Selecting Words


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

  1. He was not a man _____ intelligence.









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    devoid of (Adj.) : completely lacking in something
    Here, devoid of is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    devoid of (Adj.) : completely lacking in something
    Here, devoid of is the right usage.


  1. Our monthly expenditure ____ by five hundred rupees when we decided to buy milk from the milkman.









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    shot up (Phr. V. ) : rose suddenly by a large amount
    Here, shot up is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    shot up (Phr. V. ) : rose suddenly by a large amount
    Here, shot up is the right usage.



  1. The work ____, he left his office.









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    having been denotes a completed activity. It shows y happened after x has happened.
    Here, having been completed is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    having been denotes a completed activity. It shows y happened after x has happened.
    Here, having been completed is the right usage.


  1. He was assured by his friends _____ every type of help, in an emergency.









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    Here of (Prep.) is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    Here of (Prep.) is the right usage.



  1. _____ the people looked well enough, but when one looked more closely one saw that their faces were filled with despair.









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    At first sight (Idiom) : immediately; at first glance; when you first begin to consider
    something; when you see somebody or something for the first time
    Here, At first sight is the right usage.

    Correct Option: D

    At first sight (Idiom) : immediately; at first glance; when you first begin to consider
    something; when you see somebody or something for the first time
    Here, At first sight is the right usage.