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. _____ the rain forests is very important, if we do not want the flora and fauna found there to become extinct.









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    preserving (Verb) : saving; conserving
    Here, Preserving is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    preserving (Verb) : saving; conserving
    Here, Preserving is the right usage.


  1. I assume ____ with me.









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    Here, that everyone agrees is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    Here, that everyone agrees is the right usage.



  1. The company let me ____ time off work.









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    let (Verb) : allow
    The sentence structure will be as follows :
    The company → (Subject) let → (let) me → (object) → (Inf. (without to)) take time off work
    Here, take is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    let (Verb) : allow
    The sentence structure will be as follows :
    The company → (Subject) let → (let) me → (object) → (Inf. (without to)) take time off work
    Here, take is the right usage.


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

  1. Do not stay in the grasslands after dark, as some animals become _____ when they see
    humans.









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    aggressive (Adj.) : angry, and behaving in a threatening way; ready to attack
    Here, aggressive is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    aggressive (Adj.) : angry, and behaving in a threatening way; ready to attack
    Here, aggressive is the right usage.



  1. She remained a _____ all her life.









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    spinster (Noun) : a woman who is not married, especially an older woman who is not likely to marry
    bachelor (Noun) : a man who has never been married
    Here, spinster is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    spinster (Noun) : a woman who is not married, especially an older woman who is not likely to marry
    bachelor (Noun) : a man who has never been married
    Here, spinster is the right usage.