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. You must _______ your career with all seriousness.









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    pursue (Verb ) : to do something or try to achieve something over a period of time
    Here, pursue is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    pursue (Verb ) : to do something or try to achieve something over a period of time
    Here, pursue is the right usage.


  1. After your long illness I am happy to see you _____.









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    up and about : out of bed.
    Look at the sentence : He is up and about again after his illness.
    Here, up and about is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    up and about : out of bed.
    Look at the sentence : He is up and about again after his illness.
    Here, up and about is the right usage.



  1. He went there _______.









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    on foot : walked.
    Here, on foot is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    on foot : walked.
    Here, on foot is the right usage.


  1. The _____ of the English language by a host of new words would _____ the old generation aghast.









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    aghast : filled with horror and surprise; horrified.
    Here, invasion ; leave is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    aghast : filled with horror and surprise; horrified.
    Here, invasion ; leave is the right usage.



  1. The _____ you have charged for the hotel room is _____.









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    tariff : a list of fixed prices that are charged by a hotel or restaurant for rooms, meals etc. exorbitant : much too high.
    Here, tariff ; exorbitant is the right usage.

    Correct Option: D

    tariff : a list of fixed prices that are charged by a hotel or restaurant for rooms, meals etc. exorbitant : much too high.
    Here, tariff ; exorbitant is the right usage.