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.
- Government should not stop to spending money on arms and ammunition in the wake of the present strained relations.
should not stop spendingshall not be stopped to spendwill not stop to spendshould not be stopping to spendNo correction requiredOption A
- The one-act play was so humorous that it was hardly impossible to keep a straight face.
is hardly impossiblewas almost impossibleis hardly possiblewas barely impossibleNo correction requiredOption B
- One of the politicians have open admittance that he had resorted to corrupt practices.
have opened admittancehas opened admittancehas openly admittedhave been open admittancesNo correction requiredOption C
- The unkind comments passed by her superiors made her resign.
unkindly comments passing byunkind comments passing onunkind comments posed byunkindly comments passed onNo correction requiredOption E
- The ban on public meetings have been lifted temporarily in view of the auspicious occasion.
have been temporarily liftedhave been lifting temporarilyhad been lifting temporaryhas been lifted temporarilyNo correction requiredOption D
- Except for you and I, everyone brought a present to the party.
With the exception of you and I everyone broughtExcept for you and I, everyone had broughtExcept you and me, everyone broughtException of you and me, everyone had broughtNo correction requiredOption C
- Had I realised how close I was to falling, I would not have gone to the party.
If I would have realisedHad I realise how closeWhen I realised how closeIf I realised closeNo correction requiredOption E
- If he was to decide to go to college, I, for one, would recommend that he go to Yale University.
If he were to decide to go to collegeHad he decided to go to collegeIn the event that he decides to go to collegeSupposing he was, to decide to go to collegeNo correction requiredOption A
- Being as I am a realist, I could not accept his statement that supernatural beings have caused the disturbance.
That I am a realistBeing a realistBeing that I am a realistRealist that I amNo correction requiredOption B
- Although he is able to make political enemies with this decision, the Prime Minister does not mind doing it for the sake of public welfare.
liable fromof a mind toacknowledging his liability toliable toNo correction requiredOption D
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