Right form of Verbs For JSC, SSC & HSC - part- 2

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Right form of Verbs For JSC, SSC & HSC - part- 2

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Read the text and fill in the gaps with the correct form of verbs as per subject and context.

To err is human

26. To err is human. If a man commits crime anytime and repents truly for his misdeed, he may (a)  ---------- (forgive). But the man who (b) ----------  (not, give up) the wrong, (c)  ----------  (suffer) surely. In the long run, he (d)  ---------- (will take) to the land of death. The old sailor (e)  ---------- (be) a wrong-doer in his long journey! He committed a crime (f)  ----------  (kill) a sea bird (g) ---------- (call) Albatross. The crime ultimately (h) ---------- (bring) bad luck to them. That ship (i) ---------- (leave) in the icy sea. The sun shone over their heads. The wind (j) ---------- (drop) down. It was a great disaster. [CtgB.'16]

Answer: (a) be forgiven (b) does not give up (c) suffers (d)-will be taken (e) was (f) killing (g) called (h) brought(i) was left (j) dropped

One night the entire village was sleeping

27. One night the entire village was sleeping. The boy Bayezid Bostami was busy in study. His mother (a) ---------- (sleep). Suddenly she woke up and (b) ---------- (feel) thirsty. (c) ---------- (call) her son, she told her son to give her a glass of water and (d) ---------- (fall) asleep again. When Bayezid went to the pitcher, he (e) ---------- (find) it empty. So, he went out with the pitcher in search of water. After a while he (f) ---------- (come) back home with water and found his mother (g) ---------- (sleep). Then he waited (h) ---------- (stand) by her bed with a glass of water. He did not make any sound lest she (i) ---------- (wake) up. Suddenly his mother woke up and saw him with the glass of water. At once she (j) ---------- (understand) what was the matter. [SB. '16]

Answer: (a) was sleeping (b) felt (c) Calling (d) fell (e) found (f) came (g) sleeping (h) standing (i) should wake (j) understood

There are many people

28. There are many people who (a) ---------- (not take) physical exercise. They can hardly (b) ---------- (realize) that they themselves (c) ---------- (ruin) their health. They (d) ---------- (fall) victim to many diseases. Life (e) ---------- (become) dull to them. 'They (f) ---------- (remain) always ill tempered. We (g) ---------- (build) good. health and sound mind through physical exercise. Physical exercise (h) ---------- (make) our body active and the muscles strong. It also (1) ----------  (improve) our power of digestion and blood circulation. It (j) ---------- (give) strength to our brain. [BB.'16]

Answer: (a) do not take (b) realize (c) are ruining (d) fall (e) becomes (f) remain (g) can build (h) makes (i) improves (j) gives

Many events of great importance

29. Many events of great importance (a) ---------- take place during the last century. Significant advances(b) ---------- make in the field of science and technology. Many European colonies (c) ---------- gain independence. The movement for democracy (d) ---------- become prominent in many parts of the world. Two World Wars (e) ---------- break out in this century. It also (f) ---------- witness the misuse of atomic energy. Two cities of Japan were completely (g) ---------- destroy as a result of the dropping of atom bombs. However, the emergence of Bangladesh' as an independent nation (h) ---------- become a momentous event. After a bloody war of nine months Bangladesh (i) ---------- bear. Now we (j) ---------- hold our heads high in the community of nations.[DjB.'16]

Answer: (a) took (b) have been made (c) have gained (d) has-become (e) broke (f) witnessed (g) destroyed (h) has become (1) was born (j) can hold

One day two friends were passing through a forest

30. One day two friends (a) ---------- (were passing) through a forest. After (b) - (walk) for sometime, they (c) ---------- (saw) a bear (d) ---------- (coming) towards them. Both of them (e) ---------- (get) afraid. One of them (f) ---------- (climbed) up a nearby tree (g)  ----------  (leave) his friend alone. The other (h) ---------- (know) how (i) ---------- (to climb) a tree. He (j)--(give) up the hope of his life.

Answer: (a) were passing (b) walking (c) saw (d) coming (e) got (f) climbed (g) leaving (h) did not know (1) to climb(j) gave

Honesty is a great virtue

31. Honesty (a) ---------- (be) a great virtue. An honest man is (b) ---------- (like) and(c) ---------- (trust) by all. The dishonest man (d) ---------- (adopt) unfair means with a view to (e) ---------- (achieve) their objectives. In. every walk of life, honesty(f) ---------- (pay) most. An honest man may be poor, but he (g) ---------- (try) to become rich by (h) ---------- (adopt) dishonest means. His (i) ---------- (riseing) in life may be slow, but he (j) ---------- (rise) very high in the long-run.

Answer: (a) is (b) liked (c) trusted (d) adopts (e) achieving (f) pays (g) doesn't try (h) adopting (1) rising (j) rises

Dear Farah

32. Dear Farah,
It seems hard to (a) ---------- (believe) that I (b) ---------- (have) in Savar for a whole month now. I (c) ---------- (promise) to write and (d) ---------- (tell) you how I was going on so here (e) ---------- (go). When I first (f) ---------- (get) here, I just (g) ---------- (get) used to the slow pace of life. Now, I (h) ---------- (learn) to take things easy and I'm (i) ---------- (begin) to really feel at home. You can't (j) ---------- (imagination) how beautiful the university campus is. It's' very large, very green, and probably the best campus in the country. It is simply wonderful. It's all up today.

Answer: (a) believe (b) have been (c) promised (d) tell(e) is going/ goes (f) got (g) couldn't get (h) am learning/have learnt (1) beginning (j) imagine

Robert Bruce was the king of Scotland

33. Robert Bruce (a) ---------- (be) the king of Scotland. Once he (b) ---------- (fight) with the British forces and (c) ---------- (to lost) his kingdom to England. He fought several times with the British forces to (d) ---------- (regain) his country but (e) ---------- (fail). One day, he sat in a lonely cave (f) ---------- (brood) over his sad lot. Suddenly he caught sight of a spider. It was (g) ---------- (try) to reach the ceiling. But each time it tried, it dropped. After six attempts it (h) ---------- (become) successful. This perseverance of the spider (i) ---------- (inspire) Bruce to fight again with British and this time he (j) ---------- (able) to free his country from the enemy.

Answer: (a) was (b) fought (ç) lost (d) regain (e) failed (f) brooding (g) trying (h)-became (1) inspired(j) was able

With extreme competition everywhere

34. With extreme competition everywhere parents are constantly (a) - (worri) about the results. This is a common sight during the S.S.C Examinations in thousands of families. Special prayers (b) ---------- (offer) in families having such an examinee. Parents (c) ---------- are (take) special care of their children. They (d) ---------- (sure) that their wards (e) ---------- (get) along with studies without the slightest of problems even without mosquito bites. Parents (f) ---------- (shuttled) to mazars and temples and (g) ---------- (praying) for the examinees. Sometimes they (h) ---------- (gave) cash money and kinds for their wards. Parents of an examinee usually (i) ---------- (remaining) worried until the result (j) ---------- (publish).

Answer: (a) worried (b) are offered (c) are taking(d) make sure (e) get (f) shuttle (g) pray (h)give(1) remain (j) is published

One night Rabia's master

35. One night Rabia's master (a) ---------- (wake) up from sleep and (b) ---------- (hear) a sweet sound of prayer.(c) ---------- (be) curious he (d) ---------- (appear) before the cottage of Rabia (e) ---------- (follow) the sound. To his great surprise he (f) ---------- (find) that she (g) ---------- (be) deeply (h) ---------- (absorb) in prayer and there (i) ---------- (be) a heavenly light around her. He (j) ---------- (understand) that she was not an ordinary woman but an angel.

Answer: (a) woke (b) heard (c) Being (d) appeared (e) following (f) found (g) was (h) absorbed (1) was (j) understood.

The Olympic Games

36. The Olympic Games were (a) ---------- (name) after the town of Olympia in Greece. It (b) ---------- (be) in Olympia that the games were (c) ---------- (hold) long before the Christian era (d) ---------- (begin). In those days Greece was (e) ---------- (divide) into many cities and men of different cities used to. (f) ---------- (fighting) one another most of the time. A man named Iphitos (g) ---------- (become) concerned about such. wasteful strife's. He (h)- - - - - - - (hited) upon a plan. His plan (1) ---------- (work) well (j) --(stop) such strife.

Answer: (a) named (b) was (c) held (d) began (e) divided (f) fight (g) became (h) hit (i) worked (j) to stop.

One day a scholar

37. One day a scholar (a) ---------- (cross) a river with a boat. Suddenly a ghastly wind (b) ---------- (begin) to blow. The scholar (c) ---------- (tremble) with fear. The boatman (d) ---------- (say) to him, "Do you (e) ---------- (knew) how to swim?" The answer from the scholar (f) ---------- (be) negative. Then the boatman (g) ---------- (say), "Very soon you are going to (h) -(drown). You (i)-(have) a lot of knowledge but it (j) ---------- (come) to use at this moment.

Answer: (a) was crossing (b) began (c) was trembling (d) said (e) know (f) was (g) said (h) drown (i) have (j) will not come.

Scarcely had the night

38. Scarcely had the night (a) ---------- (end) when Kamal's mother (b) ---------- (get) up from bed. Having (c) ---------- (cook) a little rice in hurry; she went (d) ---------- (call) Kamal up. It (e) ---------- (be) still quite dark all around. At his mother's call Kamal (f) ---------- (wake) up and (g) ---------- (sit) in his bed. He said, "Where shall I (h) ---------- (go) so early in the morning?" His mother said, "My son, there (i) ---------- (be) no vegetables in the house. Go to market and (j) ---------- (buying) some vegetables.

Answer: (a) ended (b) got (c) cooked (d) to call (e) was (f) woke (g) sat (h) go (i) are (j) buy.

Once there was a poor farmer

39.Once there (a) ---------- (be) a poor farmer in a village. He (b) ---------- (live) from hand to mouth. One day he (c) ---------- (buy) a goose at a low price from a market. It was a wonderful goose. It (d) ---------- (lay) a golden egg everyday. Soon the farmer (e) ---------- (become) rich(f) ---------- (sell) egg daily. One day he (g) ---------- (think) to himself. "The goose (h) ---------- (giving) one, egg dally. If(i) ---------- (cut) open the belly of the goose. I (j) ---------- (get) many eggs at a time."

Answer: (a) was (b) lived (c) bought (d) laid (e)became(f) 'selling (g) thought (h) gave (i) cut (j) will get.

Computer has brought about a revolutionary change in the world

40. Computer has (a) ---------- (bring) about a revolutionary change in the world. But it (b) ---------- (not, Invent) overnight. It (c) ---------- (take) a long time to invent computer. Many votaries of science (d) ---------- (work) hard for years and finally (e) ---------- (come) out successful. However, today computer (f) ---------- (become)an Inseparable part of our life. We (g) ---------- (not, think) of a sector without computer. There(h) ---------- (be) hardly any activity where computer (i) ---------- (not, use).If computer had not been invented, the world (j)  ---------- (not, advance) to this extent.

Answer: 40. (a) brought (b) was not ·invented (c) took (d) worked (e) came (f) has become (g) can't think (h) is (i) is not used (j) would have not advanced.

The world around us is becoming more and more polluted

41. The world around us (a) ---------- (become) more and more polluted day by day. The cities (b) ---------- (fill) with fume and smoke from motor vehicles, mills and factories. The seas (c) ---------- (pollute) by industrial waste, chemicals and other poisons, The Mediterranean is already nearly dead. The North Sea(d) ---------- (flow). Many lakes (e) ---------- (become) filthy. Forests (f) ---------- (be) cut down on a large scale. For instance, in Brazil thousands of square miles 'of forests are being cleared and burned. All these(g) ---------- (produce) disastrous effects on agriculture, on food supplies and above all on climate. Stockholm (h) ---------- (have) its warmest winter in 230 years in 1989. There (i) ---------- (be) heat waves in France, Spain and Italy. In the United States one of the century's worst heat waves (j) ---------- (grip) the East Coast and Midwest in 1988. Many scientists have warned that we are heading towards a disaster. It is obvious that the warning is well founded.

Answer: (a) is becoming (b) are filled (c) are polluted (d) is following (e) have become (f) are being (g) are producing (h) had (i) were (j) gripped

A Sultan wanted to find an honest man

42. A Sultan (a) ---------- (want) to find an honest man (b) ---------- (collect) taxes in his kingdom. He (c) ---------- (invite) applications and an number of people (d) ---------- (apply) for the Job. The sultan was unable (e) ---------- (choose) an honest man. So he (f) ---------- (ask) for a wise counsellor's advice. "I have here" he said the wise man, "Some applications for the post of tax-collector, could you tell me how I(g) ---------- (find) an honest officer? "Your Highness" said the wise man, "I suggested that you (h) ---------- (invite) all the applicants to the place. Then I'll (i) ---------- (showed) you the honest person when I (j) ---------- (asking) them to dance."

Answer: (a) wanted (b) to collect (c) invited (d) applied (e) to choose (f) asked (g) can find (h) should invite (i)show(j) ask

A farmer was taking some sacks

43. A farmer (a) ---------- (take) some sacks of wheat to a mill. The mill (b) ---------- (be) a few kilometers away. On the way the horse (c) ---------- (stumble) there was nobody around (d) ---------- (help) him. He thought that if he (e) ---------- (leave) the sacks of wheat, it (f) ---------- (be) a loss for him. He was at a loss. Mean while he saw a horseman (g) ---------- (come) towards him. His heart jumped. As the rider (h) ---------- (come) nearer, the farmer recognized him. It was no other than the nobleman who (i) ----------  (live) in a great house at the top of the hill. The farmer said to himself that if he (j)  ---------- (ask) a person of his for help, he would take it as an insult. So he did not think of approaching the rider. The poor man was at a complete loss.

Answer: (a) was taking (b) was (c) stumbled (d) to help (e) left (f) would be (g) coming (h) was coming (i) lived(j) would ask

The Olympic Games went on in Greek and Roman times

44.The'Olympic Games (a) ---------- (go) on in Greek and Roman times. But in 394 A. D. the Roman Emperor (b) ---------- (stop) the games: For over 1500 years no games (c) ---------- (hold) again. Towards the end of nineteenth century a Frenchman (d) ---------- (call) Baron Pierre de Coubertin suggested that the ancient Olympic Games (e) ---------- (revive). But their purpose (f) ---------- (be) different. They would be held as a contest not among the Greek but among the nations of the world. He hoped that athletes and sportsmen meeting every four years and (g) ---------- (compete) against one another would make themselves friendly to one another. His suggestion was not immediately (h)  ---------- (accept). He and his supporters (i) ---------- (try) for years to hold the games. At last they (j) ---------- (succeed) and the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896 in Athens, the capital city because the original site at Olympia was no longer suitable.

Answer: (a) went (b) stopped (c) were held (d) called (e) should be revived (f) would be (g)
 competing(h) accepted (i) tried (j) succeeded

The great ship Titanic

45. The great ship Titanic sailed for New York from Southampton on April 10th 1912. She (a) ---------- (carry) 1316 passengers 'and a crew of 891. At that time, however, she (b) ---------- (be) not only the largest ship that had been ever built but also unsinkable for (c) ---------- (have) sixteen water tight compartments. The tragic sinking of this great liner will always (d) ---------- (remember), for she went down on her frst voyage, with heavy loss of life. Four days' after setting out, while the Titanic (e) ---------- (sail) across the icy-waters of the North Atlantic, a huge ice-berg was suddenly (f) ---------- (spot) by a look out. After the alarm (g) ---------- (give) the great ship turned Sharpley (h) ---------- (avoid) a collision. Suddenly there was slight trembling sound from below and the captain went down to see what (i) ---------- (happen). The noise had been so faint that no one thought that the ship (j) ---------- (damage).

Answer: (a) was carrying, (b) was (c) having (d) be remembered (e) was.sailing (f) spotted (g)had been given (h) to avoid (i) had happened (j) had been damaged

Courage and determination

46. Courage and determination (a) ---------- (be) keys to choose any jobs other than the conventional ways. These jobs (b) ---------- (be) cool, funny, exciting, even strange or weird. Thoughtful decisions out of these questions (c) ---------- (help) one to pave his or her career road map. Such type of non-conventional job even (d) ---------- (come) in part-time or freelancing packages. This helps one (e) ---------- (get) a taste of freedom and a secondary income. It is also helpful for (f) ---------- (build) experience at the same time. Even one (g) ---------- (make) out his or her living out of their hobbies. But a man has to think before (h) ---------- (decide) to pursue such career. He has to (i) ---------- (have) calculative decision and courage. This is because any immature decision (j) ---------- (lead) one's flourishing career towards destruction and disparity.

Answer: (a) are, (b) can be, (c) will help, (d) comes, (e) to get, (f) building, (g) can make, (h) deciding, (i) have, (j) can lead.

Change is the order of nature

47. Change is the order of nature because we know the proverb that old order changes (a) ---------- (yield) place to the new. So, nothing (b) ---------- (remain) new forever. The same we (c) ---------- (notice) in entertainment also. Old and traditional forms (d) ----------  (change) by new, modified and modern forms of entertainment. Many of them (e) ---------- (not, exist) any longer. Today TV channels and satellite have superseded radio, similarly band and pop music (f) ---------- (replace) our popular old songs. Football (g) ---------- (lose) its appeal day by day. Cricket and other games (h) ---------- (become) more and more popular. Our ideas about the popularity of entertainment also (i) ---------- (change). We've started (j) ---------- (look) upon our forms of life in a new way.

Answer: (a) yielding,(b) remains, (c) notice, (d) have been changed, (e) don't exist, (f) have replaced, (g) is losing (h) are becoming,(i) have changed, (j) to look.

Cricket is one of the most popular games

48. Cricket is one of the most popular games in the sub-continent as well as in the world. It (a) ---------- (play) between two teams. Each team consists of eleven players. This game needs an oval field in the middle of which there is a rectangular pitch specially (b) ---------- (prepare) for the batting and bowling. Two sets of sticks which (c) ---------- (know) as wickets are set in the ground at the two ends of the pitch. Two pieces of wood (d) ---------- (know) as bails lie horizontally across the wickets. After the toss the team (e) ---------- (win) the toss has to select between batting and bowling. A fifty-over match (f) ---------- (call) a, One Day match. In it a team face fifty-overs. Each over consists of six deliveries by the bowling side to the batting side. Another format which is of recent origin (g) ---------- (become) very much popular. It is called twenty-twenty where each team faces just twenty overs (h) - (score), as many runs as they can. There are certain rules that (i) ---------- (maintain) strictly to play the game. Two umpires (j) ---------- (appoint) to run the game smoothly.

Answer: (a) is played, (b) prepared, (c) are known,(d) known, (e) winning, (f) is called, (g) has become, (h) to score, (1) are maintained, (j) are appointed.

One very conspicuous change in our society

49. One very conspicuous change in our society is the presence of working women outside the home. Of course, it (a) ---------- (acknowledge) that women have always worked within the household but this commonly (b) ---------- (not, count) as 'work'. It is unfortunate that women's role in agricultural societies as in our villages, particularly during harvest time (c) ---------- (not, recognize) either. Whether it' is due to economic necessity or the urge (d) ---------- (establish) an individual identity or both, nowadays many women are entering the outside workforce, They (e) ---------- (join) a wide range professions. Moreover, it is not only educated women who (f) ---------- (opt) to work but women with little or no education have come out of their cocoons to earn and become self-reliant. This (g) ---------- (not, mean) that life is any easier for women now. In many ways it is more difficult, since women still (h) ---------- (fulfil) their traditional roles of wife, mother and homemaker. At work, as they compete with men, they (i) ---------- (prove) their worth twice over in order to survive. Thus they (j) ---------- (find) making a great contribution to the society and at the same, to the nation.

Answer: (a) has to be acknowledged, (b) is not counted, (c) has not been recognized. (d) to establish, (e)' are joining, (f) are opting, (g) does not mean, (h) must fulfill, (1) have to prove, (j) are found.

There are many means of recreation around us

50. There are many means of recreation around us. But television (a) ---------- (be) the most common medium of recreation. We sit before a television set for entertainment. We become delighted(b) ---------- (hear) music and songs. We'(c) ---------- (enjoy) drama, dance and many other things. Television has a great educative value also. It teaches the illiterate and the students by (d) ---------- (telecast) some educational programs. It (e) ---------- (use) to eliminate illiteracy. Debates, lectures on various important topics, discussions on science and speeches (f) ---------- (enjoy) on television. It (g) ---------- (remove) the wall between the literate and the illiterate. Television (h) ---------- (make) the world fast. It has lessened time and distance. People (i) ---------- (not, spend) huge money to go. abroad. We get (j) ----------  (introduce) with the customs and traditions, fashions and dresses and culture of the people of different parts of the world through television.

Answer: (a) is, (b) to hear, (c) can enjoy, (d)-telecasting. (e) is used, (f) can be enjoyed, (g) has removed, (h) has made, (1) need not spend, (j) introduced.

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