10. (4) No improvement
                                                                many a (Det., Pro.) : a large number of
1. (2) Past Perfect Tense (had planned) will be used.           used with a Singular Noun and Verb
   Sentence structure is as follows :                         l Many a good man has been destroyed by drink.
   Subject + Aux.V. + Main V. + Object                      11. (3) higher (Adv.)
 + he        had      planned _____                             the (Indef. Art.) is used in the Comparative Degree
                                                                with Adverbs.
   Before we arrived at school the class had started
                                                                The structure is as follows :
                           ̄                      ̄
                                                                the+Comparative Expression + Subject + Verb + the
                      Second action          First action
                                                                                  ̄                      ̄
   Hence, had planned is the right usage.                                        greater           demand
2. (3) fewer (Det., Adj.) : not many ® used for Countable       + Comparative Expression _____
   Nouns.                                                                         ̄
   Hence, no fewer is the right usage.                                         higher
   less (Det., Pro.) : a smaller amount of ® used for Un-       Hence, the higher is the right usage.
   countable Nouns                                          12. (1) prefer (Verb) : to like one thing or person better
   No less than (Idiom) : used for emphasizing a large          than another
   amount                                                       A Prepositional Phrase with to will be used.
3. (3) outstretched (Adj.) : spread out as far as possible      Hence, riding to walking is the right usage.
   stretch out (Phr. V.) : to lie down in order to relax or 13. (2) demand (Verb) : to ask for something firmly
   sleep                                                        Here, demanding is the right usage.
   Here, outstretched in the ditch is the right usage.      14. (1) International News is compared to National News.
4. (1) presently (Adv.) : now ; currently; at the time you      Hence, National is the right usage.
   are speaking                                             15. (1) be angry with someone : to feel or express dis-
   by this time : a particular allotted time                    pleasure
   Here, presently is the right usage.                          be angry at something : to be irritated by
5. (1) cut down on (Phr. V.) : to reduce                      l angry at what somebody does
   get rid of (Phr. V.) : to make yourself free of some-      l angry with somebody about something or for doing
   thing that is annoying or that you do not want or do         something
   not want to do                                               Here, angry with is the right usage.
   Here, cut down on is the right usage.                    16. (3) back out (Phr.V.) : to withdraw from something
6. (3) irritates (Verb.) : to annoy somebody, especially        Here, withdrew his support from is the right usage.
   by something you continuously do or by something         17. (4) No improvement
   that continuously happens                                    who (Pro.) : used for showing which person you mean
   incessant (Adj.) : never stopping ; constant             18. (1) neither (Adv.) : used for introducing a further neg-
   annoys (Verb.) : to make some body slightly angry ;          ative statement
   irritates                                                  l He didn’t remember, and neither did I
   Here, irritates is the right usage.                          Hence, neither did I is the right usage.
7. (1) Not only _____ but also are Correlative Conjunc-     19. (2) declined (Verb.) : refused politely to accept or to
   tions.                                                       do something
   Sentence structure is as follows :                           denied (Verb.) : said that something is not true
   Not only + Aux. verb + Subject                               Here, declined is the right usage.
   Not only + did + they                                    20. (1) don’t think so (Idiom) : used for saying very strong-
                                                                ly that you do not agree to something, or that some-
   Hence, Not only did they go is the right usage.
                                                                thing is not possible
8. (3) The basic sentence structure is as follows :             suspect (Verb.) : to be suspicious about something;
   Subject ® Verb ® Object                                      not to trust something
                   ̄         ̄                                    Here, don’t think is the right usage.
                 fill the sweet notes                       21. (2) return (Verb) : to come or go back from one place
   Hence, fill the air by their sweet notes is the right        to another
   usage.                                                       return : turn back ® We had to return to the old
9. (3) power (Noun) : strength or influence in a particular
   area of activity                                             Here, you return from is the right usage.
   giant (Noun) : a very large and powerful organisation    22. (1) to make a tag, the first Auxiliary (has) will be used.
                                                                Hence, hasn’t he ? is the right usage.
   Here, power is the right usage.