Fill in the blanks with appropriate word from alternatives.

Directions (1-31) : 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.

1. The building is not safe and must be ____ down.

(1) pull
(2) pulling
(3) pulled
(4) pulls

2. There is something wonderful ____ him.

(1) of
(2) about
(3) for
(4) inside

3. The song in the play cannot be deleted as it is ____ to the story.

(1) intervened
(2) innate
(3) exacting
(4) integral

4. She remained a ____ all her life.

(1) spinster
(2) bachelor
(3) unmarried
(4) single

5. Do not stay in the grasslands after dark, as some animals become ____ when they see humans.

(1) provoked
(2) alerted
(3) aggressive
(4) threatened

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6. The company let me ____ time off work.

(1) take
(2) taking
(3) to take
(4) took

7. I assume ____ with me.

(1) every one agreeing
(2) that every one agrees
(3) every one to agree
(4) that every one to agree

8. ____ the rain forests is very important, if we do not want the flora and fauna found there to become extinct.

(1) Reserving
(2) Destroying
(3) Preserving
(4) Maintaining

9. If I had helped him, he ____.

(1) will not be drowned
(2) would not be drowned
(3) will not have drowned
(4) would not have drowned

10. When will you hand ____ your assignment?

(1) in
(2) back
(3) down
(4) into

11. The housewife ____ the cakes burning, and ran to switch off the oven.

(1) smell
(2) smells
(3) smelt
(4) smelling

12. ____ an old legend, King Shirham lived in India.

(1) In the event of
(2) Due to
(3) According to
(4) In reference to

13. ____ you leave now, you will be late.

(1) Until
(2) Till
(3) Unless
(4) Although

14. The ____ were arrested for illegally hunting the bears.

(1) poachers
(2) rangers
(3) soldiers
(4) villagers

15. If you had followed the rules, you ____ disqualified.

(1) will not be
(2) would not be
(3) will not have been
(4) would not have been

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16. ____ your instruction, we have closed your bank account.

(1) In lieu
(2) With regard to
(3) In accordance with
(4) On account of

17. ____ she is clever, she often makes mistakes.

(1) Despite
(2) Since
(3) Although
(4) Yet

18. Do you prefer ____ or traditional art forms?

(1) archaic
(2) contemporary
(3) foreign
(4) simultaneous

19. The farmers ____ their farms, if they had known that a thunderstorm was approaching.

(1) will leave
(2) would leave
(3) will have left
(4) would have left

20. The Paralympics is a competition for the ____.

(1) disadvantaged
(2) discouraged
(3) disabled
(4) despised

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21. She made her stepson her ____ to her large fortune.

(1) hare
(2) heir
(3) hair
(4) here

22. The stewardess showed the passenger ____.

(1) when to start travelling
(2) where to land the plane
(3) how to fasten the seat belt
(4) how to judge the altitude of the plane

23. Many people reported ____ a noise in the night.

(1) to hear
(2) having heard
(3) to have heard
(4) been hearing

24. I am exhausted, let’s ____ a day.

(1) call it
(2) call at
(3) call off
(4) call in

25. The worker used ____ to patch up the hole in the wall.

(1) sand
(2) cement
(3) soil
(4) grass

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26. How did these things come ____?

(1) about
(2) into
(3) at
(4) down

27. The news was ____ good to be true.

(1) very
(2) too
(3) so
(4) as

28. How much longer ____ this book?

(1) you are needing
(2) will you be needing
(3) will you have needing
(4) have you needing

29. ____ you hear the President’s speech?
(1) Have
(2) Has
(3) Had
(4) Did

30. I ____ to the movies with some friend last night.

(1) have gone
(2) went
(3) am gone
(4) am going

31. She has only ____ friends.

(1) fewer
(2) less
(3) more
(4) a few

Answers.

1. (3) 2. (2) 3. (4) 4. (1) 5. (3) 6. (1) 7. (2) 8. (3) 9. (4) 10. (2) 11. (3) 12. (3) 13. (3) 14. (1) 15. (4) 16. (3) 17. (3) 18. (2) 19. (4) 20. (3) 21. (2) 22. (3) 23. (3) 24. (1) 25. (2) 26. (1) 27. (2) 28. (2) 29. (4) 30. (2) 31. (4)

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