Selecting Words


Direction: In the following questions, sentences are given with blanks to be filled 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 sound effects ______ by the recording director.









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    The structure of a sentence in Passive Voice and Simple Present Tense is as follows :
    Thing receiving action → (The sound effects) + be → ( are) + V3 (Past Participle) → ( provided) + by + thing doing action → (by the recording)
    Here, are provided is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    The structure of a sentence in Passive Voice and Simple Present Tense is as follows :
    Thing receiving action → (The sound effects) + be → ( are) + V3 (Past Participle) → ( provided) + by + thing doing action → (by the recording)
    Here, are provided is the right usage.


  1. She heard the ______ of the hinges.









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    creaking : a sound that is sometimes made by a door when it opens or shuts
    crashing : a loud noise made by something falling or breaking.
    rattling : a series of short loud sounds eg. rattling cups and saucers in kitchen
    rustling : soft rustling of leaves.
    Here, creaking is the right usage.

    Correct Option: D

    creaking : a sound that is sometimes made by a door when it opens or shuts
    crashing : a loud noise made by something falling or breaking.
    rattling : a series of short loud sounds eg. rattling cups and saucers in kitchen
    rustling : soft rustling of leaves.
    Here, creaking is the right usage.



Direction: In the following questions, sentences are given with blanks to be filled with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four.

  1. Bob and Jane decided to tie the knot because









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    tie the knot : to get married.
    Here, they loved one another is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    tie the knot : to get married.
    Here, they loved one another is the right usage.


  1. The archer missed the ______ by an inch.









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    aim by an inch is the right usage.

    Correct Option: D

    aim by an inch is the right usage.



  1. If you say to someone “You’re so full of yourself ” they’ll probably feel_______.









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    full of yourself : very proud; thinking only of yourself.
    Here, upset is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    full of yourself : very proud; thinking only of yourself.
    Here, upset is the right usage.