SOLUTION FILL IN THE BLANKS PRACTICE SET 10 IN ENGLISH
FILL IN THE BLANKS Practice Set 10 SOLVED IN HINDI & ENGLISH (with options)
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1. The first World War took place ——– 1914 and 1918.
Explanation: Option ‘C’ (during). Option ‘A’. When two time periods are joined by AND we use DURING before the first one. e.g.
a) The first world war took place during 1914 and 1918.
b) Dr Jain will be here during Thursday and Friday.
2. My mother is worried about my father’s health and ——–.
Option ‘B’ (so am I). The given sentence is an example of ADDITIONS TO REMARKS. Here the first clause ‘my mother is worried about my father’s health’ is a remark, and we have to add something to this clause (one of the answer options). We see that the remark, i.e. the first clause is affirmative, and we have to add something affirmative itself as all the options are affirmative.
Affirmative additions to affirmative remarks can be made in either of these two ways:
|Subject||+||Helping verb of the remark||+||Too/Also|
|So||+||Helping verb of the remark||+||Subject|
i) I’m going to invite her for lunch tomorrow. — I’m too/also.
= I’m going to invite her for lunch tomorrow. — So am I.
ii) Mohan would like it and Rahul would too/also.
= Mohan would like it and so would Rahul.
iii) Sohan likes to play cricket and Pankaj does too/also.
= Sohan likes to play cricket and so does Pankaj.
[Verb ‘likes’ of the remark is in the Present Simple Tense, the helping verb of this tense is ‘do/does’.]
iv) They came on time. We did too/also.
= They came on time. So did we.
[Verb ‘came’ of the remark is in the Past Simple Tense, the helping verb of this tense is ‘did’.]
Therefore it can be either I AM TOO/ALSO or SO AM I. But the first one is not given in the answer options, therefore SO AM I only is the correct answer.
3. The sun ——– brightly.
Explanation: Option ‘A’ (shone). Option ‘C’ (shine) is incorrect as the subject THE SUN is singular; therefore first form of the verb must take ‘s’ or ‘es’. Option ‘B’ (shining) is also incorrect as the verb with ING always takes a helping verb. Option ‘D’ (is shine) also can’t be right as the helping verb IS always followed by the verb with ING or the 3rd form.
4. She ——– yet.
Explanation: Option ‘A’ (has not come). Time adverbs (here YET) that connect the past to the present are used with the present perfect; not simple past. Some of these expressions are: JUST, LATELY, ALREADY, SINCE, SO FAR, STILL, UP TO NOW.
YET means ‘up to the time of speaking’; means the present time included; e.g.
He has not finished his breakfast yet. (not ‘did not finish’)
5. There is no enmity between ——– and ——–.
Explanation: Option ‘B’ (him, me). BETWEEN is a preposition; and after a preposition we use objective form of a pronoun.
6. Many people reported ——– a noise in the night.
Explanation: Option ‘C’ (to have heard). If the action of the infinitive happens before the time of the main verb (here REPORTED), we use perfect infinitive (TO + HAVE + V3); not the simple infinitive (TO + V1).
7. He is the best singer ——– was awarded by the Prime Minister.
Explanation: Option ‘D’ (that). After a superlative degree we use the relative pronoun THAT (not WHO, WHOM or WHICH); e.g.
He is the most hardworking boy that I have ever seen.
[MOST HARDWORKING is a superlative degree.]
8. I live ——– Panipat ——– Haryana. I ——– here for 20 years.
Explanation: Option ‘C’ (at, in, have lived). When two places are mentioned and one of them is part of the other, for the smaller places we use AT (not IN) and for the bigger we use IN as the smaller places then becomes the ‘place as a point’. But when only one place is mentioned we use IN (not AT) as that place is considered to be an area then.
In prefect tense ‘for + time expression’ (here FOR 20 YEARS) can be used; it then means the present time included.
9. I met him only a week ——–.
Explanation: Option ‘C’ (ago). If the sentence is in the past simple, we use AGO after time expression (here WEEK).
BEFORE is used after time expression if the tense is Past Perfect Tense. But here it’s past simple (met). In other words you can say that BEFORE is used for past times from another time in the past; e.g.
Yesterday I missed my train. I got to the train station at 7:10, but the train had left ten minutes before.
We use BACK in this sense only in an conversation, hence incorrect.
10. The majority ——– a new alternative to the existing government.
Explanation: Option ‘A’ (want). When THE MAJORITY alone is the subject of a sentence we can use either of a singular or a plural verb. With THE MAJORITY OF and A MAJORITY OF we always use a plural verb; e.g.
The majority of tourists were tired.
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