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English Class 8
Grammar

Complete the following passage by choosing the most appropriate options from the ones given below.

Fashion is a term commonly used to (a)_____a style of clothing worn by a large number of people in a country. However, popular styles of furniture, homes and many other products (b)_______also fashion. The kinds of art, music, literature and sports that many people (c)______can also be fashion. Thus, a fashion is or reflects a form of behaviour (d)_______by most people in a society.

(a) (i) describe (ii) to describe (iii) describing (iv) described

(b) (i) are (ii) have (iii) is (iv) were

(c) (i) preferred (ii) prefers (iii) prefer (iv) will prefer

(d) (i) appreciate (ii) liked (iii) disliked (iv) accepted

 

Answer:

(1)  

  • (a) Describe - this is correct
  • (b) to describe - not relevant
  • (c) describing - not used with simple tense
  • (d) described - not used with present tense

Since the sentence is stating a fact and is in simple present tense, the first form of the verb will be used.

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

 

(2)  

  • (a) are - this is correct
  • (b) is - not used with plurals
  • (c) have - not the correct verb
  • (d) were - not used with present tense

Since the sentence is in simple present tense and is talking about ‘plural’ , ‘are’ will be used.

So, the correct answer is “(a)-are”.

(3)  

  • (a) preferred - used with past tense
  • (b) prefers - used with singular subject
  • (c) prefer - this is correct
  • (d) will prefer - not used in present tense

Since the sentence is stating a fact and is in simple present tense, the first form of the verb will be used.

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

 

 

(4)  

  • (a) appreciate - not the correct form
  • (b) liked - this is correct
  • (c) disliked - not relevant
  • (d) accepted - not relevant

Since the sentence is in present perfect tense, second form of the verb will be used.

So, the correct answer is “(b)-liked”.

Thus the correct paragraph is

Fashion is a term commonly used to describe a style of clothing worn by a large number of people in a country.  However, popular styles of furniture, homes and many other products are also fashion. The kinds of art, music,  literature and sports that many people prefer can also be fashion. Thus, a fashion is or reflects a form of behaviour  liked by most people in a society. 

 

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