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. He ___ before the court that he was innocent of the crime.









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    declared (Verb) : to say or state in an official or public way; to say in a strong and confident way
    Here, declared is the right usage.

    Correct Option: D

    declared (Verb) : to say or state in an official or public way; to say in a strong and confident way
    Here, declared is the right usage.


  1. The subordinate made a ___ remark against his boss that cost his job.









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    derogatory (Adj.) : insulting; expressing a low opinion of somebody or something
    Here, derogatory is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    derogatory (Adj.) : insulting; expressing a low opinion of somebody or something
    Here, derogatory is the right usage.



  1. I am grateful ___ him.









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    Here, to (Prep.) is the right usage.

    Correct Option: D

    Here, to (Prep.) is the right usage.


  1. Your tie does not go well ___ your shirt.









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    Here, with (Prep.) is the right usage.
    go with (Phr. V.) : match

    Correct Option: B

    Here, with (Prep.) is the right usage.
    go with (Phr. V.) : match



  1. The whole class sympathised ___ the peon.









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    Here, with (Prep.) is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    Here, with (Prep.) is the right usage.