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In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

 

The abuse of phrases and the misuse of words rife among us can be checked __________ diligent exercises in good English, such as this book provides. ___________exercises, in conjunction __________ others to be found in different volumes by the same author, will serve to correct careless diction and slovenly speech, and lead to the art of speaking and writing correctly; for, after all, ___________ in the use of words is more a matter of habit than of theory, and once it is acquired it becomes just as easy to speak or to write good English _____________ bad English.

 

can be checked __________ diligent exercises

 

A) by B) to
C) at D) so

Answer:   A) by



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Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.
SCRAP

 

A) save B) store
C) reject D) hoard
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) reject

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Select the wrongly spelt word.

 

A) nibble B) neither
C) ninteenth D) nightingale
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) ninteenth

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Q:

Select the most appropriate word to fill in the blank.
Darkness ______ over the forest increasing the danger of wild animals.

 

A) descended B) grounded
C) collapsed D) declined
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) descended

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Q:

Select the wrongly spelt word.

 

A) scanty B) scenary
C) scheme D) scarce
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) scenary

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Q:

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Be an old hat

 

A) be outdated B) be foolish
C) be superstitious D) be crazy
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) be outdated

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Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.
AVENGE

 

A) cheer B) comfort
C) punish D) encourage
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) punish

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Q:

Select the most appropriate antonym of the given word.
ACCESSIBLE

 

A) stressed B) reachable
C) attainable D) restricted
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) restricted

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Given below are four jumbled sentences. Out of the given options pick the one that gives their correct order.


A. He meets me in the same frank friendly way as always without mentioning it.


B. He has owed it to me for twelve months now.


C. I can realise whenever I meet him that he has forgotten that he owes me a dollar.


D. My friend Todd owes me a dollar

 

A) CBAD B) DBCA
C) CBDA D) ADBC
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) DBCA

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