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 climate is not conducive _____ good health.









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    conducive (Adj:) : tending to cause or bring something about when it is most positive (placed
    after the word modified), it is followed by to (Prep.).
    Here, to is the right usage.

    Correct Option: D

    conducive (Adj:) : tending to cause or bring something about when it is most positive (placed
    after the word modified), it is followed by to (Prep.).
    Here, to is the right usage.


  1. Had you told me earlier In _____the meeting.









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    The structure of the sentence is as follows:
    Past Perfect (Had — told), ....... would have + Past Participle (attended) ..............
    Here, would have attended is the right usage.

    Correct Option: D

    The structure of the sentence is as follows:
    Past Perfect (Had — told), ....... would have + Past Participle (attended) ..............
    Here, would have attended is the right usage.


  1. I got used _____on the right when I was in the U.S. for two years.









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    We use get used to doing to talk about the process of something becoming normal for us. Such expressions are followed by Gerunds
    Here, to driving is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    We use get used to doing to talk about the process of something becoming normal for us. Such expressions are followed by Gerunds
    Here, to driving is the right usage.


  1. We will have to atone _____our misdeeds.









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    atone (Verb) : to act in a way that shows you are sorry for doing something wrong in the
    past. atone takes the Preposition-for
    Here, for is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    atone (Verb) : to act in a way that shows you are sorry for doing something wrong in the
    past. atone takes the Preposition-for
    Here, for is the right usage.


  1. _____ politicians are always respected.









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    conscientious (Adj.) : taking care to do things carefully and correctly
    Here, conscientious is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    conscientious (Adj.) : taking care to do things carefully and correctly
    Here, conscientious is the right usage.