Directions: In the following questions, some part of the sentence is underlined. Which of the options given below the sentence should replace the part underlined to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is given then choose option E ‘No Correction required’ as the answer.
1
A friendship founded on business is best than a business founded on friendship.
» Explain it
B
As in the sentence, a comparison between two aspects is given, the underlined part hence must be replaced with 'is better than' to make it a grammatically correct sentence.

Hence, the option B is correct.


2
The crowd which has gather to protest against the decision slowly returned to their homes.
» Explain it
A
The underlined part must be replaced with 'had gathered' to match the tense in the sentence.
3
The bridge in connection with the two cities will remain closed for security reasons.
» Explain it
D
The idiom 'in connection with' means 'having to do with a particular thing'.

Ex. The police have questioned many people in connection with the fire in the shopping mall.

While the present participle 'Connecting' means 'to connect with something'.

The underlined part, hence, must be replaced with 'connecting' to make it a grammatically correct sentence.

Hence, the option D is correct.

 
4
Newspapers have great power because their enormous circulation.
» Explain it
B
The underlined part must be replaced with the preposition 'because of', which means 'by reason', to make it a grammatically correct sentence.

Hence, the option B is correct.

 
5
Besides criticism of some supervisors the chairman still commands respect from the employees.
» Explain it
A
Use of the preposition 'Besides', which means 'in addition to something' is not appropriate in the context and must be replaced with the preposition 'despite', which means 'without being affected by or in spite of', to make it a grammatically correct sentence.  

Hence, the option A is correct.