Sentence Corrections Set – 7

Which of the phrase/ word from the options (A), (B), (C) and (D) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold letters to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (e) i.e., “No correction required” as the answer.

Q1. If you want to keep your job here, you must abide for our rules.
A) account for
B) account by
C) abide by
D) add up
E) No Correction Required

Answer & Explanation

 Option C
Explanation
: abide by – To respect or obey a decision , law or rule.

Q2. I hope you can account of the time you were out!
A) describe
B) account for
C) tell of
D) propose of
E) No Correction Required

Answer & Explanation

 Option B
Explanation
: account for- To explain, give a reason

Q3. I advise for walk alone in this neighborhood.
A) advised a walking
B) advise against walking
C) advise to walk
D) advise in walking
E) No Correction Required

Answer & Explanation

 Option B
Explanation
: advise against – To recommend not doing something

Q4. We need to allow of unexpected charges along the way.
A) to advise of
B) the allow of
C) to allow for
D) a allow in
E) No Correction Required

Answer & Explanation

 Option C
Explanation
: to allow for – To take into consideration

Q5. It’s difficult to choose which appliance to buy, but in the end it usually come out of cost.
A) come less of
B) boil out of
C) come less by
D) boils down to
E) No Correction Required

Answer & Explanation

 Option D
Explanation
: boil down to something to be the main reason for something or the most basic part of something

Q6. Rioting took out as the government raised the fuel prices again.
A) broke in from
B) broke out after
C) took from
D) took on of
E) No Correction Required

Answer & Explanation

 Option B
Explanation
: broke out- To start suddenly

Q7. I must look after my French before going to Paris next month.
A) brush in for
B) catch up
C) brush up on
D) bring in on
E) No Correction Required

Answer & Explanation

 Option C
Explanation
: brush up on – To improve, refresh one’s knowledge of something

Q8. It took Prachi several hours to calm down after she saw the accident.
A) for calm in
B) to calm for
C) for calm of
D) for calming
E) No Correction Required

Answer & Explanation

 Option E
Explanation
: to calm down – To become more relaxed, less angry or upset

Q9. The soldiers carried of walking in order to get to their post before dark.
A) carried to walk
B) carried away walking
C) carry for walking
D) carried on walking
E) No Correction Required

Answer & Explanation

 Option D
Explanation
: carried on – To continue

Q10. When the police started asking questions, the suspect clammed up.
A) camped down
B) clamped up
C) clam out
D) clamed off
E) No Correction Required

Answer & Explanation

 Option E
Explanation
: clam up – To refuse to speak

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