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Direction (1-15): Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
Q1. It is wishful thinking you can improve the situation by doing (with) such people.
do away with means: to remove it completely.
It is wishful thinking you can improve the situation by doing away with such people is the correct usage.
Q2. Varun goes (for cinema) every Friday.
“to” is a preposition which is used to add direction, thus “to” should be used after go not “for”. Moreover, ‘go to the cinema/theatre/station’ is idiomatic. Thus option (b) is correct.
Q3. The bus (had left) before I reached the stop.
Q4. In 2001, hundreds of people were killed (with) the earthquake in Gujarat.
we use “in” when something happens in natural disaster or in any mis-happening.
Q5. His condition has only deteriorated, his life (hangs with threads).
‘Hang by a thread’ is an idiom which means ‘be in a highly precarious state’. Thus option (b) is correct.
Q6. We are late because my wife took two hours to (put up) her make-up.
“Put on” means to wear something. And for the “makeup” we use “wear”. Hence option (a) is correct.
Q7. Our plans for the trip fell (down) because we had no money
Fall through( phrasal verb): come to nothing; fail and hence denotes the failure of the trip.
Q8. One minute they’re all sweet (but) caring and the next minute they stab you in the back.
“sweet” and “caring” both are positive adjective thus they should not be joined with any contrasting conjunctions, ‘but’ is a contrasting conjunction. Thus option (b) is correct.
Q9. The pool was dry as the water (had been drained off) the day before.
Q10. Bunty did not just throw the toy, he (has broken it).
“Broke it too” should be used. “just” shows that there is after effect of the action also thus to show the after effect of the action done before “too” should be used and as the first part of the sentence is in past indefinite thus next should be in past indefinite also as both are cause and effect of each other. Thus option (b) is correct.
Q11. You ought not to (go) there but you did.
As the second clause shows that the event is of past thus first part of the sentence should be in past also, but in the first part of the sentence action has already been done thus perfect tense should be used thus “have gone” should be used.
Q12. Let us hurry, or else the bus (will be leaving) the stop by the time we reach there.
By the time we reach there is the adverb of time, and “by that time” the action shall have been completed, thus to show completion “will have left” should be used in terms of future context.
Q13. I won’t be able to leave for office until they (arrive).
Q14. (It is no good to cry) over past failures.
The gerund form of the verb “cry” is “crying.” ‘It’s no use/no good + Gerund form of verb’ is grammatically correct.
Q15. I went to sleep last night, (almost as soon as) my head hit the pillow.
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