365. (4) No error. 375. (2) than will be used after the class room because –
366. (3) Use of like is incorrect. No sooner ___ than indicates that the second event
rain cats and dogs (Idiom) : to rain very heavily occurs immediately after the first.
Look at the example given below : no sooner introduces the event that occurs first.
I’m not going out in that storm. It’s raining cats and Look at the examples given below :
dogs. No sooner did I come to the office, than the phone
367. (1) Use of to is incorrect. rang.
request you will replace request to you No sooner had he gone out, than he came in.
Hence, I would request you is the right usage. 376. (3) but will replace than because –
368. (2) plays will replace play because – else is used with but, except, and besides
each of/everyone of/each one of followed by a Plural Look at the examples given below :
Noun/Pronoun agrees with Singular Verb (with s) She has nothing else to do but to grumble.
Hence, plays games is the right usage No one else but Sunil saw the accident.
369. (2) has will replace have because – Hence, but pride is the right usage
one of followed by a Plural Noun/Pronoun agrees 377. (3) tolerable will replace tolerably because –
with Singular Verb. an Adj. qualifies a Noun and tolerable is an Adj. and
Hence, has ever been is the right usage tolerably is an Adv.
370. (2) are to be blamed will replace is to be blamed. peal (Noun) : a loud sound or series of sounds
The Verb used with subjects joined by the Correlative monotonous (Adj.) : never changing and therefore
Conjunctions either ___ or, neither ___ nor is Sin- boring
gular/Plural depending on the number of the Noun/ jangle (Noun) : a hard noise like that of a metal hit-
Pronoun nearer the Verb. ting metal.
Look at the examples given below : mitigated (Verb) : to make something less harmful,
Either the parents or the school determines the programme. serious, etc.
̄ ̄ Hence, tolerable only when mitigated by remote
Singular Singular (with s) distance and sentimental association is the right
Either the school or the parents determine the programme.
378. (2) has will replace have because –
̄ ̄ The increasing mechanisation of life is a Singular
Subject and it agrees with Singular Verb.
Plural Plural (without s)
Hence, has led us farther away from daily contact
371. (1) The minister of Education will replace the min-
with nature and is the right usage
ister for Education
379. (2) administrative will replace administration
vehemently (Adv.) : in a way that shows very strong
an Adj. qualifies a Noun and administrative is
allegations (Noun) : a statement that someone has
done something wrong/illegal an Adj. qualifying ability (Noun).
of (Prep.) is used for belonging/relating to/connected Hence, a good sense of design and administrative
with ability is the right usage
for (Prep.) is used for indicating the use of something. 380. (2) of will replace for because –
372. (2) I would attend will replace I would not attend of (prep.) is used after Nouns formed from Verbs.
because – Here, indication is the Noun form of indicate (Verb).
the sentence is Affirmative. Hence, is a strong indication of is the right usage
come what may (Idiom) : no matter what happens 381. (2) a test on Mathematics will replace a test in Math-
Look at the examples given below : ematics because –
I’ll be home for the holidays, come what may. on (Prep.) is used for talking about something as in –
Come what may, I’ll be home in time for dinner. a book on South Africa
373. (3) pass the time will replace pass away the time She tested us on Verbs.
because – 382. (4) No error.
pass the time (Idom) : to spend time doing some- 383. (3) did not will replace does not because –
thing the Main Clause is in Past Tense, So, the subordi-
Look at the examples given below : nate Clause will also be in Past Tense.
I read to pass the time while waiting in the doctor’s Hence, and told them that he did not need their
clinic. services is the right usage
While she was at home with a broken leg, she passed 384. (2) about will replace around because –
the time listening to music. bring about (Phr. V.) : to cause something to happen
374. (2) to arrive will replace arriving bring around (Phr. V.) : to take a certain course of
Hence, to arrive there is the right usage. action