Phrase Replacement

Directions (Q. 1–5): Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (5) i.e. “No Correction Required’ as the answer.

1. The modifications made by them in the draft were so drastic that the entire emphasis had been shifted.
1) shall have been shifted
2) had shifted
3) was being shifted
4) had been shifting
5) No correction required


2. It is reliable to learn that there is not substantial evidence to prove his innocence.
1) is reliably learnt
2) reliably to learn
3) was reliable to learn
4) has been reliable learning
5) No correction required

3. He has now succeeded in overwhelming the grief.
1) successful in overwhelming
2) successful to overwhelm
3) succeeded to overwhelm
4) succeeded in overcoming
5) No correction required

4. Despite their best efforts, they could not convince the members by changing their decision.
1) and changed their
2) to change their
3) with changing their
4) in changing his
5) No correction required

5. The novel ideas suggested by the employee were appreciated by the management.
1) have appreciated by
2) have been appreciated for
3) were appreciative of
4) had appreciated by
5) No correction required

Answers
1. 2
2. 1
3. 4
4. 2
5. 5


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