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.

  1. Smallpox has been eradicated ____ India.









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    eradicate (Verb) : to destroy or get rid of something completely eradicate agrees with Prep.-from
    Here, from is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    eradicate (Verb) : to destroy or get rid of something completely eradicate agrees with Prep.-from
    Here, from is the right usage.


  1. The headmaster congratulated Rajan ____ getting the merit scholarship.









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    congratulate (Verb) : agrees with Prep.-on
    Here, on is the right usage.

    Correct Option: D

    congratulate (Verb) : agrees with Prep.-on
    Here, on is the right usage.



  1. Children below the age of fourteen should be ______ sent to school.









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    Here, compulsorily (Adv.) is the right usage.

    Correct Option: D

    Here, compulsorily (Adv.) is the right usage.


  1. Girls generally ____ in their mother.









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    Here, confide (Verb) is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    Here, confide (Verb) is the right usage.



  1. Appearances are _____.









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    deceptive (Adj.) : misleading
    Here, deceptive is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    deceptive (Adj.) : misleading
    Here, deceptive is the right usage.