419. (1) All the mangoes will replace All mangoes be- This sentence means that it was the leopard which
cause – was driving down the road.
when a Prep. is used after a Plural Noun, it becomes As I was driving down the road, a leopard leapt out in
definite and hence, the-Def. Art. is used before front of me. (ü)
mangoes. 430. (1) to is not used with told.
420. (2) didn’t they turn up will replace they didn’t turn up The format when told is used is as follows :
The basic pattern is as follows : told + person + what was said
why + do/does/did not + Subject + Present tense told (Past Tense of tell) means said to
form of the Verb Hence, The teacher told will replace The teacher
Look at the example given below : told to
Why + do + you + want to go there ? 431. (3) to reading will replace to read
421. (4) No error. ̄
422. (2) back will not be used with return because Gerund
return (Verb) means come/go back Hence, than to reading books is the right usage.
Hence, have to return is the right usage 432. (3) hard will replace hardly
423. (2) a hundred – rupee note/hundred rupees will re- old things die hard means take a long time to change
place a hundred rupees note or end it (used) in Present Tense.
A hyphen is used with a numerical element in Adj. 433. (3) for will replace since because –
Compounds as in – for (Prep.) is used as—for + Period (duration/of/time)
3 – week vacation ; 2 – day work since (Prep.) is used as — since + point (precise mo-
s is not used at the end of the compound Adj. as in ment in time)
— ten – minutes break (×) for means from the beginning of the period to the
ten – minute break (ü) end of the period as in – for 20 minutes
424. (4) No error since means from a point in the past until now as
425. (3) for my college will replace to my college as start in – since morning
for (Phr. V.) means to begin to move in a particular Hence, for four hours is the right usage.
direction 434. (3) would have got will replace will get
426. (2) back will not be used with return. The sentence format is as follows :
return (V.) : come/go back If + Past Perfect , would have + Past Participle
The sentence can also be written thus – ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄
I will come/go back in five minutes. If you had told me, I would have helped you.
Hence, will return will replace will return back Hence, he would get the bus is the right usage.
427. (3) is will replace are because – 435. (1) Speaker after speaker will replace Speakers after
when either ___ or (Connectors) are used the Verb speakers.
agrees with the nearest Subject. When a word is repeated it is always used in Singular.
Look at the examples given below : Look at the example given below :
Either the father or the mother has to attend Day after day has passed and he has not come as yet.
̄ ̄ 436. (3) filled will replace filled up because –
Singular Singular fill (something) : to appoint somebody to a job
Either Sheela or the girls are going to prepare fill up (something) : to become full of something; to
̄ ̄ make something full of something
Plural Plural Look at the examples given below :
dinner tonight. The ditches were filled up with mud.
Hence, is required is the right usage The vacancy has already been filled.
428. (2) saw him will replace have seen him because – Hence, to be filled is the right usage.
the sentence indicates a Past event. 437. (1) the (Def. Art.)
429. (1) It being a rainy day will replace Being a rainy In this world of ours is the right usage.
day. Here, this is used to refer to a situation that is con-
This is an error related to Unattached Subject/Par- tinuing to exist/to an event that is continuing to take
Participles are used in absolute phrases with a Noun/ 438. (3) any other student will replace any student.
Pronoun going before them. Look at the sentences given beolw :
A Participle is a Verb – Adj. It should be related to a No other student is so tall as Ravi. (Positive)
proper Subject of reference.
Ravi is taller than any other student. (Comparative)
Look at the examples given below :
Ravi is the tallest student. (Superlative)
Driving down the road, a leopard leapt out in front of
Hence, any other student in the class is the right