IMPROVEMENT OF SENTENCES
pass away (Phr.V.) : die 566. (3) Here, sat under is the right usage.
pass out (Phr.V.) : faint ; to become unconscious 567. (3) Here, formalities of registration for is the right
pass on (Phr.V.) : to give something to somebody else usage.
Here, passed is the right usage. 568. (1) he was in the beginning’ (Simple Past Tense) is
555. (3) ever since (Conj.) : continuously since the time the right usage.
mentioned 569. (2) Here lest (Conj.) is always followed by should
l She had been worrying ever since the letter arrived. (Aux. V.) which is used in Conditional Clauses.
since (Conj.) : from an event in the past until now Hence, should be caught is the right usage.
l It’s twenty years since I’ve seen her. 570. (2) tampered (V.)
Here, ever since is the right usage. tamper with something (Phr. V.) : to make changes to
something without permission, especially in order to
556. (1) Here, last night is the right usage.
557. (3) spectacles (Plural)
tempered (V.) : to make something less severe by
a pair of spectacles (Singular)
adding something that has the opposite effect
Hence, a pair of spectacles is the right usage.
trampled (V.) : to step heavily on somebody/some-
558. (3) in spite of (Id.) : despite thing so that you may crush/harm him/it with your
despite (Prep.) : in spite of feet
nevertheless (Adv.) : despite something that you have (5) tethered (V.) : to tie an animal to a post so that it
just mentioned may not move very far
Here, in spite of is the right usage. Here, tampered is the right usage.
559. (2) referred (Verb) : to mention/speak about some- 571. (3) A Plural Subject agrees with a Plural Verb. Here,
body/something Present Tense i.e. they do not try will be used.
recommend (Verb) : to tell somebody that something Some people have all the luck even when they do
is good/useful, or that somebody would be suitable not try very hard is the right sentence
for a particular job, etc. 572. (4) No improvement
introduced (Verb) : to tell somebody about yourself 573. (3) Attempts were made to contact the doctor is
(name, where you live, etc.) the right sentence (Passive).
alluded (Verb) : to mention something in an indirect 574. (2) out of sorts (Id.) : ill/sick/upset
way Hence, I feel out of sorts today is the right usage.
Here, referred is the right usage. 575. (2) deal out (Phr.V.) : to share something out among a
560. (2) Simple Past Tense-was will be used as the sen- group of people
tence is indicating a Past action. deal with (Phr. V.) : to do business with a person, a
Hence, seeing that she was very tired is the right company or an organisation ; to solve a problem, per-
usage. form a task, etc.
561. (1) Here, except for a slight cold is the right usage. deal in (Phr.V.) : trade in
except (Prep.) : used before you mention the only Here, deal out is the right usage.
thing or person about which a statement is not true ; 576. (2) Hence, shouldn’t it is the right usage.
apart from The Indian team (Sub.) is Singular, so it (Pro.) (Sing.)
l They all came except Matt. will be used.
l All came apart from Matt. 577. (4) No improvement
562. (2) in (Prep.) is the right usage. enamoured is often used in Negative Sentences
join in (Phr. V.) : to take part in an activity with other entranced (V.) : to make somebody feel great plea-
people sure and admiration so that they given somebody/
563. (3) fronds (Noun) : a long leaf of some plants/trees, something all their attention
especially palms/ferns. They are divided into parts enamoured (V.) : liking something a lot
along the edge. 578. (2) An increase in crimes is (Sing. Sub.)
Here, musical sound is the right usage. Hence, Singular V. – has been reported is the right
564. (3) Here, shook hands with everyone is the right usage.
usage. 579. (2) deadline : a point in time by which something must
565. (4) No improvement be done.
endlessly (Adv.) : in a way that continues for a long Here, deadline is the right usage.
time and seems to have no end. 580. (2) bent on/ upon something : determined to do
l She talks endlessly about her problems. something.
on and on (Idiom) : without stopping ; continuously Here, bent on is the right usage.
l She went on and on about her trip. 581. (4) No improvement
all the time (Idiom) : the whole time 582. (4) No improvement
l The letter was in my pocket all the time. funny : making you laugh.