Directions(1-5): In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blanks out of
the given alternatives.
My photo captures the majesty of a rocket – the Starlink Falcon9 – launching from Cape Canaveral, shown in a long-exposure against the backdrop of the Milky Way. It was
______(1) in the early hours of March 14, 2021 from Titusville, Florida and the Mosquito Lagoon. Note that it is a composite of a Milky Way frame captured from the same
position and camera angle just before the _____(2) exposure for the rocket. The launch was just before astronomical twilight; a few minutes later and the rising Sun (frame
left) would have made this shot impossible. Everything just worked for this shot.
I’m extremely fortunate _____(3) near enough to dark skies. The sense of wonder and perspective I get from simply looking up is sometimes indescribable. It’s all a fleeting
vacation from our real terrestrial concerns. This sighting _______(4) me a moment of pause, as I know that astronomers are feeling a lot of concern over the increasing
numbers of satellites in orbit. My hope is that reasonable regulations are implemented for mega-constellations, and that the ________(5) around this can proceed based on
on livinglivedto liveto be livedto campOption C
So many stray animals (have had) no access to clean drinking water and food.will havinghave hashavehad hadNo correction requiredOption E
- Will those chapters (has not taught) to us by him by the next week?
have not beenhave beennot has beennot have beenNo correction requiredOption D
- A ‘Super Moon’ occurs when the Moon is at or near its (closer point to Earth) at the same time it is full.
close point to Earthclosest point to Earthmost closest point to Earthmore closer point to EarthNo correction requiredOption B
Super moon is a celestial event that happens when the moon is very close to Earth.
To show this much nearness we use the word close with its superlative degree.
The superlative degree is used to show the ultimate or highest condition of the adjective.
Closest is the superlative degree of the word close.
- It is (I who is to) blame for this unprecedented mess.
me who is tome who am toI who am toI whom is toNo correction requiredOption C
‘I who am to’ will replace ‘I who is to’.
When the subject of a verb is a Relative pronoun (in this case, who), the verb (in this case, is) agrees in number and person with the antecedent of the relative
pronoun (in this case, I)
- I am (richer now) than I was fifteen years back.
rich nowrichermore richer nowmore rich nowNo correction requiredOption D
‘more rich now’ will replace ‘richer now’
When the same person is compared at two different places or two different points of time, use more + positive degree instead of comparative degree.
For example: I am more happy now than I was in USA. (different place)
I am more strong now than I was two years back. (different time)
Directions(6-10): Which of the phrases given below the sentence should replace the word/phrase given below in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is given and no correction is required, mark ‘no correction required’ as the answer.