Selecting Words


Direction: In the following questions, some of the sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with appropriate words. Four alternatives are suggested for each
question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four.

  1. He knows French and German _____ Russian.









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    besides (Prep.) : in addition to
    Here, besides is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    besides (Prep.) : in addition to
    Here, besides is the right usage.


  1. The work was _____ by the rains.









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    hampered (Verb) : hindered; prevented from doing something; made it difficult for somebody to do something
    obstructed (Verb) : blocked a road, an entrance, a passage, etc. so that somebody may not
    get through, see past, etc.
    Here,hampered is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    hampered (Verb) : hindered; prevented from doing something; made it difficult for somebody to do something
    obstructed (Verb) : blocked a road, an entrance, a passage, etc. so that somebody may not
    get through, see past, etc.
    Here,hampered is the right usage.



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

  1. Napoleon’s army ___ to the Russian soldiers without any fight.









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    capitulated (Verb) : agreed to do something that you had been refusing to do for a long time; gave in; yielded
    evaded (Verb) : escaped from somebody
    Here, capitulated is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    capitulated (Verb) : agreed to do something that you had been refusing to do for a long time; gave in; yielded
    evaded (Verb) : escaped from somebody
    Here, capitulated is the right usage.


  1. For_______ sake don’t tell it to others.









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    for heaven's sake (Idiom) : used for emphasizing that it is important to do something or when you are annoyed about something
    Here, heaven’s is the right usage.

    Correct Option: D

    for heaven's sake (Idiom) : used for emphasizing that it is important to do something or when you are annoyed about something
    Here, heaven’s is the right usage.



  1. Mahesh showed an _____ for sports at a very early stage.









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    aptitude (Noun) : a natural ability to do something or to learn something
    attitude (Noun) : the way you think and feel about someone or something
    Here, aptitude is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    aptitude (Noun) : a natural ability to do something or to learn something
    attitude (Noun) : the way you think and feel about someone or something
    Here, aptitude is the right usage.