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 as your answer.

  1. One who tries may fail but one who does not try never ________.









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    For, one (Singular), succeeds should be used.
    Hence, succeeds is the right option.

    Correct Option: A

    For, one (Singular), succeeds should be used.
    Hence, succeeds is the right option.


  1. He ________ to help me and called me a fool.









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    Here, refused is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    Here, refused is the right usage.



  1. They organized an event last month in ______ with another company.









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    in collaboration with : the act of working with another person.
    Look at the sentence :
    She wrote the book in collaboration with one of her friends.
    Here, collaboration is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    in collaboration with : the act of working with another person.
    Look at the sentence :
    She wrote the book in collaboration with one of her friends.
    Here, collaboration is the right usage.


  1. We all have ________ the widowed girl.









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    Here, sympathy for is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    Here, sympathy for is the right usage.



  1. The lady ________ to be a close relative of ours.









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    turn out : to be discovered to be; to prove to be.
    Here, turned out is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    turn out : to be discovered to be; to prove to be.
    Here, turned out is the right usage.