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

He was     1    . at the News     2    . the success of a poor candidate     3   . got the highest number of Votes     4    . the Bihar Election. 

1.(A) surprising (B) surprise (C) surprised (D) having surprised 

2.(A) of (B) for (C) to (D) by

3.(A) which (B) whose (C) whom (D) who 

4.(A) on (B) in (C) at (D) for

 

Answer

(1)  

  • (a) surprising - not used with simple past tense
  • (b) surprise - not used with past tense
  • (c) surprised- this is correct
  • (d) have surprised - not used in simple past tense.

Since the sentence is in simple past tense , ‘surprised’ will be used.

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

(2)  

  • (a) of - this is correct
  • (b) for - used when something is meant for someone
  • (c) to - not relevant
  • (d) by - not relevant

Since the sentence is talking about what the news was about , ‘of’ will be used.

So, the correct answer is “(a)-of”.

(3)  

  • (a) which - not used with humans
  • (b) whose - not relevant
  • (c) whom - not relevant
  • (d) who - this is correct

Since the sentence is about what happened with a person, ‘who’ will be used.

So, the correct answer is “(d)-who”.

(4)  

  • (a) on - used when one object is above the other
  • (b) in - this is correct
  • (c) at - used to describe location
  • (d) for - used when something is meant for someone

Since the sentence is talking about an event that happened  and what happened in that event ,  ‘in’ will be used.

So, the correct answer is “(b)-in”.

Thus the correct paragraph is

He was surprised at the News of the success of a poor candidate who got the highest number of Votes  in the Bihar Election.

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