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. The publisher is bringing ______ a revised edition of this book.









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    bring out : to produce something; to publish something.
    Look at the sentence:
    The band have just brought out their second album.
    Here, out is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    bring out : to produce something; to publish something.
    Look at the sentence:
    The band have just brought out their second album.
    Here, out is the right usage.


  1. This is our house and that is _____.









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    Here Possessive Casetheir's is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    Here Possessive Casetheir's is the right usage.



  1. Your ______ nature will aid you in attaining success in every venture you undertake.









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    persevering (Adjective) : showing determination to achieve a particular aim despite
    difficulties.
    rotund (Adj.) : having a fat round body
    lackadaisical (Adj.) : not showing enough care/ enthusiasm
    catalytic (Adj.) : causing positive change to happen
    Here, persevering is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    persevering (Adjective) : showing determination to achieve a particular aim despite
    difficulties.
    rotund (Adj.) : having a fat round body
    lackadaisical (Adj.) : not showing enough care/ enthusiasm
    catalytic (Adj.) : causing positive change to happen
    Here, persevering is the right usage.


  1. The Chief Minister asked her officers to ___ the process of procuring food for the poor from the market.









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    speed up (Phr.V.) : to make something move/happen faster
    expedite (V.) : to make a process happen more quickly.
    Here, speed up is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    speed up (Phr.V.) : to make something move/happen faster
    expedite (V.) : to make a process happen more quickly.
    Here, speed up is the right usage.



  1. He worked ____ of his ability.









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    to the best (Id.) : as far as possible
    with the best (Id.) : as well as anyone
    at the best (Adv.) : under the best of conditions
    Here, to the best is the right usage.

    Correct Option: D

    to the best (Id.) : as far as possible
    with the best (Id.) : as well as anyone
    at the best (Adv.) : under the best of conditions
    Here, to the best is the right usage.