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. They did not know where they ....... from.









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    The sentence is in Indirect Speech showing Past Time. So, Past Perfect Tense will be used
    Here, had come is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    The sentence is in Indirect Speech showing Past Time. So, Past Perfect Tense will be used
    Here, had come is the right usage.


  1. He held ...... to the books passionately.









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    hold on to something
    (Idiom) : to maintain a grip on something
    Here, on is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    hold on to something
    (Idiom) : to maintain a grip on something
    Here, on is the right usage.



  1. The thief explained how he ....... from the jail.









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    The sentence is in Indirect Speech showing Past time. So, Past Perfect Tense will be used.
    Here, had escaped is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    The sentence is in Indirect Speech showing Past time. So, Past Perfect Tense will be used.
    Here, had escaped is the right usage.


Direction: 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.

  1. 700 men worked for 10 years to......the Borobudur temple in Java to its former glory.









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    restore (Verb) : to bring back to former position, place or condition
    revive (Verb ) : to make something start being used or done again
    Here, restore is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    restore (Verb) : to bring back to former position, place or condition
    revive (Verb ) : to make something start being used or done again
    Here, restore is the right usage.



  1. When the thief entered the house, the inmates ....in the hall.









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    The action is showing a Past Progressive Tense. So, were sleeping is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    The action is showing a Past Progressive Tense. So, were sleeping is the right usage.