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This question asked in [CBSE Outside Delhi Set I, 2019]

Fill in the blanks in the paragraph given below by choosing the most appropriate options from the  ones that follow. Attempt any four. Write the answers in your answer sheet against the correct blank  numbers.

The Caves of Ajanta and Ellora    1    . the magnificent works of sculpture. Whoever    2    . there      3    . spellbound. Thousands     4    . tourists visit these places every year. One can stay     5    . the guest houses

1.(A) is (B) are (C) was (D) were 

2.(A) go (B) going (C) goes (D) went 

3.(A) becomes (B) become (C) becoming (D) has become 

4.(A) for (B) of (C) from (D) at 

5.(A) on (B) over (C) upon (D) in

 

Answer

(1)  

  • (a) is - not used with plural
  • (b) are - this is correct
  • (c) was - not used with present tense
  • (d) were - not used with present tense

Since the sentence is stating a fact about the caves as a (plural) , ‘are’ will be used.

So, the correct answer is “(b)-are”

(2)  

  • (a) go - not the correct form of verb
  • (b) going - not used with present tense
  • (c) goes - this is correct
  • (d) went - not used with present tense

Since the sentence is in present perfect tense, the third form of the verb, ‘goes’ will be used

So, the correct answer is “(c)-goes”.

(3)  

  • (a) becomes - this is correct
  • (b) become - not used with singular pronouns
  • (c) becoming - not the first form of verb
  • (d) has become - not the first form of verb

Since the sentence is talking about the individuals who visit the caves , ‘s’ will be added with the first form of the verb. So, ‘becomes’ will be used

So, the correct answer is “(a)-becomes”.

 

 

(4)  

  • (a) for - not relevant with count
  • (b) of - this is correct
  • (c) from - not relevant with count
  • (d) at - not relevant with count

Since the sentence is talking about the number of tourists , which can be counted , ‘of’ will be used.

So, the correct answer is “(b)-of”.

 

 

(5)  

  • (a) on - not the correct preposition
  • (b) over - not the correct preposition 
  • (c) upon - not the correct preposition
  • (d) in - this is correct

Since the sentence is talking about a place where one can stay , ‘in’ will be used.

So, the correct answer is “(d)-in”

Thus the correct paragraph is

The Caves of Ajanta and Ellora are the magnificent works of sculpture. Whoever goes there  becomes spellbound. Thousands of tourists visit these places every year. One can stay  in the guest houses.

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CA Maninder Singh is a Chartered Accountant for the past 12 years and a teacher from the past 16 years. He teaches Science, Economics, Accounting and English at Teachoo