Look at the examples given below :                             96. (2) compri ses/i s compri sed of will rep lace
    Very few students learn Sanskrit now.                               comprises of because –
    I need a few things from the store.                                 comprise (Verb) : consist of
    Hence, fool a few unwary customers is the right usage.              Look at the examples given below :
90. (1) had will replace has because –                                  The collection comprises 327 paintings.
    The use of as if, indicates an unreal situation in the              The collection is comprised of 327 paintings.
    present. So, it will be followed by Past Conditional                The collection consists of 327 paintings.
    Tense.                                                         97. (3) feet will replace two legs because –
    Look at the examples given below :
                                                                        stand on one’s own feet (Idiom) : to be independent
    He looks as if he knew the answer. (He gives the                    and able to take care of yourself.
    impression that he knows the answer, but he (probably
                                                                        Look at the examples given below :
    doesn’t know it.)
                                                                        When his parents died, he had to learn to stand on
    He behaves as if nothing had happened.
                                                                        his own feet.
    Hence, she pretends as if she had is the right usage
                                                                        You have to learn to stand on your own feet and not
91. (3) is will replace are because –
                                                                        always listen to your friends.
    The Verb of a sentence always agrees with the Subject
                                                                   98. (2) travelling will replace to travel because –
    of the sentence, not with the object of a preposition.
    Here, knowledge is the Subject of the sentence, two                 avoid (Verb) always agrees with a Gerund (– ing Verb)
    languages is the Object of of (Prep.)                               and not an Infinitive.
    Look at the examples given below :                                  Look at the examples given below :
    The car with many riders was speeding towards us. (ü)               She avoids to do her homework. (×)
         ̄        ̄          ̄          ̄                                                    ̄
    Singular Prep. Obj. of with Singular Verb                                          Inf.
     Noun                     (Prep.)                                   She avoids doing her homework. (ü)
    The car with many riders were speeding towards us.                                   ̄
                                                              (×)                   Gerund
    Hence, is required to pass the examination is the              99. (3) is will replace are because –
    right usage                                                         when a Plural Noun is placed with a Singular Subject
92. (2) at will replace upon because –                                  (one, each, etc.) with of, the Verb will be Singular.
    shout at : to say something in a loud voice                         Look at the example given below :
    Look at the examples given below :                                  Only one of his employees is sincere at work.
    She shouted at him for spilling the milk.                           Only one of his students is awarded the ‘Scholar
    He shouted at her to shut the gate.                                 award’.
    Hence, shout at the minister is the right usage                     Hence, that is interesting is the right usage.
93. (1) All will replace Everyone of because –                    100. (2) having will replace to have because –
    Everyone (Pro.) is used for every person or all people              We use the Gerund (– ing Verb) for an action that
    but All (Det.) is used with Plural Nouns and refers                 happens before or at the same time as the action of
    to the whole number of                                              the Main Verb.
    The Verb (are) is also in Plural and a Subject agrees               We use the Infinitive for actions that follow the ac-
    with the Verb used.                                                 tion of the Main Verb.
    Look at the examples given below :                                  Look at the examples given below :
    All the people you invited are coming.
                                                                        I enjoy myself (at the time of) playing.
      ̄           ̄                   ̄
                                                                        I deny having stolen anything (before)
    Subject Plural Noun Plural Verb
                                                                  101. (1) Use of A is incorrect because –
    The police questioned everyone in the room.
    Hence, All the films is the right usage                             Uncountable Nouns like milk, wine, information, air,
                                                                        equipment, sand, wood, etc. can’t be counted. Hence,
94. (4) No error.
                                                                        An Indef.Art. will not be used with them.
95. (2) than will replace when because –
                                                                        as in–
    No sooner – than is the correct Correlative.
                                                                        Please give me a water. (×)
    No sooner introduces the event that occurred first.
    Look at the examples given below :                                  Please give me some water. (ü)
    No sooner had I closed my eyes than I fell asleep.                  Please give me an ice cube. (ü)
                              ̄                       ̄                   Please give me an ice . (×)
                       First Event             Next Event         102. (3) abuses will replace cheers because –
    No sooner did I arrived at the station than the train came.         a contrast is evident in the sentence.
                              ̄                         ̄                 applause (Noun) : approval expressed, especially by
                       First Event                Next Event.           the clapping of hands.
    Hence, than it began is the right usage                             The opposite of applause is abuse