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81) Though he (1) was sick (2) but he (3) won the race. (4) No error (5)

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Answer: C

Explanation:

'Although or though' and 'yet' are used in pair. So, replace 'but' with 'yet', e.g., yet he won the race.


82) Although Peter tried (1) his best (2) but he could not (3) win the game. (4) No error (5)

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Answer: C

Explanation:

The conjunctions 'although' and 'yet' are used to express two opposing qualities or actions of the subject and 'although or though' is followed by 'yet', so replace 'but' with 'yet' in this sentence, e.g., yet he could not win the game.


83) Both Maria as wells as (1) her sister are (2) determined (3) to win the dance competition. (4) No error (5)

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Answer: A

Explanation:

'Both' & 'and' are used in a pair (co-relative conjunction), e.g., both Peter and Mark. So, replace 'as well as' with 'and' in this sentence, e.g., both Maria and her sister are determined.


84) Your success in business (1) not only depends on hard work (2) but on your (3) ability to plan and execute the strategies (4) No error (5)

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Answer: C

Explanation:

'Not only' & 'but also' are used in a pair, so add 'also' after 'but' in the third part of the sentence, e.g., but also on your ability to plan and execute.


85) Ram is kind (1) not only in words (2) and also (3) in action. (4) No error (5)

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Answer: C

Explanation:

'Not only' & 'but also' are used in a pair as they are co-relative conjunction, so replace 'and' with 'but', e.g., not only in words but also in action.


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