Fill in the blanks with appropriate word from alternatives : Exercise – 7

Directions (1-30) : In the following questions, sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate option. Four options are suggested for each question. Choose the correct option out of the four Or fill in the blanks with appropriate word from given alternatives. We have posted answers after every 5 questions to make it easy for you to Check your answers.

1. The teacher let us ____.

(1) to go early
(2) to leave early
(3) go early
(4) early to go

2. Jane is annoyed ____.

(1) on me
(2) with me
(3) against me
(4) over me

3. I am not angry ____ you, Paul.

(1) at
(2) on
(3) with
(4) against

4. ____ Australian and ____ European are three among the tourists.

(1) An, an
(2) The, the
(3) An, a
(4) A, an

5. I have been looking for an apartment and finally found the ____ one.

(1) good
(2) airy
(3) cheap
(4) perfect

Answers 1 to 5

1. (3) 2. (2) 3. (3) 4. (3) 5. (4)


6. The youth should believe ____ God.

(1) upon
(2) in
(3) on
(4) of

7. He was born ____ India.

(1) off
(2) in
(3) of
(4) through

8. The convict tried his level best to justify himself but judge looked ____ him and found him guilty.

(1) around
(2) at
(3) through
(4) to

9. His opponents launched a political ____ against him.

(1) regimen
(2) remission
(3) regale
(4) tirade

10. What an ____ story! I am not ____ enough yet to believe it.

(1) incredible/ credulous
(2) incredulous/ credible
(3) increditable/ believable
(4) unbelievable/ creditable

Answers 6 to 10

6. (2) 7. (2) 8. (3) 9. (4) 10. (1)


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11. Google is one of the most popular search engines, it is ____ by the internet users.

(1) utilized
(2) effected
(3) examined
(4) flabbergasted

12. Raj was tired of Puja’s ____ approach, so he asked her to make her final decision by that evening.

(1) silly-willy
(2) dilly-dally
(3) wasting
(4) dilly-nally

13. Ria is ____ at speaking languages. It is difficult to ____ only one puppy for animal shelter.

(1) adept, adapt
(2) adapt, adapt
(3) adept, adopt
(4) adapt, adopt

14. School days are considered to be the best years of your life. When my ____ year in school began, I began to think of those past enjoyable days and of my future also.

(1) penultimate
(2) absolute
(3) integral
(4) termination

15. Being ____, the judge gave a favourable verdict.

(1) sagacious
(2) pugnacious
(3) malicious
(4) tenacious

Answers 11 to 15

11. (1) 12. (2) 13. (3) 14. (1) 15. (1)


16. What ____? It ____ wonderful.

(1) is cooking, smell
(2) is cooking, smelled
(3) are you cooking, smelt
(4) are you cooking, smells

17. We had ____ money left, so we went out for a meal. We decided to abandon our trip as we had ____ money left.

(1) a little, a little
(2) little, a little
(3) a few, few
(4) a little, little

18. Please write to me ____ this address.

(1) upon
(2) at
(3) to
(4) on

19. I hate him for the simple reason that he keeps singing his own praises continually talking about himself. He is an irritating____. He is a real ____ because for anything he does he always expects something in return, a selfish person indeed.

(1) poser, Misanthrope
(2) poser, Egotist
(3) Egoist Misanthrope
(4) egotist, Egoist

20. On Tuesday it’s the carnival, ____ everybody gets dressed up in a fancy costume. So we will meet at John’s house, ____ is about a couple of kilometres away.

(1) which, where
(2) where, when
(3) when, where
(4) when, which

Answers 16 to 20

16. (4) 17. (4) 18. (3) 19. (4) 20. (4)


21. Student-parking should be ____: students should not be charged to buy parking stickers.

(1) fined
(2) free
(3) costly
(4) cheap

22. If you have roses growing in your garden, you can make a lovely ____ of flowers at home.

(1) bouqutte
(2) bucquete
(3) bouquete
(4) bouquet

23. The ____ of the middle school is a woman of ____.

(1) Principles, Principal
(2) Principals, Principal
(3) Principal, Principle
(4) Principle, Principals

24. With the changing times, most of the students have become business-like; they are ______ and want to take only those courses which they find rewarding.

(1) idealistic
(2) pragmatic
(3) enthusiastic
(4) partial

25. (i) John’s at ____ institute studying French.
(ii) They’re building ____ school at the end of our street.
(iii) Do they live in ____ United Kingdom or somewhere else?

(1) A, the, an
(2) The, a, an
(3) An, a, the
(4) The, an, a

Answers 21 to 25

21. (2) 22. (3) 23. (3) 24. (2) 25. (3)


26. All is not well ____ the auto-mobile sector.

(1) down
(2) in
(3) to
(4) of

27. Many premier educational institution come forward to have a ____ with flourishing industries.

(1) tie-up
(2) tie-in
(3) tie-on
(4) tie-ways

28. He slipped ____ his old ways and started drinking again.

(1) off
(2) by
(3) in
(4) into

29. They reached the railway station before the train ____.

(1) had been left
(2) left
(3) was leaving
(4) had left

30. The Information and Communication Technology has ____ age and employs very highly paid technocrats.

(1) come upon
(2) come out of
(3) come through
(4) come of

Answers 26 to 30

26. (2) 27. (1) 28. (4) 29. (2) 30. (4)


Objective General English for competitive exams SSC,IBPS,CSAT etc.

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