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VERBS
Verbs Mock Test Set-1
December 26, 2015
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Correct the following Statements


1. He did nothing but cursed his fate.

Answer

1. Prepositions and except take the infinitive without to.
Correct : He did nothing but curse his fate.

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2. I intended to have punished him yesterday.

Answer

2. Here simple infinitive instead of perfect infinitive has to be used.
Correct : amended to punish him yesterday.

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3. What is wanted are bats that can score runs.

Answer

3. Here the use of singular verb is right because what is wanted gives the idea of one whole.
Correct : What is wanted is bats that can score runs.

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4. Leaves felled incessantly last autumn.

Answer

4. Fell instead of felled is the right usage.
Correct : Leaves fell incessantly last autumn.

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5. He would better play than studying without concentration.

Answer

5. Would better is one of those expressions which are followed by infinitive without to. Correct : He would better play than study without concentration.

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6. Not a man was hurt, not a thing damaged.

Answer

6. The sentence is correct.

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7. The girl put a noose around her neck and hung herself in sheer desperation.

Answer

7. The word conies in the category of the verbs which differ in their forms according to their meanings.

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8. Considered the proposal, I accepted it.

Answer

8. In such sentences the participle refers to the noun (pronoun) at a distance.
Correct : Considering the proposal, I accepted it.

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9. The captain has been saddened, other team members refused to comment.

Answer

9. When there is only one auxiliary to two principal verbs, it should be such that it may be correctly associated with both.
Correct : The captain has been saddened, other team members have refused to comment.

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10. I doubt that he will not turn up.

Answer

10. Here doubt itself creates a negative impression. So there is no need of using not again. Correct : I doubt that he will turn up.

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