In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.
Every morning, nine-year old Khushi becomes guardian to her five-year old sister Ankita as (1) ______ hold hands and cross the railway tracks to (2) ______ the school. The sisters leave home (3) ______ 7 am with school bags larger (4) ______ their torsos. The 2 km route they walk on foot to reach school (5) ______ includes walking past a railway crossing and through the lanes of an industrial area used by mini trucks and carrier vehicles.
Select the most appropriate option for blank No. 5.