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What _______ when I called?

Answer: Were you doing
The correct answer is "were you doing". This is the correct form of the question in past continuous tense. It is asking about the action or activity that the person was engaged in at the time of the call.

Nothing _________ done when the boss is away.

Answer: Gets
When the boss is away, nothing "gets" done means that no work or tasks are accomplished in the absence of the boss. The word "gets" implies that there is a lack of productivity or progress during this time.

You can use my car ______ tomorrow.

Answer: Until
The word "until" is the correct answer because it indicates a specific point in time when the action of using the car will end. It implies that the car will be available for use up to a certain time tomorrow, but not after that time.

What _______ your favorite food as a child?

Answer: Was
The correct answer is "was" because the question is asking about the past, specifically about the person's favorite food when they were a child. "Was" is the past tense of the verb "to be" and is used to describe something that happened or existed in the past.

___________ you like? I like Grapes and Mango.

Answer: What type of fruit do
The correct answer is "What type of fruit do". This question is asking for the specific kind or category of fruit that the person likes. The word "type" implies a specific classification or category, which is appropriate in this context.

I will talk _____ Paul when I find him.

Answer: To
The word "to" is the correct answer because it indicates the intention or purpose of the speaker to have a conversation with Paul. "To" is commonly used in this context to express the direction or goal of an action, in this case, talking to Paul.

__________? Adolf Hitler did.

Answer: Who started the Second World War
This question is asking about the person who initiated or began the Second World War. The correct answer is "Who started the Second World War." This answer implies that someone or a group of people were responsible for initiating the conflict. It suggests that the war did not occur on its own but was caused by specific individuals or nations.

I never have _______ such a boring book!

Answer: Read
The correct answer is "read." The sentence is in the past tense, and "read" is the past tense form of the verb "to read." Therefore, the sentence should be "I never have read such a boring book!"

Please, let me _______!

Answer: Think
The correct answer is "think" because the phrase "please, let me" implies that the speaker is asking for permission or opportunity to do something. In this case, they are requesting the ability to think, indicating that they want to take some time to consider or reflect on something.

What is the antonym of 'ascend'?

Answer: Descend
In the context of movement, 'ascend' means to go up or climb. The direct antonym, which means the opposite, is 'descend,' which refers to moving downward. The other options, while related to elevation or increase, do not specifically imply the opposite movement of ascending. 'Climb' and 'elevate' are actually synonyms of 'ascend,' and 'increase' is more abstract and generally pertains to quantity or size rather than physical movement. Therefore, the correct answer is 'Descend.'
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