In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given.l Select the most appropriate option for each blank.
Eager to control the South Atlantic, the British Navy had tasked Admiral Byron (1)_______settling an island of the South American coast (2)______ships could resupply, and then finding an alternative (3)_______to the East Indies. After rounding the tip of South America, Admiral Byron comforted the world’s (4)_______body of water: the endless Pacific Ocean. After a month of empty blue horizon, a tiny island (5)______. Byron joyously described the island’s “beautiful appearance – surrounded by a beach of the finest white sand – and covered with tall trees.”
Select the most appropriate option for blank No. 1.