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Complete the paragraph given below with the help of options that follow:

Recent heavy rains lashed Chennai throwing normal life out of gear. The city     1    . severe  water logging and people wading through knee-deep water. Many Volunteers in their respective  areas     2    . out the relief activities. In Annai Satya Nagar, food packets     3    . distributed to  the     4   .

1.(A) seen (B) saw (C) see (D) sees 

2.(A) carry (B) carrying (C) carried (D) had carried 

3.(A) were (B) was (C) did (D) have 

4.(A) poors (B) people (C) victims (D) needy

 

Answer:

(1)  

  • (a) seen - not used with simple past tense
  • (b) saw - this is correct
  • (c) see - not used with past tense
  • (d) sees - not used in simple past tense.

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

So, the correct answer is “(b)-saw”

(2)  

  • (a) carry - not used with past tense
  • (b) carrying - not used with simple past tense
  • (c) carried -  this is correct
  • (d) had carried - not used with simple past tense

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

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

 

(3)  

  • (a) were - this is correct
  • (b) was - not used with plural
  • (c) did - not relevant
  • (d) have - not relevant

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

So, the correct answer is “(a)-were”.

(4)  

  • (a) poors - not a word
  • (b) people - victims are people affected by an adversity
  • (c) victims - this is correct
  • (d) needy - used when people are in a need of something

Since the sentence is talking about the people who were affected by the disaster ,  ‘victims’ will be used.

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

Thus the correct paragraph is

Recent heavy rains lashed Chennai throwing normal life out of gear. The city saw severe  water logging and people wading through knee-deep water. Many Volunteers in their respective  areas carried out the relief activities. In Annai Satya Nagar, food packets were distributed to  the victims .

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