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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    succeeds
    Here, succeeds is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    succeeds
    Here, succeeds is the right usage.


  1. The terrorists made a vain attempt to _____ the bridge.









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    blow up : to destroy something by an explosion.
    Here, blow up is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    blow up : to destroy something by an explosion.
    Here, blow up is the right usage.



  1. Take care ____ your health.









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    take care of : be careful about something
    Here, of is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    take care of : be careful about something
    Here, of is the right usage.


  1. Politics is the last ______ of scoundrels.









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    The first/last/final resort : the first or last course of action that you can take in a particular situation.
    Here, resort is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    The first/last/final resort : the first or last course of action that you can take in a particular situation.
    Here, resort is the right usage.



  1. The speeding car ______ a man this morning.









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    knock down : to hit somebody and make them fall on the ground.
    Here, knocked down is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    knock down : to hit somebody and make them fall on the ground.
    Here, knocked down is the right usage.