Questions and Answers on Phrases

Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below should replace the phrase given in bold in the following sentence to make the sentence grammatically correct. if the sentence is correct as it is and ‘No correction is required’, mark (5) as the answer. Answers are in Bold


The executive had received several warnings before been suspended finally for his lack of punctuality.

(1) after suspended

(2) after suspending

(3) before suspended

(4) before being suspended

(5) No correction required


Accordingly to the senior partner’s instructions they have remitted the amount to your bankers.

(1) Accordingly as

(2) On accord of

(3) In accordance with

(4) According to

(5) No correction required


Since the collapse of his business he has become frequent depressed and addicted to alcohol.

(1) frequent depression and addicted for

(2) frequently depress and addict to

(3) frequently depressing and addicted on

(4) frequently depressed and addicted to

(5) No correction required


The museum has planned for a ten day exhibition showcasing the rich culture of the South.

(1) plan for

(2) planning to

(3) planning on

(4) have a plan

(5) No correction required


The government will refrain from intervening in the dispute except the company requests it to do so.

(1) with the dispute except

(2) in the dispute unless

(3) to the dispute excepting

(4) in the dispute without

(5) No correction required



The issue of employee pension schemes will come to the Governing Board meeting next week.

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(1) shall come about to

(2) will come before

(3) will come up at

(4) shall come to

(5) No correction required


The steep rise in oil prices is the reason on account of which we must conserve energy.

(1) the reason

(2) the reason to

(3) the reason because

(4) the reason for

(5) No correction required


Despite his youth he has the reputation of being one of the most efficient administrators’in the organization.

(1) from the efficient

(2) off the more efficient

(3) of the efficient in

(4) among the most efficiently of

(5) No correction required


Several customers have requested that the branch timings on weekdays should be changed to reduce inconvenience.

(1) is changed

(2) have changed

(3) shall change

(4) can change

(5) No correction required


Having failed to plan their political campaign in advance the party members got each other into a mess.

(1) get one another

(2) got themselves

(3) have got anyone

(4) has got everyone

(5) No correction required

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