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. All of us are devoted _____ one another.









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    devote agrees with Preposition-to
    Look at the sentences :
    I could only devote two hours a day to work.
    They are devoted to their children.
    Here, to is the right usage.

    Correct Option: D

    devote agrees with Preposition-to
    Look at the sentences :
    I could only devote two hours a day to work.
    They are devoted to their children.
    Here, to is the right usage.


  1. We can ____ right and wrong.









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    distinguish : differentiate.
    Look at the sentence :
    Are children able to distinguish between right and wrong ?
    Here, distinguish between is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    distinguish : differentiate.
    Look at the sentence :
    Are children able to distinguish between right and wrong ?
    Here, distinguish between is the right usage.



  1. He is a man of ___simplicity.









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    childlike : having the qualities that children usually have.
    Here, child like is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    childlike : having the qualities that children usually have.
    Here, child like is the right usage.


  1. You take a decision. The ball is in ____ now.









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    the ball is in your/ somebody’s court : It is your responsibility to take action next.
    Here, your court is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    the ball is in your/ somebody’s court : It is your responsibility to take action next.
    Here, your court is the right usage.



  1. The cold breath of autumn had ___ the ivy leaves from the vine and the branches remained almost bare.









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    strike ⇒ struck (Past) ⇒ struck (Past participle)
    strike : to happen suddenly and have a harmful or damaging effect on something.
    Here, struck is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    strike ⇒ struck (Past) ⇒ struck (Past participle)
    strike : to happen suddenly and have a harmful or damaging effect on something.
    Here, struck is the right usage.