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Directions(Q1-Q10): In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which will improve the bracketed part of the sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select no improvement.
Q. "She is (the best and wisest) girl in the class."
Here ‘wise’ is used in the superlative form as ‘wisest’. With superlatives, the article ‘the’ is used.
"The people of Japan are (wiser than America)."
There is a comparison between people of Japan and people of America. Since the comparison is between plurals, “those of” will be used instead of “than of” which is used with singular.
"I absolutely must (seen) him, however painful it may be for me."
Must should be followed by a verb in simple present. Hence, the answer should be "must see".
"He (to be) positively rude."
When talking about actions and behavior, then the subject is followed by verb + being + (adverb) adjective.
"By rescuing the child from fire, the local resident (added another feather to his cap)."
Adding a feather in one’s cap means making a significant achievement. So option E is correct.
"She glanced back to make sure she (wasn't to be) observed."
The sentence is in past progressive passive form and hence being is used with the past participle.
"He must not (to be left) like this."
The modal verb “must” is followed by the past participle form of the verb. Therefore “to be left” is replaced by “be left”.
" I'm (having to) too much fun."
“Having to” implies that one has to do something. In the given sentence, “to” is not needed. Hence, having to should be replaced by having.
"What would the cavalry (doing) out here?"
For an interrogative sentence with “would”, the subject is followed by be + present participle of the verb. Therefore “doing” is replaced by “be doing".
"(No sooner the advertisement regarding the launch of new smart phone appeared) than there was a rush on the online website for prebooking the same."
When the sentence begins with a negative adverbial phrase, the order of the subject and the verb is interchanged and the verb is used in the auxiliary form.