be there in a horizontal position, or to get into that Look at the examples given below :
position. Several members of the audience provided alternative
Look at the examples given below : views on the topic.
She lay on the floor, listening to music. The service runs on alternate days.
Lay a sheet of newspaper on the floor. Hence, on alternate days is the right usage
Here, lay (Verb) means to put something somewhere 151. (2) surroundings will replace surrounding because –
carefully or neatly. surrounding is an Adj. that means the area around,
Hence, The boy laid in the shelter is the right usage Surroundings is a Noun that means everything that
144. (4) No error. is around or near somebody/something
145. (2) have will replace has because – Look at the examples given below :
when one of is used in a sentence, the Noun/Pro- The buildings have been designed to blend in with
noun following of is the Antecedent. So, the Verb their surroundings.
is used accordingly. From the top of the hill you can see all the surround-
Here, players is the Antecedent, so, the Verb will
be in Plural. Hence, surroundings of the place is the right usage
152. (3) luggage will replace luggages because –
Look at the following example :
luggage is the plural of luggage.
She is one of those who do not accept the view.
There are several other words which remains the same
̄ ̄ both in singular and plural; such as—
Antecedent Plural Verb (without s) furniture, equipment, aircraft, news
Hence, who have been selected is the right usage. Hence, all his luggage himself is the right usage
146. (1) mo mentary/moment’s delay will repl ace 153. (2) to cope with will replace to cope up with.
moment delay. Both moment and delay are Nouns. Use of up is superfluous.
But an Adjective/or a Possessive Noun is used for to cope with (Idiom) : to deal successfully with
modifying a Noun. something difficult
a momentary delay/a moment’s delay will be used. Look at the examples given below :
̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ Desert plants are adapted to cope with extreme heat.
Adjective Noun Pos. Noun Noun He wasn’t able to cope with the pressure at home.
Hence, A moment’s delay/ A momentary delay is 154. (3) eye will replace eyes.
the right usage. eye – surgery is the right phrase that should be used.
147. (4) No error. We can also use ocular – surgery.
148. (1) after you return will replace after you will re- ocular : connected with the eyes.
turn because – Hence, for the delicate eye-surgery is the right usage.
the Simple Future cannot be used in clauses begin- 155. (4) No error.
ning with time expressions such as when, while, 156. (2) from will replace by because –
before, after, etc. Instead of Simple Future, Simple suffering (Verb) agrees with from (Prep.)
Present is used. Look at the examples given below :
Look at the examples given below : Road accident victims were suffering from severe
When you will arrive tonight, we will go out for shock.
dinner. (×) Many companies are suffering from a shortage of
When you arrive tonight, we will go out for dinner. (ü) skilled staff.
149. (2) censored will replace censured because – Hence, was suffering from is the right usage.
censored (Verb) : to examine books, films, etc. 157. (1) where he could have gone will replace where could
he have gone
to remove anything that is considered offensive, mor-
The basic structure in Indirect Speech is
ally harmful, politically dangerous, etc. and
Subject + Verb
censored (Verb) : to criticize someone officially for
something he has done wrong
Look at the examples given below :
and the Reported sentence will be an Assertive
He was officially censured for his handling of the
Hence, I do not know where he could have gone is
The information given to the press was carefully cen- the right usage.
sored by the Ministry of Defence.
158. (2) go will replace goes because –
Hence, had to be censored is the right usage. the sense of the sentence is advisory.
150. (3) alternate will replace alternative because – A sentence that expresses ideas such as advice, order,
alternate (Adj.) : something happening on one day request, suggestion, etc. will use a infinitive (without
and not the next and continues in this pattern. to) and one of the following Reporting Verbs – advise,
It is used before Nouns command, suggest, etc.
alternative (Adj.) : substitute/other Hence, he go is the right usage.