130. (4) No improvement                                       144. (1) Simple Present Tense-reaches will be used.
     dozen (Noun, Det.) : a group of twelve of the same            The clause has started with after. In such cases, Sim-
     thing – two dozen eggs                                        ple Present Tense is used.
     dozens (Noun, Det.) : a lot of people or things – in          Hence, After the letter reaches is the right usage.
     dozens ® in large numbers                                145. (3) Simple Past Tense-returned is the right usage.
     dozen is always used in the Singular form after nu-      146. (1) As the action has started in the Past and is still
     merals                                                        continuing, Present Perfect Continuous Tense will
131. (1) euphemisms (Noun) : an indirect word or phrase            be used.
     that people often use to refer to something embar-            The sentence structure will be as follows :
     rassing or unpleasant, sometimes to make it seem more         ... have + Subject (you) + been + Verb + ing (work-
     acceptable than it really is                                  ing) ..... ?
     hoodwink (Verb) : to trick somebody                           Hence, have you been working here ? is the right
  l Pass away is the euphemism for ‘die’                           usage.
     euphoria (Noun) : a feeling or state of intense excite-  147. (2) remind (Verb) : cause (someone ) to remember
     ment and happiness                                            someone/or something
     pleasantries (Noun) : friendly remarks made in order          Here, remind is the right usage.
     to be polite                                             148. (1) acquaint (Verb) agrees with with (Prep.)
     Here, euphemisms is the right usage.                          Hence, with (Prep.) is the right usage.
132. (1) put off (Phr.V.) : postpone                          149. (4) No improvement
     adjourn (Verb) : break off a meeting/ a legal case/           denied (Verb) : refused to admit the truth or existence
     game with the intention of resuming it later                  of.
     Here, postpone is the right usage.                            refused (Verb) : showed that one is not willing to do
133. (1) but the best one is : “Style – it is the man.”is the      something
     right usage.
                                                                   disagreed (Verb) : had or expressed a different opinion
134. (1) Positive Statement ® Negative Tag                         rejected (Verb) : dismissed as inadequate, unaccept-
     Tag structure ® First Auxiliary (have) + not (haven’t)        able, or faulty
     Hence, haven’t they ? is the right usage.
                                                              150. (2) Positive Statement ® Negative Tag
135. (4) No improvement
                                                                   Tag structure ® First Auxiliary (is) + not (isn’t)
     entreaties (Noun) : earnest (serious) and humble (emo-
                                                                   Hence, isn’t it ? is the right usage.
     tional) requests
                                                              151. (2) Positive statement ® Negative Tag
136. (1) I sent him a letter by registered post asking him
     to return the car is the best option.                         Tag structure ® First Auxiliary (was) + not (wasn’t)
137. (1) As he was covered with grease, the water did not          Hence, wasn’t he ? is the right usage.
     seem unduly cold to the swimmer’ is the best op-         152. (3) The structure of the sentence will be as follows :
     tion.                                                         ... have + Subject (you) + been + Verb + ing (doing) ... ?
138. (1) The old woman gave biscuits to her dog is the             The sentence is in Present Perfect Continuous Tense.
     best option.                                                  Hence, have you been doing is the right usage.
139. (3) They always take their children for a drive in the   153. (3) expresses (Verb) : convey a thought or feeling in
     charming countryside around Bangalore is the best             words, by looks or actions
     option.                                                       Here, expresses is the right usage.
140. (1) To prevent head colds, use a nebulizer to spray      154. (2) retreated (Verb) : (of an army) withdrew from ene-
     into your nose until the drug drops down into your
                                                                   my forces as a result of their superior power or after a
     throat is the best option.
141. (2) refused (Verb) : indicated or showed that one is          returned (Verb) : came or went back to a place or
     not willing to do something                                   person
     declined (Verb) : became smaller, fewer, or less ; de-
                                                                   retrenched (Verb) : reduced costs or spending in re-
                                                                   sponse to economic difficulty
     spurned (Verb) : rejected with contempt (disregard)
                                                                   Here, retreated is the right usage.
     refuted (Verb) : proved (a statement or theory) to be
                                                              155. (2) no sooner ... than is used for conveying that the
     wrong or false
                                                                   second event mentioned happens immediately after
     Here, refused is the right usage.                             the first
142. (1) The sentence structure will be as follows :               no sooner ... than ® Correlatives
     It is time + Subject (we) + Past Verb (left) ® Refers         Here, than is the right usage.
     to the present moment
                                                              156. (3) dispose (Adj.) : prepared; ready ; in the mood
     Hence, left is the right usage.
                                                                   dispose of (Phr.V) : to get rid of somebody or some-
143. (1) Use of about (Prep.) is super– fluous (unneces-
                                                                   thing that you do not want or cannot keep
                                                                   Hence, disposed of is the right usage.
     Hence, his character is the right usage.