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This question asked in [CBSE Outside Delhi Set I, 2017]

Complete the paragraph given below by filling in the blanks with the help of options that follows: 

Very few people     1    . loneliness. It seems to me that most people    2    . scared of     3    . left on their     4    .

1. (A) enjoy (B) enjoys (C) enjoyed (D) enjoying 

2. (A) is (B) am (C) are (D) was 

3. (A) be (B) being (C) been (D) having 

4. (A) kids (B) relatives (C) home (D) own

 

Answer

(1)  

  • (a) enjoy  -  this is correct
  • (b) enjoys - used with singular nouns/pronouns
  • (c) enjoyed - not the correct form of verb
  • (d) enjoying - used with future tense

Since the sentence is in simple present tense , the first form of the verb ‘enjoy’ will be used.

So, the correct answer is “(a)-enjoy”

(2)  

  • (a) is - used with singular pronouns
  • (b) am - used with “I” only
  • (c) are -  this is correct
  • (d) was- used with past tense

Since the sentence is talking about many individuals, ‘are’ will be used.

So, the correct answer is “(c)-are”.

(3)  

  • (a) be - not the correct form of verb
  • (b) been - not used with present tense
  • (c) being -  this is correct
  • (d) aving- not relevant

Since the sentence is in present continuous tense , ‘being’ will be used.

So, the correct answer is “(c)-being”.

 

 

(4)  

  • (a) kids - not relevant
  • (b) relatives - not relevant
  • (c) home - not relevant
  • (d) own  -  this is correct

Since the sentence is talking about people being alone , ‘own’ will be used.

So, the correct answer is “(d)-own”.

Thus the correct paragraph is

Very few people enjoy loneliness. It seems to me that most people are scared of being left on their  own.

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