Selecting Words


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

  1. She feared that she __________.









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    The structure of the sentence is as follows :
    It is possible → She feared + that → that + Pro. → she + might → might + verb → fail.
    Here, might fall is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    The structure of the sentence is as follows :
    It is possible → She feared + that → that + Pro. → she + might → might + verb → fail.
    Here, might fall is the right usage.


  1. By –––––––– united struggle, we may achieve success.









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    a (Indef. Art.) is the right usage. U gives a consonant sound.

    Correct Option: A

    a (Indef. Art.) is the right usage. U gives a consonant sound.



  1. My friends fail to see why I should ride the ––––––– horse just because I have won a prize!









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    ride the high horse (Idiom) : behave in a way that shows you are better than other people
    Here, high is the right usage.

    Correct Option: D

    ride the high horse (Idiom) : behave in a way that shows you are better than other people
    Here, high is the right usage.


  1. Homoeopathic treatment, they say, cuts ––––––– the need for operation and risk from surgery.









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    cut down (Phr. V.) : to reduce the size, amount or number of something
    cut off (Phr. V.) : to interrupt somebody and stop him from speaking; to stop the supply
    cut out (Phr. V.) : to stop doing; to block something; to omit
    cut away (Phr. V.) : to remove something from something by cutting
    Here, down is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    cut down (Phr. V.) : to reduce the size, amount or number of something
    cut off (Phr. V.) : to interrupt somebody and stop him from speaking; to stop the supply
    cut out (Phr. V.) : to stop doing; to block something; to omit
    cut away (Phr. V.) : to remove something from something by cutting
    Here, down is the right usage.



  1. The streets are lighted ––––––– electricity.









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    In this sentence, the means or method (electricity) is indicated. So, by is the right
    usage.

    Correct Option: B

    In this sentence, the means or method (electricity) is indicated. So, by is the right
    usage.