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Fill in the blank with the most appropriate word.
Someone heard him shout for help. He _ _ _ _ _ _ _ shout for help.
A) Has been heard.
B) Is heard to.
C) Was heard.
D) Was heard to.

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Hint:First we must know the meanings of all the options and we must see that the selected option will make the sentence meaningful. Read all the options carefully and select the most appropriate option.

Complete step-by-step answer:
The above given sentence is a passive sentence.
Now let’s examine and understand the given options above.
Has been heard: this option is the part of present perfect tense but the given sentence someone heard him shout for help is past indefinite tense. This option can’t be appropriate.
Is heard to: this option is the part of present indefinite tense but the given sentence Someone heard him shout for help is past indefinite tense. This option can’t be appropriate.
Was heard: this option is part of past indefinite but to complete this sentence as a passive voice there should be a preposition before the verb shout but this option doesn’t have any preposition. So it’s an inappropriate option for a given sentence.
Was heard to: the option (D) is an absolutely appropriate option as it is the example of past indefinite tense and even it has the proposition to before the verb shout. So the correct sentence is “He was heard to shout for help”.

Note:For choosing the correct option knowing actual meaning of the given question is necessary because passive voice has some rules to have a correct meaning of the sentence.
To understand such questions the study of tenses (active voice) is required so that we can write correct sentences using passive voice because to understand passive we must know active voice.