1168. (2) Persist = to continue to do something despite             Look at the sentence :
      difficulties or opposition.                                   All I want is the truth.
      Why do you persist in blaming yourself for what               Hence, Present simple i.e. People want should be
      happened?                                                     used here. The sentence shows a general wish/
      Hence, in their going.... should be used.                     desire.
1169. (2) Heir (to something) = a person who has the          1187. (2) Look at the sentence
      legal right to receive somebody’s property or title           He was elected (as) MP for Oxford East.
      when that person dies.                                        Hence, it is not proper to use ‘as’ here.
      Hence, an heir to ... should be used.                   1188. (3) Make use of somebody/something = to use
1170. (1) The sentence shows subjunctive mood of verb.              something/ somebody, especially in order to get an
      Hence, plural verb i.e. even if he were ... should            advantage.
      be used.                                                      Hence, of such opportunities ...... should be used
1171. (3) Good (at) = able to do something well.                    here.
1172. (2) Sister-in-law Þ Sisters-in-law (Plural)             1189. (3) The sentence is in indirect speech and reporting
      Hence, all my sisters-in-law should be used here.             verb is in past tense. Hence, past tense i.e. was
1173. (1) Before a gerund, possessive case i.e. Due to my           discovered ..... should be used here.
      being new ..... should be used.                         1190. (2) It is an error of triple adverbs.
1174. (3) In comparative degree, than I ..... should be             Hence, unbelievable and really/really unbelievable
      used.                                                         and quite ...... should be used here.
1175. (4) No error                                            1191. (4) No Error
1176. (3) Reach (Verb) = to arrive at                         1192. (2) My heart is too full for words = My heart is so
      Look at the sentence :                                        full that I am out of words.
      They did not reach the border until after dark.               Too is used before adjectives and adverbs to say
      It is not proper to use preposition ‘at’ with reach           that something is more than is good, necessary etc.
      here.                                                   1193. (3) Here Past Simple i.e. that I expected ..... should
1178. (3) The sentence shows past time.                             be used.
      Hence, Past simple i.e. as they jammed half way         1194. (2) According to their in the term in their opinion,
      round ...... should be used here.                             plural verb i.e. were divided ...... should be used.
1179. (2) Accuse (verb) = to say that somebody has done       1195. (3) Speech was given to man to disguise his thoughts.
      something wrong or is guilty of something.                    – Charles Maurice de Talleyrand Quotes
      Excuse (Noun) = a reason, either true or invented             Hence, conceal (hide)/disguise his thoughts ......
      that you give to explain or defend your behaviour.            should be used here.
      Hence, excuse (Noun) for attacking ... should be used   1196. (3) It is preposition related error. Hence, on the ra-
      here.                                                         dio ....... should be used here.
1180. (2) Keep on doing something = continue doing some-            Did you hear the interview with you on the radio ?
      thing. It is superfluous to use preposition ‘to’.
                                                              1197. (3) No error
      Don"t keep on interrupting me!
                                                              1198. (3) Hardly (Adverb) = almost no ; almost not ; none.
      Keep on (at somebody) about something = to
                                                                    There is hardly any tea left.
      speak to somebody often.
                                                                    Hard (Adverb) = with great effort ; with difficulty
      I will do it – just don"t keep on at me about it.
                                                                    He was still breathing hard after his run.
1181. (2) May/might is used when showing wishes and
      hopes. Hence, he may (might) be ....... should be             Hence, our hard won liberty should be used here.
      used here.                                              1199. (1) Here, antecedent of who is man. Hence, definite
1182. (3) The work continued in the past and still goes on.         article i.e. yesterday, I met the man ..... should be
      Hence, Present perfect continuous i.e. although I             used.
      have been living here for two years ..... should be     1200. (1) It is order related error. Ordinal will come before
      used here.                                                    numeral. Hence, The first two ..... should be used.
1183. (2) Information (Uncountable Noun) = facts or de-       1201. (1) Have (own/hold) is not used in the progressive
      tails about somebody/something. e.g. a piece of in-           tenses.
      formation; pieces of information. It is incorrect to          Hence, The manager has his problems ...... should
      use informations as the plural of information.                be used here.
      Hence, much information/ many pieces of informa-        1202. (3) Here subject (balloons) is plural. Hence, are very
      tion ...... should be used here.                              nice should be used.
1184. (3) Being is followed by past participle i.e. and even  1203. (2) Here, Every member .... is a singular subject.
      killed in cold blood.                                         Hence, has been present should be used.
1185. (3) The sentence shows past time. Hence, Past per-      1204. (2) Say to Þ tell
      fect i.e. people who had come to hear him ...... should       Hence, tell you should be used.
      be used here.                                           1205. (1) Period of time is evident. Hence, Present perfect
1186. (1) Want (not usually used in the progressive tens-           i.e. I have not seen should be used.
      es) = to have a desire or a wish for something.                                                                ppp