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. _______ you leave now, you will be late.









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    Unless (Conj.) : is used for talking about a situation that could happen in the future.
    Here, Unless is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    Unless (Conj.) : is used for talking about a situation that could happen in the future.
    Here, Unless is the right usage.


  1. _______ an old legend, King Shirham lived in India.









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    According to (Prep.) : as stated or reported by somebody/ something
    Here, According to is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    According to (Prep.) : as stated or reported by somebody/ something
    Here, According to is the right usage.



  1. The housewife _______ the cakes burning, and ran to switch off the oven.









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    Here, smelt (Simple Past Tense) is the right usage

    Correct Option: C

    Here, smelt (Simple Past Tense) is the right usage


  1. When will you hand ____ your assignment ?









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    hand in (Phr. V.) : to give something to a person in authority
    hand back (Phr. V.) : to give or return something to the person who owns it
    hand down (Phr. V.) : to give or leave something to somebody who is younger than you
    Here, in is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    hand in (Phr. V.) : to give something to a person in authority
    hand back (Phr. V.) : to give or return something to the person who owns it
    hand down (Phr. V.) : to give or leave something to somebody who is younger than you
    Here, in is the right usage.



  1. If I had helped him, he _____.









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    The sentence is in Past Perfect Tense. The structure will be as follows :
    If clause (Past + Perfect) + would + have + Past + Participle
    If I had helped him, he would not have been drowned.
    Here, would not have been drowned is the right usage.

    Correct Option: D

    The sentence is in Past Perfect Tense. The structure will be as follows :
    If clause (Past + Perfect) + would + have + Past + Participle
    If I had helped him, he would not have been drowned.
    Here, would not have been drowned is the right usage.