by (Prep.) indicates the agent after a Passive Verb as The easier the test is,
in – ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄
Seeds eaten by the birds ----- The comparative Subject Verb to prepare.
̄ ̄ ̄ the longer students will wait
Passive Prep. agent ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄
Verb the comparative Subject Verb
He was knocked down by a bus. Hence, healthier and longer is the right usage
̄ ̄ ̄ 258. (1) to provide/providing will replace provided.
Passive Verb Prep. agent Hence, The first task is providing/ to provide is
Hence, was destroyed by fire is the right usage the right usage.
253. (1) are going to have will replace were having 259. (2) recycled will replace recycle because –
because – Past Participle form of the Verb is used with should
going to is used when we want to talk about a plan be and the sentence is in Passive Voice.
for the future. The structure is as follows :
Look at the examples given below : Subject + should be + Past Participle form of the Verb
We are going to have lunch after 2:00 p.m. ̄ ̄ ̄
They are going to launch it next month. Paper should be recycled
Hence, They are going to have is the right usage 260. (3) than he wore the seat belt will replace he wore
254. (2) was will replace is because – seat belt because –
the sentence is in Past Tense and the action indicates No sooner ____ than are the correct correlatives.
Past Time. Look at the examples given below :
Hence, was temporarily interrupted is the right No sooner had I arrived at the station than the train
255. (2) the (Def. Art.) will not be used with justice No sooner did we hear the noise than we rushed to
because – the spot.
justice (Noun) is an Uncountable Noun that refers 261. (1) the staff will replace staff because –
to something in a general sense. here, the Verb (are) is in Plural. So, the Subject (The
Look at the examples given below : Principal and staff) should also be in Plural.
In the interest of justice, we should treat everyone The Principal and the staff is the Plural Subject.
the same. 262. (3) to/be will replace as.
They are demanding equal rights and justice. The sentence will be –
Hence, justice and cares is the right usage He thinks himself to be a great scholar.
256. (1) have done will replace have because – 263. (2) will will not be used.
The action has started in the Past and continues in Unless means the same as if ___ not.
the Present. So, Present Perfect Tense will be used. Look at the examples given below :
The Present Perfect is formed from the Present Tense You will be sick if you don’t stop eating.
of the Verb and the Past Participle of the Verb. You’ll be sick unless you stop eating.
Look at the example given below : Parallel Verbs are not used in the Conditional Clauses
I have walked two miles already (I’m still walking) Hence, you study hard is the right usage
̄ ̄ 264. (2) poetry/poems will replace poetries because –
Present Past poetry (Uncountable Noun) : a collection of poems
Tense Participle poetry is both Singular and Plural.
Hence, His assistants have done is the right usage Hence, the poems/ the poetry is the right usage
The critics have praised the film since it came out. 265. (1) Use of on is incorrect.
̄ ̄ Last Sunday will replace On last Sunday
Present Past 266. (2) criteria will be used in place of criterion because –
Tense Participle criteria (Noun) is the Plural of criterion
(and they continue to do so.) Hence, a number of criteria is the right usage
267. (3) punishable will replace punished because –
257. (3) longer will replace long because –
punishable (Adj.) : that can be punished, especially
Double Comparatives are often used for emphasizing
the importance of doing/not doing a certain activity.
punish (Verb) : to make somebody suffer because he
They describe a cause–and–effect process has disobeyed the law or done something wrong
The format of double comparatives is as follows : Look at the examples given below :
The + comparative + subject + verb + the + He was punished for refusing to answer their
comparative + Subject + Verb as in – questions.