IMPROVEMENT OF SENTENCES
Sujata ® junior ® me (shows the relationship be- 383. (3) In Indirect Speech-will changes to would when
tween Sujata and me) the Reporting Verb is in Past Tense.
370. (4) No improvement Hence, would will replace will be.
371. (2) one of (Pro.) : a person or thing belonging to a 384. (3) motive (Noun) : intention ; a reason for doing some-
particular group thing
l It’s a present for one of my children. Here, motive is the right usage.
one of is followed by a Plural Noun/Pronoun. 385. (3) upbringing (Noun) : the way a child is brought up
Hence, my teachers is the right usage. bring up (Phr.V.) : to care for a child, teaching him/
372. (1) Past Perfect Tense (would have surely brought) her how to behave, etc. ; raise ; upbringing
will be used with this Conditional Sentence (that starts Here, upbringing is the right usage.
with an if) 386. (4) No improvement
The sentence structure will be as follows : declared (Verb) : Stated in an open way so that people
If + Past Perfect (had gone) .... would + have + Past may know about it ; to say something officially/publicly
Participle-brought proposed (V.) : declare a plan for the future
373. (3) ringing and ringing : ringing again and again ; ring- decreed (V.) : decide with authority by order/command
ing repeatedly order (V.) : impose regulations on
repeatedly (Adv.) : many times ; happening again and 387. (3) Stative Verbs ® describe a state rather than an
again action-like, understand, seem, love, hate, have, own, etc.
Hence, was ringing repeatedly is the right usage. They are not used in Progressive Tenses.
374. (4) No improvement Hence, loves is the right usage.
Positive Statement ® Negative Tag (with Auxiliary)
388. (1) Present Perfect Continuous Tense-has been teach-
Tag structure ® First Auxiliary (has) + not (hasn’t) ing is the right usage.
389. (4) No improvement
375. (3) Here, One of the factors is the right usage.
define (Verb) : to describe or show something accu-
376. (2) handsome (Adj.) : large in amount or quantity rately
l a handsome profit/cheque resolve (Verb) : to find an acceptable solution to a
Hence, a handsome is the right usage. problem or difficulty ; settle
377. (1) The sentence structure will be as follows : 390. (4) Simple Past Tense-kicked the ball is the right
watched + him + fall usage.
̄ ̄ ̄ 391. (1) favourite(Adj.) : liked more than others of the same
Special Verb Direct Object Inf. (– to) kind
Inf. is the base form of the Verb. Here, favourite is the right usage.
378. (2) determined (Adj.) : to make a firm decision to do 392. (1) bought her a card (Simple Past Tense) is the right
something and not to let anyone prevent you usage.
stubborn (Adj.) : determined not to change your opin- 393. (1) a lot of (Det.) : a large number or amount of some-
ion or attitude body/something
Here, determined is the right usage. much is used with Uncountable Nouns.
379. (3) Here, to be a person is the right usage. a lot of is used with Pl. Count. N.
380. (4) envisaged (Verb) : to imagine what will happen in 394. (1) one of is followed by a Plural Noun/Pronoun
the future. Hence, One of my friends is the right usage.
imagined (Verb) : to form a picture in your mind of 395. (2) It is a Universal Truth. Hence, Simple Present
what something might be like Tense-guarantees will be used.
think (Verb) : to have a particular idea or opinion Hence, India guarantees is the right usage.
about something/somebody 396. (3) wind (Verb) : to make a clock or other piece of
forecast (Verb) : to say what you think will happen in machinery work by turning a knob, handle, etc. sev-
the future based on information that you have now ; eral times
predict Here, wind (V.) is the right usage.
Here, envisaged is the right usage. 397. (2) were doing (Past Progressive or Continuous
381. (1) I do not think (Principal Clause, Simple Present Tense) is the right usage.
Tense) 398. (2) pleaded (Verb) : to ask somebody for something in
Hence, will rain is the right usage. a very strong and serious way
382. (3) Inf. (to) will be used with prefer (Verb) and not wept (Verb) : Past Tense of weep ® to cry, usually
rather than. because you are sad
rather than (Idiom) : instead of somebody/something mumbled (Verb) : to speak or say something in a
l I’ll have a cold drink rather than coffee. quiet voice in a way that is not clear
Hence, to (Prep.) is the right usage. Here, pleaded is the right usage.