Selecting Words


Direction: In the following questions, sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four as your answer.

  1. We heard that the Richards _______ their house recently.









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    Here, had shifted is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    Here, had shifted is the right usage.


  1. Internet cafe owners fear that a police crackdown may cause ____ damage to their business.









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    irreparable (Adj.) : too bad or too serious to repair or put right
    Here, irreparable is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    irreparable (Adj.) : too bad or too serious to repair or put right
    Here, irreparable is the right usage.


Direction: In the following questions, sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four.

  1. Make hay while the sun _____.









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    Here, shines is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    Here, shines is the right usage.


  1. Guard _______ spelling mistakes.









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    Here, against (Prep.) is the right usage.
    guard against (Phr. V.) : to take care to avoid something or someone

    Correct Option: A

    Here, against (Prep.) is the right usage.
    guard against (Phr. V.) : to take care to avoid something or someone


  1. He _______ his father.









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    take after (Phr. V.) : to look or behave like an older member of your family, especially your mother or father
    Here, takes after is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    take after (Phr. V.) : to look or behave like an older member of your family, especially your mother or father
    Here, takes after is the right usage.