The people I met there were friendly. (Definite – those They had reached the school before the bell rang.
over there) ̄ ̄
The people (whom) I met there were very friendly. earlier action later action.
̄ The patient died after the doctor had come.
Rel. Pro. ̄ ̄
33. (3) attracts will replace attract because – later action earlier action
The introduction of job – oriented courses (Main Hence, he had left is the right usage.
Subject) is in Singular. Hence, the Verb will also be in 39. (4) No error
Singular, as a Verb agrees with its Subject in Number. Look at the examples given below :
Singular Subject ® Singular Verb (Main Verb + S)
If you had come yesterday, you would have enjoyed
Plural Subject ® Plural Verb (Main Verb without S) the party.
Hence, attracts many students is the right usage. If you had asked him, he would have told you
34. (3) to lose/lose will replace losing because – everything.
the basic pattern is as follows : 40. (3) page after page will replace pages after pages be-
to - Inf. + than + to - Inf./Inf. (without to) cause –
̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ when words are repeated, they are always used in
to keep than to lose lose Singular.
Look at the examples given below : Look at the example given below :
It is better to be hated for what you are than to be Her health went down day by day.
hated/ be hated what you are not. ̄ ̄
It is better to beg for forgiveness than to ask/ask for Singular Singular
permission Day after day has passed and she has not come as yet.
Hence, to lose/lose one’s courage is the right usage ̄ ̄
35. (3) more than will not be used because – Singular Singular
exceed and more than mean the same. Hence, page after page of the Bible is the right usage
Use of more than is superfluous. 41. (3) also will come after but because –
Look at the examples given below : like either — or, neither — nor, not only — but also
are the right Correlatives.
The essay should not exceed 250 words.
Look at the examples given below :
The essay should not be more than 250 words.
He is not only wise but also kind.
The sentence can also be written thus –
John plays not only drum but also flute.
l The short story should not be more than two hundred
not only — but also is used for emphasizing that
something is also true.
36. (4) No error
Hence, but also on how you have written them is
The basic structure will be as follows : the right usage
to-Inf. + than + Inf. (without to)/to - Inf. 42. (3) from going will replace to go because –
̄ ̄ ̄ from (Prep.) is used for showing that something is
to die than live/to live prevented.
Look at the examples given below : The structure will be as follows :
It is better to give than receive/to receive. Subject + Prevent/ed + from + Present Participle
It is better to rent than buy/to buy. ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄
37. (2) am will replace is because – Heavy rain prevented from going -------
when the Subject of the Verb is a Relative Pronoun Look at the examples given below :
(who), the Verb (is) agrees in Number and Person She saved him from drowning.
with the Antecedent of the Rel. Pro. Nothing would prevent him from speaking out against
A Noun/Pronoun which comes before a Rel. Pro. is injustice.
called Antecedent. Hence, from going to the cinema is the right usage
Here, I is the Antecedent of who (Rel. Pro.) with I 43. (3) will replace would because –
so, am is used. When the Conditional Clause begins with If, the struc-
Hence, who am to blame is the right usage. ture of the sentence will be as follows :
38. (3) had left will replace left because – If + Present Tense ----, ---- + will + Inf. (without - to)
when two actions happen in the past, it is necessary ̄
to show which action happened earlier than the other. If + prosper ------, ------ + will + prosper
The earlier action is expressed in Past Perfect tense ̄ ̄
and the later action in Simple Past. Conditional Clause Main clause
Look at the examples given below : will/would is used only in the Main clause.