Phrase Replacement

Q:

She is working hard with a view by attaining good marks in the examination.

  1. with a view of attain
  2. with a view to attaining
  3. with a view for attaining
  4. with a view to attained
  5. No correction required
Level: Medium

option b 

Explanation: Some verb followed by ‘be used to’, ‘accustomed to’, and ‘with a view to’, ‘look forward to’ is always take gerund.
Another example: She go there with a view to studying Math.

Q:

The students were pulled down by the principal for their misbehaviour with the class teacher.

  1. were pulled off by
  2. are pulled by
  3. were pulled with
  4. were pulled up by
  5. No correction required
Level: Medium

option d 

Explanation: pull up is a phrasal verb, which mean stop or scold. Here this is the correct form. Also pull off means succeed and pull with means live together.
Another example: The son was pulled up by his mother for disturbing her.

Q:

The war against corruption is only starting, and the fighting is carried away by office by office, ministry by ministry.

  1. was carried out
  2. is carried on
  3. is carried out
  4. are carried out
  5. No correction required
Level: Medium

option c 

Explanation: Carried out means to put ahead to, which is the correct form in this sentence. Carried on and carried away means behave in a specified way and to influnce
Another example: He carried out his plan without incident.

Q:

If we fail to took this chance, the rise of populism in Europe’s core countries will become inevitable.

  1. If we had failed to take this chance
  2. If we fail to take this chance
  3. If we failed to take this chance
  4. If we will fail to take this chance
  5. No correction required
Level: Medium

If the adverbial clause of condition is in present likely condition means if the principal clause with shall/will, then the conditional clause will be present indefinite form.
Another example: If she walk fast, she will get here soon.

Q:

The soldiers along with the commander were court-martialled for defying the order of Army high command.

  1. was court-martialled for defying
  2. were court-martialling for defying
  3. is court-martialled for defy
  4. was court-martialling on defying
  5. No correction required
Level: Medium

When two or more subjects are joined by along with, as well as, together with, in addition to, the verb is according to the first subject.
Another Example – The Minister along with his party colleagues has been invited to the party.

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