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. A.R. Rahman ____ the music for Commonwealth Games 2010.









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    composed (Verb) : wrote music
    Here, composed is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    composed (Verb) : wrote music
    Here, composed is the right usage.


  1. The government must _____ all resources of energy.









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    harness (Verb) : to control and use the force or strength of something to produce power or to achieve something
    Here, harness is the right usage.

    Correct Option: D

    harness (Verb) : to control and use the force or strength of something to produce power or to achieve something
    Here, harness 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. I prevailed _______ him to contest the election.









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    prevail on somebody to do something : to persuade somebody to do something
    Here, on is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    prevail on somebody to do something : to persuade somebody to do something
    Here, on is the right usage.


  1. Poets have compared this world ______ a stage.









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    compare (Verb) agrees with Prep-to
    Here, to is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    compare (Verb) agrees with Prep-to
    Here, to is the right usage.



  1. You should not confide _____ a stranger.









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    confide (Verb) : to tell somebody secrets and personal information that you do not
    want other people to know
    confide in/to (Phr. V.) → both can be used.
    Here, to is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    confide (Verb) : to tell somebody secrets and personal information that you do not
    want other people to know
    confide in/to (Phr. V.) → both can be used.
    Here, to is the right usage.