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. The rich parents decided to send their two sons to Eton, the stronghold of the.....of the rich.









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    progeny (Noun) : a person’s children ; the young of animals and plants
    ancestry (Noun) : family background
    pedigree (Noun) : family background
    Here, progeny is the right usage.

    Correct Option: D

    progeny (Noun) : a person’s children ; the young of animals and plants
    ancestry (Noun) : family background
    pedigree (Noun) : family background
    Here, progeny is the right usage.


  1. The more electricity you use, .....









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    The structure of such sentences is as follows :
    the + comparative _____ + the + comparative.
    Here, the higher your bill will be is the right usage.

    Correct Option: D

    The structure of such sentences is as follows :
    the + comparative _____ + the + comparative.
    Here, the higher your bill will be is the right usage.



  1. The teacher gives many examples to....the idea contained in the poem.









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    bring out (Phr.V.) : to lay stress; to make something clear
    bring about (Phr. V.) : to cause to take place
    bring in (Phr.V.) : introduce ; include
    bring forth (Phr.V.) : to give birth to; to bear (fruit)
    Here, bring out is the right usage.

    Correct Option: D

    bring out (Phr.V.) : to lay stress; to make something clear
    bring about (Phr. V.) : to cause to take place
    bring in (Phr.V.) : introduce ; include
    bring forth (Phr.V.) : to give birth to; to bear (fruit)
    Here, bring out is the right usage.


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. He was an ...... swimmer, but was swept away by a strong ......









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    expert ; current is the right usage

    Correct Option: D

    expert ; current is the right usage



  1. There is only one member who has not paid his ...... and he has promised to pay before the end
    of this month.









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    remittance (Noun) : payment made for something
    honorarium (Noun) : a payment made for somebody’s professional services
    subscription (Noun) : a fee that you pay regularly to belong to or support an organisation
    allowance (Noun) : an amount of money that is given to someone regularly
    Here, subscription is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    remittance (Noun) : payment made for something
    honorarium (Noun) : a payment made for somebody’s professional services
    subscription (Noun) : a fee that you pay regularly to belong to or support an organisation
    allowance (Noun) : an amount of money that is given to someone regularly
    Here, subscription is the right usage.