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
Padma could convince anyone with her talks as she had the gift of the gabbing.
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B
The underlined part must be replaced with the idiom 'gift of the gab' which means 'ability to speak effortlessly, glibly, or persuasively'.

Hence, the option B is correct.

 
2
For countries undergoing a recession, large cuts in public spending seem to be the ordering of the day.
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C
The underlined part must be replaced with 'be the order of the day' to make it a grammatically correct sentence.

The idiom 'order of the day' means 'something necessary or usual at a certain time'.

Ex. Warm clothes are the order of the day when camping in the winter.
Ex. Going to bed early was the order of the day when we were young.

Hence, the option C is correct.

 
3
Prena was very please with the gift she had received from her best friend on her birthday.
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A
The underlined part must be replaced with 'was very pleased' to make it a grammatically correct sentence.
 
'Pleased' is an adjective which means 'feeling or showing pleasure and satisfaction, esp. at an event or a situation.

Ex. Reema is pleased to hear that she's secured 2nd position in her class test.

Hence, the option A is correct.
 
4
» Explain it
B
The underlined part must be replaced with 'shook like a leaf' to make it a grammatically correct sentence.

The verb 'shake' means 'to tremble with emotion, cold, etc.' and in the current sentence past form of the verb has to be used to match the tense in the sentence.

Hence, the option B is correct.

 
5
Meena had the presence of mind to get out of the way as the bus sped out of control past her.
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E
The sentence is absolutely correct.

Hence, the option E is correct.