Look at the examples given below : Look at the example given below :
The reason why we were late is that there was a She is one of those residents who have fought for
traffic accident. their membership.
The reason we left early was that we had to attend a Here, residents (Noun) has been used after one of,
party. So, it is the Antecedent of Relative Pronoun-who.
Hence, was that he was too young is the right usage It is in plural, hence, the Verb will also be in Plural.
53. (2) about will not be used because – Hence, who have won acclaim is the right usage
how (Adv.) : in what way or manner. 59. (3) rather will replace except because –
Both about and how are not used together. rather : instead of
Look at the examples given below : except : only.
They discussed about the party. Look at the examples given below :
They discussed how to organise the party. She made students think for themselves rather tell
Hence, met to discuss is the right usage them what to think.
54. (4) No error Our dresses were the same except mine it was red.
55. (1) first two will replace two first because – Hence, rather give the order is the right usage
two and first are Numeral Adjectives. They are 60. (3) recover will replace return because –
arranged in a particular order which is as follows : recover (Verb) : to get well again after being ill/sick/
Ordinal + Cardinal hurt
̄ ̄ return (Verb) : to come or go back from one place to
first two another
Look at the examples given below : Look at the examples given below :
The first five students will receive the Chief Guest. I returned from work to find the house empty.
̄ ̄ He is still recovering from his operation.
Ordinal Cardinal Hence, to catch up when they recover is the right
Hence, the first two to arrive is the right usage usage
56. (3) he fell asleep will replace he had fallen asleep 61. (2) when will replace than because.
because – scarcely, hardly, barely are followed by when
the structure with since will be as follows : Look at the examples given below :
It has been + period of time + since We had scarcely sat down at the table, when the
̄ ̄ phone rang.
two hours since The sentence can also be written like this –
Here, Simple Past Tense-fell will be used. Scarcely had we sat down at the table, when the
Look at the examples given below : phone rang.
Two months have passed since I last saw her. Hence, nervous and tense, when the plane took off
̄ is the right usage
Verb 62. (2) between differences will not be used because –
(Simple Past) use of distinguish between differences is superfluous.
Three years have passed since the last earthquake Here, distinguish (Verb) itself means to recognise the
took place. difference between two people or things; differentiate.
̄ Look at the examples given below :
Verb It was hard to distinguish one twin from the other.
(Simple Past) It was hard to find the difference between one twin
57. (2) the car was sent by the driver will replace the and the other.
driver sent the car because – 63. (3) I like will replace I"m liking because –
there is a subject mismatch in this sentence. like (Verb) is a word used for expressing emotion.
It looks as if the driver was broken down. It is not used in Progressive/Continuous form.
The sentence can also be like this – Look at the examples given below :
l The car having broken down, the driver sent it to I am liking peanuts. (×)
the garage. I like peanuts. (ü)
58. (2) have will replace has because –
Hence, but I’m liking her a lot is the right usage
When one of is followed by a Noun/Pronoun, the
64. (2) had enjoyed will replace enjoyed because –
Noun/Pronoun is considered as Antecedent and the
Verb is used accordingly. the basic form in this sentence is as follows :
Here, writers (Noun) has been used after one of, Subject + had + Verb
writers is in Plural, hence, the Verb will also be in ̄ ̄ ̄
Plural. we had enjoyed. (Past Participle Form)