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. There was some __________ between the member’s version and the committee’s version.









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    discrepancy (Noun) : difference between two or more things that should be the same
    Here, discrepancy is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    discrepancy (Noun) : difference between two or more things that should be the same
    Here, discrepancy is the right usage.


  1. The explosion that ___________ the bus killed twelve people .









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    wreck (Verb) : to damage; to destroy
    Here, wrecked is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    wreck (Verb) : to damage; to destroy
    Here, wrecked is the right usage.



  1. The usher showed us _____.









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    usher (Noun) : a person who shows people where to sit in a church, public hall, etc.
    Here, where to sit is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    usher (Noun) : a person who shows people where to sit in a church, public hall, etc.
    Here, where to sit is the right usage.


  1. The speaker did not properly space out his speech, but went on _______ one point only.









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    stress (Verb) : to emphasize a fact, an idea, etc.
    Here, stressing is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    stress (Verb) : to emphasize a fact, an idea, etc.
    Here, stressing is the right usage.



  1. I have brought some books _______, you to examine.









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    Prep.-for is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    Prep.-for is the right usage.