.    does ask for      
  3.    asks for
  4.    will not ask
  5.    No improvement
Answer: Option C
Question 6.

Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold type to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (5) as the answer.



The world’s population will continue to grow when the birth-rate exceeds the death-rate.

Options:
  1.    as long as
  2.    unless
  3.    until after           
  4.    though
  5.    No improvement
Answer: Option A
Question 7.

Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold type to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (5) as the answer.



The criminal as well as his accomplice was arrested.

Options:
  1.    were
  2.    are being
  3.    have been
  4.    were to be
  5.    No improvement
Answer: Option E
Question 8.

Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold type to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (5) as the answer.



We have plenty of time, isn’t it?

Options:
  1.    haven’t we        
  2.    have we
  3.    is it
  4.    hasn’t we
  5.    No improvement
Answer: Option A
Question 9.

Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold type to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (5) as the answer.



My friend would have missed the train if he had not hurried.

Options:
  1.    had missed        
  2.    has missed
  3.    missed
  4.    might miss
  5.    No improvement
Answer: Option E
Question 10.

Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold type to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (5) as the answer.



I can’t tackle this problem which with all its complications have confused me.

Options:
  1.    has
  2.    had
  3.    will have
  4.    would have
  5.    No empowerment
Answer: Option A
Question 11.

Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold type to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (5) as the answer.



Ensure to contact with as many teachers as possible.

Options:
  1.    contact
  2.    contact on
  3.    contact to
  4.    contact for
  5.    No improvement
Answer: Option A
Question 12.

Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold type to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (5) as the answer.



The workers are waiting for their pay packet since morning.

Options:
  1.    would be waiting
  2.    were waiting
  3.    have been waiting
  4.    has waited
  5.    No improvement
Answer: Option C
Question 13.

Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold type to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (5) as the answer.



What I learned is that freedom is really the result of how you will remove obstacles.

Options:
  1.    you would remove
  2.    you can remove
  3.    you remove
  4.    you should remove
  5.    No improvement
Answer: Option C
Question 14.

Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold type to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (5) as the answer.



This is the Erst time in my memory that the river has overflown the banks.

Options:
  1.    overflew
  2.    has overflowed
  3.    overflowed
  4.    over flows
  5.    No improvement
Answer: Option E
Question 15.

Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold type to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (5) as the answer.



Suddenly she became conscious regarding the presence of a stranger in the room.

Options:
  1.    about
  2.    of 
  3.    over
  4.    from
  5.    No improvement
Answer: Option B
Question 16.

Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold type to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (5) as the answer.



He asked me where was my book.

Options:
  1.    my book was
  2.    my book is
  3.    is my book         
  4.    my book be
  5.    No improvement
Answer: Option A
Question 17.

Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold type to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (5) as the answer.



The limestone formations suggest that in the distant past, the area was a vast sea filled with creatures that absorb calcium compounds from the water

Options:
  1.    absorbs               
  2.    absorbed
  3.    had absorbed
  4.    have absorbed
  5.    No improvement
Answer: Option B
Question 18.

Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold type to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (5) as the answer.



Can’t you never understand what has been said?

Options:
  1.    ever understand
  2.    rather understand
  3.    at all understand
  4.    understood
  5.    No improvement
Answer: Option A
Question 19.

Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold type to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (5) as the answer.



If you wrote to me earlier, I would have easily solved your problem.

Options:
  1.    were writing
  2.    had written
  3.    have written
  4.    would write
  5.    No improvement
Answer: Option B
Question 20.

Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold type to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (5) as the answer.



early everyone suffers when unemployment rises.

Options:
  1.    Everyone nearly              
  2.    Nearly all
  3.    Nearly each one
  4.    Everyone closely
  5.    No improvement
Answer: Option E

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