English: Phrase Replacement/Sentence Corrections — Set 82

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. Despite being tried his best to persuade people to give up smoking, he could not attain success.
    Despite his best trying
    Despite of his best
    Inspite of being tried his best
    Despite trying his best
    No correction required
    Option D


  2. His suggestions were so trivial and hence nobody took any cognizance of them.
    so trivial that and have
    very trivial and hence so
    too trivial to and hence
    very trivial and hence
    No correction required
    Option D


  3. But for your time of helping, we could not have accomplished our goal in such a small time span.
    But for your timely help
    Because of your timely helping
    Despite your time of helping
    But your time for helping
    No correction required
    Option A


  4. He failed in his attempt to disperse the mob before the miscreants sets the fire on the bus.
    set the bus on fire
    setting fire on the bus
    set fire to the bus
    set the fire on to the bus
    No correction required
    Option A


  5. Even on most critical moments, he is calm, but today he appears very much disturbed.
    appeared very much disturb
    appears very much to disturb
    appeared to be very much disturbing
    is appearing very much disturbing
    No correction required
    Option E


  6. Their attempt of rioting was foiled because of the police squad arrived on time.
    of the police squad being arrived
    of the arrival of the police squad
    the police squad arrival
    of the police squad had arrived
    No correction required
    Option B


  7. How can one mobilise support from colleagues without being cordially to them?
    being cordially for
    been cordially to
    being cordial to
    cordially being to
    No correction required
    Option C


  8. For every citizen it is mandatory to help the civic administration for keep up the city clean.
    for upkeep clean the city
    for clean and keep the city
    for keeping of the city cleanliness
    to keep the city clean
    No correction required
    Option D


  9. Any one who known to India’s villages knows the meaning of scarcity.
    knowing India’s villages knows
    is known to India’s villages knows
    knows India’s villages knows
    knew India’s villages knowing
    No correction required
    Option A


  10. In our country women have opportunities to rise to top in every walk of life.
    have been having opportunities
    have had opportunities for a raise
    have opportunities to raise
    having opportunities to rise
    No correction required
    Option E


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