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VERBS
Verbs Mock Test Set-2
December 26, 2015
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Correct the following Statements


1. He saw I laughing.

Answer

1. In such sentences the participle refers to the noun (pronoun) at distance. Here I is the subject of laughing. But laughing is only a participle; the verb is saw. Hence objective case should be used.
Correct : He saw me laughing.

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2. He never has and never will take action.

Answer

2. Two auxiliaries can be used with one principal verb, only when the form of the principal verb is appropriate to both the auxiliaries.
Correct : He never has taken and never will take action.

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3. The hen lay eggs yesterday.

Answer

3. Here word yesterday denotes that the verb should be in past tense.
Correct : The hen laid eggs yesterday.

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4. He is tired to play cricket.

Answer

4. When you get bored or fed up with a thing, the correct expression is tired of So, Correct : He is tired of playing cricket.

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5. The quality of the fruits were not satisfactory.

Answer

5. Here, the subject is quality, not fruits.
Correct : The quality of the fruits was not satisfactory.

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6. The prime minister decided to categorically deny the statement.

Answer

6. Correct : The prime minister decided to deny the statement categorically.

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7. She hoped to have won the game yesterday.

Answer

7. The perfect infinitive should be changed to the simple infinitive.
Correct : She hoped to win the game yesterday.

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8. The beauty of his clothes seem to outdo his personal elegance.

Answer

8. The subject-word is beauty not clothes.
Correct : The beauty of his clothes seems to outdo his personal elegance.

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9. He never has and never will go for a picnic.

Answer

9. Correct : He never has gone and never will go for a picnic.

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10. He does nothing but loitering in the corridor.

Answer

10. Replace the gerund after but by infinitive without to.
Correct : He does nothing but loiter in the corridor.

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