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

Kanishka, the ruler of the Kushanas embraced Buddhism. He     1    . invited to a Buddhist Meeting     2    . Kashmir during     3   . reign. It was during his time that Buddhism    4   . to Sri Lanka,  Myanmar and Java.

1. (A) is (B) was (C) had (D) has 

2. (A) at (B) of (C) in (D) on 

3. (A) her (B) his (C) their (D) that 

4. (A) spread (B) spreads (C) spreading (D) is spread

 

Answer:

(1)  

  • (a) is - not used with past tense
  • (b) was - this is correct
  • (c) had - not used with simple past tense
  • (d) has - not used with past tense

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

So, the correct answer is “(b)-was”

(2)  

  • (a) at - not used with proper nouns
  • (b) of - not used with locations
  • (c) in - this is correct
  • (d) on - not used with specific locations

Since the sentence is talking about the location where the meeting took place, ‘ in’ will be used.

So, the correct answer is “(c)-in”.

(3)  

  • (a) her - not used with masculine
  • (b) his - this is correct
  • (c) their - not used with singular
  • (d) that - not relevant

Since the sentence is about the reign of a male, ‘his’ will be used.

So, the correct answer is “(b)-his”.

(4)  

  • (a) spread - this is correct
  • (b) spreads - not used with non human subjects
  • (c) spreading - used when the event is still happening
  • (d) is spread - not relevant

Since the sentence is stating a fact, ‘spread’ will be used.

So, the correct answer is “(a)-spread”.

Thus the correct paragraph is

Kanishka, the ruler of the Kushanas embraced Buddhism. He was invited to a Buddhist Meeting in Kashmir during his reign. It was during his time that Buddhism spread to Sri Lanka,  Myanmar and Java.

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