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

Read the paragraph given below. Fill in the blanks by choosing the most appropriate options from the  ones that follow. Write the answers in your answer sheet against the correct blank numbers. Do not  copy the whole passage

Kingfisher is      1    . beautiful bird with attractive colours. It     2   . found near lakes, rivers, canals      3     . ponds. Kingfisher      4     . omnivores.

1. (A) a (B) an (C) the (D) such a 

2. (A) are (B) am (C) is (D) has 

3. (A) and (B) but (C) so (D) or 

4. (A) are (B) is (C) was (D) have

 

Answer:

(1)  

  • (a) a - this is correct
  • (b) an - not used with constants
  • (c) the- used with specific things or proper nouns
  • (d) such a - not relevant

Since the sentence is using bird as a common noun , ‘a’ will be used.

So, the correct answer is “(a)-a”

(2)  

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

Since the sentence is talking about kingfisher bird as singular , ‘is’ will be used.

So, the correct answer is “(c)-is”.

(3)  

  • (a)and - this is correct
  • (b)but - not used when events occur simultaneously
  • (c)so - not relevant
  • (d)or - not used when events occur simultaneously

Since the sentence is about where the bird can be found, ‘and’ will be used.

So, the correct answer is “(a)-and”.

(4)  

  • (a) are - used with plural
  • (b) is - this is correct
  • (c) was - used with past tense
  • (d) have - not relevant

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

So, the correct answer is “(b)-is”.

Thus the correct paragraph is

Kingfisher is a beautiful bird with attractive colours. It is found near lakes, rivers, canals  and ponds. Kingfisher is omnivorous.

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