Don’t you think you _________ by not showing up at the meeting you underwent so much of trouble to organize?
Answer with explanationAnswer: Option C
Burnt bridges- to destroy one’s path, connections, reputation, opportunities, etc., particularly intentionally.
The terrorist, as well as his accomplices, was killed in the encounter.
Answer with explanationAnswer: Option D
The subject in the given sentence is singular and the phrase ‘as well as his accomplices’ is in commas meaning it is a parenthetical phrase, so the verb has to agree with the single subject, hence ‘was killed’ verb is correct.
‘Have been killed’ shows a recent occurrence and ‘was being killed’ shows an ongoing activity both of which are not compatible with the context of the given sentence.
More than 60% of India’s population live under the poverty line.
Answer with explanationAnswer: Option B
We say living ‘in’ poverty, but ‘below’ the poverty line. The world bank sets an international poverty line E.g. Rs. 100 per day per head, anyone earning less than that is said to be living ‘below the poverty line’. So the correct sentence is– More than 60% of India’s population lives below the poverty line.