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 appearance of the city _______ day by day.









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    Here, is changing is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    Here, is changing is the right usage.


  1. He has the full facts _______ but is deliberately hiding them.









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    keep something up your sleeve : to keep a plan secret until you need to use it.
    Here, up his sleeves is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    keep something up your sleeve : to keep a plan secret until you need to use it.
    Here, up his sleeves is the right usage.



  1. The police fired on the mob when they _______









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    Here, turned violent is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    Here, turned violent is the right usage.


  1. By morning, the fury of the floods _____.









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    abate : to become less strong; to make something less strong.
    ebbed (V.) : to become gradually weaker/ less; decrease
    receded (V.) : to become gradually weaker/ smaller
    Here, abated is the right usage.

    Correct Option: D

    abate : to become less strong; to make something less strong.
    ebbed (V.) : to become gradually weaker/ less; decrease
    receded (V.) : to become gradually weaker/ smaller
    Here, abated is the right usage.



  1. Krisda’s stories ______ me very strangely.









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    affect (Verb) : to produce a change
    afflict (Verb) : to affect in an unpleasant way
    Here, affected is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    affect (Verb) : to produce a change
    afflict (Verb) : to affect in an unpleasant way
    Here, affected is the right usage.