abuse (Noun) : make rude and offensive remarks. Look at the examples given below :
Look at the examples given below : (i) Neither of them speaks/speak a foreign language.
The audience broke into a loud applause. (ii) Either of these interpretations is/are correct.
Others broke into a loud abuse. 109. (1) I went to temple will replace I went to the temple
Hence, but some abuses were heard too is the right because –
usage. Articles are not used with places like School/
103. (4) can’t make head nor tail of something can also University/Prison/hospital/church unless they refer
be used. to a particular one.
(1) can’t make head nor/or tail of something (Idi- Look at the examples given below :
om) : means unable to understand anything. The church down the street is very old. (a particular
Look at the examples given below : church)
We couldn’t make head or tail of the film. I go to church every Sunday. (not a particular church)
I couldn’t make head or tail of the problem. 110. (1) I passed will replace I have passed because –
104. (3) on the receipt of will replace of the receipt of. Simple Past Tense is used with time expressions
Look at the examples given below : referring to the past (yesterday, last year, ago, in 2014,
The department is authorized, on receipt of such etc.)
report, to direct an inquiry. Look at the example given below :
Come as soon as you can on receipt of this. His father died two years ago.
Hence, on the receipt of this letter is the right usage. ̄ ̄
105. (2) know will replace am knowing because – Verb Adverb
know is not used in Progressive/Continuous Tense. (Simple Past) (of time)
Look at the example given below : Hence, I passed is the right usage
I am knowing that this is true. (×) 111. (3) doesn’t it will replace isn’t it because –
I know that this is true. (ü) Positive statement (without Aux.) takes
Hence, know (Simple Present) is used here. Negative Tag (with Aux.)
106. (3) were will replace was because – Look at the examples below :
two or more Singular/ Plural Subjects joined by and You like coffee, do not you ?
act as a Plural Compound Subject and take a Plural ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄
Verb (Singular + Singular = Plural)
Sub. Main Verb Aux . not
Look at the example given below :
The ranger sees a bear.
He eats meat, does not he ?
Sing. Sub. (Sing. Verb (with s)
̄ ̄ ̄ ̄
The camper sees a bear. Sub. Main Verb Aux . not
̄ ̄ ̄
Sing. Sub. (Sing. Verb (with s) doesn’t
The ranger and the camper see a bear. 112. (1) Unless : if — not.
̄ ̄ ̄ Look at the example given below :
Plural Sub. Plural Sub. Plu. Verb You will be sick if you do not stop eating.
You will be sick unless you stop eating.
Hence, were found near each other is the right usage.
Hence, If you do not give is the right usage
107. (3) you and me will replace you and I because -
113. (2) many will replace much because –
between is a Prep.
Stars are Countable Nouns and many is used with
A Prep. must be followed by an Indirect object
Countable Nouns whereas much is used with
Me is an Indirect Object Pronoun (Objective Case)
Look at the examples given below :
while I is a Subject Pronoun. (Subjective or
Nominative Case) Therefore, between has to be There was too much traffic on the road.
followed by you and me. Many people feel that the law should be changed.
Look at the examples given below : Hence, how many are is the right usage
She went with I. (×) 114. (3) rises will replace raises because –
She went with me. (ü) rise (Verb) : to increase in amount or number
This is between Tom and I. (×) raise (Verb) : to lift or move something to a higher
This is between Tom and me. (ü) level
Look at the examples given below :
108. (4) Neither of/Either of, followed by Plural Nouns,
takes Singular/Plural Verb She raised her eyes from her work.