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. Each school has its own set of rules ......all good pupils should follow them.









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    and (Conj.) : used for joining words or a group of words or independent clauses without a contrast
    Here, and is the right usage.

    Correct Option: D

    and (Conj.) : used for joining words or a group of words or independent clauses without a contrast
    Here, and is the right usage.


  1. The lame boy tried to climb up the staircase without ...... help.









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    any (Det. ) : used with Uncountable Plural Nouns in Negative Sentences
    Here, any is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    any (Det. ) : used with Uncountable Plural Nouns in Negative Sentences
    Here, any is the right usage.



  1. Nadheeka was musing ......memories of the past.









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    muse over (Verb) : to think carefully about something for a time, ignoring what is happening around you
    Here, musing is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    muse over (Verb) : to think carefully about something for a time, ignoring what is happening around you
    Here, musing is the right usage.


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 alternatives.

  1. All jobs are respectable.......of their nature.









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    irrespective of (Prep.) : without considering something or being influenced by it ; regardless of
    Here, irrespective is the right usage.

    Correct Option: D

    irrespective of (Prep.) : without considering something or being influenced by it ; regardless of
    Here, irrespective is the right usage.



  1. We are happy to.......the receipt of your order No 4071 dated 13.3.96.









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    acknowledge (Verb) : to tell somebody that you have received something that he sent to you
    accept (Verb) : to take willingly
    Here, acknowledge is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    acknowledge (Verb) : to tell somebody that you have received something that he sent to you
    accept (Verb) : to take willingly
    Here, acknowledge is the right usage.