Sentence Corrections Set – 8

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. The local authorities have decided to clamp up for illegal parking in handicapped parking places.
A) clamp of
B) clamp down on
C) clamping on
D) clamp down by
E) No Correction Required

Answer & Explanation

 Option B
Explanation
: clamp down on is a verbal phrase meaning – To act strictly to prevent something

Q2. I’ve decided to cut down of the amount of sweets I eat.
A) cut off
B) cut by
C) cut in on
D) cut down on
E) No Correction Required

Answer & Explanation

 Option D
Explanation
: cut down on- To reduce in number or size

Q3. Supriya is not good at dealing on stress
A) at dealing with
B) on dealing on
C) in dealing of
D) for dealing in
E) No Correction Required

Answer

 Option A

Q4. After the storm dies down, we went outside to see the damage it had caused.
A) die down
B) died for
C) dies for
D) died down
E) No Correction Required

Answer & Explanation

 Option D
Explanation
: die down- To calm down, become less strong
Sentence is in past so died down

Q5. She didn’t get a salary this month, so she’ll have for doing without extra treats.
A) to done without
B) to do without
C) done without
D) for done with
E) No Correction Required

Answer & Explanation

 Option B
Explanation
: do without – to manage without

Q6. The suspect’s trial dragged on longer than we had expected!
A) dragged for
B) drag on
C) drag for
D) dragged with
E) No Correction Required

Answer & Explanation

 Option E
Explanation
: drag on- To last longer than expected. Sentence in past so dragged on

Q7. Their wedding gave us a chance for dress up and get out of the house.
A) for dressed upon
B) to dress up
C) to dress for
D) in dressing by
E) No Correction Required

Answer & Explanation

 Option B
Explanation
: dress up- wear elegant clothes

Q8. If you don’t improve your work habits, you’ll end up been fired.
A) end on being
B) end for been
C) end by being
D) end up being
E) No Correction Required

Answer & Explanation

 Option D
Explanation
: end up- To finally reach a state, place or action

Q9. His plans to trek through America fall through when he got sick.
A) fallen to
B) failed from
C) fell through
D) fallen in
E) No Correction Required

Answer & Explanation

 Option C
Explanation
: fall through- To fail; doesn’t happen. Fell for past, as he got sick, so past

Q10. He’s trying to figure in how to earn enough money to go on the trip to Spain.
A) figured in
B) figure out
C) figured out
D) figure off
E) No Correction Required

Answer & Explanation

 Option B
Explanation
: figure out – To understand, find the answer

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