Selecting Words


Direction: The sentences given with blanks are to be filled with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. For each question, choose the correct alternative.

  1. Please don’t ______ me when I’m speaking









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    Structure of Imperative Sentence :
    Do/does + not + V1 (Infinitive without to)
    Hence, interrupt is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    Structure of Imperative Sentence :
    Do/does + not + V1 (Infinitive without to)
    Hence, interrupt is the right usage.


  1. I insisted _______ his leaving the place.









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    (1) insist (V. ) : to demand earnestly.
    insist (V.) agrees with on (Prep.)
    Hence, on is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    (1) insist (V. ) : to demand earnestly.
    insist (V.) agrees with on (Prep.)
    Hence, on is the right usage.


  1. The passengers were afraid but the captain ______ them that there was no danger.









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    (1) assure (V.) : to guarantee; to tell somebody that something is definitely going to happen.
    Here, assured is the right option.

    Correct Option: D

    (1) assure (V.) : to guarantee; to tell somebody that something is definitely going to happen.
    Here, assured is the right option.


Direction: In each of these questions, a sentence is given with a blank 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. The farmers suffered because the monsoon did not arrive _________ time.









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    (1) on time : not late ; at the correct time.
    Here, on is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    (1) on time : not late ; at the correct time.
    Here, on is the right usage.


  1. A person came in with a baby who, she said, _________ a safety pin.
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    For two events of the past, the event that happens earlier should be expressed in Past Perfect.
    Hence, had just swallowed is the right option.

    Correct Option: C

    For two events of the past, the event that happens earlier should be expressed in Past Perfect.
    Hence, had just swallowed is the right option.