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This question asked in [CBSE Delhi Set II, 2016]

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

The Vichitra Veena as      1    . name suggests       2      . a rare instrument and there are not  

        . artists  who can play       4      . instrument.

1.(A) a (B) an (C) the (D) some 

2.(A) is (B) am (C) are (D) have been 

3.(A) much (B) many (C) more (D) most 

4.(A) his (B) the (C) this (D) that

 

Answer:

(1)  

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

Since the sentence is talking about a very specific instrument , ‘the’ will be used.

So, the correct answer is “(c)-the”

(2)  

  • (a) is - this is correct
  •  (b) am - used with ‘I’ only
  • (c) are - used with plural
  • (d) have been - not relevant

Since the sentence is stating a fact about vichitra veena which is true in the present, ‘is’ will be used.

So, the correct answer is “(a)-is”.

(3)  

  • (a) much - not used with humans
  • (b) many - this is correct
  • (c) more - used as a second degree of comparison
  • (d) most - used as a third degree of comparison

Since the sentence is about the number of people who play the instrument , ‘many’ will be used.

So, the correct answer is “(b)-many”.

(4)  

  • (a) his - not relevant
  • (b) the - not used as the instrument is already mentioned once
  • (c) this - this is correct
  • (d) that - not relevant

Since the sentence is talking about the instrument whose name is already mentioned once, ‘this’ will be used.

So, the correct answer is “(c)-this”.

Thus the correct paragraph is

The Vichitra Veena as the name suggests is a rare instrument and there are not many artists  who can play this instrument.

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