Fill in the Blanks to make the Sentence Meaningful

Directions (1-10): In each of the following sentences there are two blank spaces. Below each sentence there are five pairs denoted by numbers 1), 2), 3), 4) and 5). Find out which pair of words can be filled up in the blanks in the sentence in the same sequence to make it meaningfully complete.

1. They ________ invited all the residents of the society ______ the annual celebration.
1. had, by
2. has, at
3. can, in
4. have, for
5. want, by


2. He ______ his level best, but was ________ to clear the interview.
1. gave, sorry
2. showed, able
3. thought, happy
4. sent, unsuccessful
5. tried, unable


3. The _____ of government schools in rural areas is pitiable as _______ to their urban counterparts.
1. quality, like
2. progress, unlike
3. condition, compared
4. state, matched
5. situation, contrast


4. He would choose _____ travel by metro rather _______ by any other means of transport.
1. for, to
2. to, than
3. in, so
4. not, if
5. at, about


5. His important document was _______ at the airport so he _____ a complaint to the authority.
1. taken, registered
2. stolen, filed
3. given, gave
4. found, register
5. sneaked, put


6. The team defeated the opponents ______ after the coach has given ______.
1. to innings, an advice
2. in inning, advised
3. by innings, adivce
4. from the inning, advices
5. with an inning, the advices


7. We need to make ______that bidding process that we ________ place is absolutely bullet- proof.
1. correct, put out
2. ensure, put from
3. confirm, put out
4. sure, put in
5. verify, put in


8. As he _______, the substitute just brushed a post ______ a kick. 
1. tick in, through
2. ticking down, by
3. ticked down, with
4. tick under, via
5. tick for, from


9. Both the teams were unable ______ rival defence as ball was _____ to midfield.
1. to smash, held
2. to break, confined
3. to crack, launched
4. to fail, confirmed
5. to strain, defined


10. It was the kind _______ that many ______ expected to prove too much.
1. moment, must
2. of time, shall have
3. of situation, would have
4. instance, have
5. of instant, will have



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Answers:

1. have, for
2. tried, unable
3. condition, compared
4. to, than
5. stolen, filed
6. by innings, adivce
7. sure, put in
8. ticked down, with
9. to break, confined
10. of situation, would have

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