Directions (Q. 1 - 5 ) Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below each sentence should replace the word/phrase printed in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is given and no correction is required, mark (5) as the answer.

1. US Secretary of State made it clear that time running out for diplomacy over Iran’s nuclear programme and said that talks aimed at preventing Tehran from acquiring a nuclear weapon would resume in April.

Runs out

Was running out

Ran out


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2. While the war of the generals rage on, somewhere in small town India, wonderful things are happening, quietly and minus fanfare.



rages on

Raged on

No correction required

3. According to WWF, the small Island nation of Samoa was the first in switch off its lights for Earth Hour.

First to switch off

The first to switch off

The first of switch off

First in switch off

No correction required

4. The campaign is significant because not just the youths are directly appealing to the World but because their efforts challenge the chimera of normalcy in the area.

Not just because

Just not because

Not just

Because just

No correction required

5. The doctor’s association has threatened to go on indefinite strike support of their teachers.

on supporting to

to supporting

for support

in support of

No correction required