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 _____ living here since 2000.









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    The job was started in the past and continues till present time.
    Hence, Present Perfect
    Continuous should be used here.
    Hence, have been is the right option.

    Correct Option: A

    The job was started in the past and continues till present time.
    Hence, Present Perfect
    Continuous should be used here.
    Hence, have been is the right option.


  1. The stranger ____in through the window last night.









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    creep (V.) : to move slowly, quietly and carefully.
    The sentence shows past time.
    Hence, crept is the right option.

    Correct Option: B

    creep (V.) : to move slowly, quietly and carefully.
    The sentence shows past time.
    Hence, crept is the right option.



  1. I ____ him on this point.









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    Preposition-with should be used with agree here.
    Hence, agreed with is the right option.

    Correct Option: B

    Preposition-with should be used with agree here.
    Hence, agreed with is the right option.


  1. Do not look _____ on women.









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    (1) look down on somebody : to think that you are better than somebody
    Look at the sentence :
    • She looks down on people who haven’t been to college.
    Hence, down is the right option.

    Correct Option: A

    (1) look down on somebody : to think that you are better than somebody
    Look at the sentence :
    • She looks down on people who haven’t been to college.
    Hence, down is the right option.



  1. The specialist _____ you want to meet is available only on Thursdays.









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    whom (Pro.) is used instead of who as the Object of a Verb/ Prep.
    Look at the sentences :
    • The author whom you criticized in your review has written a reply.
    • I wonder who that letter was from.
    Here, whom is the right option.

    Correct Option: B

    whom (Pro.) is used instead of who as the Object of a Verb/ Prep.
    Look at the sentences :
    • The author whom you criticized in your review has written a reply.
    • I wonder who that letter was from.
    Here, whom is the right option.