Selecting Words


Direction: Pick out the most effective word/ phrases from the given alternatives marked (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e) given below each sentence to fill in the blank to make the sentence meaningful and grammatically correct.

  1. By the time he was eighteen years old, Peter _______ to make a living and support his family.











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    The correct word is filled in the above given sentence :-
    began

    Correct Option: B

    The correct word is filled in the above given sentence :-
    By the time he was eighteen years old, Peter began to make a living and support his family.


  1. By the middle of the 19th Century, the urban population of England _________ the rural population.











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    correct word :-
    exceeded

    Correct Option: B

    As we can say that ,
    The correct word is filled in the above given sentence :-
    By the middle of the 19th Century, the urban population of England exceeded the rural population.



  1. It is difficult to speak a language fluently unless ______ regularly.











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    As we know that ,
    The correct word is filled in the above given sentence :-
    it is practised

    Correct Option: D

    As we know that ,
    The correct word is filled in the above given sentence :-
    It is difficult to speak a language fluently unless it is practised regularly.


  1. My friend and I decided to watch a play, however ______ enjoyed it.











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    Correct word is given as :-
    neither of us

    Correct Option: D

    As we can say that ,
    The correct word is filled in the above given sentence :-
    My friend and I decided to watch a play, however neither of us enjoyed it.



  1. The house that the actress lives in is beautiful, but the surroundings are ________ unpleasant.











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    The correct word is filled in the above given sentence :-
    quite

    Correct Option: A

    The correct word is filled in the above given sentence :-
    The house that the actress lives in is beautiful, but the surroundings are quite unpleasant.