Solution FILL IN THE BLANKS PRACTICE SET 2 in English
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Fill in the Blanks Practice Set 2 Hindi Solution
1. Hearing of her grandmother’s illness, she at once started ——– Mumbai.
Explanation: Option ‘A’ (for). When the verb START means to move or travel for a certain place we use the preposition FOR with it; e.g.
Sunita started for the door.
2. There ——– little change in the patient’s condition since he has been moved to the intensive care unit.
Explanation: Option ‘C’ (has been). SINCE in the given sentence is used as a conjunction of a time clause. For since + time clause we use the Present Perfect Tense.
3. Today students should reconcile themselves ——– the way things are changing.
Explanation: Option ‘B’ (to). Reconcile yourself to is an idiom which means ‘to accept a situation or fact although you do not like it; e.g.
She must reconcile herself to the fact that she must do some work if she wants to pass her exams.
= उसको अगर अपना exam पास करना है तो उसे इस बात को मान लेना चाहिए कि उसको कुछ कार्य तो करना ही पड़ेगा.
Translation in Hindi of the given sentence: जिस हिसाब से चीजें बदल रही हैं उनको विद्यार्थियों को मान लेना चाहिए.
4. You ought not to ——– there but you did.
Explanation: Option ‘A’ (have gone). It’s clear from the clause BUT YOU DID that he went there; means something happened in the past. OUGHT TO is a modal verb; and when a modal is followed by HAVE + V3, this indicates that you are talking about the past; e.g.
a) You must have heard of him.
b) She may have gone already.
c) I ought to have sent the money.
Option ‘C’ is incorrect as OUGHT TO is a modal verb, and after a modal verb there must be V1; but HAD is V2.
5. Bunty did not just throw the toy, he ——– .
Explanation: Option ‘A’ (broke it too). Here in the sentence there are two actions: throw the toy and break the toy. It’s clear from the context that both these actions took place together. The first action throw the toy took place in the Past Simple Tense, therefore we need the second action in the Past Simple Tense too.
6. He is anxious lest he ——– ill.
Explanation: Option ‘B’ (become). LEST is a conjunction that either takes SHOULD with the verb, or the verb is without s/es even if the subject is third person singular; e.g.
INCORRECT: She is using headphones lest she disturbs anyone.
CORRECT: She is using headphones lest she disturb anyone. OR She is using headphones lest she should disturb anyone.
Option ‘C’ (should becomes) is incorrect as after a modal verb it must be a base form of the verb; means V1 without s/es.
7. Even at the risk of economic loss, he ——– refused to take the beaten track.
Explanation: Option ‘D’ (steadfastly). It means without stopping; strongly
8. A solution may not yet be insight, but the important thing was to get a ——– between them started.
Explanation: Option ‘C’ (dialogue). Dialogue = a conversational exchange between two people. The difference between DIALOGUE and CONVERSATION is that a dialogue is for a purpose whereas a conversation is not made purposefully. Here in the given sentence you see it’s purpose.
9. People like to work for an organization that takes interest in their personnel and ——- growth.
10. Send the book ——– this address.
Explanation: Option ‘A’ (to). When the moment is from one place to another we use TO. When we send something that things is at a different place.
11. You are welcome to partake ——– their light refreshment.
Explanation: Option ‘D’ (of)
Partake of = to eat or drink; e.g.
Would you care to partake of a little wine with us?
Partake in = to take part in an activity; e.g.
a) Retailers who partake in the campaign should place a sticker in their window.
b) You will probably be asked about whether you partake in very vigorous sports.
12. It was hard to believe that she ——– dead for three months.
Explanation: Option ‘D’ (had been). with FOR/SINCE + TIME we use either the Present Perfect Tense or the Past Perfect Tense. The first clause of the given sentence it was hard to believe is telling us that we are talking of the past; therefore the Past Perfect Tense is correct here.
13. Varun goes ——– every Friday.
Explanation: Option ‘B’ (to the cinema). Go to watch the cinema is an idiomatic phrase, it means ‘to go to watch a movie.
14. My uncle couldn’t rise up from his bed ——– .
Explanation: Option ‘B’ (Any more). ANY MORE = If you do not do something or something does not happen anymore, you have stopped doing it or it does not now happen; e.g.
a) I don’t do yoga anymore.
b) I don’t want to talk about it anymore – let’s drop the subject.
NO MORE and NO LONGER are negative, so you can’t use it with negative verbs.
15. See me tomorrow without ——– .
Explanation: Option ‘A’ (fail). WITHOUT FAIL is used to tell someone that they must do something; e.g.
Be there at nine o’clock, without fail.
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