English: Phrase Replacement/Sentence Corrections — Set 80

Directions(1-10): Which of the phrases (A), (B), (C), (D) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (E) ie ‘No correction required’ as the answer.

  1. Starting out my own business at this time would affect the financial stability of my family.
    Starting up my
    For starting with
    To start out mine
    By starting my
    No correction required
    Option A


  2. Use a tactic for mixing the inferior with good quality rice is dishonest and you will lose your license.
    Using tactics as
    Using a tactic like
    To use tactics
    Used to tactics like
    No correction required
    Option B


  3. The company will invest more six hundred crores in the next five years to expand its operations in Britain.
    will further invest
    has invested more than
    have invested over
    will be invested above
    No correction required
    Option A


  4. Several of our projects have delayed because the equipment we ordered was delivered late.
    have been delayed when
    delayed because of
    are delayed since
    were delayed with
    No correction required
    Option B


  5. The committee has ruled out the possible raising taxes for this financial year.
    possibly raised
    possible rise of
    possibility to raise
    possibility of raising
    No correction required
    Option C


  6. He told his employer of his plans to leave the business to lead a more leisure life.
    more leisurely life
    many leisurely life
    many leisured life
    more leisurely live
    No correction required
    Option A


  7. All she could think about was the beautiful dress and how she could earn enough money to buy it.
    All she can think
    All she could thought
    All she can thought
    All she can thinking
    No correction required
    Option E


  8. A young and successful executive was travelling down a neighbourhood street, going a bit to fast in his new car.
    a bit too fastly
    a bit as fast
    a bit to fastly
    a bit too fast
    No correction required
    Option D


  9. Padma could convince anyone with her talks as she had the gift of the gabbing.
    gifting of the gabbing
    gift of the gab
    gifting of the gab
    gift off the gab
    No correction required
    Option B


  10. For countries undergoing a recession, large cuts in public spending seem to be the ordering of the day.
    be the ordering of days
    being the order of the day
    be the order of the day
    being the ordering of days
    No correction required
    Option C


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