Sentence Corrections Set – 10

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. My partner’s been away for a fortnight- I am aching of her.
A) aching in
B) aching for
C) ache for
D) ache by
E) No Correction Required

Answer & Explanation

Option B
Explanation
: Ache for- Want something or someone a lot

Q2. Trains delays are getting worse and with the high fares, it all add into misery for the commuters.
A) add for
B) adds in
C) add up
D) adds up to
E) No Correction Required

Answer & Explanation

Option D
Explanation
: Add up to – Have a certain result

Q3. He’s been angling for an invitation, but I don’t want him to come.
A) angling into
B) angling of
C) angling by
D) angling upto
E) No Correction Required

Answer & Explanation

Option E
Explanation
: Angle for – Try to get something indirectly, by hinting or suggesting

Q4. The teacher tried for arguing of the girl down, but she couldn’t.
A) for argument
B) to argue
C) in argue
D) for argue of
E) No Correction Required

Answer & Explanation

Option B
Explanation
: Argue down- Beat someone in a debate, discussion or argument

Q5. They auctioned out their property as they were heavily in debt.
A) auctioned on
B) auction from
C) auctioned off
D) auctioned into
E) No Correction Required

Answer & Explanation

Option C
Explanation
: Auction off- Sell something in an auction

Q6. He backed out from the agreement at the last minute.
A) backed out by
B) backed up of
C) back into
D) backed out of
E) No Correction Required

Answer & Explanation

Option D
Explanation
: Back out of- Fail to keep an agreement, arrangement

Q7. Everybody bailed out on him when the scandal broke.
A) bailed into
B) bailed up to
C) bails on him
D) bailed from
E) No Correction Required

Answer & Explanation

Option E
Explanation
: Bail out on – Stop supporting someone when they are in trouble

Q8. The government banged on out competition and the free market
A) bangs from
B) banged on about
C) banged on in
D) bangs on in
E) No Correction Required

Answer & Explanation

Option B
Explanation
: banged on about- talk at tedious length about (something).

Q9. If you bash your monitor around like that, it won’t last long.
A) within like this
B) among like this
C) about like that
D) from like this
E) No Correction Required

Answer & Explanation

Option C
Explanation
: bash about- Mistreat physically

Q10. I hadn’t bargained for so many people coming.
A) bargain on
B) bargain from
C) bargained into
D) bargained of
E) No Correction Required

Answer & Explanation

Option E
Explanation
: Bargain for – Expect something to happen

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