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. It is time you ______ home.









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    The structure of the sentence is as follows :
    It is time + Past Subjunctive
    It is time + Past Subjunctive expresses that something should be done and that it is already a bit late.
    Here, went is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    The structure of the sentence is as follows :
    It is time + Past Subjunctive
    It is time + Past Subjunctive expresses that something should be done and that it is already a bit late.
    Here, went is the right usage.


  1. He _______ wants to succeed in life must be prepared to work hard.









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    When the Subject initiates the action, Relative Pronounwho will be used.
    Here, who is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    When the Subject initiates the action, Relative Pronounwho will be used.
    Here, who is the right usage.



  1. He drove the car very fast, ____.









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    The sentence is Affirmative, in Past Tense. So, Negative Tag will be used. As there is no Auxiliary, did will be used.
    Here, didn’t he ? is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    The sentence is Affirmative, in Past Tense. So, Negative Tag will be used. As there is no Auxiliary, did will be used.
    Here, didn’t he ? is the right usage.


  1. There will be a rush for seats when the train _______.









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    In Conditional Sentences, if the Main Clause is in Simple Future Tense, the Conditional Clause will be in Simple Present Tense
    Here, arrives is the right usage.

    Correct Option: D

    In Conditional Sentences, if the Main Clause is in Simple Future Tense, the Conditional Clause will be in Simple Present Tense
    Here, arrives is the right usage.



  1. Had he taken his degree five years ago he ______ got a promotion by now.









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    The sentence is Conditional, in Past Perfect Tense. In this case the structure will be as follows :
    Past Perfect (had-taken)
    ........... would + have + Past Participle (got) ............
    Here, would have is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    The sentence is Conditional, in Past Perfect Tense. In this case the structure will be as follows :
    Past Perfect (had-taken)
    ........... would + have + Past Participle (got) ............
    Here, would have is the right usage.