Fill in each of the numbered blanks with the correct form of the word given in brackets. Do not copy the passage but write in correct serial order the word or phrase appropriate to the blank space.

Once Socrates ....1...- (walk) along the bank of a river, when a young man came to him and said, "Learned Sir, what ,...2...(be) the secret of success?". Socrates asked him ..3..., (walk) with him into the river. When the water ....4..,. (reach) up to their neck, Socrates took the man by surprise by ....5.... (duck) him into the water. He kept the man under the water until the latter started ....6.... (turn) blue. Socrates then pulled him out of the water. The man began to gasp and took a deep breath of air. Socrates asked him. "What did you want the most when you ...7...(be) under water?" The man replied, "Air." Socrates said, "That ...8...(be) the secret to success. When you want success as badly as you want air, then you have it."

Dear Student,
Given below is the answer to your question.
  1. was walking
  2. is
  3. to walk
  4. reached
  5. ducking
  6. to turn
  7. were
  8. is
I hope you find this answer helpful. Please post more questions on the forum to be assisted by our team.
Thank you.  

  • 0
What are you looking for?