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. Then railway trains ______ the most popular and the cheapest means of transport.









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    It is a general fact.
    Hence, Present Simple become is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    It is a general fact.
    Hence, Present Simple become is the right usage.


  1. Most parents _________ love and affection on their children.









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    Pour (Verb) : to express feelings.
    Here, pour is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    Pour (Verb) : to express feelings.
    Here, pour is the right usage.



  1. She was aware of what was going ________ her father’s mind.









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    go through (Phr. V.) : to experience or suffer something
    Here, through (Prep.) is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    go through (Phr. V.) : to experience or suffer something
    Here, through (Prep.) is the right usage.


  1. This auspicious beginning ____ well for a successful completion of our project.









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    augur (Verb) : to be a sign that something will be successful or not successful in the future; bode.
    attunes (V.) : to bring into a harmonious/responsive relationship
    Here, augurs is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    augur (Verb) : to be a sign that something will be successful or not successful in the future; bode.
    attunes (V.) : to bring into a harmonious/responsive relationship
    Here, augurs is the right usage.



  1. His bungalow went through a make ____ .









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    make over : to change something in order to make it look different.
    Here, over is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    make over : to change something in order to make it look different.
    Here, over is the right usage.