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

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

Belgium is considered to     1    . a country     2    . chocolates. It is a big business     3    . employs  nearly 72,000 people. Most Belgian chocolate makers     4    . their craft at Vocational Schools. Then  they set up     5    . Own Business.

1. (A) been (B) be (C) as (D) for 

2. (A) of (B) for (C) from (D) to 

3. (A) also (B) or (C) but (D) and 

4. (A) are learning (B) have learnt (C) will learn (D) learn 

5. (A) that (B) those (C) their (D) our.

 

Answer

(1)  

  • (a) been - not relevant
  • (b) be -  this is correct
  • (c) as - not relevant
  • (d) for - not relevant

Since Belgium is a proper noun and the sentence talks about its consideration as something, ‘be’ will be used. 

So, the correct answer is “(b)-be”

(2)  

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

Since the sentence is talking about what Belgium is known for in a sense that it is made up of that material, ‘of’ will be used.

So, the correct answer is “(a)-of”.

(3)  

  • (a) also - not used for connecting sentences 
  • (b) or - used when there’s a choice
  • (c) but - not relevant for two events happening simultaneously 
  • (d) and -  this is correct

Since the sentence is talking about two situations that occur simultaneously (size of the industry and its employment rate) and thus will be requiring a connecting word. So, ‘and’ will be used

So, the correct answer is “(d)-and”.

 

 

(4)  

  • (a) are learning - not the first form of verb
  • (b) have learnt - not the first form of verb
  • (c) will learn - not used with present tense
  • (d) learn -  this is correct

Since the sentence is talking about a fact (people learning their craft at vocational schools) , the first form of the verb (learn) will be used.

So, the correct answer is “(d)-learn”.

 

 

(5)  

  • (a) that - not relevant
  • (b) those - not relevant
  • (c) their  -  this is correct
  • (d) our - used with first person

Since the sentence is talking about something belonging to someone (businesses of belgian citizens) , ‘their’ will be used.

So, the correct answer is “(c)-their”

Thus the correct paragraph is

Belgium is considered to be a country of chocolates. It is a big business and employs  nearly 72,000 people. Most Belgian chocolate makers learn their craft at Vocational Schools. Then  they set up their . Own Business.

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