Selecting Words


Direction: In these 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.....mad if you think I’m going to show my answer-sheet.









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    must be (Aux.V.) : used for showing that you are very surprised at what somebody has just said
    supposed to be (Idiom) : expected or intended to do something
    Here, must be is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    must be (Aux.V.) : used for showing that you are very surprised at what somebody has just said
    supposed to be (Idiom) : expected or intended to do something
    Here, must be is the right usage.


  1. Madhu has not been able to recall where.....









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    In Indirect speech, a question becomes an Assertive Sentence.
    Here, she lived is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    In Indirect speech, a question becomes an Assertive Sentence.
    Here, she lived is the right usage.



  1. There were two small rooms in the beach house, .....served as a kitchen.









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    As there is comparison between two, Comp. Deg. will be used.
    Here, the smaller of them is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    As there is comparison between two, Comp. Deg. will be used.
    Here, the smaller of them is the right usage.


  1. The magnificent.....temple was constructed by the Chinese.









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    The adjective with two words joined by the hyphen is called a Compound Adjective.
    When we have a Compound Adjective using numbers + a time period, the word referring
    to a time period is in Singular form and is joined to the number with a hyphen.
    Here, eight-century-old is the right usage.

    Correct Option: D

    The adjective with two words joined by the hyphen is called a Compound Adjective.
    When we have a Compound Adjective using numbers + a time period, the word referring
    to a time period is in Singular form and is joined to the number with a hyphen.
    Here, eight-century-old is the right usage.



  1. She stood.....the crowd quite amazed.









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    in (Prep.) is used for indicating a location or place
    Here, in is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    in (Prep.) is used for indicating a location or place
    Here, in is the right usage.