23. (1) beneficial (Adj.) : favourable; advantageous ; help-   l He openly boasted of his skills.
    ful                                                          Here, boast of is the right usage.
    benevolent (Adj.) : kind, helpful and generous           36. (3) Prepositions are used at the end of the sentence
    beneficent (Adj.) : giving help ; showing kindness ;         in Inf. structures, to make the sense clear.
    generous                                                     Hence, didn’t want to is the right usage.
    bounteous (Adj.) : giving very generously                37. (4) No improvement
    Here, beneficial is the right usage.                         may (Mod.v.) : used for saying that something is pos-
24. (2) in (Prep.) : at a point within an area or a space        sible
    under (Prep.) : below something                              might (Mod.v.) : Past Tense of ‘may’
    Here, in. (Prep.) is the right usage.                        shall (Mod.v.) : used with ‘I’ and ‘we’ for talking about
25. (3) in case (Conj.) : in the event that something takes      or predicting the future
    place ;as a precaution, if                                   should (Mod.v.) : used for saying that something is
                                                                 the best thing or the right thing to do
    Here, If/In case is the right usage.
                                                             38. (1) Structure of sentence (Past Perfect Tense) will
26. (2) components (Noun) : one of several parts of which
                                                                 be as follows :
    something is made
                                                                 Subject + had + Verb (Past Parti-ciple form)
    compounds (Noun) : a thing consisting of two or more
                                                                      ̄               ̄
    separate things combined together
                                                                     He      had taken
    Here, components is the right usage.
                                                                 Hence, He had taken his breakfast is the right usage.
27. (3) constantly (Adv.) : all the time ; repeatedly
                                                             39. (2) referring to (Phr.v.) : speaking about or mention-
    sneak (Verb) : to go somewhere secretly, trying to avoid
                                                                 ing about somebody/something
    being seen
                                                                 eluding (Verb) : managing to avoid or escaping from
    frequently (Adv.) : often                                    somebody/something especially in a clever way
    occasionally (Adv.) : sometimes but not often                hinting (Verb) : suggesting something in an indirect
    Here, constantly is the right usage.                         way
28. (2) fewer (Det., Pro.) : not many ® used for Count-          Here, referring to is the right usage.
    able Nouns                                               40. (2) reassure (Verb) : put somebody’s mind at ease
    less (Det., Pro.) : a smaller amount of ® used for         l  They tried to reassure her, but she still felt anxious.
    Uncountable Nouns                                            reassume (Verb) : to carry on ; to adopt again ; to
    Here, Fewer is the right usage.                              resume
29. (3) bestow something (on/upon somebody) : to give            Object (me) will be used after reassured
    something to somebody                                        Hence, reassured me is the right usage.
    bestow is used with on/upon (Prep.)                      41. (4) No improvement
    Hence, bestowed on man is the right usage.                   After let us, (when there is a suggestion or proposal),
30. (2) The sentence is in Passive Voice. Here, been will        the tag begins with shall.
    not be used.                                             42. (3) Here, what the truth was is the right usage.
    Hence, held as hostages is the right usage.                  Structure of the sentence will be as follows :
31. (2) Here, four years ago is the right usage.                 Subject + Verb + ______
32. (2) by and large (Idiom) : in general; mainly ; to a              ̄         ̄
    large extent                                                 the truth was
    by the way (Idiom) : used for introducing a comment      43. (3) Here, so am I is the right usage.
    or question that is not directly related to what you     44. (4) No improvement
    have been talking about                                      must have-expresses an opinion about an earlier (Past)
    Here, by and large is the right usage.                       situation, based on evidence.
33. (3) only (Adv.) : just                                     l Dinosaurs were very big; they must have eaten a lot.
    one (Adj.) : alone in a class or category                45. (2) Positive Sentences require Negative Tags. First
  l It was only a matter of time. (Adv.)                         Auxiliary (Must) + not (Mustn’t)
  l That is the only possible right answer. (Adj.)               Hence, mustn’t he ? is the right usage.
    Here, only a means is the right usage.                   46. (2) English (Noun) : English language or literature as
                                                                 a subject of study
34. (3) deflected (Verb) : changed direction after hitting
                                                                 The English (Noun) : the people of England
                                                                 The English language (Adj.) : relating to England, its
    diverted (Verb) : made somebody or something change
                                                                 people, or its language
                                                                 Here, The English language is the right usage.
    Here, deflected is the right usage.
                                                             47. (3) Sentence Structure will be as follows :
35. (3) boast about something :
                                                                 If-clause (Simple Present Tense) ® will (Simple Fu-
  l She is always boasting about her children.
    boast of something :                                         Hence, One will get is the right usage.