Fill in the blanks with appropriate word from alternatives : Exercise – 6

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 car broke down and we ____ get a taxi.

(1) were to
(2) are to
(3) had to
(4) have to

2. Our rich culture inspires us to take ____ in our heritage.

(1) prided
(2) proudly
(3) pride
(4) proud

3. He will not work ____ he is compelled.

(1) till
(2) if
(3) after
(4) unless

4. The teacher said disappointedly. ‘’There is ____ in my class who can solve this problem.’’

(1) anybody
(2) somebody
(3) everybody
(4) nobody

5. He said I ____ use his car whenever I wanted.

(1) could
(2) can
(3) will
(4) would

Answers 1 to 5

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


6. Did the child ____ from the chair?

(1) fell
(2) fallen
(3) falling
(4) fall

7. Do you ____ to see my collections?

(1) cared
(2) like
(3) want
(4) got

8. After initial setback, all ____ programmes were successful due to the initiative of the new dynamic team.

(1) consequent
(2) subsequently
(3) consequently
(4) subsequent

9. Bread is usually made ____ wheat.

(1) of
(2) from
(3) with
(4) by

10. He ____ his living by hard work.

(1) earns
(2) wins
(3) creates
(4) ables

Answers 6 to 10

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


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11. Take this medicine regularly and you will get rid ____ this disease.

(1) from
(2) of
(3) over
(4) at

12. She tries to adjust ____ her relation.

(1) at
(2) so
(3) with
(4) for

13. The new government took ____ last year.

(1) after
(2) over
(3) upon
(4) out

14. Mohan’s career has taken some ____ twists and turns.

(1) interesting
(2) interactive
(3) intuitive
(4) incentive

15. When she retired, she handed ____ the charge to the’ Vice-president.

(1) out
(2) across
(3) off
(4) over

Answers 11 to 15

11. (2) 12. (3) 13. (2) 14. (1) 15. (4)


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16. Statistics ____ always my worst subject.

(1) were
(2) is
(3) have
(4) are

17. The bus ____ fifty passengers fell ____ the river.

(1) for; upon
(2) over; on
(3) of; at
(4) with; into

18. It is raining ____. Do not go out.

(1) fast
(2) soundly
(3) strongly
(4) heavily

19. She was remarkably ____ in singing and dancing.

(1) conducive
(2) fluctuating
(3) cooperative
(4) accomplished

20. Sheila gained an advantage ____ me.
(1) from
(2) on
(3) over
(4) upon

Answers 16 to 20

16. (2) 17. (4) 18. (4) 19. (4) 20. (3)


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21. He is getting married ____ Maya.

(1) only
(2) by
(3) with
(4) to

22. Medical doctors should try to ____ as many patients as possible.

(1) heel
(2) heal
(3) kill
(4) hale

23. A number of refugees ____ been turned back at the border.

(1) are
(2) has
(3) is
(4) have

24. Can you tell the difference ____ butter and Margarine.

(1) over
(2) with
(3) between
(4) among

25. A technology-starved customer would only be ____ to be presented with a new product.

(1) thriving
(2) declarative
(3) irritable
(4) thrilled

Answers 21 to 25

21. (4) 22. (2) 23. (4) 24. (3) 25. (4)


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26. Neither Shyam ____ Rohit came to the school today.

(1) but
(2) or
(3) nor
(4) and

27. I’m not very good ____ repairing things.

(1) at
(2) for
(3) in
(4) about

28. The art of cooking ____ in ancient India.

(1) is perfected
(2) will perfect
(3) perfected
(4) was perfected

29. My father is very ____ to me, we play football every evening.

(1) friendly
(2) friends
(3) friend-like
(4) friendship

30. Will all of you ____ up for prayer?

(1) raise
(2) rise
(3) raze
(4) race

Answers 26 to 30

26. (3) 27. (1) 28. (4) 29. (1) 30. (2)


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