English: Phrase Replacement/ Sentence Improvement Set 73

Directions(1-10):In each question below, a sentence is given with a part of it given in brackets. That part may contain a grammatical error. Each sentence is followed
by phrases A), B) and C) and D). Find out which phrase should replace the phrase given in bold to correct the error, if there is any, and to make the sentence grammatically meaningful and correct. If the sentence is correct as it is and ‘No correction is required’, mark E) as the answer.

  1. The sudden visit by some guests created a lot of disturbance at home as it was exam time for all the children and thus (put them in).
    Put them out
    Put them on
    Put them off
    Put them about
    No correction required
    Option C
    Put off (in this context) – to prevent someone from concentrating.
    The sudden visit by some guests created a lot of disturbance at home as it was exam time for all the children and thus put them off.

     

  2. Even after coming to know who was responsible for the mishap in the office, the team leader (bottled out) his feelings and chose not to react furiously at that moment.
    Bottled in
    Bottled up
    Bottled down
    Bottled at
    No correction required
    Option B
    Bottle up – to not express your feelings.
    Bottle out – lack courage.
    Even after coming to know who was responsible for the mishap in the office, the team leader bottled up his feelings and chose not to react furiously at that moment.

     

  3. It took Shreya a lot of time and efforts to make her parents understand the idea and (bring them around) to the same point of view.
    Bring them about
    Bring them in
    Bring them along
    Bring them at
    No correction required
    Option E
    Bring around – persuade or convince someone / get someone talking about something.

     

  4. The agent tried too much to explain in detail and convince me about his policy but I was least interested to (buy onto) his explanation.
    Buy into
    Buy for
    Buy out
    Bought in
    No correction required
    Option A
    Buy into – to accept an idea.
    The agent tried too much to explain in detail and convince me about his policy but I was least interested to buy into his explanation.
    Buy out – buy somebody’s share in a company.

     

  5. A situation as complicated as this, calls in an immediate discussion and find a solution to resolve it.
    Calls out
    Calls over
    Calls off
    Calls for
    No correction required
    Option D
    Call for – require.
    A situation as complicated as this, calls for an immediate discussion and find a solution to resolve it.
    Calls off – cancel.

     

  6. The sudden visit by some guests created a lot of disturbance at home as it was exam time for all the children and thus (put them in).
    Put them out
    Put them on
    Put them off
    Put them about
    No correction required
    Option C
    Put off (in this context) – to prevent someone from concentrating.
    The sudden visit by some guests created a lot of disturbance at home as it was exam time for all the children and thus put them off.

     

  7. Even after coming to know who was responsible for the mishap in the office, the team leader (bottled out) his feelings and chose not to react furiously at that moment.
    Bottled in
    Bottled up
    Bottled down
    Bottled at
    No correction required
    Option B
    Bottle up – to not express your feelings.
    Bottle out – lack courage.
    Even after coming to know who was responsible for the mishap in the office, the team leader bottled up his feelings and chose not to react furiously at that moment.

     

  8. It took Shreya a lot of time and efforts to make her parents understand the idea and (bring them around) to the same point of view.
    Bring them about
    Bring them in
    Bring them along
    Bring them at
    No correction required
    Option E
    Bring around – persuade or convince someone / get someone talking about something.

     

  9. The agent tried too much to explain in detail and convince me about his policy but I was least interested to (buy onto) his explanation.
    Buy into
    Buy for
    Buy out
    Bought in
    No correction required
    Option A
    Buy into – to accept an idea.
    The agent tried too much to explain in detail and convince me about his policy but I was least interested to buy into his explanation.
    Buy out – buy somebody’s share in a company.

     

  10. A situation as complicated as this, (calls in) an immediate discussion and find a solution to resolve it.
    Calls out
    Calls over
    Calls off
    Calls for
    No correction required
    Option D
    Call for – require.
    A situation as complicated as this, calls for an immediate discussion and find a solution to resolve it.
    Calls off – cancel.

     


 

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