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This question asked in [CBSE Outside Delhi Set II, 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.

Television     1    . become very popular in our Country. People spend a lot     2    . time watching  a variety of Programmes. Some of the programmes     3    . are telecast these days are of a very poor  quality. We should remember that television is     4    . effective in educating     5    . Nation.

1.(A) is (B) was (C) has (D) had 

2.(A) of (B) for (C) at (D) by 

3.(A) those (B) when (C) here (D) that 

4.(A) so (B) many (C) very (D) some 

5.(A) a (B) an (C) the (D) some

 

Answer

(1)  

  • (a) is - not used with another verb
  • (b) was - used with present tense
  • (c) has - this is correct
  • (d) had - not used with present tense

Since the sentence is stating a fact that is true and present tense, ‘has’ will be used with a verb.

So, the correct answer is “(c)-has”

(2)  

  • (a) of - this is correct
  • (b) for - not relevant
  • (c) at - used to describe a location
  • (d) by - not relevant

Since the sentence is telling what do people spend on television, ‘of’ will be used.

So, the correct answer is “(a)-of”.

(3)  

  • (a) those - not relevant
  • (b) when - not relevant
  • (c) here - not relevant
  • (d) that - this is correct

Since the sentence is talking about what is telecasted, ‘that’ will be used.

So, the correct answer is “(d)-that”.

 

 

(4)  

  • (a) so - not relevant 
  • (b) many - used to measure quantity
  • (c) very - this is correct
  • (d) some - used to measure quantity

Since the sentence is talking about the amount of effectiveness television has, ‘very’ will be used.

So, the correct answer is “(c)-very”.

 

 

(5)  

  • (a) a - not used with specific things
  • (b) an - not used with specific things
  • (c) the - this is correct
  • (d) some - not relevant

Since the sentence is talking about the nation as specific , ‘the’ will be used.

So, the correct answer is “(c)-the”

Thus the correct paragraph is

Television has become very popular in our Country. People spend a lot of time watching  a variety of Programmes. Some of the programmes that are telecast these days are of a very poor  quality. We should remember that television is very effective in educating the Nation. 

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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