Selecting Words


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. It is time we ......with determination.









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    This structure uses a Past Tense form to talk about the Present or Future. So, acted is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    This structure uses a Past Tense form to talk about the Present or Future. So, acted is the right usage.


  1. We must avail ourselves ......every opportunity that comes ......our way.









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    avail (Verb) : to make use avail goes with Prep. of avail of : to make use of
    Here, of ; in - is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    avail (Verb) : to make use avail goes with Prep. of avail of : to make use of
    Here, of ; in - is the right usage.



  1. Hopes of a settlement depends on the ......of the discussion.









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    outcome (Noun) : the result or effect of an action or event.
    Here, outcome is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    outcome (Noun) : the result or effect of an action or event.
    Here, outcome is the right usage.


  1. Only one of the boys ......not done the home-work given yesterday.









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    On ly one of the boys (Subject) is Singular. It will agree with a Singular Verb. So, has will be used
    Here, has is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    On ly one of the boys (Subject) is Singular. It will agree with a Singular Verb. So, has will be used
    Here, has is the right usage.



  1. On my return from a long holiday, I had to ......with a lot of work.









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    catch up (Verb) % to reach the same level or standard as somebody who is ahead of you
    Here, catch up is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    catch up (Verb) % to reach the same level or standard as somebody who is ahead of you
    Here, catch up is the right usage.