869. (3) Middle : the part of something that is at an equal       Hence, Singular Verb i.e. has died of is the right
     distance from all its edges or sides.                        usage.
   l He was standing in the middle of the room.              886. (3) enrol (V.) : to arrange for yourself/for somebody
     centre (N.) : the middle point/part of something             else to officially join a course, school, etc.
   l the centre of a circle                                       admit (V.) : allow to enter/join
   l chocolates with soft centres                                 Hence, enrol will be used in place of admit.
     Hence, in the middle is the right usage                 887. (4) No improvement
870. (4) No improvement                                      888. (3) admit of (Phr.V.) : to show that something is pos-
     crack a joke (Id.) : to tell a joke                          sible as a solution, an explanation, etc.
     make/crack a joke (Id.) : say something in order to          admits (V.) : to accept truth
     make people laugh                                            admit to (Phr. V.) : to confess something to someone
   l We stayed up for hours, laughing and cracking jokes.         Here, admits of is the right usage.
   l She would make jokes about her appearance.              889. (1) gruesome (Adjective) : very unpleasant and fill-
871. (4) No improvement                                           ing you with horror (of death injury)
     rather (Adv.) : used to mean fairly or to some degree.       ruthless (Adj.) : hard and cruel (of people or their
   l The instructions were rather complicated.
     Hence, rather is the right usage.                            loathsome (Adj.) : extremely unpleasant ; disgusting
872. (4) No improvement                                           Hence, gruesome is the right usage.
873. (2) A Gerund should follow the Verb avoid.              890. (4) Here, Past Perfect Tense has been used.
                                                                  When both the events happen in the Past, the first
   l You should avoid mentioning his divorce.
                                                                  event takes Past Per. T. and the second event takes
   l You should avoid mentioning his divorce.
                                                                  Simple Past Tense
                       ̄          ̄
                                                                  Hence, was annoyed is the right usage.
                      V.       Ger.
                                                             891. (3) Had the room been brighter, Shweta would have
     here, speaking is the right usage.
                                                                  been able to read for a while before bedtime is the
874. (3) Sewage (Uncountable Noun) : waste products pro-          right sentence.
     duced by human bodies.
                                                             892. (4) No improvement.
     As a particular pollutant is being mentioned, the (Def.
                                                             893. (4) No improvement
     Art.) will be used with sewage.
                                                                  thumped (V.) : to hit somebody/something hard
     Hence, the sewage is the right usage.
                                                                  creaked (V.) : sound made by a door when it is opened/
875. (4) No improvement
                                                                  sound made by wooden floor when you step on it
876. (1) Here, Possessive case should be used.
                                                                  crawled (V.) : to move forward very slowly
     Hence, Henry’s home is the right usage.
                                                                  chugged (V.) : to move by making the sound of an
877. (2) It is position of Adverb related error.                  engine running slowly
   l He replied to my letter very quickly.
                                                             894. (3) The structure is :
     Hence, clean their rooms quickly is the right usage.         No sooner did he reach .....
878. (2) Here the sentence is negative. Hence, question tag       No sooner had he reached....
     should be affirmative.
                                                                  In this case, no sooner is used to talk about some-
     Question Tags are made with Auxiliaries.                     thing that happens immediately after something else.
     Here, there is no Aux., hence, do I will be used.            Hence, Past Per. Tense – had reached is the right
     Statements without Aux. use do, does, did in Ques-           usage.
     tion Tags                                               895. (1) cut down : to reduce the size, amount or number
     Hence, do I ? is the right usage.                            of something.
879. (4) It is a measure of certain distance/time.                cut down (Phr. V.) is the correct replacement for re-
     Hence, Singular Verb should be used.                         duce (V.)
     Hence, is not a great distance is the right usage.         l The doctor told him to cut down on his drinking.
880. (3) For a person, Relative Pronoun-who should be           l I won’t have a cigarette, thanks-I am trying to cut down.
     used.                                                   896. (4) No improvement
     Hence, who is the right usage.                          897. (1) To modify a Verb, an Adverb is used i.e. attentively
881. (1) No improvement                                           is the right usage.
882. (4) Might is used when showing that something is or     898. (4) whether tomorrow is a holiday for her is the
     was possible.                                                right usage.
     Hence, might be is the right usage.                     899. (4) superior (Adj.) : better in quality than somebody/
883. (2) anticipate (V.) : to see what might happen in the        something else.
     future.                                                      Superior, inferior, senior, junior, etc. (Adj.) take to
     Here, anticipate is the right usage.                         (Prep.)
884. (1) The Possessive Case of one is one’s.                   l This model is technically superior to its competi-
     Hence, one’s is the right usage.                             tors.
885. (4) Many a man is a Singular Subject.                        Hence, superior to is the right usage.